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The Deception Artist
The Deception Artist
by Fayette Fox
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Who needs the truth? Eight-year-old Ivy has a vivid imagination and tells lies so that people will like her. With her brother, Brice, in the hospital, life at home feels unsettled and things become even more strained after her father loses his job, along... (read more)

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The Family Fang
The Family Fang
by Kevin Wilson
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Winner of a 2015 Alex Award   “A deliciously dark confection of a novel, and one of the most thoroughly enjoyable books I’ve read in years.” — Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You   “Warm... (read more)

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A Dog's Purpose
A Dog's Purpose
by W Bruce Cameron
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This is the remarkable story of one endearing dogs search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dogs Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we... (read more)

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Astonish Me
Astonish Me
by Maggie Shipstead
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From the author of the widely acclaimed debut novel Seating Arrangements, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize: a gorgeously written, fiercely compelling glimpse into the passionate, political world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two... (read more)

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The Whistling Season
The Whistling Season
by Ivan Doig
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A national bestseller, the story of “a boy’s last days of youth and a history his father can’t leave behind” (The Daily Beast). Tom Harry has a streak of frost in his black pompadour and a venerable bar called The Medicine Lodge,... (read more)

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All My Puny Sorrows
All My Puny Sorrows
by Miriam Toews
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This novel about a suicidal musician and the frazzled sister trying to keep her alive is the perfect combination of funny and sad. If you haven't discovered the wonderful work of Miriam Toews, you can start here and then read everything else. All My Puny... (read more)

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The Mathematician's Shiva
The Mathematician's Shiva
by Stuart Rojstaczer
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A comic, bittersweet tale of family evocative of The Yiddish Policemen's Union and Everything Is Illuminated Alexander “Sasha” Karnokovitch and his family would like to mourn the passing of his mother, Rachela, with modesty and dignity. But... (read more)

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The Lost Daughter
The Lost Daughter
by Elena Ferrante
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The second book, following last years My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The... (read more)

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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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Lacy Eye
Lacy Eye
by Jessica Treadway
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Hanna Schutt never suspected that her younger daughter's happiness would lead to her husband's death and the destruction of their family. When Dawn brings her new boyfriend home from college for a visit, her parents and sister try to hide their doubts... (read more)

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The Burgess Boys
The Burgess Boys
by Elizabeth Strout
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The Burgess Boys is a story about family — what it is, what it isn't, and what it can become. For their entire lives, a childhood tragedy hangs over Bob, Jim, and Susan Burgess. It takes another tragedy (of sorts) to shake apart the tedium that... (read more)

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Seating Arrangements (Vintage Contemporaries)
Seating Arrangements (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Maggie Shipstead
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Maggie Shipstead’s irresistible social satire, set on an exclusive New England island over a wedding weekend in June, provides a deliciously biting glimpse into the lives of the well-bred and ill-behaved. Winn Van Meter is heading for his family... (read more)

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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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Bone (08 Edition)
Bone (08 Edition)
by Fae Myenne Ng
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"We were a family of three girls. By Chinese standards, that wasn't lucky. In Chinatown, everyone knew our story. Outsiders jerked their chins, looked at us, shook their heads. We heard things." In this profoundly moving novel, Fae Myenne Ng takes... (read more)

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Chestnut Street
Chestnut Street
by Maeve Binchy
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Maeve Binchy imagined a street in Dublin with many characters coming and going, and every once in a while she would write about one of these people. She would then put it in a drawer; “for the future,” she would say. The future is now. Across... (read more)

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A Fireproof Home for the Bride
A Fireproof Home for the Bride
by Amy Scheibe
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Emmeline Nelson and her sister Birdie grow up in the hard, cold rural Lutheran world of strict parents, strict milking times, and strict morals. Marriage is preordained, the groom practically predestined. Though its 1958, southern Minnesota did not see... (read more)

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Astonish Me (Vintage Contemporaries)
Astonish Me (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Maggie Shipstead
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From the author of the widely acclaimed debut novel Seating Arrangements, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction: a gorgeously written, fiercely compelling glimpse into the demanding world of... (read more)

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An Irish Country Christmas (Irish Country Books)
An Irish Country Christmas (Irish Country Books)
by Patrick Taylor
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Barry Laverty, M.B., is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo, at least until he learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, might not be coming home for the holidays. That unhappy prospect dampens his spirits somewhat... (read more)

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Harlequin Desire #2355: The Blackstone Heir
Harlequin Desire #2355: The Blackstone Heir
by Dani Wade
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"I WANT MY SON."  When Jacob Blackstone sees his former flame holding a baby with the Blackstone blond curls, the Southern millionaire knows the child is his. But why would down-on-her-luck bartender KC Gatlin keep Jacob's heir a secret? Now... (read more)

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The Secret of Everything
The Secret of Everything
by Barbara O'neal
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In this spectacular new novel, Barbara ONeal delivers a generous helping of the best in life-family, food, and love-in the story of a womans search for the one thing worth more than anything. At thirty-seven, Tessa Harlow is still working her way down... (read more)

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