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Our Souls at Night
Our Souls at Night
by Kent Haruf
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Elderly and widowed, small-town residents Louis and Addie begin a timid, slow affair in order to stave off their solitude. They've both reached the point in their lives when gossip and rumor pale in comparison to the almost desperate need of filling in... (read more)

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Everything I Never Told You
Everything I Never Told You
by Celeste Ng
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“Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet.” So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will... (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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The Vacationers
The Vacationers
by Emma Straub
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The delicious, New York Times–bestselling book of the summer: an irresistible, deftly observed novel about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family's Mediterranean holiday. For the Posts, a two-... (read more)

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I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
by Courtney Maum
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In this reverse love story set in Paris and London, which The Wall Street Journal hailed as “funny and soulful…immediately appealing,” a failed monogamist attempts to woo his wife back and to answer the question: Is it really possible... (read more)

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Martin Marten
Martin Marten
by Brian Doyle
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Martin Marten does for Mt. Hood what Mink River did for the Oregon coast; that is, it somehow shows just how whimsical and quaint a small town can be, and to such a degree that you fall in love with Doyle's version of this place and secretly want to live... (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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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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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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I Know This Much Is True (P.S.)
I Know This Much Is True (P.S.)
by Wally Lamb
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Wally Lamb is the author of four previous novels, including the New York Times and national bestseller The Hour I First Believed and Wishin' and Hopin', a bestselling novella. His first two works of fiction, She's Come Undone and I Know This... (read more)

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Salvage the Bones
Salvage the Bones
by Jesmyn Ward
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Winner of the 2011 National Book Award A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn't show concern for much... (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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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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The Rocks
The Rocks
by Peter Nichols
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A romantic page-turner propelled by the sixty-year secret that has shaped two families, four lovers, and one seaside resort community. Set against dramatic Mediterranean Sea views and lush olive groves, The Rocks opens with a confrontation and a secret:... (read more)

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Someone
Someone
by Alice McDermott
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A fully realized portrait of one woman's life in all its complexity, by the National Book Award-winning author An ordinary life — its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion — lived by an... (read more)

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My Sister's Keeper
My Sister's Keeper
by Jodi Picoult
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New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that... (read more)

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Early Warning
Early Warning
by Jane Smiley
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Housekeeping
Housekeeping
by Marilynne Robinson
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A modern classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, their eccentric and... (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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Fourth of July Creek
Fourth of July Creek
by Smith Henderson
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An enjoyable summer read — deeply textured story, characters that bear out their frail existence, and great writing.... (read more)

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