New Year, New Book Culture Selects Picks!

Happy New Year from all of us here at Book Culture Selects! The holiday season was huge for us, and we're so excited and honored to start reading with so many of you! 
January was a record-breaking month for us; we sent out over twice as many boxes as any previous month since the program's launch. We also sent out the very first selections from our two brand new programs, Life Stories and Poetry. All in all, a thrilling start to 2017. 

Here's the full list of titles from our first batch of Selects in the new year:

                

New and Noteworthy Fiction Hardcover: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
New and Noteworthy Fiction Paperback: God's Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher
New and Noteworthy Non-Fiction Hardcover: Bellevue by David Oshinsky
New and Noteworthy Non-Fiction Paperback: Rosemary by Kate Clifford Larson
Literature in Translation: Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada
Around the World: Owls Do Cry by Janet Frame
Forever Young Adult: Scythe by Neal Schusterman
Life Stories: I'm Supposed to Protect You From All of This by Nadja Spiegelman
Poetry: Violet Energy Ingots by Hoa Nguyen

Intrigued by any of these titles? You can learn more about each program here on the main Selects page. There you'll also find helpful FAQs and links to sign up and start reading with us!

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News of the World: A Novel By Paulette Jiles Cover Image
$22.99
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ISBN: 9780062409201
Published: William Morrow - October 4th, 2016

"... an exploration of the power of community, the challenges of adapting to new cultures, and the bonds we form when we make our own families. Paulette Jiles writes with a beauty born of simplicity." - Cari, Book Culture Selects letter, New and Noteworthy Fiction hardcover, January


God's Kingdom: A Novel By Howard Frank Mosher Cover Image
$16.00
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ISBN: 9781250096364
Published: Picador - October 11th, 2016

"...set in a beautiful region of rural Vermont bordering Canada known as Northeast Kingdom (hence, the title) which in many ways acts as the most major character in the story. The prose is soft but the content is anything but lightweight" - Lucas, Book Culture Selects letter, New and Noteworthy Fiction paperback, January


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Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter By Kate Clifford Larson Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9780544811904
Availability: Not In Stock - Usually ships in 3-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - October 18th, 2016

"In this important biography, Kate Clifford Larson takes us to the heart of the family, chronicling the life of Rosemary, the third Kennedy child... whose cruel fate helped inspire change for millions of people." - Laura, Book Culture Selects letter, New and Noteworthy Non-Fiction paperback, January


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Memoirs of a Polar Bear By Yoko Tawada, Susan Bernofsky (Translated by) Cover Image
By Yoko Tawada, Susan Bernofsky (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811225786
Availability: On hand at one or more locations, see product page for details
Published: New Directions - November 8th, 2016

"... a novel of blurred lines: of the real and the dream, of the the animal and the human, of the audience and the performer. It is full of keen and occasionally satirical observations about humanity, outsiders, and love..." - Cari, Book Culture Selects letter, Literature in Translation, January


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Owls Do Cry: A Novel By Janet Frame Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781619028401
Availability: On hand at one or more locations, see product page for details
Published: Counterpoint - December 13th, 2016

" Frame is a master lyricist and the inner lives of her characters are rich beyond measure." - Devon, Book Culture Selects letter, Around the World, January


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Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) By Neal Shusterman Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781442472426
Availability: Not In Stock - Usually ships in 3-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 22nd, 2016

"In the future, technology has solved all of humanity's problems -- including mortality. But at what cost? If there's no pain, no fear of death, can we be trusted to truly live? Neal Shusterman explores this question with an exceedingly sly and smart touch." - Haley, Book Culture Selects letter, Forever Young Adult, January


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I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This: A Memoir By Nadja Spiegelman Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9781594631924
Published: Riverhead Books - August 2nd, 2016

"...never have I seen an author draw such clear lines between mothers and daughters and the impact they have on each other from generation to generation. Equal parts joyful and infuriating..." - Laura, Book Culture Selects letter, Life Stories, January


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Violet Energy Ingots By Hoa Nguyen Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9781940696348
Published: Wave Books - September 6th, 2016

"Nguyen's poems are small romps through once familiar territories-- work, love, frustration, bodily ailments-- made fresh by her odd, acrobatic voice." - Maeve, Book Culture Selects letter, Poetry, January