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Peyton Marshall

In this debut novel set in the not-too-distant future, the sons of felons are locked up in “schools” before they’ve even committed a crime.

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    Jamie Malanowski

    In this witty, well-written biography, an unknown Union sailor finally gets his due.

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    In the author’s latest whodunit, a real-life Texas town hosts a cast of colorful fictional characters.

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    By Keith Donohue

    Prepare to sleep with one eye open — or not at all — after diving into this page-turning chiller.

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    A comic book drawn in words, this is one raunchy novel.

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    Subtle sorcery and ghosts, both figurative and literal, haunt The Memory Garden, author Mary Rickert’s debut novel.

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    The prolific master storyteller doesn’t disappoint with her latest dazzling collection.

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    The seventh volume of Martin Luther King Jr.’s papers highlights King’s impact on civil rights and John F. Kennedy’s administration.

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    The Dog: A Novel

    By Joseph O’Neill

    This much-anticipated follow-up novel falls far short of its predecessor.