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Fall Preview 2014

Fall is known as the biggest season of the year for books. The titles that release during this latter part of the year often become holiday gifts. Here are some picks that we know people will be talking about over the next few months.

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Diane Chamberlain, author of Necessary Lies

Set in rural Grace County, North Carolina in a time of state-mandated sterilizations and racial tension, NECESSARY LIES tells the story of two young women, seemingly worlds apart, but both haunted by tragedy. A social worker and a 15-year-old are thrown together and must ask themselves: how can you know what you believe is right, when everyone is telling you it’s wrong?

Week of October 6, 2014

Releases for the week of October 6th include COMMAND AUTHORITY, the final published book by Tom Clancy, who passed away in October 2013 at the age of 66; THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE, a memoir by Ann Patchett that examines her deepest commitments --- to writing, family, friends, dogs, books and her husband; THE LUMINARIES, Eleanor Catton's Man Booker Prize-winning novel that evokes a mid-19th-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust; and LITTLE FAILURE, the all-too true story of an immigrant family betting its future on America, as told by a lifelong misfit (Gary Shteyngart) who finally finds a place for himself in the world through books and words.

Diane Chamberlain, author of Necessary Lies

It is 1960 in North Carolina and the lives of Ivy Hart and Jane Forrester couldn’t be more different. Fifteen-year-old Ivy lives with her family as tenants on a small tobacco farm, but when her parents die, Ivy is left to care for her grandmother, older sister and nephew. As she struggles with her grandmother’s aging, her sister’s mental illness and her own epilepsy, she realizes they might need more than she can give.