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Large print general fiction new titles

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Browse our collection of the latest general fiction in large print. This list updates when we add new titles to the collection.
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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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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 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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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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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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There's a word for that by Sloane Tanen

There's a word for that

Sloane Tanen

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"Meet the Kesslers: Marty, retired LA producer, aging doper, 'Sisyphus of marriage', staring down the barrel of his possibly fourth wife-to-be; his daughter Justine, former child star and aspiring cartoonist who can't draw; and granddaughter Hailey, the...

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One summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan

One summer in Paris

Sarah Morgan

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"When Grace's husband announces he wants a divorce, she packs up her tattered heart and travels to Paris alone, determined to have the holiday of a lifetime. When she meets her rebellious teenage neighbor, Audrey, they forge an unlikely friendship. Grace...

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All he'll ever need by Loree Lough

All he'll ever need

Loree Lough

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"Among the New-new Order Amish of Oakland, Maryland, children bring precious hope, joy--and sometimes an unexpected second chance at love ... For Amish widower Philip Baker, providing for his family in the wake of his wife's death means back-breaking...

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The mistletoe matchmaker by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

The mistletoe matchmaker

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

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"A warm-hearted story about friends, secrets and holiday magic ...Twenty year old Cassie Fitzgerald, fresh off the plane from Toronto, is about to discover that there's more to Christmas than mistletoe and mince pies. Why has no one in her family ever...

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The heart keeper by Alex Dahl

The heart keeper

Alex Dahl

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"It's been twelve months since Alison Miller's world fell apart when her six-year-old daughter, Amalie, drowned. Twelve months of sympathy cards, grief counselling and gritting her teeth, but it's still only the vodka and pills that seem to work. Alison...

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The bake shop by Amy Clipston

The bake shop

Amy Clipston

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"Christiana Kurtz loves to bake, but when her bake stand becomes too busy, her mother encourages her to move her business to the local market. Her new bake shop becomes so inundated with customers that the line blocks the leather and woodcraft shop next...

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Love at Pebble Creek by Lisa Jones Baker

Love at Pebble Creek

Lisa Jones Baker

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"Anna King has a talent - and a secret. Like the birth mother she never knew, Anna is gifted at sketching and longs to study and teach art one day. Unbeknownst to her beloved adoptive family, she's even entered a contest to win a full scholarship to ...

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A Roman rhapsody by Sara Alexander

A Roman rhapsody

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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The confession club by Elizabeth Berg

The confession club

Elizabeth Berg

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"It all started as a supper club, a group gathering monthly to share homemade dinners, until the night one woman made a startling revelation. After that, the "Confession Club" decided to meet weekly to feast not only on dinner, but on admissions of m...

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The family secret by Fiona (Romance fiction writer) author. Palmer

The family secret

Fiona (Romance fiction writer) author....

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Kim Richards is a creative woman of the land, a rural ambassador who is renowned for her contribution to her community. But deep down, she is lonely. She's already watched the man she loves marry someone else, and her dream of starting her own family...

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Every yesterday by Noelene Jenkinson

Every yesterday

Noelene Jenkinson

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New South Wales, Australia: Three sisters reconnect and forge new lives. Coming home to attend her mother's funeral, Daisy Sheldon discovers fond memories at the childhood cottage she must now sell, and decides to settle in the nearby town of Inlet Creek....

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Vox by Christina Dalcher

Vox

Christina Dalcher

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Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins. Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you're...

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The newcomer by Fern Britton

The newcomer

Fern Britton

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It's springtime in the Cornish village of Pendruggan, and as the community comes together to say a fond farewell to parish vicar Simon and his wife Penny, a newcomer causes quite a stir. Reverend Angela Whitehorn has come to Cornwall to make a difference....

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Meet me at the museum by Anne Youngson

Meet me at the museum

Anne Youngson

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When Tina Hopgood writes a letter of regret to a man she has never met, she doesn't expect a reply. And when Anders Larsen, a lonely museum curator, answers it, neither does he. They're both searching for something - they just don't know it yet. Anders...

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Ann Devine, ready for her close-up by Colm O'Regan

Ann Devine, ready for her close-up

Colm O'Regan

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When strange sightings are reported in the village of Kilsudgeon - of people who aren't locals driving four-by-fours, a man bun requesting kefir in the restaurant, and a quad bike at a funeral - Ann Devine wonders what it all has to do with rumours of...

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Black car burning by Helen Mort

Black car burning

Helen Mort

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Alexa is a young police community support officer whose world feels unstable. Her father is estranged and her girlfriend increasingly distant. Their polyamorous relationship - which for years felt so natural - is starting to seem strained. As she pat...

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The fall and rise of the Amir sisters by Nadiya Hussain

The fall and rise of the Amir sisters

Nadiya Hussain

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The four Amir sisters - Fatima, Farah, Bubblee and Mae - are as close as sisters can be, but sometimes even those bonds can be pushed to their limits. Bubblee is finding herself increasingly unable to produce artwork that she is happy with, while Mae...

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The testaments by Margaret Atwood

The testaments

Margaret Atwood

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Over fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the Republic of Gilead has maintained its grip on power. Yet there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. And, as it does, the lives of these three radically different women will conv...

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A simple Christmas by Charlotte Hubbard

A simple Christmas

Charlotte Hubbard

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"Nora Hooley's shop is abuzz with preparations for the holiday open house, and Rosalyn Riehl is handcrafting wreaths from evergreen boughs, pinecones, and other natural materials. The work is a welcome diversion for the only unmarried daughter of Cor...

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The Lonely Hearts Cinema Club by David M. Barnett

The Lonely Hearts Cinema Club

David M. Barnett

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"Sunset Promenade, a quirky and eclectic private nursing home on a lonely spit of land on the north Lancashire coastline, is in trouble. Managed by eccentric twins Barry and Garry Grange, the care home has taken advantage of a number of esoteric Euro...

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The mothers of Lovely Lane by Nadine Dorries

The mothers of Lovely Lane

Nadine Dorries

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"Noleen Delaney is one of an army of night cleaners at St Angelus hospital in Liverpool. Since her husband was injured in the war, she has supported her five children and the family; she just about gets by. When Finn, her youngest, passes the eleven plus...

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The widow's promise by Jennie Felton

The widow's promise

Jennie Felton

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"Carina Talbot's life is shattered when her beloved husband Robert is found dead in mysterious circumstances. Suddenly she must take on sole responsibility for their two young children and find a way to continue running the farm which was Robert's pride...

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The woman in the photograph by Stephanie Butland

The woman in the photograph

Stephanie Butland

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"1968. Veronica Moon, a teenage ingénue from an estate in Essex is teaching herself the art of photography. Her passion and skill build, though of course it can only ever be a hobby. And then she visits the picket line at Dagenham Ford Factory. At the...

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Undercover by Danielle Steel

Undercover

Danielle Steel

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"Marshall Everett has traveled a twisting, perilous road from the jungles of South America to the streets of Paris. As an undercover DEA agent, Marshall penetrated a powerful cartel and became the trusted right-hand man of a ruthless drug lord. The price...

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Light from distant stars by Shawn Smucker

Light from distant stars

Shawn Smucker

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"When Cohen Marah steps over his father's body in the basement embalming room of the family's funeral home, he has no idea that he is stepping into a labyrinth of memory. As the last one to see his father, Cohen is the primary suspect. Over the next ...

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The winemaker's wife by Kristin Harmel

The winemaker's wife

Kristin Harmel

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"Champagne, 1940: Inès has just married Michel, the owner of storied champagne house Maison Chauveau, when the Germans invade. As the danger mounts, Michel turns his back on his marriage to begin hiding munitions for the Résistance. Inès fears they’ll...

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Turbulence by David Szalay

Turbulence

David Szalay

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"Twelve people on the move around planet Earth, twelve individual lives, each in turmoil, and each in some way touching the next. In this nuanced and deeply moving sequence, David Szalay’s diverse protagonists circumnavigate the world in twelve plane...

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Waisted by Randy Susan Meyers

Waisted

Randy Susan Meyers

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"In this provocative, wildly entertaining, and compelling novel, seven women enrolled in an extreme weight loss documentary discover self-love and sisterhood as they enact a daring revenge against the exploitative filmmakers. Alice and Daphne, both s...

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The Noel stranger by Richard Paul Evans

The Noel stranger

Richard Paul Evans

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"Maggie Walther feels like her world is imploding. Publicly humiliated after her husband, a local councilman, is arrested for bigamy and her subsequent divorce, she has isolated herself from the world. When her only friend insists that Maggie climb out...

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All the flowers in Paris by Sarah Jio

All the flowers in Paris

Sarah Jio

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"When Caroline wakes up in a Paris hospital with no memory of her past, she's confused to learn that for years she's lived a sad, reclusive life in a sprawling apartment on the rue Cler. Slowly regaining vague memories of a man and a young child, she...

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The dearly beloved by Cara Wall

The dearly beloved

Cara Wall

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"Charles and Lily, James and Nan. They meet in Greenwich Village in 1963 when Charles and James are jointly hired to steward the historic Third Presbyterian Church through turbulent times. Their personal differences, however, threaten to tear them ap...

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The grammarians by Cathleen Schine

The grammarians

Cathleen Schine

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"Laurel and Daphne Wolfe, identical, inseparable redheaded twins, share an obsession with words. As adults making their way in 1980s Manhattan, their verbal infatuation begins to push them apart. Their fraying twinship finally shreds completely when ...

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Christmas shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Christmas shopaholic

Sophie Kinsella

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"Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) adores Christmas. It's always the same - Mum and Dad hosting, carols playing, Mum pretending she made the Christmas pudding, and the next-door neighbours coming round for sherry in their terrible festive jumpers. And now...

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Ayesha at last by Uzma Jalaluddin

Ayesha at last

Uzma Jalaluddin

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"Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been overtaken by a demanding teaching job. Her boisterous Muslim family, and numerous (interfering) aunties, are professional naggers. And her flighty young cousin, about to reject her...

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The perfect love song by Patti Callahan Henry

The perfect love song

Patti Callahan Henry

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"Jimmy Sullivan has been living on the road with his brother, Jack, and his band the Unknown Souls. Without a place to call home, Jimmy and Jack lead a nomadic life filled with music and anonymous cities. When they return to a place Jimmy never wants...

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The porpoise by Mark Haddon

The porpoise

Mark Haddon

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"'I really am so very, very sorry about this,' he says, in an oddly formal voice ... They strike the side of a grain silo. They are travelling at seventy miles per hour. A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash. She is raised in...

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An Amish Christmas kitchen

An Amish Christmas kitchen

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"This cheerful and heartwarming Amish novella collection captures the heart of the Christmas season with a trio of heartfelt stories from bestselling authors Leslie Gould, Jan Drexler, and Kate Lloyd. All three tales feature a unique Amish recipe perfect...

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The helpline by Katherine Collette

The helpline

Katherine Collette

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"Germaine Johnson may not be all that good with people but she's great with numbers. Unfortunately, as she discovers after the incident at Wallace Insurance, there are very few openings these days for senior mathematicians. Then her cousin gets her a...

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Smoke screen by Terri Blackstock

Smoke screen

Terri Blackstock

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"Nate Beckett has spent his life fighting wildfires instead of the lies and rumors that drove him from his Colorado home town. His mother begs him to come to Carlisle now that his father has been released from prison, but it isn't until he's sidelined...

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Drawing home by Jamie Brenner

Drawing home

Jamie Brenner

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"Summer has started in idyllic Sag Harbor, and for Emma Mapson that means greeting guests at the front desk of The American Hotel. But when one of the town's most famous residents, artist Henry Wyatt, dies suddenly, Emma learns he has mysteriously left...

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The timepiece by Beverly Lewis

The timepiece

Beverly Lewis

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"Sylvia Miller's Old Order family is upended with the arrival of Adeline Pelham. It isn't that Adeline means to be a threat, but her very existence is a reminder of a painful secret. As Sylvia and her mother struggle to come to terms with the news, it...

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Grand union by Zadie Smith

Grand union

Zadie Smith

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"In the summer of 1959, an Antiguan immigrant in north west London lives the last day of his life, unknowingly caught in someone else's story of hate and division, resistance and revolt. A mother looks back on her early forays into matters of the hum...

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Spirit of the season by Fern Michaels

Spirit of the season

Fern Michaels

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"Joy Preston misses her beloved late grandmother dearly. But when she learns the terms of Nana's will, she's shocked - and more than a little irked. Joy moved to Colorado years ago and is now CEO of a successful nail polish company. Her life and career...

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The bookish life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

The bookish life of Nina Hill

Abbi Waxman

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"Meet Nina Hill: A young woman supremely confident in her own ... shell. The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she some...

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The marriage clock by Zara Raheem

The marriage clock

Zara Raheem

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"To Leila Abid's traditional Indian parents, finding a husband is as easy as match, meet, marry. Yes, she wants to marry, but after 26 years of singledom, even Leila is starting to get nervous. And to make matters worse, her parents are panicking, th...

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Whatever it takes by Jessica Pack

Whatever it takes

Jessica Pack

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"Sienna has no memory of her late mother, yet every significant day of her life--birthdays, the first day of high school, graduation--has been marked by a letter written during her last weeks of life. Sienna knows her father feels grateful to be able...

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Lulu's Café by T. I. (Tonya) Lowe

Lulu's Café

T. I. (Tonya) Lowe

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"'Some scars don't ever heal,' she whispered. 'No matter how awfully bad you want them to. They're just too deep.' On the run from a violent past, Leah Allen arrived in tiny Rivertown, South Carolina, battered and broken, but ready to reinvent herself....

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You've been volunteered by Laurie Gelman

You've been volunteered

Laurie Gelman

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"In the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Laurie Gelman's "irreverent and hilarious" (The New York Post) hit Class Mom, brash, lovable Jen Dixon is back with a new class and her work cut out for her. If you've ever been a room parent or school volunteer,...

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The last list of Miss Judith Kratt by Andrea Bobotis

The last list of Miss Judith Kratt

Andrea Bobotis

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"Judith Kratt inherited all the Kratt family had to offer - the pie safe, the copper clock, the murder that no one talks about - and she knows in her old bones that it's time to make an inventory of her household and its valuables. But she finds that...

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The reconciliation by Susan Lantz Simpson

The reconciliation

Susan Lantz Simpson

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"Winter in Southern Maryland's Amish country brings brisk winds, crisp snow, and evenings spent nestled by a warm fireside. For one prodigal daughter, it may also bring a new beginning ... On her baptismal day, Rebecca Zook ran from the church, leaving...

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Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather S. Webber

Midnight at the Blackbird Café

Heather S. Webber

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"Heather Webber's Midnight at the Blackbird Café is a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small-town Southern charm. Nestled in the mountain shadows of Alabama lies the little town of Wicklow. It is here that Anna Kate has...

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Winter Cottage by Mary Ellen Taylor

Winter Cottage

Mary Ellen Taylor

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"Still grieving the loss of her wandering, free-spirited mother, Lucy Kincaid leaves Nashville for the faded town of Cape Hudson, Virginia. She goes to see the house she's inherited - one she never knew existed, bequeathed to her by a woman she's never...

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The need by Helen Phillips

The need

Helen Phillips

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"When Molly, home alone with her two young children, hears footsteps in the living room, she tries to convince herself it's the sleep deprivation. She's been hearing things these days. Startling at loud noises. Imagining the worst-case scenario. It's...

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Life and other inconveniences by Kristan Higgins

Life and other inconveniences

Kristan Higgins

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"Emma London never thought she had anything in common with her grandmother Genevieve London. The regal old woman came from wealthy and bluest-blood New England stock, but that didn't protect her from life's cruelest blows: the disappearance of Genevi...

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Love and other mistakes by Jessica Kate

Love and other mistakes

Jessica Kate

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"Natalie Groves was meant for great things. But soon after her fiancee left, Natalie's father was diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly her grand plans evaporated, and God felt very far away. Fast-forward seven years, and an internship presents Natalie a chance...

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Stars of Alabama by Sean Dietrich

Stars of Alabama

Sean Dietrich

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"When two Depression-era migrant workers, Paul and Vern, find an abandoned baby in the woods, they take it upon themselves to care for the mysterious child. When fifteen-year-old Marigold, reviled by her family after an unwanted pregnancy, loses her baby...

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Louis & Louise by Julie Cohen

Louis & Louise

Julie Cohen

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"If you could look at one life in two different ways, what would you see? Louis and Louise are separated by a single moment in time, a strike of chance that decided their future. The day they were born is when their story began. In one, Louis David Alder...

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Harold by Catherine Cookson

Harold

Catherine Cookson

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"Catherine Cookson's well-loved novels HAMILTON and GOODBYE HAMILTON told the story of Maisie, who invented an imaginary horse to keep her company through the long years of an unhappy marriage, and before she became a bestselling author. In this enga...

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Things you save in a fire by Katherine Center

Things you save in a fire

Katherine Center

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"Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she's seen her fair share of them, and she's excellent at dealing with other people's tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her...

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Forging on by Catherine Robinson

Forging on

Catherine Robinson

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Will is a Yorkshire lad, through and through. He's in his element when he's outside in the country air, not stuck in a classroom wasting his youth and the beauty of the Dales. When he starts as an apprentice farrier, his first few days are a baptism of...

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Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery

Jenny Colgan

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Polly Waterford loves running the Little Beach Street Bakery, and the festive season always inspires her to bake something extra special for the village residents. In fact, the only thing she loves more is curling up with her gorgeous boyfriend, Huckle....

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Still lives by Maria Hummel

Still lives

Maria Hummel

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Revered artist Kim Lord is about to unveil her most shocking show yet: STILL LIVES, a series of self-portraits in which she impersonates the female victims of America's most famous homicides, from Nicole Brown Simpson to the Black Dahlia. As celebrities...

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My mother's daughter by Ann O'Loughlin

My mother's daughter

Ann O'Loughlin

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County Wicklow, Ireland. Margo has just lost her husband Conor and is grieving his passing, unsure how she and her daughter Elsa will survive without him. Then she receives a letter that turns everything she thought she knew on its head. Not only has...

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Violet's children by Maureen Lee

Violet's children

Maureen Lee

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Liverpool, 1950. They say you can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family. Yet when Violet Duffy is asked to give a home to the orphaned children of a distant relative, it is precisely the choice she must face. Can she turn her spinster...

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Nine perfect strangers by Liane Moriarty

Nine perfect strangers

Liane Moriarty

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"The ten-day retreat at boutique health-and-wellness resort Tranquillum House promises healing and transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage and absorb the blissful meditative ambience while enjoying...

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A Christmas haven by Cindy Woodsmall

A Christmas haven

Cindy Woodsmall

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"Old Order Amish Ivy Zook is wrestling with her need to shed her community's ways so she can grow the business of her dreams: planning parties. As long as she's stuck living without modernization, she can barely get her business on its feet. But if she...

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The ghost clause by Howard A. Norman

The ghost clause

Howard A. Norman

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"Simon Inescort is no longer bodily present in his marriage. It's been several months since he keeled over the rail of a Nova Scotia-bound ferry, a massive heart attack to blame. Simon's widow, Lorca Pell, has sold their farmhouse to newlyweds Zachary...

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Natalie Tan's book of luck and fortune by Roselle Lim

Natalie Tan's book of luck and fortune

Roselle Lim

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"At the news of her mother's death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn't spoken since Natalie left in anger seven years ago, when her mother refused to support her chosen career as a chef. Natalie is shocked to discover the vibrant neighborhood...

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Mountains of grace by Kelly Irvin

Mountains of grace

Kelly Irvin

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"In the first of a new series set in the Amish communities of Montana, bestselling author Kelly Irvin explores what the Amish do in the aftermath of natural disaster. Schoolteacher Mercy Yoder loves her life in the beautiful West Kootenai region of M...

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State of the union by Nick Hornby

State of the union

Nick Hornby

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"Married for years, Tom and Louise thought they had a stable home life - until a recent incident pushed them to the brink. Going to therapy seemed like the perfect solution. But over drinks before their appointment, they begin to wonder: what if you take...

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Honestly, we meant well by Grant Ginder

Honestly, we meant well

Grant Ginder

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"Sue Ellen Wright has what she thinks is a close-to-perfect life: terrific career as a Classics professor, a loving husband, and a son who is just about to safely leave the nest. But then disaster strikes. Her husband is cheating, and their son has made...

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Stitches in time by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Stitches in time

Suzanne Woods Fisher

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"New to Stoney Ridge, schoolteacher Mollie has come to town for a fresh start. When Luke Schrock, new to his role as deacon, asks the church to take in foster girls from a group home, she's the first to raise her hand. The power of love, she believes,...

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The floating Feldmans by Elyssa Friedland

The floating Feldmans

Elyssa Friedland

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"Sink or swim. Or at least that's what Annette Feldman tells herself when she books a cruise for her entire family. It's been over a decade since the Feldman clan has spent more than twenty-four hours under the same roof, but Annette is determined to...

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Stay and fight by Madeline ffitch

Stay and fight

Madeline ffitch

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"Helen arrives in Appalachian Ohio full of love and eager to carry out her boyfriend’s ideas for living off the land. Too soon, with winter coming, her boyfriend calls it quits. Helped by Rudy, her government-questioning, wisdom-spouting,...

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Christmas in Winter Hill by Melody Carlson

Christmas in Winter Hill

Melody Carlson

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"After a rough childhood in multiple foster homes, Krista Galloway is not a fan of Christmas. When she accepts a job as a city manager in the mountain town of Winter Hill, Washington, Christmas is part of the deal: the small town is famous for its...

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Whisper network by Chandler Baker

Whisper network

Chandler Baker

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"Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita have worked at Truviv, Inc. for years. The sudden death of Truviv's CEO means their boss, Ames, will likely take over the entire company. Each of the women has a different relationship with Ames, who has always bee...

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