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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 Overdue Life of Amy Byler
by Kelly Harms

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

May 01, 2019

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<p><b>“A laugh-out-loud funny, pitch-perfect novel that will have readers rooting for this unlikely, relatable, and totally lovable heroine, <i>The Overdue Life of Amy Byler</i> is the ultimate escape—and will leave moms everywhere questioning whether it isn’t time for a #momspringa of their own.” —New York Journal of Books</b></p><p>Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City.</p><p>Usually grounded and mild mannered, Amy finally lets her hair down in the city that never sleeps. She discovers a life filled with culture, sophistication, and—with a little encouragement from her friends—a few blind dates. When one man in particular makes quick work of Amy’s heart, she risks losing herself completely in the unexpected escape, and as the summer comes to an end, Amy realizes too late that she must make an impossible decision: stay in this exciting new chapter of her life, or return to the life she left behind.</p><p>But before she can choose, a crisis forces the two worlds together, and Amy must stare down a future where she could lose both sides of herself, and every dream she’s ever nurtured, in the beat of a heart.</p>
After (The After Series Book 1)
by Anna Todd

Language

English

Pages

593

Publication Date

October 21, 2014

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<b>Experience the internet's most talked-about book, now a major motion picture, from Anna Todd, the writer <i>Cosmopolitan </i>called “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation.” </b><b>Now with new exclusive material! </b><BR><BR>There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything <i>AFTER<b>...</b></i> Life will never be the same. #Hessa<BR> <BR>Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.<BR> <BR>But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, and tattoos, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.<BR> <BR>But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa <i>should</i> hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.<BR> <BR>He'll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.<BR> <BR>Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin's prejudice about nice girls like her?<BR> <BR>Unless...could this be <i>love</i>?
Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel
by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

March 05, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.</b><br /><br /> <b>“I devoured <i>Daisy Jones & The Six</i> in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart.”—Reese Witherspoon <b>(Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)</b><br /></b><br /> <i>Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.<br /><br /></i>Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ’n’ roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.<br /><br /> Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.<br /><br /> Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.<br /><br /> The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with <i>Daisy Jones & The Six, </i>brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.<br /><b><br />Praise for <i>Daisy Jones & The Six</i></b><br /><br />“Backstage intrigue is the engine of <i>Daisy Jones & The Six</i>. . . . [A] celebration of American mythmaking.”<b><i>—Vogue</i></b><br /><br /> “Reid’s novel so resembles a memoir of a real band and conjures such true-to-life<i> </i>images of the seventies music scene that readers will think they’re listening to Fleetwood Mac or Led<i> </i>Zeppelin. Reid is unsurpassed in her ability to create complex characters working through emotions that<i> </i>will make your toes curl.”<b>—<i>Booklist</i> (starred review)</b><br /><br />“Reid delivers a stunning story of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and ’70s in this expertly wrought novel. Mimicking the style and substance of a tell-all celebrity memoir . . . Reid creates both story line and character gold. The book’s prose is propulsive, original, and often raw.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly </i>(starred review)</b>
After We Collided (The After Series Book 2)
by Anna Todd

Language

English

Pages

688

Publication Date

November 25, 2014

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Book 2 of the After series—newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd's After fanfiction racked up one billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the internet's most talked-about book for yourself from the writer <i>Cosmopolitan </i>called “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation.”<BR><BR>Tessa has everything to lose. Hardin has nothing to lose...except her. <i>AFTER WE COLLIDED...</i>Life will never be the same. #HESSA<BR> <BR>After a tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Tessa and Hardin were on the path to making things work. Tessa knew Hardin could be cruel, but when a bombshell revelation is dropped about the origins of their relationship—and Hardin’s mysterious past—Tessa is beside herself.<BR> <BR>Hardin will always be...Hardin. But is he really the deep, thoughtful guy Tessa fell madly in love with despite his angry exterior—or has he been a stranger all along? She wishes she could walk away. It’s just not that easy. Not with the memory of passionate nights spent in his arms. His electric touch. His hungry kisses.<BR> <BR>Still, Tessa’s not sure she can endure one more broken promise. She put so much on hold for Hardin—school, friends, her mom, a relationship with a guy who really loved her, and now possibly even a promising new career. She needs to move forward with her life.<BR> <BR>Hardin knows he made a mistake, possibly the biggest one of his life. He’s not going down without a fight. But <i>can</i> he change? <i>Will </i>he change...for love?
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel
by Gail Honeyman

Language

English

Pages

332

Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER AND <b>THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT </b><br /><br />A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick<br /><br />“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, <i>Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine</i> is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” <b>—Reese Witherspoon</b><br /></b><br /><b>No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. </b><br /><br />Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. <br /><br /> But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.<br /><br />Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, <i>Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine</i> is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . . <br />  <br /><b> The only way to survive is to open your heart. </b>
A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel
by Amor Towles

Language

English

Pages

466

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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<b>The mega-bestseller with more than 1.5 million readers that is soon to be a major television series<br /><br />"The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, [and] twists of fate." —<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br /> <i>He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to.</i><br /><br /> From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Rules of Civility</i>—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.<br /><b><i><br /> </i></b>In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.<br /><br /> Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.
The Island of Sea Women: A Novel
by Lisa See

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

March 05, 2019

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<b>A new novel from Lisa See, the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane</i>, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.</b><BR><BR>Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger.<BR> <BR>Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook’s differences are impossible to ignore. <i>The Island of Sea Women </i>is an epoch set over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War and its aftermath, through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers. Throughout this time, the residents of Jeju find themselves caught between warring empires. Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator, and she will forever be marked by this association. Young-sook was born into a long line of <i>haenyeo </i>and will inherit her mother’s position leading the divers in their village. Little do the two friends know that after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds, forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point.<BR> <BR>This beautiful, thoughtful novel illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children. A classic Lisa See story—one of women’s friendships and the larger forces that shape them—<i>The Island of Sea Women</i> introduces readers to the fierce and unforgettable female divers of Jeju Island and the dramatic history that shaped their lives.
Then She Was Gone: A Novel
by Lisa Jewell

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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<b>A 2018 Goodreads Choice Award Finalist—Top 5 Best Mystery & Thriller * A <i>Suspense Magazine</i> “Best of 2018” Thriller/Suspense Pick</b><BR> <BR><b>“An acutely observed family drama with bone-chilling suspense.” —<i>People</i></b><BR> <BR><b>“Jewell teases out her twisty plot at just the right pace, leaving readers on the edge of their seats. Her multilayered characters are sheer perfection, and even the most astute thriller reader won’t see where everything is going until the final threads are unknotted.” —<i>Booklist</i>, starred review</b><BR> <BR><b>“Sharply written with twists and turns, Jewell’s latest will please fans of <i>Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train</i>, or <i>Luckiest Girl Alive</i>." —<i>Library Journal</i></b><BR><BR>Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenaged golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic post-exams summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her.<BR> <BR> And then she was gone.<BR> <BR> Now, her mother Laurel Mack is trying to put her life back together. It’s been ten years since her daughter disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie’s case was unearthed. So when she meets an unexpectedly charming man in a café, no one is more surprised than Laurel at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she’s meeting Floyd’s daughters—and his youngest, Poppy, takes Laurel’s breath away.<BR> <BR> Because looking at Poppy is like looking at Ellie. And now, the unanswered questions she’s tried so hard to put to rest begin to haunt Laurel anew. Where did Ellie go? Did she really run away from home, as the police have long suspected, or was there a more sinister reason for her disappearance? Who is Floyd, really? And why does his daughter remind Laurel so viscerally of her own missing girl?
Nine Perfect Strangers
by Liane Moriarty

Language

English

Pages

458

Publication Date

November 06, 2018

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<p><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER </b></p><p><b>“If three characters were good in <i>Big Little Lies</i>, nine are even better in <i>Nine Perfect Strangers</i>.” —Lisa Scottoline, <i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b></p><p><b>From the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Big Little Lies</i></b></p><p><b><i>Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? In Liane Moriarty’s latest page-turner, nine perfect strangers are about to find out...</i></b></p><p>Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.</p><p>Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer – or should she run while she still can?</p><p>It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.</p><p>Combining all of the hallmarks that have made her writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Liane Moriarty’s <i>Nine Perfect Strangers</i> once again shows why she is a master of her craft.</p>

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