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BRIAN PAYTON

“In this gripping, meditative second novel, Brian Payton explores this nearly forgotten chapter of American history.”—New York Times Book Review

“Powerful… thoughtfully conceived…The pages of this book practically turn themselves… By turns greathearted and grim, The Wind Is Not a River probes the reasons for, and the consequences of, the human practice of war…this story may haunt you long after you’ve put the book down.”—Seattle Times

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NANCY PEARL

“Nancy Pearl understands the desperate, confused, needy heart that beats under the surface of even the most dysfunctional of relationships, and exposes it with wit and genuine love. Oh, and you’ll never think about football the same way again.”—Katherine Heiny, author of Single, Carefree, Mellow

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SARAH PEKKANEN

“Pekkanen deftly intertwines four stories into a tapestry depicting the frayed seams underlying small-town American domesticity. A mistress of women’s fiction, Pekkanen transforms clichéd suburban troubles—from adolescent drama to infidelity—into a compelling, suspenseful tale.”—Kirkus

“A gossipy page-turner.”—Glamour

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MICHAEL PERINO

“Perino’s narrative is a lucid account of period banking and stock-market swindles and a crackerjack legal drama, as Pecora’s cunning, relentless questioning demolished the bankers’ evasions. (The Sicilian immigrant’s triumph over the WASP financial elite also heralded a social revolution, the author contends.) Perino’s book is a trenchant, entertaining study of the New Deal’s heroic beginnings, one with obvious relevance to latter-day efforts to rein in Wall Street’s excesses.“—Publishers Weekly

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TODD JAMES PIERCE

Three Years in Wonderland is one of the most important contributions ever made to Disney parks history. Meticulously researched, it is a revolutionary book which sheds new light on the early days of Disneyland. Written with passion and talent, Todd Pierce’s magnum opus is a fascinating read for Disney enthusiasts and history buffs alike.“—Didier Ghez, author of Disneyland Paris: From Sketch to Reality; Disney’s Grand Tour: Walt and Roy’s European Vacation, Summer 1935; and They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Golden Age

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DANIEL POLANSKY

“Daniel Polansky is one of my favorite new writers. Again and again, he manages to reinvent and invent well-worn genres. Imagine a mash-up of Trainspotting and Harry Potter and you might end up with something as wonderfully gonzo as A City Dreaming. M is a gloriously under-achieving, couch-surfing mage for the Instagram generation.”—David S. Goyer, co-writer of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy and Man of Steel

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DANIEL PYNE

“All three stories sustain noir conventions: smart, smart-aleck male main characters; women menaced by corrupt and powerful men; daunting weather; a staccato prose style; and an existential attitude. The stories end, mostly, happily (at least for the survivors), and ultimately hope is affirmed despite depressing meteorological conditions. Overall, three engaging and satisfying adventures. A worthy addition to the shelf, between “noir” and now.“―Kirkus Reviews

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