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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 Mister
by E L James

Language

English

Pages

503

Publication Date

April 16, 2019

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller—a thrilling new romance from E L James, author of the phenomenal bestselling Fifty Shades Trilogy.<br /></b><br /> London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he’s never had to work and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face.<br />  <br /> But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past.  Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she’s an alluring mystery, and Maxim’s longing for her deepens into a passion that he’s never experienced and dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? Can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he’s been hiding secrets of his own?<br />  <br /> From the heart of London through wild, rural Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, <i>The Mister</i> is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page.
Lost Roses: A Novel
by Martha Hall Kelly

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • The perfect Mother’s Day gift! The million-copy bestseller <i>Lilac Girls </i>introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. Now <i>Lost Roses</i>, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.</b><br /><br /> <b>“Not only a brilliant historical tale, but a love song to all the ways our friendships carry us through the worst of times.”<i>—</i>Lisa Wingate,<i> New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Before We Were Yours</i></b><br /><br /> It is 1914, and the world has been on the brink of war so often,<b> </b>many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest. Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. Now Eliza embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors of Russia: the church with the interior covered in jeweled mosaics, the Rembrandts at the tsar’s Winter Palace, the famous ballet.<br /><br /> But when Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia’s imperial dynasty begins to fall, Eliza escapes back to America, while Sofya and her family flee to their country estate. In need of domestic help, they hire the local fortune-teller’s daughter, Varinka, unknowingly bringing intense danger into their household.<br /><br /> On the other side of the Atlantic, Eliza is doing her part to help the White Russian families find safety as they escape the revolution. But when Sofya’s letters suddenly stop coming, she fears the worst for her best friend. <br /><br /> From the turbulent streets of St. Petersburg and aristocratic countryside estates to the avenues of Paris where a society of fallen Russian émigrés live to the mansions of Long Island, the lives of Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka will intersect in profound ways. In her newest powerful tale told through female-driven perspectives, Martha Hall Kelly celebrates the unbreakable bonds of women’s friendship, especially during the darkest days of history.<br /><br /><b>Praise for </b><i><b>Lost Roses</b></i><br /><br />“A charming and vividly rendered historical novel . . . Based on true events, this prequel to <i>Lilac Girls </i>transports.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br /> “Inspired by true events, just like its predecessor, and just as well-researched, <i>Lost Roses</i> is a remarkable story and another testament to female strength. This sweeping epic will thrill and delight fans of <i>Lilac Girls</i> and readers of historical fiction alike.”<b><i>—PopSugar</i></b>
The Guest Book: A Novel
by Sarah Blake

Language

English

Pages

486

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<p><b>Instant <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller</b></p><p>“<b><i>The Guest Book</i> is monumental in a way that few novels dare attempt.” —</b><i><b>The Washington Post</b></i></p><p><b>The thought-provoking new novel by <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Sarah Blake</b><br /><b></b><br /><b><i>A lifetime of secrets. A history untold.</i></b></p><p><i>No</i>. It is a simple word, uttered on a summer porch in 1936. And it will haunt Kitty Milton for the rest of her life. Kitty and her husband, Ogden, are both from families considered the backbone of the country. But this refusal will come to be Kitty’s defining moment, and its consequences will ripple through the Milton family for generations. For while they summer on their island in Maine, anchored as they are to the way things have always been, the winds of change are beginning to stir.</p><p>In 1959 New York City, two strangers enter the Miltons’ circle. One captures the attention of Kitty’s daughter, while the other makes each of them question what the family stands for. This new generation insists the times are changing. And in one night, everything does.</p><p>So much so that in the present day, the third generation of Miltons doesn’t have enough money to keep the island in Maine. Evie Milton’s mother has just died, and as Evie digs into her mother’s and grandparents’ history, what she finds is a story as unsettling as it is inescapable, the story that threatens the foundation of the Milton family myth.</p><p>Moving through three generations and back and forth in time, <i>The Guest Book</i> asks how we remember and what we choose to forget. It shows the untold secrets we inherit and pass on, unknowingly echoing our parents and grandparents. Sarah Blake’s triumphant novel tells the story of a family and a country that buries its past in quiet, until the present calls forth a reckoning.</p>
Normal People: A Novel
by Sally Rooney

Language

English

Pages

268

Publication Date

April 16, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • “A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships” (<i>People</i>) from Sally Rooney, the author of <i>Conversations with Friends</i> and “a master of the literary page-turner” (J. Courtney Sullivan).</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“Fresh and accessible . . . There is so much to say about Rooney’s fiction—in my experience, when people who’ve read her meet they tend to peel off into corners to talk.”—Dwight Garner, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He’s popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her job at Marianne’s house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers—one they are determined to conceal.<br /><br /> A year later, they’re both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other.<br /><br /> Sally Rooney brings her brilliant psychological acuity and perfectly spare prose to a story that explores the subtleties of class, the electricity of first love, and the complex entanglements of family and friendship.<br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>Praise for <i>Normal People</i></b><br />  <br /> “I went into a tunnel with this book and didn’t want to come out. Absolutely engrossing and surprisingly heartbreaking with more depth, subtlety, and insight than any one novel deserves.”<b>—Stephanie Danler, author of <i>Sweetbitter</i></b><br />  <br /> “Arguably the buzziest novel of the season, Sally Rooney’s elegant sophomore effort . . . is a worthy successor to <i>Conversations with Friends</i>. Here, again, she unflinchingly explores class dynamics and young love with wit and nuance.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal, </i>“12 Best Books of Spring”</b><br /><br /> “[Rooney] has been hailed as the first great millennial novelist for her stories of love and late capitalism. . . . [She writes] some of the best dialogue I’ve read.”<b>—<i>The New Yorker</i></b>
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>
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 />“Each character is compelling but Daisy Jones is the star. She’s a blazing talent who is unapologetic in her sexuality and lives life on her own terms. . . . Like a poignant song with lyrics that speak to your soul, <i>Daisy Jones & The Six</i> by Taylor Jenkins Reid will transport you to another place and time.”<b>—Associated Press</b><br /><br />“Reid’s wit and gift for telling a perfectly paced story make this one of the most enjoyably readable books of the year.”<b>—<i>Nylon</i></b> <br /><br />“Wildly delicious.” <b>—<i>Entertainment Weekly</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 />Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize<br /><br /><em>New York Times</em> Bestseller<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 2018<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>
The Woman I Was Before: A gripping emotional page turner with a t...
by Kerry Fisher

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English

Pages

332

Publication Date

March 22, 2019

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<b>‘For fans of Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty, this book is an intense page-turner… </b><b>a book that you won't be able to put down until the very last page. It’s awesome, read it!’ </b><i>Our Grand Life</i><br /><br /><b>A new home can be a happy ending. Or a fresh start. Or a hiding place...</b><br /><br />Of all the emotions single mother <b>Kate Jones</b> feels as she walks into her brand new house on Parkview Road, hope is the most unexpected. She has changed her name and her daughter’s, and moved across the country to escape the single mistake that destroyed their lives.<br /><br />Kate isn’t the only woman on the street starting afresh. Warm, whirlwind <b>Gisela</b> with her busy life and confident children, and sharp, composed <b>Sally</b>, with her spontaneous marriage and high-flying career, are the first new friends Kate has allowed herself in years. Whilst part of her envies their seemingly perfect lives, their friendship might help Kate to leave her guilt behind. <br /><br />Until one day, everything changes. Kate is called to the scene of a devastating car accident, the consequences of which will test everything the women thought they knew about each other, and themselves.<br /><br />Can Kate stop her own secrets from unravelling, or was her hope for a new life in vain?<br /><br /><b>From the bestselling author of <i>The Silent Wife</i></b>, <b><i>The Woman I Was Before </i>is a book about the things we hide from those closest to us – and the terrible consequences that keeping those secrets can have. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Readers love<i> The Woman I Was Before</i>: </b></h2><br />‘It’s been a long time since I <b>read a whole book in 24 hours</b> but there was no way I was putting down <i>The Woman I Was Before</i>. No one writes <b>complex, painful family love</b> like Kerry Fisher. Real and raw but funny too. <b>Loved it!</b>’ Iona Grey, author of <i>Letters to the Lost</i><br /><br />‘<b>Wow</b>, what a <b>corker</b> of a novel… exactly the sort of novel that <b>creeps into your life</b> and you don’t want to put down… will keep you <b>turning the pages</b>, anxiously, excitedly and soon to reach a <b>thrilling conclusion</b>.’ Goodreads Reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br />‘<b>Loved it!!!!</b> Fell in <b>love</b> with the characters, so real and relatable.’ Goodreads Reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br />‘I was <b>absolutely smitten</b> with this book! I enjoyed it from the first page to the last.’ Goodreads reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br />‘I <b>loved</b> this book – I <b>lost my whole Sunday</b> <b>reading</b> – just <b>couldn't put it down!</b>’ Goodreads reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br />‘Kate’s secret, when revealed, is <b>gut-wrenching</b>... An <b>excellent</b> read.’ Goodreads reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br />‘A <b>cracking</b> character-driven story that <b>enthralled</b> me.’ Goodreads reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br />‘<b>5 stars!</b> Kerry Fisher has once again <b>nailed it</b> with this <b>fantastic</b> book about how our lives may not really be as wonderful as we like to present them on social media.’ Goodreads reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br />‘This is the first book I’ve read by Ms Fisher and I <b>thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it!</b> It <b>sucked me in</b> from the beginning!’ Goodreads reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br />‘Wives and mothers have an inexplicable need to use social media to share cozy snapshots and smart hash-tags that give the sense of a bright and shiny life. Kerry Fisher writes <b>an endearing story</b> about what really happens outside of the photo frame for women who are dealing with the challenges life brings. A <b>wonderful</b> read.’ Goodreads reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br />‘There are <b>secrets galore</b>, some big, some bigger. Very well done!’ Goodreads reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br />‘<b>Absolutely</b> <b>loved</b> this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br />‘An <b>excellent</b> read.’ NetGalley Reviewer, <b>5 stars </b><br /><br />‘I <b>enjoyed</b> every page.’ NetGalley Reviewer
The Victory Garden: A Novel
by Rhys Bowen

Language

English

Pages

347

Publication Date

February 12, 2019

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<p><b>A <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, <i>USA Today</i>, and Amazon Charts bestseller.</b></p><p><b>From the bestselling author of <i>The Tuscan Child</i> comes a beautiful and heart-rending novel of a woman’s love and sacrifice during the First World War.</b></p><p>As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong twenty-one-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She is convinced by a cheeky and handsome Australian pilot that she can do more, and it is not long before she falls in love with him and accepts his proposal of marriage.</p><p>When he is sent back to the front, Emily volunteers as a “land girl,” tending to the neglected grounds of a large Devonshire estate. It’s here that Emily discovers the long-forgotten journals of a medicine woman who devoted her life to her herbal garden. The journals inspire Emily, and in the wake of devastating news, they are her saving grace. Emily’s lover has not only died a hero but has left her terrified—and with child. Since no one knows that Emily was never married, she adopts the charade of a war widow.</p><p>As Emily learns more about the volatile power of healing with herbs, the found journals will bring her to the brink of disaster, but may open a path to her destiny.</p>

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