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When These Mountains Burn Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536888
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 18th, 2020

This book rumbles and moves like the Chevy big-block your friend had in high school; it's a little scary but it gets there in a hurry and not without a little noise. His prose swings like a hammer, and it's here that he brings humanity and sympathy to characters others might leave behind to wither and die.


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Shiner: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525533641
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 5th, 2020

WOW. This book sizzles like a fuse. So much heart and passion. I could not put it down.


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The Last Taxi Driver Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781947793392
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Published: Tin House Books - March 3rd, 2020

I read this twice in two weeks, and I never do that. I can't stop thinking about it. Tragic, hilarious, bizarre...
I wish I could read it again for the first time.


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Biloxi: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781631497841
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Published: Liveright - June 2nd, 2020

I am so glad this book exists-- I actually cried tears of laughter. Tragically endearing. I can't wait to read everything else she's written!


Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781568588735
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Published: Bold Type Books - September 15th, 2020

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Winter Counts: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062968944
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Published: Ecco - August 25th, 2020

Gritty and suspenseful, I could not put this down! Virgil Wounded Horse is the hard-boiled hero I've been waiting for.


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F*ckface: And Other Stories Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250259592
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 14th, 2020

These stories are tragic, funny, scary, and a little bit romantic. This collection scarred me, but left me wanting more.


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August: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812993752
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Published: Random House - March 31st, 2020

A beautifully rendered (if occasionally troubling) coming-of-age story. Set in 'northern' Michigan and Montana, so the settings as well as the quality will feel familiar to Jim Harrison fans.


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Valentine: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062913265
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Published: Harper - March 31st, 2020

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781631491665
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Published: Liveright - October 20th, 2020

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Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250252685
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 14th, 2020

Looking for an out-of-the-box crime thriller?
Diamond heist? Check!
High speed chase scenes? Check!
Anti-hero "Bug" will pin you to the back of your seat and keep you there.


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Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525575320
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Published: Crown - June 30th, 2020

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Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250178169
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 7th, 2020

It's difficult to reconcile considering a killer a hero, and Clavin presents plenty of flaws, but I can't deny that this is a damn good story.

Prepare yourself to research the purchase of a matched set of Colt revolvers.


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Scrublands Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501196751
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Published: Atria Books - January 14th, 2020

One shock after another kept my eyes wide and glued to the page. I could not wait to get this onion peeled. One of the best mysteries I've read in years.


The Gone Dead: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062490735
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Published: Ecco - March 24th, 2020

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The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

The Heavenly Table Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101971659
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Published: Anchor - July 25th, 2017

Going to Meet the Man: Stories (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780679761792
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Published: Vintage - April 25th, 1995

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The Last Days of California: A Novel Cover Image
$17.19
ISBN: 9780871408419
Availability: May be available in our Warehouse - will ship in 3-5 days
Published: Liveright - September 2nd, 2014

The Devil All the Time Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307744869
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Published: Anchor - July 10th, 2012

Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375701894
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Published: Vintage - February 17th, 1998

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Deacon King Kong: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735216723
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

Southernmost Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616209360
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 4th, 2019

A Parchment of Leaves Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781949467253
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Published: Blair - July 7th, 2020