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Fortune Smiles: Stories

by Johnson, Adam

In six masterly stories, Pulitzer Prize winner author Adam Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal.

Between the World and Me

by Coates, Ta-Nehisi

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?

Challenger Deep

by Shusterman, Neal and Shusterman, Brendan

A captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.

Voyage of the Sable Venus

by Lewis, Robin Coste

A stunning poetry debut: this meditation on the black female figure throughout time introduces us to a brave and penetrating new voice.



by Klay, Phil

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction. Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned.

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

by Osnos, Evan

A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation.

Faithful And Virtuous Night: Poems

by Glück, Louise

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry. Faithful and Virtuous Night tells a single story but the parts are mutable, the great sweep of its narrative mysterious and fateful, heartbreaking and charged with wonder.

Brown Girl Dreaming

by Woodson, Jacqueline

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Young People's Literature and a Newbery Honor Book. Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.


The Good Lord Bird

by Mcbride, James

From the bestselling author of The Color of Water and Song Yet Sung comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown's antislavery crusade--and who must pass as a girl to survive.

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, First Edition

by Packer, George

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America is an unsettling history of the US that attempts to document the massive political and economic changes that have taken place in the last three decades in the United States.

The Thing About Luck

by Kadohata, Cynthia and Kuo, Julia

There is bad luck, good luck, and making your own luck--which is exactly what Summer must do to save her family in this novel from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata.

Incarnadine: Poems

by Szybist, Mary

In Incarnadine, Mary Szybist restlessly seeks out places where meaning might take on new color.

The Thing About Luck

by Kadohata, Cynthia

'Kouun is "good luck" in Japanese, and one year my family had none of it.' Just when Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong, an emergency whisks her parents away to Japan, right before harvest season.


The Round House

by Erdrich, Louise

One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

by Boo, Katherine

From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities.

Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations

by Ferry, David

The passionate nature and originality of Ferry's prosodic daring works are transformations that take your breath away.

Goblin Secrets

by Alexander, William

A boy joins a theatrical troupe of goblins to find his missing brother.In the town of Zombay, there is a witch named Graba who has clockwork chicken legs and moves her house around--much like the fairy tale figure of Baba Yaga.


Salvage the Bones

by Ward, Jesmyn

Winner of the 2011 National Book Award. As Hurricane Katrina is building over the Gulf of Mexico, a poor family deals with the life and breeding of a winner pitbull and a teen's hidden pregnancy. Each family member has their own story and strong character.

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

by Greenblatt, Stephen

One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it.

Head Off & Split: Poems

by Finney, Nikky

The poems in Nikky Finney's breathtaking new collection Head Off & Split sustain a sensitive and intense dialogue with emblematic figures and events in African American life.

Inside Out and Back Again

by Lai, Thanhha

No one would believe me but at times I would choose wartime in Saigon over peacetime in Alabama.


Lord of Misrule

by Gordon, Jaimy

A brilliant novel that captures the dusty, dark, and beautiful world of small-time horse racing, where trainers, jockeys, grooms and grifters vie for what little luck is offered at a run-down West Virginia track .

Just Kids

by Smith, Patti

Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography.


by Erskine, Kathryn

In Caitlin's world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad. Anything in between is confusing. That's the stuff Caitlin's older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devon's dead and Dad is no help at all.


by Hayes, Terrance

In his fourth collection, Terrance Hayes investigates how we construct experience. With one foot firmly grounded in the everyday and the other hovering in the air, his poems braid dream and reality into a poetry that is both dark and buoyant.

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