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After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction
After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction
by Renata Adler
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Renata Adler was born in Milan and raised in Connecticut. She received a B.A. from Bryn Mawr, an M.A. from Harvard, a D.d’E.S. from the Sorbonne, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and an LL.D. (honorary) from Georgetown. Adler became a staff writer at... (read more)

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Family Life
Family Life
by Akhil Sharma
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First published in 1966 by award-winning Marathi writer Anuradha Vaidya, A Ragdoll for My Heart is a unique free verse novella now making its English debut [?]. The lyrical work, translated by Shruti Nargundkar, tells an age-old story: that of a woman... (read more)

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The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
by Heidi W. Durrow
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Heartbreaking in its honesty, this perfect jewel of a novel mirrors the real life of the author, who grew up biracial in Portland, Oregon, in the 1980s. After an accident claims her family, Rachel is sent to live with her grandmother in a predominantly... (read more)

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Crazy Rich Asians
Crazy Rich Asians
by Kevin Kwan
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When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One,... (read more)

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Wouldn't Change a Thing
Wouldn't Change a Thing
by Stacy Campbell
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One woman’s seemingly perfect life is upended when her biggest secret—her mother is paranoid schizophrenic—becomes front-page news. With a penchant for lying, how can she turn her life around after so much deception? Antoinette “... (read more)

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The Water Museum: Stories
The Water Museum: Stories
by Luis Alberto Urrea
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A new short story collection from Luis Alberto Urrea, bestselling author of The Hummingbird's Daughter and The Devil's Highway. From one of America's preeminent literary voices comes a new story collection that proves once again why the writing of... (read more)

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Red Bones (Shetland Island Quartet)
Red Bones (Shetland Island Quartet)
by Ann Cleeves
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When a young archaeologist discovers a set of human remains, the locals are intrigued. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman fatally is shot and Ann Cleeves's popular series detective Jimmy Perez is called in. ... (read more)

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Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World
Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World
by Donald Antrim
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"A dark, suburban fantasy . . . richly funny, even whimsical, and bizarrely familiar." —The New YorkerIn the seaside community of Donald Antrims Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, the citizens are restless. The mayor has fired stinger... (read more)

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The Lowland
The Lowland
by Jhumpa Lahiri
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In The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri tells the story of two brothers who share everything as children but begin to pull apart as they grow older. Their childhood is set against a 1960s poverty rebellion known as the Naxalite movement in Calcutta, India. However,... (read more)

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One Boy Missing
One Boy Missing
by Stephen Orr
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'A sensitive and sometimes-moving look at a man drowning in the sorrows of his past, with a prickly relationship with his father and with a child who desperately needs to trust someone...A sweetly told tale of fatherhood and loss.' Kirkus Reviews It was... (read more)

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Breaking Point (Joe Pickett Novels)
Breaking Point (Joe Pickett Novels)
by C. J. Box
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Joe Pickett always liked Butch Roberson—a hardworking local business-owner whose daughter is friends with his own. Little does he know that when Butch says he is heading into the mountains to scout elk, he is actually going on the run. Two EPA... (read more)

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Hinds' Feet on High Places (Deluxe Christian Classics)
Hinds' Feet on High Places (Deluxe Christian Classics)
by Hannah Hurnard
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Hannah Hurnard created the story of Much Afraid, a young girl hoping to travel from the Valley of Humiliation to the High Places. Along the way, she meets a number of memorable characters - including the Family of Fearings, Cousin Pride, Mrs. Valiant... (read more)

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The Betrayers
The Betrayers
by David Bezmozgis
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Here are some suggestions for places to read this summer: 1) In front of the air-conditioner you finally broke down and bought. 2) At the dog park where they've yet to discover you don't own a dog. 3) While waiting in a ridiculously long line for... (read more)

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The Marauders
The Marauders
by Tom Cooper
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The Louisiana bayou — devastated first by Katrina, then by the BP oil spill — forms the setting for this lively debut novel featuring a one-armed, substance-using (and abusing), treasure-hunting ex-shrimper along with a slew of oddball... (read more)

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A River Runs Through It
A River Runs Through It
by Norman Maclean
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Norman Maclean (1902-1990), woodsman, scholar, teacher, and storyteller, grew up in the Western Rocky Mountains of Montana and worked for many years in logging camps and for the United States Forestry Service before beginning his academic career. He was... (read more)

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Buried Prey
Buried Prey
by John Sandford
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“One of [the] best” (Orlando Sentinel) Lucas Davenport Novels—now with a New Introduction by the Author. Clara Rinker is twenty-eight, beautiful, charmingly southern—and the best hit woman in the business. She just goes about... (read more)

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The Loved One
The Loved One
by Evelyn Waugh
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Following the death of a friend, the poet and pets' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering the artificial Hollywood paradise of the Whispering Glades Memorial Park. Within its golden gates, death, American-style, is wrapped up and sold like a... (read more)

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Green Grass, Running Water
Green Grass, Running Water
by Thomas King
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Strong, Sassy women and hard-luck hardheaded men, all searching for the middle ground between Native American tradition and the modern world, perform an elaborate dance of approach and avoidance in this magical, rollicking tale by Cherokee author Thomas... (read more)

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Claire of the Sea Light
Claire of the Sea Light
by Edwidge Danticat
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From the best-selling author of Brother, I’m Dying and The Dew Breaker: a stunning new work of fiction that brings us deep into the intertwined lives of a small seaside town where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing. Claire... (read more)

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Man
Man
by Kim Thuy
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Following on the Giller Prize-nominated and Governor General's Literary Award-winning success of Ru, Kim Thúy's latest novel, a #1 bestseller in Quebec, is a triumph of poetic beauty and a moving meditation on how love and food are inextricably... (read more)

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