Staff Pick

Stephen Markley’s debut novel Ohio (Simon & Schuster, $27), set in a small Northeastern Ohio town, depicts a community deeply affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the great recession, and the opioid crisis that has gripped middle America.  As four former high school classmates all come home with various motives, we learn what happened to all of them, propelling them to a violent resolution.

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ISBN: 9781501174476
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 21st, 2018

Staff Pick

In Andre Dubus III’s novel, Gone So Long (W.W. Norton, $27.95), a man who spent most of his life in prison after an act of impulsive violence seeks out the daughter he was separated from forty years earlier.  Dubus, who is excellent in exploring the psychological and moral dimensions of his characters, describes the two characters’ paths toward an inevitable and frightening mental/emotional collision.

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ISBN: 9780393244106
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 2nd, 2018

Staff Pick

Set primarily in England in 1940, Transcription (Little, Brown, $28.), Kate Atkinson’s eagerly awaited new novel, tells the story of eighteen-year-old Juliet Armstrong, reluctantly recruited from her job at the BBC into the world of war-time espionage.  Her job is to transcribe the conversations gleaned from surveillance of suspected Nazi sympathizers in Britain.  Ten years later, events from that period resurface and place her in new danger.

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ISBN: 9780316176637
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 25th, 2018