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Migrations: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250204028
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 4th, 2020

* INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER *

Amazon Editors' Pick for Best Book of the Year in Fiction


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The End of the Day Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476798202
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - September 29th, 2020

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!


Why We Swim Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616207861
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 14th, 2020

A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020
A Best Book of the Season: BuzzFeed * Bustle San Francisco Chronicle
A Best Book of the Year: NPR's Book ConciergeWashington Independent Review of Books

“A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water.


Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593189481
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! AS HEARD ON NPR MORNING EDITION AND ON BEING WITH KRISTA TIPPETT


The Summer Book Cover Image
By Tove Jansson, Kathryn Davis (Introduction by), Thomas Teal (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590172681
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Published: NYRB Classics - May 20th, 2008

In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer—its sunlight and storms—into twenty-two crystalline vignettes. This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six-year-old girl awakening to existence, and Sophia’s grandmother, nearing the end of hers, as they spend the summer on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf of Finland.


Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374228484
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

A New York Times Notable Book of 2020
Longlisted for the National Book Award
Finalist: PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, Minnesota Book Awards, Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award


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All Adults Here: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594634697
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 4th, 2020

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!


The Henna Artist Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780778309451
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Published: Mira Books - March 3rd, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK

"Captivated me from the first chapter to the final page."--Reese Witherspoon


The Butterfly Lampshade: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385534871
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Published: Doubleday - July 28th, 2020

The first novel in ten years from the author of the beloved New York Times bestseller The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake, a luminous, poignant tale of a mother, a daughter, mental illness, and the fluctuating barrier between the mind and the world


The Mountains Sing Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616208189
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 17th, 2020

The International Bestseller
A New York Times Editors’ Choice Selection
A Winner of the 2020 Lannan Literary Awards Fellowship
A Best Book of 2020: NPR's Book Concierge * PopMatters * Washington Independent Review of Books Real Simple The Buzz MagazineNB Magazine​ <


All the Way to the Tigers: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385546096
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Published: Nan A. Talese - June 9th, 2020

One of NPR's Best Books of 2020

From the author of Nothing to Declare, a new travel narrative examining healing, redemption, and what it means to be a solo woman on the road.


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My Dark Vanessa: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062941503
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Published: William Morrow - March 10th, 2020


A Bit like Maggie in Tadeos’ Three Women-Told by a 15 year old girl seduced by her 42 year old English teacher- Later, does she speak up or remain silent amid more accutions? Mesmerizing!
 


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Mother Daughter Widow Wife: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982139490
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Published: Scribner - July 7th, 2020

Which one are you? A woman with no memory who could be one of these or all four? Very interesting read- some science, drama, and the strength of women.


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We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781538746837
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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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The Daughter's Tale: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501187940
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Published: Washington Square Press - January 7th, 2020

Armando is a lovely writer- here on a tough subject!- Nazi Germany and the sacrifies people made to survive. Very well done- a little history of Cuba, today. And WWII- do read!


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The Birds of Opulence (Kentucky Voices) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780813166919
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - March 18th, 2016

Centers on several generations of women in a bucolic setting in the south- lush, pietic, alone can conquer- I loved this gem.


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Curve of Time: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By M. Blanchet, Timothy Egan (Foreword by), Gray Campbell (Introduction by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770500372
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Published: Whitecap Books - April 11th, 2011

Originally written in 1988, this is a classic tale of a widow and her children in a 25 ft boat throughout the blades of British Columbia- Full of adventure and respect for the land and water. 


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A Big Storm Knocked It Over: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062308238
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 24th, 2014

Her final book. Colwin understands marriage, family, mothers and NYC- just a read you’ll want over and over.


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Winter Counts: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062968944
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Published: Ecco - August 25th, 2020

This story takes place on the Rosebud Indian reservation where a heroin crime fiction - a fast paced thriller that is so good!


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The Women in Black: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982134082
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Published: Scribner - February 11th, 2020

I love the language. I laughed out loud. I can see this book becoming a book club pick. A simple gem of a novel where nothing bad happens- we need more of those. Set in Sydney, Australia in 1950s.


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A Bend in the Stars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538746288
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 12th, 2020

A comparison to Dr Zhivago to Einstein is perfect. History rewritten book on relativity, war, hatred and weight of assumptions and great lore.


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The Chestnut Man: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062895370
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - September 8th, 2020

Ripped right through this in one weekend. Creepy human figures made of chestnuts appear at murder scenes- what else? Great!


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The Light Years: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250251190
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Published: Picador - March 24th, 2020

This memoir, set in the drug riddled 1970s kind of slams you in the face without doing damage; instead it brings one an immersive satisfaction of a really good story. Read it!


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The Eight Mountains: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501169892
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Published: Washington Square Press - February 19th, 2019

Compared to Elena Ferraate, thin in a wonderful world of father and sons act against the italian alps- loved it.


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Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616201678
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 28th, 2015

I went to college with Heather. She now lives in Asinee, Alaska and writes obituary columns for the local paper. In these, she always tried to “find the good” in someone. You can too!


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Hollow Kingdom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538745830
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 7th, 2020

This novel stole my heart. Narrated by a crow, it’s laugh out loud, sign for the dead, a sort of apocalyptic Journey through Seattle set against human extinction. Sands weird but it’s so good! And refreshing. You’ll love S.T. and Dennis, the dog.


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Girl in Snow: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501144387
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 3rd, 2018

A Debut thriller- not too dark, psychological suspense so well done! Great to camp in front of the fire and read.


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Katerina Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982101459
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - July 16th, 2019

Raw, visceral and very smart by the author of A Million Little Pieces - try it and stick with it.


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Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393349870
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 2nd, 2014

Another favorite author of everyone here and Davoy. Sprinkled with recipes, this memoir will walk you through Ann’s life. Anone tomato pie. Risi bisi and much more.


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Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316505093
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Published: Hachette Books - January 21st, 2020

If you have ever had someone clean your house this book will change your life .You will look at them differently and treat them differently after reading this book. “You don’t have to ask permission, you just have to give notice.”


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Mercury: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062437518
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 6th, 2017

As in The Mare, this novel is not only about a horse, but a family who is threatened by her love for a horse- well written, great characters , definitely worth the read.


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Notes to Self: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984855459
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - June 11th, 2019

An incredible raw and original work of personal essays! Painful necessary useful and no hold barred this collection will speak to all.


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The Real Lolita: A Lost Girl, an Unthinkable Crime, and a Scandalous Masterpiece Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062661937
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Published: Ecco - September 10th, 2019

The original story behind Nabokov’s Lolita- fantastic!


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Remodelista Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781579655365
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Published: Artisan - November 5th, 2013

Winter is a perfect time to clean out and organize your house - lots of brilliant simple ideas here! Check the pot lid storage.


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The Sport of Kings: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250131843
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Published: Picador - May 2nd, 2017

An epic novel about family horse racing and race set in the fields of Kentucky. A history lesson set within a novel- an incredible read!


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Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101985120
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Published: Dutton - May 28th, 2019

A wonderful tramlogue of Alaska- if you have’t been and want to go, or follow a historical voyage- here it is. Very fun!


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Travel Light, Move Fast Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594206740
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Published: Penguin Press - August 6th, 2019

Another stunning memoir from a favorite writer. Writing about her father freeing mortality from many sides, Fuller is just the best. It’s sad at the end but always gives one hope.


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The Trojan War Museum: and Other Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393358346
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 25th, 2020

Imagination! A brilliant collection that exercises the mind and shows you imagination so broad and deep that it is stunning.


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Turbulence: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781982122744
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Published: Scribner - June 8th, 2021

A right gem of a read. Many different people connected through various ways delineated by our pont acronyms - read in one sitting but long to be remembered.


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Vox Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780440000815
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Published: Berkley - July 16th, 2019

Imagine only being allowed to speak 100 words a day if you are a woman- thats 16 already- terrifying + smart.


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Women & Power: A Manifesto Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631494758
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Published: Liveright - December 12th, 2017

A timely manifesto on women and power (or powerless) “pablic speech is no longer the preserve of maleneess” - a timely read!


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The Suspect Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101990520
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Published: Berkley - February 25th, 2020

So good! Wonderful thriller.


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Hamnet Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657606
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Published: Knopf - July 21st, 2020

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 Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128812
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Published: Grove Press - August 25th, 2020

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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Notes on a Silencing: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316491556
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 7th, 2020

Raped at a prestigious New England school, Crawford eventually speaks out in this honest memoir. Covered up by privilege, Crawford fnds her validation in this incredible memoir.


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Squeeze Me: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524733452
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Published: Knopf - August 25th, 2020

A laugh out loud novel set in ritzy Palm Beach - full of grand dames, wild loose Burnese pythons and secret service codenames for the president and first lady- Hilariously fun!


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Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101973165
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Published: Anchor - February 5th, 2019

Fascinating travel writing exploring the Mackenzie River in Canada - retracing the steps of far trades. It’s great.


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Eat a Peach: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524759216
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 8th, 2020

Fantastic memoir by Momofuko chef- tale telling, good food writing and so much more to learn about this amazing foodie - enjoy!


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Lilac Girls: A Novel (Woolsey-Ferriday) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101883082
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 28th, 2017

Loved this story of “Les Lapins”. Well written and amazing story of rescuing young women from Nazi Germany - The Ferriday House with Lilacs is in NWCT!


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Family Happiness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060958978
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Published: Harper Perennial - December 5th, 2000

What is family happiness? Colwin walks us through a family torn apart by the wife’s affair and throws on the question- what is family happiness or what you once believed it was- Colwin is the best!


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Fifty Words for Rain: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524746360
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Published: Dutton - September 1st, 2020

If you are a fan of Lisa See you will love this twin novel. Set in Kyoto, a young girl is dropped off at her royal grandmothers with no history that she knows- heartbreaking and raw story at a family dynasty, secrets and struggles.


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Sex and Vanity: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385546270
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Published: Doubleday - June 30th, 2020

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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One by One Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781501188817
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - September 8th, 2020

What would you do if you got stuck in Shi shalet and there was an avalanche and you were trapped? And there is only one place at the top of the ladder? One by One will show you what happens- quite the tension thriller.


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Daddy: Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812998641
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Published: Random House - September 1st, 2020

A selection of brilliant short stories from the author of THE GIRLS- raw in their honesty, vivid in detail, Daddy is definitely worth a read- even ne story at a time.


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Greenwood: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984822000
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Published: Hogarth - February 25th, 2020

Christie’s sentences are like butter melting off your tongue, packed with descriptive details that pull you right onto the pace. What are families other than fiction? “Like stories, families are not born, they give incented, pieces together from love and lies- spectacular novel!


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The End of the Day Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476798202
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - September 29th, 2020

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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Follow Your Heart 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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This Is Chance!: The Shaking of an All-American City, A Voice That Held It Together Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525509912
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Published: Random House - March 24th, 2020

Love this book! True story of a woman of amazing resilience and strength ahrig the 1964 Alaska earthquake- Vivid scenes, true humanity and kindness- really well told story of humanity.


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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307742483
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

Connecticut College Presidents read mysterious murder of the Bsage Indians. Herbert Hoover and the FBI- full of intrigue and secrets- great read.


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The Book of Qualities Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060962524
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 27th, 1988

A gift from long ago- a perfect present for a friend who needs some dainty. You will relate to this!


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Always Home: A Daughter's Recipes & Stories: Foreword by Alice Waters Cover Image
By Fanny Singer, Alice Waters (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781524732516
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Published: Knopf - March 31st, 2020

I laughed, I sighed, envied and found delight in Signer’s memoir at living in the ethereal light of her mother, Alice Waters. You will finish this book feeling a bit like you know them and wish you were at their table.


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The Collector's Apprentice: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616209803
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 11th, 2019

The story of how the Barnes museum in Philadelphia was created. Fabulously told and the museum is a gem as is this novel.


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Shantaram: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312330538
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 1st, 2005

An epic read set in Bombay terrifying and one of the most gripping tales of redemption and fantastic!


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The Mare: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307743602
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2016

A fresh air child goes to a compound without children and falls in love with the wildest horse at a local barn- lone, challenge, tenacity- so good!


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Homegoing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101971062
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Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

A very important novel centered on the origins of the slave trade told through the eyes of different generations. Incredible read and award winning prose.


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Celine: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101973486
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Published: Vintage - January 2nd, 2018

An investigator, old secrets, Fisher Island grande families- a perfect summer read by an amazing talented author.


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It Started in June Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496714220
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Published: Kensington - May 29th, 2018

From our favorite local author, this novel is a perfect summer read- it will touch your heart- love it


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Miracle Creek: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250251305
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Published: Picador - April 7th, 2020

Angie Kim’s novel his a place in my heart. THis is the perfect gift for parents with an autistic child, to know they are not alone. It’s a bit of a thriller as well, but one where you can also find comfort.


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Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
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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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All Adults Here: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594634697
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 4th, 2020

A quirky family- multi-generational story in a small town- fall of wonderful characters who could be your family in real life. Raising kids we are simply doing our best everyday- love this!