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Week of January 26, 2015

Releases for the week of January 26th include Karin Slaughter's first stand-alone novel, COP TOWN, an epic story of a city in the midst of seismic upheaval, a serial killer targeting cops, and a divided police force tasked with bringing a madman to justice; Isabel Allende's RIPPER, a fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco; and CALL ME BURROUGHS by Beat historian Barry Miles, the first full-length biography of Augusten Burroughs to be published in a quarter century --- and the first one to chronicle the last decade of Burroughs' life and examine his long-term cultural legacy.

Rebecca Mead, author of My Life in Middlemarch

Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal town when she first read George Eliot's MIDDLEMARCH. After gaining admission to Oxford and moving to the US to become a journalist, through several love affairs, then marriage and family, Mead read and reread MIDDLEMARCH, which offered her something that modern life and literature did not. Here, she leads us into the life that the book made for her, as well as the many lives the novel has led since it was written.