The Twelve-Mile Straight

Author: Eleanor Henderson

Category: Literary Fiction

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Deal starts: November 18, 2018

Deal ends: November 18, 2018

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From New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Henderson, an audacious American epic set in rural Georgia during the years of the Depression and Prohibition.Cotton County, Georgia, 1930: in a house full of secrets, two babies-one light-skinned, the other dark-are born to Elma Jesup, a white sharecropper’s daughter. Accused of her rape, field hand Genus Jackson is lynched and dragged behind a truck down the Twelve-Mile Straight, the road to the nearby town. In the aftermath, the farm’s inhabitants are forced to contend with their complicity in a series of events that left a man dead and a family irrevocably fractured.Despite the prying eyes and curious whispers of the townspeople, Elma begins to raise her babies as best as she can, under the roof of her mercurial father, Juke, and with the help of Nan, the young black housekeeper who is as close to Elma as a sister. But soon it becomes clear that the ties that bind all of them together are more intricate than any could have ever imagined. As startling revelations mount, a web of lies begins to collapse around the family, destabilizing their precarious world and forcing all to reckon with the painful truth.Acclaimed author Eleanor Henderson has returned with a novel that combines the intimacy of a family drama with the staggering presence of a great Southern saga. Tackling themes of racialized violence, social division, and financial crisis, The Twelve-Mile Straight is a startlingly timely, emotionally resonant, and magnificent tour de force.

Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Author: Kate Atkinson

Category: Literary Fiction

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Deal starts: November 17, 2018

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A deeply moving family story of happiness and heartbreak, Behind the Scenes at the Museum is bestselling author Kate Atkinson's award-winning literary debut. National Bestseller Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year Ruby Lennox begins narrating her life at the moment of conception, and from there takes us on a whirlwind tour of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of an English girl determined to learn about her family and its secrets.

The Age of Miracles

Author: Karen Thompson Walker

Category: Literary Fiction

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Deal starts: November 17, 2018

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER     “It’s never the disasters you see coming that finally come to pass—it’s the ones you don’t expect at all,” says Julia, in this spellbinding novel of catastrophe and survival by a superb new writer. Luminous, suspenseful, unforgettable, The Age of Miracles tells the haunting and beautiful story of Julia and her family as they struggle to live in a time of extraordinary change.   On an ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia awakes to discover that something has happened to the rotation of the earth. The days and nights are growing longer and longer; gravity is affected; the birds, the tides, human behavior, and cosmic rhythms are thrown into disarray. In a world that seems filled with danger and loss, Julia also must face surprising developments in herself, and in her personal world—divisions widening between her parents, strange behavior by her friends, the pain and vulnerability of first love, a growing sense of isolation, and a surprising, rebellious new strength. With crystalline prose and the indelible magic of a born storyteller, Karen Thompson Walker gives us a breathtaking portrait of people finding ways to go on in an ever-evolving world.

The Little Red Boat

Author: John Ethier

Category: Literary Fiction

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Deal starts: November 16, 2018

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Sometimes life goes according to plan. Sometimes it doesn’t.?Jamie Sullivan was the star of his high school basketball team, about to go play for a major university. He seemed to have a bright future ahead of him. Angel McDermott was a troubled young man with an academic scholarship and a knack for finding problems. He was hoping that a change of scenery would help him to move on from a past that he very much wanted to forget.?The Little Red Boat tracks the journey of these two best friends from a sleepy little town in northern Minnesota to the unforgiving city of Los Angeles. They find that while the weather is a lot different, many of their problems are still the same.

First Family

Author: Alice Langholt

Category: Literary Fiction

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Deal starts: November 15, 2018

Deal ends: November 15, 2018

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2016 Finalist in the Reader's Favorite International Book Awards Contest for Inspirational Fiction. First Family will transport you into the Garden, and out of it again, in first person accounts from Adam, Eve, Cain, and Abel's lives through the familiar story of the "real" First Family. Recognize yourself in every character as the story presents vivid themes of wonder, parenting, grief, struggles for faith, enduring love, and hope. You'll never think of the story the same way again. You may have heard the story of Adam and Eve. But, the biblical account leaves many questions unanswered. How did Eve entice Adam to eat that fateful fruit? What did God think about their disobedience? How did they figure out how to survive outside the garden? What did Eve think about being pregnant? What were Cain and Abel like as kids, and how did they get along with their parents? Why did Abel and Cain decide to make an offering to God, and what were God's reasons for rejecting Cain's? What happened when Cain killed Abel, and what was it like for Adam and Eve to discover what had happened? First Family is a modern language journey through the story of Adam and Eve, told by the characters themselves, as they fill in the gaps in the story with breathtakingly real first person descriptions of growth, discoveries, angst, joy, determination, and heart. First Family is today's voice for the story behind the familiar story of Adam and Eve. Themes of love, loss, grief and faith will resonate with every reader.View videos of author and collaborator reading excerpts from First Family on YouTube at http://tinyurl.com/firstfamily-readings

Winnerland

Author: J.R. Barrett

Category: Literary Fiction

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Deal starts: November 14, 2018

Deal ends: November 14, 2018

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What happens when a sheltered only child and a street-wise orphan are forced to work together in order to stay alive? Two strangers, Caleb and Jael, are thrown together under dire circumstances, joined at the hip, as their captors say. Their singlular focus? Survival. A gripping story of courage, determination, sacrifice and survival. A pre-apocalyptic tale told in vivid terms by our hero, Caleb Wiseman.