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Anxious People: A Novel

Fredrik Backman · Atria Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful...
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The Searcher: A Novel

Tana French · Viking
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant new work of suspense from "the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years." (Washington Post) Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising...
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The Wicked Sister

Karen Dionne · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

She thought she'd buried her past. But what if it's been hunting her this whole time?From the bestselling and award-winning author of The Marsh King's Daughter comes a startling novel of psychological suspense as two generations of sisters try to unravel their tangled relationships...
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This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing

Jacqueline Winspear · Soho Press
Pages: 314
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series offers a deeply personal memoir of her Kentish childhood and her family's resilience in the face of war and privation. After sixteen novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing...
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The Margot Affair: A Novel

Sanae Lemoine · Hogarth
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The secret daughter of a French politician and a famous actress drops the startling revelation that will shatter her family in this beguiling debut novel of intrigue and betrayal. "There were so many of us, children of these double families who dreamed of the other side." Margot...
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Old Lovegood Girls

Gail Godwin · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling, award-winning author of Flora and Evensong comes the story of two remarkable women and the complex friendship between them that spans decades.

When the dean of Lovegood Junior College for Girls decides to pair Feron Hood with Merry Jellicoe...

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The Pull of the Stars: A Novel

Emma Donoghue · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and ROOMIn an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city...
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The Fire Thief

Debra Bokur · Kensington
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The scenery may be beautiful, but dangerous secrets are buried beneath paradise in this first thriller featuring Maui detective Kali Mhoe. Under a promising morning sky, police captain Walter Alaka'i makes a tragic discovery: the body of a teenage surfer bobbing among the lava rocks...
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White Teeth: A Novel

Zadie Smith · Vintage
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback

Zadie Smith's dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith's voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own.

Nominated as one of America's...
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Caste: The Origins of our Discontents

Isabel Wilkerson · Random House
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

"As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless...
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The Mountains Sing

Que Mai Phan Nguyen · Algonquin Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"An epic account of Việt Nam's painful 20th century history, both vast in scope and intimate in its telling . . . Moving and riveting." - VIET THANH NGUYEN, author of The Sympathizer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko...
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The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

Erik Larson · Crown
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

On Winston Churchill’s first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons....
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