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1 - Wellness: A novel

Nathan Hill - Knopf

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Nix, a witty and poignant new novel about modern marriage, our tech-obsessed health culture, and the bonds that keep people together. When Jack and Elizabeth meet as college students in the '90s, the two quickly join forces and hold...
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2 - The Covenant of Water

Abraham Verghese - Grove Press

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Cutting for Stone comes a stunning and magisterial epic of love, faith, and medicine, set in Kerala, South India, and following three generations of a family seeking the answers to a strange secretThe Covenant of Water is the long-awaited new novel...
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3 - Hello Beautiful: A Novel

Ann Napolitano - The Dial Press

From the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Edward comes an emotionally layered and engrossing family story that asks: Can love make a broken person whole?William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him, much less love him - so he's...
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4 - Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole

Susan Cain - Crown

Bittersweetness is a tendency to states of long­ing, poignancy, and sorrow; an acute aware­ness of passing time; and a curiously piercing joy at the beauty of the world. It recognizes that light and dark, birth and death—bitter and sweet—are forever paired. If you’ve ever wondered...
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5 - Demon Copperhead: A Novel


"Kingsolver is a writer who can help us understand and navigate the chaos of these times." - Minneapolis Star TribuneFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Unsheltered and Flight Behavior, a brilliant novel which enthralls, compels, and captures the heart as it evokes...
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6 - That Bird Has My Wings: The Autobiography of an Innocent Man on Death Row

Jarvis Jay Masters - HarperOne

OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK 2022"When I think about the fact that society, a nation, has sentenced me to death, all I can do is turn inside myself, to the place in my heart that wants so desperately to feel human, still connected to this world, as if I have a purpose."The moving...
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7 - Nightcrawling: A novel

Leila Mottley

A dazzling, unforgettable novel about a young black woman who walks the streets of Oakland and stumbles headlong into the failure of its justice system - a debut that announces a blazingly original voice.Kiara and her brother, Marcus, are barely scraping by in a squalid East Oakland apartment...
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8 - Finding Me: A Memoir

Viola Davis - HarperOne

Finding Me is Viola Davis' story, in her own words, and spans her incredible, inspiring life, from her coming-of-age in Rhode Island to her present day. Hers is a story of overcoming, a true hero's journey. Deeply personal, brutally honest, and riveting, Finding Me is a timeless...
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9 - The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self

Martha Beck - Penguin Life

As Martha Beck says in her book, "Integrity is the cure for psychological suffering. Period." In The Way of Integrity, Beck presents a four-stage process that anyone can use to find integrity, and with it, a sense of purpose, emotional healing, and a life free of mental suffering....
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10 - Bewilderment

Richard Powers - W. W. Norton & Company

The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals. He’s also about to be expelled...
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11 - The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Novel

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers - Harper

The 2020 National Book Award-nominated poet makes her fiction debut with this magisterial epic - an intimate yet sweeping novel with all the luminescence and force of Homegoing; Sing, Unburied, Sing; and The Water Dancer - that chronicles the journey of one American family, from the centuries...
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12 - The Sweetness of Water: A Novel

Nathan Harris - Little, Brown and Company

In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry - freed by the Emancipation Proclamation - seek refuge on the homestead of white farmer George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their...
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13 - Caste: The Origins of our Discontents

Isabel Wilkerson - Random House

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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14 - Deacon King Kong: A Novel

James McBride - Riverhead Books

From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird, comes a wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting.In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses...
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15 - Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family

Robert Kolker - Doubleday

The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with...
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16 - American Dirt: A Novel

Jeanine Cummins - Flatiron Books

Lydia Quixano Prez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly...
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17 - Olive, Again: A Novel

Elizabeth Strout - Random House

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, who I knew...
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18 - The Water Dancer (Oprah’s Book Club): A Novel

Ta-Nehisi Coates - Random House Audio

Number one New York Times best sellerOprahs Book Club PickFrom 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 Americas most disgraceful...
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19 - Becoming

Michelle Obama - Crown Publishing Group

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of Americathe first African American to serve in that roleshe helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House...
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20 - The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

Anthony Ray Hinton - St. Martin's Press

A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit.In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine...
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21 - An American Marriage: A Novel

Tayari Jones - Algonquin Books

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION "Haunting . . . Beautifully written." --The New York Times Book Review "Brilliant and heartbreaking . . . Unforgettable." --USA Today "A tense and timely love story...
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22 - Behold the Dreamers: A Novel

Imbolo Mbue - Random House

A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream - the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economyJende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant...
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23 - The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead - Doubleday

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation...
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24 - Ruby: A Novel

Cynthia Bond - Crown Publishing Group

The newest Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selectionThe epic, unforgettable story of a man determined to protect the woman he loves from the town desperate to destroy her - this beautiful and devastating debut heralds the arrival of a major new voice in fiction. Ephram Jennings has never forgotten...
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25 - The Invention of Wings

Sue Monk Kidd - Viking

The #1 New York Times bestseller of hope, daring, and the quest for freedom taken on by two unforgettable American women, from the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees. "A remarkable novel that heightened my sense of what it meant to be a woman - slave or free...
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26 - The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Ayana Mathis - Knopf

The newest Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection The arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. A debut of extraordinary distinction: Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family. In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie...
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27 - Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Cheryl Strayed - Alfred A. Knopf

Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection.A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe - and built her back up again. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's...
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28 - A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations: Two Novels

Charles Dickens - Penguin Books

Two of the most beloved novels in all of English literature--together in one extraordinary volume.A TALE OF TWO CITIESAfter 18 years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the aging Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of the two very...
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29 - Freedom: A Novel

Jonathan Franzen - Farrar

Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul -- the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their...
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30 - Say You're One of Them

Uwem Akpan - Little

Uwem Akpan's stunning stories humanize the perils of poverty and violence so piercingly that few readers will feel they've ever encountered Africa so immediately. The eight-year-old narrator of "An Ex-Mas Feast" needs only enough money to buy books and pay fees in order to attend...
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31 - The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel

David Wroblewski

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32 - A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

Eckhart Tolle - Plume

Building on the astonishing success of The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle presents readers with an honest look at the current state of humanity: He implores us to see and accept that this state, which is based on an erroneous identification with the egoic mind, is one of dangerous...
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33 - The Pillars of the Earth

Ken Follett - New American Library

Learn more about The Pillars of the Earth miniseries on Starz. The spellbinding epic set in twelfth-century England, The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of the lives entwined in the building of the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known - and a struggle...
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34 - Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Vintage

"A love story of astonishing power." - Newsweek The International Bestseller and modern literary classic by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia MarquezIn their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy,...
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35 - Middlesex: A Novel

Jeffrey Eugenides - Picador

"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent...
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36 - The Road (Oprahs Book Club)

Cormac McCarthy - Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

NATIONAL BESTSELLER * WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE * A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and sons fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthys stature as a living master. Its gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful"...
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37 - The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography

Sidney Poitier - HarperSanFrancisco

"I have no wish to play the pontificating fool, pretending that I've suddenly come up with the answers to all life's questions. Quite that contrary, I began this book as an exploration, an exercise in self-questing. In other words, I wanted to find out, as I looked back at a long and complicated...
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38 - Night

Elie Wiesel - Hill and Wang; Revised edition

A New Translation From The French By Marion WieselNight is Elie Wiesels masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elies wife and frequent translator, presents...
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