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Circling the Sun: A Novel

Paula Mclain · Ballantine Books
Pages: 378
Format: Paperback

September 2017
Sept. 19 at 10 am
Sept. 20 at 7 pm

Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling...

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond · Broadway Books
Pages: 422
Format: Paperback

October 2017
Oct. 17 at 10 am
Oct. 18 at 7 pm

In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching...

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Painted Drum

Louise Erdrich · Harper Perennial
Pages: 276
Format: Book

November 2017
Nov. 21 at 10 am
Nov. 15 at 7 pm

When a woman named Faye Travers is called upon to appraise the estate of a family in her small New Hampshire town, she isn't surprised to discover a forgotten cache of valuable Native American...

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

J D Vance · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Book

January 2018
Jan. 16 at 10 am
Jan. 17 at 7 pm


"You will not read a more important book about America this year."...

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Please Look After Mom

Kyŏng-suk Sin
Format: Book

February 2018
Feb. 20 at 10 am
Feb. 21 at 7 pm


When sixty-nine-year-old So-nyo is separated from her husband among the crowds of the Seoul subway station, her family begins a desperate search to find...

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The Boys in the Boat

Daniel James Brown · Puffin Books
Pages: 243
Format: Paperback

March 2018
March 20 at 10 am
March 21 at 7 pm

For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate...

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel

Fredrik Backman · Atria Books
Pages: 337
Format: Paperback

April 2018
April 17 at 10 am
April 18 at 7 pm

Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they...

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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Nathalia Holt · Back Bay Books
Pages: 337
Format: Book

May 2018
May 15 at 10 am
May 16 at 7 pm

A New York Times bestsellerA Los Angeles Times bestsellerAn Amazon Best Book of 2016An Entertainment Weekly "10 Books You Have to Read in April"An Elle "8 Books by Women for Bill Gates to Read...

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The Life We Bury

Allen Eskens · Seventh Street Books
Pages: 303
Format: Paperback

June 2018
June 19 at 10 am
June 20 at 7 pm

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming,...

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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Dan Egan · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Book

July 2018
July 17 at 10 am
July 18 at 7 pm

A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes.

The Great Lakes -- Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior -- hold 20 percent of the world's...

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America's First Daughter: A Novel

Stephanie Dray · William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 587
Format: Paperback

August 2018
Aug. 21 at 10 am
Aug. 22 at 7 pm


In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources,...

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