Fiction - In Store

Patricia Hunt Holmes - SEARCHING FOR PILAR

Pilar, an innocent young wife and mother, is abducted during a fake job interview in Mexico City and forced into sex slavery in Houston. Does she have the ability to survive the horrors of a world-–one many are unaware of or ignore—long enough for her brother, Diego, to find her and a younger girl she is determined to protect?

Tom Perrotta - MRS. FLETCHER

In this New York Times bestselling novel, Tom Perrotta, whom Time calls "the Steinbeck of suburbia," delivers a penetrating and hilarious novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America's culture wars.

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ISBN: 9781501144035
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 1st, 2018


This event is presented in partnership with the ECE program in the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston

Longlisted for the 2018 PEN Open Book Award

Longlisted for The Story Prize

Selected as one of Rigoberto Gonzalez's Favorite Books of 2017/Critics Pick, LA Times Jacket Copy

One of Electric Literature's Best Short Story Collections of 2017

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ISBN: 9781617755392
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Published: Akashic Books - July 4th, 2017

Chibundu Onuzo - WELCOME TO LAGOS

This event is co-sponsored by the Nigerian-American Multicultural Council of Houston.

A provocative portrait of a rapidly-changing Nigeria by a "tremendous" young novelist who is "energizing the form." –– William Boyd, The Guardian

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ISBN: 9781936787807
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Published: Catapult - May 1st, 2018


"The Endless Summer by Madame Nielsen is my literary discovery of the year." --Sjon

"Once in a while, after you've finished a book and put it down, you wish that the author was a good friend and you could call her whenever you felt sad. It's not something that happens often. But it does when you read Karen Blixen and Marguerite Duras and Virginia Woolf. And Madame Nielsen."--Christian Kracht

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By Madame Nielsen, Gaye Kynoch (Translator)
ISBN: 9781940953694
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Published: Open Letter - February 13th, 2018


The addictive novel about four young friends navigating a cutthroat world and their complex relationships with each other, as ambition, passion, and love intertwine over the course of their lives.

Jana. Brit. Daniel. Henry. They would never have been friends if they hadn't needed each other. They would never have found each other except for the art which drew them together. They would never have become family without their love for the music, for each other.

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ISBN: 9780735214767
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 15th, 2018

Theodora Bishop - ON THE ROCKS

Theodora Bishop's novella tells the story of twenty-eight-year-old Eva, in grief from the death of her childhood best friend and lover Sebastian. After Eva agrees to be her eccentric mother's maid of honor, she finds herself swept up in events leading to her mother's second marriage--including a mother-daughter adventure at a New Jersey spa. Startling revelations spur Eva to come to terms with not only her grief but a secret that threatens, once discovered, to overwhelm her.

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ISBN: 9781680031522
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Published: Caesar Kleberg Foundation for Wildlife Conser - February 15th, 2018


A stunning new collection of short fictions for adult readers from the World Fantasy Award- and Newbery Medal-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon.

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Kelly Barnhill comes a stunning first collection of acclaimed short fictions, teeming with uncanny characters whose stories unfold in worlds at once strikingly human and eerily original.

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ISBN: 9781616207977
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 20th, 2018

Miles Arceneaux - HIDDEN SEA

Charlie Sweetwater saw Mexico--especially the Mexican Gulf Coast--as a spiritual second home. He'd worked, played and lived there for much of his life, and thought the country suited him better than anywhere this side of his home on the Texas Coast.

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ISBN: 9780996879743
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Published: Brent Douglass - October 20th, 2017