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The Best of Adam Sharp
By Graeme Simsion (St. Martin’s Press)
Decades after ending a relationship with strong-willed actress Angelina Brown, Adam Sharp is turning fifty and happy with his life and partner, but can never quite shake off the nostalgia for what might have been. Out of nowhere and from the other side of the world, Angelina reaches out to Adam. The novel follows Adam as he looks back on his past and decides if having a second chance is worth the risk.

Mr. Rochester
By Sarah Shoemaker (Grand Central Publishing)
For 170 years Edward Fairfax Rochester has stood as one of literature’s most romantic, complex and mysterious heroes, but his own story has never been told. Sarah Shoemaker tells his story as he is sent away to get an education, exiled from Thornfield and all he ever loved. As he begins his journey across England, a series of mentors teach him more than he might have wished about the ways of the men and women who will someday be his peers.


By Condoleezza Rice (Grand Central Publishing)
Former Secretary of State and bestselling-author Condoleezza Rice explains what history teaches us about democracy, how no two transitions to democracy are the same and—in the absence of perfect circumstances—how to move forward under difficult ones. At a time when people around the world are wondering whether democracy is in decline, Rice shares insights from her experiences as a policymaker, scholar and citizen in order to put democracy’s challenges into perspective.

Apollo 8
By Jeffrey Kluger (Henry Holt & Co.)
Jeffrey Kluger tells the untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph. Apollo 8 takes readers from Mission Control to the homes of Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, from the test labs to the launch pad. When the mission is over—after the first view of the far side of the moon—the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach.