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October 6, 2015

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of October 5th and October 12th that we think will be of interest to readers.

Lewis Carroll

If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.



Jennifer Jenkins

With her degree in History and Secondary Education, Jennifer had every intention of teaching teens to love George Washington and appreciate the finer points of ancient battle stratagem. (Seriously, she’s obsessed with ancient warfare.) However, life had different plans in store when the writing began. As a proud member of Writers Cubed, and a co-founder of the Teen Author Boot Camp, she feels blessed to be able to fulfill both her ambition to work with teens as well as write Young Adult fiction.

Kenneth Oppel

Kenneth Oppel has published more than 15 books for children. In 1995, he won the Air Canada Award for the best Canadian writer under the age of 30. Formerly Books for Young People Editor at Quill & Quire magazine, he now writes full time. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and children.

Week of October 26, 2015

Releases for the week of October 26th include THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL, the latest memoir from actress Brooke Shields, author of the bestseller DOWN CAME THE RAIN, who explores her relationship with her unforgettable mother, Teri; WHEN LIONS ROAR, the first comprehensive history of the deeply entwined personal and public lives of the Churchills and the Kennedys, and what their “special relationship” meant for Great Britain and the United States; and DON'T GIVE UP, DON'T GIVE IN, a powerful and inspiring book in which American hero Louis Zamperini shares his wisdom, values, lessons, secrets and other insights gleaned from his remarkable experiences.

Week of October 19, 2015

Releases for the week of October 19th include NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL, a hilarious, wise and fiercely candid collection of personal essays from Lena Dunham, the acclaimed creator, producer and star of HBO’s "Girls"; THE SACRIFICE, a novel by Joyce Carol Oates that illuminates the tragic impact of sexual violence, racism, brutality and power on innocent lives, and probes the persistence of stereotypes, the nature of revenge, the complexities of truth, and our insatiable hunger for sensationalism; and Andrew Roberts' NAPOLEON: A Life, the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon’s 33,000 letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation.

Week of October 12, 2015

Releases for the week of October 12th include Christmas-themed novels from Debbie Macomber (MR. MIRACLE), Mary Kay Andrews (CHRISTMAS BLISS), Sandra Dallas (A QUILT FOR CHRISTMAS) and Elin Hilderbrand (WINTER STREET); VANESSA AND HER SISTER by Priya Parmar, a spellbinding story of the inseparable bond between Virginia Woolf and her sister, the gifted painter Vanessa Bell, and the real-life betrayal that threatened to destroy their family; and STALIN: Volume I: PARADOXES OF POWER, 1878-1928, Stephen Kotkin's biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world, recasting the way we think about the Soviet Union, revolution, dictatorship and the 20th century.

Week of October 5, 2015

Releases for the week of October 5th include AFTER THE WIND, in which Lou Kasischke (a consultant on the movie Everest) tells the harrowing story of what went wrong on Mount Everest the day that eight climbers died, the worst tragedy in the mountain's history; THE INNOVATORS, Walter Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet, and a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative; and LILA, which marks a return to Gilead for Marilynne Robinson, who tells the unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe and wonder.

Zora Neale Hurston

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.


Zora Neale Hurston

Victor de LaPrade

It is incontestable that music induces in us a sense of the infinite and the contemplation of the invisible.


Victor de LaPrade