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    Kim, Angie
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    This program includes a bonus interview with the author and original music composed and performed by Steve Draughn. A thrilling debut about how far we'll go to protect our families-and our deepest secrets. My husband asked me to...

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    Windley, Carol
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    In 1927, as Natalia Faber travels from Berlin to Prague with her mother, she learns the truth about her father and meets Dr. Magdalena Schaefferová, whose family will become a significant part of her future.

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    Palahniuk, Chuck
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    Stories you'll never forget--just try--from literature's favorite transgressive author. Representing work that spans several years, Make Something Up is a compilation of 21 stories and one novella (some previously published, some not)...

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    Hoffman, Alice
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    In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men...

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    Boyd, William
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    The Whitbread Award-winning author of A Good Man in Africa and the Costa Award-winning Restless now gives us a sweeping new novel that unfolds across fin-de-siecle Europe as it tells a story of ineffable passions'familial, artistic...

  • Author:
    Moore, Ward
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    Two classic science fiction stories about a California family fleeing a nuclear holocaust, written in an era when a dystopian future seemed inevitable. An atomic bomb has struck Los Angeles, and the streets are filled with cars fleeing...

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    Beah, Ishmael
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    From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of A Long Way Gone . A powerful novel about young people living at the margins of society, struggling to replace the homes they have lost with the one they have created together. Hidden...

  • Author:
    Alam, Rumaan
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    Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation. But a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older couple--it's their house, and they've arrived in a panic. They...

  • Author:
    Porter, Max
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    An entrancing new novel by the author of the prizewinning Grief Is the Thing with Feathers. There's a village an hour from London. It's no different from many others today: one pub, one church, redbrick cottages, some public...

  • Author:
    Kallos, Stephanie
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    Charles Marlow is a Seattle English teacher who instructs his students to expand their worlds through language. Lately, however, with one child off to college and the pressure from his ex-wife to make plans for their severely autistic...

  • Author:
    Afshar, Tessa
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    Before Christ called her daughter ...Before she stole healing by touching the hem of his garment ...Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. After her only brother is killed while in her care, Elianna tries to earn forgiveness by...

  • Author:
    Mosley, Walter
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    At twelve years old, Cornelius secretly takes over his father's job at a silent film theater in New York's East Village. After his father dies and his mother disappears, Cornelius sets about reinventing himself--as Professor...

  • Author:
    Yu, Charles
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    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD! "One of the funniest books of the year ... a delicious, ambitious Hollywood satire." — The Washington Post From the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science...

  • Author:
    Alcott, Kathleen
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    Edith is a widowed landlady who rents apartments in her Brooklyn brownstone to an unlikely collection of humans, all crippled in various ways-in spirit, in mind, in body, in heart. When faced with eviction by Edith's estranged,...

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    Lowry, Malcolm, McCarthy, Patrick A., Ackerley, Chris, Doyen, Vik, Mota, Miguel, Tiessen, Paul
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    In Ballast to the White Sea is Malcolm Lowry’s most ambitious work of the mid-1930s. Inspired by his life experience, the novel recounts the story of a Cambridge undergraduate who aspires to be a writer but has come to believe that both...

  • Author:
    Green, Cass
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    As Neve's wreck of a life in London collapses, an unexpected lifeline falls into her lap, a charming cottage in Cornwall. But her dream home quickly becomes her worst nightmare.

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    Weiss, Leah
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    "...masterful use of language...Weiss' novel is a great suggestion for fans of the Big Stone Gap books, by Adriana Trigiani, and Mitford series, by Jan Karon."-Booklist, STARRED Review He's gonna be sorry he ever messed with me and...

  • 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:
    Caputo, Philip
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    From the author of A Rumor of War, The Longest Road, and Some Rise By Sin, a captivating mosaic of stories set in a small town where no act is private and the past is never really past. Hunter's Moon is set in Michigan's wild...

  • Author:
    Smith, Ali
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    There's a renaissance artist of the 1460s. There's the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets...

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