CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TITLES

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FICTION


Literary:

BY KATHERINE KARLIN
EDNA, IOWA
A small Midwestern town in today's troubled times is at the center of this wide-ranging novel about a lovable mayor, his political problems with a ruthless opponent, police brutality and racial tensions, told with a poignant and humorous sense of how our world is changing.
Kenyon Review Interview

BY RUDY RUIZ
INVISIBLE HANDS
Set in Beverly Hills and the San Fernando Valley, this debut novel follows the lives of a small group of interrelated Latino immigrants, their employers, and friends. Ruiz's work explores and illuminates thought-provoking and difficult aspects of modern-day immigrant life.
Rudy Ruiz Wins 2017 Gulf Coast Prize in Fiction

BY JENNIFER DUPREE
THE MIRACULOUS FLIGHT OF OWEN LEACH
Desperate young single mother Sophia drops her baby out a window, only to find he's been miraculously caught by Rose--who might just want to add Owen to her own little family. A funny, observant, and touching look at the way families interrelate, and sometimes don't.

BY JOHANNA MORAN
MARRYING JOHN STEINBECK
A fictionalized account of the great writer's life with his first two wives, set in Depression-era California. Certain to be compared to The Paris Wife, this book is full of authentic details of time and place. A brilliant exploration of the emotional truth behind fraught marriages.

Mystery/​Thriller:


BY M.J. WINN
THE CURING ROOM
This psychological thriller by the author of the 2014 hit Dead Soul Mary is told by two strange and unreliable narrators, a teacher and a student at a small college that is the scene of several violent deaths. Full of tension and surprises, the novel moves to a startling climax and an ironic conclusion.

BY MICHAEL LINDGREN
TEN DAYS GONE
In the first of a planned series about tough, wiseass Army vet Sid Czernofsky, Lindgren has him on a quixotic mission to locate his troubled runaway teenage niece. His quest takes him through the dark, hopeless landscape of struggling rural America at the onset of the opioid epidemic; vivid, heartfelt and cinematic.

NON-FICTION


BY SOPHIA ERICKSON
THE CHINA OPTION: A GUIDE FOR MILLENNIALS
The author, a 24-year-old Oxford graduate, explains in great detail how young people can teach English in China as a way to pay off their student loan debt--using her own experience as a guide. Part travel guidebook, part career advice, part memoir, 100% useful, and often funny.

BY SCOTT REMER
IN SEARCH OF REAL DEMOCRACY: A MILLENNIAL MAKES THE CASE FOR DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM
Many of Bernie Sanders' strongest supporters were young millennials, and one of them, a brilliant Yale grad now studying at Cambridge, has stepped up to make the case for a real alternative that can break the hopeless deadlock American politics is currently mired in.