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  • Author:
    McGrath, M. J.
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    Half Inuit, half outsider, Edie Kiglatuk is the best guide in her corner of the Arctic. When a man is murdered under her watch, she sets out to investigate but is shocked by the suicide of someone close to her. The events seem unrelated...

  • Author:
    Card, Maisy
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    Longlisted for the 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize A "rich, ambitious debut novel" ( T he New York Times Book Review ) that reveals the ways in which a Jamaican family forms and fractures over generations, in the...

  • Author:
    Hayes-McCoy, Felicity
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    To cheer up her recently widowed gran, Cassie Fitzgerald, visiting from Canada, persuades Lissbeg Library to set up a Skype book club, linking readers on Ireland's Finfarran Peninsula with the US town of Resolve. But when the club...

  • Author:
    Kuang, R. F.
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    Targeted from the outset by rival classmates for her color, poverty, and gender, Rin discovers she possesses a lethal, unearthly power--an aptitude for the nearly-mythical art of shamanism. Exploring the depths of her gift with the help...

  • Author:
    Joel, Alexandra
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    Raised on a vast Australian sheep farm, the beautiful Grace Woods is compelled to travel to tumultuous, postwar Paris in order to start a new life. While working as a glamorous model for Christian Dior, Grace mixes with counts and...

  • Author:
    Thomas-Peter, B.A.
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    1950s, New Denver: Pavel and Nina are among 200 Russian Doukhobor children separated from their families and community, and placed in a residential facility in the Kootenay region of BC. Forcibly removed from their homes by the RCMP,...

  • Author:
    Joshi, Alka
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    Escaping from an arranged and abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone from her 1950s rural village to the vibrant pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the henna artist, and confidante, most in demand to the...

  • Author:
    Daré, Abi.
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    AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A READ WITH JENNA  TODAY  SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK!  "Brave, fresh ... unforgettable." - The New York Times Book Review "A celebration of girls who dare to dream."-Imbolo Mbue,...

  • Author:
    Kuang, R. F.
    Summary:

    After saving her nation of Nikan, Rin seeks to use every weapon to defeat the Dragon Republic, the colonizing Hesperians, and all who threaten the shamanic arts and their practitioners.

  • Author:
    Cha, Frances
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    A riveting debut novel set in contemporary Seoul, Korea, about four young women making their way in a world defined by impossible standards of beauty, after-hours room salons catering to wealthy men, ruthless social hierarchies, and K-...

  • Author:
    Momaday, N. Scott
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    A young Native American, Abel has come home from war to find himself caught between two worlds. The first is the world of his grandfather's, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the harsh beauty of the land, and the ancient rites...

  • Author:
    Akhtar, Ayad
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    A deeply personal novel about about finding identity in a nation coming apart at the seams, an American son and his immigrant father search for belonging in post-Trump America and with each other.

  • Author:
    Lalli, Sonya
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    A delightfully modern look at what happens for a young woman when tradition, dating, and independence collide, from acclaimed author Sonya Lalli. Adulting shouldn't be this hard. Especially in your thirties. Having been pressured...

  • Author:
    Ndibe, Okey
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    Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver, is desperate. Despite having a degree in economics, his strong accent has barred him from the corporate world. With gambling debt mounting, he travels back to Nigeria to steal the statue of an...

  • Author:
    Randall, Alice
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    From the Great Depression through the post-World War II years, Joseph "Ziggy" Johnson, has been the pulse of Detroit's famous Black Bottom. As he lays dying in the black-owned-and-operated Kirkwood Hospital, Ziggy...

  • Author:
    Obioma, Chigozie
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    Spanning continents, traversing the earth and cosmic spaces, this novel is a contemporary twist of Homer's Odyssey. Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria, it tells the story of Chinonso, a young poultry farmer, who is separated...

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