Revival - Stephen King

From the storyteller who has kept us frightened for years both on the page and on the screen, comes Revival (Scribner, $30). The story starts out, as is so often the case with Stephen King’s shadowy world, in a small and seemingly average town in the Northeast. A young minister arrives with his attractive wife and their young son. The effects this family has on the community, and specifically on the life of a young boy named Jamie Morton, who befriends the minister, are long-lasting—and of course not to be revealed for risk of ruining the fun! Rest assured that King takes you on a great ride that gets darker as you near the end. You’ll enjoy it whether you dip in now or when the movie hits theaters.

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ISBN: 9781476770390
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Published: Scribner - May 5th, 2015

Love Me Back - Merritt Tierce

Marie, the narrator in Love Me Back (Doubleday, $23.95), Merritt Tierce’s powerful debut novel, is a server in a posh Dallas steakhouse where patrons run expensive tabs and the employees wind down from their shifts with copious amounts of drugs and alcohol. Her life thrown off course by an unexpected pregnancy when she’s sixteen, Marie takes refuge in her abilities as a professional restaurant worker, punishing herself with harmful relationships and ill-advised choices. This is a fascinating look at restaurant sub-culture as well as a memorable portrait of a young woman caught up in a complicated situation. Tierce, a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree, has a take-no-prisoners approach to character and story and each chapter reverberates with life and loss.

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ISBN: 9780345807137
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Published: Anchor - June 9th, 2015

Lucky Us - Amy Bloom

Amy Bloom is very much at the height of her storytelling powers with her latest novel, Lucky Us (Random House, $26). Bloom deftly spins the tale of two half-sisters, Eva and Iris, in the 1940s who are introduced to each other in less-than-ideal circumstances. After her mother drops her off on her father’s doorstep like a package, the thirteen-going-on-thirty Eva meets her older sister, Iris, who takes one look at her and sets out to make the most of an unwanted younger sibling. When Iris decides it’s time to leave their less-than-moral father behind, she and Eva embark on a series of misadventures that take them from Hollywood to London. With clean, clear prose, Bloom unfolds the sisters’ off-kilter bond and conveys a deep empathy for these two determined and complicated young ladies, who continually redefine what family could and should be. It’s a delightful read that goes by far too fast

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ISBN: 9780812978940
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 7th, 2015