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The last of the Bonegilla girls by Victoria Purman

The last of the Bonegilla girls

Victoria Purman

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1954: Hoping to escape life as a refugee in post-war Germany, sixteen-year-old Hungarian Elizabeta arrives in Australia with her family. Her first stop is the Bonegilla Migrant Camp in rural Victoria, a temporary home for thousands of new arrivals. T...

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Charlie Savage by Roddy Doyle

Charlie Savage

Roddy Doyle

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Meet Charlie Savage: a middle-aged Dubliner with an indefatigable wife, an exasperated daughter, a drinking buddy who's realized that he's been a woman all along... Compiled here for the first time is a whole year's worth of Roddy Doyle's hilarious series...

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Coming home by Fern Britton

Coming home

Fern Britton

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Ella comes back to the beautiful Cornish coast to heal her heart after the death of her beloved grandmother, Adela. There she finds her home again and discovers a new life - but she also opens a treasure trove of family secrets... Twenty years ago, E...

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Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery

Jenny Colgan

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Summer has arrived in the Cornish town of Mount Polbearne, and Polly Waterford couldn't be happier. She's in love - with the beautiful seaside town she calls home, with running the bakery on Beach Street, and with her boyfriend Huckle. And yet there'...

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Tale of a tooth by Allie Rogers

Tale of a tooth

Allie Rogers

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Four-year-old Danny lives with his mother Natalie - 'Meemaw' - in a small Sussex town. Life is a struggle in their damp flat, where they depend on benefits for their peanut butter, bread, and Meemaw's phone data and rollies. When they are threatened with...

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The secrets between us by Laura Madeleine

The secrets between us

Laura Madeleine

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High in the mountains in the south of France, eighteen-year-old Ceci Corvin is trying hard to carry on as normal. But in 1943, there is no such thing as normal - especially not for a young woman in love with the wrong person. Scandal, it would seem, can...

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An unreliable man by Jostein Gaarder

An unreliable man

Jostein Gaarder

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Being solitary can be empty enough for someone who has a tendency towards it. But I think even that might be preferable to being lonely with another person. Jakop thought he'd found the partner he was looking for in Reidun - but it was less than three...

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Christmas at the beach hut by Veronica Henry

Christmas at the beach hut

Veronica Henry

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Everyone adores Christmas - especially Lizzy Kingham. But this year, she's feeling unloved and underappreciated by her family. The present-buying, decorating and food shopping have all been left to her. So Lizzy heads to her favourite place: a beach hut...

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Milkman by Anna Burns

Milkman

Anna Burns

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There were 'our shops' and 'their shops'. Placenames. What school you went to. What prayers you said... you created a political statement everywhere you went, and with everything you did, even if you didn't want to... In Northern Ireland, to be interesting...

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Pastures new by Margaret Thornton

Pastures new

Margaret Thornton

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1960. Having been firm friends ever since they met in a Blackpool boarding house five years before, Val, Cissie and Janice are all now happily married, preoccupied with their growing families. But the new decade will bring change for all three families....

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Wunderland by Jennifer Cody Epstein

Wunderland

Jennifer Cody Epstein

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"East Village, 1989. Things had never been easy between Ava Fisher and her estranged mother Ilse. Too many questions hovered between them: Who was Ava's father? Where had Ilse been during the war? Why had she left her only child in a German orphanage...

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The curiosities by Susan Gloss

The curiosities

Susan Gloss

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Nell Parker has a PhD in Art History, a loving husband named Josh, and a Craftsman bungalow in Madison, WI. But her last pregnancy ended later in the second trimester, and rather than pausing to grieve, she pushes harder for testing and fertility tre...

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Love in a mist by Sarah Harrison

Love in a mist

Sarah Harrison

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"Everyone envies young Flora Mayfield: she has the best parents in the world. A successful, handsome father and a gorgeous, vivacious mother who adore each other, and no siblings with whom to share the limelight of their love and attention. But Flora...

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Half finished by Lauraine Snelling

Half finished

Lauraine Snelling

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"Recognizing how common it is for crafters to start many projects and finish few, a group of women join together to form a guild--Unfinished Projects Anonymous to keep each other on track and accountable. Three friends are tasked with the job of home...

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The baggage handler by David Rawlings

The baggage handler

David Rawlings

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"In a similar vein to The Traveler's Gift by Andy Andrews or Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory, The Baggage Handler is a contemporary story that explores one question: What baggage are you carrying? When three people take the wrong suitcase...

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Just after midnight by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Just after midnight

Catherine Ryan Hyde

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"No longer tolerating her husband's borderline abuse, Faith escapes to her parents' California beach house to plan her next move. She never dreamed her new chapter would involve befriending Sarah, a fourteen-year-old on the run from her father and reeling...

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Tomorrow's bread by Anna Jean Mayhew

Tomorrow's bread

Anna Jean Mayhew

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"A richly researched yet lyrical Southern-set novel that explores the conflicts of gentrification--a moving story of loss, love, and resilience. In 1961 Charlotte, North Carolina, the predominantly black neighborhood of Brooklyn is a bustling city within...

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When all is said by Anne Griffin

When all is said

Anne Griffin

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"At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He's alone, as usual - though tonight is anything but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. Over the course of...

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Little faith by Nickolas Butler

Little faith

Nickolas Butler

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"Lyle Hovde is at the onset of his golden years, living a mostly content life in rural Wisconsin with his wife, Peg, daughter, Shiloh, and six-year old grandson, Isaac. After a troubled adolescence and subsequent estrangement from her parents, Shiloh...

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Hope on the inside by Marie Bostwick

Hope on the inside

Marie Bostwick

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"'Whatever comes your way, find the happiness in it.' Hope Carpenter received that advice from her mother decades ago. Now, with their four children grown, Hope and her husband, Rick, are suddenly facing an uncertain future, after a forced retirement...

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The lost letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen

The lost letters of William Woolf

Helen Cullen

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"Lost letters have only one hope for survival ... Inside the Dead Letters Depot in East London, William Woolf is one of thirty letter detectives who spend their days solving mysteries: Missing postcodes, illegible handwriting, rain-smudged ink, lost ...

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Heartbreak hotel by Jill Marie Landis

Heartbreak hotel

Jill Marie Landis

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"Return to Twilight Cove for a tender and suspenseful story of families lost and found, of unexpected love, and second chances."--

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Fancy dancer by Fern Michaels

Fancy dancer

Fern Michaels

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On his thirty-fifth birthday, Jake St. Cloud inherits a fortune, and learns the whereabouts of his mysterious half-brother. On her deathbed, Selma St. Cloud revealed that Jake had a sibling, a product of his father's affair. At last, Jake is in a position...

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Liza's second chance by Molly Jebber

Liza's second chance

Molly Jebber

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"For Liza Schrock, the bakery her late husband bought was an unexpected haven from their unhappy arranged marriage. Now she's perfectly content to cook up mouth-watering delights for her hometown, give to those alone or in trouble-and remain happily unwed....

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Forget you know me by Jessica Strawser

Forget you know me

Jessica Strawser

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The next "masterful" ( Publishers Weekly) novel from "the gifted Jessica Strawser" (Adriana Trigiani), hailed as "immensely satisfying" (Kathleen Barber) and "that book you can't put down" (Sally Hepworth). A video call between friends captures a sho...

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Orb by David E. Arp

Orb

David E. Arp

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Former Marine and Iraqi war veteran Wes Hansen is hired to hunt down the man who assaulted the daughter of billionaire oilman Cole Blackwell. Wes has only one name to go on—Meshach—and only one witness, a dog that Wes believes the man used as a prop so...

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Photos of you by Tammy Robinson

Photos of you

Tammy Robinson

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When Ava Green turns twenty-eight, she discovers this will be her last birthday. The cancer she thought she'd beaten three years ago is back, only this time it's terminal - and she's not going to waste any of the time she has left. She's been dreaming...

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The Rosie result by Graeme C. author. Simsion

The Rosie result

Graeme C. author. Simsion

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I was standing on one leg shucking oysters when the problems began Don and Rosie are back in Melbourne after a decade in New York, about to face their most important project. Their son, Hudson, is having trouble at school: his teachers say he isn't fitting...

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Often I am happy by Jens Christian Grhl

Often I am happy

Jens Christian Grhl

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When Ellinor addresses her best friend Anna, she does not expect a reply. Anna has been dead for forty years, killed in the same skiing accident that claimed Henning, Ellinor's first husband and Anna's lover. Ellinor tells her friend that Georg has died...

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Happiest days by Jack Sheffield

Happiest days

Jack Sheffield

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It's 1986, and Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley village school for his tenth rollercoaster year as headteacher. It's the time of Margaret Thatcher's third election victory, Dynasty and shoulder pads, Neighbours and a Transformer for Christmas. And at...

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Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Little Beach Street Bakery

Jenny Colgan

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Amid the ruins of her latest relationship, Polly Waterford moves far away to the sleepy seaside resort of Mount Polbearne, where she lives in a small, lonely flat above an abandoned shop. To distract her from her troubles, Polly throws herself into h...

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Aunts aren't gentlemen by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

Aunts aren't gentlemen

P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

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Bertie Wooster has been overdoing metropolitan life a bit, and the doctor orders fresh air and rest in the depths of the country. But after moving with Jeeves to his cottage at Maiden Eggesford, Bertie soon finds himself surrounded by aunts - not only...

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Much obliged, Jeeves by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

Much obliged, Jeeves

P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

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Just as Bertie Wooster is a member of the Drones Club, Jeeves has a club of his own, the Junior Ganymede, exclusively for butlers and gentlemen's gentlemen. In its inner sanctum is kept the Book of Revelations, where the less-than-perfect habits of t...

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Stiff upper lip, Jeeves by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

Stiff upper lip, Jeeves

P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

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Bertie Wooster vows that nothing will induce him to return to Totleigh Towers, lair of former magistrate Sir Watkyn Bassett. Apart from Sir Watkyn himself, the place is infested with his ghastly daughter Madeline and her admirer, would-be dictator Ro...

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From a low and quiet sea by Donal Ryan

From a low and quiet sea

Donal Ryan

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An educated man and a doctor, Farouk is a Syrian refugee, escaping his homeland under cover of night with his wife and daughter for what he hopes will be a brighter future in western Europe. A young man, Lampy, recovering from his first broken heart,...

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The story of our lives by Helen Warner

The story of our lives

Helen Warner

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Everyone remembers where they were on 31st August 1997, the day Princess Diana died. Sophie, Emily, Amy and Melissa certainly do - a beautiful cottage in Southwold, at the start of an annual tradition to have a weekend away together. Every year since,...

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The light between us by Katie Khan

The light between us

Katie Khan

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Thea and Isaac first met at University, on a lovely evening when a magnificent natural phenomenon took place in all its glory. Theirs was an instant connection, but it never went further than friendship. Because then and now, eight years later, Thea only...

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A keeper by Graham Norton

A keeper

Graham Norton

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The mystery of Elizabeth Keane's father is one that has never been solved by the people of Buncarragh, though not for lack of speculation. Her mother Patricia had been assumed a spinster until she began dating a mysterious man from out of town, and w...

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Music love drugs war by Geraldine Quigley

Music love drugs war

Geraldine Quigley

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The end of the school year is approaching, and siblings Paddy and Liz McLaughlin, Christy Meehan, Kevin Thompson and their friends will soon have to decide what they're going to do with the rest of their lives. But it's hard to focus when there's the...

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Almost missed you by Jessica Strawser

Almost missed you

Jessica Strawser

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Violet and Finn are 'meant to be.' A happy couple seemingly brought together by the hand of fate, they have a gorgeous son, and are enjoying their first family holiday in Florida - until Violet returns to the hotel room to discover that her husband has...

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The sometimes sisters by Carolyn Brown

The sometimes sisters

Carolyn Brown

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"When they were growing up, Dana, Harper, and Tawny thought of themselves as sometimes sisters. They connected only during the summer month they'd all spend at their grandmother's rustic lakeside resort in north Texas. But secrets started building,...

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Becoming us by Robin Jones Gunn

Becoming us

Robin Jones Gunn

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"Trevor and Emily Winslow moved from North Carolina to California for a fresh start, but their new jobs and apartment feel like mistakes. Their daughter, Audra, loves her new life and friends, but Emily has trouble adjusting to the mom's group. As the...

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On a summer tide by Suzanne Woods Fisher

On a summer tide

Suzanne Woods Fisher

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"Sometimes love hurts--and sometimes it can heal in the most unexpected way. Camden Grayson loves her challenging career, but the rest of her life could use some improvement. 'Moving on' is Cam's mantra. But there's a difference, her two sisters insi...

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Glory Road by Lauren K. Denton

Glory Road

Lauren K. Denton

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A decade after her husband's affair drove her home to Perry, Alabama, Jessie McBride has the life she wants: operating her garden shop, Twig, next door to her house on Glory Road, and keeping up with her daughter and mother. When businessman Sumner Tate...

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A welcome at our door by Amy Clipston

A welcome at our door

Amy Clipston

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The youngest of the Riehl children, Cindy has watched her siblings find love and happiness in Lancaster County. But Cindy continues to grieve her mother, whose death left an enormous hole in her heart. When a handsome and kind Englisher named Drew cr...

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The house on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

The house on Mango Street

Sandra Cisneros

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"From the beloved author of The House on Mango Street: a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography: an intimate album of a literary legend's life and career. From the Chicag...

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One in a million by Lindsey Kelk

One in a million

Lindsey Kelk

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"Everyone wants that special someone .. Annie Higgins has given up on love: she's too busy trying to get her own business off the ground. Infuriated by the advertising agency across the hall making fun of her job, Annie accepts their crazy challenge -...

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The key by Kathryn Hughes

The key

Kathryn Hughes

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"1956. It's Ellen Crosby's first day as a student nurse at Ambergate County Lunatic Asylum. When she meets a young woman committed by her father, and a pioneering physician keen to try out the various 'cures' for mental illness, little does Ellen know...

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The anniversary by Hilary Boyd

The anniversary

Hilary Boyd

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"Stella once thought that if she never saw Jack again, it would be too soon. But life has other plans for her and her stubborn, handsome ex-husband. Looking after their daughter in a time of need, Stella finds herself unwillingly reunited with the man...

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With winter's first frost by Kelly Irvin

With winter's first frost

Kelly Irvin

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"Laura Kauffman has been a widow for eight years - since her husband of forty-five years passed away in his sleep on Christmas Eve. She can't stop wondering: What does God expect her to do with her days now? Has her usefulness been expended? Why leave...

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Late in the day by Tessa Hadley

Late in the day

Tessa Hadley

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"Alexandr and Christine and Zachary and Lydia have been friends since they first met in their twenties. Thirty years later, Alex and Christine are spending a leisurely summer's evening at home when they receive a call from a distraught Lydia: she is at...

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An orchestra of minorities by Chigozie Obioma

An orchestra of minorities

Chigozie Obioma

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"A contemporary twist on the Odyssey, An Orchestra of Minorities is narrated by the chi, or spirit of a young poultry farmer named Chinonso. His life is set off course when he sees a woman who is about to jump off a bridge. Horrified by her recklessness,...

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Swimming in the deep end by Christina Suzann Nelson

Swimming in the deep end

Christina Suzann Nelson

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"Jillian Connors has the perfect daughter: loving and smart, she's an Olympic hopeful with a bright future. But when Gabby becomes pregnant, Jillian fears that future is lost. Worse, she must confront her own secret past and hope the decisions she's made...

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Come with me by Helen Schulman

Come with me

Helen Schulman

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"Amy Reed works part-time as a PR person for a tech start-up, run by her college roommate's nineteen-year-old son, in Palo Alto, California. Donny is a baby genius, a junior at Stanford in his spare time. His play for fortune is an algorithm that may...

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The road home by Richard Paul Evans

The road home

Richard Paul Evans

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Chicago celebrity Charles James is believed to be dead, killed in a fiery plane crash. But thanks to a twist of fate, he's very much alive and ready for a second chance. He knows that the last time he was truly happy was when he was married to his ex...

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The inbetween days by Eva (Novelist) Woods

The inbetween days

Eva (Novelist) Woods

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"Rosie Cooke is 'in between.' In between consciousness and oblivion. Life and death. And though some say that when you're near death your entire life flashes before your eyes, Rosie can't remember anything at all--not even how she ended up in a coma....

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Baby of the family by Maura Roosevelt

Baby of the family

Maura Roosevelt

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The Whitbys: a dynasty akin to the Astors, once enormously wealthy real-estate magnates who were considered "the landlords of New York." There was a time when the death of a Whitby would have made national news, but when the family patriarch, Roger, dies,...

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Sunset beach by Mary Kay Andrews

Sunset beach

Mary Kay Andrews

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Drue Campbell's life is adrift. Out of a job and down on her luck, life doesn't seem to be getting any better when her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, shows up at her mother's funeral after a twenty-year absence....

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The Sisters Hemingway by Annie England Noblin

The Sisters Hemingway

Annie England Noblin

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"The Hemingway Sisters of Cold River, Missouri are local legends. Raised by a mother obsessed with Ernest Hemingway, they were named after the author's four wives--Hadley, Pfeiffer, Martha, and Mary. The sisters couldn't be more different--or more alike....

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Forgiveness road by Mandy Mikulencak

Forgiveness road

Mandy Mikulencak

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"On a hot, humid July morning, sixteen-year-old Cissy Pickering calmly and deliberately shoots her father in the back. To their Mississippi community, the death of well-regarded attorney Richard Pickering is a fascinating scandal. To Cissy's distraught...

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Of fire and lions by Mesu Andrews

Of fire and lions

Mesu Andrews

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"The Old Testament book of Daniel comes to life through the story of a young Hebrew girl who survives in Babylonian captivity to become Daniel's wife and is transformed into a confident woman who realizes her need of the God who conquers both fire and...

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Lost children archive by Valeria Luiselli

Lost children archive

Valeria Luiselli

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"A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new Polaroid camera--the family is heading for the Apacheria: the region the Apaches once called home, and where...

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If, then by Kate Hope Day

If, then

Kate Hope Day

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"In the quiet haven of Clearing, Oregon, four neighbors find their lives upended when they begin to see themselves in parallel realities. Ginny, a devoted surgeon whose work often takes precedence over her family, has a baffling vision of a beautiful...

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Golden child by Claire Adam

Golden child

Claire Adam

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In rural Trinidad a family, quietly surviving, tries to live a decent life. Clyde, the father, works long, exhausting shifts at the petroleum plant in southern Trinidad; Joy, his wife, looks after the home. Their two sons are twins but nothing alike:...

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Summer of secrets by Nikola Scott

Summer of secrets

Nikola Scott

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"August 1939. At peaceful Summerhill, orphaned Maddy hides from the world and the rumours of war. Then her adored sister Georgina returns from a long trip with a new friend, the handsome Victor. Maddy fears that Victor is not all he seems, but she has...

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The homecoming by Rosie Howard

The homecoming

Rosie Howard

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Maddy fled the idyllic market town of Havenbury three years ago, the scene of a traumatic incident she revisits most clearly in her dreams. Even so, when she is called back to help at the Havenbury Arms when her godfather Patrick suffers a heart attack,...

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Letters to my daughters by Emma Hannigan

Letters to my daughters

Emma Hannigan

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To sisters Bea, Jeannie and Rose, the death of their beloved childhood nanny is a devastating loss. As the girls grew up, Nanny May had become so much more to them all: confidant, advocate, comforter, friend. In whom will they confide their hopes, fears...

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Hamilton by Catherine Cookson

Hamilton

Catherine Cookson

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Maisie doesn't understand why her mother can't love her, but she knows that her life is hard and deeply unhappy. She could never be quite sure when she first met up with Hamilton; most likely it was when she started talking to herself. But she didn't...

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Blessing in disguise by Danielle Steel

Blessing in disguise

Danielle Steel

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"As a young intern at an art gallery in Paris, Isabelle McAvoy meets Putnam Armstrong, wealthy, gentle, older, and secluded from the world. Isabelle’s relationship with Putnam, and her time at his château on the Normandy coast, are the stuff of dreams....

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