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2022

Good Neighbors: A Novel

Sarah Langan
Format: Hardcover

Celeste Ng's enthralling dissection of suburbia meets Shirley Jackson's creeping dread in this propulsive literary noir, when a sudden tragedy exposes the depths of deception and damage in a Long Island suburb - pitting neighbor against neighbor and putting one family in terrible...
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East of Eden

John Steinbeck - Penguin Books
Format: Paperback

Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel....
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The Personal Librarian

Marie Benedict - Berkley Books
Format: Hardcover

In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture on the New York society scene and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world,...
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The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell: A Novel

Robert Dugoni - Lake Union Publishing
Format: Hardcover

From #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni.Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called "Devil Boy" by his classmates; "God's will" is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words...
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The Golden Cage: A novel

Camilla Läckberg - Knopf
Format: Hardcover

An exhilarating new novel from a global superstar--a sexy, over-the-top psychological thriller that tells the story of the scorned wife of a billionaire, and her delicious plot to get her revenge and bring him to his knees.Faye has loved Jack since they were students at business school....
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Before the Coffee Gets Cold: A Novel

Toshikazu Kawaguchi - Hanover Square Press
Format: Hardcover

If you could go back, who would you want to meetIn a small back alley of Tokyo, there is a caf that has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. Local legend says that this shop offers something else besides coffee - the chance to travel back in time.Over the course...
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Rock the Boat: A Novel

Beck Dorey-Stein - The Dial Press
Format: Hardcover

.When Kate Campbell's life in Manhattan suddenly implodes, she is forced to return to Sea Point, the small town full of quirky locals, quaint bungalows, and beautiful beaches where she grew up. With every intention (and a three-point plan) of winning back what she's lost, Kate...
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Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail

Ben Montgomery - Chicago Review Press; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2014 National Outdoor Book Awards for History/Biography Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, 67-year-old...
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Raft of Stars: A Novel

Andrew J. Graff
Format: Hardcover

An instant classic for fans of Jane Smiley and Kitchens of the Great Midwest: when two hardscrabble young boys think they've committed a crime, they flee into the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Will the adults trying to find and protect them reach them before it's too late?It's the summer...
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Hour of the Witch: A Novel

Chris Bohjalian - Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When...
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The Kitchen Front: A Novel

Jennifer Ryan
Format: Hardcover

Two years into World War II, Britain is feeling her losses: The Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is holding a cooking contest...
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A Wild Winter Swan: A Novel

Gregory Maguire - William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

After brilliantly reimagining the worlds of Oz, Wonderland, Dickensian London, and the Nutcracker, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked turns his unconventional genius to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans," transforming this classic tale into an Italian-American...
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