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Life on the Mississippi: An Epic American Adventure By Rinker Buck Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781501106378
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - August 9th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Audacious…Life on the Mississippi sparkles.” —The Wall Street Journal * “A rich mix of history, reporting, and personal introspection.” —St.


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Foster By Claire Keegan Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802160140
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Published: Grove Press - November 1st, 2022

An international bestseller and one of The Times' "Top 50 Novels Published in the 21st Century," Claire Keegan's piercing contemporary classic Foster is a heartbreaking story of childhood, loss, and love; now released as a standalone book for the first time ever in the USIt is a hot summer in rural Ireland.


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Empire of Ice and Stone: The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk By Buddy Levy Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250274441
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Published: St. Martin's Press - December 6th, 2022

National Outdoor Book Awards Winner

The true, harrowing story of the ill-fated 1913 Canadian Arctic Expedition and the two men who came to define it.


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The Reindeer Hunters: A Novel (Sister Bells) By Lars Mytting, Deborah Dawkin (Translated by) Cover Image
By Lars Mytting, Deborah Dawkin (Translated by)
$28.00
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ISBN: 9781419759772
Published: The Overlook Press - November 22nd, 2022

The second novel in bestselling and award-winning author Lars Mytting’s powerful and compelling Sister Bells trilogy, The Reindeer Hunters is an epic, moving, and gloriously told historical novel following The Bell in the Lake, an Indie Next pick.
 
Set in fictional Butangen, Norway, where the story of the conjoined twin sisters Halfrid and Gunhild He


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Nightcrawling: A novel By Leila Mottley Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318935
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Published: Knopf - June 7th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB PICK • A dazzling novel about a young Black woman who walks the streets of Oakland and stumbles headlong into the failure of its justice system. This debut of a blazingly original voice “bursts at the seams of every page and swallows you whole” (Tommy Orange, author of There There).


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Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780385547345
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Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

#1 GLOBAL BESTSELLER WITH MORE THAN 6 MILLION COPIES SOLD • Meet Elizabeth Zott: “a gifted research chemist, absurdly self-assured and immune to social convention” (The Washington Post) in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show. STREAM ON APPLE TV+


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Woman of Light: A Novel By Kali Fajardo-Anstine Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9780525511328
Published: One World - June 7th, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A “dazzling, cinematic, intimate, lyrical” (Roxane Gay) epic of betrayal, love, and fate that spans five generations of an Indigenous Chicano family in the American West, from the author of the National Book Award finalist Sabrina & Corina
 


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Fellowship Point: A Novel By Alice Elliott Dark Cover Image
$28.99
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ISBN: 9781982131814
Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - July 5th, 2022

“A magnificent storytelling feat” (The Boston Globe) story of lifelong friendship between two very different “superbly depicted” (The Wall Street Journal) women with shared histories, divisive loyalties, hidden sorrows, and eighty years of summers on a pristine point of land on the coast of Maine, set across the arc of the 20th century.


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Kick the Latch By Kathryn Scanlan Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780811232005
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Published: New Directions - September 27th, 2022

About one woman’s fine, hard life at the racetrack, Kick the Latch–with its ruthless concision and artful mysteries–is lightning in a bottle


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Elektra: A Novel By Jennifer Saint Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250773616
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 3rd, 2022

A spellbinding reimagining of the story of Elektra, one of Greek mythology’s most infamous heroines, from Jennifer Saint, the author of the beloved international bestseller, Ariadne.

Three women, tangled in an ancient curse.


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In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss By Amy Bloom Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780593243947
Published: Random House - March 8th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A powerful memoir of a love that leads two people to find a courageous way to part—and a woman’s struggle to go forward in the face of loss—that “enriches the reader’s life with urgency and gratitude” (The Washington Post)


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Notes on an Execution: An Edgar Award Winner By Danya Kukafka Cover Image
$27.99
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ISBN: 9780063052734
Published: William Morrow - January 25th, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2023 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL NEW YORK TIMES BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR


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Matrix: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594634505
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 6th, 2022

I inhaled this book! And my vocabulary just grew exponentially. I was looking up so many words, so curious about what they meant. And I mean that in a good way! Loved this so much! And the women. I can just picture Marie on her steed galloping through the countryside.


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Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest By Suzanne Simard Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525565994
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Published: Vintage - June 21st, 2022

This book is fascinating and will change the way you look at a forest or clear cut of timber. A memoir told like a scientist, this is so good. I couldn't put it down. I'll be digging under every Douglas Fir to find those connections to other trees.


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Zorrie By Laird Hunt Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781635578430
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - November 1st, 2022

I loved ZORRIE. It is hard to concentrate to read these days but I read this page by page and fell in love with Zorrie. She reminds me a bit of Olive Kitteredge with a little more kindness and love. The novel reads like every sentence is hand-picked with such tender care; I had to stop and pause a bit to let the words sink in. Laird has done a marvelous job of setting the scene while creating such true-life characters that you can almost feel their pain and love, and other emotions.


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The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven By Nathaniel Ian Miller Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316592581
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 4th, 2022

I spent the rainy wet chilly Memorial Day weekend on Svalbard Island in the High Arctic freezing my way through this stunning novel. THE MEMOIRS OF STOCKHOLM SVEN. Early on in the novel, the character Sven is disfigured in a mining accident caused by an avalanche soon after he arrives on Svalbard, leaving an unsettled and unfulfilling life in Stockholm. The stark landscape of the Arctic Circle in right in line with the life Sven carves out, at least for awhile until her finds his own path, and friends. Elements of the island illuminate the loneliness and cold of Svalbard, enticing Sven to head out on his own even further north. Life is never quite what we think it is going to be, and in the High Arctic there are even more surprises that test every ounce of our soul. I loved this.


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Ariadne: A Novel By Jennifer Saint Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250773593
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 5th, 2022

What an incredible read! ARIADNE by Jennifer Saint follows CIRCE, SONG OF ACHILLES and SILENCE OF THE GIRLS in a compelling and tantalizing tale of the Greek myths, immortals and gods. Women reign above the men, even when the men don't know it. Beautifully told, full of exquisite details, this novel will hypnotize you and leave you gap mouthed at the ending. It's so good. 


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Smile: The Story of a Face By Sarah Ruhl Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9781982150945
Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - October 5th, 2021

SMILE, by Sarah Ruhl stole my heart. I wanted to save all her wisdom and humorisms into my brain so I could use them in my language. For Sarah to share so much of herself will be useful to other women who experience similar times that no one knows how to talk about. She may open some windows here.

 


The Sweetness of Water (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By Nathan Harris Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316461245
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 3rd, 2022

And it's a debut! Nathan's writing is so enchanting, so illustrating in the physicality of detail, I had to breathe once after reading a few pages just to rest in their splendor. I feel like I got to know these characters, even George who was brought into his original light and goodness at the end. The main theme that keeps me reading fiction is the ability to learn about a time or place that I know nothing about. The Sweetness of Water does just this, and so much more.


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The Lost Boys of Montauk: The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind By Amanda M. Fairbanks Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982103248
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Published: Gallery Books - May 17th, 2022

What a hell of a story through a journalists eyes focused on the personal lives of the women left behind. I loved this book and the strong core of women.


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Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship By Catherine Raven Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781954118119
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - June 28th, 2022

I loved this story about a woman in the wilderness befriending a fox, reading him The Little Prince. She is a natural scientist so you feel like you are one with the land and the animals who inhabit it. She is a loner, unafraid to shoot and skin the elk, yet one who also feeds the magpies and fox egg yolks in their shells. It's not quaint, but a real story about what nature can bring to us if we just take the time to care and to look.


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The Rain Heron: A Novel By Robbie Arnott Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780374539306
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Published: FSG Originals - February 9th, 2021

I loved the RAIN HERON. Magical reality sets this lovely novel apart. The rain heron is a mythical bird, perhaps, who can change the weather but at the heart of this novel is resilience, female friendship and so much more. This is a very special gem of a book.

 


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Finding Freedom: A Cook's Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch By Erin French Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250312341
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Published: Celadon Books - April 6th, 2021

Man, I LOVE THIS BOOK! What a story of loss, recovery, food, love and so so much more. Raw in its honesty, and inspiring in what we as women can face and move onward from in our lives. You will love this memoir.


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Paradise: One Town's Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire By Lizzie Johnson Cover Image
$18.99
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ISBN: 9780593136409
Published: Crown - August 16th, 2022

PARADISE is such an important read and will blow you away. Watching the fires from far away is one thing but to read about it in such incredible details is another. You will not be able to put this down until the very end. And will make you angry at the territorial state employees who stall, making the dire situation even worse. Just imagine throwing whatever you can into your car and just driving. away from the house you love. It's devastating. Don't miss this book! 

 


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Migrations: A Novel By Charlotte McConaghy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250204035
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 6th, 2021

* INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER *

"Visceral and haunting" (New York Times Book Review) · "Hopeful" (Washington Post) · "Powerful" (Los Angeles Times) · "Thrilling" (TIME) · "Tantalizingly beautiful" (Elle) · "Suspenseful, atmospheric" (Vogue) · "Aching and poignant" (Guardian)
· "Gripping" (The Economist)


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The End of the Day By Bill Clegg Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781476798219
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 18th, 2021

A brilliant work of literary fiction written with stunning details- exquisite prose illustrating just how complicated families can be as well as long term friendships- especially among women- read this- so good!


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All Adults Here: A Read with Jenna Pick (A Novel) By Emma Straub Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594634703
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 13th, 2021

A multi-generational family in a small town- full of wonderful characters who could be your family in real life.

When raising kids, we are simply doing our best everyday- love this!


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We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence By Becky Cooper Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538746837
Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 10th, 2020

A murder at Harvard of a young woman in 1969 comes to light in this book- will it be solved? Captivating, historical and a tale close to true crime.


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A Big Storm Knocked It Over: A Novel By Laurie Colwin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063046436
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 20th, 2021

“Laurie Colwin’s beautiful final book, A Big Storm Knocked It Over, is funny and moving and rich with complicated happiness—a love story for anyone who tends to overthink things, a comic novel about trying to find a place in the world.” — Maile Meloy, author of Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It


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Hamnet By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781984898876
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2021

The last sentence of this amazing novel will slay you. Hamnet was Shakespear’s only son and died young. A novel full of grief, a marriage of love and distance and egos - this is the best!


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Vesper Flights By Helen MacDonald Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802158673
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Published: Grove Press - July 13th, 2021

A delightful collection of essays from the author of H is for Hawk! I - nature writing, a little scientific - all beautifully readv by the author.


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Family Happiness: A Novel By Laurie Colwin Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593313541
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2021

From the acclaimed author of Home Cooking comes a heartfelt novel about a midlife crisis and a woman tired of being taken for granted—and a reminder that family, like happiness, can take many forms.

“Colwin wrings magic from ordinary lives.” —Entertainment Weekly


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Sex and Vanity: A Novel By Kevin Kwan Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593081938
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Published: Anchor - May 25th, 2021

Hilarious, laugh out loud story of a wedding, secret trysts, Italy, champagne and so much money it’s ridiculous- just a joy to read to take you to another world!


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Follow Your Heart By Susanna Tamaro Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385316576
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Published: Delta - August 1st, 1996

A gift to me years ago- a classic backlist  title- a letter from an Italian grandmother to her granddaughter- Follow your heart.


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Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) By Min Jin Lee Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781455563920
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

Pachinko is basically a pinball gambling game that helped Koreans survive under Japanese rule- A family saga of Korean family - I loved this.


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Goodbye Without Leaving: A Novel By Laurie Colwin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063046443
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 23rd, 2021

I can read ANYTHING by Laurie Colwin.  Written with Colwin’s wit and candow this funny and poignant domestic comedy is so good.  A white backup singer for the Shakettes, she tries to find her way.  Just loved it.