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American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
by Jeanine Cummins

Language

English

Pages

387

Publication Date

January 21, 2020

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<p><b>#1 <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller</b> <br /><b>OPRAH鈥橲 BOOK CLUB PICK</b></p><p>鈥?lt;b>Extraordinary</b>.鈥?lt;br />鈥?lt;b>Stephen King</b></p><p><b>鈥淭his book is not simply the great American novel; it鈥檚 the great novel of <i>las Americas</i>. It鈥檚 the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful.鈥?lt;/b><br /><b>鈥擲andra Cisneros</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b><b><i>Tambi茅n de este lado hay sue帽os. </i></b><b>On this side, too, there are dreams<i>.</i></b></p><p>Lydia Quixano P茅rez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable.</p><p>Even though she knows they鈥檒l never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buy鈥攖wo of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the <i>jefe</i> of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia鈥檚 husband鈥檚 tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same.</p><p>Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride <i>la bestia</i>鈥攖rains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier鈥檚 reach doesn鈥檛 extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach <i>el norte</i>, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to? </p><p> <i>American Dirt</i> will leave readers utterly changed. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times.</p><p>Already being hailed as "a <i>Grapes of Wrath</i> for our times" and "a new American classic," Jeanine Cummins's <i>American Dirt</i> is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.</p>
Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel
by Celeste Ng

Language

English

Pages

347

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!</b><br /><br /><b>Soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.</b><br /><b><br />鈥淚 read聽<i>Little Fires Everywhere</i>聽in a single, breathless sitting.鈥澛犫€擩odi Picoult<br /><br />鈥淭o say I love this book is an understatement. It鈥檚 a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears.鈥?鈥擱eese Witherspoon<br /><br />鈥淓xtraordinary . . . books like <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i>聽don't come along often.鈥?鈥擩ohn Green</b><br /><br />From the bestselling author of聽<i>Everything I Never Told You</i>,聽a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.<br /><br /> In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned鈥攆rom the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.<br /><br /> Enter Mia Warren鈥攁n enigmatic artist and single mother鈥攚ho arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.<br /><br />When old family friends of the Richardsons聽attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town鈥攁nd puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.聽 Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia鈥檚 past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. <br /><br /> <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i> explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood鈥攁nd the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.<br /><b><br />Named a Best Book of the Year by:聽<i>People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly,聽</i>NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, Library Reads,聽Book of the Month,聽<i>Paste</i>,聽<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>,聽<i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch,聽</i>and many more...</b><br /><br /><b>Perfect for book clubs! Visit celesteng.com for discussion guides and more.聽</b>
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel
by Kim Michele Richardson

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<p><strong>The <em>New York Times </em>and <em>USA Today</em> bestseller!</strong></p><p> "鈥 <strong>hauntingly atmospheric</strong> love letter to the first mobile library in Kentucky and the fierce, brave packhorse librarians who wove their way from shack to shack dispensing literacy, hope, and 鈥?just as importantly 鈥?a compassionate human connection."鈥擲ara Gruen, author of <em>Water for Elephants</em></p><p>The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything鈥攅verything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome's got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter.</p><p>Cussy's not only a book woman, however, she's also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy's family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she's going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler.</p><p>Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's belief that books can carry us anywhere鈥攅ven back home. </p><p><strong>Additional Praise for <em>The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek</em>:</strong><br />"A unique story about Appalachia and the healing power of the written word."鈥?lt;em>Kirkus</em><br />"A timeless and significant tale about poverty, intolerance and how books can bring hope and light to even the darkest pocket of history."鈥擪aren Abbott, <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of <em>Liar Temptress Soldier Spy</em><br />"Emotionally resonant and unforgettable, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a lush love letter to the redemptive power of books."鈥擩oshilyn Jackson, <em>New York Times</em> and <em>USA Today</em> bestselling author of <em>The Almost Sisters</em></p>
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 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.
Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum Book 26)
by Janet Evanovich

Language

English

Pages

312

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>This isn't just another case. This is family.</b><br /><br /><b>How far will Stephanie Plum go to protect the one person who means the most to her? The stakes have never been higher in this #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller from Janet Evanovich.</b><br /><br />Grandma Mazur has decided to get married again - this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn't have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying, "I do."聽 聽聽<br /><br />A sad day for Grandma Mazur turns into something far more dangerous when Jimmy's former "business partners" are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. But the one thing these wise guys didn't count on was the widow's bounty hunter granddaughter, who'll do anything to save her.
Then She Was Gone: A Novel
by Lisa Jewell

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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<b>A 2018 Goodreads Choice Award Finalist鈥擳op 5 Best Mystery & Thriller * A <i>Suspense Magazine</i> 鈥淏est of 2018鈥?Thriller/Suspense Pick</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淎n acutely observed family drama with bone-chilling suspense.鈥?鈥?lt;i>People</i></b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淛ewell teases out her twisty plot at just the right pace, leaving readers on the edge of their seats. Her multilayered characters are sheer perfection, and even the most astute thriller reader won鈥檛 see where everything is going until the final threads are unknotted.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Booklist</i>, starred review</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淪harply written with twists and turns, Jewell鈥檚 latest will please fans of <i>Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train</i>, or <i>Luckiest Girl Alive</i>." 鈥?lt;i>Library Journal</i></b><br /><br />Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenaged golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic post-exams summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her.<br /> <br /> And then she was gone.<br /> <br /> Now, her mother Laurel Mack is trying to put her life back together. It鈥檚 been ten years since her daughter disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie鈥檚 case was unearthed. So when she meets an unexpectedly charming man in a caf茅, no one is more surprised than Laurel at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she鈥檚 meeting Floyd鈥檚 daughters鈥攁nd his youngest, Poppy, takes Laurel鈥檚 breath away.<br /> <br /> Because looking at Poppy is like looking at Ellie. And now, the unanswered questions she鈥檚 tried so hard to put to rest begin to haunt Laurel anew. Where did Ellie go? Did she really run away from home, as the police have long suspected, or was there a more sinister reason for her disappearance? Who is Floyd, really? And why does his daughter remind Laurel so viscerally of her own missing girl?
City of Girls: A Novel
by Elizabeth Gilbert

Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<b><b>AN INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER!</b><br /><br /><b>From the # 1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Eat Pray Love</i> and <i>The Signature of All Things</i>, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don't have to be a <i>good girl</i> to be a good person.</b><br /><br /><b>"A spellbinding novel about love, freedom, and finding your own happiness." - PopSugar</b><br /><br /><b>"Intimate and richly sensual, razzle-dazzle with a hint of danger." -<i>USA Today</i></b><br /><br /><b>"Pairs well with a cocktail...or two." -<i>TheSkimm</i></b></b><br /><br />"Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are."<br /><br />Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), <i>City of Girls</i> explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. <br /><br />In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. <br /><br />Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, <i>City of Girls</i> is a love story like no other.
A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel
by Amor Towles

Language

English

Pages

466

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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<b>The mega-bestseller with more than 1.5 million readers that is soon to be a major television series<br /><br />One of five Summer 2019 reading picks by Bill Gates<br /><br />"The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, [and] twists of fate." 鈥?lt;i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br /> <i>He can鈥檛 leave his hotel. You won鈥檛 want to.</i><br /><br /> From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Rules of Civility</i>鈥攁 transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.<br /><b><i><br /> </i></b>In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel鈥檚 doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.<br /><br /> Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count鈥檚 endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.
The Girl with the Louding Voice: A Novel
by Abi Dar茅

Language

English

Pages

379

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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<b>AN INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b> <br /><b><br /></b> <b>A READ WITH JENNA聽<i>TODAY聽</i>SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK!聽 </b><br /><br /><b>鈥淎 courageous story.鈥濃€?lt;i>The New York Times</i><br /></b> <br /> <b> 鈥淎 celebration of girls who dare to dream.鈥濃€擨mbolo Mbue, author of聽<i>Behold the Dreamers聽</i>(Oprah鈥檚 Book Club pick)</b><br /> <b>聽</b><br /> <b>Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by聽<i>The</i>聽<i>New York Times</i>,聽<i>Marie Claire</i>,聽<i>Vogue</i>,聽<i>Essence, PopSugar, Daily Mail, Electric Literature</i>,聽<i>Red Magazine, Stylist, Daily Kos</i>,<i>聽Library Journal</i>,聽<i>The Every Girl,聽</i>and聽<i>Read It Forward</i>!</b><br /><br /> <b>A powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to fight for her dreams and choose her own future.</b><br /><b>聽</b><br />Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. This, her mother has told her, is the only way to get a 鈥渓ouding voice鈥濃€攖he ability to speak for herself and decide her own future. But instead, Adunni's father sells her to be the third wife of a local man who is eager for her to bear him a son and heir.<br /><br />When Adunni runs away to the city, hoping to make a better life, she finds that the only other option before her is servitude to a wealthy family. As a yielding daughter, a subservient wife, and a powerless slave, Adunni is told, by words and deeds, that she is nothing.<br /><br />But while misfortunes might muffle her voice for a time, they cannot mute it. And when she realizes that she must stand up not only for herself, but for other girls, for the ones who came before her and were lost, and for the next girls, who will inevitably follow; she finds the resolve to speak, however she can鈥攊n a whisper, in song, in broken English鈥攗ntil she is heard.

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