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September 18, 2018 _________________BACK to our newest list


clockmakers daughter Clockmaker's Daughter
Kate Morton

A beautiful manse, two different centuries & one summer day that ended tragically.
small fry Small Fry
Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Steve Jobs' daughter tells of a childhood in Silicon Valley during the 80s & 90s with her famous but mercurial father.
dinner list Dinner List
Rebecca Serle

Imagine you could gather people you’ve loved, dead or alive, at one table, for one night.
transcription Transcription
Kate Atkinson

London is under siege & 19-year-old Juliet goes under cover as a spy in this suspenseful tale of World War II espionage.
french exit French Exit
Patrick deWitt

A widow has gone through her fortune, and heads to France. A witty send up of the .01%.
unsheltered Unsheltered
Barbara Kingsolver

Two families, in two centuries, in one house face the challenges of a world in the throes of major cultural shifts.
heartland Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
Rebecca Smarsh

Brilliantly observed.

waiting for eden Waiting for Eden
Elliot Ackerman

His wife at his side, a wounded soldier lies unable to move or to speak…until one day a flicker of consciousness stirs.
Review
i should have honor I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan
Khalida Brohi

Brohi rebels against the practice of honor killing to empower women.


washington black Washington Black
Esi Edugyan

A young slave achieves a modicum of human dignity…until a man is killed & a bounty placed on his head.
she would be king She Would Be King
Wayetu Moore

Magical realism is at work in this beautiful story of slaves who founded the free country of Liberia.

well behaved woman Well Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts
Therese Anne Fowler

The riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt who ruled Gilded-Age New York

 


September 10, 2018________________ BACK to our newest list


air you breathe Air You Breathe
Frances de Pontes Peebles

A friendship fueled by affection & envy & deep love of Samba music.


lake success Lake Success
Gary Shteyngart

A hedge-fund manager on the run, leaving his wife & 3-year-old. A caustic, witty view of the .01%–perfect for our time.
bookshop yesterdays Bookshop of Yesterdays
Amy Meyerson

Miranda inherits a book store with all its secrets & devoted readers.
mermaid mrs hancock Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock
Imogen Hermes Gowar

Mermaids, brothels, and romance–in a realistic 19-century setting. If you loved The Essex Serpent…
dopesick Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America
Beth Macy

A gripping expose of the nation's opioid crisis.

pisces The Pisces
Melissa Broder

A break-up takes Lucy to the L.A. beach where she meets a strangely attractive man. Fantasy mixes with realism & passion.
family tabor Family Tabor
Cherise Wolas

A family & all its glorious complications. The past is never through with us.
silence of girls Silence of the Girls
Pat Barker

The Trojan War is told brilliantly, but this time through the eyes of the women.
golden state Golden State
Lydia Kiesling

A mom on the run–smart, funny look at motherhood and social unrest.
tattooist auschwizt Tattooist of Auschwitz
Heather Morris

Based on the true story of a Jewish man in Auschwitz, who manages acts of kindness, heroism, and love.
harrys trees Harry's Trees
Jon Cohen

A man and young girl discover a world of magic & begin to heal one another's grief.
Review
us against you Us Against You
Fredrik Backman

A return to Backman's beloved Beartown in the midst of a small-town rivalry. Filled with both cynicism and hope.
id rather be reading I'd Rather Be Reading: Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life
Anne Bogel

The joys of reading as a lifestyle.

what we were promised What We Were Promised
Lucy Tan

A Chinese-American family returns to a life of luxury in Shanghai and confronts painful secrets and unfulfilled promises.

 


August 30, 2018____________________ BACK to our newest list


baby teeth Baby Teeth
Zoje Stage

New mother, scary baby: "Why doesn't she like me?" Suspenseful, maybe even terrifying.
my year rest relax My Year of Rest and Relaxation
Ottessa Moshfegh

She's beautiful, moneyed, & smart but decides to spend the year sleeping. And 9/11 is right around the corner.
fly girls Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women…Made Aviation History
Keith O'Brien

Fascinating story of great women you've never heard of, but should.
ninety nine glimpses Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret
Craig Btown

Poor Princess Margaret. Lovely, charismatic, unhappy. If you're a fan of The Crown, you'll want to read this.
ghosted walsh Ghosted
Man Who Didn't Call (UK)
Rosie Walsh

We fell in love! He doesn't write; he doesn't call. Something's not right.
severance ling ma Severance
Ling Ma

A dystopian future and a terrific satire. Disease sweeps over U.S., but our heroine is strangely immune.
how to change mind How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us…
Michael Pollan

LSD has remakable benefits. Who knew?
third hotel2 Third Hotel
Laura van den Berg

A woman in Havana keeps seeing her dead husband. Is he real, a vision, or imposter? Has grief  affected her sanity?
husband hunters Husband Hunters: American Heiresses Who Married into the British Aristocracy
Anne de Courcy

US heiresses marry titled Brits & live in cold, crumbling houses.
tin man2 Tin Man
Sarah Winman

Achingly beautiful novel of love and friendship: 2 boys grow up together, one falls in love and marries, the other heads for London.
ill be gone in dark I'll Be Gone in the Dark
Michelle McNamara

The true crime account of the serial Golden State Killer who remained hidden for 3 decades.
vox dalcher Vox
Christina Dalcher

In a hazy dystopian future: women by law can speak only 100 words a day. Can't say any more. Sorry. (A bow to The Handmaid's Tale.)

 


August 15, 2018_______________________BACK to our newest list


america for beginners America for Beginners
Leah Franqui

A heartfelt novel of 3 strangers whose lives are altered on a trip across the U.S.
meet me museum Meet Me at the Museum
Anne Youngson

An English farm wife and a Danish museum curator strike up an intimate and tender correspondence.
cherry Cherry
Nico Walker

The propulsive tale of a young vet who chases heroine, & robs banks. Autobiographical.
summer wives Summer Wives
Beatrix Williams

After 20 years, a woman returns to her posh family enclave to right a terrible injustice and heal a broken heart.
clock dance Clock Dance
Anne Tyler

Strangers forge a community of love & trust. Vintage Tyler!
Review
sweet little lies Sweet Little Lies
Caz Frear

An inspector fears her family was involved in a 30-year old murder she is investigating.
dear mrs bird Dear Mrs. Bird
A. J. Pearce

Funny, warm, witty story of a young English woman during World War II.
tangled tree The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life
David Quammen

Quammen at his top-notch best in explaining the stunning new genetics underlying Darwin.
fruit drunken tree Fruit of the Drunken Tree
Ingrid Rojas Contreras

A young girl living in Colombia—in a time of drug lords & terror.
three things elsie Three Things About Elsie
Joanna Cannon

Florence takes a fall in her nursing home, & as she lies in a heap, she reveals secrets. You'll fall for Florence—easily.
incendiaries Incendiaries
R.O. Kwon

Three young people look for something to believe in while attending a prestigious University.
where crawdads sing

Where the Crawdads Sing
Delia Owens

A beautiful young girl living in the marshes of N. Carolina is accused of murder.

 


June 15, 2018__________________________ BACK to our newest list


convenience store Convenience Store Woman
Sakaya Murata

A woman finds purpose and meaning in her job at a convenience store.
prairie fires Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Caroline Fraser

The dramatic life the woman who wrote Little House on the Prairie books.
florida stories Florida: Stories
Lauren Groff

Storms, sinkholes, snakes, cougars and women set in "an Eden of dangerous things."

social creature Social Creature
Tara Isabella Burton

A possibly toxic friendship between two young women in NYC. A feminine version of The Talented Mr. Ripley.
great believers The Great Believers
Rebecca Makkai

An emotional journey spanning 30 years about the impact of the AIDS crisis and its aftermath.
something in water Something in the Water
Catherine Steadman

A shocking discovery the honeymoon changes the lives of the perfect couple.
lying in wait Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent

A psychological thriller: a young prostitute's death sends ripples throughout a family.
there there There There
Tommy Orange

A kaleidoscopic look at the lives of 12 Native Americans living in California as a citywide powwow celebration approaches.
our kind of cruelty Our Kind of Cruelty
Araminta Hall

Love and desire turn into obsession for Mike Hayes: a devastating psychological thriller.


word is murder The Word Is Murder
Anthony Horowitz

A woman plans her funeral and is soon found dead. The author inserts himself in this clever British whodunit.
place for us A Place for Us
Fatima Faheen Mirza

An Indian-American Muslim family is at the heart of this story set in California.


you think it You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories
Curtis Sittenfeld

Stories of interesting, complex women at pivotal moments in their lives. First book published by Sarah Jessica Parker's new imprint.

 


May 15, 2018__________________________ BACK to our newest list


broken girls Broken Girls
Simone St. James

A spooky supernatural thriller set in a house for troubled girls. Murder…and ghosts.
mars room Mars Room
Rachel Kushner

Romy Hall is in prison for killing her stalker. An honest, gripping depiction of prison life from one of our finest writers.

death mrs westaway Death of Mrs. Westaway
Ruth Ware

From "our own Agatha Christie" comes a thriller about an unexpected & strange inheritance.
my ex life My Ex-Life
Stephen McCauley

A heartwarming comedy of manners about second chances and starting afresh with old friendships.
feather thief Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
Kirk Wallace Johnson

The enthralling account of a truly bizarre theft.
noir Noir
Christopher Moore

Another crazy spoof, this time of the 1940s noir genre, by a superb (and zany) satirist.
girl smiled beads Girl Who Smiled Beads
Clemantine Wamariya

A powerful memoir of escaping Rwanda's 1994 genocide and building a new life in Chicago.
neuroscientist lost mind Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery
Barbara K. Lipska

A harrowing journey through cancer treatment and back.
god save texas God Save Texas; A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State
Lawrence Wright

The state's immense charms and bizarre contradictions.
perfect mother Perfect Mother
Aimee Molloy

A mission to find a friend's missing baby reveals long-held secrets. Guaranteed to keep you guessing & turning pages.
how it happened How It Happened
Michael Koryta

A complicated double murder: "Crime fiction doesn't get more enjoyable" says Kirkus.
then she was gone Then She Was Gone
Lisa Jewell

A daughter disappears…but, well…does she? A bone chilling, suspenseful thriller.
how to walk away How to Walk Away
Katherine Center

An unforgettable story about finding joy even in the darkest of life's circumstances.
you me everything You Me Everything
Catherine Isaac

A single mom tries to connect her young son to his errant father in this witty warm romance.

 


April 24, 2018________________________ BACK to our newest list


after anna After Anna
Lisa Scottoline

Noah, remarried after his wife died, isn't prepared for his new step-daughter. Uh-oh
only story 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 wasted day Art of the Wasted Day
Patricia Hampl

A spirited inquiry into the lost value of leisure and daydream by a gifted writer.
other peoples houses  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 Emergency Contact
Mary H.K. Choi

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

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

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

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

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

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

An older woman gives Clare the courage to break off her wedding.
room on rue amelie  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 I Was Anastasia
Ariel Lawhon

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

sharp women who  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 ruin Love and Ruin
Paula McClain

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

A suspense filled panorama of history as a 271 year-old dog (in human years) searches for his beloved master.
look alive Look Alive Out There: Essays
Sloan Crosley

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


warlight  Warlight
Michael Ondaatje

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

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

and now everything  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!

 


April 6, 2018___________________________BACK to our newest list


alternate side Alternate Side
Anna Quindlen

A provocative novel about money & class in which neighborhood violence cracks a happy marriage.
Review
flight attendant Flight Attendant
Chris Bohjalian

A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man and no idea what happened.
Review
astonishing color Astonishing Color of After
Emily X.R. Pan

Leigh is sure her mother turned into a bird when she died: she will find her.
girls burn brighter Girls Burn Brighter
Shobha Rao

An extraordinary bond between two girls–and though driven apart, they're determined to find one another.
aunt poldi sicilian Aunti Poldi and the Sicilian Lions
Mario Giordono

An irresistible newcomer enters the world of sleuthing.
italian teacher Italian Teacher
Tom Rachman

The son of a great painter tries to create his own legacy through unorthodox methods. Ah, life in the shadow of greatness.

carnegies maid Carnegie's Maid
Marie Benedict

A mesmerizing tale of the kind of woman who could have inspired an American dynasty.
laura emma Laura & Emma
Kate Greathead

A tender, witty novel about a single mother raising her daughter among the upper crust of New York City society.
circe  Circe
Madeline Miller

Circe (men into pigs!) & Odysseus, along with other dieties as we've never seen them before.
queen of hearts Queen of Hearts
Kimmerly Martin

A smart medical drama of two friends who confront the secrets of the past when a romantic interest reappears after years.
cloister The Cloister
James Carroll

The timeless love story of Abelard & Heloïse as it impacts a modern priest and a Holocaust survivor.
sometimes i lie Sometimes I Lie
Alice Feeney

Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move, speak, or open her eyes. But she can hear everyone…and they have no idea.
dread nation Dread Nation
Justina Ireland

When the dead rise up from Civil War battle fields, a brilliant young heroine fights for her life.
sunburn Sunburn
Laura Lippman

Lovers locked in a passionate game of cat and mouse–a game of secrets, betrayals, and cold-blooded murder.
every note played Every Note Played
Lisa Genova

A famed concert pianist & his ex-wife try to repair a marriage in the face of devastating illness.
tangerine Tangerine
Christine Mangan

A pair of college friends meet again in Tangier with horrifying consequences. A sharp, hypnotic page-turner.
family next door Family Next Door
Sally Hepworth

Small, perfect towns can hold deep secrets, and a newcomer threatens to reveal them.
varina Varina
Charles Frazier

Varina Howell married an older Jefferson Davis and years later recalls the Civil War. A powerful, vision of a fraught nation.
female persuasion Female Persuasion
Meg Wolitzer

A leading feminist takes an interest in a shy, timid college student, setting her on a new life path.
women in sunlight Women in Sunlight
Frances Mayes

More Tuscan sun! Four American strangers bond in Italy and change their lives over the course of an exceptional year.

 


March 6, 2018_______________________BACK to our newest list


anatomy of miracle Anatomy of a Miracle
Jonathan Miles

A paralyzed vet suddenly walks–a wild & stunning satire on the mysteries of faith and science.
Review
heart berries Heart Berries
Terese Mare Mailhot

A powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on an Indian Reservation in British Columbia.
asymmetry Asymmetry
Lisa Halliday

Linked stories: a young woman & older author; an Iraqi American held at Heathrow Airport.
heart spring mountain Heart Spring Mountain
Robin MacArthur

A woman returns to her rural hometown to search for her mother and uncovers deep family secrets.
cuban affair Cuban Affair
Nelson DeMille

A caper to rescue hidden treasure from Cuba. What could go wrong?
Review

look for me Look for Me
Lisa Gardner

A twisty thrill ride to either save a young girl's life or bring her to justice.
freshwater Freshwater
Akwaeke Emezi

Gods torment a young Nigerian woman in this magical exploration of mental illness.
monk of mokha Monk of Mokha
Dave Eggers

An exciting true story of a Yemeni American man who dreams of promoting his country's heritage but is trapped by civil war.
friend nunez2  The Friend
Sigrid Nunez

A warm-hearted, thoughtful meditation on grief eased by a woman's Great Dane.
mrs Mrs.
Caitlin Macy

A deliciously sharp-eyed portrait of a circle of ultra-wealthy women living on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
green Green
Sam Graham-Felson

A comically, geeky story of a white boy in an all black school: and an education in friendship.
white houses White Houses
Amy Bloom

A "fiery" historical novel based on the love and deep friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickock.

 


February 22, 2018______________________BACK to our newest list


afterlives pierce Afterlives
Thomas Pierce

Technically, Jim died–but no white lights or angels. He sets off to find out why … then things get kooky.
i am i am I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death
Maggie O'Farrell

O’Farrell’s stories of her brushes with death are fascinating and thought-provoking, even comedic.
american marriage An American Marriage
Tayari Jones

Two newlyweds embody the American Dream … until Roy is charged with  a heinous crime.
love hate filters Love, Hate and Other Filters
Samira Ahmed

An Indian-American teen copes with romance, xenophobia, and cultural divides. YA-Adult crossover.
educated Educated: A Memoir
Tara Westover

Raised by survivalists in Idaho, Tara never set foot in a classroom…but went on to get a Ph.D.
Review
lovestory selfdestruct This Love Story Will Self-Destruct
Leslie Cohen

Boy meets girl. Girl…goes home with someone else. A new "When Harry Met Sally."
everything here beautiful Everything Here Is Beautiful
Mira T. Lee

Loving a sister with mental illness challenges the strongest of bonds.
maze at windemere Maze at Windermere
Gregory Blake Smith

Five parallel stories over 300 years at an estate in Newport, Rhode Island. "Staggeringly brilliant," says Washington Post.
girls in picture Girls in the Picture
Melanie Benjamin

A fascinating tale of the creative partnership between two Hollywood legends.
Review
perfect nanny

Perfect Nanny
Leila Slimani

This perfect nanny murders her young charges. Based on a real life crime. Gripping, unnerving.

hazel wood The Hazel Wood
Melissa Albert

The smoke-&-mirrors world as a creepy, dark fairy tale comes to life.
red clocks Red Clocks
Leni Zumas

When the U.S. bans abortions in this near future dystopia, the lives of 4 women are changed. Handmaid's Tale 2.0.
how to stop time How to Stop Time
Matt Haig

He looks like a 40-year-old high school teacher, but Tom's really 439; he even met Shakespeare.
Review
this could hurt This Could Hurt
Jilian Medoff

Work colleagues balance ambition, hope & fear as economic forces threaten their jobs. Funny and compassionate.
Review

 


January 22, 2018____________________BACK to our newest list


chalk man Chalk Man
C.J. Tudor

A riveting suspense tale about a childhood game gone dangerously awry.
need to know Need to Know
Karen Cleveland

Perfect husband. Perfect father. Perfect liar? In pursuit of a Russian sleeper cell on American soil.
force of nature2 Force of Nature
Jane Harper

Five women go on a hike. Only four return.
oliver loving Oliver Loving
Stefan Merrill Block

A family in crisis, a town torn apart, and the boy who holds the secret has been cocooned in a coma for ten years.
great alone Great Alone
Kristin Hannah

Trying to heal his spiritual wounds from Vietnam, a POW moves his family to Alaska.
power alderman The Power
Naomi Alderman

What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power?

Review
grist mill road Grist Mill Road
Christopher J. Yates

Hannah lost her eye, and now she wants justice. But is she blind to the truth?
red sky at noon Red Sky at Noon (Moscow Trilogy, 3)
Simon Sebag Montefiore

This last of an enthralling Russian trilogy can be read on its own. Eagerly awaited by devoted fans and critics alike.
last girl Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State
Nadia Murad

A courageous young woman tells her tale.
widows malabar hill

Widows of Malabar Hill
Sujata Massey

Bombay’s first female lawyer, is investigating a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows.

leaving the wild Leaving the Wild: The Unnatural History of Dogs, Cats, Cows, and Horses
Gavin Ehringer

Thought provoking and
surprising.
wife between us  Wife Between Us
Greer Hendricks, Sarah Peckkanen

You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement. Assume nothing.
music shop Music Shop
Rachel Joyce

The charming tale of a lonely record seller & the quirky people who surround him.
woman in window Woman in the Window
A.J. Finn

A twisty. surprising Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who witnesses a crime. Or did she?

 


December 18, 2017_____________________BACK to our newest list


book of dust Book of Dust
Phillip Pullman

A new series by the master of fantasy. Lyra (His Dark Materials) is a mere babe and in danger.
immortalists The Immortalists
Chloe Benjamin

The 4 Gold children sneak out to hear their fortunes told by a traveling psychic, and for years they live with her predictions.

conversations with friends Conversations with Friends
Sally Rooney

A sharply intelligent novel about friendship, lust, jealousy & adulthood.
improvement The Improvement
Joan Silber

Lives are linked and entangled, decisions made and unmade, as a cast of characters wonders if they are in control of their lives.
diary of bookseller Diary of a Bookseller
Shaun Bythell

The charms and curses of owning a Scottish book store, told with a sharp, sympathetic eye.
now you mention it Now That You Mention It
Kristan Higgins

Nora returns to Maine to jump start her life after a promising beginning falls flat. Not everyone is happy to see her.
elmet Elmet
Fiona Mozley

They thought life in this corner of Yorkshire was safe. Beautifully evocative of ancient, sylvan Britain.
reservoir 13 Reservoir 13
Jon McGregor

A young girl disappears in an English village, and her loss reverberates down the years. A critics' favorite for 2017.
enchantress of numbers Enchantress of Numbers
Jennifer Chiaverini

The true story of a young woman's brilliant achievement–hidden from history for years.
three daughters eve

Three Daughters of Eve
Elif Shafak

An ambitious novel following an Oxford-educated Turkish woman while tracing the split between Eastern & Western cultures.

genuine fraud Genuine Fraud
E. Lockhart

In this stylish suspense with a surprise twist, a clever young woman will keep readers guessing.
winter ali smith Winter (A Seasonal Quartet)
Ali Smith

Strangers & family converge on a 15-bedroom house in Cornwall for Christmas. Follows Autumn in Smith's gorgeous Quartet.

girl in tower Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy)
Katherine Arden

No. 2 after the enchanting saga of The Bear and the Nightingale.


where past begins

Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir
Amy Tan

Tan's fascinating meditation on her life. And yes, her mother really did have another family in China.

idiot The Idiot
Elif Batuman

In the throes of first love, a Harvard freshman realizes she is doomed to become a writer.
wonder valley Wonder Valley
Ivy Pochoda

A teen running from a mysterious commune sets in motion a domino effect with others in search of hope and love.

 


November 15, 2017____________________BACK to our newest list


american wolf American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession
Nate Blakeslee

Wolves in Yellowstone spark cultural divisions.
  Review
heather totality  Last Mrs. Parrish
Liv Constantine

A captivating tale of a coolly manipulative woman and a wealthy "golden couple" by a new voice in psychological suspense.

artemis Artemis
Andy Weir

The Martian author takes us to the moon and the wild machinations in the city of Artemis. A thriller.
mr dickens his carol Mr. Dickens and His Carol
Samantha Silva

Laced with humor, rich historical detail from Charles Dickens’ life, and clever winks to one of his most beloved works.
autonomous Autonomous
Annalee Newitz

A pirate scientist in an action-packed race against time in a strange futuristic landscape.
mrs osmond Mrs. Osmond
John Banville

Whatever happened to beautiful Isabel Archer, Henry James' unfor-gettable heroine in The Portrait of a Lady. She married badly
Review
bonfire Bonfire
Krysten Ritter

A gripping suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past and small-town corruption.
paris present tense Paris in the Present Tense
Mark Helprin

At 74 Jules risks fraud to save his grandson. "A masterpiece filled with compassion and humanity" (Kirkus Reviews).
city of brass2 City of Brass
S.A. Chakraborty

A clever young con artist holds the future of a magical kingdom in her hands. Imaginative.
paris secret Paris Secret
Karen Swan

A hidden, unused apartment with a secret stash of precious art. Why is it there, and where did it come from?
end we start from The End We Start From
Megan Hunter

London is flooded, and a woman and her baby fight for survival. A paean to motherhood.
prague sonata Prague Sonata
Bradford Morrow

From Nazi-era Prague to current New York, a young musicologist seeks to solve a mystery behind a hauntingly beautiful sonata.
Review

floating world Floating World
C. Morgan Babst

The pull of family in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Riveting.
revolution marina Revolution of Marina M.
Janet Fitch

A young aristocrat, both instigator and victim, witnesses the upheavals of the October 1917 Revolution in Russia
future home living god Future Home of the Living God
Louise Erdrich

Evolution is reversing itself, and pregnant Cedar Hawk is on the run.
Review
seven days of us Seven Days of Us
Francesca Hornak

Deliciously witty. A family is forced to quarantine themselves from the rest of the world over the Christmas holidays.
girl logic Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity
Iliza Shlesinger

A fascinating, funny look at the workings of the female mind.
smile doyle Smile
Roddy Doyle

Victor Forde encounters a man at a local pub who seems to know more about his past than he does. Understated yet shocking.
heather totality Heather, the Totality
Matthew Weiner

Life is perfect for the wealthy Breakstones until new construction begins on the penthouse above.
vanity fair diaries Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992
Tina Brown

The famed editor-in-chief's 8 spectacular years at Vanity Fair, offering an incendiary portrait of the glam and sham of the 1980s.

 


October 30, 2017______________________BACK to our newest list


billionaire at barricades Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Regan to Trump
Laura Ingraham

The title says it all.
its all relative It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree A.J. Jacobs

A look into the crazy, bizarre world of family ancestory. Be ready to be surprised and delighted.


bluebird bluebird Bluebird, Bluebird
Attica Locke

A double murder in a small Texas town may be more than it seems.
Review
last castle Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home
Denise Kiernan

The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.
brief history everyone Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes
Adam Rutherford

The title says it all.
little broken things Little Broken Things
Nicole Baart

An affluent family's life starts to come apart with the arrival of an endangered young girl. A family drama high on suspense.

caroline litte house Caroline: Little House, Revisited
Sarah Miller

A closer look at "Ma" from the famous Little House series. This is her story.
never coming back Never Coming Back
Alison McGhee

A daughter returns to her dying mother where she uncovers family secrets and repairs a broken relationship. Moving.

endurance year in space Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery
Scott Kelly

A 4-time astronaut has a lot of cool stuff to tell us about space.
sargents women Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas
Donna M. Lucey

Four beautiful portraits and the stories of four extraodinary and complex women.
fierce kingdom Fierce Kingdom
Gin Phillips

A gripping tale of a mother and son trapped in a zoo, fighting for their lives.
story arthur truluv The Story of Arthur Truluv
Elizabeth Berg

A story of love & friendship in  places, and with people, you'd  least likely expect. Heart-felt & charming.

good daughter Good Daughter
Karin Slaughter

Once a victim of rape & witness to murder, a woman returns home to defend a shooter.
unbelievable tur Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History
Katy Tur

A wild 18 months on the campaign trail with Donald Trump.
homo deus Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Yuval Noah Harari

An insightful, even scary, look into technology & its impact on our future.
uncommon type Uncommon Type: Some Stories
Tom Hanks

Oh, yes…he writes, too. And wonderfully. A collection of 17 surprising, moving, and heart-warming stories.
in midst of winter In the Midst of Winter
Isabel Allende

A minor accident leads to remarkable changes in the lives of 3 lonely people. Ove, move over.
what happened What Happened
Hillary Rodham Clinton

An absorbing look into the 2016 Clinton campaign by the candidate herself.

 


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code girls 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 Leonardo da Vinci
Walter Isaacson

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

The 3rd in the Pillars of Fire series–this one in the 16th century with Queen Elizabeth I.
love other consolations Love and Other Consolation Prizes
Jamie Ford
Review
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 Coming to My Senses: A Counter- culture cook
Alice Waters

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

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

 

cuban affair Cuban Affair
Nelson DeMille

A mission impossible in Cuba to recover hidden millions. What could go wrong?
Review
misfortune marion palm 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 Excess Male
Maggie Shen King

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

Sequel to One Thousand White Women: the aftermath of a U.S. military raid killing Indian men & children of white women.
fantasyland 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 Rules of Magic
Alice Hoffman

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

The compelling story of a family of beekeepers against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis.
ninth hour  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 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 way down 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 Last Ballad: A novel
Wiley Cash

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

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

 


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child finder Child Finder
Rene Denfeld

Atmospheric & suspenseful novel about an investigator who must find a missing girl.
Review
men without women Men Without Women
Haruki Murakami

A dazzling new collection of seven short stories: men who find themselves alone.
class mom Class Mom
Laurie Gelman

A class mom in a brilliant send-up of the petty and cutthroat terrain of parent politics. Hilarious.
miss kopps midnight Miss Kopp's Midnight Confession
Amy Stewart

Young women arrested on morality charges have no one to defend them–leaving it to Under Sheriff Constance Kopp.
forest dark Forest Dark
Nicole Krauss

Two American visitors in Israel on the path to self-realization. Vivid and cerebral.
other alcott Other Alcott
Elise Hooper

The fascinating, untold story of May Alcott–Louisa’s youngest sister and an artist in her own right.

 

golden house Golden House
Salman Rushdie

A sharp portrait of the very rich—Rushdie's take on The Great Gatsby and Bonfire of the Vanities.
red haired woman Red-Haired Woman
Orhan Pamuk

A misdeed leads to lifelong guilt in the young hero of this brooding novel of fathers, sons, and the power of stories.
good me bad me Good Me Bad Me
Ali Land

Milly's mother is a serial killer. How far does the apple fall from the tree? Gripping.
resurrection joan ashby Resurrection of Joan Ashby
Cherise Wolas

A brilliant young writer decides against children. But…intentions rarely play out. Can one be an artist and a parent?
last tudor Last Tudor
Philippa Gregory

One of the most famous girls in history, Lady Jane Grey, who dared to defy her queen.
sing unburied sing Sing, Unburied, Sing
Jesmyn Ward

Mother & daughter take an epic roadtrip through Mississippi, past & present, where citizens of all colors face common struggle.
legacy of spies Legacy of Spies
John le Carre

Revisiting the old spies, their plots & betrayals from the cold war.
Review
sourdough Sourdough
Robin Sloan

An overworked robotics program-mer finds a whole new world opening up when she learns to bake sourdough bread.
Review
life she was given Life She Was Given
Ellen Marie Wiseman

A can't-put-it-down tale of family secrets: a young girl sold to a circus and one inherits a farm.
south pole station South Pole Station
Ashley Shelby

What could go wrong when a group of brilliant misfits hole up together at South Pole where its dark 6 months of the year?
Review
little fires everywhere ittle Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng

An artist mother & her daughter move into a community, upending picture-perfect lives.
Review
stay with me Stay With Me
Ayobami Adebayo

A Nigerian couple are unable to conceive a child…when the husband's parents show up with a new wife for him.

 


August 29, 2017_______________________BACK to our newest list


address davis The Address
Fiona Davis

Two women, 100 years apart in New York's famed Dakota, uncover secrets that change their lives.
impossible views world Impossible Views of the World
Lucy Ives

Set in a hallowed New York museum, a co-worker disappears and a mysterious map changes life forever.



burning girl Burning Girl
Claire Messud

Mixing fable & a coming of age, a best friend wonders if we can ever truly know another.
less greer Less
Andrew Sean Greer

Who says you can't run away from your problems? You're a failed novelist. almost 50, and your boy-friend is marrying someone else.
emma in night Emma in the Night
Wendy Walker

Emma & Cass go missing;
3 years later, one sister returns…with a story that doesn't add up.

my absolute darling My Absolute Darling
Gabriel Tallent

In northern California, a 14-year-old girl, isolated with a loving yet abusive father, meets Jacob and imagines a way out.

 

happiness memoir Happiness: A Memoir: A Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After
Heather Harpham

Finding happiness & love amidst sadness & hardship.
new people New People
Danzy Senna

A subversive, engrossing novel of race, class, and manners in contemporary America.
hearts invisible furies Heart's Invisible Furies
John Boyne

A sweeping saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland.
see what i have done See What I Have Done
Sarah Schmidt

An imaginative, explosive retelling of Lizzie Borden and the axe murder of her parents. Was it Lizzie…or someone else?
home fire Home Fire
Kamila Shamsie

A suspenseful story of an immigrant family pitting love against loyalty and the devastating consequences.
sinner hammesfahr The Sinner
Petra Hammesfahr

The internationally bestselling thriller surrounding an unexplained murder…and the basis for the gripping USA-TV series.
if creek dont rise If The Creek Don't Rise
Leah Weiss

Sadie wants to make a mark on the world, but in a ticket out of Appalachia is hard to come by.
young jane young Young Jane Young
Gabrielle Zevin

Smart & funny. Based on the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal, a novel that captures our crazy, highly charged political culture.

 


August 8, 2017________________________BACK to our newest list


afterlife sakey Afterlife
Marcus Sakey

A sniper, FBI agents, and a version of "heaven" unlike any you ever imagined. Propulsive fun.
Review
option b Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience…and Joy
Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant

Following her husband's death, Sheryl Sandberg offers her own experience in overcoming grief.
almost sisters Almost Sisters
Joshilyn Jackson

A powerful, often funny novel of the South: family bonds, privilege, & finding love where it lies.
Review

reading with patrick Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a…Friendship
Michelle Kuo

A life-changing friendship between a young teacher and her gifted student, jailed for murder.
captains daughter Captain's Daughter
Meg Mitchell Moore

Liza, now wealthy, returns to Maine and confronts the possibilities of what her life might have been. Poignant.
reason youre alive Reason You're Alive
Matthew Quick

A Vietnam vet embarks on a quixotic crusade to track down his nemesis from the war. Finding the good in us all.

 

child barton The Child
Fiona Barton

A tiny skeleton found in a London building site. Who is it? Twisting psychological suspense.
sons soldiers Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis…to Fight Hitler
Bruce Henderson

The titles says it all. An epic story of heroism and courage.

locals dee The Locals
Jonathan Dee

A small rural working-class elects as its mayor a New York hedge fund millionaire. What could go wrong?
sting ray afternoons Sting-Ray Afternoons: A Memoir
Steve Rushin

The beloved sportscaster's heart-felt memory of growing up in the 1970s.
made for love Made for Love
Alissa Nutting

Poignant yet riotously funny. How far some will go for love—and how far will some go to escape it.
when english fall When the English Fall
David Williams

After the apocalypse, the Amish offer help to the larger world around them…only to put their own community at risk.
Review
mrs fletcher Mrs. Fletcher
Tom Perrotta

Our favorite comic writer makes porn sort of fun: a mom at home & son in college gain new insights.
Review
you dont have to say You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir
Sherman Alexie

Using prose, poetry, and comedy, Alexie comes to grips with his mother and her troubled legacy.
Review

 


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Alice Network
Kate Quinn

Enthralling. A female spy during WW I and an unconventional American socialite in 1947.
Lying Game
Ruth Ware

Four women carrying a terrible secret from boarding school days; now it's about to be unearthed, literally. Unputdownable.
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
Monica Hesse
Review
Devastating fires set by two doomed lovers. Real life police procedural.

Meddling Kids
Edgar Cantero

Kid detectives all grown up revisit their last case. Hints of Scooby Doo and H.P. Lovecraft make for a wacky, fast-paced whirl.

Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate

A poignant novel of children kidnapped and sold as orphans. Based on real history.
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
Matthew Sullivan

A page-turner with a heroine who solves a cold case with clues from books. What's not to love?
Review
Breakdown
B.A. Paris

Cass sees a woman in a stalled car who later turns up dead. Then…the phone calls begin. Chilling.
Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland

A captivating, complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure. Your head will spin.

Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying
Nina Riggs

A tender, funny memoir of a young woman facing death & meditating on the meaning of life.
Spoonbenders
Daryl Gregory

What could go wrong in a family with superpowers, troubled by the feds and the mafia? Great fun with weird physics and metaphysics.
Review
Final Girls
Riley Sager

A young girl survives a murderous massacre. But now, 10 years on.... A masterful suspense story.
Sunshine Sisters
Jane Green

On screen she was a beautiful star—at home, a narcissistic, disinterested mom. Now she calls her 3 daughters home. Uh-oh.
Golden Hill
Francis Spufford

Adventures of a young, mysterious Brit in colonial Manhattan...where things get quickly out of hand.
Review
Watch Me Disappear
Janelle Brown

The disappearance of a charismatic mother leaves her family to piece together her secrets in this propulsive novel.
Goodbye, Vitamin
Rachel Khong

A young woman goes home to care for her ailing father: funny and inescapably moving.
What We Lose
Zinzi Clemmons

Thandi loses her mother, learning to live without the person who has most profoundly shaped her life. An exciting new fictional voice.
He Said / She Said
Erin Kelly

Laura knows she's seen something terrible happen between a man and a woman. But he denies it.
Where the Light Falls: A Novel of the French Revolution
Allison and Owen Pataki

A portrait of the Reign of Terror and the ever-present threat of the guillotine. Dramatic and well researched.
It's Always the Husband
Michele Campbell

Three college friends' lives are inextricably linked after the death of a friend. A moody, twisty whodunit.
Who Is Rich?
Matthew Klam

A middle-aged cartoonist contem-plates marriage, monogamy and life. Hilarious and thought-provoking—a modern satire.


 


June 20, 2017_________________________BACK to our newest list


Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astronomy's universally beloved star gazer writes a best seller…on science!
Review
Magpie Murders
Anthony Horowitz

An editor begins to suspect her mystery author is in over his head. Twisty, turny, riveting: worthy of Dame Agatha herself.
Review
Come Sundown
Nora Roberts

A family ranch, romance, murders, and a missing aunt who has undergone a horrific 20-year ordeal.
Review

Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Arundhati Roy

A breathtaking tale of love and politics in India. Filled with joy & sorrow, kindness & cruelty, poverty & riches. Critics are gaga!

Camino Island
John Grisham

A daring heist of rare books and a dealer in rare books. Hmmm. Pure, solid Grisham.
Review
The Reminders
Val Emmich

An endearing story of healing and friendship on the part of a grief-stricken man and a gifted young girl.
Review

Do Not Become Alarmed
Maile Meloy

What happens when two families go on a tropical vacation—and the children go missing?
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid

A legendary film actress reflects on her relentless rise to the top, the risks she took, and loves she lost.
Essex Serpent
Sarah Perry

A delicious tale of one of the most lovable heroines since Elizabeth Bennett.
Review
Sycamore
Bryn Chancellor

Remains are found outsie of a small Arizona town which might be those of a teenaged girl who went missing 18 years ago.
Review
The Heirs
Susan Rieger

After Dad dies, the family learns they have two more sibs with whom to split the wealth. Uh-oh.

Touch
Courtney Maum

A well-paid trend-setter in a high-tech world yearns for the touch of intimacy. Deliciously satirical and humane.
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
Roxane Gray

A searing memoir of food, weight, self-image, and how to take care of yourself.
Weight of Ink
Rachel Kadish

A mysterious collection of ancient papers sends two scholars on an unforgettable quest.

 


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The Animators
Kayla Rae Whitaker

Two women bond in the male dominated field of cartoon art. An exploration of creativity & friendship.
if we were villains If We Were Villains
M.L Rio

Mystery & suspense follow college Shakespeare actors, who confuse drama for life: twists & turns enough for everyone.
The Arrangement
Sarah Dunn

A hilarious tale of an experiment with open marriage. What could possibly go wrong?
In Farleigh Field
Rhys Bowen

World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters. A tale of spy & counterspy
Awkward Age
Francesca Segal

A smart comedy of manners in a blended family. Whose needs prevail: parents or kids?
The Leavers
Lisa Ko

A Chinese immigrant disappears and her son's heart is broken. A mystery till the last pages. Timely and heart-rending.
Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Mark Sullivan

Out-foxing Nazis: a young man's courage during the darkest hours of World War II.
Light We Lost
Jill Santopolo

A roller coaster story of an abiding love pitted against sacrifices we make to follow our dreams .
Book of Joan
Lidia Yuknavitch

A stunningly original re-imagining of Joan of Arc set in a dire dystopian future.
Marlena
Julie Buntin

The story of two girls and the wild year that will cost one her life, and define the other’s for decades.
Review
From Sand and Ash
Amy Harmon

A priest and a Jewess whose love endangers & sustains them during World War II .
One Perfect Lie
Lisa Scottoline

A handsome stranger moves to town…but something's not quite right. As always, Scottoline rises to the occasion.
Grief Cottage
Gail Godwin

A classic setup: A lonely child, neglectful adult, and a supernatural being with unfinished business.
Rich People Problems
Kevin Kwan

The third in Kwan's satirical trilogy of Asia's crazy, rich people who have more money than they know what to do with.
I Found You
Lisa Jewell

Three lonely strangers are connected by a haunting 20-year-old mystery.
Since We Fell
Dennis Lehane

A former journalist is sucked into a conspiracy that threatens her stability & marriage. Lehane does it again.

 


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American War: A Novel
Omar El Akkad

Audacious, powerful story of a 2nd American Civil War and a family caught in the middle.
Review
House of Names
Colm Toibin

A retelling of the Greek myth of Clytemnestra—daring, violent, vengeful, lustful, and instantly compelling.
Baker's Secret
Stephen P. Kiernan

A dazzling novel of a young baker who secretly defies the Nazis in her small French village.
Ill Will
Dan Chaon

Thirty years ago, Dustin's brother received a life sentence for the murder of their parents…and now he's free.
Bridge Across the Ocean
Susan Meissner

Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women— past and present.
Into the Water
Paula Hawkins

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. An addictive novel of psychological suspense.
Edgar and Lucy
Victor Lodato

Edgar can't remember the accident that took his dad, only that his mom has a limp and his grandma sees ghosts.
Keeper of Lost Things
Ruth Hogan

Andrew collects lost things, and now he leaves them to his friend Laura to find their rightful owners. Joyful and moving.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman

The new Ove! No one told her that life could be better than fine.
Review
Killers of the Flower Moon
David Grann

A true-life mystery about the young of the FBI, called in to solve one of most monstrous crimes in American history.
Garden of Small Beginnings
Abbi Waxman

The miracle of gardening brings new beginnings to a life of grief. Charming and heartfelt.
Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
Kate Moore

The incredible true story of the women poisoned by radium and who brought a corrupt company to heel.
Ginny Moon
Benjamin Ludwig

The delightful, poignant story of how an autistic girl finds her place in the world as an outsider.
'Round Midnight
Laura McBride

The story of four women in Las Vegas, each of whom undergoes a life-changing moment at a classic casino nightclub.

Goodbye Days
Jeff Zentner

What you would do if you could spend one last day with someone you lost? (A Young Adult crossover.)

 

Saints for All Occasions
J. Courtney Sullivan

A sweeping, unforgettable novel about two young women who leave Ireland to make their home in America.
Review

 


April 4, 2017___________________________BACK to our newest list


All Grown Up
Jami Attenberg

A wickedly funny novel about a single, childfree woman of 39 who seeks connection.
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In the Name of the Family
Sarah Dunnant

The Borgias, one of history’s most notorious families, comes to life in this captivating novel.
Anything is Possible
Elizabeth Strout

Lucy Barton comes home to unforgettable small- town characters, all who cope with love and loss.
Review
Mississippi Blood
Greg Iles

For Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them: this is the final, revealing volume in Iles's epic trilogy.
The Barrowfields
Philip Lewis

A richly textured coming-of-age story about fathers & sons, home & family: recalls the classics.
Never Let You Go
Chevy Stevens

An abusive husband now out of prison may be stalking his exwife: A chilling, twisting thriller that explores love and obsession.
Beartown
Fredrik Backman

A dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the cost of making it come true.
Romance Reader's Guide to Life
Sharon Pywell

A mix of mystery, love, & coming of age and add a pirate romance novel that reveals the secrets of life. An often funny satire.
Review
Confessions of Young Nero
Margaret George

A boy's ascension to the throne and the lengths he will go in the quest for power and survival.

Shadow Land
Elizabeth Kostova

In searching for the owners of a precious urn, a young woman unearths the troubled history of a haunted country.

Dead Letters
Caite Dolan-Leach

A missing woman leads her sister on a scavenger hunt … and keeps you guessing till the end.
Stars Are Fire
Anita Shreve

A young woman is tested by a catastrophic event. Based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine's history.
Fall of Lisa Bellow
Susan Perabo

A school girl is abducted and a classmate and witness must learn to  cope and forgive.
Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
Hannah Tinti

A father & his daughter – and a literary thrill ride about the price we pay to protect those we love most.
Review
If Not for You
Debbie Macomber

A story of how differences can be strengths and how choices can be right even if they feel wrong.
The Wanderers
Meg Howrey

A tender, often funny, novel about space exploration: the longing for discovery and the search to understand the human heart.

 


March 20, 2017_______________________BACK to our newest list


  Celine
Peter Heller

An elegant private eye who reunites families is trying to make amends in her own past.
Review
Mother's Promise
Sally Hepworth

An unforgettable novel about the bonds between mothers, daughters, and friends in an hour of deepest need.
Close Enough to Touch
Colleen Oakley

She's a recluse, allergic to human touch. But now she must face the world again.
Review
Rabbit Cake
Annie Hartnett

A darkly comic novel about a young girl finding her place in a world without her mom and with a dad who lives in pajamas.
Review
Exit West
Mohsin Hamid

A love story about forces that drive people from their homes into new lands and new cultures.
Roanoke Girls
Amy Engle

Lane returns home to search for her sister and ends up uncovering long-dead and shocking family secrets.
Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate...
Peter Wohlleben

Fascinating! What we never even guessed about trees.
Rules Do Not Apply
Ariel Levy

A gorgeous memoir about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention.
I See You
Clare Mackintosh

A frightening thriller about women being watched…by someone.
Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
Lisa See

An unforgettable story of a little known region of China, as well as a story of the bonds of mothers and daughters.
Review
Miranda and Caliban
Jacqueline Carey

Shakespeare like you've never known him–a creative reimagining of the bard's last play.
Women in the Castle
Jessica Shattuck

A remarkable story of a rag-tag family of German women and children rebuilding life in the ruins of World War II.
Review

 


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Age of Anger: A History of the Present
Pankaj Mishra

An exploration of today's social and political divisiveness and its historical roots.
Perfect Little World
Kevin Wilson

A teenager turns her baby over to a utopian project and signs on herself in a humorous but wry take on the modern family.
Behind Her Eyes
Sarah Pinborough

On a rare night out, a single mom & secretary meets a man…and sparks fly.
Review
Piece of the World
Christina Baker Kline

Who was the woman in Christine's World, Andrew Wyeth's most famous painting? This novel  brings her vividly to life.
Chilbury Ladies Choir
Jennifer Ryan

A richly told tale of women left to their own devices in an English village during the World War II.
Review
Refugees
Viet Than Nguyen

Eight stories of immigrants from Vietnam who come to the U.S. Powerful, rich, and gracefully told.
Review
Norse Mythology
Neil Gaiman

The master storyteller offers a dazzling version of the great myths that inspire his stories.
A Separation
Katie Kitamura

A philandering husband gone missing, a wife on the hunt…and on the edge, all set on an island off the coast of Greece.
Orphan's Tale
Pan Jenoff

A powerful novel of friendship and sacrifice, set in a traveling circus during World War II.
Universal Harvester
John Darnielle

From the discovery of strangely tampered videotapes, Darnielle spins a mystery that grows in menace and power.
Review
Pachinko
Min Jin Lee

Profoundly moving and gracefully told, the story of one Korean family through the generations.
We Were the Lucky Ones
Georgia Hunter

Based on real life events in her own family, Hunter tells the saga of one lucky family who survived the Holocaust.


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