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  • Author:
    Georges, Karoline
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    "'In this singular story dedicated to the mother, the narrator creates an avatar to counter her pain of living. Karoline Georges manages to combine the real and the virtual around the complexity of family ties. The author...

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    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:
    Stockett, Kathryn
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    "With more than 3 million copies sold, the #1 New York Times bestseller is now available in a special gift edition. A modern classic, The Help has been a cultural touchstone for the millions of readers who have cheered on Skeeter...

  • Author:
    Kerangal, Maylis de
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    Driving back home from an early-morning surfing trip with two friends, Simon Limbres is involved in a fatal car accident on a deserted country road. Framed within the twenty-four hours following the crash, this novel describes the...

  • Author:
    Brautigan, Richard
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    Eastern Oregon, 1902. Magic Child, a fifteen-year-old Native American girl, wanders into a whorehouse looking for the right men to kill the monster that lives in the ice caves under the basement of Miss Hawkline's yellow house....

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    Boyle, T. Coraghessan
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    This novel explores the volatile connections between three damaged people--an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son's paranoid, much older lover-as they careen towards an explosive...

  • Author:
    McCarthy, Mary
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    A college instructor embarks on a fanatical quest to save his job-and enact righteous revenge-in this brilliantly acerbic satire of university politics during the early Cold War years Henry Mulcahy's future is in question. An...

  • Author:
    Enright, Anne
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    Spanning thirty years, this novel tells the story of Rosaleen, matriarch of the Madigans, and her four children, who grow up and leave Ireland for lives they could have never imagined. When they are all called back to the house a last...

  • Author:
    Benz, Chanelle
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    Thirty years after the accident that killed her father, Billie James returns to the Mississippi Delta shack that was their home. But a forgotten piece of her past could put her in danger.

  • Author:
    Siddons, Anne Rivers
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    Every August, four women would gather to spend a week at the beach, renting a new house each year. But when one of the girls dies tragically, their vacations are brought to a halt. Years later, a new marriage reunites them and they...

  • 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:
    Jonasson, Jonas
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    On June 14, 2007, the king and prime minister of Sweden went missing. Later it was said that both had fallen ill. The truth is different. The real story begins much earlier, with the birth of Nombeko Mayeki in a shack in South Africa, a...

  • Author:
    Roorbach, Bill
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    Nine richly varied, often funny, always moving stories that reveal the complex workings of the human heart. Bill Roorbach conjures vivid characters whose layered interior worlds feel at once familiar and extraordinary. He first...

  • Author:
    Choi, Susan
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    Tennessee, 1955. New student Chuck will not speak of his earlier life in Korea. Then he meets Katherine, who is also haunted by her past. Each senses in the other the possibility of salvation.

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    Auci, Stefania
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    Driven by an insatiable desire to rise above his station and fueled by a nobility that scorns him, Vincenzo sacrifices family and love to transform his tiny spice shop into a trading empire. The name Florio soon instills fear and...

  • Author:
    Babst, C. Morgan
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    A dazzling debut about family, home, and grief, The Floating World takes readers into the heart of Hurricane Katrina with the story of the Boisdores, whose roots stretch back nearly to the foundation of New Orleans. Though the storm is...

  • Author:
    Harrison, Phil
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    Set in Ireland and New York, a debut novel about an affair and its explosive consequences-the sins of the father visited on the son in unexpected and irreversible ways Outside an east Belfast mission hall, pastor and family man Samuel...

  • Author:
    Smith, Tom Rob
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    Until the moment he receives a frantic call from his father, Daniel believed his parents were headed into a peaceful retirement. They had sold their home in London and set off to begin life anew on a remote farm in rural Sweden. But...

  • Author:
    Ngugi, Wanjiku wa
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    Mugure and Zack seem to have the picture-perfect family: a young, healthy son, a beautiful home in Riverdale, New York, and a bright future. But one night, as Mugure is rummaging through an old drawer, she comes across a piece of paper...

  • Author:
    Kline, Christina Baker
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    Seduced by her employer's son, Evangeline, a naïve young governess in early nineteenth-century London, is discharged when her pregnancy is discovered and sent to the notorious Newgate Prison. After months in the fetid, overcrowded...

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