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    March 28, 2018
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The Burning Girl: A Novel

CLAIRE MESSUD · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller A bracing, hypnotic coming-of-age story about the bond of best friends, from the New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor's Children.Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape...
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    April 25, 2018
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Young Jane Young: A Novel

Gabrielle Zevin · Algonquin Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the international bestseller The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry comes another novel that will have everyone talking. Aviva Grossman, an ambitious congressional intern in Florida, makes the mistake of having an affair with her (married) boss. When the affair comes to light,...
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    May 23, 2018
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The Last Ballad: A Novel

WILEY CASH · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of the celebrated A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy returns with this eagerly awaited new novel, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. The chronicle of an ordinary woman's struggle...
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    June 27, 2018
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Smile: A Novel

RODDY DOYLE · Viking
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the Booker Prize winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, a bold, haunting novel about the uncertainty of memory and how we contend with the past.Just moved into a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's for a pint, a slow...
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    July 25, 2018
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The Floating World: A Novel

C MORGAN BABST · Algonquin Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A dazzling debut about family, home, and grief, The Floating World takes readers into the heart of Hurricane Katrina with the story of the Boisdorés, whose roots stretch back nearly to the foundation of New Orleans. Though the storm is fast approaching the Louisiana coast, Cora, the family's...
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    August 22, 2018
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The Ninth Hour: A Novel

ALICE MCDERMOTT · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 247
Format: Hardcover

A magnificent new novel from one of America's finest writers -- a powerfully affecting story spanning the twentieth century of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American community in Brooklyn.On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps...
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    September 26, 2018
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Little Fires Everywhere

Celeste Ng · Penguin Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives"I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting."...
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