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Matthew Lysiak, author of Newtown: An American Tragedy

The world mourned the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012. Now comes a startling, comprehensive look at this tragedy, and into the mind of the unstable killer, Adam Lanza. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and a decade’s worth of emails from Lanza’s mother to close friends that chronicled his slow slide into mental illness, NEWTOWN pieces together the perfect storm that led to this unspeakable act of violence that shattered so many lives.

Week of October 20, 2014

Releases for the week of October 20th include THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN by Mitch Albom, which tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife; ANDREW'S BRAIN, in which E.L. Doctorow takes readers on a radical trip into the mind of a man who, more than once, has been the inadvertent agent of disaster; and NEWTOWN: An American Tragedy, Matthew Lysiak's examination of the facts surrounding Newtown --- not only of that horrific day, but the perfect storm of mental instability and obsession that preceded it and, in the aftermath of unspeakable heartbreak, the controversy that continues to play out on the national stage.