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Lessons in French: A Novel

Hilary Reyl · Simon & Schuster

It’s 1989, the Berlin Wall is coming down, and Kate has just graduated from Yale, eager to pursue her dreams as a fledgling painter. When she receives a job offer to work as the assistant to Lydia Schell, a famous American photographer in Paris, she immediately accepts. It’s...
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The Pearl that Broke Its Shell: A Novel

Nadia Hashimi · William Morrow; First Edition edition

Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate that combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lisa See.In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted...
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Pretty Baby

Mary Kubica · Mira Books
Pages: 384

A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning new psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl, Mary Kubica She sees the teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms. She boards...
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When the Moon Is Low

Nadia Hashimi

1 online resource (368 pages)
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Whiskey & Charlie

Annabel Smith · Sourcebooks Landmark

"Whiskey and Charlie might have come from the same family, but they'd tell you two completely different stories about growing up. Whiskey is everything Charlie is not--bold, daring, carefree--and Charlie blames his twin brother for always stealing the limelight, always getting...
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Eileen: A Novel

Ottessa Moshfegh · Penguin Press
Pages: 272

A lonely young woman working in a boys' prison outside Boston in the early 60s is pulled into a very strange crime, in a mordant, harrowing story of obsession and suspense, by one of the brightest new voices in fictionSo here we are. My name was Eileen Dunlop. Now you know me. I was twenty-four...
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Orphan #8: A Novel

Kim van Alkemade · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 416

In this stunning new historical novel inspired by true events, Kim van Alkemade tells the fascinating story of a woman who must choose between revenge and mercy when she encounters the doctor who subjected her to dangerous medical experiments in a New York City Jewish orphanage years before.In...
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Sweet Caress

William Boyd · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 464

When Amory Clay was born, in the decade before the Great War, her disappointed father gave her an androgynous name and announced the birth of a son. But this daughter was not one to let others define her; Amory became a woman who accepted no limits to what that could mean, and, from the time...
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The Girl from the Garden: A Novel

Parnaz Foroutan · Ecco Press
Pages: 288

An extraordinary new writer makes her literary debut with this suspenseful novel of desire, obsession, power and vulnerability, in which a crisis of inheritance leads to the downfall of a wealthy family of Persian Jews in early twentieth-century Iran.For all his wealth and success, Asher...
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The Race for Paris: A Novel

Meg Waite Clayton · Harper
Pages: 336

The New York Times bestselling author of The Wednesday Sisters returns with a moving and powerfully dynamic World War II novel about two American journalists and an Englishman, who together race the Allies to Occupied Paris for the scoop of their lives.Normandy, 1944. To cover the fighting...
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Best Boy: A Novel

Eli Gottlieb · Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged MP3CD edition

Read by Bronson Pinchot For fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime comes this landmark novel about autism, memory, and, ultimately, redemption. Sent to a therapeutic community for autism at the age of eleven, Todd Aaron, now in his fifties, is the Old Fox of Payton Living...
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The Martian

Andy Weir · Large Print Press; Lrg edition

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Stranded on Mars by a duststorm that compromised his space suit and forced his crew to leave him behind, astronaut Mark Watney struggles to survive in spite of minimal supplies and environmental challenges that test his ingenuity.
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The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins · Riverhead Books
Pages: 336

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning, flashing past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stopping at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. Their life, as she sees it, is perfect ... until she sees something shocking. It's...

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Norah Vincent · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Intellectually and emotionally disarming, Adeline—a vibrant portrait of Woolf and her social circle, the infamous Bloomsbury Group, and a window into the darkness that both inspired and doomed them all—is a masterpiece in its own right by one of our most brilliant and daring writers.
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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Daniel James Brown · Viking Adult
Pages: 432

For readers of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit and Unbroken, the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler's 1936 Berlin OlympicsDaniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their...
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The Secret Wisdom Of The Earth

Christopher Scotton · Wheeler Publishing; Lrg edition

A 1 Indie Next PickAfter witnessing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, 14-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent to live with Kevin?s grandfather for the summer. In this peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin falls in with a half-wild hollow...
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Vanessa and Her Sister: A Novel

Priya Parmar · Ballantine
Pages: 368

What if Virginia Woolf's sister had kept a diary? For fans of The Paris Wife and Loving Frank comes a spellbinding new story of the inseparable bond between Virginia and her sister, the gifted painter Vanessa Bell, and the real-life betrayal that threatened to destroy their family....
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Almost Famous Women: Stories

Megan Mayhew Bergman · Scribner
Pages: 256

From the acclaimed author of Birds of a Lesser Paradise, a dazzling new collection that explores the lives of unforgettable women in history.The fascinating characters in Megan Mayhew Bergman's new stories are defined by their creative impulses, fierce independence, and sometimes reckless...
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The Shock of the Fall: A Novel

Nathan Filer · St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition

***This book has also been published as Where the Moon Isn't.***Winner of the 2013 Costa First Novel Award "A stunning novel. Ambitious and exquisitely realized . . . clearly the work of a major new talent." --S. J. Watson, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep...
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Still Alice

Lisa Genova · Gallery Books; 1 edition

Still Alice is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease, written by first-time author Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph. D in neuroscience from Harvard University. Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children...
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The Book of Unknown Americans: A novel

Cristina Henríquez · Random House Inc
Pages: 285

"A triumph of storytelling. Henríquez pulls us into the lives of her characters with such mastery that we hang on to them just as fiercely as they hang on to one another and their dreams. This passionate, powerful novel will stay with you long after you've turned the final page."...
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