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Roz Chast, longtime creator of the squiggly, charmingly absurd New Yorker cartoons, has written a profoundly moving meditation on mortality and the bonds between parents and children.  Chast’s memoir, the story of her 90-something parents' final stages of life, tugs at the heartstrings while being as hilarious and vividly weird as you'd expect.

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ISBN: 9781632861016
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 13th, 2016

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Tom Perrotta once again showcases his gift for writing across age and gender in this hilarious and tender exploration of the boundaries that define our modern society and what happens when one decides to break through. When empty-nester and divorced mom Eve sends her only son Brendan off to college, both find their lives upended and swept in unexpected directions. Holding a funhouse mirror up to our modern era, Mrs. Fletcher is an instantly relatable read.

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ISBN: 9781501144028
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Published: Scribner - August 2017

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The newest entry in the growing genre of Iraq War literature, Brave Deeds falls right in place next to other instant classics such as The Yellow Birds and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. Iraq veteran David Abrams portrays the soldiers and their war as powerfully and evocatively as only an insider can. Following a platoon on a mission to attend the memorial service for their beloved NCO, we are taken on an unflinching journey into the heart of the war, getting to know these soldiers as a group and as individuals. A powerful, well-told tale.

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ISBN: 9780802126863
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - August 2017