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Week of September 2, 2019

Paperback releases for the week of September 2nd include HEARTLAND by Sarah Smarsh, an eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in America that will deepen our understanding of the ways in which class shapes our country; LOOK ALIVE TWENTY-FIVE, the 25th entry in Janet Evanovich's mystery series starring Stephanie Plum, who faces the toughest puzzle of her career; SHE WOULD BE KING, Wayétu Moore’s powerful debut novel that reimagines the dramatic story of Liberia’s early years through three unforgettable characters who share an uncommon bond; THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD, the full story behind Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman's epic romance --- presented in a series of intimate conversations between the couple, including photos, anecdotes and the occasional puzzle; and ANNELIES, David Gillham's breathtaking new novel that asks the question: What if Anne Frank survived the Holocaust?

The National Book Awards 2018

The winners of the 2018 National Book Award in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People's Literature were announced at the 69th National Book Awards Benefit Dinner and Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on November 14, 2018.

Sarah Smarsh, author of Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

During Sarah Smarsh’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and’90s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country’s changing economic policies solidified her family’s place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country and examine the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less.