top ten most anticipated releases for the first half of 2016

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This Week’s Topic
Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2016
The Vanishing Velazquez:  A 19th Century Bookseller’s Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece
Books and Art. Do the math!
The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End by Katie Roiphe
Sontag, Updike, Sendak, Dylan Thomas and Freud–their last days,  meditation on their mortality.
Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway’s Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises by Lesley Blume
One of my favorite novels, who inspired it and how it impacted the literary world.
Shakespeare’s First Folio:  Four Centuries of an Iconic Book by Emma Smith
Biography of every collector’s dream book!
Wreck and Order by Hannah. Tennant-Moore
Fictional quest of young woman looking for meaning of life in a seemingly indifferent world and the travels and relationships she makes. Starred in PW.
Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Awakening from Suffering to Enlightenment  by Marianne Williamson
Williamson fan spiritual nourishment!
LaRose by Louise Erdrich
Hunting results in accidental shooting and consequences.
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
Daughter takes mother to faraway healing doctor to cure disease.
God Pretty in the Tobacco Field by Kim Michele Richardson
Set in home state of Kentucky, sixteen year old’s magical summer and her fortune telling predictions.
The Maximum Security Book Club:  Reading Literature in a Men’s Prison by Mikita Brottman
Interesting take on literature in prison.