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Out Of Mesopotamia

Abdoh, Salar
Informed by firsthand experience on the battlefronts of Iraq and Syria, Abdoh captures the horror, confusion, and absurdity of combat from a seldom-glimpsed perspective that expands our understanding of the war novel.

Cornelius Sky

Brandoff, Timothy
Cornelius Sky is an elegant picaresque that beautifully captures a city on the edge of ruin, from its richest and most privileged heights, to its poorest and most depraved corners.

The Schrodinger Girl

Brett, Laurel
"In this mind-bending experimental thriller, an uptight scientist being dragged kicking and screaming into the 1960s is as depressed as he is bored--at least, until he meets a mysterious woman he becomes obsessed with, who then splinters into four different versions of herself, each with their own take on the scientist's intentions."

Around Harvard Square

Farley, C.J.
It's the nineties, and Tosh Livingston, straight-A student and superstar athlete, is living the dream. He's made it out of upstate New York and into the incoming freshman class at Harvard University. But after an accident blows up his basketball-playing hopes, he discovers a new purpose in life - to win the frenzied competition for a spot on the staff of the Harvard Harpoon, the school's legendary humour magazine.

Where Is My Mind?

Francis, Black

The Darkest Hearts: A D Hunter Mystery

George, Nelson
The Darkest Hearts reflects the challenges of being a black businessperson in an era when the rules of entrepreneurship are constantly shifting beneath an increasingly polarized political environment.

Santa Fe Noir

Gore, Ariel
Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city.

Like This Afternoon Forever

Manrique, Jaime
For the last fifty years, the Colombian drug cartels, various insurgent groups, and the government have fought over the control of the drug traffic, in the process destroying vast stretches of the Amazon, devastating Indian communities, and killing tens of thousands of homesteaders caught in the middle of the conflict. Inspired by these events, Jaime Manrique's sixth novel, Like This Afternoon Forever, weaves in two narratives: the shocking story of a series of murders known internationally as 'the false positives,' and the related story of two gay Catholic priests who become lovers when they meet in the seminary.

South Central Noir

Phillips, Gary
The Akashic Noir Series' forensic study of Southern California sharpens its focus on one of Los Angeles's most recognized neighborhoods.

The 59th Street Bridge Song (feelin' Groovy)

Simon, Paul

Denver Noir

Swanson, Cynthia
Denver enters the Noir Series arena with a wide range of mile-high misgivings and perils.

The Committee

Watson, Sterling
In the late 1950s, Gainesville, Florida, seems to be a sleepy university town. Its residents live, by outward appearances, ordinary lives. And yet the town is far from ordinary. The most private acts of professors, students, townspeople rich and poor, and politicians are under the close scrutiny of a shadowy group of men--the Committee--who use the powers of government and the police to investigate, threaten, and control this increasingly fearful community.