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    November 28, 2018
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A spool of blue thread

Anne Tyler · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 357
Format: Print book

Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize "It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . ." This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable,...
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    December 19, 2018
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Anatomy of a Miracle: A Novel*

JONATHAN MILES · Hogarth
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A profound new novel about a paralyzed young man's unexplainable recovery - a stunning exploration of faith, science, mystery, and the meaning of life Rendered paraplegic after a traumatic event four years ago, Cameron Harris has been living his new existence alongside his sister, Tanya,...
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    January 23, 2019
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We Own the Sky: A Novel

Luke Allnutt · Park Row
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A triumphant story about love, loss and finding hope - against all odds"We looked down at the cliff jutting into the sea, a rubber boat full of kids going under the arch, and then you started running and jumping through the grass, dodging the rabbit holes, shouting at the top of your...
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    February 27, 2019
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Do Not Become Alarmed: A Novel

Maile Meloy · Riverhead Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The moving and suspenseful new novel that Ann Patchett calls "smart and thrilling and impossible to put down... the book that every reader longs for.""This summer's undoubtable smash hit ... an addictive, heart-palpitating story." - Marie ClaireThe sun is shining,...
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    March 27, 2019
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The Silent Companions: A Novel

Laura Purcell · Penguin Books
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

"If The Silent Companions lands on your night table, don't plan on leaving your bed anytime soon." - Lyndsay Faye, bestselling author of Jane SteeleWhen newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband's crumbling country estate, what greets her is far from...
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    April 24, 2019
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Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel

JESMYN WARD · Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction "The heart of Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing is story - the yearning for a narrative to help us understand ourselves, the pain of the gaps we'll never fill, the truths that are failed by words and must be translated through ritual...
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    May 22, 2019
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The Leavers: A Novel

Lisa Ko · Algonquin Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"There was a time I would have called Lisa Ko's novel beautifully written, ambitious, and moving, and all of that is true, but it's more than that now: if you want to understand a forgotten and essential part of the world we live in, The Leavers is required reading." - Ann Patchett,  author...
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