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Love and Other Consolation Prizes: A Novel

JAMIE FORD · Ballantine Books
Pages: 307
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle's epic 1909 World's Fair."An evocative, heartfelt, beautifully crafted story that shines a light on a fascinating,...
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The Best Kind of People: A Novel

ZOE WHITTALL · Ballantine Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Shortlisted for the Giller Prize * A local schoolteacher is arrested for a heinous crime, leaving his family to wrestle with the possibility of his guilt in this exquisite novel about loyalty, truth, and happiness. The Woodburys cherish life in the affluent, bucolic suburb of Avalon Hills,...
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Seven Days of Us: A Novel

FRANCESCA HORNAK · Berkley
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A warm, wry, sharply observed debut novel about what happens when a family is forced to spend a week together in quarantine over the holidays...It's Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew's elder daughter - who is usually...
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House of Shadows: An Enthralling Historical Mystery

Nicola Cornick · Graydon House
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback

The wooded hills of Oxfordshire conceal the remains of the aptly named Ashdown House - a wasted pile of cinders and regret. Once home to the daughter of a king, Ashdown and its secrets will unite three women across four centuries in a tangle of romance, deceit and destiny ... In the winter...
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The Burning Girl: A Novel

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

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 the stifling limitations of their...
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All She Left Behind

Jane Kirkpatrick · Revell
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

Already well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s doesn't approve of such innovations as women attending medical school. To leave grief and guilt behind, as well as support herself and her challenging...
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The Essex Serpent: A Novel

SARAH PERRY · Custom House
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the British Book Awards Fiction Book of the Year and overall Book of the Year, selected as the Waterstones Book of the Year, and a Costa Book Award Finalist"A novel of almost insolent ambition--lush and fantastical, a wild Eden behind a garden gate...it's part ghost story...
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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel

Gail Honeyman · Pamela Dorman Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"Move over, Ove (in Fredrik Backman's A Man Called Ove) - there's a new curmudgeon to love." --BOOKLIST (starred review) "Eleanor Oliphant is a truly original literary creation: funny, touching, and unpredictable. Her journey out of dark shadows is absolutely gripping."...
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The Other Alcott: A Novel

Elise Hooper · William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback

Elise Hooper's debut novel conjures the fascinating, untold story of May Alcott - Louisa's youngest sister and an artist in her own right.We all know the story of the March sisters, heroines of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. But while everyone cheers on Jo March, based on Louisa herself,...
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Caroline: Little House, Revisited

SARAH MILLER · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

In this novel authorized by Little House Heritage Trust, Sarah Miller vividly recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier in a dazzling work of historical fiction, a captivating story that illuminates one courageous, resilient, and loving pioneer woman as never before--Caroline...
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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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