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Amesse Leisure Reading Collection: New Arrivals

Amesse Leisure Reading Collection

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Amesse Collection of Popular & Leisure Reading



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New Arrivals: Fiction


        Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk          Lillian Boxfish takes a walk by Kathleen Rooney

       Swing Time         Swing time by Zadie Smith


        A Gentleman in Moscow         A gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles


        The Woman in Cabin 10        The woman in cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

New Arrivals: Nonfiction


        Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets            Patient H.M. by Luke Dittrich


         The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds            The undoing project by Michael Lewis


         American Rhapsody: Writers, Musicians, Movie Stars, and One Great Building             American rhapsody by Claudia Roth Pierpont


         City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp             City of thorns by Ben Rawlence


         Books for Living             Books for living by Will Schwalbe

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Featured Items

      Featured New Book
            This Is How It Always Is
           Frankel, Laurie


An Amazon Best Book of the Month,  January 2017:  In recent years we’ve seen an increasing number of memoirs from transgender individuals and from parents forging uncharted waters in order to help their transgender children live in a society that still largely defines gender by what’s in your pants.  Penn and Rosie are a loving couple, living in Madison, Wisconsin with their five boys. But it becomes evident before long that their youngest, Claude, feels like he should have been born a girl. So how do these supportive parents go about helping their son live as the person he wants to be? The nuances and unforeseen pitfalls of trying to protect your child from fear and hate, while nurturing a sense of acceptance, is daunting. What is private and what is a secret; what is, really, nobody’s business? Sometimes secrets have a way of materializing in the blink of an eye or the span of an innocuous question, and this novel is about the lengths we will go, as parents and siblings, to protect each other, and how we react when our secrets are exposed.--Seira Wilson, The Amazon Book Review


   Featured New DVD

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With the radical Persona, Ingmar Bergman attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays an actress who has inexplicably gone mute; an equally mesmerizing Bibi Andersson is the garrulous young nurse caring for her in a remote island cottage. While isolated together there, the women perform a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference that would prove to be one of cinema's most influential ideas. . . Persona is a penetrating, dreamlike work of profound psychological depth.-- editorial review