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Lots of Love For New Books This Month

 

February is a great month for readers with its traditional surge in new titles, and we’re featuring a sampling of some of the best below. And while books are lovely Valentine presents (they don’t need watering, are calorie-free, and not a tie), they also make great gifts for all sorts of occasions throughout the year, including special celebrations and thank yous to important people in your life (including yourself). 

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A Train Through Time: A Life, Real and Imagined by Elizabeth Farnsworth. This beautiful memoir by the former PBS NewsHour correspondent not only recounts her years spent reporting from danger zones such as Cambodia and Iraq but also reveals a more personal side. The newly motherless Farnsworth, nine years old, tells the story of her cross-country train trip with her father where she searches for her mother at each stop.

 Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. The long-awaited first novel from the acclaimed satirist and author of Tenth of December a moving and original father-son story set in 1862 and featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented. Also avaialble on CD, with a166-person full cast features award-winning actors and musicians.

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak.  "A love letter to the 1980s, adolescence, technology, nerd-dom, and Vanna White, The Impossible Fortress will make you laugh and remind you of how much is possible when you're fourteen." -- David Ebershoff, bestselling author of The Danish Girl

Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese. From the dawn of the twentieth century to the devastation of World War II, this exhilarating novel of love, war, art, and family gives voice to two extraordinary women and brings to life the true story behind the creation and near destruction of Gustav Klimt's most remarkable paintings.
 
Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast by Megan Marshall. From a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a brilliantly rendered life of one of our most admired American poets. Drawing on a newly discovered cache of Bishop's letters, Marshall reveals a much darker childhood than has been known, a secret affair, and the last chapter of her passionate romance with the Brazilian modernist designer Lota de Macedo Soares.
 
Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge by Helen Rappaport. The bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters here provides a vivid chronicle of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold. 

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reads from her memoir, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life.

"In this exquisite, intimate, lyrical memoir, Yiyun Li reveals her life in flashes appended to an arrestingly coherent philosophy of time, self, and place. Uniting the discipline of a scientist with the empathy of a novelist, she scatters profound and often difficult truths through these generous, wise, challenging pages."-- Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon and Far from the Tree

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:30pm
Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399589096
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-2 days
Published: Random House - February 21st, 2017

In her first nonfiction book, award-winning novelist Yiyun Li explores the questions we ask ourselves as readers and writers, as citizens and solitary travelers, as parents and children: How does one make life livable?

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