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Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules
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Jincy Willett's beloved characters return in Amy Among the Serial Killers , a wickedly smart and funny take on the thriller genre by one of our most acclaimed literary humorists.

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Meet Depression-era newlyweds Bennie and Stella. He’s reckless, she’s naive. Longing for freedom from tough times, they rob a bank, setting off a series of events that quickly spin out of their contro…
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Jenny and the Jaws of Life: Short Stories
In these wonderfully funny and poignant stories, Willett's eccentric, complex characters think and do the unconventional. Soft, euphonic women gradually grow old; weak, unhappy men confront love and t…
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A brilliantly funny exploration of the treacherous state of adulthood by the Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist.

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A brand-new book of hilarious and insightful personal essays by the iconic, irresistible Sloane Crosley.

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Arthur Ellis Award-winning author Grand Master Award of Crime Writers of Canada (2018) The “queen of Canadian crime fiction” ( Winnipeg Free Press ) returns with the 19th installment in the Joanne Kil…
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Are you lacking direction in how to whip up a swanky soiree for lumberjacks? A dinner party for white-collar workers? A festive gathering for the grieving? Don't despair. Take a cue from entertaining …
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Sing to It: New Stories
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Demons and Druids (Daniel X, #3)
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Daniel X's hunt to eliminate each and every intergalactic criminal on Earth is always relentless, but this time, it's getting personal. Number Three on the List of Alien Outlaws takes the form of ragi…
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Don't Worry, It Gets Worse: One Twentysomething's (Mostly Failed) Attempts at Adulthood
Alida Nugent graduated college with a degree in one hand and a drink in the other, eager to trade in parties and all-nighters for "the real world.” But post-grad wasn’t the glam life she imagined. Soo…
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House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East
“Evocative and beautifully written, House of Stone . . . should be read by anyone who wishes to understand the agonies and hopes of the Middle East.” — Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and a…
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From the New York Times-bestselling author Sloane Crosley comes Look Alive Out There―a brand-new collection of essays filled with her trademark hilarity, wit, and charm. The characteristic heart and p…
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What About the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction
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After decades of significant progress, the prospects of women and girls in Afg…
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Nuclear Family
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Set in the months leading up to the 2018 nuclear missile false alarm, a Korean American family living in Hawai'i faces the fallout of their eldest son's attempt to run across the Demilitarized Zone in…
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Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman
A hilarious collection of stories from the life of the New York Times bestselling author of Look Again At last, together in one collection, are Lisa Scottoline’s wildly popular Philadelphia Inquirer c…
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The Raft is a horror short story by Stephen King first published as a booklet included with Gallery in November 1982, and collected in King's 1985 collection Skeleton Crew.
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The Partly Cloudy Patriot
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Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and, in doing so, investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. In this insightful and funny collection of personal stories Vowell—widely hailed f…
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