Florence Gordon - Brian Morton

Florence Gordon (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25) is an irascible seventy-five-year old Manhattan feminist, activist, and intellectual with no patience for tedious, directionless mediocrity. Yet against her preferences, her world seems to include her ex-husband, Lev, a failed academic; her son, Daniel, a policeman (!); his wife, Janine, a fawning dilettante; and her granddaughter, Emily, so young, and, really what are the youth of today thinking about? Do they even read? Well, Florence is about to discover that they do. Thanks to Emily’s persistent willingness to push back and argue, and Brian Morton’s richly evocative, patient story-telling style, over the course of a year, Florence rediscovers the meaning of family.

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ISBN: 9780544570245
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Published: Mariner Books - September 1st, 2015

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: Gallery Books - 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