The Home For Unwanted Girls
By Joanna Goodman
Harper; on sale Tuesday, April 17, $16.99
Maggie Hughes is a young unwed mother forced to abandon her baby to a merciless public welfare system, and the lengths to which the two will go to find one another in a society that seems desperate to keep them apart.
Set in 1950s Quebec, when the French and English tolerate each other with precarious civility, Joanna Goodman has created a provocative tale of secrets and lies, love and longing, and the unbreakable bond of motherhood in The Home For Unwanted Girls.
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I Hammered Hank: And Other True Stories From The Worldwide Leader
By Rob Adler
Kindle Digital Publishing/Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Hammered-Hank-Stories-Worldwide-Leader/dp/1980219613
Rob Adler got to live out his dream right out of college by going to work behind the scenes at ESPN, and he shares a lot of his tales in the humorous memoir, I Hammered Hank.
Adler spend a decade working at “The Worldwide Leader in Sports” and won two Emmys working on shows that aired on their various networks, including ESPN Classic, which he took particular pride in.
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Olivia Twist: A Dark Past, A Glittering Future, And The World Between Them
By Lorie Langdon
Blink/HarperCollins; hardcover; $18.99
Lorie Langdon has won critical acclaim and created a legion of fans for her skill at telling compelling stories that come from her passion for the theatre, music, and classic literature.
Langdon, known for being the co-author of the popular Doon series, books for young adults inspired by the musical Brigadoon, has now created Olivia Twist, a gender-swapping reimagining of the Charles Dickens classic Oliver Twist.
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Why Baseball Matters
By Susan Jacoby
Yale University Press
There is a lot of concern about how baseball will change in this era where people’s attention spans are shorter than ever and games that can routinely go on for as long as four hours seemingly feel longer than ever.
How baseball will “reinvent” itself to move from the slow pace of a bygone time that characterized the games of the 20th century is the overriding debate around the game.
Susan Jacoby, in her new book Why Baseball Matters, explores how baseball has reinvented itself all along in ways people didn’t realize because they were so natural.
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Francis I: The Maker Of Modern France
By Leonie Frieda
Harper, available April 10th, $29.99
Leonie Frieda has applied her customarily rigorous scholarship, fresh insights and narrative power in her new work, Francis I: The Maker Of Modern France.
This is a companion to her internationally bestselling Catherine de Medici, who was Francis I’ s daughter-in-law.
Francis I was integral to to bringing the Renaissance to France, with his patronage of both Italian masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, and home-grown artists, writers, and scientists as well.
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Leading young adult novelists Dhonielle Clayton, Alexandra Monir & Rebecca Ross will team up at Books of Wonder for a special panel discussion and book signing on Wednesday, April 11th at 6pm.
Clayton, Monir, and Ross have written three of the most buzzed-about young adult novels of spring 2018.
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The Magnificent Esme Wells
By Adrienne Sharp
Harper, on sale April 10, $26.99
Adrienne Sharp, nationally bestselling and critically acclaimed author, takes us to a golden age of show business in The Magnificent Esme Wells.
Sharp tells the story of a girl growing up in Las Vegas and Hollowood in the 1930s and ’40s.
Esme Wells is the daughter of a low-level gangster, Ike Silver, trying to make his way in Bugsy Siegel’s organization, and her mother is Dina, a wannabe showgirl.
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Gator: My Life in Pinstripes
By Ron Guidry, with Andrew Beaton
Crown Archetype, available now, $26.00
Ron Guidry, one of the greatest pitchers in Yankees history, was the ace of their championship teams in 1977 and 1978.
Guidry, known as Louisiana Lighting as well as another nickname, which is the title of his new memoir, Gator: My Life in Pinstripes.
1978 was when Guidry rose to prominence when he went 25-3 with an impressive 1.74 ERA, or earned run average. To show how amazing those numbers are, 15 wins and a 4.00 ERA is considered excellent in this era.
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By Lee Goldberg
Thomas & Mercer
Lee Goldberg, who is a successful TV writer/producer on shows like Diagnosis Murder and Monk, is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books.
Goldberg is known for his witty wordplay, twisty plots, and captivating characters.
In his latest work, True Fiction, Goldberg turns the lens back on himself and his colleagues in a fast-moving adventure where the line between fact and fiction is blurred.
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Because We Are Bad: OCD and A Girl Lost in Thought
By Lily Bailey
Harper; Hardcover; $26.99; available tomorrow April 3rd
Lily Bailey provides a searingly honest, brave, and beautifully written account of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, one of mental health’s most misinterpreted and misunderstood conditions in her work Because We Are Bad: OCD and A Girl Lost in Thought.
What if your imaginary friend were not what most would think one is, a buddy, but a blight on your childhood?
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