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Circle Way by Mary Ann Hogan (Wonderwell Press)

Circle Way by Mary Ann Hogan (Wonderwell Press)

“In this visually rich, lyrical book, the late Mary Ann Hogan reflects on a life of letters and her relationship to her late father, Bill Hogan, well-known literary editor at The Chronicle. ‘Circle Way’ is a bittersweet memoir of a father, daughter and a prominent California family. At the heart of the story, journalist Mary Ann grapples with identity, family, terminal illness and the creative calling. Sifting through her father’s notebooks after his death, Mary Ann discovers a man whose unrealized dreams echo her own. This is a moving exploration of literature, family and history illustrated with Bill Hogan’s original sketches and watercolors.” - A Guide to New Books that promise to be great in the first half of 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Datebook

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Kid A Mnesia by Thom Yorke & Stanley Donwood (Canongate Books)

Kid A Mnesia by Thom Yorke & Stanley Donwood (Canongate Books)

“Kid A Mnesia’, a new book, offers insight into a unique creative collaboration." -Interview with Radiohead's Stanley Donwood, The Economist

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Night Rooms by Gina Nutt (Two Dollar Radio)

Night Rooms by Gina Nutt (Two Dollar Radio)

“Nutt punctuates her meditations on anxiety, depression, suicide and grief with scenes from campy films like Texas Chainsaw Massacre and quotes from poets like Paul Celan. Reading Night Rooms feels like wandering the rooms of a haunted house as a final girl, trapped and forever reckoning with her survival.” - NPR Best of 2021

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I Am Because We Are by Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr (House of Anansi)

I Am Because We Are by Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr (House of Anansi)

“If you need a dose of courage, read this true story. You'll be incredibly inspired by Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr who, like Erin Brokovich, took on a massive, male-dominated industry as a female. In her book, Parr tells the story about the fraudulent drug manufacturers whose products killed millions of people, including her own sister. She was elected a cabinet minister and faced assassination attempts. Her own marriage and family suffered. This heroine tells a truly captivating and inspirational story that you won't believe isn't a novel.” - Good Morning America online

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The Murders of Moisés Ville by Javier Sinay (Restless Books)

The Murders of Moisés Ville by Javier Sinay (Restless Books)

"Argentinian journalist Sinay makes his English-language debut with a gripping account of a series of murders in Moisés Ville, Argentina’s first Jewish agricultural colony, founded in 1889 by Jews seeking refuge from pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe." - Publishers Weekly (Starred review)

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Love in the Big City by Sang Young Park (Grove Press)

Love in the Big City by Sang Young Park (Grove Press)

"Park once said in an interview that ‘love to me was always the most important problem. In exploring that problem through a young man’s earnest, evolving relationships with family, friends and partners, Park has proved there is no solution. Whatever it was or wasn’t, ‘Love in the Big City’ is dazzling." - New York Times Book Review

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 Xstabeth by David Keenan (Europa Editions)

Xstabeth by David Keenan (Europa Editions)

"Music and the sacred converge in unexpected ways. Keenan explores that dynamic through a story about a father, a daughter, and the music that haunts them.... The risks and esotericism on display make this a memorable read...This isn’t a typical rock novel—but that’s what makes it so compelling." - Kirkus Books, (Starred review)

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Ian Fleming's War by Mark Simmons (Rare Bird Books)

Ian Fleming's War by Mark Simmons (Rare Bird Books)

"With the 25th James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’ doing well in theaters, fans of the hugely successful film series may be interested in reading about the genesis of the most popular fictional character in cinema...Fans of the Bond films will enjoy this well-researched and fascinating look back at Ian Fleming." - The Washington Times

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The Words in My Hands by Asphyxia (Annick Press)

The Words in My Hands by Asphyxia (Annick Press)

"[The Words in My Hands] skillfully interweaves subjects, including the diversity of Deaf language usage and access, Deaf interactions with the police, and having a friend in an abusive relationship.... A distressingly insightful vision of the future that also offers warmth and hope. - Kirkus Books (Starred review)

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Detroit in 50 Maps by Alex B. Hill (Belt Publishing)

Detroit in 50 Maps by Alex B. Hill (Belt Publishing)

“‘Detroit in 50 Maps’ is an offbeat, fascinating, decidedly lo-fi atlas... Each map is interesting on its own, but taken together — despite the title, there are far more than 50 — they offer a lively cultural snapshot of the Motor City."- New York Times Books

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