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Week of August 7, 2017

Paperback releases for the week of August 7th include A LIFE IN PARTS, a poignant, funny and inspiring memoir --- both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion and craft --- from Bryan Cranston, the beloved star of "Breaking Bad"; THE STORY OF KULLERVO, the first publication of a previously unknown work of fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien; and CRUEL BEAUTIFUL WORLD by Caroline Leavitt, which finds a 16-year-old girl about to run away with a much older man to live off the grid in rural Pennsylvania, a rash act that will have vicious repercussions for both her and her older sister.