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Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel

Bonnie Garmus - Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

A delight for readers of Where'd You Go, Bernadette and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, this blockbuster debut set in 1960s California features the singular voice of Elizabeth Zott, a scientist whose career takes a detour when she becomes the star of a beloved TV cooking show.Chemist Elizabeth...
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Memphis: A Novel

Tara M. Stringfellow - The Dial Press
Format: Hardcover

Summer 1995: Ten-year-old Joan, her mother, and her younger sister flee her father’s explosive temper and seek refuge at her mother’s ancestral home in Memphis. This is not the first time violence has altered the course of the family’s trajectory. Half a century earlier,...

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True Biz: A Novel

Sara Novic - Random House
Format: Hardcover

True biz (adj./exclamation; American Sign Language): really, seriously, definitely, real-talk True biz? The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their history finals, and have politicians, doctors, and their parents stop telling them what to do with...
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Groundskeeping: A novel

Lee Cole - Knopf
Format: Hardcover

In the run-up to the 2016 election, Owen Callahan, an aspiring writer, moves back to Kentucky to live with his Trump-supporting uncle and grandfather. Eager to clean up his act after wasting time and potential in his early twenties, he takes a job as a groundskeeper at a small local...

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Sea of Tranquility: A novel

Emily St. John Mandel - Knopf
Format: Hardcover

Edwin St. Andrew is eighteen years old when he crosses the Atlantic by steamship, exiled from polite society following an ill-conceived diatribe at a dinner party. He enters the forest, spellbound by the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, and suddenly hears the notes of a violin echoing...
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The Paper Palace: A Novel

Miranda Cowley Heller

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Black Cake: A Novel

Charmaine Wilkerson - Ballantine Books
Format: Hardcover

In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett's death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a traditional Caribbean black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording. In her message, Eleanor shares a tumultuous story...
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The Christie Affair: A Novel

Nina de Gramont - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Every story has its secrets.Every mystery has its motives."A long time ago, in another country, I nearly killed a woman. It's a particular feeling, the urge to murder. It takes over your body so completely, it's like a divine force, grabbing hold of your will, your limbs, your...
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The Dictionary of Lost Words: A Novel

Pip Williams - Ballantine Books

Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, an Oxford garden shed in which her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. Young Esme’s place...
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