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The Residue Years
The Residue Years
by Mitchell S. Jackson
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Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction Finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize Nominee for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Honor Book for Fiction for the Black Caucus of the ALA Mitchell S. Jackson grew up black in a neglected... (read more)

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A Spool of Blue Thread
A Spool of Blue Thread
by Anne Tyler
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Tyler's story of three generations of the Whitshank family has all the typical hallmarks for which she is so well known. There is family drama and dysfunction and sorrow aplenty, but Tyler also has an amazing way of exposing family in all its ugly and... (read more)

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Someone
Someone
by Alice McDermott
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An ordinary life — its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion — lived by an ordinary, but unforgettable woman: this is the subject of Someone, Alice McDermott's extraordinary seventh novel. We first... (read more)

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Fourth of July Creek
Fourth of July Creek
by Smith Henderson
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After trying to help Benjamin Pearl, an undernourished, nearly feral eleven-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness, social worker Pete Snow comes face-to-face with the boy's profoundly disturbed father, Jeremiah. With courage and caution, Pete... (read more)

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
by Karen Joy Fowler
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My advice on this book: do not read any reviews, blurbs, synopses, or even the back cover (or front, for that matter)! Just read the book! It's one of those rare books that you need to approach blind; just dive in and experience it. The less you know... (read more)

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Family Life
Family Life
by Akhil Sharma
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Sharma has written a simple, shattering book about tragedy that takes you so completely on a journey that by the final line, Ajay (the narrator) is your avatar and the three-minute disaster that has shaped his life is your disaster. Family Life is one of... (read more)

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Still Alice
Still Alice
by Lisa Genova
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Still Alice is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease, written by first-time author Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph. D in neuroscience from Harvard University. Alice Howland, happily married... (read more)

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Making Nice
Making Nice
by Matt Sumell
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A gut-punch of a debut about love, grief, and family; the arrival of a brilliant, infectious new voice for our age. In Matt Sumell's blazing first book, our hero Alby flails wildly against the world around him — he punches his sister (she deserved... (read more)

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Martin Marten
Martin Marten
by Brian Doyle
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Dave is fourteen years old, living with his family in a cabin on Oregon's Mount Hood (or as Dave prefers to call it, like the Native Americans once did, Wy'east). He is entering high school, adulthood on the horizon not far off in distance,... (read more)

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Inside the O'Briens
Inside the O'Briens
by Lisa Genova
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From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova comes a powerful new novel that does for Huntington’s Disease what her debut Still Alice did for Alzheimer’s. Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old... (read more)

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The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
by Chris Scotton
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The Secret Wisdom of the Earth is a deep, lush novel with edge-of-seat excitement, emotional personal drama, and riveting scenes. Set in the beautiful mountains of Kentucky, Kevin befriends Buzzy Fink when he and his mom move in with his grandfather... (read more)

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Home
Home
by Marilynne Robinson
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Where Gilead was an introspective masterpiece of reflection and contemplation, Home is a refreshingly honest portrait of familial relationships over time. Robinson carefully breathes life into these characters with each passing sentence, until by the end... (read more)

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I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle
by Dodie Smith
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An utter delight. This enchanting tale has long been a favorite of mine. It has just been reissued to coincide with the soon to be released movie version. Set in 1930s England, this story of young love beguiles with moated castles, moonlight swims, high... (read more)

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Cutting for Stone (Vintage)
Cutting for Stone (Vintage)
by Abraham Verghese
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I'm used to reading good authors, but Verghese is so good, he blew me away. He writes with such detached compassion that Ethiopia becomes your homeland, and Matron, Ghosh, Marion and Shiva Stone, and all the rest become your friends, your neighbors, and... (read more)

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple
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Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best... (read more)

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Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers: A 44 Scotland Street Novel (9)
Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers: A 44 Scotland Street Novel (9)
by Alexander Mccall Smith
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Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of... (read more)

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There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back in: Three Novellas about Family
There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back in: Three Novellas about Family
by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
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The masterly novellas that established Ludmilla Petrushevskaya as one of the greatest living Russian writers — including a new translation of the modern classic The Time Is Night “Love them, they'll torture you; don't love them, they'll leave... (read more)

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Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
by Carol Rifka Brunt
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The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein
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After the umpteenth customer recommended this book to me, I made it my book club pick. The first few lines made me a bit nervous (because it could have gone so terribly wrong, you see), but I was laughing and crying within the first three pages. I... (read more)

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The Turner House
The Turner House
by Angela Flournoy
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A powerful, timely debut, The Turner House marks a major new contribution to the story of the American family. The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street for over fifty years. Their house has seen thirteen children grown and gone—and... (read more)

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