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January 21:

The Good Lord Bird: A Novel

James McBride · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 417
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for FictionSoon to be a major motion picture starring Liev Schreiber and Jaden SmithA Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Oprah Magazine Top 10 Book of the YearWinner of the Morning News Tournament of Champions"A magnificent new novel by the best-selling...
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February 18:

Ordinary Grace: A Novel

William Kent Krueger · Atria Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover


"That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have...
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March 17:

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel

Kim Michele Richardson

An Oprah's Buzziest Books Pick for May
Indie Next Pick
LibraryReads Pick
Southern Independent Book Alliance SIBA Spring OKRA PICK

"...a hauntingly atmospheric love letter to the first mobile library in Kentucky and the fierce, brave packhorse librarians who
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April 21:

The Library Book

Susan Orlean · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

Susan Orlean's bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is "a sheer delight ... as rich in insight and as varied as the treasures contained on the shelves in any local library" (USA TODAY) - a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution and an investigation...
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May 19:

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

Yeonmi Park · Penguin Books
Pages: 273
Format: Paperback

"I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea."Yeonmi Park has told the harrowing story of her escape from North Korea as a child many times, but never before has she revealed the most intimate and devastating details of the repressive...
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June 16:

The Overstory: A Novel

Richard Powers · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 512
Format: Paperback

New York Times Bestseller Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Longlisted for the ALA Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence A New York Times Notable, Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018 "The best novel ever written about...
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July 21:

The Island of Sea Women: A Novel

LISA SEE · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.

Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come...
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August 18:

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.

"Anyone interested in the history of our country's ongoing fight to put its founding values into practice--as...
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September 15:

The Magician's Assistant

Ann Patchett · Harcourt Brace; 1st edition
Format: Paperback

"A secretive magician's death becomes the catalyst for his partner's journey self-discovery in this "enchanting" book (San Francisco Chronicle) "that is something of a magic trick in itself" (Newsweek) .
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October 20:


Madeline Miller · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller "manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The...
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November 17:

The Land Breakers

John Ehle · NYRB Classics
Format: Paperback

Set deep in the Appalachian wilderness between the years of 1779 and 1784, The Land Breakers is a saga like the Norse sagas or the book of Genesis, a story of first and last things, of the violence of birth and death, of inescapable sacrifice and the faltering emergence of community. Mooney...
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December 15:

Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

#1 New York Times Bestseller
More than 4 million copies sold
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon

"Painfully beautiful."--The...
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