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(Updated 4-24-2018)

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After Anna
Lisa Scottoline

Noah, remarried after his wife died, isn't prepared for his new step-daughter. Uh-oh
The Only Story
Julian Barnes

A man looks back on his May-to-December love affair with a much older, married woman. Filled with insight and love.
Art of the Wasted Day
Patricia Hampl

A spirited inquiry into the lost value of leisure and daydream by a gifted writer.
Other People's Houses
Abbi Waxman

What happens to a close group of neighbors when one walks in on an extra-marital affair? Poignant, at times hilarious.
Emergency Contact
Mary H.K. Choi

Young love in all its glory: a digital love affair.
The Overstory
Richard Powers

Nine strangers are brought together in a last, violent stand to save a virgin forest.
Good Liar
Catherine McKenzie

An explosion in a Chicago building alters 3 women's lives forever.
Paris by the Book
Liam Callanan

A wife heads to Paris to follow clues left by her missing husband … and buys a bookstore.
The Gunners
Rebecca Kauffman

Childhood friends reconnect after one commits suicide. Think The Big Chill.
Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath
Leslie Jamison

A powerful mix of memoir, cultural history & literary criticism offers smart new insights into recovery.
I'll be Your Blue Sky
Maria de los Santos

An older woman gives Clare the courage to break off her wedding.
Room on the Rue Amelie
Kristen Harmel

A beautiful tale of 3 strangers who connect in a powerful way during the Nazi occupation of Paris.
I Was Anastasia
Ariel Lawhon

One woman's battle to be recognized as the last Romanov. Historical suspense.

Sharp: Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion
Michelle Dean

The stories of smart, outspoken women in an era when their out-spokeness wasn't appreciated.
Love and Ruin
Paula McClain

It's the Spanish Civil War, and sparks fly when Martha Gellhorn meets Hemingway.
Damian Dibben

A suspenseful panorama of European history as a 271 year-old dog (in dog years!) searches for his beloved master.
Look Alive Out There: Essays
Sloan Crosley

A collection of essays filled with hilarity, wit, and charm.

Michael Ondaatje

In London, after World War II, 2 children are left in the care of people who might be criminals
Oracle Year
Charles Soule

A clever, witty story of a 20-something with the power to predict the future.

And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready
Megan O'Connell

If only we'd had this book when we were young mothers!

Recent Favorites

Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins

My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante

The Nest
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Truly Madly Guilty 
Liane Moriarty

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

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Boston Girl
Anita Diamant

Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee

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

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

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

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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