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This Could Hurt: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062660763
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Published: Harper - January 9th, 2018

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When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735210622
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 9th, 2018

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Swallowing Mercury Cover Image
By Wioletta Greg, Eliza Marciniak (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781945492044
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Published: Transit Books - September 12th, 2017

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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250158062
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - January 5th, 2018

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Red Clocks Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316434812
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Published: Little Brown and Company - January 16th, 2018

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Her Body and Other Parties: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977887
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 3rd, 2017

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Autonomous Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765392077
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Published: Tor Books - September 19th, 2017

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The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101885963
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Published: Del Rey Books - December 5th, 2017

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The Perfect Nanny Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143132172
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Published: Penguin Books - January 9th, 2018

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Elmet Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616208424
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 5th, 2017

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The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 1: 1940-1956 Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780062740434
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Published: Harper - October 17th, 2017

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The Kings of Big Spring: God, Oil, and One Family's Search for the American Dream Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250058911
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 6th, 2018

Bust and boom, drought and flood, gushers and sandstorms: not much about West Texas isn't extreme.  Bryan Mealer has written his own family's saga from his great-grandfather to present day, and given us a regional history of West Texas to boot. These are diasporas of desperation, bungee tethered to oil town Big Spring, as cotton and cattle die, and oil wells and reservoirs run dry. The prayers of their Pentecostal congregations can't stop their ranches from going seven years without rain. Bob Wills's Western swing band  makes an extended appearance, as does an unforgettable wildcatter amalgam of James Dean's Jett Rink and "Dallas's" Cliff Barnes. But you'll keep reading most for the family members, like sixteen year old Homer, who drives a cattle trailer solo from Texas to the L.A. stockyards and back.