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(Updated 10-3-2017)

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Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
Liza Mundy

The title says it all.
Leonardo da Vinci
Walter Isaacson

Another dazzling portrait of genius from the author of Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein.
Column of Fire
Ken Follett

The 3rd in the Pillars of Fire series–this one in the 16th century with Queen Elizabeth I.
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
Jamie Ford

Too old for adoption, a boy is raffled off to a notorious madame–and his adventure begins. The author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter...
Coming to My Senses
Alice Waters

Waters forever changed how we think of food with her world-famous eatery Chez Panisse.
Manhattan Beach
Jennifer Egan

A feisty young woman in NY's Depression era–the tale moves between deep tenderness, crime, and violence. Richly told.

 

Dinner at the Center of the Earth
Nathan English

A political thriller set amidst the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Misfortune of Marion Palm
Emily Culliton

A mom who embezzles from her daughter's school runs from the authorities and hides out in plain sight.
Review
Excess Male
Maggie Shen King

A charming yet chilling dystopian tale of love and politics in a near-future China.
Review
Mothers of Vengeance
Jim Fergus

Sequel to One Thousand White Women: the aftermath of a U.S. military raid killing Indian men & children of white women.
Fantasyland: … How American Went Crazy
Kurt Andersen

How love of myth and fantasy rather than fact & reality is embedded in America's history.
Rules of Magic
Alice Hoffman

The spellbinding prequel to Hoffman's bestseller, Practical Magic.
History of Bees
Maja Lunde

The compelling story of a family of beekeepers against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis.
Ninth Hour
Alice McDermott

The powerful story of a widow, her daughter, and the nuns who serve the Irish-American community in Brooklyn.
Keep Her Safe
Sophie Hannah

What if a famous child murder victim were still alive? (Aka Have You Seen Melody? in the UK)
Turtles All the Way Down
John Green

At 16, Aza didn't intend to pursue the mystery of a fugitive billionaire, but a huge reward is at stake.
Last Ballad: A novel
Wiley Cash

A vivid picture of the courageous woman who inspired & helped lead the US labor movement.
You Bring the Distant Near
Mitala Perkins

With humor and heart, this elegant YA novel captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family.


Recent Favorites


Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins

My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante

The Nest
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Truly Madly Guilty 
Liane Moriarty

Nightingale
Kristin Hannah

Life We Bury
Allen Eskins

Circling the Sun
Paula McClain

So You've Been Publicly Shamed
John Ronson

When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi

My Name Is Lucy Barton
Elizabeth Strout

Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler

The Girls
Emma Cline

Summer Before the War 
Helen Simonson

Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware

Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George
A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara

Before the Fall
 
Noah Hawley

Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates

Dead Wake 
Erik Larson

Miller's Valley
Anna Quindlen

Wright Brothers
David McCullough

Japanese Lover
Isabel Allende

Our Souls at Night
Kent Haruf

Rent Collector
Camron Wright

Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff

Sympathizer
Viet Thanh Nguyen

Boston Girl
Anita Diamant

Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee

Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi

What She Knew
Gilly Macmillan


Older Favorites


Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown

A Man Called Ove 
Fredrik Bachman

I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai

All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr

Light Between Oceans
H.D. Stedman

Me Before You
JoJo Moyes

Ordinary Grace
Kent Kruege

Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin

My Beloved World
Sonia Sotomayor

Rosie Project 
Graeme Simison

Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver

Everything I Never Told You
Celeste Ng

Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd

Station Eleven 
Emily St. John Mandel
Round House
Louise Erdrich

Goldfinch 
Donna Tartt

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs

Being Mortal 
Atul Gawande

Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty

The Circle
Dave Eggers

Orphan Train
Christina Baker Klein

Underground Girls of Kabul 
Jenny Nordberg

Brooklyn
Colm Toibin

What Alice Forgot
Liane Moriarty

We Are...Completely Beside Ourselves 
Karen Fowler

The Miniaturist
Jessie Burton

Wild...Lost and Found on the...Trail
Cheryl Strayed

Where'd You Go, Bernedette
Maria Semple

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookshop
Robin Sloan


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