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  • Author:
    Pipkin, John
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    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 started a...

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    Child, Lincoln, Preston, Douglas J.
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    In 1876, in a remote mining camp in the Colorado Rockies, several miners were killed in grizzly bear attacks. Now the historic cemetery has been dug up to make way for development. Corrie Swanson has arranged to examine the remains. But...

  • Author:
    Casares, Oscar
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    From the acclaimed author of Brownsville and Amigoland-a stunning and timely new novel about a Mexican American family in Brownsville, Texas, who reluctantly becomes involved in smuggling immigrants into the United States. From a...

  • Author:
    Johnson, T. Geronimo
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    Born and raised in the tiny town of Braggsville, Georgia, D'aron Davenport finds himself in unfamiliar territory his freshman year at UC Berkeley. A disastrous party brings him three idiosyncratic best friends who descend on Braggsville...

  • Author:
    Jensen, Carsten
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    In 1848, Danish sailors set sail to fight Germans. Not all return, and those who do will never be the same, including daredevil Laurids Madsen, who escapes again to the seas. Here also is the story of a Danish town, whose inhabitants...

  • Author:
    Starritt, Alexander
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    This novel offers a new point of entry to examine one of the greatest evils ever to face humanity. In his years fighting the Russians and attempting afterward to survive the Gulag, Meissner recounts a life lived in perseverance and...

  • Author:
    Quick, Barbara
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    Fourteen-year-old Anna Maria dal Violin is one of the orphan musicians of the Ospedale della Pietà, where Antonio Vivaldi is resident priest and composer. Extraordinary musical talent, determination, and not-always-trustworthy friends...

  • Author:
    Kingsolver, Barbara
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    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:
    Conrad, Joseph
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    This is the story of a young man unwittingly caught in the political turmoil of pre-revolutionary czarist Russia. When a bomb kills a hated Russian minister of police, along with several innocent bystanders, a young student named...

  • Author:
    Wright, Richard
    Summary:

    Set in the American Deep South, each of the powerful stories collected here concerns an aspect of the lives of black people in the post-slavery era, exploring their resistance to white racism and oppression.

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    Beamish, Daniel
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    After surviving a desperate childhood of lawlessness and violence, Alfred Olyontombo makes his way to a refugee camp while Rwanda's genocide rages behind him. His knowledge of local languages catches the attention of an idealistic...

  • Author:
    Reed Petty, Kate
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    “Spellbinding.” —Megan Abbott,  The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) “Extraordinary ... Fans of the formal inventiveness and twisty-turny narratives of  Trust Exercise  and  A Visit From the Goon Squad  will be...

  • Author:
    Galbraith, Robert
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    A breathtaking, labyrinthine epic, Troubled Blood is the fifth Strike and Robin novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet. Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman...

  • Author:
    Atkinson, Kate
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    Ten years after she was recruited as a spy, Juliet Armstrong presumes the events of those years are in the past. But a different war is being fought now, and she finds herself once more under threat.

  • Author:
    Gyasi, Yaa.
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    A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian...

  • Author:
    Banks, Russell
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    Get to know the colorful cast of characters at the Granite State Trailerpark, where Flora in number 11 keeps more than a hundred guinea pigs and screams at people to stay away from her babies; Claudel in number 5 thinks he is lucky,...

  • Author:
    Ghaffari, Rabeah
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    In 1979, just before the Iranian Revolution, Bibi, wife of a retired judge, struggles to keep her family and entire househld together amidst their differing hopes for a new Iran.

  • Author:
    Pochoda, Ivy
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    The lives of five very different women are steeped in danger and anguish. They're connected by one man and his deadly obsession, though not all of them know that yet. The careful existence they have built for themselves starts to...

  • 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:
    Carey, Peter
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    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...

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