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Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens

Language

English

Pages

379

Publication Date

August 14, 2018

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller<br />A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick<br /><br />"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon<br /><br />"Painfully beautiful."--<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br />"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver."--<i>Bustle</i></b><br /><br />For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.<br /><br />Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, <i>Where the Crawdads Sing</i> is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
The Dutch House: A Novel
by Ann Patchett

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<p><strong>A Read with Jenna <em>Today</em> Show Book Club Pick!</strong></p><p><strong>From the </strong><em><strong>New York Times</strong></em><strong>聽bestselling author of </strong><em><strong>Commonwealth</strong></em><strong> and </strong><em><strong>State of Wonder</strong></em><strong>, comes Ann Patchett鈥檚 most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. </strong><em><strong>The Dutch House</strong></em><strong> is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are.</strong></p><p>At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.</p><p>The story is told by Cyril鈥檚 son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.</p><p>Set over the course of five decades, <em>The Dutch House</em> is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they鈥檙e together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they鈥檝e lost with humor and rage. But when at last they鈥檙e forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.</p>
This Tender Land: A Novel
by William Kent Krueger

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<b>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER!</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淚f you liked <i>Where the Crawdads Sing,</i> you鈥檒l love <i>This Tender Land</i>...This story is as big-hearted as they come.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Parade</i></b><br /> <br /><b>A magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, from the bestselling author of <i>Ordinary Grace</i>.</b><br /><br />1932, Minnesota鈥攖he Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O鈥橞anion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent鈥檚 wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.<br /> <br />Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, <i>This Tender Land </i>is an en顱thralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.
What Happens in Paradise
by Elin Hilderbrand

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<strong>Secret lives and new loves emerge in the bright Caribbean sunlight, in the follow-up to national bestseller</strong> <i><strong>Winter in Paradise</strong></i><i><strong><br /></strong> </i>A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a helicopter crash. But that wasn't Irene's only shattering news: he'd also been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too. <br /><br />Now Irene and her sons are back on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life -and death - of a man they thought they knew. Along the way, they're about to learn some surprising truths about their own lives, and their futures. <br /><br />Lush with the tropical details, romance, and drama that made <em>Winter in Paradise</em> a national bestseller, <i>What Happens in Paradise</i> is another immensely satisfying page-turner from one of American's most beloved and engaging storytellers.
When We Believed in Mermaids: A Novel
by Barbara O'Neal

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

July 16, 2019

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<p><b>From the author of <i>The Art of Inheriting Secrets</i> comes an emotional new tale of two sisters, an ocean of lies, and a search for the truth.</b></p><p><i>Her sister has been dead for fifteen years when she sees her on the TV news鈥?lt;/i></p><p>Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack. Gone forever. It鈥檚 what her sister, Kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. Yet all it takes is a few heart-wrenching seconds to upend Kit鈥檚 world. Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured the image of a woman stumbling through the smoke and debris. Her resemblance to Josie is unbelievable. And unmistakable. With it comes a flood of emotions鈥攇rief, loss, and anger鈥攖hat Kit finally has a chance to put to rest: by finding the sister who鈥檚 been living a lie.</p><p>After arriving in New Zealand, Kit begins her journey with the memories of the past: of days spent on the beach with Josie. Of a lost teenage boy who鈥檇 become part of their family. And of a trauma that has haunted Kit and Josie their entire lives.</p><p>Now, if two sisters are to reunite, it can only be by unearthing long-buried secrets and facing a devastating truth that has kept them apart far too long. To regain their relationship, they may have to lose everything.</p>
Ninth House
by Leigh Bardugo

Language

English

Pages

476

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<p><b>The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo, a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite</b></p><p>Galaxy 鈥淎lex鈥?Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale鈥檚 freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she鈥檚 thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world鈥檚 most prestigious universities on a full ride. What鈥檚 the catch, and why her?</p><p>Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale鈥檚 secret societies. Their eight windowless 鈥渢ombs鈥?are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street鈥檚 biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living.</p>
Child's Play: A Novel
by Danielle Steel

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>The lessons our children teach us are the hardest ones. What do we do when our children don鈥檛 pursue our hopes for them? In this riveting new novel, Danielle Steel explores how families can evolve and grow in unexpected ways.</b><br /><br /> A senior partner at a prestigious New York law firm, Kate Morgan couldn鈥檛 be prouder of her three grown children. Tamara, Anthony, and Claire all went to great schools, chose wonderful career paths, and would have made their father proud. A single mother for years after the death of her husband, Kate keeps a tight rein on her family, her career, and even her own emotions, never once asking herself if she truly knows her children . . . or if her hopes for them are the right ones, and what<i> they</i> want. She is about to find out.<br /><br /> During one hectic summer in Manhattan, Kate鈥檚 world turns upside down. One child has been keeping an astonishing secret while another confesses to an equally shocking truth. A wonderful match and picture-book wedding are traded for a relationship that shakes Kate to her core. A totally inappropriate love affair and an out-of-wedlock baby complete the chaos. Challenged as a mother and as a successful independent woman herself, Kate struggles to keep up with a dizzying and escalating chain of events, and begins to realize that she has a part to play in the chaos. Because Kate too has kept secrets from her children.<br /><br /> Sometimes the surprising choices our children make are the right ones . . . better than what we wanted for them. More often than not, parenting is about letting go of our dreams and embracing theirs.
Room to Breathe
by Liz Talley

Language

English

Pages

332

Publication Date

November 01, 2019

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<p><b>A funny, emotional novel full of southern charm about a mother and daughter ready to start over.</b></p><p><b>鈥淟iz Talley delivers. Her dialogue is crisp and smart, her characters are vivid and real, her stories are unputdownable.鈥?鈥擱obyn Carr, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author</b></p><p>For a good part of Daphne Witt鈥檚 life, she was a supportive wife and dutiful mother. Now that she鈥檚 divorced and her daughter, Ellery, is all grown up, Daphne鈥檚 celebrating the <i>best</i> part of her life, a successful career, and a flirtation with an attentive hunk fifteen years her junior鈥ho happens to be her daughter鈥檚 ex-boyfriend.</p><p>Ellery is starting over, too. She鈥檚 fresh out of college. Her job prospects are dim. And to support her fianc茅 in med school, she鈥檚 returned home as her mother鈥檚 new assistant. Ellery never expected her own life plan to take such a detour. With no outlet for her frustration, she lets an online flirtation go a little too far, especially considering her pen pal thinks he鈥檚 corresponding with her mother.</p><p>As love lives tangle, secrets spill, and indiscretions are betrayed, mother and daughter will have a lot to learn鈥攏ot only about the mistakes they鈥檝e made but also about the men in their lives and the women they are each hoping to become.</p>
The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
by Donna Tartt

Language

English

Pages

760

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<b>A young New Yorker grieving his mother's death is pulled into a gritty underworld of art and wealth in this "extraordinary" and beloved Pulitzer Prize winner that "connects with the heart as well as the mind" (Stephen King, <i>New York Times Book Review</i>).</b><br />Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by a longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into a wealthy and insular art community.<br />As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love -- and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.<br /><i>The Goldfinch</i> is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention. From the streets of New York to the dark corners of the art underworld, this "soaring masterpiece" examines the devastating impact of grief and the ruthless machinations of fate (Ron Charles, <i>Washington Post</i>).<br />
Before We Were Yours: A Novel
by Lisa Wingate

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<b><b>THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT鈥擜聽<i>New York Times</i>,聽<i>USA Today,</i>聽<i>Wall Street Journal,</i>聽and聽<i>Publishers Weekly聽</i>Bestseller</b><br /><br />For readers of <i>Orphan Train </i>and <i>The Nightingale </i>comes a 鈥渢hought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.鈥?</b><br /><br />Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family鈥檚 Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge鈥攗ntil strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children鈥檚 Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents鈥攂ut they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility鈥檚 cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.<br /><br /> Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fianc茅, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis,聽a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family鈥檚 long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.<br /><br /> Based on one of America鈥檚 most notorious real-life scandals鈥攊n which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country鈥擫isa Wingate鈥檚 riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.<br /><br />*<i>Library Journal</i><br /><br /><b><i>Publishers Weekly鈥檚</i>聽#3 Longest-Running Bestseller of 2017聽</b>鈥?lt;b>聽Winner of the Southern Book Prize聽</b>鈥?lt;b>聽If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection聽</b><br /><br />鈥淎 [story] of a family lost and found . . . a poignant, engrossing tale about sibling love and the toll of secrets.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>People</i></b><br /><br />鈥淪ure to be one of the most compelling books you pick up this year. . . . Wingate is a master-storyteller, and you鈥檒l find yourself pulled along as she reveals the wake of terror and heartache that is Georgia Tann鈥檚 legacy.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;/b><i><b>Parade</b><br /></i><br />鈥淥ne of the year鈥檚 best books . . . It is impossible not to get swept up in this near-perfect novel.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Huffington Post</i></b>

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