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Week of January 7, 2019

Paperback releases for the week of January 7th include THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT by Chris Bohjalian, a spellbinding psychological thriller in which a flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man --- and no idea what happened; MACBETH, Jo Nesbø's retelling of Shakespeare’s dark and tragic play, which centers on a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem; THE LARGESSE OF THE SEA MAIDEN, a story collection from Denis Johnson finished shortly before his death that finds him contemplating the ghosts of the past and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves; and Dave Eggers' THE MONK OF MOKHA, the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.

Emma Rous, author of The Au Pair

Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother, Danny, were born in the middle of summer at their family's estate on the Norfolk coast. Within hours of their birth, their mother threw herself from the cliffs, the au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of dark cloaks, changelings, and the aloof couple who drew a young nanny into their inner circle. Now an adult, Seraphine mourns the recent death of her father. While going through his belongings, she uncovers a family photograph that raises dangerous questions.