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First Women: The Grace and Power of America's First Ladies

Kate Andersen Brower · Harper
Pages: 380
Format: Book

Recommended by Karen in Riverside

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600...

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The Keeper of Lost Causes: A Department Q Novel

Jussi Adler-Olsen · Dutton Adult; First Edition edition
Format: Book

Recommended by Katie in Riverside

Jussi Adler-Olsen, author of The Absent One, is Denmark's premier crime writer. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in northern Europe, and he's won just about every Nordic crime-writing award, including the prestigious...

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The Muralist: A Novel

B. A. Shapiro · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 352
Format: Book

Recommended by Bob in Bel Air

When Alizée Benoit, a young American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) , vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France....

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Miller's Valley

Anna Quindlen · Random House
Pages: 257
Format: Book

Recommended by Tracy in Abingdon

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * In a small town on the verge of big change, a young woman unearths deep secrets about her family and unexpected truths about herself. Filled with insights that are the hallmark of Anna...

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Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

Sunil Yapa · Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Pages: 306
Format: Book

Recommended by Annie in Havre de Grace

Follows seven different people, including a marijuana dealer and his estranged police chief father, who have their lives altered one afternoon in Seattle during the WTO protests that tried to shut the city down in 1999.

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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

Joshua Hammer · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 278
Format: Book

Recommended by Ann in Whiteford

Describes how a group of Timbuktu librarians enacted a daring plan to smuggle the city's great collection of rare Islamic manuscripts away from the threat of destruction at the hands of Al Qaeda militants to the safety of southern...

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Ordinary Grace: A Novel

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

Recommended by  Elizabeth in Jarrettsville

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2014 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVELWINNER OF THE 2014 DILYS AWARDA SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2013"That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason...

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The Bookman's Tale

Charlie Lovett · Viking; 1st edition
Format: Book

Recommended by Deborah in Abingdon

A mysterious portrait ignites an antiquarian bookseller's search through time and the works of Shakespeare for his lost loveGuaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books, The Bookman's Tale is a former...

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