Laura Hillenbrand’s new work, UNBROKEN (Random House, $27), is more than worth the nine-year wait since her last book. The author of Seabiscuit turns her eye this time to Louie Zamperini: recalcitrant juvenile delinquent, Olympic runner, WWII Army Airman, POW survivor, and ultimately a man who found God and the strength to forgive his tormentors and forge a happy life. Zamperini’s story, as improbable, resplendent, horrific, despondent, and triumphant as it is, reveals Hillenbrand’s fantastic skill in portraying Louie both as a staunch individualist, which allowed him to survive a difficult life, and as a touchstone for the times in which he lived.

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ISBN: 9781400064168
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Published: Random House - November 16th, 2010

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ISBN: 9780812974492
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 29th, 2014

When people say “they don’t write ‘em like that anymore,” people are referring to writers like Gay Talese. THE  SILENT SEASON OF A HERO (Walker, $16) is a mandatory collection of essays for any sports-lover with a sense of history. “The Silent Season of a Hero,” “Ali in Havana,” and “The Loneliest Guy in Boxing” are alone worth the price of this book. Story after story shows Talese’s gifts: his muscular style, with never a word wasted; the angles of approach to a narrative that other writers could never see; the vivid details that put us momentarily inside the story, looking out. Luckily for us, Talese wrote  ’em like that, and he still does.

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ISBN: 9780802777539
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Published: Walker & Company - October 4th, 2010

Ivan Doig’s charming character, Morrie Morris, returns to the world of historical fiction, this time stepping off a train at Butte, Montana in 1919. Work Song (Riverhead, $25.95) follows his quest to make a fortune in the copper-mining boomtown. Morrie quickly finds himself caught between Anaconda, the company controlling the town, and the union representing the men who risk their lives every day. Work Song is filled with quirky characters who always have something clever to say; with its constant, heartwarming reassurance that people will rise to the occasion when the situation seems at its worst, this novel is a pleasure to read.

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ISBN: 9781594485206
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 5th, 2011