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  • The sound of glass
    Author:
    White, Karen
    Summary:

    The New York Times bestselling author of A Long Time Gone now explores a Southern family's buried history, which will change the life of the woman who unearths it, secret by shattering secret. It has been two years since the...

  • The purple swamp hen and other stories
    Author:
    Lively, Penelope
    Summary:

    A glimmering collection of new short fiction from the Booker Prize winner and national bestselling author of How It All Began In such acclaimed novels as The Photograph, Family Album, and How It All Began, Penelope Lively has captivated...

  • The dress shop of dreams a novel
    Author:
    van Praag, Menna
    Summary:

    Since her parents' mysterious deaths many years ago, scientist Cora Sparks has spent her days in the safety of her university lab or at her grandmother Etta's dress shop. Tucked away on a winding Cambridge street, Etta's...

  • The Cuckoo's Child
    Author:
    Thompson, Margaret
    Summary:

    In her forties, Livvy Alvarsson hopes to be a bone marrow donor for her much-loved younger brother, Stephen. Instead, she discovers she has no idea who she is. This is the second great loss she has suffered, for eleven years earlier her...

  • The bertie project
    Author:
    McCall Smith, Alexander
    Summary:

    The newest installment of Alexander McCall Smith's perennially popular and irresistibly charming 44 Scotland Street series. Bertie's respite from his overbearing mother, Irene, is over. She has returned home from the Middle...

  • Author:
    deWitt, Patrick
    Summary:

    Frances Price--tart widow, possessive mother, and Upper East Side force of nature--is in dire straits, beset by scandal and impending bankruptcy. Her adult son, Malcolm, is no help, mired in a permanent state of arrested development....

  • Do You Think This Is Strange
    Author:
    Drake, Aaron Cully
    Summary:

    Shortlisted for the 2016 Amazon.ca First Novel AwardLonglisted for the 2016 Leacock Medal for Humour WritingWinner of an Independent Publishers Book Award (IPPY) Freddy is having a rough year. First, he is expelled from school for...

  • Boy, 9, missing
    Author:
    Joseph, Nic.
    Summary:

    With his father as the prime suspect in a boy's disappearance, Francis must confront his family's dark past-and his brother's unsolved murder. Twenty-three years ago, at a small dinner party in a Chicago suburb, Francis...

  • Author:
    Plante, David
    Summary:

    A daughter of Jewish refugees searches for love and a spiritual home in this novel by the National Book Award-nominated author of Difficult Women. Brought up in a secular household on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Nancy Green knows...

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