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Excerpt Sampler FALL 2017

( What Will You Read Next?


Excerpt Sampler FALL 2017

( What Will You Read Next?


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Excerpt from The Immortalists © 2018 by Chloe Benjamin Excerpt from The Story of Arthur Truluv © 2017 by Elizabeth Berg Excerpt from Ranger Games © 2017 by Ben Blum Excerpt from The Deep Dark Descending © 2017 by Allen Eskens Excerpt from Bonfire © 2017 by Krysten Ritter All rights reserved. First published by Putnam, Random House, Doubleday, and Crown Archetype, are divisions of Penguin Random House. First published by Seventh Street Books, a division of Prometheus Books. First Printing, 2017 Copyright 2017 All rights reserved

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What Will You Read Next? The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin................................................................................................................ 7 The Story of Arthur Truluv: A Novel by Elizabeth Berg................................................................................................................ 27 Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime by Ben Blum.......................................................................................................................... 57 The Deep Dark Descending by Allen Eskens.................................................................................................................... 81 Bonfire: A Novel by Krysten Ritter.............................................................................................................. 109

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Perfect for readers of Everything I Never Told You, The Interestings, The Nix, and The Middlesteins.

Y If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades. The Immortalists is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

Available January 2018 Putnam

Hardcover: 9780735213180

eBook: 9780735213197

] AD: 9780525497646

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Perfect for readers of A Man Called Ove and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.

Y For the past six months, Arthur Moses’s days have looked the same: He tends to his rose garden and to Gordon, his cat, then rides the bus to the cemetery to visit his beloved late wife for lunch. Eighteen-year-old Maddy Harris is an introspective girl who often comes to the cemetery to escape the other kids at school and a life of loss. She’s seen Arthur sitting there alone, and one afternoon she joins him—a gesture that begins a surprising friendship between two lonely souls. As Arthur’s neighbor Lucille moves into their orbit, the unlikely trio bands together, helping one another, through heartache and hardships, to rediscover their own potential to start anew.

Available November 2017 Random House

Hardcover: 9781400069903

eBook: 9780679605133

Large Print: 9781524783037

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this is a borzoi book published by alfred a. knopf Copyright © 2017 by Omar El Akkad All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. www.aaknopf.com Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are registered trademarks of Penguin Random House LLC. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data [tk] This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or locales is entirely coincidental. Jacket design by Peter Mendelsund Manufactured in the United States of America First Edition

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this is a borzoi book published by alfred a. knopf Copyright © 2017 by Omar El Akkad All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. www.aaknopf.com Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are registered trademarks of Penguin Random House LLC. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data [tk] This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or locales is entirely coincidental. Jacket design by Peter Mendelsund Manufactured in the United States of America First Edition

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Perfect for readers of Hillbilly Elegy, Just Mercy, and A Mother’s Reckoning.

Y Alex Blum was a good kid, a popular high school hockey star from a tight-knit Colorado family. He had one goal in life: endure a brutally difficult selection program, become a U.S. Army Ranger, and fight terrorists for his country. He poured everything into achieving his dream. In the first hours of his final leave before deployment to Iraq, Alex was supposed to fly home to see his family and beloved girlfriend. Instead, he got into his car with two fellow soldiers and two strangers, drove to a local bank in Tacoma, and committed armed robbery . . . The question that haunted the entire Blum family was: Why? Why would he ruin his life in such a spectacularly foolish way?

Available September 2017 Doubleday

Hardcover: 9780385538435

] CD: 9780804166072

] AD: 9780804166089

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eBook: 9780385538442 Large Print: 9780525528128

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Perfect for readers of mysteries, crime fiction, and police procedurals.

Y Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife’s death, even when he believed that a reckless hit-and-run driver was to blame. When Max learns that, in fact, Jenni was murdered, he must come to terms with this new information—and determine what to do with it. Struggling to balance his impulses as a vengeful husband with his obligations as a law enforcement officer, Max devotes himself to relentlessly hunting down those responsible. On a frozen lake at the US–Canadian border, he wrestles with decisions that could change his life forever, as his rage threatens to turn him into the kind of person he has spent his entire career bringing to justice.

Available October 2017 Seventh Street Books

Trade Paperback: 9781633883550

eBook: 9781633883567

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Perfect for readers of Luckiest Girl Alive, Gone Girl, and The Girl on the Train.

Y It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands. But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote, rural town of just five claustrophobic miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of what happens when your past and present collide.

Available November 2017 Crown Archetype

Hardcover: 9781524759841

] CD: 9781524778989

eBook: 9781524759865

] AD: 9781524778996

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Take a look inside for a sampling of these wonderful new books.

The Immortalists Chloe Benjamin Putnam | January 2018

The Story of Arthur Truluv: A Novel Elizabeth Berg Random House | November 2017

Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime Ben Blum

The Deep Dark Descending Allen Eskens

Bonfire: A Novel Krysten Ritter

Seventh Street Books October 2017

Crown Archetype November 2017

Doubleday | September 2017

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