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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聽<i>New York Times</i>聽Bestseller<br />More than 4 million copies sold<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<br /></i></b><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 /><i>Where the Crawdads Sing</i>聽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>
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>An Amazon Charts and <i>Washington Post</i> bestseller.</b></p><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>
Inappropriate
by Vi Keeland

Language

English

Pages

366

Publication Date

January 18, 2020

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<b>A new, sexy standalone novel from #1<i> New York Times</i> Bestseller, Vi Keeland.</b><p></p><p>Terminated for inappropriate behavior.</p><p>I couldn鈥檛 believe the letter in my hands.</p><p>Nine years. <i>Nine damn years</i> I鈥檇 worked my butt off for one of the largest companies in America, and I was fired with a form letter when I returned home from a week in Aruba. </p><p>All because of a video taken when I was on vacation with my friends鈥攁 <i>private </i> video made on my <i>private</i> time. <i>Or so I thought鈥?lt;/i></p><p>Pissed off, I cracked open a bottle of wine and wrote my own letter to the gazillionaire CEO telling him what I thought of his company and its practices.</p><p>I didn鈥檛 think he鈥檇 actually respond.</p><p>I certainly never thought I鈥檇 suddenly become pen pals with the rich jerk. </p><p>Eventually, he realized I鈥檇 been wronged and made sure I got my job back.</p><p>Only鈥t wasn鈥檛 the only thing Grant Lexington wanted to do for me. </p><p>But there was no way I was getting involved with my boss鈥檚 boss鈥檚 boss. Even if he was ridiculously gorgeous, confident, and charming.</p><p>It would be completely wrong, inappropriate even.</p><p>Sort of like the video that got me into trouble to begin with.</p><p>Two wrongs don鈥檛 make a right.</p><p>But sometimes it鈥檚 twice as fun.</p>
Wrong Side of Forty: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Novel (Marina A...
by Jana DeLeon

Language

English

Pages

298

Publication Date

February 16, 2020

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<b>A Paranormal Women's Fiction with tons of humor. For many, midlife is the beginning.</b><br /><br />It was a day like any other day for Marina Trahan鈥ntil she caught her husband in bed with another woman. Before that eye-opening wake-up call, Marina would have described her life as average or uneventful, maybe even boring. But now, chaos and confusion reign supreme. She鈥檇 expected to slide through midlife with her unwanted extra pounds, chin hair, and hot flashes and move somewhat gracefully into elastic waist pants and having no verbal filter. But with a wayward husband, a high-maintenance daughter, a lackluster career, and a crazy mother all weighing her down, Marina is ready to wave the white flag of surrender. <br /><br />Then an intriguing stranger named Alexios shows up out of nowhere and insists she is descended from a goddess and is the only person who can save the world from certain destruction. She has roughly a week to do it. Solving a centuries-old mystery seems like a more interesting proposition than the other situations Marina is facing, so she accepts his challenge. But her search for a magical item of power reveals far more about Marina than she ever knew. Maybe enough to save the world. And even herself.<br /><br /><b>Author Reviews:</b><br /><br /><I>鈥淲rong side of 40? More like the right side of funny and a fantastic read from Jana DeLeon!鈥?鈥?Mandy M. Roth, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author<br /><br />鈥淲rong has never been so right! Jana DeLeon has another hit with the sweet, sarcastic, southern charm that is The Wrong Side of Forty. Give me more!鈥?鈥?Kristen Painter, USA Today Bestselling Author<br /><br />鈥淎mazing read! Solving age old mysteries and saving the world? This is a job for someone with life experience. Move over twenty-year olds. Jana DeLeon is going to show you just how awesome it is to be on the Wrong Side of 40.鈥?鈥?Michelle M. Pillow, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the (Un)Lucky Valley Series </I><br />
The Island of Sea Women: A Novel
by Lisa See

Language

English

Pages

385

Publication Date

March 05, 2019

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<b>A new novel from Lisa See, the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane</i>, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.</b><br /><br />Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village鈥檚 all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook鈥檚 mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger.<br /> <br />Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook鈥檚 differences are impossible to ignore. <i>The Island of Sea Women </i>is an epoch set over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War and its aftermath, through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers. Throughout this time, the residents of Jeju find themselves caught between warring empires. Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator, and she will forever be marked by this association. Young-sook was born into a long line of <i>haenyeo </i>and will inherit her mother鈥檚 position leading the divers in their village. Little do the two friends know that after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds, forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point.<br /> <br />This beautiful, thoughtful novel illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children. A classic Lisa See story鈥攐ne of women鈥檚 friendships and the larger forces that shape them鈥?lt;i>The Island of Sea Women</i> introduces readers to the fierce and unforgettable female divers of Jeju Island and the dramatic history that shaped their lives.
The Night Fire (Ren茅e Ballard Book 3)
by Michael Connelly

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<b>A<i> NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW</i> BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR</b><b><br /></b><b>A<i> CrimeReads </i>Best Crime Novel Notable selection </b><b><i></i><i></i><i></i><i></i><i></i><br /></b><b>Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective </b><b>Ren茅e Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor, the man who trained him---new from #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Michael Connelly</b> <b><br /></b> <br />Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, and his widow gives Bosch a murder book, one that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD twenty years before -- the unsolved killing of a troubled young man.<br /><br />Bosch takes the murder book to Detective Ren茅e Ballard and asks her to help him discover what about this crime lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. As she begins her inqueries -- while still working her own cases on the midnight shift -- Ballad finds aspects of the initial investigation that just don't add up.<br /><br />The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a disturbing question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved? <br />Written with the intense pacing and masterful suspense that have made Michael Connelly "the hard-boiled fiction master of our time" (NPR),<i> The Night Fire</i> continues the unofficial partnership of two fierce detectives determined not to let the fire with burn out.
This Tender Land: A Novel
by William Kent Krueger

Language

English

Pages

465

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.
The Overstory: A Novel
by Richard Powers

Language

English

Pages

502

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<p><strong>Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction<br /><br />#1 <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller<br /><br />Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize<br /><br />A <em>New York Times</em> Notable Book and a <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>Time</em>, <em>Oprah Magazine</em>, <em>Newsweek</em>, <em>Chicago Tribune</em>, and <em>Kirkus Reviews</em> Best Book of the Year<br /><br /><br /><br />"The best novel ever written about trees, and really just one of the best novels, period." 鈥擜nn Patchett</strong></p><br /><p><em>The Overstory</em>, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of鈥攁nd paean to鈥攖he natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers鈥檚 twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours鈥攙ast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.</p>
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鈥擮ver two million copies sold! A <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<br /><br /></b>鈥淧oignant, engrossing.鈥濃€?lt;i>People </i>鈥?鈥淟isa Wingate takes an almost unthinkable chapter in our nation鈥檚 history and weaves a tale of enduring power.鈥濃€擯aula McLain</b> <br /><b><br />Memphis, 1939.聽</b>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 /><b> Aiken, South Carolina, present day.</b> 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 /><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</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></i>

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