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The School of Night: A Novel

Louis Bayard · Henry Holt and Co.; First Edition edition

An ancient mystery, a lost letter, and a timeless love unleash a long-buried web of intrigue that spans four centuriesIn the late sixteenth century, five brilliant scholars gather under the cloak of darkness to discuss God, politics, astronomy, and the black arts. Known as the School...
A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories

Lucia Berlin · Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 432

"I have always had faith that the best writers will rise to the top, like cream, sooner or later, and will become exactly as well-known as they should be-their work talked about, quoted, taught, performed, filmed, set to music, anthologized. Perhaps, with the present collection,...
No Book but the World: A Novel

Leah Hager Cohen · Riverhead Books

“Lush, dark and unsettling, No Book but the World haunted me for days. With great skill, Leah Hager Cohen takes us through a twisty and resonant tale about the price of secrets, the burden of family, the remnants of childhood we never leave behind.” —Megan Abbott,...
The Story of the Lost Child: Neapolitan Novels, Book Four

Elena Ferrante · Europa Editions
Pages: 480

"Nothing quite like this has ever been published before," proclaimed The Guardian newspaper about the Neapolitan Novels in 2014. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the third book in the series, was an international best seller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Its author...
Anansi Boys: A Novel

Neil Gaiman · William Morrow; First Edition edition
Pages: 352

One of fictions most audaciously original talents, Neil Gaiman now gives us a mythology for a modern age -- complete with dark prophecy, family dysfunction, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. Not to mention a lime.Anansi BoysGod is dead. Meet the kids.When Fat Charlies dad named something,...
Get in Trouble: Stories

Kelly Link · Random House

LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLERShe has been hailed by Michael Chabon as the most darkly playful voice in American fiction and by Neil Gaiman as a national treasure. Now Kelly Links eagerly awaited new collection—her first for adult readers in a decade—proves indelibly that this bewitchingly...
Runner, The: A China Thriller

Peter May · Poisoned Pen Press; Reprint edition

A top Chinese swimmer kills himself of the eve of an international event - shattering his country's hopes of victory against the Americans. An Olympic weightlifter dies in the arms of his Beijing mistress - a scandal to be hushed up at the highest level. But the suicides were murder,...
Circling the Sun: A Novel

Paula McLain · Ballantine Books

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 s Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating womanmdashBeryl Markham a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate...
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

ZZ Packer (Author)

Chosen by John Updike as a Today Show Book Club Pick.Already an award-winning writer, ZZ Packer now shares with us her debut, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere. Her impressive range and talent are abundantly evident: Packer dazzles with her command of language, surprising...
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe: A novel

Romain Puertolas , · Knopf; Tra edition

A charmingly exuberant comic debut from an exciting new literary voice,  and a quirky, hilarious, elegantly written farce The Daily Telegraph, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe is the globetrotting story of a trickster from rural India and his adventure...
Girl Waits with Gun

Amy Stewart · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 416

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs. Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage...

Ingrid Thoft · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 464

Gutsy, relentless, wisecracking Boston P.I. Fina Ludlow is back with her most hard-hitting case yet in the critically acclaimed series by Ingrid Thoft.When soccer mom Liz Barone is attacked in her kitchen and left with a life-threatening injury, Fina Ludlow is hired by Liz's mother...

Ingrid Thoft · Putnam Adult; First Edition edition

"Kinsey Millhone, you've got competition. This firecracker of a series starter is a perfect summer read. It introduces Fina Ludlow, the in-house private investigator for her family's ethically shaky lawfirm. What starts as a search for her missing sister-in-law uncovers bombshells...
The Paying Guests

Sarah Waters · Riverhead Books; First Edition edition

The New York Times bestselling novel that has been called a tour de force Wall Street Journal, unputdownable The Washington Post, a delicious hothouse of a novel USA Today, effortless The Economist, seductive Vanity Fair and pitch perfect Salon Superb, bewitchingForget about Fifty Shades...

Lucy Knisley · Fantagraphics; 1 edition

In the latest volume of her graphic travelogue series, New York Times-best selling cartoonist Lucy Knisley must care for her grandparents on a cruise. In her graphic memoirs, New York Times-best selling cartoonist Lucy Knisley paints a warts-and-all portrait of contemporary, twentysomething...
Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground

John D. Williams Jr · Liveright; 1 edition

In this zany, one-of-a-kind memoir, former executive director of the National SCRABBLE Association John D. Williams Jr. brings to life the obsessions, madness, and glory of the SCRABBLE® culture -- from living-room players to world champions.Beginning his career on a lark as a freelance...
Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland

Amanda Berry , · Viking

The 1 New York Times BestsellerA bestselling book that is inspiring the nation We have written here about terrible things that we never wanted to think about again . . . Now we want the world to know we survived, we are free, we love life.Two women kidnapped by infamous Cleveland school-bus...
The Keeper of Lost Causes

Jussi Adler-Olsen · Penguin Audio; Unabridged edition

Unabridged, 13 CDs, 15 1/2 hoursRead by Erik DaviesThe Keeper of Lost Causes, the first installment of the Department Q series, features the deeply flawed chief detective Carl Mørck, who used to be a good homicide detective-one of Copenhagen's best. Then a bullet almost...
Go Set a Watchman

Harper Lee · HarperAudio

From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch - "Scout" - returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against...
Modern Romance

Aziz Ansari · Penguin Audio; Unabridged edition

A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation's most popular and sharpest comedic voicesAt some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships,...
Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?: True Stories and Confessions

Lisa Scottoline , · Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition

The unstoppable, irreverent mother-daughter team presents a new collection of funny stories and true confessions that every woman can relate to. From identity theft to the hazards of bicycling to college reunions and eating on the beach, Lisa and Francesca tackle the quirks, absurdities,...
Oishinbo: à la Carte, Vol. 4: Fish, Sushi and Sashimi

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Svetlana Chmakova · Yen Press
Pages: 224

Cardinal rule #1 for surviving school: Don't get noticed by the mean kids.

Alex Gino · Scholastic Press
Pages: 240

BE WHO YOU ARE. When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George...
The Dinner That Cooked Itself

J.C. Hsyu · Flying Eye Books

Long, long ago, in a small town in ancient China, there lived an honest and respectful man called Tuan. Tuan was lonely and looked hard for a wife, but even the matchmaker couldnt help him. One night, however, Tuans luck changed. And so begins the story of Tuan, White Wave, and the Dinner...