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The Precious One: A Novel

Marisa de los Santos - William Morrow Paperbacks
Format: Print book

From the New York Times bestselling author of Belong to Me, Love Walked In, and Falling Together comes a captivating novel about friendship, family, second chances, and the redemptive power of love.In all her life, Eustacia “Taisy” Cleary has given her heart to only three men:...
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The Hummingbird: A Novel

Stephen P. Kiernan - William Morrow & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

From the author of the acclaimed The Curiosity comes a compelling and moving story of compassion, courage, and redemption.Deborah Birch is a seasoned hospice nurse whose daily work requires courage and compassion. But her skills and experience are tested in new and dramatic ways when her easygoing...
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Everything she forgot : a novel

Lisa Ballantyne - William Morrow & Company
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

"They're calling it the worst pile-up in London history. Driving home, Margaret Holloway has her mind elsewhere-on a troubled student, her daughter's acting class, the next day's meeting-when she's rear-ended and trapped in the wreckage. Just as she begins to panic,...
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The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel

Mitch Albom - Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character - Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth - in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives.In his most stunning novel yet, the voice of Music narrates...
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A Line of Blood: A Novel

Ben McPherson - William Morrow & Company
Pages: 416
Format: Book

Whose secrets cut deeper? Your family's.Whose secrets do you fear? Your neighbor's. Whose secrets can kill? Your own. For Alex Mercer, his wife, Millicent, and their precocious eleven-year-old son, Max, are everything - his little tribe that makes him feel all's right with...

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First Impressions: A Novel

Charlie Lovett - Penguin Books, 2015.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A thrilling literary mystery costarring Jane Austen from the New York Times-bestselling author of The Bookman's Tale Charlie Lovett first delighted readers with his New York Times-bestselling debut, The Bookman's Tale. Now Lovett is back with another brilliantly imagined mystery,...
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Circling the sun : a novel

Paula McLain - Ballantine Books
Pages: 366
Format: Print book

Click Here For the Autographed Copy "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of "The Paris Wife" will be captivated by "Circling the Sun, "which . . . is both beautifully written and utterly...
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A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories

Lucia Berlin - Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

"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,...
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The clasp

Sloane Crosley - Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Pages: 372
Format: Print book

"Part comedy of manners, part treasure hunt, the first novel from the writer whom David Sedaris calls "perfectly, relentlessly funny" Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor are reunited for the extravagant wedding of a college friend. Now at the tail end of their twenties, they arrive...
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Landfalls: A Novel

Naomi J. Williams - Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The gripping story of a dramatic eighteenth-century voyage of discoveryIn her wildly inventive debut novel, Naomi J. Williams reimagines the historical Lapérouse expedition, a voyage of exploration that left Brest in 1785 with two frigates, more than two hundred men, and overblown Enlightenment...
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Submission: A Novel

Michel Houellebecq - Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A controversial, intelligent, and mordantly funny new novel from France's most famous living literary figureIt's 2022. François is bored. He's a middle-aged lecturer at the New Sorbonne University and an expert on J. K. Huysmans, the famous nineteenth-century Decadent author....
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Married Sex: A Love Story

Jesse Kornbluth
Pages: 246
Format: Print book

When a husband convinces his wife to join him in a tryst with another woman, there are unintended consequences in this sharply observed erotic tale about the challenges of modern marriage As a divorce lawyer for Manhattan's elite, David Greenfield is privy to the intimate, dirty details...
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Witches of America

Alex Mar - Sarah Crichton Books- Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 276
Format: Print book

"Witches are gathering."

When most people hear the word "witches," they think of horror films and Halloween, but to the nearly one million Americans who practice Paganism today, witchcraft is a nature-worshipping, polytheistic, and very real religion. So Alex...

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My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One

Elena Ferrante - Europa Editions
Pages: 331
Format: Paperback

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 perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story...
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The Martian: A Novel

Andy Weir - Crown Publishing Group
Pages: 369
Format: Book

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely...
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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande - Metropolitan Books; 1 edition
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its endingMedicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable....
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