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Our souls at night

Kent Haruf · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 179
Format: Book

Ann's Pick: A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future. In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent...

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Vol. 1: Dawn

Yoshiki Tanaka · Haikasoru
Pages: 400
Format: Book

Brad's Pick: Reinhard von Lohengramm, a military prodigy and admiral of the Galactic Empire, has ambitions beyond protecting the borders or even defeating the Empire's enemies. He seeks to overthrow the old order and become a truly absolute - yet benevolent - dictator....

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The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II

Jan Jarboe Russell · Scribner
Format: Book

Ann's Pick: The dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families - many US citizens - were incarcerated.From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered thousands of civilians from...

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Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle

Kristen Green · Harper
Pages: 320
Format: Book

Ann's Pick: In the wake of the Supreme Court's unanimous Brown v. Board of Education decision, Virginia's Prince Edward County refused to obey the law. Rather than desegregate, the county closed its public schools, locking and chaining the doors. The community's...

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The girl in the red coat

Kate Hamer · Melville House
Pages: 336
Format: Book

Isabelle's Pick: Newly single mom Beth has one constant, gnawing worry: that her dreamy eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, who has a tendency to wander off, will one day go missing. And then one day, it happens: On a Saturday morning thick with fog, Beth takes Carmel...

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The Japanese Lover: A Novel

Isabel Allende · Atria Books
Pages: 321
Format: Book

Isabelle's Pick: In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters...

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In a dark, dark wood

Ruth Ware · Scout Press
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

AUTHOR OF THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

An NPR Best Book of the Year, 2015

A ShelfAwareness Best Book...
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Burning Down George Orwell's House

Andrew Ervin · Soho
Pages: 272
Format: Book

Isabelle's Pick: Ray Welter, who was until recently a highflying advertising executive in Chicago, has left the world of newspeak behind. He decamps to the isolated Scottish Isle of Jura in order to spend a few months in the cottage where George Orwell wrote most...

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The Summer Before the War: A Novel

Helen Simonson · Random House Audio
Format: Audiobook

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "A novel to cure your Downton Abbey withdrawal . . . a delightful story about nontraditional romantic relationships, class snobbery and the everybody-knows-everybody complications of living in a small community." - The Washington...
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The American Mission

Matthew Palmer · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 421
Format: Book

Liz's Pick:  Global headlines come to life as intrigue and international politics collide in the Congo in this electrifying debut thriller from Matthew PalmerAfter a devastating experience in Darfur strips Alex Baines, former...

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Secrets of State

Matthew Palmer · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 432
Format: Book

Liz's Pick: From a veteran insider with over twenty years' experience in the U.S. Foreign Service comes a taut, insightful thriller of global intrigue and behind-the-scenes international politics. Sam Trainor's career of overseas work coupled with a penchant...

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The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone--Especially Ourselves

Dan Ariely · Harper
Pages: 313
Format: Paperback

Liz's Pick: Dan Ariely, behavioral economist and the New York Times bestselling author of The Upside of Irrationality and Predictably Irrational, examines the contradictory forces that drive us to cheat and keep us honest, in this groundbreaking look at the way we behave:...

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The Black Widow

Daniel Silva · Harper
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

#1 NYT Bestseller

#1 USA Bestseller

#1 WSJ Bestseller

An Amazon Editors' Best Book of the Year

A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of the Year

An iBooks Book of the Month

"The novel's grand finale is heart-stopping, unexpected and deeply unsettling."...

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The Professor and the Madman

Simon Winchester · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 256
Format: Book

Liz's Pick: The creation of the Oxford English Dictionary began in 1857, took seventy years to complete, drew from tens of thousands of brilliant minds, and organized the sprawling language into 414,825 precise definitions. But hidden within the rituals of its creation...

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Garden Spells

Sarah Addison Allen · Bantam; 1 edition
Pages: 304
Format: Book

Liz's Picks: In a garden surrounded by a tall fence, tucked away behind a small, quiet house in an even smaller town, is an apple tree that is rumored to bear a very special sort of fruit. In this luminous debut novel, Sarah Addison Allen tells the story of that...

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Girl at War: A Novel

Sara Novic · Random House
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE, BOOKLIST , AND ELECTRIC LITERATURE * ALEX AWARD WINNER * LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST * LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

For readers of The Tiger's Wife...
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The Wright Brothers

David G McCullough · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Book

Connie's Pick: Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North...

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Last crossing of the Lusitania

Erik Larson · Crown Publishers
Pages: 430
Format: Book

Connie's Pick: On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly...

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At the Edge of the Orchard

Tracy Chevalier · Viking
Pages: 304
Format: Book

Connie's Pick: James Goodenough, whose family had originally settled in Connecticut from England brings his family to Ohio to carve out a new life for them in the Black Swamp in 1838. Fifteen years later their youngest son, Robert, who has been running west...

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Lilac Girls: A Novel

Martha Hall Kelly · Ballantine Books
Pages: 496
Format: Book

Connie's Pick: Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this powerful debut novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades. On the eve of a fateful war, New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands...

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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Alexander McCall Smith · Polygon
Pages: 226
Format: Paperback

Betty's Pick: This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith's widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to "help people with...

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Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery

Sally Andrew · Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
Pages: 419
Format: Book

Maggie's Pick: A bright new talent makes her fiction debut with this first entry in a delicious crime set in rural South Africa - a flavorful blend of The #1 Ladies Detective Agency and Goldie Schulz series, full of humor, romance, and recipes and featuring a charming...

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Wish You Well

David Baldacci · Warner Books
Pages: 420
Format: Paperback

Coleen's Pick: David Baldacci has always delivered great stories, authentic characters, and thought-provoking ideas since he burst on the literary scene with Absolute Power. Now this versatile writer movingly evokes the charms of rural America as he makes us believe...

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The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel

Nina George · Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Pages: 400
Format: Book

Coleen's Pick: Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own? Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using...

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Flight of Dreams: A Novel

Ariel Lawhon · Doubleday Books
Pages: 336
Format: Book

Joanne's Pick: With everyone onboard harboring dark secrets and at least one person determined to make sure the airship doesn't make the return trip, Flight of Dreams gives an utterly suspenseful, heart-wrenching explanation for one of the most enduring mysteries...

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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: A Novel

Dominic Smith · Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar
Pages: 290
Format: Print book

Written in prose so clear that we absorb its images as if by mind meld, The Last Painting is gorgeous storytelling: wry, playful, and utterly alive, with an almost tactile awareness of the emotional contours of the human heart. Vividly detailed, acutely sensitive to stratifications of gender...
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I'm Traveling Alone

Samuel Bjork · Viking
Pages: 388
Format: Book

Joanne's Pick: A special homicide unit in Oslo re-opens with veteran police investigator Holger Munch at the helm. Holger's first step is to persuade the brilliant but haunted investigator Mia Kruger, who has been living on an isolated island, overcome by memories...

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Alexander Hamilton

Ron Chernow · Penguin Books
Pages: 818
Format: Paperback

Joanne's Pick: In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander...

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White Dresses: A Memoir of Love and Secrets, Mothers and Daughters

Mary Pflum Peterson · William Morrow
Pages: 336
Format: Book

Julie's Pick: In this riveting, poignant memoir of three generations of women and the white dresses that adorned them - television producer Mary Pflum Peterson recounts a journey through loss and redemption, and her battle to rescue her mother, a former nun, from...

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Go Set a Watchman: A Novel

Harper Lee · Harper
Pages: 278
Format: Book

Julie's Pick: Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch -- "Scout"--Returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South,...

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Rock with Wings

Anne Hillerman · Harper
Pages: 322
Format: Book

Linda's PIck: Navajo Tribal cops Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito, along with their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, investigate two perplexing cases in this exciting mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Spider Woman's Daughter....

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The girl on the train

Paula Hawkins · Riverhead Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. Don't miss Paula Hawkins' new novel, Into the Water, coming May 2017.

The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look...

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Hausfrau: A Novel

Jill Alexander Essbaum · Random House
Pages: 336
Format: Book

Cheryl's Pick: Anna was a good wife, mostly. For readers of The Girl on the Train and The Woman Upstairs comes a striking debut novel of marriage, fidelity, sex, and morality, featuring a fascinating heroine who struggles to live a life with meaning.Anna Benz, an American...

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The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

's Denise Kiernan · Touchstone
Pages: 400
Format: Book

Gail's Pick: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians--many of them young women from small towns across the South--were recruited to this...

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Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir

Clint Hill · Gallery Books
Pages: 352
Format: Book

Gail's Pick: Jackie Kennedy's personal Secret Service agent details his very close relationship with the First Lady during the four years leading up to and following President John F. Kennedy's tragic assassination. In those four years, Hill was by Mrs. Kennedy's...

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The Art Forger: A Novel

B. A. Shapiro · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

Gail's Pick: Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum -- still the largest unsolved art theft in history -- one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth...

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Find a Way

Diana Nyad · Knopf
Pages: 308
Format: Book

Nancy's Pick:  On September 2, 2013, at the age of sixty-four, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles, nation to nation, Cuba to Florida, in an epic feat of both endurance and human will, in fifty-three hours. Diana carried three...

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The Light of Paris

Eleanor Brown · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 320
Format: Book

Maggie's Pick: Madeleine is trapped - by her family's expectations, by her controlling husband, and by her own fears - in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted. From the outside, it looks like she has everything, but on the inside, she fears she has nothing...

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