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Elizabeth Poliner · Lee Boudreaux Books
Pages: 368
Format: Book

Recommended by Karen in Riverside


A multigenerational family saga about the long-lasting reverberations of one tragic summer by "a wonderful talent [who] should be read widely" (Edward P. Jones) .

In 1948,...

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Quicksand: A Nora Khalil Novel

Carolyn Baugh · Forge
Pages: 288
Format: Book

Recommended by Katie in Riverside


Quicksand: The beginning of an engrossing new suspense series featuring Philadelphia policewoman Nora Khalil by Carolyn Baugh, acclaimed author of The View From Garden City. Officer Nora Khalil is used to navigating...

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The book of speculation

Erika Swyler · St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Pages: 339
Format: Book

Recommended by Kathe in Jarrettsville


"Dazzling...[a] quirky, raucous, and bewitching family saga." --Sara Gruen, author of Water for ElephantsSimon Watson, a young librarian, lives alone in a house that is slowly crumbling toward the Long...

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Harry, A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon

Melissa Anelli · Pocket Books; Original edition
Pages: 356
Format: Paperback

Recommended by Jennifer in Aberdeen


The Harry Potter Books Were Just The Beginning of the Story... During the brief span of just one decade, hundreds of millions of perfectly ordinary people made history: they became the only ones who would remember...

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My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One

Elena Ferrante · Europa Editions
Pages: 331
Format: Paperback

Recommended by Carly in Bel Air


A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante's inimitable style lends itself...

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The Only Pirate at the Party

Lindsey Stirling · Gallery Books
Pages: 272
Format: Book

Recommended by Jennifer F. in Riverside


Dancing electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling shares her unconventional journey in an inspiring memoir filled with the energy, persistence, and humor that have helped her successfully pursue a passion outside...

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Remember Me Like This: A Novel

Bret Anthony Johnston · Random House; First Edition edition
Format: Book

Recommended by Tracy in Abingdon


NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review bull Esquire bull BookPageA gripping novel with the pace of a thriller but the nuanced characterization and deep empathy of some of the literary...

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Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad

M.T. Anderson · Candlewick Press
Pages: 456
Format: Book

Recommended by Kristina in Edgewood


National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson delivers a brilliant and riveting account of the Siege of Leningrad and the role played by Russian composer Shostakovich and his Leningrad Symphony.

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