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General fiction new titles

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Want to try something new? Here's a good mix of the most recent general fiction titles in book, large print or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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The bright unknown by Elizabeth Byler Younts

The bright unknown

Elizabeth Byler Younts

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"Pennsylvania, 1940. The only kind of life Brighton Turner understands is the one she has endured within the dreary walls of a rural Pennsylvania asylum. A nurse has thoughtfully educated and raised Brighton, but she has also kept vital information from...

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Cut and run by Fern Michaels

Cut and run

Fern Michaels

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"It's been three months since Countess Annie de Silva slipped away from her home before dawn, leaving a cryptic note and no clue as to her destination. That's an eternity for friends as devoted as the Sisterhood. They've honored Annie's request for p...

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The McAvoy sisters book of secrets by Molly Fader

The McAvoy sisters book of secrets

Molly Fader

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"It’s been seventeen years since the tragic summer the McAvoy sisters fell apart. Lindy, the wild one, left home, carved out a new life in the city and never looked back. Delia, the sister who stayed, became a mother herself, raising her daughters and...

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The book of science and antiquities by Thomas Keneally

The book of science and antiquities

Thomas Keneally

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"An award-winning documentary filmmaker, Shelby Apple is obsessed with reimagining the full story of the Learned Man - a prehistoric man whose remains are believed to be the link between Africa and ancient Australia. From Vietnam to northern Africa and...

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The first mistake by Sandie Jones

The first mistake

Sandie Jones

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"THE WIFE: For Alice, life has never been better. With her second husband, she has a successful business, two children, and a beautiful house. HER HUSBAND: Alice knows that life could have been different if her first husband had lived, but Nathan's a...

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The southern side of paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey

The southern side of paradise

Kristy Woodson Harvey

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"With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can't help but feel like it's all a little too good to be true. Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recen...

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A precious gift by Shelley Shepard Gray

A precious gift

Shelley Shepard Gray

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"In this return to the heartwarming series about 'friendship, love, and truth' (Rachel Hauck, New York Times bestselling author), Kyle Lambright has fallen hard for Gabrielle Allison Ferrara. After all, she’s beautiful, smart, and kind. There’s just ...

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The reckless oath we made by Bryn Greenwood

The reckless oath we made

Bryn Greenwood

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"Zee is nobody's fairy tale princess. Almost six-foot, with a redhead's temper and a shattered hip, she has a long list of worries: never-ending bills, her beautiful, gullible sister, her five-year-old nephew, her housebound mother, and her drug-dealing...

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Today we go home by Kelli Estes

Today we go home

Kelli Estes

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"Larkin Bennett has always known her place, whether it's surrounded by her loving family in the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest, or riding on a dusty convoy in Afghanistan. But all that changed the day tragedy struck her unit and took away eve...

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The wives by Tarryn Fisher

The wives

Tarryn Fisher

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"She's never met the other wives. None of them know each other, and because of this unconventional arrangement, she can see her husband only one day a week. But she loves him so much she doesn't care. Or at least that's what she told herself. But one...

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Dominicana by Angie Cruz

Dominicana

Angie Cruz

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"Fifteen-year-old Ana Canción never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican countryside did. But when Juan Ruiz proposes and promises to take her to New York City, she has to say yes. Their marriage is an opp...

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The braid by Laetitia Colombani

The braid

Laetitia Colombani

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"In India, Smita is an untouchable. Desperate to give her daughter an education, she takes her child and flees her small village with nothing but resourcefulness, eventually heading to a temple where she will experience a rebirth ... In Sicily, Giulia...

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Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins by Katarina Bivald

Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins

Katarina Bivald

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"The Pine Creek Motel has seen better days. Henny would call it charming, but she's always seen the best in things. Like now, when she's just met an untimely end crossing the road. She's not going to let a tiny thing like death stop her from living fully...

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Right after the weather by Carol Anshaw

Right after the weather

Carol Anshaw

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"It's the fall of 2016. Cate, a set designer in her early forties, lives and works in Chicago's theater community. She has stayed too long at the fair and knows it's time to get past her prolonged adolescence and stop taking handouts from her parents....

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In the cradle lies by Olivia Newport

In the cradle lies

Olivia Newport

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"On a solo ski vacation in Canyon Mines, Colorado, Tucker has a love-hate relationship with his wealth, spending indiscriminately while skiing fearlessly and preparing to conquer the overgrown slope of Hidden Run, a dangerous run not attempted in decades....

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The familiar stranger by Christina Tarabochia

The familiar stranger

Christina Tarabochia

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"Why is he so cold and distant? Denise wonders as Craig demeans her yet again. Is it his job? The family? Or is it me? Though she's poured her heart into her marriage, years of enduring his long hours, frequent trips and short temper have left her with...

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A Christmas home by Marta Perry

A Christmas home

Marta Perry

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"After ten years spent keeping house and raising her younger siblings, Sarah Yoder returns home to Promise Glen determined to make a fresh start. Her new job with neighbor Noah Raber's furniture business seems promising - until she and the woodworker...

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When Christmas comes by Katherine Spencer

When Christmas comes

Katherine Spencer

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"Liza Merritt is grateful for the many blessings in her life when she returns to Angel Island with her family to celebrate Thanksgiving. Most of all, she's looking forward to a reunion with her dear friend, Claire North. Claire seems untouched by the...

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Let it snow by Nancy Thayer

Let it snow

Nancy Thayer

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"Christina Antonioni is preparing for the holidays at her Nantucket toy shop, unpacking last-minute shipments and decorating for her loyal Christmas shoppers. But when her Scrooge of a landlord, Oscar Bittlesman, raises her rent, it seems nearly impossible...

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All the forgivenesses by Elizabeth Hardinger

All the forgivenesses

Elizabeth Hardinger

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"Growing up on their hardscrabble farm in rural Kentucky, fifteen-year-old Albertina "Bertie" Winslow has learned a lot from her mama, Polly. She knows how to lance a boil, make a pie crust, butcher a pig, and tend to every chore that needs doing. What...

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Have you seen Luis Velez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Have you seen Luis Velez?

Catherine Ryan Hyde

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"Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn't belong. Not with his mother's new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father's wife. Not at school, where he's an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections:...

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The beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

The beekeeper of Aleppo

Christy Lefteri

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"Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo - until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. But what...

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Moral compass by Danielle Steel

Moral compass

Danielle Steel

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"Saint Ambrose Prep is a place where the wealthy send their children for the best possible education, with teachers and administrators from the Ivy League, and graduates who become future lawyers, politicians, filmmakers, and CEOs. Traditionally a bo...

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Child's play by Danielle Steel

Child's play

Danielle Steel

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"You think you know what's best for your grown-up children. But you'll find they have lessons they can now teach you. Kate Morgan is an esteemed Manhattan lawyer. After losing her beloved husband in a tragic accident, she's successfully raised their ...

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The space between time by Charlie Laidlaw

The space between time

Charlie Laidlaw

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"Emma Maria Rossini appears to be the luckiest girl in the world. She's the daughter of a beautiful and loving mother, and her father is one of the most famous film actors of his generation. She's also the granddaughter of a rather eccentric and obsc...

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The other wife by Juliet Bell

The other wife

Juliet Bell

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"Outback Australia, 1981. After a terrible childhood, Jane comes to Thornfield as nanny to the adorable Adele, watched over by the handsome and enigmatic Edward. Plain and inexperienced, Jane would never dream of being more than his hired help. But swept...

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The Dutch house by Ann Patchett

The Dutch house

Ann Patchett

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"At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish...

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The playground by Jane Shemilt

The playground

Jane Shemilt

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"Over the course of a long, hot summer in London, the lives of three very different married couples collide when their children join the same tutoring circle, resulting in illicit relationships, shocking violence, and unimaginable fallout. There's Eve,...

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Island on the edge of the world by Deborah Rodriguez

Island on the edge of the world

Deborah Rodriguez

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"Haiti. A poor country rich in courage, strength and love. As these four women are about to discover. Charlie, the rootless daughter of American missionaries, now working as a hairdresser in Northern California. But the repercussions of a traumatic c...

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Scented by Laurence Fearnley

Scented

Laurence Fearnley

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"A compelling and poignant search for identity through perfume. Granny Seren told me I had a natural talent for perfume making and I believed her because she seemed to know what she was talking about and she never lied. It was Seren who introduced me...

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Starting from now by Fleur McDonald

Starting from now

Fleur McDonald

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"When twenty-five-year-old journalist, Zara Ellison receives her mother's ominous text message, Call me when you can, Zara knows it's not good news. Two weeks later, Zara has left her much-loved city life to relocate to Barker, the sleepy country town...

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The weekend by Charlotte Wood

The weekend

Charlotte Wood

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"People went on about death bringing friends together, but it wasn't true. The graveyard, the stony dirt - that's what it was like now ... Despite the three women knowing each other better than their own siblings, Sylvie's death had opened up strange...

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Going under by Sonia Henry

Going under

Sonia Henry

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"Dr Katarina 'Kitty' Holliday thought that once she finished medical school and found gainful employment at one of Sydney's best teaching hospitals that her dream was just beginning. The hard years, she thought, were finally over. But Kitty is in for...

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Celestial bodies by Jokha Alharthi

Celestial bodies

Jokha Alharthi

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"Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who...

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The bus on Thursday by Shirley Barrett

The bus on Thursday

Shirley Barrett

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It wasn't just the bad breakup that turned Eleanor Mellett's life upside down - it was the cancer, too. One day she felt a bump when she was scratching her armpit at work; the next thing she knew, her breast was being removed by an inappropriately at...

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The endless beach by Jenny Colgan

The endless beach

Jenny Colgan

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On the quayside next to the Endless Beach sits the Seaside Kitchen. It's a haven for tourists and locals alike, who all come to eat the most delicious food on the island and catch up with the gossip. Flora, who runs the cafe, feels safe and content -...

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The power by Naomi Alderman

The power

Naomi Alderman

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All over the world, women are discovering they have the power. There's Roxy, a white British teenager and the daughter of a gangster. There's Allie, a mixed-race girl who runs away after years of abuse and finds herself at a convent, revered as a god...

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The young Clementina by D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

The young Clementina

D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

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Charlotte Dean's disappointments in love and life have piled up over the years, until she finds herself living in a dour London flat and deriving a semblance of contentment from her job at a small private library - even though it means shutting her heart...

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Listening valley by D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

Listening valley

D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

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In Scotland on the eve of World War Two, Tonia and her sister Lou grow up as thick as thieves in a world apart from their detached parents and other children. But when Lou runs off to get married at eighteen, Tonia is left alone, unsure of who she is...

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The ghost factory by Jenny McCartney

The ghost factory

Jenny McCartney

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The Troubles turned Northern Ireland into a ghost factory: as manufacturing industries withered, the death business boomed. Belfast, 1990s: In trying to come to terms with his father's sudden death, and the paramilitary violence meted out to his friend...

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The forgotten secret by Kathleen McGurl

The forgotten secret

Kathleen McGurl

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It's the summer of 1919, and Ellen O'Brien has her whole life ahead of her. Young, in love, and leaving home for her first job, the future seems full of shining possibility. But war is brewing, and before long, Ellen and everyone around her are swept...

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Train man by Andrew Mulligan

Train man

Andrew Mulligan

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Michael is a broken man. He's waiting for the 09.46 to Gloucester so as to reach Crewe for 14.41, where he can walk into the path of a high-speed train to London. To make identification swift, he has taped his last credit card to the inside of his shoe....

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Mr. Doubler begins again by Seni Glaister

Mr. Doubler begins again

Seni Glaister

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Baked, mashed, boiled or fried, Mr Doubler knows his potatoes. But the same can't be said for people. Because, since Doubler lost his wife, he's been all on his own at Mirth Farm, perched high above a small town. And that suits Doubler just fine. Crowds...

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How to say goodbye by Katy Colins

How to say goodbye

Katy Colins

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No-one is ever happy to see Grace Salmon. As a funeral arranger, she's responsible for steering strangers through the hardest day of their lives. It's not a job many people would want - but for Grace, giving people the chance to say a proper goodbye to...

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Nailing down the saint by Craig Cliff

Nailing down the saint

Craig Cliff

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"Duncan Blake is a Kiwi filmmaker whose move to LA has not gone to plan. After a series of setbacks, he's working at a chain restaurant, his marriage is on shaky ground after a porn-related faux pas and his son won't stop watching Aladdin. When Duncan...

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My ex-best friend's wedding by Wendy Wax

My ex-best friend's wedding

Wendy Wax

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"Prized and stored away for safekeeping, the timeless ivory wedding dress, with its scooped neck and cleverly fitted bodice, sits gently folded in its box, whispering of Happily Ever Afters. To Kendra, Brianna, and Lauren it's a reminder of what could...

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The promise of elsewhere by Brad Leithauser

The promise of elsewhere

Brad Leithauser

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"From the widely acclaimed poet and novelist: a comic novel whose hero, Louie Hake--his Midwestern soul in crisis--tries to prop up his failing prospects of happiness by setting out abroad on what he calls his Journey of a Lifetime. Louie is 43. He t...

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The bishop's daughter by Patricia (Romance writer) Johns

The bishop's daughter

Patricia (Romance writer) Johns

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"As a bishop's daughter and good Amish mother, widowed Sadie Hochstetler teaches her young son that God blesses those who try their best to please Him. But her brief marriage taught her that life is infinitely more complicated than that. Older, and s...

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Montauk by Nicola Harrison

Montauk

Nicola Harrison

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"Montauk, Long Island, 1938. For three months, this humble fishing village will serve as the playground for New York City's wealthy elite. Beatrice Bordeaux was looking forward to a summer of reigniting the passion between her and her husband, Harry....

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The last book party by Karen Dukess

The last book party

Karen Dukess

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"A propulsive tale of ambition and romance, set in the publishing world of 1980s New York and the timeless beaches of Cape Cod. In the summer of 1987, 25-year-old Eve Rosen is an aspiring writer languishing in a low-level assistant job, unable to shake...

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Death and other happy endings by Melanie Cantor

Death and other happy endings

Melanie Cantor

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"There's nothing like being told that in three months you'll be dead to make you think about what you really want in life ... Jennifer Cole has just been told that she has a rare and terminal blood disorder. She has 90 days to say goodbye to friends ...

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Such a fun age by Kiley Reid

Such a fun age

Kiley Reid

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"What happens when you do the right thing for the wrong reason? Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living showing other women how to do the same. A mother to two small girls, she started out as a blogger and has quickly...

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Olive, again by Elizabeth Strout

Olive, again

Elizabeth Strout

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"Olive Kitteridge has returned, as indomitable as ever, this time as a person getting older, navigating her next decade as she comes to terms with the changes -- sometimes welcome, sometimes not -- in her own life. Here is Olive, strangely content in...

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Fleishman is in trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Fleishman is in trouble

Taffy Brodesser-Akner

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"Dr. Toby Fleishman wakes up each morning surrounded by women. Self-actualized, independent women who know what they want - and what they want is Toby. This is the life that awaited him once he finally extracted himself from his nightmare of a marriage....

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The catcher in the rye by J. D. (Jerome David) Salinger

The catcher in the rye

J. D. (Jerome David) Salinger

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"A 16-year old American boy relates in his own words the experiences he goes through at school and after, and reveals with unusual candour the workings of his own mind. What does a boy in his teens think and feel about his teachers, parents, friends ...

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The wicked redhead by Beatriz Williams

The wicked redhead

Beatriz Williams

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"Ginger Kelly wakes up in 1924 in tranquil Cocoa Beach, Florida, after fleeing to safety with disgraced Prohibition agent Oliver Anson Marshall, and her newly-orphaned young sister, Patsy. But Marshall is reinstated to the agency with suspicious haste...

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The dog I loved by Susan Wilson

The dog I loved

Susan Wilson

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"After spending years in prison for a crime she didn’t intend to commit, Rose Collins is suddenly free. Someone who knows about the good work she has done - training therapy dogs while serving time - has arranged for her early release. This mysteriou...

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An Irish country family by Patrick Taylor

An Irish country family

Patrick Taylor

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"Before Doctor Barry Laverty joined Doctor Fingal O'Reilly's practice in the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, he was an intern, working long hours, practicing new medical techniques, falling in love, and learning what is most important in the...

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Ellie and the harpmaker by Hazel Prior

Ellie and the harpmaker

Hazel Prior

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"Dan Hollis lives alone, in a remote barn hidden in the woods on Exmoor. He leads a simple life and takes great pleasure in the small things - he counts the toadstools he finds on his morning walk (317), he cuts his sandwiches into triangles and arranges...

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Summerlings by Lisa Howorth

Summerlings

Lisa Howorth

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"It's the summer of 1959. For the handful of families who live on Connors Lane, a stone's throw from the Washington Monument, life is still largely defined by what one did during the war. Behind each freshly painted door lives the family of a diplomat,...

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Very nice by Marcy Dermansky

Very nice

Marcy Dermansky

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"Rachel Klein never meant to kiss her creative writing professor, but with his long eyelashes, his silky hair, and the sad, beautiful life he laid bare on Twitter, she does, and the kiss is very nice. Zahid Azzam never planned to become a houseguest in...

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Where we come from by Oscar Cásares

Where we come from

Oscar Cásares

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"A Mexican-American family in a Texas border town reluctantly become involved in smuggling immigrants into the United States. Brownsville, Texas, has a dangerous reputation: it sits on the U.S. side of the bridge into Matamoros, Mexico, a city controlled...

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The painted castle by Kristy Cambron

The painted castle

Kristy Cambron

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"It was supposed to be a one-week job: survey an art find, collect a hefty fee, and use that to settle historian Kiera Foley’s life back into balance. But from the moment she sets foot in the East Suffolk countryside, the mysteries surrounding the old...

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The flight of Cornelia Blackwood by Susan Elliot Wright

The flight of Cornelia Blackwood

Susan Elliot Wright

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"What has happened to Cornelia Blackwood? She has a loving marriage. But she has no friends. Everyone knows her name. But no one will speak to her now. Cornelia Blackwood has unravelled once before. Can she stop it from happening again? From a suprem...

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Celestial bodies by Jokha Alharthi

Celestial bodies

Jokha Alharthi

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"Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who...

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The cuckoos of Batch Magna by Peter Maughan

The cuckoos of Batch Magna

Peter Maughan

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"When Sir Humphrey Strange, squire of Batch Magna, departs this world, his estate passes to distant relative Humph, a short-order cook from the Bronx. Humph is persuaded to make a killing by turning the sleepy backwater into a theme-park image of rur...

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The lost son by Prue Leith

The lost son

Prue Leith

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"As poverty-stricken newlyweds, Laura and Giovanni Angelotti were forced to put their first child - a boy - up for adoption. They have had other children since, and their first little Italian cafe has become a restaurant empire, but Laura is still haunted...

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The last concerto by Sara Alexander

The last concerto

Sara Alexander

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"Famed for its natural beauty and rich history, Sardinia in 1968 is notorious, too, for the bandits who kidnap wealthy landowners for ransom. Eleven-year-old Alba Fresu's brother, and her father, Bruno, are abducted by criminals who mistake Bruno for...

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Pride, prejudice, and other flavors by Sonali Dev

Pride, prejudice, and other flavors

Sonali Dev

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"Dr. Trisha Raje is San Francisco's most acclaimed neurosurgeon. But that's not enough for the Rajes, her influential immigrant family who achieved power by making its own non-negotiable rules: never trust an outsider, never do anything to jeopardize...

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She was like that by Kate Walbert

She was like that

Kate Walbert

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"In these twelve deft, acutely funny and often heartbreaking stories, Kate Walbert delves into the hearts and minds of women. Her characters are searchers, uneasy in one way or another. They yearn for connection. They question the definitions assigned...

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All the water in the world by Karen Raney

All the water in the world

Karen Raney

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"Maddy is sixteen. She has loyal friends, a mother with whom she's unusually close, a father she's never met, devoted grandparents, and a crush on a boy named Jack. Maddy also has cancer. Deeply curious, wry, and vivacious, she's poised at the outset...

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Last summer by Kerry Lonsdale

Last summer

Kerry Lonsdale

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"Lifestyle journalist Ella Skye remembers every celebrity she interviewed, every politician she charmed between the sheets, and every socialite who eyed her with envy. The chance meeting with her husband, Damien; their rapid free fall into love; and ...

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Beneath the attic by V. C. (Virginia C.) Andrews

Beneath the attic

V. C. (Virginia C.) Andrews

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"Long before Garden of Shadows, the prequel to Flowers in the Attic, a young girl named Corrine Dixon met Garland Foxworth, and after a short, passionate rendezvous, the two shared a forbidden and complicated relationship. Now, in this evocative and ...

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A single light by Tosca Moon Lee

A single light

Tosca Moon Lee

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"Six months after vanishing into an underground silo with sixty others, Wynter and Chase emerge to find the area abandoned. There is no sign of Noah and the rest of the group that was supposed to greet them when they emerged - the same people Wynter ...

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Unscripted by T. Davis Bunn

Unscripted

T. Davis Bunn

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"Young line producer Danny Byrd is well-known in Hollywood for being someone who gets things done on time and under budget. But when his reputation takes a beating after his partner - and former best friend - makes off with their investors' money, Danny...

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The words between us by Erin Bartels

The words between us

Erin Bartels

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"Robin Windsor has spent much of her life under an assumed name to avoid association with her infamous parents. She thought she'd finally found sanctuary running her used bookstore in quiet River City, Michigan. But when she receives an eerily familiar...

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