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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

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 A refrain we read often in Vanishing New York is "This is not natural." After spending a decade pseudonymously chronicling the dramatic changes to the character of his beloved New York City, blogger Jeremiah Moss has written a book booming with thunderous passion and fury. A scathing critique of the massive rezoning and corporate-led gentrification that took place under Mayor Bloomberg - a process which has since been exported to cities the world over - Moss takes us on a historical and sociological tour through every street and alleyway in New York, exposing the once-radiant urban character that has been rapidly papered over, creating massive inequality in its wake. Even among the glut of recently-released books on the subject of gentrification, this is a must-read!

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ISBN: 9780062439697
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Published: Dey Street Books - July 25th, 2017