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Don’t Miss These Great August Books!

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Yes, fall is here. We’ve turned another page on the calendar. But before you put the wonderful books that came out this summer in your rearview mirror, wait! There are a number of August releases that didn’t receive a lot of publicity but should not be missed. These titles flew “under the radar” so to speak, and they are definitely worth the read. Here’s a look at some of these great August titles!

Unraveling Oliver Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501167751
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - August 22nd, 2017

An ingeniously plotted, deliciously suspenseful debut. A story about how family secrets can reverberate with awful violence onto successive generations. Oliver is a mercurial, evil, and endlessly fascinating antihero. Liz Nugent unspools the layers of Oliver’s life and his stunning deceits through a multi-person narrative that builds up to a breathless crescendo. Liz Nugent is an author to watch.

See What I Have Done Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802126597
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - August 1st, 2017

A clever and suspenseful look at the 19th century murders of Andrew and Abby Borden, purportedly at the hands of their beguiling youngest daughter, Lizzie. Author Sarah Schmidt imagines the days leading up to this highly publicized crime through the eyes of Lizzie and others who had their own motives for wishing the elder Bordens dead. The result is a confidently written, chilling re-creation of a tale rooted in New England lore. Axe-wielding at its bloodiest!

Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451609950
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 15th, 2017

Author Bruce Handy loves children’s literature, and he will remind you why you do as well with this fun look at some of the perennial favorites of children’s literature. This is a book for folks with kids and for those who just want to reunite with their inner-kid.

Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439195451
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 8th, 2017

We could all use a little (or perhaps a lot) more mindfulness and self-reflection. Buddhist meditation practice is ancient, but does it work? Author Robert Wright offers a lucid explanation of how meditation leads to enlightenment and why, drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology.

Watt Matthews of Lambshead: Third Edition Cover Image
By Laura Wilson, Anne Wilkes Tucker (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781625110428
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Texas State Historical Assn - August 28th, 2017

Photographer Laura Wilson is a Dallas treasure, and this newly released, third edition of her photography book of Lambshead Ranch on the Brazos River is a testament to the enduring legacy of Ms. Wilson’s work. With a new foreword by Ann Wilkes Tucker of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, this beautiful book deserves pride of place in every Texas home.