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The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

Sebastian Smee

Art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists (Edgar Degas and Édouard Manet, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock and William de Kooning, and lesser-known Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon) whose competitive friendships spurred them to new creative heights. Would Edgar Degas ever have painted modern Parisian life without Manet’s urging? Would Picasso ever have moved to cubism without Matisse’s pressure? Smee also explains the effect each man had on modern art, from Manet’s daring Olympia to Pollock’s drip painting, Number 1.

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Carry On: A Story of Resilience, Redemption, and an Unlikely Family

Lisa Fenn

When ESPN producer Lisa Fenn returned to her hometown for a segment about two high school wrestlers from one of Cleveland’s toughest inner-city schools, she had no idea the trip would change her life. Dartanyon Crockett was legally blind from Leber’s disease and Leroy Sutton had lost both legs at age 11 from a train accident. Fenn realized she couldn’t just walk away when filming ended after earning their trust and love. Instead, she dedicated herself to ensuring their lifelong success. This powerful memoir is about an unlikely family of three with the courage to carry on, even in the most extraordinary circumstances.

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The Sixth Idea: A Monkeewrench Novel

P.J. Tracy

The Christmas season in Minneapolis is shattered when two friends, Chuck Spencer and Wally Luntz, are murdered on the same night, two hours and several miles apart. An hour north of Minneapolis, Lydia Ascher comes home to find two dead men in her basement. When detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth discover her connection to the murder of the two friends, they suspect she is a target too. A baffling link among these and other crimes emerges, sending the detectives sixty years into the past to search for answers, and straight to the Monkeewrench crew of computer geniuses for help. A twisty new thriller from the author of Off the Grid (2012).

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Sunday Kind of Love

Dorothy Garlock

Buckton, Indiana, 1956. Gwendolyn Foster dreams of becoming a writer. Hank Ellis has long been haunted by his little brother's death. He knows the entire town blames him for the accident, and he blames himself, too. So he's shocked when Gwen ignores the vicious gossip and befriends him. And before long, everything changes for them. Braving the town that turns against them isn't the only challenge they face. For Hank still harbors a dark secret that may force him to lose Gwen forever...A sweet romance from the author of Twice in a Lifetime (2015).

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To the Bright Edge of the World

Eowyn Ivey

In the winter of 1885, Lieutenant Colonel Allen Forrester sets out with his men on an expedition into the newly acquired territory of Alaska. Their objective is to travel up the Wolverine River, where they will map the interior and gather information on the region's native tribes. With a pregnant wife at home, Forrester is anxious to complete the journey and return to her. But once the crew passes beyond the edge of the known world, there's no telling what awaits them. A thrilling tale of historical adventure by the author of The Snow Child (2012).

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