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Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens

Language

English

Pages

379

Publication Date

August 14, 2018

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller<br />A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick<br /><br />"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon<br /><br />"Painfully beautiful."--<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br />"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver."--<i>Bustle</i></b><br /><br />For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.<br /><br />Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, <i>Where the Crawdads Sing</i> is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood

Language

English

Pages

381

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br />SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE<br /><br />Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece,聽<i>The Handmaid's Tale, </i>has become a modern classic鈥攁nd now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.</b><br /><br />More than fifteen years after the events of <i>The Handmaid's Tale,</i> the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.<br /> 聽<br /> Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets.<br /> 聽<br />As Atwood unfolds <i>The Testaments,</i> she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.
The Dutch House: A Novel
by Ann Patchett

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<p><strong>A Read with Jenna <em>Today</em> Show Book Club Pick!</strong></p><p><strong>From the </strong><em><strong>New York Times</strong></em><strong>聽bestselling author of </strong><em><strong>Commonwealth</strong></em><strong> and </strong><em><strong>State of Wonder</strong></em><strong>, comes Ann Patchett鈥檚 most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. </strong><em><strong>The Dutch House</strong></em><strong> is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are.</strong></p><p>At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.</p><p>The story is told by Cyril鈥檚 son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.</p><p>Set over the course of five decades, <em>The Dutch House</em> is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they鈥檙e together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they鈥檝e lost with humor and rage. But when at last they鈥檙e forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.</p>
The Dressmaker's Gift
by Fiona Valpy

Language

English

Pages

286

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p><b>A <i>Washington Post</i>, <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, and Amazon Charts bestseller.</b></p><p><b>From the bestselling author of <i>The Beekeeper鈥檚 Promise</i> comes a gripping story of three young women faced with impossible choices. How will history 鈥?and their families 鈥?judge them?</b></p><p>Paris, 1940. With the city occupied by the Nazis, three young seamstresses go about their normal lives as best they can. But all three are hiding secrets. War-scarred Mireille is fighting with the Resistance; Claire has been seduced by a German officer; and Vivienne鈥檚 involvement is something she can鈥檛 reveal to either of them.</p><p>Two generations later, Claire鈥檚 English granddaughter Harriet arrives in Paris, rootless and adrift, desperate to find a connection with her past. Living and working in the same building on the Rue Cardinale, she learns the truth about her grandmother 鈥?and herself 鈥?and unravels a family history that is darker and more painful than she ever imagined.</p><p>In wartime, the three seamstresses face impossible choices when their secret activities put them in grave danger. Brought together by loyalty, threatened by betrayal, can they survive history鈥檚 darkest era without being torn apart?</p>
Ninth House
by Leigh Bardugo

Language

English

Pages

476

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<p><b>The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo, a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite</b></p><p>Galaxy 鈥淎lex鈥?Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale鈥檚 freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she鈥檚 thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world鈥檚 most prestigious universities on a full ride. What鈥檚 the catch, and why her?</p><p>Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale鈥檚 secret societies. Their eight windowless 鈥渢ombs鈥?are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street鈥檚 biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living.</p>
My Name is Eva: An absolutely gripping and emotional historical n...
by Suzanne Goldring

Language

English

Pages

324

Publication Date

September 11, 2019

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<b>You can pay a terrible price for keeping a promise鈥?lt;/b><br /><br />Evelyn Taylor-Clarke sits in her chair at Forest Lawns Care Home in the heart of the English countryside, surrounded by residents with minds not as sharp as hers. It would be easy to dismiss Evelyn as a muddled old woman, but her lipstick is applied perfectly, and her buttons done up correctly. Because Evelyn is a woman with secrets and Evelyn remembers everything. She can never forget the promise she made to the love of her life, to discover the truth about the mission that led to his death, no matter what it cost her鈥?lt;br /><br />When Evelyn鈥檚 niece Pat opens an old biscuit tin to find a photo of a small girl with a red ball entitled 鈥楲iese, 1951鈥?and a passport in another name, she has some questions for her aunt. And Evelyn is transported back to a place in Germany known as 鈥楾he Forbidden Village,鈥?where a <b> </b>woman who called herself Eva went where no one else dared, amongst shivering prisoners, to find the man who gambled with her husband鈥檚 life鈥?lt;br /><br /><b>A gripping, haunting and compelling read about love, courage and betrayal set in the war-battered landscape of Germany. Fans of <i>The Letter,</i> <i>The Alice Network</i> and <i>The Nightingale</i> will be hooked. </b><br /><br /><b>Readers are hooked on <i>My Name is Eva: </i></b><br /><br /><b>鈥楥ould not put this book down, and heaven help anyone that tried to disturb my reading !!鈥 absolutely loved this book !鈥 laughed, I cried, I cheered , I sympathized</b> all because of Evelyn鈥 could so picture the setting and as Evelyn sets out to fool everyone, I thought you go girl !!<b>...</b>I don't want to say anything else <b>but what a fantastic read鈥?I can't recommend </b><b>this book enough !!鈥?</b>Goodreads Reviewer,<b> 5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>鈥榃hat a magnificent read! </b>Eva is amazing. <b>One of the best characters in a book EVER!</b> What a <b>fantastic, beautiful, heart-wrenching tale, incredibly told</b>. I <b>absolutely</b> <b>loved every single page</b>. I sat for the last 20% of the book in tears, sad but happy tears. An absolutely beautiful book.鈥? <i>Kim the Bookworm, </i><b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>鈥楢 poignant</b><b> and evocative story of love, betrayal and bravery that kept me page turning and completely engrossed from start to finish. Loved it and would definitely recommend.鈥?</b>NetGalley Reviewer, <b>5 stars </b><br /><br /><b> 鈥楢 phenomenal story</b> of courage, love, murder and all the atrocities that go with war. <b>Eva is an extraordinary character</b>, strong, loyal, smart, funny, loving, and brave.<b>A phenomenal read!!鈥? </b>Goodreads Reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>鈥楾his</b><b> may be my new favorite book!!!!</b> I absolutely love the premise of the heroine faking dementia in her retirement home to cover up her knowledge of (and possible involvement in) questionable activities centering around WWII events. The tempo of this novel was perfect--<b>kept me wondering until the very last page!</b>鈥?Goodreads Reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>鈥楢bsolutely loved this book and its riveting plot!</b>... The author has successfully penned <b>a debut novel that I would highly recommend without any hesitation</b>. <b>An excellent debut novel from Suzanne Goldring and I look forward to reading more of her work</b> .鈥? Goodreads Reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>鈥?lt;/b>This book was <b>excellent! Totally kept my attention</b> and I wanted to find out what would become of the main characters. <b>Highly recommended</b>.鈥? Goodreads Reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>鈥?lt;/b><b>Everything about this book is amazing</b>. I love the main character Eva, the way the author integrates the past with the present, and the emotional plot that kept me hooked from the beginning to the end. I鈥檝e read over 30 historical fiction novels in the past year and <b>this one is definitely in my top 10.鈥? </b>Netgalley Reviewer, <b>5 stars </b>
This Tender Land: A Novel
by William Kent Krueger

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<b>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER!</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淚f you liked <i>Where the Crawdads Sing,</i> you鈥檒l love <i>This Tender Land</i>...This story is as big-hearted as they come.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Parade</i></b><br /> <br /><b>A magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, from the bestselling author of <i>Ordinary Grace</i>.</b><br /><br />1932, Minnesota鈥攖he Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O鈥橞anion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent鈥檚 wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.<br /> <br />Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, <i>This Tender Land </i>is an en顱thralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.
The Secrets We Kept: A novel
by Lara Prescott

Language

English

Pages

325

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<b><b>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER聽<br />A HELLO SUNSHINE x REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK</b><br /><br />A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice--inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: <i>Doctor Zhivago</i>.</b><br /><br />At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle <i>Doctor Zhivago</i> out of the USSR, where no one dare publish it, and help Pasternak's magnum opus make its way into print around the world. Glamorous and sophisticated Sally Forrester is a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit all over the world--using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Irina is a complete novice, and under Sally's tutelage quickly learns how to blend in, make drops, and invisibly ferry classified documents.<br /><br /><i>The Secrets We Kept </i>combines a legendary literary love story--the decades-long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who was sent to the Gulag and inspired Zhivago's heroine, Lara--with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk. From Pasternak's country estate outside Moscow to the brutalities of the Gulag, from Washington, D.C. to Paris and Milan,<i> The Secrets We Kept</i> captures a watershed moment in the history of literature--told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail. And at the center of this unforgettable debut is the powerful belief that a piece of art can change the world.
Before We Were Yours: A Novel
by Lisa Wingate

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<b><b>THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT鈥擮ver two million copies sold! A <i>New York Times</i>,聽<i>USA Today,</i>聽<i>Wall Street Journal,</i>聽and聽<i>Publishers Weekly聽</i>Bestseller<br /><br /></b>鈥淧oignant, engrossing.鈥濃€?lt;i>People </i>鈥?鈥淟isa Wingate takes an almost unthinkable chapter in our nation鈥檚 history and weaves a tale of enduring power.鈥濃€擯aula McLain</b> <br /><b><br />Memphis, 1939.聽</b>Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family鈥檚 Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge鈥攗ntil strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children鈥檚 Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents鈥攂ut they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility鈥檚 cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.<br /><br /><b> Aiken, South Carolina, present day.</b> Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fianc茅, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis,聽a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family鈥檚 long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.<br /><br /> Based on one of America鈥檚 most notorious real-life scandals鈥攊n which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country鈥擫isa Wingate鈥檚 riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.<br /><br /><b><i>Publishers Weekly鈥檚</i>聽#3 Longest-Running Bestseller of 2017聽</b>鈥?lt;b>聽Winner of the Southern Book Prize聽</b>鈥?lt;b>聽If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection</b><br /><br />鈥淪ure to be one of the most compelling books you pick up this year. . . . Wingate is a master-storyteller, and you鈥檒l find yourself pulled along as she reveals the wake of terror and heartache that is Georgia Tann鈥檚 legacy.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;/b><i><b>Parade</b></i>
The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
by Donna Tartt

Language

English

Pages

760

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<b>A young New Yorker grieving his mother's death is pulled into a gritty underworld of art and wealth in this "extraordinary" and beloved Pulitzer Prize winner that "connects with the heart as well as the mind" (Stephen King, <i>New York Times Book Review</i>).</b><br />Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by a longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into a wealthy and insular art community.<br />As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love -- and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.<br /><i>The Goldfinch</i> is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention. From the streets of New York to the dark corners of the art underworld, this "soaring masterpiece" examines the devastating impact of grief and the ruthless machinations of fate (Ron Charles, <i>Washington Post</i>).<br />

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