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The Dependents

KATHARINE DION · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A wise and lyrical debut novel about a new widower confronting the truth about his long marriage."The Dependents is a big book, one that grapples with important questions through generations...Dion's intelligence and ambition truly shine through sentence after sentence." --Kate...
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The Melody: A Novel

Jim Crace · Nan A. Talese
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Harvest, Quarantine, and Being Dead, a tender new novel about music, celebrity, local intrigue, and lost love--all set by the Mediterranean SeaAside from his trusty piano, Alfred Busi lives alone in his villa overlooking the waves. Famed in his town...
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Clock Dance: A novel

Anne Tyler · Knopf
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BEST SELLER | A charming new novel of self-discovery and second chances from the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Spool of Blue Thread.Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden...
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The Great Believers

REBECCA MAKKAI · Viking
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, by the acclaimed and award-winning author Rebecca MakkaiIn 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing...
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We Begin Our Ascent

Joe Mungo Reed · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"A dazzling debut by an exciting and essential new talent: fast, harrowing, compelling, masterfully structured, genuinely moving. Reed is a true stylist." - George Saunders "Joe Mungo Reed's unforgettable debut novel introduces us to a powerful new literary voice, as riveting...
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Grey Sister

Mark Lawrence · Ace Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The second novel in a brilliant fantasy series from the international bestselling author of Prince of Thorns. Behind its walls, the Convent of Sweet Mercy has trained young girls to hone their skills for centuries. In Mystic Class, Novice Nona Grey has begun to learn the secrets of the universe....
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The Bouncer

David Gordon · Mysterious Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

In David Gordon's diabolically imaginative new thriller, The Bouncer, nothing and no one is as expected -- from a vial of yellow fragrance to a gangster who moonlights in women's clothes.Joe Brody is just your average Dostoevsky-reading, Harvard-expelled strip club bouncer who has a highly...
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How to Be Famous: A Novel

CAITLIN MORAN · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A hilarious, heartfelt sequel to How to Build a Girl, the breakout novel from feminist sensation Caitlin Moran who the New York Times called, "rowdy and fearless . . . sloppy, big-hearted and alive in all the right ways."You can't have your best friend be famous if you're not famous....
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The Late Bloomers' Club: A Novel

LOUISE MILLER · Pamela Dorman Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A delightful novel about two headstrong sisters, a small town's efforts to do right by the community, and the power of a lost dog to conjure up true loveNora, the owner of the Miss Guthrie Diner, is perfectly happy serving up apple cider donuts, coffee, and eggs-any-way-you-like-em to her regulars,...
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Eagle & Crane

Suzanne Rindell · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Two young daredevil flyers confront ugly truths and family secrets during the U.S. internment of Japanese citizens during World War II, from the author of The Other Typist and Three-Martini Lunch.Louis Thorn and Haruto "Harry" Yamada -- Eagle and Crane -- are the star attractions...
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