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An Untamed State
An Untamed State
by Roxane Gay
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“Once you start this book, you will not be able to put it down. An Untamed State is a novel of hope intermingled with fear, a book about possibilities mixed with horror and despair. It is written at a pace that will match your racing heart, and... (read more)

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Landline
Landline
by Rainbow Rowell
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In New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell's Landline, Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That its been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost... (read more)

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The Interestings
The Interestings
by Meg Wolitzer
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From bestselling author Meg Wolitzer a dazzling, panoramic novel about what becomes of early talent, and the roles that art, money, and even envy can play in close friendships. The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts... (read more)

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Painted Horses
Painted Horses
by Malcolm Brooks
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In the mid-1950s, America was flush with prosperity and saw an unbroken line of progress clear to the horizon, while the West was still very much wild. In this ambitious, incandescent debut, Malcolm Brooks animates that time and untamed landscape, in a... (read more)

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Friendship
Friendship
by Emily Gould
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A novel about two friends learning the difference between getting older and growing up Bev Tunney and Amy Schein have been best friends for years; now, at thirty, theyre at a crossroads. Bev is a Midwestern striver still mourning a years-old... (read more)

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The Interestings
The Interestings
by Meg Wolitzer
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and#147;Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.and#8221;and#151;The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as... (read more)

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Flight Behavior
Flight Behavior
by Barbara Kingsolver
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Flight Behavior transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woman's narrow experience of life is thrown wide with the force of a raging fire. In the lyrical language of her native Appalachia, Barbara Kingsolver bares the rich, tarnished humanity of... (read more)

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Wonderland
Wonderland
by Stacey D'Erasmo
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Anna Brundage is a rock star. She is tall and sexy, with a powerhouse voice and an unforgettable mane of red hair. She came out of nowhere, an immediate indie sensation. And then, life happened. Anna went down as fast as she went up, and then walked off... (read more)

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Delicious!
Delicious!
by Ruth Reichl
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In her New York Times bestselling memoirs Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me with Apples, Ruth Reichl has brilliantly illuminated how food defines us. Now she celebrates this theme in her dazzling fiction debut—a novel of sisters, family ties, and a... (read more)

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Speedboat
Speedboat
by Renata Adler
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Winner of the Ernest Hemingway Prize for Best First Novel in 1976 It has been more than thirty-five years since Renata Adler’s Speedboat charged through the literary establishment, blasting genre walls and pointing the way for a newly liberated way... (read more)

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So Much a Part of You
So Much a Part of You
by Polly Dugan
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Two young women who've dated the same man navigate love, destiny, loss, and choice in this powerful debut. Anna Riley and Anne Cavanaugh have had a lover in common, but it's not until a pivotal moment in one of their lives that their paths... (read more)

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All Fall Down
All Fall Down
by Jennifer Weiner
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Allison Weiss has a great job…a handsome husband…an adorable daughter…and a secret. Allison Weiss is a typical working mother, trying to balance a business, aging parents, a demanding daughter, and a marriage. But when the website she... (read more)

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The Husband's Secret
The Husband's Secret
by Liane Moriarty
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller One of the Best Books of the Year —Entertainment Weekly One of the Top Ten Books of the Year —People magazine “Its a knowing, touching, and entertaining page-turner. What a wonderful... (read more)

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Fly Away Home
Fly Away Home
by Jennifer Weiner
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Sometimes all you can do is fly away home . . . When Sylvie Serfer met Richard Woodruff in law school, she had wild curls, wide hips, and lots of opinions. Decades later, Sylvie has remade herself as the ideal politician’s wife—her hair dyed... (read more)

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce
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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from... (read more)

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Left Neglected
Left Neglected
by Lisa Genova
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Sarah Nickerson, like any other working mom, is busy trying to have it all. One morning while racing to work and distracted by her cell phone, she looks away from the road for one second too long. In that blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of... (read more)

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce
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National Bestseller • Longlisted For the Man Booker Prize • Named One of the Best Books of the Year By The Washington Post Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems... (read more)

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The House We Grew Up In
The House We Grew Up In
by Lisa Jewell
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“Clever, intelligent…wonderful” (Jojo Moyes, New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You). Meet the Bird family. They live in a honey-colored house in a picture-perfect Cotswolds village, with rambling, unkempt gardens stretching... (read more)

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Still Life with Bread Crumbs
Still Life with Bread Crumbs
by Anna Quindlen
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Rise and Shine, Blessings, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new... (read more)

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Where We Belong
Where We Belong
by Emily Giffin
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From the author of six New York Times bestselling novels, Emily Giffin, comes the unforgettable story of one powerful secret, its effect on two families, and the life-altering journey that follows… Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six-year-old... (read more)

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