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THE GODFATHER GANG: IN HOLLYWOOD, EVERYTHING IS PERSONAL
by Ernest Lupinacci

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English

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Publication Date

May 30, 2019

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In the fall of 1970, a group of Misfits, Maniacs, Has-Beens, Nobodies, Fakers, Frauds, and Con-Men got together to pull off one of the greatest scores in history. They weren't looking to rob a bank; they were trying to make a movie. <br /><br />The movie was THE GODFATHER, and now, the untold story of the iconoclastic characters and chaotic events behind the making of what many consider to be one of the greatest films of all time comes to life in graphic novel form.<br /><br />Written by Ernest Lupinacci, illustrated by Alex Ogle, and boasting the logline: “In Hollywood, Everything is Personal,” THE GODFATHER GANG focuses on the combustible and incredible battles fought between Paramount Pictures’ inimitable head of production, Robert Evans; upstart rookie producer Al Ruddy; world-weary bestselling author Mario Puzo; and enfant terrible director Francis Ford Coppola - as well as their wars with the movie studio’s corporate overlords, as well as Joe Colombo, Sr. - the actual Mafia boss determined to shut down the picture with a combination of high-priced lawyers and underworld enforcers.<br /><br />“THE GODFATHER GANG plays out like a classic heist movie,” said Lupinacci, “with a ragtag team of misfits fanatically intent on pulling off an impossible scheme. Robert Evans, Al Ruddy, Mario Puzo, and Francis Ford Coppola were, at the time, an unlikely crew struggling against all professional and personal odds to turn one of the biggest selling books in history into a successful film - a film, nobody wanted to finance, produce, direct, or distribute.”<br /><br />Until it hit she big screen, the making of THE GODFATHER was plagued by fights, feuds, firings, lies, lawsuits, bomb-scares, death-threats, wiretaps, scandals, backstabbing, and even attempted murder. But then, what would you expect?<br /><br />After all, this was the movie business, and in Hollywood... everything is personal.
The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel): A Novel
by Margaret Atwood

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

March 26, 2019

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<b>With this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Renée Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before</b>.<i><br /><br />Everything Handmaids wear is red: the colour of blood, which defines us.</i><br />  <br /> Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships. She serves in the household of the Commander and his wife, and under the new social order she has only one purpose: once a month, she must lie on her back and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if they are fertile. But Offred remembers the years before Gilead, when she was an independent woman who had a job, a family, and a name of her own. Now, her memories and her will to survive are acts of rebellion.
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel
by , Fred Fordham

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

October 30, 2018

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<p><strong>“This gorgeously rendered graphic-novel version provides a new perspective for old fans but also acts as an immersive introduction for youngsters as well as any adult who somehow missed out on the iconic story set in Maycomb, Alabama.”--<em>USA Today</em></strong></p><p><strong>A beautifully crafted graphic novel adaptation of Harper Lee’s beloved, Pulitzer Prize–winning American classic, voted America's best-loved novel in PBS's Great American Read.</strong> </p><p><em>"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird."</em></p><p>A haunting portrait of race and class, innocence and injustice, hypocrisy and heroism, tradition and transformation in the Deep South of the 1930s, Harper Lee’s <em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em> remains as important today as it was upon its initial publication in 1960, during the turbulent years of the Civil Rights movement.</p><p>Now, this most beloved and acclaimed novel is reborn for a new age as a gorgeous graphic novel. Scout, Jem, Boo Radley, Atticus Finch, and the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, are all captured in vivid and moving illustrations by artist Fred Fordham.</p><p>Enduring in vision, Harper Lee’s timeless novel illuminates the complexities of human nature and the depths of the human heart with humor, unwavering honesty, and a tender, nostalgic beauty. Lifetime admirers and new readers alike will be touched by this special visual edition that joins the ranks of the graphic novel adaptations of <em>A Wrinkle in Time</em> and <em>The Alchemist</em>.</p>
Brandon Sanderson's White Sand Vol. 1
by , Rik Hoskin

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English

Pages

157

Publication Date

June 29, 2016

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A brand new saga of magic and adventure by #1 New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson! On the planet of Taldain, the legendary Sand Masters harness arcane powers to manipulate sand in spectacular ways. But when they are slaughtered in a sinister conspiracy, the weakest of their number, Kenton, believes himself to be the only survivor. With enemies closing in on all sides, Kenton forges an unlikely partnership with Khriss -- a mysterious Darksider who hides secrets of her own.
They Called Us Enemy
by , Steven Scott

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

July 16, 2019

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George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father’s—and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In a stunning graphic memoir, Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of over 100,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon—and America itself—in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.
Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations
by Mira Jacob

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

March 26, 2019

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<b>A “vibrant, inventive, and vulnerable” (<i>Bustle</i>) graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, and our most difficult conversations, from the acclaimed author of <i>The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.</i></b><br /><br /><b>“By turns hilarious and heart-rending, it’s exactly the book America needs at this moment.”—Celeste Ng</b><br /><i><i><br />“</i>How brown is too brown?<i>”</i></i><br /><i><i>“</i>Can Indians be racist?<i>”</i></i><br /><i><i>“</i>What does real love between really different people look like?<i>”<br /></i></i><br />Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob’s half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about <i>everything</i>. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she’s gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality, and, of course, love. <br /> <br />Written with humor and vulnerability, this deeply relatable graphic memoir is a love letter to the art of conversation—and to the hope that hovers in our most difficult questions.<br /><br /><b>Praise for </b><i><b>Good Talk</b></i><br /><br />“Emphasizes the complexities of being part of an interracial family and the struggles of parenting in the present moment.”<b>—<i>Time</i></b><br /><br />“<i>Good Talk</i> uses a masterful mix of pictures and words to speak on life’s most uncomfortable conversations.”<b>—<i>io9</i></b><br /><b><i><br /></i></b>“Mira Jacob just made me toss everything I thought was possible in a book-as-art-object into the garbage. Her new book changes everything.”<b>—Kiese Laymon, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Heavy</i></b>
The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
by Thi Bui

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<DIV><B>National bestseller</B><BR /><B>2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist<BR /> ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection<BR /> Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection<BR /> ALA 2018 Notable Books Selection<BR /><BR /> An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui</B>.<BR />  <BR /> This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.<BR />  <BR /> At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home.<BR />  <BR /> In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” <I>The Best We Could Do</I> brings to life Thi Bui’s journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.</DIV>
The Complete Harvard Classics and Shelf of Fiction (A to Z Classi...
by , A to Z Classics

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English

Pages

40335

Publication Date

January 15, 2019

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( newly updated TOC )<br /><br />The Harvard Universal Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909.<br /><br />Eliot had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. (Originally he had said a three-foot shelf.) The publisher P. F. Collier and Son saw an opportunity and challenged Eliot to make good on this statement by selecting an appropriate collection of works, and the Harvard Classics was the result.<br /><br />Eliot worked for one year with William A. Neilson, a professor of English; Eliot determined the works to be included and Neilson selected the specific editions and wrote introductory notes. Each volume had 400–450 pages, and the included texts are "so far as possible, entire works or complete segments of the world's written legacies." The collection was widely advertised by Collier and Son, in Collier's and elsewhere, with great success.<br /><br />Eight years later Eliot added a further 20 volumes as a sub-collection titled 'The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction', offering some of the greatest novels and short stories of world literature. The exhaustive anthology of the 'The Harvard Classics' comprises every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject up to the twentieth century.
Green River Killer (Second Edition)
by Jeff Jensen

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

February 12, 2019

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The story of one of America's most notorious killers is revealed in this true-crime comic unlike any other!<br /><br />Throughout the 1980s, the highest priority of Seattle-area police was the apprehension of the Green River Killer, the man responsible for the murders of dozens of women. In 1990, with the body count numbering at least forty-eight, the case was put in the hands of a single detective, Tom Jensen. After twenty years, when the killer was finally captured with the help of DNA technology, Jensen spent 180 days interviewing Gary Leon Ridgway in an effort to learn his most closely held secrets&mdash;an epic confrontation with evil that proved as disturbing and surreal as can be imagined.<br /><br />Written by Jensen's own son, acclaimed entertainment writer Jeff Jensen, <i>Green River Killer: A True Detective Story</i> presents the ultimate insider's account of America's most prolific serial killer.<br /><br />* Combines a historic manhunt with a compelling family story!<br /><br />* Written by <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>'s Jeff Jensen!<br /><br />* The ultimate true crime graphic novel!<br /><br />* For fans of <i>From Hell</i> and <i>Torso</i>.
The Girl Who Danced With Death Vol. 4 (The Millennium Trilogy)
by Sylvain Runberg

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English

Pages

183

Publication Date

December 05, 2018

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With her friend trinity kidnapped, Lisbeth and her old ally Mikael Blomkvist track down the mysterious Sparta.<br /><br />The sequel to Stieg Larsson’s novel trilogy, beloved heroine Lisbeth Salander returns in a brand new thriller.

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