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December 18, 2017___________        BACK to our newest list

Book of Dust
Phillip Pullman

A new series by the master of fantasy. Lyra (His Dark Materials) is a mere babe and in danger.
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
Sally Rooney

A sharply intelligent novel about friendship, lust, jealousy & adulthood.
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 a Bookseller
Shaun Bythell

The charms and curses of owning a Scottish book store, told with a sharp, sympathetic eye.
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
Fiona Mozley

They thought life in this corner of Yorkshire was safe. Beautifully evocative of ancient, sylvan Britain.
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
Jennifer Chiaverini

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

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
E. Lockhart

In this stylish suspense with a surprise twist, a clever young woman will keep readers guessing.
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 the Tower (Winternight Trilogy)
Katherine Arden

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


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.

The Idiot
Elif Batuman

In the throes of first love, a Harvard freshman realizes she is doomed to become a writer.
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


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

Wolves in Yellowstone spark cultural divisions.
  Review
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
Andy Weir

The Martian author takes us to the moon and the wild machinations in the city of Artemis. A thriller.
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
Annalee Newitz

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

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

A gripping suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past and  small-town corruption.
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 Brass
S.A. Chakraborty

A clever young con artist holds the future of a magical kingdom in her hands. Imaginative.
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
Megan Hunter

London is flooded, and a woman and her baby fight for survival. A paean to motherhood.
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
C. Morgan Babst

The pull of family in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Riveting.
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 of the Living God
Louise Erdrich

Evolution is reversing itself, and pregnant Cedar Hawk is on the run.
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: The Genius and the Absurdity
Iliza Shlesinger

A fascinating, funny look at the workings of the female mind.
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, the Totality
Matthew Weiner

Life is perfect for the wealthy Breakstones until new construction begins on the penthouse above.
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 the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Regan to Trump
Laura Ingraham

The title says it all.
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
Attica Locke

A double murder in a small Texas town may be more than it seems.
Review
The 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.
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes
Adam Rutherford

The title says it all.
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: Little House, Revisited
Sarah Miller

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

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

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.
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
Gin Phillips

A gripping tale of a mother and son trapped in a zoo, fighting for their lives.
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.

The Good Daughter
Karin Slaughter

Once a victim of rape & witness to murder, a woman returns home to defend a shooter.
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: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Yuval Noah Harari

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

Oh, yes…he writes, too. And wonderfully. A collection of 17 surprising, moving, and heart-warming stories.
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
Hillary Rodham Clinton

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

 


October 3, 2017___________        BACK to our newest list


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
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
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.

 


September 15, 2017___________        BACK to our newest list


Child Finder
Rene Denfeld

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

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

A class mom in a brilliant send-up of the petty and cutthroat terrain of parent politics. Hilarious.
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
Nicole Krauss

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

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

 

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
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
Ali Land

Milly's mother is a serial killer. How far does the apple fall from the tree? Gripping.
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
Philippa Gregory

One of the most famous girls in history, Lady Jane Grey, who dared to defy her queen.
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
John le Carre

Revisiting the old spies, their plots & betrayals from the cold war.
Review
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
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
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
Celeste Ng

An artist mother & her daughter move into a community, upending picture-perfect lives.
Review
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


The Address
Fiona Davis

Two women, 100 years apart in New York's famed Dakota, uncover secrets that change their lives.
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
Claire Messud

Mixing fable & a coming of age, a best friend wonders if we can ever truly know another.
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 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
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: A Memoir: A Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After
Heather Harpham

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

A subversive, engrossing novel of race, class, and manners in contemporary America.
Hearts 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
Sarah Schmidt

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

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

The internationally bestselling thriller surrounding an unexplained murder…and the basis for the gripping USA-TV series.
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
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 Afterlife
Marcus Sakey

A sniper, FBI agents, and a version of "heaven" unlike any you ever imagined. Propulsive fun.
Review
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
Joshilyn Jackson

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

Reading to 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.
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 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.

 

The Child
Fiona Barton

A tiny skeleton found in a London building site. Who is it? Twisting psychological suspense.
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.

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: A Memoir
Steve Rushin

The beloved sportscaster's heart-felt memory of growing up in the 1970s.
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 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
Tom Perrotta

Our favorite comic writer makes porn sort of fun: a mom at home & son in college gain new insights.
Review
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

 


July 20, 2017___________           BACK to our newest list


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

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 bookseller who solves a cold case with clues from books. What's not to love?
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.
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.
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.

 


May 25, 2017___________             BACK to our newest list 


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.

 


May 4, 2017___________           BACK to our newest list


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

 


February 26, 2017___________         BACK to our newest list


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.

 


February 6, 2017___________         BACK to our newest list


4 3 2 1
Paul Auster

Four boys who are the same boy, lead four parallel and entirely different lives.
Fifth Petal
Brunonia Barry

A teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween nights. A spellbinding  brew of suspense, seduction and murder.
All That's Left to Tell
Daniel Lowe

Each night a blindfolded American hostage shares stories with a mysterious woman.
Girl Before
J.P. Delaney

Two women, one apartment, and a man who needs complete control. An enthralling psychological thriller.
All Our Wrong Todays
Elan Mistai 

A time travel tale that goes awry. Reminiscent of Hitchhiker to the Galaxy.
Review
Impossible Fortress
Jason Rekulak

Billy is a 14-year-old nerd, but a happy nerd...until  a Playboy magazine shows up and changes everything. A retro delight.
Black Water
Louise Doughty

A thrilling tale of espionage and love, with all the depth and power of Graham Greene.
Lincoln in the Bardo
George Saunders

Abraham Lincoln visits the grave of his young son, and the cemetery spirits chatter and flit with worry and curiosity.
Review
Books for Living
Will Schwalbe

An inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books.
My Not So Perfect Life
Sophie Kinsella

This love story & workplace drama, is also a witty critique of our social-media-obsessed world.
Review
Difficult Women
Roxane Gay

Stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky women.
Swimming Lessons
Claire Fuller

A mother is dead, but her letters are discovered in the pages of 100s of books around the house. They tell quite a story.

 


January 23, 2017___________         BACK to our newest list


Blind Astronomer's Daughter
John Pipkin

A young woman learns life is not what it seems when she follows in her father's footsteps.
Little Deaths
Emma Flint

A single mother is accused of murdering her children and a journalist wants to help. Based on a true story.
Fever Dream
Samanta Schweblin

A dying woman, a ghost story for the real world, a love story and cautionary tale.
Most Dangerous Place on Earth
Lindsey Lee Johnson

Teenagers are dangerous when armed with social media. Who are these rich kids...and where are their parents?
The Futures
Anna Pitoniak

A young NY couple fears that the life they dream of may have dangerous strings attached.
Orphan Keeper
Camron Wright

A young Indian orphan loved by his adoptive US parents, knows he has a family. Heart-warming.
Her Every Fear
Peter Swanson

Kate is drawn to an appealing man who may be a killer. Taut, edgy... Hitchcockian.
Private Life of Mrs. Sharma
Ratika Kapur

A dutiful wife and mother holds the fort in a modest rental in Delhi while her husband works in Dubai. But she has a secret life.
I Let You Go
Clare Mackintosh

A mother's life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into the street.
River at Night
Erica Ferencik

A nonstop thriller as four women friends struggle in the aftermath of a rafting accident on an outing in Maine.
I Liked My Life
Abby Fabiaschi

How could the exuberant, wife and mother they loved disappear so abruptly?
Review
Say Goodbye for Now
Catherine Ryan Hyde

A woman doctor, an African-American father and son, and an injured wolf-dog create an affecting story of friendship and love
Idaho
Emily Ruskovich

Her husband’s memory fading, Ann explores what happened to his first wife.
The Sleepwalker
Chris Bohjalian

A spine-tingling novel of lies, loss, and buried desire—a mother and wife who vanishes from her bed late one night.

 


January 9, 201___________           BACK to our newest list


Bear and the Nightingale
Katherine Arden

A magical fable on the edge of Russian woods and a young girl who must save her village.
Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
Douglas Preston

A thrilling, real-life adventure story looking for an ancient lost city in the jungles of Honduras.
The Dry
Jane Harper

A page-turning mystery of a small town that hides big secrets.
Lucky Boy
Shanthi Sekaran

The moving story of a little boy and the two women who want to be his mother. What makes us a family?
Everything You Want Me to Be
Mindy Mejjia

Twists & turns in the life and death of a dangerous, captivating young woman.
Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty
Tracy Borman

A fascinating insight the private, most inner sanctums of the famous Tudor dynasty.
History of Wolves
Emily Fridlund

A young teen confronts what happens when people do things for those they love.
Second Mrs. Hockaday
Susan Rivers

A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war.
It Ends With Us
Colleen Hoover

Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.
This Is How It Always Is
Laurie Frankel

A family keeps a secret…and that secret ends up keeping them when a 5-year-old realizes he wants to become a girl.
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
Kathleen Rooney

On the last night of 1984 famed Lillian Fishbox, at 85, is on her way to a party in New York.
The Whistler
John Grisham

A dangerous and potential deadly ride through a corrupt judicial system. Grisham is in full form..

 


December 12, 2016___________          BACK to our newest list


Fate of the Tearling
Erika Johansen

The final installment in Johansen's captivating Queen of the Tearling trilogy.
Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis
Elizabeth Letts

A daring mission to save the famous Lipizzan Stallions from behind the Nazi lines.
Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
Dava Sobel

Remarkable women in science.
The Spy
Paulo Coelho

Coelho, brings to life one of history's most enigmatic women: Mata Hari.
Hidden Figures:...The Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Margot Lee Shetterly

Remarkable women in science.
To Capture What We Cannot Keep
Betrice Colin

A haunting love story set against the construction of the famed Eiffle Tower.
I'll Take You There
Wally Lamb

A love letter to trail-blazing women who graced the screen or stood behind the camera.
Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Michael Lewis

The remarkable story of two male scientists who made us rethink how we think.
The Muralist
B.A. Shapiro

Another thrilling tale from the art world, set right on the brink of World War II.
Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire
Julia Baird

She had an entire age name after her yet was anything but Victorian!

 


November 22, 2016_______________BACK to Latest Books to Watch


All Things Ugly and Wonderful
Bryn Greenwood

A beautiful, provocative love story set against the meth lab backdrop of Kansas.
The Next
Stephanie Gangi

A dying woman returns as a spirit to set things right with the man who betrayed her. A sexy and compelling tale.
The Chemist
Stephanie Meyer

In this gripping page- turner, an ex-U.S. spy is on the run from her former employers.
Sun Is Also a Star
Nicola Yoon

Daniel and Natasha realize the universe has brought them together only to part them. Moving and suspenseful.
Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth Century Europe
Sarah Greenwood

Fascinating biographies of some of the most beloved (and reviled) queens in history.
Victoria
Daisy Goodwin

The young 19th-century monarch, who would go on to reign for 63 years, comes to life in this rich, magnificent novel.
Girl from Venice
Martin Cruz Smith

A suspenseful World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of Venice.
Wangs VS. the World
Jade Chang

A rollicking tale of a family's fall from riches to rags that brings them together in a way money never could.
Review
His Bloody Project
Graeme Macrae Burnet

A deeply imagined crime novel, both thrilling and luridly entertaining, from an exceptional new voice
Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History
Sam Maggs

A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond.

 


November, 8 2016___________         BACK to our newest list


do-not-say1 Do Not Say That We Have Nothing
Madeleine Thien

Two generations of a Chinese family, from Mao to Tiananmen Square Epic.
Mister Monkey
Francine Prose

An ingenious, darkly humorous story about the exploits of the cast in a screwy children’s musical and a live chimp.
Faithful
Alice Hoffman

A young woman struggles to redefine herself after a devastating accident  injures her dear friend.
Mothers
Brit Bennett

A mesmerizing first novel and emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret.
Gambler's Anatomy
Jonathan Lethem

A devilishly clever story about an international backgammon hustler who thinks he's psychic.
One Indian Girl
Chetan Bhagat

Thank you for reading my story. However, let me warn you. You may not like me too much. One, I make a lot of money. Two, I have an opinion on everything.
German Girl
Armando Lucas Correa

A 12-year-old girl's harrowing experience fleeing the Nazis with her  family and best friend.
Swing Time
Zadie Smith

Two brown girls dream of being dancers—but only one has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time.
Library of Souls
Ransom Riggs

The last Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children book. A wild adventure.
Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South
Beth Macy

The true story of two brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks.
life-she-wants2 Life She Wants
Robyn Carr

Her now dead husband stole his clients’ money. Now Emma bears the burden of his shame.
Years That Followed
Catherine Dunne

A gripping, modern tale of two wronged women whose revenge schemes send shockwaves through their families.

 


October 22, 2016___________            BACK to our newest list


American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping...of Patty Hearst
Jeffrey Toobin

The title says it all...add in "Crimes and Trial." Quite a ride.
How to Party with an Infant
Kaui Hart Hemmings

A quirky single mom in San Francisco who tiptoes through the minefields of the "Mommy Wars."
Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen

He writes books as beautifully as he writes and sings songs.
Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon
Kelley and Thomas French

A micro preemie fights for survival in this extraordinary and gorgeously told memoir by her parents.
Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena

A couple and their friendly neighbors—a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies and betrayal.
Moonglow
Michael Chabon

A lie that tells the truth, a novel disguised as a memoir, Moonglow is Chabon at his most moving and inventive.
The Fortunes
Peter Ho Davies

Four stories of Asian-Americans over a span of 150 years looking to find "home." Extraordinary.
Review
Razor Girl
Carol Hiaasen

Another unstoppably hilarious crime novel from the best-selling author of Skinny Dip and Bad Monkey.
Review
Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
Amy Schumer

A refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of personal and observational essays.
Small Great Things
Jodi Picoult

An African-American nurse tries to save the life of the baby of white supremacists.
Review
Hag-Seed (Hogarth Shakespeare Series)
Margaret Atwood

Another Shakespeare classic, The Tempest, retold as only Margaret Atwood can tell it.
Vanishing Year
Kate Moretti

A beautiful wife and NY socialite has a secret past that is coming back to haunt her.
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memory of a Family and Culture in Crisis
J.D. Vance

A probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class.
We Could Be Beautiful
Swan Huntley

A spellbinding psychological novel about a wealthy woman who has everything—and yet can trust no one.

 


September 29, 2016__________________ BACK to Latest Books to Watch


Book That Matters Most
Ann Hood

Ava's quest to find one special book unravels secrets of the past and leads to healing in the present.
Leave Me
Gayle Forman

For anyone who's ever dreamed of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention.
Bookshop on the Corner
Jenny Colgan

A librarian loses her job but creates her own special library in a remote Scottish village.
Leaving Lucy Pear
Anna Solomon

In 1917, an unwed mother leaves her baby under a pear tree only to discover years later...
City Baker's Guide to City Living
Louise Miller

An accidental fire in Olivia's NY bakery leads to a new beginning and a new life.
Mercury
Margot Livesey

A gorgeous thoroughbred horse captivates a woman whose obsession with racing strains her marriage and family.
family-tree Family Tree
Susan Wiggs

Annie awakes from a year long coma to discover time isn’t the only thing she’s lost.
Mischling
Affinity Konar

A powerful, and imaginative story of twin sisters fighting to survive the evils of World War II.
Great Reckoning
Louise Penny

Yet another wonderful Inspector Gamache mystery from the beloved Louise Penny.
Orphan Mother
Robert Hicks

An epic quest for justice by the redoubtable Mariah Reddick, former slave to "the widow of the South," of Hicks' 2005 novel.
Hot Milk
Deborah Levy

A young anthropologist, has spent years trying to solve the mystery of her mother's illness.
when-in-french When in French: Love in a Second Language
Lauren Collins

Collins's funny, informative memoir about her efforts to learn her husband and children's language.
lady-cop-makes-trouble Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart

Another adventure featuring the fascinating, feisty Kopp sisters. Based on a real-life story.
Review
The Wonder
Emma Douglas

An English nurse comes to an Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle—a girl who has survived without food for months.

 


September 12, 2016______________BACK to Latest Books to Watch


Commonwealth
Ann Patchett

How an unexpected romantic encounter changes two families’ lives. Enthralling.
Review
Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko
Scott Stambach

The Fault In Our Stars meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. A beautiful, poignant story of two very ill teens in Russia.
Review
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Matthew Desmond

A landmark work of reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty.
Love Warrior
Glenndon Doyle Melton

Oprah Book Club Pick: Courageous journey of self-discovery after the implosion of a marriage.
Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towels

An immersive novel in an elegantly drawn era with Alexander Rostov  exiled in a posh Russian hotel.
Review
Nutshell
Ian McEwan

A little "Hamlet" in his mother's womb has a front row seat to his mother's infidelity, and so do we.
Review
Grief Is the Thing With Feathers
Max Porter

A magical Crow—part  trickster, therapist, and babysitterhelps a family cope with grief.
Torch Against the Night
Sabaa Tahir

Second in the Ember in the Ashes series with young teens fighting for their lives and their world.
Here I Am
Jonathan Safran Foer

How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as spouse, parent, child... Jew and American?
Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead

A young slave's adventures as she makes a bid for freedom in a literally "underground" railroad. Magical realism.

 


August 29, 2016___________            BACK to our newest list


Another Brooklyn
Jacqueline Woodson

Memories transport August back to the 1970s, an innocent time that was anything but.
Good Morning, Midnight
Lily Brooks-Dalton

A lonely scientist in the Arctic connects with and an astronaut trying to return to an Earth that may no longer be habitable.
Behind Closed Doors
B.A. Paris

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? The debut psychological thriller you can’t miss!.
Heroes of the Frontier
Dave Eggers

A captivating, often hilarious novel of a woman on the run in the wilds of Alaska with her two children.
Behold the Dreamers
Imbolo Mbue

An immigrant couple striving to get ahead in the Great Recession— told with with & insight.
Last Days of Night
Graham Moore

A thrilling novel based on actual events, about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America.
Review
Bright Precious Days
Jay McInerney

A sexy, vibrant story of a couple who seems to be living the New York dream.
The Nix
Nathan Hill

From Norwegian folklore: a Nix can be anything you love that might disappear and take a piece of your heart with it.
Diary of an Oxygen Thief
Anonymous

Say there was a novel in which Holden Caulfield meets Lolita  in Bright Lights, Big City.
The One Man
Andrew Gross

A daring attempt by the U.S. to free a brilliant physicist from Auschwitz.
The Dollhouse
Fiona Davis

The glamorous Barbizon Hotel where in the 1950's aspiring young women climbed their way to success.
Three Sisters, Three Queens
Philippa Gregory

Three Tudor sisters: rivals, allies, or pawns—a sisterhood unique in all the world.

 


August 8, 2016_______________BACK to Latest Books to Watch


A Certain Age
Beatriz Williams

The Roaring Twenties come to life in this tale of intrigue, romance, and scandal in New York City.
In Twenty Years
Allison Winn Scotch

Former best friends from college reunite to confront the past, rekindle hope, and heal wounds.
Dark Matter
Blake Crouch

Jason awakes to a new world, not the one he knows, in this brilliantly plotted sci-fi thriller.
Review
Light of Paris
Eleanor Brown

Two women from two generations embark on journeys to balance duty and dreams, romance and reality, family and freedom.
Good as Gone
Amy Gentry

Kidnapped 8 years ago, a daughter returns home unharmed. But is it really Julie? Compelling.
Perfect Neighbors
Sarah Pekkanen

It's the perfect neighborhood. But can you trust the neighbors? What secrets are they harboring?
Harmony
Carolyn Parkhurst

A taut, wrenching story of a family who leaves everything behind to save a troubled child.
Pond
Claire-Louise Bennett

A young woman living a solitary existence on the outskirts of an Irish village. Smart, funny, and a little Walden Pond-like.
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong

Germs are good! And Yong's book is terrific.
You Will Know Me
Megan Abbott

A gripping story of a gymnastics prodigy and the lengths her parents go to ensure her future.

 


July 24, 2016_________________BACK to Latest Books to Watch


All Is Not Forgotten
Wendy Walker

Life in Fairfield, CT, is picture perfect...until one night Jenny Kramer is attacked at a party.
Review
Nine Women, One Dress
Jane L. Rosen

A charming, hilarious, irresistible novel that brings together nine women, each touched by the same little black dress.
All the Missing Girls
Megan Miranda

A nail-biting story about the disappearances of two young women —  told in reverse.
Redemption Road
John Hart

A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting.
As Good As Gone
Larry Watson

Cal Sidey has long been on the run, but now he's home to care for his grandchildren. What could go wrong?
Rich and Pretty
Rumaan Aman

A novel with impeccable style and humor that explores how our friendships endure, even when our paths diverge!
Falling
Jane Green

A novel of shifting lives, selfless love, and one woman’s journey to discover who she is.
The Singles Game
Lauren Weisberger

A dishy tell-all about a beautiful tennis prodigy who suddenly makes headlines on and off the court.
Here Comes the Sun
Nicole Dennis Benn

Among Jamaica's pristine beaches, three powerful women fight for their futures.
Siracusa
Delia Ephron

Two couples on vacation on the coast of Sicily, where secrets are exposed and relationships unraveled.
The Hopefuls
Jennifer Close

A funny novel about a young wife who follows her husband to Washington, D.C..
Underground Airlines
Ben H. Winters

It is the present-day in the world is as we know it, save for one thing—the Civil War never occurred.
Lily and the Octopus
Steven Rowley

An epic adventure of the heart. The magic of this novel is in the read, so we won't spoil it.
Review
Wolf Road
Beth Lewis

An intimate cat-and-mouse tale of revenge & redemption, told by a young heroine fighting to escape her past and find a family.
Miss Jane
Brad Watson

An astonishing story of a woman with a physical defect who carves out a beautiful life on her own.
Review
The Woman in Cabin Ten
Ruth Ware

Taut and intense, the tale of a journalist who is certain a body went overboard...except no one believes her.


 


July 3, 2016___________             BACK to our newest list


Book Club Widowers
John Michael De Marco

Book clubbers fail to return from their 3-day retreat. What's happened? Unput-downable.
Girl from the Savoy
Hazel Gaynor

A satisfying, thoughtful novel that follows the fortunes of a young woman living in Great Britain during the 1920s.
Chaos Monkey: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
Antonio Garcia Martinez

Michael Lewis' Liars' Poker goes to Silicon Valley. Riveting!
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
Mary Roach

Another brilliant, funny book by Roach: this one about how science works to protect our soldiers.
  The Children
Ann Leary

A fast-paced, funny satire of affluence and elitism with a dark, even malevolent finale.
Here's to Us
Elin Hilderbrand

Three wives meet to honor their dead husband and to settle old scores—on sunny Nantucket, of course. Great summer read!
  First Comes Love
Emily Giffin

Two sisters discover they need each other more than they knew. Moving and complex.
Invincible Summer
Alice Adams

Four friends. Twenty years. One unexpected journey. A remarkable, clever, and witty debut.
The Gene: An Intimate History
Siddhartha Mukherjee

A magnificent history of the gene and what our knowledge means for the future.
They May Not Mean to, But They Do
Catherine Schine

A hilarious new novel about aging, family, loneliness, and love.
Girls in the Garden
Lisa Jewell

A gripping mystery about the games adults and children play.
Vinegar Girl
Anne Tyler

A delicious remake of the Bard's great comedy set in our time. Does Kate really capitulate—or not? That's always been the puzzle!

 


June, 2016  ___________              BACK to our newest list


Barkskins
Annie Proulx

An epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about the taking down of the world’s forests.
Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi

A novel of breathtaking power traces 300 years in Ghana and along the way becomes a truly great American novel.
Before the Fall
Noah Hawley

Only two survive a plane crash. But was the crash an accident or conspiracy? Pulse-quickening suspense.
Review
Modern Lovers
Emma Straub

A smart, entertaining look at a close group of friends from college who try to figure out middle-age in New York.
Review
Crooked Heart of Mercy
Billie Livingston

Ben wakes up in a hospital with a hole in his head he can’t explain. What he can remember he’d rather forget.
Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty
Ramona Ausubel

An imaginative tale of a New England family that suddenly loses its fortune—and its bearings.
The Girls
Emma Cline

An indelible portrait of girls at the moment when it can all go wrong. Based on the Charles Manson cult.
Sweet Breath of Memory
Ariella Cohen

A woman learns to start over and find peace after losing her husband in Iraq.
Girls on Fire
Robin Wasserman

A high school basketball star found dead begins this unforgettable story of girls lost and found.
Sweetbitter
Stephanie Danler

A lush, thrilling novel about a beguiling young woman in the wild, seductive world of a New York restaurant.
I Almost Forgot About You
Terry McMcillan

The inspiring story of a woman who shakes things up in her life to find greater meaning.
Truly Madly Guilty
Liane Moriarty

Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong?
Review

 


May, 2016___________                    BACK to our newest list


Alice & Oliver
Charles Bock

A deeply humane portrait of a family’s journey through a medical crisis, laying bare a couple’s love and fears.
Imagine Me Gone
Adam Haslett

An intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save those we love the most?
Atomic Weight of Love
Elizabeth J. Church

Entranced and in love, Meridian defers her career for Alden who is engaged in the WWII Manhattan Project.
LaRose
Louise Erdrich

A haunting tale of tragedy and atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture.
Review
Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Phaedra Patrick

In this charming debut, a lovable widower embarks on a life-changing adventure.
Most Wanted
Lisa Scottoline

Tall. Blonde. Blue eyes. Medical Student. Serial Murderer...and the couple raising his child.
Everybody's Fool
Richard Russo

Picking up with the characters who made Nobody’s Fool (1993) such a winning, witty novel.
Sweet Lamb of Heaven
Lydia Millet

This psychological thriller and compelling page-turner follows a mother fleeing her estranged husband.
Excellent Lombards
Jane Hamilton

Frankie Lombard is fiercely in love with her family's sprawling orchard and the tangled family that inhabits it.
Tuesday Nights in 1980
Molly Prentiss

An intoxicating novel following a critic, an artist, and a desirous young woman amid New York City's art scene.

 


April, 2016___________                  BACK to our newest list


Everyone Brave Is Forgiven
Chris Cleve

A perfect wartime love story inspired by the real-life love letters between Chris Cleave’s grandparents.
North Water
Ian McGuire

A 19th-century whaler sets sail for the Arctic with a killer aboard in this dark, sharp, and gripping thriller.
Hystopia
David Means

Late 1960s, the Vietnam War continues, and JFK's Psych Corps wipes out memories of traumatized vets.
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
Adam Grant

How we can improve the world by championing novel ideas and values that go against the grain.
Little Red Chairs
Edna O'Brien

Vlad, a stranger from war- torn Eastern Europe settles in an Irish village where locals fall under his spell.
Regional Office Is Under Attack
Manuel Gonzales

A coterie of super-powered female assassins protects the globe from annihilation.
Review
Maestra
L.S. Hilton

The femme fatale of this  psychological thriller is sexy, smart, and very, very bad in all the best ways.
Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
Nathalia Holt

The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space.
Mothering Sunday
Graham Swift

A luminous tale begins with a lovers’ assignation in 1924 then unfolds to reveal the whole of a remarkable life.
Shelter
Jung Yun

Kyung Cho lives beyond his means in this masterful novel that asks what it means to provide for one's family.


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