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This is an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise - to the middle class, to political power, to fame in the movies - and find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary India. Megha Majumdar writes with dazzling assurance at a breakneck pace on complex themes that read here as the components of a thriller: class, fate, corruption, justice, and what it feels like to face profound obstacles and yet nurture big dreams in a country spinning toward extremism. Print run 15,000.
Decades ago, after the death of his wife, Texas ranch hand JT Tucker took his three small daughters to California to start a new life. He eventually built the biggest ranch in California. But when he dies suddenly at the age of sixty-four, the ranch is inherited by his three daughters. The paper trail JT leaves behind begins to reveal much more than the three sisters ever guessed about who he really was. It will turn their world upside down, and each of them must grapple with a new reality, strengthening their relationships with one another, and discovering who they are now as grown women. Print run 400,000.
With lively wit and humour, Dr. Katie Mack takes readers on a mind-bending look at the five different ways the universe could end, and the mind-blowing lessons each scenario reveals about the most important concepts in physics. Guiding us through major concepts in quantum mechanics, cosmology, string theory, and much more, this is a wildly fun, surprisingly upbeat ride to the farthest reaches of all that we know. Print run 125,000.
In 1947, photographer and war correspondent Janey Everett arrives at a remote surfing village on the Hawaiian island of Kauai to research a planned biography of forgotten aviation pioneer Sam Mallory, who joined the loyalist forces in the Spanish Civil War and never returned. Obsessed with Sam's fate, Janey has tracked down Irene Lindquist whom she believes might actually be the legendary Irene Foster, Mallory's onetime student and flying partner. As Irene spins her tale to its searing conclusion, Janey's past gathers its own power. The duel between the two women takes a heartstopping turn. Print run 150,000.
Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, this novel tells of a people living in fear amid environmental degradation wrought by an American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from drinking toxic water. Left with few choices, the people of Kosawa decide to fight back. Their struggle will last for decades and come at a steep price. Told from the perspective of a generation of children and the family of a girl named Thula who grows up to become a revolutionary. Author of "Behold the Dreamers." Print run 75,000.
Mrazek, Robert J.
With a wealth of original sources including taped interviews, personal journals, and unpublished memoirs, award-winning military historian and former Congressman Robert J. Mrazek brings to light the long-hidden American patriot, Florence Finch. This is the riveting story of an unsung World War II hero who saved countless American lives in the Philippines. Print run 35,000.
Charlie Besson is about to have an insane job interview. Kathi Kannon, star of stage and screen, needs an assistant. Charlie gets the job and embarks on an odyssey filled with late night shopping sprees, last minute trips to see the aurora borealis, and an initiation to that most sacred of Hollywood tribes: the personal assistant. But Kathi becomes much more than a boss, and as their friendship grows, Charlie must make a choice. Byron Lane is a former personal assistant to Carrie Fisher. Print run 100,000.
Illuminating some of the most fraught and common issues confronting women, this is a powerful, emotionally resonant story about Rose and Lily Winters - twins who are so close they can feel each other's emotions. But their connection can be destructive. Like most women, the twins have struggled with their bodies and food since childhood. Now, the adult Rose is living in a rehabilitation facility for anorexics. Lily, her sole visitor, is struggling, too. A kindergarten teacher, she dates abusive men, in search of the close yet complicated companionship she lost when she became separated from Rose. Print run 35,000.