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After Alice

Gregory Maguire

Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's beloved classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Maguire's latest novel offers an inventive spin on Carroll's enduring tale. Ada, a friend of Alice's mentioned briefly in Carroll's novel, is off to visit her friend, but arrives a moment too late--and tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself. Ada embarks on an odyssey to find Alice and see her safely home. Can she find Alice in this surreal world below the world? Either way, everything that happens next is "After Alice." A dazzling work from the author of Wicked (1995).

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Along the Infinite Sea

Beatriz Williams

In the autumn of 1966, Pepper Schuyler finds herself unmarried and pregnant, and in desperate need of cash. When Pepper sells a rare Mercedes at auction, the car's new owner turns out to have just as many secrets as she does. Glamorous Annabelle Dommerich takes Pepper under her wing, and her startling past begins to comes to light: a Nazi husband, a Jewish lover, a flight from Europe. As the many threads of Annabelle's life from World War II stretch out to entangle Pepper in 1960's America, the two women must come together to face down the shadows of their complicated pasts. Another sumptuous historical from Williams (Tiny Little Thing, 2015).

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And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK: An Illustrated Chronology

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kevin M. Burke

In this companion book to the forthcoming PBS series, historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and co-author Kevin M. Burke present an illustrated chronology of the advances (and some backward steps) in the long struggle for African-American civil rights. From the assassination of Malcolm X and the passage of the Civil Rights Act to the election of President Barack Obama and the shootings of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, the past 50 years have been an extraordinary blend of achievement and struggle. And Still I Rise takes a look at the accomplishments of black artists, entertainers, writers, sports figures, and professionals, while raising important questions about the future of the African American community and our nation as a whole.

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Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery

Sally Andrew

Tannie Maria is a middle-aged widow who lives in the Klein Karoo region of South Africa. She shares her culinary experience as a recipe columnist for the local paper--until The Gazette decides its readers are hungrier for advice on matters of the heart than food. So Tannie Maria decides to combine the two into one column, and soon discovers she has a knack for helping people. Then one of her readers is murdered. Soon Tannie Maria finds herself dangerously entwined in the murder investigation, and discovers that she has a knack for detective work as well...A lively debut mystery sure to please fans of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

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Sinatra: The Chairman

James Kaplan

The bestselling author of Frank: The Voice (2011) has written an absorbing sequel to the life of Frank Sinatra just in time for the 100th anniversary of his birth on December 12, 1915. Kaplan’s engrossing biography of Sinatra’s mature years picks up with Sinatra grabbing an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in the 1953 film, From Here to Eternity, and going on to reinvigorate his entire career. Kaplan explores his relationships with Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr., John F. Kennedy, Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana, and his third wife, Mia Farrow. Sinatra fans may also want to check out another new book, Frank and Ava: In Love and War by John Brady (2015).

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