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  • Woodsburner a novel
    Author:
    Pipkin, John
    Summary:

    In his scintillating debut, John Pipkin fictionalizes an ignoble event in noted naturalist Henry David Thoreau's life. One year before his historic retreat to the woods around Walden pond, Thoreau struck a match and carelessly...

  • Author:
    Toews, Miriam
    Summary:

    A transformative and necessary work--as completely unexpected as it is inspired--by the award-winning author of the bestselling novels All My Puny Sorrows and A Complicated Kindness. The sun rises on a quiet June morning in 2009....

  • Winter
    Author:
    Smith, Ali.
    Summary:

    From the Man Booker-short-listed and Baileys Women's Prize-winning author of How to be both, the highly anticipated second novel in the acclaimed Seasonal series, which both continues the arc of the series and is also an...

  • Unsheltered a novel
    Author:
    Kingsolver, Barbara
    Summary:

    The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible and recipient of numerous literary awards-including the National Humanities Medal, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Orange Prize-...

  • Author:
    Keneally, Thomas
    Summary:

    A young Catholic priest, Father Maitland raises eyebrows among the brothers of St. Peter's the moment his young cousin and new bride spend the night in his room. But even when he's trying to do the right thing, Father Maitland...

  • Author:
    Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake
    Summary:

    This Accident of Being Lost is the knife-sharp new collection of stories and songs from award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. These visionary pieces build upon Simpson's powerful use of the...

  • Theft
    Author:
    Carey, Peter
    Summary:

    Two-time Booker-winner Carey (Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang) returns with a magnificent high-stakes art heist wrapped around a fraternal saga. Butcher Boone is an all-id all-the-time Australian painter of enormous...

  • Author:
    Slavin, Julia
    Summary:

    A New York Times Notable Book: Darkly comic fables of modern life from a "major discovery" whose "writing gets in your bloodstream like a fever" (The Washington Post Book World). A housewife with a ravenous lust for...

  • The Woman She Was
    Author:
    Jordan, Rosa
    Summary:

    Celia Cantú, a pediatrician in Havana, is trying to live a regular life in today's Cuba. She is engaged to her childhood friend Luis and lives with her 16-year-old niece, Liliana. Celia's life is disrupted when Luis's...

  • The witch elm a novel
    Author:
    French, Tana
    Summary:

    Named a best book of the fall by Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Amazon, PopSugar, The Millions, LitHub, and Parade A brilliant new work of suspense from "the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years....

  • Author:
    Ellin, Stanley
    Summary:

    In the wake of a tragic accident, a young college student haunted by guilt moves to New York City to shake the past and discover his destiny. After three years at Temple University, Dan Egan was still trying to find out who he was....

  • The Tinsmith
    Author:
    Bowling, Tim
    Summary:

    During the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, Anson Baird, a surgeon for the Union Army, is on the front line tending to the wounded. As the number of casualties rises, a mysterious soldier named John comes to Anson’s aid...

  • The Reckoning of Boston Jim
    Author:
    Mulligan, Claire
    Summary:

    The colony of British Columbia, 1863. Boston Jim Milroy, a lone trapper and trader with an eidetic memory and a tragic unreckoned past, has become obsessed with reciprocating a seemingly minor kindness from the loquacious Dora Hume, a...

  • The rain watcher
    Author:
    de Rosnay, Tatiana
    Summary:

    The first new audiobook in four years from the beloved superstar author of Sarah's Key, a heartbreaking and uplifting story of family secrets and devastating disaster, set against a Paris backdrop, fraught with revelations, and...

  • Author:
    Keneally, Thomas
    Summary:

    Artem Samsurov, an ardent follower of Lenin and a hero of the rebellion, flees his Siberian labor camp for the sanctuary of Brisbane, Australia in 1911. Failing to find the worker's paradise and brotherhood he imagined, Artem...

  • The novel habits of happiness
    Author:
    McCall Smith, Alexander
    Summary:

    The ever-delightful, insatiably curious Edinburgh philosopher and amateur sleuth returns to take on a case unlike any she's had before-this one with paranormal implications-in the tenth installment of this beloved author's...

  • The night ocean
    Author:
    Farge, Paul La.
    Summary:

    From the award-winning author and New Yorker contributor, a riveting novel about secrets and scandals, psychiatry and pulp fiction, inspired by the lives of H.P. Lovecraft and his circle. Marina Willett, M.D., has a problem. Her husband...

  • Author:
    Miller, Emily Jeanne
    Summary:

    Meet the lovable but dysfunctional Lake family over the four days that will make or break them When Vance Lake-broke, jobless, and recently dumped-takes refuge with twin brother Craig back home on Cape Cod, he unwittingly finds himself...

  • Author:
    L'Engle, Madeleine
    Summary:

    Past and present collide in this heartfelt novel of love and loss from the National Book Award-winning author of A Wrinkle in Time. After the tragic death of her son and the seeming collapse of her marriage, Charlotte Napier flees to...

  • Author:
    Best, Gillian
    Summary:

    A beautifully rendered family drama set in Dover, England, between the 1940s and the present day, The Last Wave follows the life of Martha, a woman who has swum the English Channel ten times, and the complex relationships she has with...

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