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Ninth House Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250751362
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 20th, 2020

Ninth House thrusts readers headfirst into a dark portrayal of Yale and New Haven, CT, filled with secrets, ghosts, and unspeakable evil. It's a mystery, a ghost story, and a journey of understanding for a young woman who has lived a life twisted and tormented by forces she couldn't hope to understand. The world within this novel is propulsive and intense. You won't want to put this one down.

— Becky


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Janis: Her Life and Music Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476793115
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 13th, 2020

Janis Joplin's heroin overdose at age 27 has come to define her for many. But between January 19, 1943 and October 4, 1970, Janis lived a life full of bittersweet relations with friends and family, a tragic decision-making ability and, most of all, a soul born to sing the blues. With access to personal letters, confidants, and band members, George-Warren leads us through Janis' bumpy life. This is her overdue and penultimate biography.      

— Sharon


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The Siberian Dilemma (The Arkady Renko Novels #9) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439140260
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 13th, 2020

I love spending any time I can with my favorite detective, Arkady Renko. Off in the wilds of the Siberian forest, anything can happen, and Arkady can handle it all—except Tatiana! Loved it!

— Jamie


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Christmas at the Island Hotel: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062911285
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 20th, 2020

I am always eager to read a new Jenny Colgan book, and this one did not disappoint.  It is the fourth in the “Mure” series about the fictional Scottish island and it’s quirky inhabitants. You don’t have to read the first three books to enjoy this uplifting Christmas story, but you won’t regret it if you do. As always, Colgan subtly touches on topical issues. Fun, funny, and sweet without being sappy, it’s a perfect escape.

— Laura B.


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Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358410768
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Published: Mariner Books - October 6th, 2020

If The Westing Game is on your stack of favorites, this book is for you! With the death of eccentric, and rich, Vincent Pryce (note the Y), a mysterious game is set in motion with a coveted prize – to become one of Vincent’s heirs. As a huge fan of character driven novels, I quickly fell in love with the entire quirky crew of players as they learned more about each other and scoured Boston for clues. Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts is an emotionally powerful story of grief and self-discovery wrapped in humor and riddles, I couldn't stop reading until I got to the end. 

— Lindsey


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Things in Jars: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982121297
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Published: Washington Square Press - September 29th, 2020

Jess Kidd’s stories are mesmerizing and miraculous with bizarre and captivating characters. My favorite of her incredible characters is Detective Bridie Devine, an extraordinary woman who unearths strange secrets amongst the grimy and dangerous streets of Victorian London in search of  a missing child (a very strange child indeed). Please add the wildly imaginative Jess Kidd to your “must read” list as I have!

— Julie


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Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143108979
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Published: Penguin Books - October 6th, 2020

The Crusades lasted from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries, but the effects of this monumental clash of cultures and religions are still felt today. As with his other books, Dan Jones has taken this very complex history and presented it to us in a well organized, logical and (above all) entertaining way. Dive in and come away with broad understanding of the forces and motives from all sides, underlying so many centuries of hatred and bloodshed. One of Jones’s best!

— Gail


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Imaginary Friend Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538731352
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 6th, 2020

I have waited 20 years for Stephen Chbosky’s SECOND book!  I was a huge fan of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and his second novel Imaginary Friend, a literary horror, did not disappoint.  Chbosky has the ability to brilliantly blend his style of true heart and soul empathy for his characters that I fell in love with 20 years ago with bone tingling chills.  I built a mystical treehouse beside a gang of 7-year-old best friends, I ran along with a mother fighting for her son’s life and her own, and I was charmed by the love an elderly man has for his brother that disappeared decades ago.  Imaginary Friend is a mix of Stranger Things meets IT meets Stand By Me.  A perfect Fall read—but let’s face it, I will probably find an excuse to read it during other seasons!  

— Britt


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A Single Thread: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525558262
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Published: Penguin Books - October 6th, 2020

In 1930's England, as elsewhere, war has changed the role of women - even as society resists acknowledging either the necessity or the desire for change. Violet, a 30-something "surplus" woman, joins a society of broderers, and learns to make something serviceable, and even beautiful, from separate threads, in embroidery and life.

— Laura


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American Cheese: An Indulgent Odyssey Through the Artisan Cheese World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062934895
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 6th, 2020

I love cheese. After reading this fascinating look at the world of American artisan cheese, written with warmth, humor, and delicious descriptions... I realized that I know nothing about what it is to truly love cheese. But I want to learn, and this book is a great start. Berkowitz lets the cheese makers and their products take center stage as he travels to farms, conventions, cheese shops, secret tasting parties, and more. Light and adventurous, this book has given me a list of cheese makers that I'll definitely be checking out, and a base knowledge of cheese making that helps me appreciate it even more. 

— Lindsey


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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101972052
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Published: Vintage - September 29th, 2020

Furious Hours unravels the story of the trial and murder of Alabama serial killer Reverend Willie Maxwell, the lawyer who represented him, and Harper Lee’s inspiration for her book “The Reverend,” -  a book she researched and obsessed about for years, but never completed.

A mesmerizing look into Lee’s life after To Kill A Mockingbird  and her struggles to translate murder, courtroom drama, and racial politics in the 70’s into her version of a true-crime story. Fans of Harper Lee and Truman Capote alike will devour this captivating story!

— Sue


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The Topeka School: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250758002
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Published: Picador - September 29th, 2020

One of the most anticipated books of the season, The Topeka School has so much going for it.  Ambitious and thought-provoking, this novel is not only an impressive addition to the recent trend of autofiction, but a nuanced look at many of the social dynamics at play in present day America.  Rooted in 1990s Kansas, you won't find a better novel about the dynamics of a specific family combined with the trajectory of our society.

— Kelly


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The Chain Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316531238
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Published: Mulholland Books - September 22nd, 2020

Imagine receiving a phone call from someone who tells you they’ve kidnapped your child and in order to get him/her back you must kidnap another person’s child ... and once you've done that then your own will be released. If you don’t complete this task in 24 hours “The Chain” will be broken and your child will be murdered. One morning, Rachel O’Neill receives such a call and is forced to do the unthinkable to secure her daughter’s release and continue The Chain.

A nail-biting, page-turning thriller!

— Sue


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Know My Name: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735223721
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Published: Penguin Books - August 18th, 2020

This searing, powerful memoir blew me away with incredible storytelling and impressive writing.  Chanel Miller is a woman we can all look up to for her grace, strength, and perseverance, and this very personal look at what she went through following her sexual assault enraged me and broke my heart, but ultimately gave me hope. Truly remarkable. 

— Kelly


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The Whispers of War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982107802
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Published: Gallery Books - September 22nd, 2020

For fans of strong women, circa WWII, this story of three young British women preparing for war is an engaging read. One of the three long-time friends was born in Germany and is threatened with internment in the UK once war is declared. Through friendship, courage and caring they work together to save her.

— Barb


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All This Could Be Yours Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358361336
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Published: Mariner Books - September 15th, 2020

As in some of my favorite works of fiction, the characters in this novel are messy while the writing is impeccable.  A master of relatably imperfect subjects, Jami Attenberg has produced a stunning family drama, with the thoughts, feelings, and circumstances of all involved members examined from every angle.  You'll be hard pressed to find a more impressive and prolific chronicler of the shadows of family dynamics writing today.

— Kelly


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The Dearly Beloved: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982104535
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

Get pulled right into this relatable story with brilliant character development. Two couples meet in 1963 when both husbands are called as ministers to a NYC church. The similarities end there. The narrative carries you through the ensuing years of questioning faith, political activism, personal tragedy, and hard won joy. Introspective dialog questions faith, reason, fate, and marriage. The Dearly Beloved will resonate long after you finish reading it.

— Barb


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Ellie and the Harpmaker Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984803801
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Published: Berkley - September 8th, 2020

If you’re looking for a refreshingly lighthearted read, then look no further! This is a stunning debut from Hazel Prior. Prior’s characters are delightful, human, and, above all, authentic. I fell in love with this absolute gem of a novel and never wanted it to end.

— Nicole


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Cilka's Journey: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250265692
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 8th, 2020

Cilka’s Journey, the much anticipated sequel to The Tattooist of Auschwitz, tells the story of Cilka Klein after she leaves Auschwitz’s Birkenau concentration camp. When the camp is liberated at the end of the war, Cilka is found guilty of conspiring with the enemy and sent to a Siberian labor camp for 15 years where she is forced to live and work under deplorable conditions. An inspirational and moving story of courage and resilience in the bleakest of circumstances.

— Sue


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Nothing to See Here Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062913494
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Published: Ecco - September 1st, 2020

Flying under the radar, this book is a must read for anyone. With his tongue-in-cheek wit, Wilson’s tale reflects on who we are today and how we got here. Laugh out loud with this one, because if you don’t, you might burst into flames.

— Terri

With both fantasy and reality... yes, just go with it, you will be both moved and entertained by this insightful book about loyalty, parenting, and self-worth. 

— Andie

"Hi Roxanne. Listen, I'm going to be late today. I know, but I'm reading Nothing to See Here and I can't put it down, it's just so great! Yes, the one where the kids burst into flames when they get upset. No, I don't know why. The stepmother hires an old 'frenemy' to keep them out of sight. Yes, very funny, but also so poignant. Sure, you get it next!" 

— Sharon

Kevin Wilson certainly has an imagination and wit. This seemingly preposterous story has lessons for us, and along the way, we get to read a rollicking tale that had me glued to the book.

— Roxanne

After reading author Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s (Fleishman Is in Trouble) rave review of Kevin Wilson’s latest, I had to read it! While I wondered how a novel that includes two children who are able to spontaneously combust would actually work, trust me, it does, and it’s terrific!

— Marilyn

Of course I had to hop on the Nothing to See Here bandwagon and I am so glad I did! This book is simultaneously subversive and a bit bonkers, while being poignant and warm and fuzzy. I was angry, dismayed, touched, and laughing out loud! I dare you to not have your heart crack wide open.  

— Julie

Started this book in the morning and did not want to go to work! This has an intriguing story line with twin children that occasionally burst into flames but are not hurt by the fire. Wow! What follows is a story about love, compassion, parenthood, and responsibility, especially when all of these things get in the way of our ambitions and self-interests. Loved it!

— Gail


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The World That We Knew: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501137587
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 1st, 2020

When reading an Alice Hoffman novel, I have to take time to pull myself back to our world from the one she has created, and her latest is no exception. This time, she brings magical realism to a story that begins in Berlin during the Nazi regime and follows Lea, a young girl, Ava, a mystical Jewish creature known as a golem, and Ettie, Ava’s creator. A remarkable book from a most gifted storyteller.

— Marilyn

Life. Death. Love. Resistance. Faith. Survival.  A beautifully written, thoughtful, fairy-tale-esque novel about what people do for love, and what people did to survive during the Holocaust. Looking down at these characters from a narrated distance, we are allowed the truth of what happens to each of them. I appreciated that much of the story focused on the French resistance, a topic that doesn't often make it into fiction. Though difficult to read at times, this heart-wrenching story was nevertheless one I'm glad I read and that I highly recommend. 

— Lindsey


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The Man Who Saw Everything Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632869852
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 1st, 2020

This was the first work of Deborah Levy's that I've read, and it impressed me thoroughly.  The setting, in late 1980s London and East Germany, sets the stage for a story told with a uniquely ethereal use of time, and characters who make you yearn to delve more deeply into their lives.  Levy pushes you to consider the effects of perspective, of relationships, of chance- and she does it all masterfully.

— Kelly


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Red at the Bone: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525535287
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 1st, 2020

I could rave endlessly about all the ways that Jacqueline Woodson's writing impresses me - the unparalleled prose, the depth of character, the lyricism woven throughout - but in the end, what always blows me away is how viscerally her books allow me to feel their events and emotions.  Here, each alternating character, telling the story of an evolving family through times of love and conflict, resonates with depth and humanity.  Another masterful work that you'll be drawn to read over and over.

— Kelly


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Underland: A Deep Time Journey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393358094
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

From the first page, I knew that Robert Macfarlane’s Underland: A Deep Time Journey was one of those rare books that would change the way I see the world and our place in the universe. To truly understand where we've been, why we are where we are, and what our future holds, we must look for answers in the underland, Earth’s astonishingly complex subterranean world. From the shallow underland of tree roots and fungi to the miles-deep underland where scientists sit in laboratories carved out of massive salt deposits attempting to reveal the mysteries of dark matter in order to better understand the origin of our universe, we have much to learn about our planet’s history if we want to solve the most threatening existential issues of our time.  

You’ve never experienced anything like Underland before. And I guarantee that the next time you’re laying on the beach or working in your garden, your hands digging down into the cool earth, you’ll find yourself wondering what miraculous things are happening below you, down in the dark.

 - Brian

 


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When We Were Vikings Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982126773
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - August 25th, 2020

I have a very large soft spot for heroes who are not the epitome of society’s idea of “typical,” so when Zelda declares she’s a Viking, I’m right behind her.  When she finds out her brother has gotten into deep water, she decides to break all the rules (her rules!) and take things into her own hands, making her own legend despite all odds. For fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, and The Rosie Project.

— Terri


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The Trojan War Museum: and Other Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393358346
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 25th, 2020

This debut story collection impressed me deeply.  The stories within feel both modern and traditional, and are each unique and interesting, with a sly sense of humor woven throughout.  The author's inventiveness delighted me, although all her stories remain grounded in history and humanity.  You won't regret picking this book up for even a moment.

— Kelly


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Agent Running in the Field: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984878892
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Published: Penguin Books - August 18th, 2020

This is a current Russian spy story, with all of the clever twists, sense of humor, and building suspense you would expect of Le Carre! Nat is a 47-year-old British Intelligence officer about to retire - or is he? There might be one more assignment London has left for him. Particularly timely as I just finished reading Red Notice

— Barb


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Little Disasters: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501172229
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - August 18th, 2020

Once I started reading this book I couldn’t put it down, finishing it in one delicious day. Sarah Vaughan touches on friendships, childbirth, parenting, career choices, family, guilt, and secrets in this fast-paced drama. Liz, Jess, Mel, Charlotte and their husbands meet in childbirth classes and become fast friends as their families grow. As often happens as life gets busy, they fail to notice when one is struggling until it’s almost too late. As events spin out of control, your heart will break for everyone involved, especially the children.

— Laura B.


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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780525541349
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 11th, 2020

Olga Tokarczuk is an established literary superstar in Poland - and for good reason.  This smart, singular novel falls somewhere between murder mystery and ecological thriller. It manages to be warm, funny, and suspenseful while eliciting deep thoughts on the consequences of human involvement in nature.  Through her eccentric, astrology-minded narrator, Tokarczuk paints a vivid picture of all the varying facets of life in a remote area of the European countryside, and all the many living creatures that populate it.

— Kelly


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The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101971383
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Published: Anchor - August 4th, 2020

A modern, wonderfully layered fairy tale we've waited years for, beautifully told by the author of The Night Circus, a book I wish I could live inside of. The Starless Sea is a gorgeously written love story to books and storytelling. Hints of The Neverending StoryAlice in Wonderland, and numerous other comforting classics blend seamlessly with a unique series of stories that blend into one, unlike anything I've ever read before. I know that when I read this book again I will notice more details that I missed the first time around, and I can't wait to explore it again. Thank you, Erin Morgenstern. It is beautiful. And perfect.

— Lindsey


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Sweet Sorrow: The long-awaited new novel from the best-selling author of ONE DAY Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358248361
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Published: Mariner Books - August 4th, 2020

I loved this story!  It's more than a coming-of-age novel....it's relatable, full of surprises, funny, and sad. Nicholls, author of One Day, has written a new page turner about "first love" with all it's vulnerabilities and passion; and complicated by a very dysfunctional family.  Like when finishing a book by Fredrik Backman, you will be thinking of these characters long after the last page.  

— Barb


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Home for Erring and Outcast Girls: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451499349
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 4th, 2020

This is first and foremost a book about history, and how our life narratives parallel those of people born decades earlier. Alternating between the present day and the early twentieth century, Home for Erring and Outcast Girls explores the lives of fallen women who desperately seek refuge from their struggles, and whose only hope is to find a place to call Home. I found myself laughing, smiling, and shedding tears with the characters in this book. This historical fiction novel is a touching tribute to the Berachah Home, and all the women who lived there. 

— Nicole


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Travel Light, Move Fast Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101979815
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Published: Penguin Books - August 4th, 2020

A clever and amusing memoir, and a tribute to Alexandra's father - a "self-exiled" Brit who moved to Africa. How anyone could thrive, let alone survive, under such incredible hardships (both physically and emotionally) points to the resilience, passion, and respect of one amazing family.  I have earmarked so many pages to read again. I love everything she writes!

— Barb


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Wild Game: My Mother, Her Secret, and Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358361329
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Published: Mariner Books - July 7th, 2020

Wild Game is a memoir about Adrienne's complicated relationship with her magnetic yet difficult mother. I read it from start to finish in one sitting. The New York Times said Wild Game is "riveting and harrowing" and "gorgeously written," and I could not agree more. This book is truly that good. 

— Roxanne


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My Life as a Villainess: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062997333
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 4th, 2020

Readers know best-selling author Laura Lippman for her award-winning crime fiction. But did you know she is also funny, with a sharp, self-deprecating wit? This collection of essays is a look at her life as a newspaper reporter in Waco, TX, and Baltimore, her experiences as an older mom, and her friendships, including a poignant chapter on the late Anthony Bourdain.

— Marilyn


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One to Watch: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525510444
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - July 7th, 2020

This is my kind of summer read! Fun, fast-paced, AND well-written, with depth and humor. A plus-sized fashion blogger accepts the challenge of starring in a “Bachelorette” -like show. She, and we, think we know what Bea is in for, but this witty romp through reality tv has more to offer than the expected pitfalls and outcomes. Thoroughly satisfying.

— Laura


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How Lulu Lost Her Mind Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982118112
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Published: Gallery Books - July 21st, 2020

Lou Ann Hunter, as “Lulu the Love Guru,” has her life under control until she puts her career on hold to care for Patricia, her mom with Alzheimer’s disease. Rachel Gibson writes of the mother/daughter dynamic and the roller coaster of emotions and frustrations of caring for a sick parent with the much needed humor of someone who’s been there. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be happy you read it.

— Laura B.


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Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250313188
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Published: Tordotcom - July 14th, 2020

Necromancers… in space. Intrigued? Gideon the Ninth is the classic “strangers meet at a haunted house” mystery, with a fun twist. The gathering is between the heirs of eight necromancer houses and their cavaliers, and they must solve riddles in order to learn new necromancy techniques. But then people start dying. I absolutely loved Gideon and her necromancer Harrowhawk. Their love/hate relationship was hilarious, moving, and filled with snarky humor that made me grin. Mix all of that with skeleton monsters, abandoned scientific laboratories, sword fights, and spaceships… and you have a unique, amazing book that I can’t stop thinking about.

— Lindsey


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Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!: Deep Inside Valley of the Dolls, the Most Beloved Bad Book and Movie of All Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143133506
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Published: Penguin Books - June 2nd, 2020

This book is just pure fun! An inside look at the making of the film Valley of the Dolls, based on Jacqueline Susann’s best-selling 1966 novel. And what a ride it is! Full of dishy gossip and over-the-top diva behavior, it’s the film that became the original camp classic. Settle back in your beach chair and enjoy!

— Marilyn


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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525510895
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 7th, 2020

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Three Women Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451642308
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

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Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe?: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643750781
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Published: Algonquin Books - July 14th, 2020

Usually being kidnapped is a bad thing…

Blistering with humor, Calvin’s aunt (the kidnapper) is just the charismatic bad guy that Calvin (the kidnapped) needs on his journey to manhood (somewhere in his late 40’s). Unexpected twists and theatrical characters make this novel pure fun.

— Jamie


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Chances Are . . .: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101971994
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Published: Vintage - July 7th, 2020

When three 66-year-old men reunite on Martha's Vineyard it's not just about reminiscing. Back in the late 60's there was the Vietnam draft, drugs, partying at a private Connecticut college, many secrets, and believe it or not - an unsolved mystery!  Richard Russo is at his best with this new stand-alone novel.  Relatable characters and suspenseful twists will have you second guessing till the end!  

— Barb


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The Escape Room: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250219664
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 7th, 2020

Revenge has been called a dish best served cold. But in this crafty thriller, it’s served in a locked, sweltering, claustrophobic elevator in a deserted part of the city where four rich and greedy investment bankers have been lured, then trapped, in a team-building exercise gone awry. Who is at the controls, giving the group cryptic clues to unravel while they try to escape the room, their pasts, and each other? And why did someone bring a gun?

— Marilyn


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What Red Was: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984824424
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Published: Hogarth - July 7th, 2020

What Red Was is a poignant debut novel about the depth of friendship and how its balance is threatened by privilege and trauma. Best friends since University, Kate and Max are inseparable. His wealthy and connected family is opposingly different from her’s, and yet she is welcomed by all of them. One night at a party in Max’s parent’s home, Kate is violently attacked and tells no one. Her silence has a devastating effect on her health and relationships until an unlikely source encourages her to seek help and finally tell her story. Applause for this young(26 yr old) author!

— Sue


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Whisper Network: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250205360
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 7th, 2020

The rumors of sexual harassment on the part of Ames Garrett towards the women of Truviv, Inc. have been whispered for years. When a sudden death puts him in line for CEO, four women, in-house attorneys and an office cleaner, decide enough is enough, with deadly results. At the heart of this thriller is a story that speaks to women struggling to juggle family life, careers, and the ever-present glass ceiling. Sisterhood is powerful!

— Marilyn


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The Need Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982113179
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

I have never stayed up all night reading a book until this one. The building anxiety of this masterpiece of suspense…just woah. Is this mother of two young children crazy? Is she suffering post-partum symptoms? OR is there legit an INTRUDER in her house, threatening the lives of her and her children, while her husband is away?  This is a totally thrilling read, and yet, a commentary on the unrelenting anxiety that comes with motherhood. Read The Need now, thank me later.

— Liz


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The Nickel Boys: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780345804341
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Published: Anchor - June 30th, 2020

Wow! Once again, Colson Whitehead writes with brilliance! Based on the true story of a Florida reform school, he takes us inside the stories of the boys sent to live there in a fictionalized tale. At once devastating and thought provoking, The Nickel Boys kept me reading at a fast and furious pace. It takes talent, which Mr. Whitehead has, to expose horrors but not in a horrific way.

— Lori


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A Nearly Normal Family: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250204592
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Published: Celadon Books - June 30th, 2020


 

“We were a perfectly normal family” begins this gripping Swedish noir thriller. Adam, a pastor, and Ulrika, a criminal defense attorney, find their world turned upside down when their 18-year-old daughter Stella is accused of murdering a man 15 years older. Cleverly told from the three perspectives of father, mother and daughter, this is both a murder mystery and legal thriller. One that asks - how far would you go to protect the ones you love?

— Marilyn


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The Flight Portfolio: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307949714
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Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

Julie Orringer is one of our finest young writers, and her latest book is further evidence of her talent.  Her research of Varian Fry, a real life American who traveled to Marseille and managed to escort renowned writers and artists out of Nazi occupied France, is meticulous.  She mixes facts of Fry's life with fiction to create a riveting historical novel encompassing espionage, love affairs, mystery, and incredible bravery.

— Roxanne