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The Magnolia Story (Hardcover) ~ Chip Gaines Cover Art
Escape Clause (A Virgil Flowers Novel) (Hardcover) ~ John Sandford Cover Art
The Secret History of Twin Peaks (Hardcover) ~ Mark Frost Cover Art
The Making of Outlander: The Series: The Official Guide to Seaso... Cover Art

1.  The Magnolia Story (Hardcover) ~ Chip Gaines
Are you ready to see your fixer upper? These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like—Who are these people?What’s the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life? By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of Fixer Upper, they have become America’s new best friends. The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today. They both attended Baylor University in Waco. However, their paths did not cross until Chip checked his car into the local Firestone tire shop where Joanna worked behind the counter. Even back then Chip was a serial entrepreneur who, among other things, ran a lawn care company, sold fireworks, and flipped houses. Soon they were married and living in their first fixer upper. Four children and countless renovations later, Joanna garners the attention of a television producer who notices her work on a blog one day. In The Magnolia Story fans will finally get to join the Gaines behind the scenes and discover: The time Chip ran to the grocery store and forgot to take their new, sleeping baby Joanna’s agonizing decision to close her dream business to focus on raising their children When Chip buys a houseboat, sight-unseen, and it turns out to be a leaky wreck Joanna’s breakthrough moment of discovering the secret to creating a beautiful home Harrowing stories of the financial ups and downs as an entrepreneurial couple Memories and photos from Chip and Jo’s wedding The significance of the word magnolia and why it permeates everything they do The way the couple pays the popularity of Fixer Upper forward, sharing the success with others, and bolstering the city of Waco along the way And yet there is still one lingering question for fans of the show: Is Chip really that funny? “Oh yeah,” says Joanna. “He was, and still is, my first fixer upper.”

2.  Escape Clause (A Virgil Flowers Novel) (Hardcover) ~ John Sandford
Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm. In Virgil Flowers’ case, make that two. The exceptional new thriller from the writer whose books are “pure reading pleasure” (Booklist). The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large, and very rare, Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they’ve been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some of them are a great deal more extreme than others—as Virgil is about to find out. Then there’s the homefront. Virgil’s relationship with his girlfriend Frankie has been getting kind of serious, but when Frankie’s sister Sparkle moves in for the summer, the situation gets a lot more complicated. For one thing, her research into migrant workers is about to bring her up against some very violent people who emphatically do not want to be researched. For another…she thinks Virgil’s kind of cute. “You mess around with Sparkle,” Frankie told Virgil, “you could get yourself stabbed.” “She carries a knife?” “No, but I do.” Forget a storm—this one’s a tornado.

3.  The Secret History of Twin Peaks (Hardcover) ~ Mark Frost
From the co-creator of the landmark series, the story millions of fans have been waiting to get their hands on for 25 long years. The Secret History of Twin Peaks enlarges the world of the original series, placing the unexplained phenomena that unfolded there into a vastly layered, wide-ranging history, beginning with the journals of Lewis and Clark and ending with the shocking events that closed the finale. The perfect way to get in the mood for the upcoming Showtime series.

4.  The Making of Outlander: The Series: The Official Guide to Seasons One & Two (Hardcover) ~ Tara Bennett
Get an exclusive look behind the scenes of the first two seasons of Outlander with this official, fully illustrated companion to the hit Starz television series based on the bestselling novels. It was only a matter of time before Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander saga made the leap from book to hit TV series, and the millions of readers captivated by the epic romance of Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser have eagerly followed. Now the must-watch drama has inspired this must-have guide, which reveals that it takes a village (or perhaps a Scottish isle) to bring the breathtaking world of Outlander to life in front of our eyes. Spanning the first two seasons of the Starz network sensation, The Making of Outlander leads readers behind the scenes and straight into the action as cast members, writers, producers, musicians, costume designers, set decorators, technicians, and more share the many adventures and challenges they face to make this sweeping saga come alive on the screen. In exclusive interviews, the show’s stars, including Caitriona Balfe (Claire), Sam Heughan (Jamie), and Tobias Menzies (Frank Randall/Black Jack Randall), discuss the daunting task of embodying some of fiction’s most beloved characters—and satisfying the high expectations of devoted Outlander readers. Executive producer and showrunner Ronald D. Moore looks at the inner workings of the writers’ room, shares his crew’s travels to the authentic overseas locations, and chronicles the brainstorming, building, breakneck pacing, and boundless energy that make everything from the show’s architecture to its outfits period-perfect. In addition, the book examines all the Outlander episodes through exclusive interviews with their writers and directors, providing fascinating facts into the making of each hour. Best of all, The Making of Outlander offers a veritable feast of lavish photographs—including an array of images spotlighting the stars in all their characters’ grandeur and up-close personal portraits. Featuring an introduction by Diana Gabaldon herself, this magnificent insider’s look at the world of the Outlander TV series is the companion all fans will want by their side.

Authors to Watch (and Read)

The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike. And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister, Ginny. But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone -- or something -- starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects... Harry Potter himself?
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 2) (Hardcover) ~ J.K. Rowling
Oct 4, 2016

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October 11, 2016

  Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix and Slow-Cooker Recipes (Hardcover) ~ Gina Homolka
  Small Great Things: A Novel (Hardcover) ~ Jodi Picoult
  Upstream: Selected Essays (Hardcover) ~ Mary Oliver
  Star Wars Ahsoka (Hardcover) ~ E.K. Johnston
  Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck (Hardcover) ~ DFTL

October 18, 2016

  The Magnolia Story (Hardcover) ~ Chip Gaines
  The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living (Hardcover) ~ Ryan Holiday
  Escape Clause (A Virgil Flowers Novel) (Hardcover) ~ John Sandford
  The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting (Paperback) ~ Jimmy Moore
  World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook (Hardcover) ~ Chelsea Monroe-Cassel

October 25, 2016

  Pusheen Coloring Book (Paperback) ~ Claire Belton
  The Whistler (Hardcover) ~ John Grisham
  Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (Hardcover) ~ Ina Garten
  The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life (Hardcover) ~ Ann Voskamp
  Appetites: A Cookbook (Hardcover) ~ Anthony Bourdain

November 1, 2016

  Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down (Hardcover) ~ Jeff Kinney
  Dan and Phil Go Outside (Hardcover) ~ Dan Howell
  The Wrong Side of Goodbye (A Harry Bosch Novel) (Hardcover) ~ Michael Connelly
  The American Cancer Society New Healthy Eating Cookbook (Healthy for Life) (Paperback) ~ Jeanne Besser
  The Lyrics: 1961-2012 (Hardcover) ~ Bob Dylan

November 8, 2016

  Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables (Hardcover) ~ Anthony William
  Dave Sim's Cerebus: Cover Art Treasury HC (Hardcover) ~ Gerhard
  Orion of the Dunes: A Biography of Henry Beston (Hardcover) ~ Daniel Payne
  JIM MORRISON AND THE DOORS: RIDE THE SNAKE: 50 Years of Classic Writing (Paperback) ~ Jerry Hopkins
  Spiderwoman's Dream (Paperback) ~ Alicia Otis (Author)

November 15, 2016

  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay (Hardcover) ~ J.K. Rowling
  Dalí: Les Diners de Gala (Hardcover) ~ Salvador Dalí
  Dork Diaries 11: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy (Hardcover) ~ Rachel Renée Russell
  Turbo Twenty-Three: A Stephanie Plum Novel (Hardcover) ~ Janet Evanovich
  No Man's Land (John Puller Series) (Hardcover) ~ David Baldacci

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