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Emma Donoghue, author of Frog Music

In the summer of 1876, San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice --- if he doesn't track her down first.

Week of February 23, 2015

Releases for the week of February 23rd include the 2014 National Book Award winner REDEPLOYMENT, Phil Klay’s debut short story collection that takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned; THE CITY, the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people, with shattering consequences; and MARGARITA WEDNESDAYS, in which Deborah Rodriguez takes us along on her inspiring journey of self-discovery and renewal after she is forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007.