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Summer of '69
by Elin Hilderbrand

Language

English

Pages

433

Publication Date

June 18, 2019

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<div><strong>The #1 <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</strong></div><strong> <div><strong><br /></strong></div>Four siblings experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of </strong><strong>a summer when everything changed</strong>, <strong>in <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand's first historical novel</strong> <br /><br />Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century. It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket. But like so much else in America, nothing is the same: Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby, caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests and determined to be independent, takes a summer job on Martha's Vineyard. Only-son Tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam. Thirteen-year-old Jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother and her worried mother, each of them hiding a troubling secret. As the summer heats up, Ted Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, man flies to the moon, and Jessie and her family experience their own dramatic upheavals along with the rest of the country. <br /><br />In her first historical novel, rich with the details of an era that shaped both a nation and an island thirty miles out to sea, Elin Hilderbrand once again earns her title as queen of the summer novel.<br /><br />
Mrs. Everything: A Novel
by Jennifer Weiner

Language

English

Pages

481

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<b>An instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller </b><BR> <BR><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 /><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.
Sold on a Monday: A Novel
by Kristina McMorris

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

August 28, 2018

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<p><strong>A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER <br /> A USA TODAY BESTSELLER <br /> A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER<br /> A NATIONAL INDIEBOUND BESTSELLER </strong></p><p><em>An unforgettable novel by Kristina McMorris, inspired by a stunning piece of history. </em></p><p><strong>2 CHILDREN FOR SALE</strong></p><p>The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices. </p><p> For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family’s dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when it leads to his big break, the consequences are more devastating than he ever imagined.</p><p> For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family’s dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when it leads to his big break, the consequences are more devastating than he ever imagined.</p><p> Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, <em>Sold on a Monday</em> is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home.</p>
Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel
by Linda Holmes

Language

English

Pages

287

Publication Date

June 25, 2019

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • <b>#ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on <i>Today</i> • </b></b>“Everything a romantic comedy should be: witty, relatable, and a little complicated.”—<i>People</i><b><br /><br />From the host of NPR’s <i>Pop Culture Happy Hour</i> podcast comes a heartfelt debut about the unlikely relationship between a young woman who’s lost her husband and a major league pitcher who’s lost his game.</b></b><br /><br /> In a sleepy seaside town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth “Evvie” Drake rarely leaves her large, painfully empty house nearly a year after her husband’s death in a car crash. Everyone in town, even her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and Evvie doesn’t correct them.<br /><br /> Meanwhile, in New York City, Dean Tenney, former Major League pitcher and Andy’s childhood best friend, is wrestling with what miserable athletes living out their worst nightmares call the “yips”: he can’t throw straight anymore, and, even worse, he can’t figure out why. As the media storm heats up, an invitation from Andy to stay in Maine seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset button on Dean’s future.<br /><br /> When he moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie’s house, the two make a deal: Dean won’t ask about Evvie’s late husband, and Evvie won’t ask about Dean’s baseball career. Rules, though, have a funny way of being broken—and what starts as an unexpected friendship soon turns into something more. To move forward, Evvie and Dean will have to reckon with their pasts—the friendships they’ve damaged, the secrets they’ve kept—but in life, as in baseball, there’s always a chance—up until the last out.<br /><br /> A joyful, hilarious, and hope-filled debut, <i>Evvie Drake Starts Over </i>will have you cheering for the two most unlikely comebacks of the year—and will leave you wanting more from Linda Holmes.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Evvie Drake Starts Over</i></b><br /><br />“A quirky, sweet, and splendid story of a woman coming into her own.”<b>—Taylor Jenkins Reid, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Daisy Jones & The Six</i></b> <br /><br />“Effortlessly enjoyable . . . [a] pitch-perfect . . . adult love story that is as romantic as it is real.”<b>–<i>USA Today<br /><br /></i></b>“Charming, hopeful, and gently romantic . . . Evvie Drake is great company.”<b>—Rainbow Rowell, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Eleanor & Park</i></b>
The Nickel Boys: A Novel
by Colson Whitehead

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

July 16, 2019

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<b><b>In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 </b><b><i>New York Times </i></b><b>bestseller </b><b><i>The Underground Railroad</i></b><b>, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.</b></b><br /><br />As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone." Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides "physical, intellectual and moral training" so the delinquent boys in their charge can become "honorable and honest men."<br />In reality, the Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear "out back." Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold onto Dr. King's ringing assertion "Throw us in jail and we will still love you." His friend Turner thinks Elwood is worse than naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. <br />The tension between Elwood's ideals and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades. Formed in the crucible of the evils Jim Crow wrought, the boys' fates will be determined by what they endured at the Nickel Academy.<br />Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, <i>The Nickel Boys</i> is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers.
Before We Were Yours: A Novel
by Lisa Wingate

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<b><b>THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT—A <i>New York Times</i>, <i>USA Today,</i> <i>Wall Street Journal,</i> and <i>Publishers Weekly </i>Bestseller</b><br /><br />For readers of <i>Orphan Train </i>and <i>The Nightingale </i>comes a “thought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.”*</b><br /><br />Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.<br /><br /> Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.<br /><br /> Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.<br /><br />*<i>Library Journal</i><br /><br /><b><i>Publishers Weekly’s</i> #3 Longest-Running Bestseller of 2017 </b>•<b> Winner of the Southern Book Prize </b>•<b> If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection </b><br /><br />“A [story] of a family lost and found . . . a poignant, engrossing tale about sibling love and the toll of secrets.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br />“Sure to be one of the most compelling books you pick up this year. . . . Wingate is a master-storyteller, and you’ll find yourself pulled along as she reveals the wake of terror and heartache that is Georgia Tann’s legacy.”<b>—</b><i><b>Parade</b><br /></i><br />“One of the year’s best books . . . It is impossible not to get swept up in this near-perfect novel.”<b>—<i>The Huffington Post</i></b>
Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel
by Celeste Ng

Language

English

Pages

347

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<b>Soon to be a Hulu limited series, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington</b><br /><br /><b>eBook includes special materials for book clubs: a Q&A with Celeste Ng and John Green, a letter from Celeste Ng, and book club discussion questions. </b><br /><br />Named a Best Book of the Year by: <br /><i>People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, </i>NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, Library Reads, Book of the Month, <i>Paste</i>, <i>Kirkus Reviews</i>, <i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch, </i>and many more!<br />  <br /> "I read <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i> in a single, breathless sitting." –Jodi Picoult<br /><br />“To say I love this book is an understatement. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears.” - Reese Witherspoon<br /><br />“I am loving <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i>. Maybe my favorite novel I've read this year.”—John Green<br /><br />"Witty, wise, and tender. It's a marvel." – Paula Hawkins<br /><br />From the bestselling author of <i>Everything I Never Told You</i>, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.<br /><br /> In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.<br /><br /> Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.<br /><br />When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.  Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. <br /><br /> <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i> explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.<br /><br />Perfect for book clubs! Visit celesteng.com for discussion guides and more.
Next Year in Havana
by Chanel Cleeton

Language

English

Pages

394

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<b>A HELLO SUNSHINE x REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK<br /><br />“A beautiful novel that's full of forbidden passions, family secrets and a lot of courage and sacrifice.”—Reese Witherspoon<br /><br />After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity—and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution...</b><br /><br /><i>Havana, 1958</i>. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest—until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...<br /><br /><i>Miami, 2017</i>. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth. <br /><br />Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.
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?

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