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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.
In an Instant
by Suzanne Redfearn

Language

English

Pages

326

Publication Date

March 01, 2020

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<p><b>A deeply moving story of carrying on even when it seems impossible.</b></p><p>Life is over in an instant for sixteen-year-old Finn Miller when a devastating car accident tumbles her and ten others over the side of a mountain. Suspended between worlds, she watches helplessly as those she loves struggle to survive.</p><p>Impossible choices are made, decisions that leave the survivors tormented with grief and regret. Unable to let go, Finn keeps vigil as they struggle to reclaim their shattered lives. Jack, her father, who seeks vengeance against the one person he can blame other than himself; her best friend, Mo, who bravely searches for the truth as the story of their survival is rewritten; her sister Chloe, who knows Finn lingers and yearns to join her; and her mother, Ann, who saved them all but is haunted by her decisions. Finn needs to move on, but how can she with her family still in pieces?</p><p>Heartrending yet ultimately redemptive, <i>In an Instant</i> is a story about the power of love, the meaning of family, and carrying on鈥ven when it seems impossible.</p>
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>
Such a Fun Age
by Kiley Reid

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

December 31, 2019

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<b>AN INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER <br /><br />A REESE'S BOOK CLUB x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK <br /><br />"The most provocative page-turner of the year." <i>--Entertainment Weekly </i><br /><br />"A great way to kick off 2020." <i>--Washington Post</i><br /><br />"I urge you to read <i>Such a Fun Age</i>." --<i>NPR</i><br /><br />A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, <i>Such a Fun Age </i>is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.</b><br /><br />Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right.<br /><br />But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other. <br /><br />With empathy and piercing social commentary, <i>Such a Fun Age</i> explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "family," and the complicated reality of being a grown up. It is a searing debut for our times.
A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel
by Isabel Allende

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

January 21, 2020

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?From the聽author of <i>The House of the Spirits, </i>this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.</b><br /><br /><b>鈥淥ne of the most richly imagined portrayals of the Spanish Civil War to date, and one of the strongest and most affecting works in [Isabel Allende鈥檚] long career.鈥濃€?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /> In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires.<br /><br /> Together with two thousand other refugees, they embark on the SS <i>Winnipeg</i>, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda, to Chile: 鈥渢he long petal of sea and wine and snow.鈥?As unlikely partners, they embrace exile as the rest of Europe erupts in world war. Starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning, and over the course of their lives, they will face trial after trial. But they will also find joy as they patiently await the day when they will be exiles no more. Through it all, their hope of returning to Spain keeps them going. Destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world, Roser and Victor will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along.<br /><br /> A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile, and belonging, <i>A Long Petal of the Sea</i> shows Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.<br /><br /><b>Praise for聽<i>A Long Petal of the Sea</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淏oth an intimate look at the relationship between one man and one woman and an epic story of love, war, family, and the search for home, this gorgeous novel, like all the best novels, transports the reader to another time and place, and also sheds light on the way we live now.鈥?lt;b>鈥擩. Courtney Sullivan, author of聽<i>Saints for All Occasions</i><br /></b><br /> 鈥淭his is a novel not just for those of us who have been Allende fans for decades, but also for those who are brand-new to her work: What a joy it must be to come upon Allende for the first time. She knows that all stories are love stories, and the greatest love stories are told by time.鈥?lt;b>鈥擟olum McCann, National Book Award鈥搘inning author of聽<i>Let the Great World Spin</i></b>
Dear Edward: A Novel
by Ann Napolitano

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

January 06, 2020

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?#ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on <i>Today</i>聽鈥?A 鈥渄azzling鈥?novel that 鈥渨ill break your heart and put it back together again鈥?(J. Courtney Sullivan, bestselling author of <i>Saints for All Occasions</i>) about a young boy who must learn to go on after surviving tragedy</b><br /><b>聽</b><br /><b>鈥淎 reading experience that leaves you profoundly altered for the better . . . Don鈥檛 miss this one.鈥濃€擩odi Picoult, bestselling author of聽<i>Small Great Things聽</i>and<i>聽A Spark of Light</i></b><br /><br /> <b><i>What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live?聽</i></b><br /><br /> One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them are a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured veteran returning from Afghanistan, a business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. Halfway across the country, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor.<br /><br />Edward鈥檚 story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a part of himself has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers. But then he makes an unexpected discovery鈥攐ne that will lead him to the answers of some of life鈥檚 most profound questions: When you鈥檝e lost everything, how do you find the strength to put one foot in front of the other? How do you learn to feel safe again? How do you find meaning in your life?<br /><br /><i>Dear Edward</i> is at once a transcendent coming-of-age story, a multidimensional portrait of an unforgettable cast of characters, and a breathtaking illustration of all the ways a broken heart learns to love again.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Dear Edward</i></b><br /><br />鈥?lt;i>Dear Edward</i> made me think, nod in recognition, care about its characters, and cry, and you can鈥檛 ask more of a novel than that.鈥?lt;b>鈥擡mma Donoghue, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Room</i></b><br /><br />鈥淲eaving past and present into聽a profoundly beautiful, page-turning story of mystery, loss, and wonder,聽<i>Dear Edward聽</i>is a meditation on survival, but more important, it is聽about carving a life worth living. It is about love and hope and caring for others, and all the transitory moments that bind us together.鈥?lt;b>鈥擧annah Tinti, author of聽<i>The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley聽</i>and聽<i>The Good Thief</i></b>
Long Bright River: A Novel
by Liz Moore

Language

English

Pages

492

Publication Date

January 07, 2020

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<b><b>AN INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER!<br /><br />A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK</b><br /></b><br /><b>"[Moore鈥檚] careful balance of the hard-bitten with the heartfelt is what elevates <i>Long Bright River</i> from entertaining page-turner to a book that makes you want to call someone you love.鈥?<i>鈥?The New York Times Book Review</i> </b><br /><b> 聽</b><br /><b>"This is police procedural and a thriller par excellence, one in which the city of Philadelphia itself is a character (think Boston and <i>Mystic River</i>). But it鈥檚 also a literary tale narrated by a strong woman with a richly drawn personal life 鈥?powerful and genre-defying.鈥?鈥?<i>People</i></b><br /> <b><i>聽</i></b><br /> <b>"A thoughtful, powerful novel by a writer who displays enormous compassion for her characters.聽<i>Long Bright River</i>聽is an outstanding crime novel鈥?I absolutely loved it."<br /> 鈥擯aula Hawkins, #1聽<i>New York Times-</i>bestselling author of聽<i>The Girl on the Train</i><br /><br /> Two sisters travel the same streets, though their lives couldn't be more different. Then one of them goes missing.</b><br /><br />In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat. They don't speak anymore, but Mickey never stops worrying about her sibling. <br /><br />Then Kacey disappears, suddenly, at the same time that a mysterious string of murders begins in Mickey's district, and Mickey becomes dangerously obsessed with finding the culprit--and her sister--before it's too late.<br /><br />Alternating its present-day mystery with the story of the sisters' childhood and adolescence, <i>Long Bright River </i>is at once heart-pounding and heart-wrenching: a gripping suspense novel that is also a moving story of sisters, addiction, and the formidable ties that persist between place, family, and fate.
The Island of Sea Women: A Novel
by Lisa See

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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.
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>

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