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Girl Waits with Gun Cover Image
Unavailable from Brazos Bookstore
ISBN: 9780544409910
Availability: Out of Print - Not Available for Order
Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 1st, 2015

A fun, fantastic western, based on the true story of one of the nation’s first deputy sheriffs--and not only that, but also a rich song in praise of the power of women throughout history. Perfect who fiction lovers who just want to read a damn good story! (Ben)


The Mare Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780307379740
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Pantheon Books - November 3rd, 2015

Gaitskill is undoubtedly one of America’s foremost literary writers, and her new novel is her most accessible yet. It’s a great tapestry of voices--one a young Dominican girl, another the middle-class woman who takes her in--all centering around a young girl’s love for a horse. A smart, intricately structured book about family, animals, and socioeconomics! (Ben)


Laurus Cover Image
Unavailable from Brazos Bookstore
ISBN: 9781780747552
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Published: ONEWorld Publications - October 13th, 2015

Profound, comic, metafictional, and filled with elements of magical realism rooted in Russian folklore, LAURUS is a 15th century adventure story wrapped in a philosophical quest for redemption. A great choice for readers of international literature. (Keaton)


City on Fire Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385353779
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 13th, 2015

The most anticipated and ambitious debut novel of the year, CITY ON FIRE does not disappoint. It’s a totally immersive multimedia reading experience filled with all the filth and glitz of 1970s New York. For fiction lovers looking for the next big thing...this is it! (Keaton)


Bats of the Republic: An Illuminated Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385539838
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Doubleday Books - October 6th, 2015

This “illuminated” novel is a genre-bending extravaganza. Part Texas alternative history, part steampunk dystopian future, this is the most exciting feat of printed imagination you’ll see all year. (Keaton)


The Gap of Time Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780804141352
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Hogarth - October 6th, 2015

Jeanette Winterson remixes Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, in this first of a series of Shakespeare reinventions from Hogarth. Love triangles, hedge fund managers, and abandoned children: a perfect gift for lit fans eager for new retellings of old favorites. (Liz)


Avenue of Mysteries Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781451664164
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 3rd, 2015

John Irving’s latest novel is a globetrotting tale that perfectly showcases his ability to weave the quirky and the heartfelt into one amazing story. Follow Juan Diego as he takes a late-in-life journey to keep a promise he made as a child. A surefire hit present for any fiction fanatic. (Keaton)


Fates and Furies Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594634475
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 15th, 2015

One of the season’s most acclaimed literary novels, Groff’s quietly ambitious book looks at a fraught marriage from two sides--his and hers--showing that trials of the family are always more complicated than they initially seem. And make sure you read to the end--you won’t believe what’s in store for these two fascinating characters! (Ben)


Wilberforce Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374290108
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 15th, 2015

A historical novel that touches on 1926 England and life at a privileged academy. The center of the book, a young man named Wilberforce, comes of age, while author Cross paints a sweeping portrait of a historical era. (Ben)


Gold Fame Citrus Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594634239
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 29th, 2015

A haunting and brilliantly written novel that takes place in the near future. California has run out of water and Luz and Ray, a couple of squatters, move through an evacuated landscape. Surreal, smart and impossible to put down. (Jeremy)


The Story of My Teeth Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894098
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - September 15th, 2015

The story of THE STORY OF MY TEETH fascinates me: an emerging writer collaborates anonymously with a group of juice factory workers to write a story about art, identity, and who can own either. Wonderful and strange, THE STORY OF MY TEETH transgresses against straightforward storytelling by witnessing and remixing to make something so fresh and new that it defies easy description. Just know that it dazzles on every page. I love this book.


Paulina & Fran Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062377340
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 1st, 2015

Two art students smash together like atoms in this particle accelerator of a novel. Rachel Glaser takes a rhinestone-cut look at the terrifying first leap into adulthood in PAULINA AND FRAN. It's a glitterbomb to the face. (Liz)


War, So Much War Cover Image
By Merce Rodoreda, Martha Tennent (Translator), Maruxa Relano (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781940953229
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Open Letter Books - November 10th, 2015

An astonishing novel by one of Spain's greatest authors. A young boy wanders the countryside during the Spanish Civil War. Dense with surreal events and poetic language, WAR, SO MUCH WAR is a dark and original coming-of-age that is impossible to forget. (Mark)


Animals Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609452896
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Published: Europa Editions - October 6th, 2015

The first chapter of this book is called “White Piss Good; Amber Piss Bad.” If that sounds appealing to you, please do read on. The restless heroine of this drinky, druggie novel has one foot in the door of adulthood and the other foot in a tequila-induced pool of vomit. Metaphorically. An interesting look at a conflicted coming of age. Also you will every single British slang term for a cigarette. (Brooke)


Cries for Help, Various: Stories Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781936787319
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Published: Catapult - September 8th, 2015

The newest story collection from the master of brief absurdity, Padgett Powell--a former student of the legendary Donald Barthleme--vacillates between brainbending oddity and a subtle profundity that will bring a smile to any highminded literary reader. (Keaton)


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