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Ninth House

Leigh Bardugo · Flatiron Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo comes a mesmerizing tale of power, privilege, and dark magic set among the Ivy League elite.

Galaxy "Alex" Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale's freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands...

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What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence

Michele Filgate · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Fifteen brilliant writers explore how what we don't talk about with our mothers affects us, for better or for worse.

In the bestselling tradition of The Bitch in the House, What My Mother and I Don't Talk About is an anthology about the powerful and sometimes...
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Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Dani Shapiro · Knopf
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she recently made about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life.

What...
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The Dutch House: A Novel

Ann Patchett · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Ann Patchett, the New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, returns with her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go.

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The Water Dancer

Ta-Nehisi Coates · One World
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * From the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.

"This potent book about America's most disgraceful sin establishes...
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The Giver of Stars: A Novel

Jojo Moyes · Pamela Dorman Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

"With characters so real they feel like dear friends and a compelling storyline, this is a beautiful, special novel. I loved it and didn't want it to end!"
- Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies

"Epic in scope and fiercely...
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Olive, Again: A Novel

Elizabeth Strout · Random House
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions.

"Strout managed to make me love this strange woman I'd never met,...
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The World That We Knew: A Novel

Alice Hoffman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

In Berlin in 1941 during humanity's darkest hour, three unforgettable young women must act with courage and love to survive, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Marriage of Opposites Alice Hoffman.

In Berlin, at the time when...
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Cilka's Journey

Heather Morris · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, comes the new novel based on an incredible true story of love and resilience.

"She was the bravest person I ever met." -- Lale Sokolov on Cilka Klein, The Tattooist of Auschwitz
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Royal Holiday

Jasmine Guillory · Berkley
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal and a "rising star in the romance genre" (Entertainment Weekly) comes a dazzling new novel about a spontaneous holiday vacation that turns into an unforgettable romance.

Vivian Forest has been...
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Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

Malcolm Gladwell · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers--and why they often go wrong.
How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville...
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Don't You Forget About Me: A Novel

Mhairi McFarlane · William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback

"Don't You Forget About Me is one of those books I couldn't put down. Crackling with energy and wit, I lost count of how many times I laughed out loud. Mhairi McFarlane's voice is as clear as a bell - she makes you laugh, but she also makes you feel. I adore her!" - Sally...

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The Testaments: A Novel

Margaret Atwood · Nan A. Talese
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE

Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic - and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.

More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's...
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Agent Running in the Field: A Novel

John le Carré · Viking
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author John le Carré

Set in London in 2018, Agent Running in the Field follows a twenty-six year old solitary figure who, in a desperate attempt to resist the political turbulence swirling around him, makes connections...
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The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Bill Bryson · Doubleday
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As compulsively readable as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody.

Bill Bryson...
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The Lost Girls of Paris

Pam Jenoff · Park Row
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan's Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female spies during World War II.

1946, Manhattan

One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work,...
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The House of Broken Angels

Luis Alberto Urrea · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The quintessential story of what it means to be the first generation to live two lives across one border, The House of Broken Angels is Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea's unforgettable portrait of the De La Cruz family as they celebrate the lives of two of their most beloved...
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The Deserter: A Novel

Nelson DeMille · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*

An "outstanding" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) blistering thriller featuring a brilliant and unorthodox Army investigator, his enigmatic female partner, and their hunt for the Army's most notorious - and dangerous - deserter...
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The Three-Body Problem

Cixin Liu · Tor Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.

Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals...

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