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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.
Mrs. Everything: A Novel
by Jennifer Weiner

Language

English

Pages

481

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<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>
City of Girls: A Novel
by Elizabeth Gilbert

Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<b><b>AN INSTANT </b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i></b><b> BESTSELLER!</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>From the # 1 </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> bestselling author of </b><b><i>Eat Pray Love</i></b><b> and </b><b><i>The Signature of All Things</i></b><b>, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don't have to be a </b><b><i>good girl</i></b><b> to be a good person.</b><br /><br /><b>"A spellbinding novel about love, freedom, and finding your own happiness." - PopSugar</b><br /><br /><b>"Intimate and richly sensual, razzle-dazzle with a hint of danger." -</b><b><i>USA Today</i></b><br /><br /><b>"Pairs well with a cocktail...or two." -</b><b><i>TheSkimm</i></b></b><br /><br />"Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are."<br /><br />Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), <i>City of Girls</i> explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. <br /><br />In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. <br /><br />Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, <i>City of Girls</i> is a love story like no other.
The Mother-in-Law: A Novel
by Sally Hepworth

Language

English

Pages

347

Publication Date

April 23, 2019

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<p>• <b><i>"</i>Deliciously entertaining!" <i>—People Magazine's</i> "People Pick" </b><br /> • <b><i>Entertainment Weekly's</i> "MUST List"</b><br /> • <b><i>O</i> <i>Magazine’s</i> "15 Best Beach Books of the Year So Far"</b><br /> • <b><i>Bustle</i> "Best Book of April"</b><br /> • <b><i>Refinery29 </i>"Best Book of April"</b><br /> • <b><i>Cosmopolitan</i> "Best Book of April"</b><br /> • <b><i>Woman's Day's</i> "27 Fiction Books of 2019 to Add to Your Reading List ASAP"</b><br /> • <b><i>BookBub's</i> "Biggest Books of April"</b><br /> • <b><i>PopSugar's </i>"30 Must-Read Books of 2019"</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>A twisty, compelling new novel about one woman's complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in death... </b></p><p>From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, she knew she wasn’t the wife Diana had envisioned for her perfect son. Exquisitely polite, friendly, and always generous, Diana nonetheless kept Lucy at arm’s length despite her desperate attempts to win her over. And as a pillar in the community, an advocate for female refugees, and a woman happily married for decades, no one had a bad word to say about Diana…except Lucy.</p><p>That was five years ago. </p><p>Now, Diana is dead, a suicide note found near her body claiming that she longer wanted to live because of the cancer wreaking havoc inside her body. </p><p>But the autopsy finds no cancer. </p><p>It does find traces of poison, and evidence of suffocation. </p><p>Who could possibly want Diana dead? Why was her will changed at the eleventh hour to disinherit both of her children, and their spouses? And what does it mean that Lucy isn’t exactly sad she’s gone?</p><p>Fractured relationships and deep family secrets grow more compelling with every page in this twisty, captivating new novel from Sally Hepworth. </p><p><b>Praise for Sally Hepworth: </b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b>“With <b>jaw-dropping discoveries,</b> and realistic consequences, this novel is<b> not to be missed</b>. Perfect for lovers of <i>Big Little Lies.</i>” —<i>Library Journal</i>, starred review </p><p>"Hepworth deftly<b> keeps the reader turning pages and looking for clues</b>, all the while building <b>multilayered characters</b> and carefully doling out bits of their motivations." —<i>Booklist</i></p>
False Step
by Victoria Helen Stone

Language

English

Pages

278

Publication Date

July 01, 2019

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<p><b>Stay calm, keep smiling, and watch your step. In this marriage of secrets and lies, nothing is what it seems.</b></p><p>For days, all of Denver, Colorado, has worried over the fate of a missing child, little Tanner Holcomb. Then, a miracle: handsome, athletic Johnny Bradley finds him, frightened but unharmed, on a hiking trail miles from his wealthy family’s mountain home.</p><p>In a heartbeat, his rescuer goes from financially strapped fitness trainer to celebrated hero. The heat of the spotlight may prove too much for Johnny’s picture-perfect family, however. His wife, Veronica, despises the pressure of the sudden fame, afraid that secrets and bitter resentments of her marriage may come to light. And she’s willing to do anything to keep them hidden.</p><p>But when a shocking revelation exposes an even darker side to Tanner’s disappearance, Veronica realizes that nothing in her life can be trusted. And everything should be feared.</p>
The Nantucket Inn (Nantucket Beach Plum Cove series Book 1)
by Pamela M. Kelley

Language

English

Pages

248

Publication Date

April 19, 2019

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<p><strong>**Now a USA Today Bestseller!** </strong><br /><br />Lisa Hodges needs to make a decision fast. Thanks to her dead husband’s gambling addiction, their savings is almost gone. In her early fifties with a large, waterfront home on Nantucket to support, Lisa hasn’t worked in over thirty years, has no in-demand skills and is virtually unemployable.<br /><br />Her only options are to sell the house and move off-island, or, she could use her cooking and entertaining skills and turn her home into a bed and breakfast. She desperately needs it to succeed because she has four grown children with problems of their own and wants to stay close to them. <br /><br />Her oldest daughter, Kate, has a fabulous career in Boston--working as a writer for a popular fashion magazine and engaged to a dangerously handsome, photographer, who none of them have met.<br /><br />Kate's twin, local artist, Kristen, has been reasonably content with her on-again off-again relationship with an older, separated businessman. <br /><br />Her son, Chase, runs his own construction business and is carefree, happily dating here and there but nothing serious. <br /><br />Youngest daughter, Abby, is happily married to her high school sweetheart, and they've been trying to have a baby. But it hasn't happened yet, and Abby wonders if it's a sign that maybe their marriage isn't as perfect as everyone thinks.<br /><br />Come visit Nantucket and see how Lisa's new bed and breakfast has an impact on almost everyone in her family. It's the first book in a new series that will follow the Hodges family, friends, and visitors to Nantucket's Beach Plum Cove Inn.<br /></p>
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Wit...
by , Terry Pratchett

Language

English

Pages

383

Publication Date

June 28, 2011

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<p>The classic collaboration from the internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, soon to be an original series starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant.</p><p><strong>“<em>Good Omens</em> . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated. Lots of literary inventiveness in the plotting and chunks of very good writing and characterization. It’s a wow. It would make one hell of a movie. Or a heavenly one. Take your pick.”—<em>Washington Post</em><br /><br /></strong>According to <em>The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter</em>, <em>Witch</em> (the world's only <em>completely</em> accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.</p><p>So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.</p><p>And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .</p>
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>
Queen Bee: A Novel
by Dorothea Benton Frank

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

May 28, 2019

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<p><strong>“If I could only read one writer from now until the end of my life, it would be Dorothea Benton Frank." —Elin Hilderbrand, the <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author</strong></p><p><strong>Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank’s Carolina Lowcountry in this evocative tale that returns at long last to her beloved Sullivans Island.</strong> <br /><br />Beekeeper Holly McNee Jensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivans Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Holly calls her mother The Queen Bee because she’s a demanding hulk of a woman. Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware that she’s quite ill but that doesn’t stop her from tormenting Holly. To escape the drama, Holly’s sister Leslie married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life. Holly’s escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie.</p><p>Her world is upended when the more flamboyant Leslie returns and both sisters, polar opposites, fixate on what’s happening in their neighbor’s home. Is Archie really in love with that awful ice queen of a woman? If Archie marries her, what will become of his little boys? Restless Leslie is desperate for validation after her imploded marriage, squandering her favors on any and all takers. Their mother ups her game in an uproarious and theatrical downward spiral. Scandalized Holly is talking to her honey bees a mile a minute, as though they’ll give her a solution to all the chaos. Maybe they will.</p><p><em>Queen Bee</em> is a classic Lowcountry Tale—warm, wise and hilarious, it roars with humanity and a dropperful of whodunit added for good measure by an unseen hand. In her twentieth novel, Dorothea Benton Frank brings us back to her beloved island with an unforgettable story where the Lowcountry magic of the natural world collides with the beat of the human heart.</p>
Searching for Sylvie Lee: A Novel
by Jean Kwok

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<p><strong>INSTANT <em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>A READ WITH JENNA </strong>• <strong><em>TODAY</em> SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK </strong></p><p><strong>NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK BY <em>New York Times</em> <em>• Time • Marie Claire</em> <em>• Elle</em> <em>• Buzzfeed</em> <em>• Huffington Post</em> <em>• Good Housekeeping • The Week</em> <em>• Goodreads</em> <em>• New York Post </em></strong><strong><em>• Publishers Weekly </em>and many more</strong></p><p><strong>“This is a true beach read! You can’t put it down!” – Jenna Bush Hager, <em>Today Show</em> Book Club Pick</strong></p><p><strong>“Powerful  . . . A twisting tale of love, loss, and dark family secrets.”  — Paula Hawkins, #1 <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of <em>The Girl on the Train</em> and<em> Into the Water</em></strong></p><p>A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women—two sisters and their mother—in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge, from the <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of <em>Girl in Translation</em><br /><br />It begins with a mystery. Sylvie, the beautiful, brilliant, successful older daughter of the Lee family, flies to the Netherlands for one final visit with her dying grandmother—and then vanishes.</p><p>Amy, the sheltered baby of the Lee family, is too young to remember a time when her parents were newly immigrated and too poor to keep Sylvie. Seven years older, Sylvie was raised by a distant relative in a faraway, foreign place, and didn’t rejoin her family in America until age nine. Timid and shy, Amy has always looked up to her sister, the fierce and fearless protector who showered her with unconditional love.</p><p>But what happened to Sylvie? Amy and her parents are distraught and desperate for answers. Sylvie has always looked out for them. Now, it’s Amy’s turn to help. Terrified yet determined, Amy retraces her sister’s movements, flying to the last place Sylvie was seen. But instead of simple answers, she discovers something much more valuable: the truth. Sylvie, the golden girl, kept painful secrets . . . secrets that will reveal more about Amy’s complicated family—and herself—than she ever could have imagined.</p><p>A deeply moving story of family, secrets, identity, and longing, <em>Searching for Sylvie Lee</em> is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive portrait of an immigrant family. It is a profound exploration of the many ways culture and language can divide us and the impossibility of ever truly knowing someone—especially those we love.</p>

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