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The Dutch House: A Novel
by Ann Patchett

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<p><strong>A Read with Jenna <em>Today</em> Show Book Club Pick!</strong></p><p><strong>From the </strong><em><strong>New York Times</strong></em><strong> bestselling author of </strong><em><strong>Commonwealth</strong></em><strong> and </strong><em><strong>State of Wonder</strong></em><strong>, comes Ann Patchett’s most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. </strong><em><strong>The Dutch House</strong></em><strong> is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are.</strong></p><p>At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.</p><p>The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.</p><p>Set over the course of five decades, <em>The Dutch House</em> is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.</p>
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 />More than 4 million copies sold<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<br /></i><br />"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver."--<i>Bustle<br /></i></b><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 Night Fire (Renée Ballard Book 3)
by Michael Connelly

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<b>A<i> NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW</i> BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR</b><b><i></i><i></i><br /></b><b>Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective </b><b>Renée Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor, the man who trained him---new from #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Michael Connelly</b> <b><br /></b> <br />Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, and his widow gives Bosch a murder book, one that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD twenty years before -- the unsolved killing of a troubled young man.<br /><br />Bosch takes the murder book to Detective Renée Ballard and asks her to help him discover what about this crime lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. As she begins her inqueries -- while still working her own cases on the midnight shift -- Ballad finds aspects of the initial investigation that just don't add up.<br /><br />The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a disturbing question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved? <br />Written with the intense pacing and masterful suspense that have made Michael Connelly "the hard-boiled fiction master of our time" (NPR),<i> The Night Fire</i> continues the unofficial partnership of two fierce detectives determined not to let the fire with burn out.
Olive, Again (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
by Elizabeth Strout

Language

English

Pages

293

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions.<br /><br /><b>“Strout managed to make me love this strange woman I’d never met, who I knew nothing about. What a terrific writer she is.”—Zadie Smith, <i>The Guardian</i></b></b><br /><br /><b>“Just as wonderful as the original . . . <i>Olive, Again</i> poignantly reminds us that empathy, a requirement for love, helps make life ‘not unhappy.’”—NPR</b> <br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>Time </i>• <i>Vogue</i> • NPR • <i>The Washington Post</i> <i>• Chicago Tribune </i>• <i>Entertainment Weekly </i>•<i> Esquire </i>• <i>Real Simple</i> • <i>Good Housekeeping</i> • The New York Public Library • <i>The Dallas Morning News </i>• <i>Kirkus Reviews </i>• <i>Publishers Weekly </i>• <i>BookPage</i></b><br /> <br />Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is “a compelling life force” (<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>). <i>The</i> <i>New Yorker </i>has said that Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” and she has never done so more clearly than in these pages, where the iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine. Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, a young woman about to give birth during a hilariously inopportune moment, a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire us—in Strout’s words—“to bear the burden of the mystery with as much grace as we can.”<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Olive, Again</i></b><br /><br />“Olive is a brilliant creation not only because of her eternal cantankerousness but because she’s as brutally candid with herself about her shortcomings as she is with others. Her honesty makes people strangely willing to confide in her, and the raw power of Ms. Strout’s writing comes from these unvarnished exchanges, in which characters reveal themselves in all of their sadness and badness and confusion. . . . The great, terrible mess of living is spilled out across the pages of this moving book. Ms. Strout may not have any answers for it, but she isn’t afraid of it either.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b>
The Overstory: A Novel
by Richard Powers

Language

English

Pages

502

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<p><strong>Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction<br /><br />#1 <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller<br /><br />Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize<br /><br />A <em>New York Times</em> Notable Book and a <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>Time</em>, <em>Oprah Magazine</em>, <em>Newsweek</em>, <em>Chicago Tribune</em>, and <em>Kirkus Reviews</em> Best Book of the Year<br /><br /><br /><br />"The best novel ever written about trees, and really just one of the best novels, period." —Ann Patchett</strong></p><br /><p><em>The Overstory</em>, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours—vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.</p>
When We Believed in Mermaids: A Novel
by Barbara O'Neal

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English

Pages

348

Publication Date

July 16, 2019

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<p><b>An Amazon Charts and <i>Washington Post</i> bestseller.</b></p><p><b>From the author of <i>The Art of Inheriting Secrets</i> comes an emotional new tale of two sisters, an ocean of lies, and a search for the truth.</b></p><p><i>Her sister has been dead for fifteen years when she sees her on the TV news…</i></p><p>Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack. Gone forever. It’s what her sister, Kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. Yet all it takes is a few heart-wrenching seconds to upend Kit’s world. Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured the image of a woman stumbling through the smoke and debris. Her resemblance to Josie is unbelievable. And unmistakable. With it comes a flood of emotions—grief, loss, and anger—that Kit finally has a chance to put to rest: by finding the sister who’s been living a lie.</p><p>After arriving in New Zealand, Kit begins her journey with the memories of the past: of days spent on the beach with Josie. Of a lost teenage boy who’d become part of their family. And of a trauma that has haunted Kit and Josie their entire lives.</p><p>Now, if two sisters are to reunite, it can only be by unearthing long-buried secrets and facing a devastating truth that has kept them apart far too long. To regain their relationship, they may have to lose everything.</p>
Regretting You
by Colleen Hoover

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English

Pages

Publication Date

December 10, 2019

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<b></b><br /><b>"This is Hoover at her very best." -Publishers Weekly</b><br /><b><i><br />#1 Contemporary Romance </i></b><br /><b><i>#1 Women's Fiction</i></b><br /><b><br />From #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>It Ends with Us</i> comes a poignant novel about family, first love, grief, and betrayal that will touch the hearts of both mothers and daughters.</b><br /><b></b><br /><br />Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be <i>nothing</i> alike.<br /><br />Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn't want to follow in her mother's footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn't have a spontaneous bone in her body.<br /><br />With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris--Morgan's husband, Clara's father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.<br /><br />While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she's been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.
This Is Not How It Ends
by Rochelle B. Weinstein

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English

Pages

342

Publication Date

January 01, 2020

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<p><b>From <i>USA Today</i> bestselling author Rochelle B. Weinstein comes a moving novel of hearts lost and found, and of one woman torn between two love stories.</b></p><p>When Charlotte and Philip meet, the pair form a deep and instant connection. Soon they’re settled in the Florida Keys with plans to marry. But just as they should be getting closer, Charlotte feels Philip slipping away.</p><p>Second-guessing their love is something Charlotte never imagined, but with Philip’s excessive absences, she finds herself yearning for more. When she meets Ben, she ignores the pull, but the supportive single dad is there for her in ways she never knew she desired. Soon Charlotte finds herself torn between the love she thought she wanted and the one she knows she needs.</p><p>As a hurricane passes through Islamorada, stunning revelations challenge Charlotte’s loyalties and upend her life. Forced to reexamine the choices she’s made, and has yet to make, Charlotte embarks on an emotional journey of friendship, love, and sacrifice—knowing that forgiveness is a gift, and the best-laid plans can change in a heartbeat.</p><p><i>This Is Not How It Ends</i> is a tender, moving story of heartbreak and healing that asks the question: Which takes more courage—holding on or letting go?</p>
Nantucket White Christmas: A feel-good, small town, Christmas sto...
by Pamela M. Kelley

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English

Pages

244

Publication Date

November 19, 2019

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<b>Instant USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestseller!</b><b></b><br /><br />Visit Nantucket's Beach Plum Cove Inn this Christmas for a feel-good holiday story from the author of the The Nantucket Inn and Nantucket Neighbors.<br /><br />Born on Christmas, Angela Stark has always hated the holiday. Bad things always seem to happen and this year is no exception when she is fired and evicted on the first day of December.<br /><br />She was living and working as a maid in San Francisco. Who will hire her at this time of year, especially if they learn why she was fired?<br /><br />Her only family is Sam, an elderly, and quite vocal orange cat. Her only option is to stay temporarily with her best friend Jane, but she is extremely allergic to cats. It's not ideal, but it doesn't look like she has a choice, until a certified letter arrives that changes everything.<br /><br />The next thing she knows, she and Sam are flying to Nantucket, a place they've never been before.<br /><br />It's meant to be a temporary visit. But then Angela meets the Hodges family and friends and begins to question where home really is.
Olive Kitteridge: Fiction
by Elizabeth Strout

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

March 25, 2008

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<b>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • THE EMMY AWARD–WINNING HBO MINISERIES STARRING FRANCES MCDORMAND, RICHARD JENKINS, AND BILL MURRAY</b><br /><br />In a voice more powerful and compassionate than ever before, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Elizabeth Strout binds together thirteen rich, luminous narratives into a book with the heft of a novel, through the presence of one larger-than-life, unforgettable character: Olive Kitteridge.<br /><br /> At the edge of the continent, Crosby, Maine, may seem like nowhere, but seen through this brilliant writer’s eyes, it’s in essence the whole world, and the lives that are lived there are filled with all of the grand human drama–desire, despair, jealousy, hope, and love. <br /><br /> At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance: a former student who has lost the will to live: Olive’s own adult child, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and Henry, who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse. <br /><br /> As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life–sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty. <i>Olive Kitteridge</i> offers profound insights into the human condition–its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires.<br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOK<i> </i>OF THE YEAR BY</b><br /> <b><i>People • USA Today • The Atlantic • The Washington Post Book World • Seattle Post-Intelligencer • Entertainment Weekly • The Christian Science Monitor • San Francisco Chronicle • Salon • San Antonio Express-News • Chicago Tribune • The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br /> “Perceptive, deeply empathetic . . . Olive is the axis around which these thirteen complex, relentlessly human narratives spin themselves into Elizabeth Strout’s unforgettable novel in stories.”<b><i>—O: The Oprah Magazine </i></b><br /><br /> “Fiction lovers, remember this name: <i>Olive Kitteridge</i>. . . . You’ll never forget her. . . . [Elizabeth Strout] constructs her stories with rich irony and moments of genuine surprise and intense emotion. . . . Glorious, powerful stuff.”<b><i>—USA Today<br /></i></b><br /><b>BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Elizabeth Strout’s <i>The Burgess Boys.</i></b>

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