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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 />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></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 /><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 Dutch House: A Novel
by Ann Patchett

Language

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>
Blue Moon: A Jack Reacher Novel
by Lee Child

Language

English

Pages

359

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • In the next highly anticipated installment of Lee Child’s acclaimed suspense series, Jack Reacher comes to the aid of an elderly couple . . . and confronts his most dangerous opponents yet.</b><br /><b> </b><br /><b>“Jack Reacher is today’s James Bond, a thriller hero we can’t get enough of.”—Ken Follett</b><br /><br />“This is a random universe,” Reacher says. “Once in a blue moon things turn out just right.”<br /> <br />This isn’t one of those times.<br /> <br />Reacher is on a Greyhound bus, minding his own business, with no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there. Then he steps off the bus to help an old man who is obviously just a victim waiting to happen. But you know what they say about good deeds. Now Reacher wants to make it right.<br /> <br />An elderly couple have made a few well-meaning mistakes, and now they owe big money to some very bad people. One brazen move leads to another, and suddenly Reacher finds himself a wanted man in the middle of a brutal turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs.<br /> <br />Reacher has to stay one step ahead of the loan sharks, the thugs, and the assassins. He teams up with a fed-up waitress who knows a little more than she’s letting on, and sets out to take down the powerful and make the greedy pay. It’s a long shot. The odds are against him. But Reacher believes in a certain kind of justice . . . the kind that comes along once in a blue moon.<br /> <br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>EVENING STANDARD</i></b>
Last Day
by Luanne Rice

Language

English

Pages

402

Publication Date

February 01, 2020

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<p><b>From celebrated <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Luanne Rice comes a riveting story of a seaside community shaken by a violent crime and a tragic loss.</b></p><p>Years ago, Beth Lathrop and her sister Kate suffered what they thought would be the worst tragedy of their lives the night both the famous painting <i>Moonlight</i> and their mother were taken. The detective assigned to the case, Conor Reid, swore to protect the sisters from then on.</p><p>Beth moved on, throwing herself fully into the art world, running the family gallery, and raising a beautiful daughter with her husband Pete. Kate, instead, retreated into herself and took to the skies as a pilot, always on the run. When Beth is found strangled in her home, and <i>Moonlight</i> goes missing again, Detective Reid can’t help but feel a sense of déjà vu.</p><p>Reid immediately suspects Beth’s husband, whose affair is a poorly kept secret. He has an airtight alibi—but he also has a motive, and the evidence seems to point to him. Kate and Reid, along with the sisters’ closest childhood friends, struggle to make sense of Beth’s death, but they only find more questions: Who else would have wanted Beth dead? What’s the significance of <i>Moonlight</i>?</p><p>Twenty years ago, Reid vowed to protect Beth and Kate—and he’s failed. Now solving the case is turning into an obsession . . .</p>
Such a Fun Age
by Kiley Reid

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

December 31, 2019

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<b>AN INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER <br /><br />A REESE'S BOOK CLUB x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK <br /><br />"The most provocative page-turner of the year." <i>--Entertainment Weekly </i><br /><br />"A great way to kick off 2020." <i>--Washington Post</i><br /><br />"I urge you to read <i>Such a Fun Age</i>." --<i>NPR</i><br /><br />A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, <i>Such a Fun Age </i>is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.</b><br /><br />Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right.<br /><br />But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other. <br /><br />With empathy and piercing social commentary, <i>Such a Fun Age</i> explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "family," and the complicated reality of being a grown up. It is a searing debut for our times.
Dear Edward: A Novel
by Ann Napolitano

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

January 06, 2020

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on <i>Today</i> • A “dazzling” novel that “will break your heart and put it back together again” (J. Courtney Sullivan, bestselling author of <i>Saints for All Occasions</i>) about a young boy who must learn to go on after surviving tragedy</b><br /><b> </b><br /><b>“A reading experience that leaves you profoundly altered for the better . . . Don’t miss this one.”—Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of <i>Small Great Things </i>and<i> A Spark of Light</i></b><br /><br /> <b><i>What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live? </i></b><br /><br /> One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them are a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured veteran returning from Afghanistan, a business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. Halfway across the country, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor.<br /><br />Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a part of himself has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers. But then he makes an unexpected discovery—one that will lead him to the answers of some of life’s most profound questions: When you’ve lost everything, how do you find the strength to put one foot in front of the other? How do you learn to feel safe again? How do you find meaning in your life?<br /><br /><i>Dear Edward</i> is at once a transcendent coming-of-age story, a multidimensional portrait of an unforgettable cast of characters, and a breathtaking illustration of all the ways a broken heart learns to love again.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Dear Edward</i></b><br /><br />“<i>Dear Edward</i> made me think, nod in recognition, care about its characters, and cry, and you can’t ask more of a novel than that.”<b>—Emma Donoghue, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Room</i></b><br /><br />“Weaving past and present into a profoundly beautiful, page-turning story of mystery, loss, and wonder, <i>Dear Edward </i>is a meditation on survival, but more important, it is about carving a life worth living. It is about love and hope and caring for others, and all the transitory moments that bind us together.”<b>—Hannah Tinti, author of <i>The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley </i>and <i>The Good Thief</i></b>
Long Bright River: A Novel
by Liz Moore

Language

English

Pages

492

Publication Date

January 07, 2020

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<b><b>AN INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER!<br /><br />A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK</b><br /></b><br /><b>"[Moore’s] careful balance of the hard-bitten with the heartfelt is what elevates <i>Long Bright River</i> from entertaining page-turner to a book that makes you want to call someone you love.” <i>– The New York Times Book Review</i> </b><br /><b>  </b><br /><b>"This is police procedural and a thriller par excellence, one in which the city of Philadelphia itself is a character (think Boston and <i>Mystic River</i>). But it’s also a literary tale narrated by a strong woman with a richly drawn personal life – powerful and genre-defying.” – <i>People</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> <b>"A thoughtful, powerful novel by a writer who displays enormous compassion for her characters. <i>Long Bright River</i> is an outstanding crime novel… I absolutely loved it."<br /> —Paula Hawkins, #1 <i>New York Times-</i>bestselling author of <i>The Girl on the Train</i><br /><br /> Two sisters travel the same streets, though their lives couldn't be more different. Then one of them goes missing.</b><br /><br />In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat. They don't speak anymore, but Mickey never stops worrying about her sibling. <br /><br />Then Kacey disappears, suddenly, at the same time that a mysterious string of murders begins in Mickey's district, and Mickey becomes dangerously obsessed with finding the culprit--and her sister--before it's too late.<br /><br />Alternating its present-day mystery with the story of the sisters' childhood and adolescence, <i>Long Bright River </i>is at once heart-pounding and heart-wrenching: a gripping suspense novel that is also a moving story of sisters, addiction, and the formidable ties that persist between place, family, and fate.
When I Was You
by Minka Kent

Language

English

Pages

282

Publication Date

February 01, 2020

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<p><b>A stolen identity leads a woman down a dark and desperate path in a gripping novel of psychological suspense by <i>Wall Street Journal</i> bestselling author Minka Kent.</b></p><p>After barely surviving a brutal attack, Brienne Dougray rarely leaves her house. Suffering from debilitating headaches and memory loss, she can rely only on her compassionate new tenant, Dr. Niall Emberlin, a welcome distraction from the discomfiting bubble that has become her existence.</p><p>But Brienne’s growing confidence in her new routine is shaken when she stumbles across unsettling evidence that someone else is living as…her. Same name. Same car. Same hair. Same clothes. She’s even friended her family on social media. To find out why, Brienne must leave the safety of her home to hunt a familiar stranger.</p><p>What she discovers is more disturbing than she could have ever imagined. With her fragile mind close to shattering, Brienne is prepared to do anything to reclaim her life. If it’s even hers to reclaim.</p>
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><br /></b><b>A<i> CrimeReads </i>Best Crime Novel Notable selection </b><b><i></i><i></i><i></i><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 TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>PEOPLE </i>AND 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>Vanity Fair</i> • <i>Entertainment Weekly </i>• <i>BuzzFeed </i>•<i> Esquire </i>• <i>Real Simple</i> • <i>Good Housekeeping</i> • The New York Public Library • <i>The Guardian </i>• <i>Evening Standard </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>

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