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Decade of Disunion: How Massachusetts and South Carolina Led the Way to Civil War, 1849–1861

Based on extensive primary research, this detailed case study will magnetize readers interested in U.S. Civil War history and politics.

A Good Bad Boy: Luke Perry and How a Generation Grew Up

A satisfying portrait of Luke Perry that’s presented as a hybrid narrative.

The Rulebreaker: The Life and Times of Barbara Walters

A definitive and deeply researched biography, likely to be in high demand at all libraries, especially those with book clubs. Perfect for future journalists and young people who may not know what women went through to break into careers that were traditionally unwelcoming to them.

Say Hello to My Little Friend

Hilarious in places, poignant in others, this novel is a literary dessert not to miss.


A thoughtful, unflinching examination of all of the ways in which women (especially women of color) conform to fit others’ expectations, how damaging that can be, and the empowerment of subverting constraints. For readers who appreciated Kate Elizabeth Russell’s My Dark Vanessa.

The Counterfeit Countess: The Jewish Woman Who Rescued Thousands of Poles During the Holocaust

A full portrait of a woman who saved thousands in Nazi-occupied Poland, with broad appeal for readers interested in Holocaust and eastern European history and survivor’s stories.

The Bullet Swallower

This is a Western full of classic tropes, but it also surprises with its philosophical examination of generational trauma, justice and retribution, and racism and politics. The supernatural element ties together the timelines and the themes, adding resonance. With a powerfully drawn setting and viscerally convincing characters, James’s novel is a strong addition to any general fiction collection.

Everywhere an Oink Oink: An Embittered, Dyspeptic, and Accurate Report of Forty Years in Hollywood

Mamet’s staccato, derisive, episodic, raw-language writing will enchant fans.

All You Need To Know About the Music Business: 11th Ed

If there’s a recording artist’s bible to the music business, this is it. For anyone trying to carve out a living in this challenging industry.

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