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Carsick by John Waters John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads "I'm Not Psycho," he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers.
California by Edan Lepucki "In her arresting debut novel, Edan Lepucki conjures a lush, intricate, deeply disturbing vision of the future, then masterfully exploits its dramatic possibilities." ---Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable in the face of hardship and isolation.
The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins by Irvine Welsh The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins taps into two great obsessions of our time, personal training regimes and real estate -- – how we look and where we live -- and tells a story so subversive and dark it blacks out the Florida sun
Clinton, Inc. by Daniel Halper How did Bill and Hillary Clinton plot a comeback from the depths of disgrace to the pinnacle of American politics and the ranks of the global elite?
Bluesfest by Chris Cobb Hundreds of thousands of music fans have walked through the Ottawa Bluesfest gates since 1994. By the end of the 2014 festival, Bluesfest will have hosted 2,863 performances by 1,940 acts on 27 differently named stages over 176 days.

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God's Jury by Cullen Murphy

Gods_JuryThe Inquisition conducted its last execution in 1826—the victim was a Spanish schoolmaster convicted of heresy. But, as Cullen Murphy shows in this provocative new work, not only did its offices survive into the twentieth century, in the modern world its spirit is more influential than ever.

God’s Jury encompasses the diverse stories of the Knights Templar, Torquemada, Galileo, and Graham Greene. Established by the Catholic Church in 1231, the Inquisition continued in one form or another for almost seven hundred years. Though associated with the persecution of heretics and Jews--and with burning at the stake--its targets were more numerous and its techniques more ambitious. The Inquisition pioneered surveillance and censorship and "scientific" interrogation. As time went on, its methods and mindset spread far beyond the Church to become tools of secular persecution. Traveling from freshly opened Vatican archives to the detention camps of Guantánamo to the filing cabinets of the Third Reich, Murphy traces the Inquisition and its legacy.

With the combination of vivid immediacy and deeply learned analysis that characterized his acclaimed Are We Rome?, Murphy puts a human face on a familiar but little-known piece of our past, and argues that only by understanding the Inquisition can we hope to explain the making of the present.

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Great New Titles coming  in August ...... this is just a sampling!

 

Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries arrives in paperback on July 29

Louise Penny's How The Light Gets In arrives in paperback on July 29

Elizabeth George's Just One Evil Act arrives in paperback on August 5th

Linwood Barclay's No Safe House arrives in paperback on August 5th

Gwynne Dyer's Canada in the Great Power Game arrives in harcover on August 5th

Margaret Atwood's Maddaddam arrives in paperback on August 12th

J.B. MacKinnon's Once and Future World arrives in paperback on August 12th

Henning Mankell's new thriller, An Event in Autumn arrives August 12th

Haruki Murakami's Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage arrives August 12th


Michael Crummey's new work, Sweetland, arrives August 19th

I Am Malala comes in paperback on August 19th

Amanda Lindhout's A House in the Sky comes out in paperback on August 26th


 

 

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