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Nimona by Noelle
The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle
Stevenson, babsed on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate
awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it "a deadpan
Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in
this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson.
Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus
conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color
graphic novel is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to
win Noelle many new ones.
It's summer, and after ten
years away, Allie Beckett has returned to her family's cabin beside tranquil
Butternut Lake, where as a teenager she spent so many carefree days. She's
promised her five-year-old son, Wyatt, they will be happy there. She's promised
herself this is the place to begin again after her husband's death in
Afghanistan. The cabin holds so many wonderful memories, but from the moment she
crosses its threshold Allie is seized with doubts. Has she done the right thing
uprooting her little boy from the only home he's ever known?
Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a stranger in his native land
young Native American, Abel has come home from a foreign war to find himself
caught between two worlds. The first is the world of his father's, wedding him
to the rhythm of the seasons, the harsh beauty of the land, and the ancient
rites and traditions of his people. But the other world—modern, industrial
America—pulls at Abel, demanding his loyalty, claiming his soul, goading him
into a destructive, compulsive cycle of dissipation and disgust. And the young
man, torn in two, descends into hell.
The mind of Ray Bradbury
is a wonder-filled carnival of delight and terror that stretches from the
verdant Irish countryside to the coldest reaches of outer space. Yet all his
work is united by one common thread: a vivid and profound understanding of the
vast set of emotions that bring strength and mythic resonance to our frail
species. Bradbury's characters may find themselves anywhere and anywhen. Each of
these magnificent creations has something to tell us about our humanity—and all
of their fates await you in this new trade edition of twenty-eight classic
Bradbury stories and one luscious poem. Travel on an unpredictable and
unforgettable literary journey—safe in the hands of one the century's great men
Johnny Gunther was only
seventeen years old when he died of a brain tumor. During the months of his
illness, everyone near him was unforgettably impressed by his level-headed
courage, his wit and quiet friendliness, and, above all, his unfaltering
patience through times of despair. This deeply moving book is a father's memoir
of a brave, intelligent, and spirited boy.
wants everything to be perfect. An overprotective single mother of two,
she is acutely aware of the statistical dangers lurking around every
corner—which makes her snap decision to aid a stranded motorist wholly
uncharacteristic. Len Bean is stuck on the shoulder with Olivia, his
relentlessly curious, learning disabled ten-year-old daughter. To the chagrin of
Rachel's children, who are about to be linked to the most-mocked girl in school,
Rachel and Len begin dating. And when Len receives terrible news, little Olivia
needs a hero more than ever.
From Avon Impulse: Michelle Cabot reluctantly returns home
to central Florida, having inherited her father's cattle ranch—and the mountain
of bills that go with it. But Michelle's determined to turn things around, even
as she discovers she's heavily indebted to neighboring rancher John Rafferty, a
man she's spent ten years trying to forget.
Well known for his onstage
persona, the "Starchild," Paul Stanley has written a memoir with a gripping
blend of personal revelations and gritty war stories about the highs and lows
both inside and outside of KISS. Taking readers through the series of events
that led to the founding of KISS, the personal relationships that helped shape
his life, and the turbulent dynamics among his bandmates over the past forty
years, this book leaves no one unscathed—including Stanley himself.
High-Purpose Company, corporate strategist and researcher Christine Arena
shows that some extraordinary companies are driven by purpose, whereas others
simply pretend to be. The High-Purpose Company draws a clear line in
the sand, enabling readers to easily distinguish between these two groups—and
make a giant leap forward.
Chat Tonight with Alison Gaylin and Megan Abbott!
mystery writers Alison Gaylin and Megan Abbott for a
Facebook chat on the Book Club Girl page! They
will discuss their latest (and soon-to-be-published) books, writing, and answer
any questions from their fans!
The one-hour chat starts tonight, March
24th, at 7:30pm ET. Bring your questions! Book Club Girl will pick a random
participant to receive a copy of Gaylin's new hardcover, What Remains of
a Chance to Win an Advance Reading Copy and Playing Cards of The Bridge
Ladies by Betsy Lerner
A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides
an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her
mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where
we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life. By turns darkly funny and
deeply moving, The Bridge Ladies is the unforgettable story of a
hard-won—but never-too-late—bond between mother and daughter.
the alchemy of a grand game, Betsy Lerner has woven a universal coming of age
story for both mother and daughter. A poignant, humorous and often painful
struggle through the pageantry of playing cards; a woman's face on every
one." — Patti Smith, author of Just Kids and M
Enter for your chance to win an Advance Reading Copy
of The Bridge
Ladiesbefore it goes on sale May 3rd, plus a set of customized playing