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Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens

Language

English

Pages

379

Publication Date

August 14, 2018

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller<br />A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick<br /><br />"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon<br /><br />"Painfully beautiful."--<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br />"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver."--<i>Bustle</i></b><br /><br />For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.<br /><br />Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, <i>Where the Crawdads Sing</i> is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
The Best Thing
by Mariana Zapata

Language

English

Pages

493

Publication Date

August 07, 2019

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Some things are easily forgiven. Other things… not so much.<br /><br />Lenny DeMaio made herself a promise: she was done.<br /><br />Done thinking about him.<br /><br />Done worrying about him.<br /><br />Done reaching out to a man who clearly didn’t want to be found. <br /><br />Too bad no one gave Jonah Collins the memo.
Ask Again, Yes: A Novel
by Mary Beth Keane

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

May 28, 2019

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<b>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /> <br /><b>**The Tonight Show Summer Reads Pick**</b><br /> <br /><b>“One of the most unpretentiously profound books I've read in a long time…</b><b>modestly magnificent.” —Maureen Corrigan, <i>Fresh Air</i></b><br /> <br /> <b>“A beautiful novel, bursting at the seams with empathy.” —<i>Elle</i></b><br /> <br /> <b><i>How much can a family forgive?</i></b><br /> <br /> <b>A profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the friendship between their children, a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, the daily intimacies of marriage, and the power of forgiveness.</b><br /><br />Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, rookie cops in the NYPD, live next door to each other outside the city. What happens behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne, sets the stage for the explosive events to come.<br /> <br /><i>Ask Again, Yes </i>is a deeply affecting exploration of the lifelong friendship and love that blossoms between Kate Gleeson and Peter Stanhope, born six months apart. One shocking night their loyalties are divided, and their bond will be tested again and again over the next 40 years. Luminous, heartbreaking, and redemptive, <i>Ask Again, Yes </i>reveals the way childhood memories change when viewed from the distance of adulthood—villains lose their menace and those who appeared innocent seem less so. Kate and Peter’s love story, while haunted by echoes from the past, is marked by tenderness, generosity, and grace.
Mrs. Everything: A Novel
by Jennifer Weiner

Language

English

Pages

481

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<b>An instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller </b><br /> <br /><b>“A multigenerational narrative that’s nothing short of brilliant.” —<i>People</i></b><br /> <b>“Simply unputdownable.” —<i>Good Housekeeping</i></b><br /> <b>“The perfect book club pick.” —<i>SheReads</i></b><br /> <br /> <b>Named a Best Book of Summer by <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>, <i>Cosmopolitan</i>, <i>Woman’s Day</i>, <i>PopSugar</i>, <i>HelloGiggles</i>, and Refinery29</b><br /> <br /> <b>From Jennifer Weiner, the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Who Do You Love</i> and <i>In Her Shoes</i> comes a smart, thoughtful, and timely exploration of two sisters’ lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places—and be true to themselves—in a rapidly evolving world. </b><br /><br />Do we change or does the world change us?<br /> <br /> Jo and Bethie Kaufman were born into a world full of promise.<br /> <br /> Growing up in 1950s Detroit, they live in a perfect “Dick and Jane” house, where their roles in the family are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish rebel with a passion to make the world more fair; Bethie is the pretty, feminine good girl, a would-be star who enjoys the power her beauty confers and dreams of a traditional life.<br /> <br /> But the truth ends up looking different from what the girls imagined. Jo and Bethie survive traumas and tragedies. As their lives unfold against the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and women’s lib, Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture and is up for anything (except settling down). Meanwhile, Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut, a witness to the changing world instead of a participant. Neither woman inhabits the world she dreams of, nor has a life that feels authentic or brings her joy. Is it too late for the women to finally stake a claim on happily ever after?<br /> <br /> In her most ambitious novel yet, Jennifer Weiner tells a story of two sisters who, with their different dreams and different paths, offer answers to the question: <i>How should a woman be in the world?</i>
Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel
by Linda Holmes

Language

English

Pages

287

Publication Date

June 25, 2019

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • <b>#ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on <i>Today</i> • </b></b>“Everything a romantic comedy should be: witty, relatable, and a little complicated.”—<i>People</i><b><br /><br />From the host of NPR’s <i>Pop Culture Happy Hour</i> podcast comes a heartfelt debut about the unlikely relationship between a young woman who’s lost her husband and a major league pitcher who’s lost his game.</b></b><br /><br /> In a sleepy seaside town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth “Evvie” Drake rarely leaves her large, painfully empty house nearly a year after her husband’s death in a car crash. Everyone in town, even her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and Evvie doesn’t correct them.<br /><br /> Meanwhile, in New York City, Dean Tenney, former Major League pitcher and Andy’s childhood best friend, is wrestling with what miserable athletes living out their worst nightmares call the “yips”: he can’t throw straight anymore, and, even worse, he can’t figure out why. As the media storm heats up, an invitation from Andy to stay in Maine seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset button on Dean’s future.<br /><br /> When he moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie’s house, the two make a deal: Dean won’t ask about Evvie’s late husband, and Evvie won’t ask about Dean’s baseball career. Rules, though, have a funny way of being broken—and what starts as an unexpected friendship soon turns into something more. To move forward, Evvie and Dean will have to reckon with their pasts—the friendships they’ve damaged, the secrets they’ve kept—but in life, as in baseball, there’s always a chance—up until the last out.<br /><br /> A joyful, hilarious, and hope-filled debut, <i>Evvie Drake Starts Over </i>will have you cheering for the two most unlikely comebacks of the year—and will leave you wanting more from Linda Holmes.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Evvie Drake Starts Over</i></b><br /><br />“A quirky, sweet, and splendid story of a woman coming into her own.”<b>—Taylor Jenkins Reid, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Daisy Jones & The Six</i></b> <br /><br />“Effortlessly enjoyable . . . [a] pitch-perfect . . . adult love story that is as romantic as it is real.”<b>–<i>USA Today<br /><br /></i></b>“Charming, hopeful, and gently romantic . . . Evvie Drake is great company.”<b>—Rainbow Rowell, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Eleanor & Park</i></b>
The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel
by Garth Stein

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p><strong>NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM FOX 2000 STARRING MILO VENTIMIGLIA, AMANDA SEYFRIED, AND KEVIN COSTNER</strong></p><p><strong>MEET THE DOG </strong></p><p><strong>WHO WILL SHOW THE WORLD </strong></p><p><strong>HOW TO BE HUMAN</strong><strong></strong></p><p>The <em>New York Times </em>bestselling novel from Garth Stein—a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.</p><p>“Splendid.” —<em>People</em></p><p>“The perfect book for anyone who knows that compassion isn’t only for humans, and that the relationship between two souls who are meant for each other never really comes to an end. Every now and then I’m lucky enough to read a novel I can’t stop thinking about: this is one of them.” —Jodi Picoult </p><p>“It’s impossible not to love Enzo.” —<em>Minneapolis Star Tribune </em></p><p>“This old soul of a dog has much to teach us about being human. I loved this book.” —Sara Gruen</p>
Before We Were Yours: A Novel
by Lisa Wingate

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<b><b>THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT—A <i>New York Times</i>, <i>USA Today,</i> <i>Wall Street Journal,</i> and <i>Publishers Weekly </i>Bestseller</b><br /><br />For readers of <i>Orphan Train </i>and <i>The Nightingale </i>comes a “thought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.”*</b><br /><br />Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.<br /><br /> Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.<br /><br /> Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.<br /><br />*<i>Library Journal</i><br /><br /><b><i>Publishers Weekly’s</i> #3 Longest-Running Bestseller of 2017 </b>•<b> Winner of the Southern Book Prize </b>•<b> If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection </b><br /><br />“A [story] of a family lost and found . . . a poignant, engrossing tale about sibling love and the toll of secrets.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br />“Sure to be one of the most compelling books you pick up this year. . . . Wingate is a master-storyteller, and you’ll find yourself pulled along as she reveals the wake of terror and heartache that is Georgia Tann’s legacy.”<b>—</b><i><b>Parade</b><br /></i><br />“One of the year’s best books . . . It is impossible not to get swept up in this near-perfect novel.”<b>—<i>The Huffington Post</i></b>
The Last House Guest
by Megan Miranda

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

June 18, 2019

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<b>REESE’S BOOK CLUB x HELLO SUNSHINE AUGUST 2019 PICK!</b><br /> <br /><b>THE INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER </b><br /> <br /><b>“Once again, Megan Miranda has crafted the perfect summer thriller. <i>The Last House Guest</i> is twisty and tense, with a pace that made my heart race. An edge-of-your-seat, up-all-night read.” —Riley Sager, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>The Last Time I Lied </i></b><br /> <br /><b>“Dizzying plot twists and multiple surprise endings are this author's stock in trade, but she warms them up by establishing the close friendship between Sadie Loman...and Avery Greer...And, oh boy, does she ever know how to write a twisty-turny ending (or two, or more).” —Marilyn Stasio, <i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <br /><b>“No one can be trusted in the latest chilling thriller from master of suspense, Megan Miranda. <i>The Last House Guest </i>is a lightning-fast mystery, full of menace and unexpected twists and turns that will have readers on the edge of their seats. A riveting read!” —Mary Kubica, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>The Good Girl </i></b><br /><br />Littleport, Maine, has always felt like two separate towns: an ideal vacation enclave for the wealthy, whose summer homes line the coastline; and a simple harbor community for the year-round residents whose livelihoods rely on service to the visitors.<br /> <br />Typically, fierce friendships never develop between a local and a summer girl—but that’s just what happens with visitor Sadie Loman and Littleport resident Avery Greer. Each summer for almost a decade, the girls are inseparable—until Sadie is found dead. While the police rule the death a suicide, Avery can’t help but feel there are those in the community, including a local detective and Sadie’s brother, Parker, who blame her. Someone knows more than they’re saying, and Avery is intent on clearing her name, before the facts get twisted against her.<br /> <br />Another thrilling novel from the bestselling author of <i>All the Missing Girls</i> and <i>The Perfect Stranger</i>, Megan Miranda’s <i>The Last House Guest</i> is a smart, twisty read with a strong female protagonist determined to make her own way in the world.
Beloved (Vintage International)
by Toni Morrison

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

July 24, 2007

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<b>Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s <i>The Great American Read</i></b><br /><br />Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, <i>Beloved </i>is a towering achievement.
Chances Are . . .: A novel
by Richard Russo

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

July 30, 2019

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<b>From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>Empire Falls</i> comes a new revelation: a riveting story about the abiding yet complex power of friendship.</b><br /><br />One beautiful September day, three men convene on Martha's Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties. They couldn't have been more different then, or even today--Lincoln's a commercial real estate broker, Teddy a tiny-press publisher, and Mickey a musician beyond his rockin' age. But each man holds his own secrets, in addition to the monumental mystery that none of them has ever stopped puzzling over since a Memorial Day weekend right here on the Vineyard in 1971: the disappearance of the woman each of them loved--Jacy Calloway. Now, more than forty years later, as this new weekend unfolds, three lives are displayed in their entirety while the distant past confounds the present like a relentless squall of surprise and discovery. Shot through with Russo's trademark comedy and humanity, <i>Chances Are . . .</i> also introduces a new level of suspense and menace that will quicken the reader's heartbeat throughout this absorbing saga of how friendship's bonds are every bit as constricting and rewarding as those of family or any other community.<br />     For both longtime fans and lucky newcomers, <i>Chances Are . . .</i> is a stunning demonstration of a highly acclaimed author deepening and expanding his remarkable achievement.

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