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The Golden Legend

The Golden Legend

When shots ring out on the Grand Trunk Road in the fictional Pakistani city of Zamara, Nargis’s life begins to crumble around her. Soon her husband—and fellow...

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Love and Trouble

Love and Trouble

At mid-life, Claire Dederer developed a sudden yearning for jailbreak. In this exuberant memoir, she reflects on two periods in her life uncannily similar in their emotional...

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Standard Deviation

Standard Deviation

*A Skimm Reads Pick*Washington Post 50 Notable Works of Fiction 2017Kirkus Best Debut Novels 2017Kirkus Best Fictional Families 2017Minnesota Public Radio Best of 2017An uproarious novel...

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The Only Story

The Only Story

From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending, a novel about a young man on the cusp of adulthood and a woman who has long been there, a love story shot through with...

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The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky

The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky

Kirkus Reviews, "11 Debuts You Need to Pay Attention To"HelloGiggles, "Books you don't want to miss"Bustle, "Books you need to know"An ambitious debut, at once timely and...

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Gateway to the Moon

Gateway to the Moon

"If you haven’t read Mary Morris yet, start here. Now. Immediately."Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Small Great ThingsFrom award-winning...

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The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse

The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse

From the beloved and best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series comes a heartwarming tale of hope and friendship set amid the turmoil of World War II....

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Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   -  NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A New York Times Notable BookNamed a best book of the year by Amazon, Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco...

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Hourglass

Hourglass

Elle Best Books of 2017Kirkus Best Books of 2017The best-selling novelist and memoirist delivers her most intimate and powerful work: a piercing,...

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There Your Heart Lies

There Your Heart Lies

At nineteen, Marian Taylor cut herself off from her wealthy, conservative Irish Catholic family and left America to volunteer in the Spanish Civil War—an experience...

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Trajectory

Trajectory

The characters in these four expansive stories are a departure from the blue-collar denizens that populate so many of Richard Russo’s novels; and all are bound together...

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Chemistry

Chemistry

Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award A Washington Post Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Ann Patchett on PBS NewsHour, Minnesota Public...

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First Person

First Person

From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North, the hypnotic tale of a ghost writer writing the memoir of a notorious con man, and the chilling...

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I Was Anastasia

I Was Anastasia

“Compelling and utterly fascinating…drifts far into the mysterious lives of Anastasia Romanov and Anna Anderson.”—Lisa Wingate, author of Before We Were YoursIn an enthralling new...

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The Stars Are Fire

The Stars Are Fire

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERWashington Post 50 Notable Works of Fiction 2017From the New York Times best-selling author of The Weight of Water...

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My Cat Yugoslavia

My Cat Yugoslavia

ONE OF THE BOSTON GLOBE'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA love story about what it means to be an outsider from the most imaginative new voice in international fiction. In...

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Unreliable

Unreliable

Riotous and riveting, this is the story of a charming college professor who most definitely did not—but maybe did—kill his ex-wife. Or someone else. Or no one. Irby...

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Cave Dwellers

Cave Dwellers

In late 1937, a young German lieutenant, Oskar Langweil, is recruited to help overthrow Adolf Hitler. An exiled childhood friend introduces him to Lena, another expat and an avowed...

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The Flight Attendant

The Flight Attendant

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERA USA TODAY BESTSELLER A NATIONAL INDIEBOUND BESTSELLER From the author of The...

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A Reckoning

A Reckoning

It’s 1855, and the Dickinson farm, in the bottom corner of Virginia, is already in debt when a Northern abolitionist arrives and creates havoc among the slaves. Determined to find...

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The Sparsholt Affair

The Sparsholt Affair

From the winner of the Man Booker Prize, a masterly novel that spans seven transformative decades as it plumbs the complex relationships of a remarkable family.  In...

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My Antonia

My Antonia

This 100th Anniversary Edition of Willa Cather’s masterpiece a new introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Jane Smiley.In this symphonically...

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The Gargoyle Hunters

The Gargoyle Hunters

Both his family and his city are crumbling when thirteen-year-old Griffin Watts stumbles headlong into his estranged father’s illicit architectural salvage business in 1970s Manhattan. Griffin clambers...

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The Delight of Being Ordinary

The Delight of Being Ordinary

What happens when the Pope and the Dalai Lama decide they need a secret vacation?   Roland Merullo’s playful, eloquent, and life-affirming novel finds the world’s...

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