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Little Fires Everywhere
by Celeste Ng

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<b>The runaway </b><i>New York Times </i><b>bestseller!</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.
A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel
by Amor Towles

Language

English

Pages

468

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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<b>“The book is like a salve. I think the world feels disordered right now. The count’s refinement and genteel nature are exactly what we’re longing for.” <b><i>—</i></b>Ann Patchett</b><br /><b><br />“How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed novel stretches out with old-World elegance.” <i>—The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> <i>He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to.</i><br /><br /> From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Rules of Civility</i>—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.<br /><b><i><br /> </i></b>In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.<br /><br /> Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.<br /><br /><b><b>Soon to be a major television series starring five-time Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh.</b><br /><br />“And the intrigue! . . . [<i>A Gentleman in Moscow</i>] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery . . . a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright <i>Casablanca</i>-like drama.” —<i>The San Francisco Chronicle</i></b>
Before We Were Yours: A Novel
by Lisa Wingate

Language

English

Pages

339

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • 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>Praise for <i>Before We Were Yours</i></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>—<i>Parade<br /></i></b><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><br /><br />“Lisa Wingate takes an almost unthinkable chapter in our nation’s history and weaves a tale of enduring power.”<b>—Paula McLain, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Circling the Sun</i></b>
An American Marriage: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club 2018 Selection)
by Tayari Jones

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<DIV><B>THE INSTANT <I>NEW YORK TIMES</I> BESTSELLER!<BR /><BR /> OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION<BR /><BR /> “Haunting . . . Beautifully written.” —<I>The New York Times Book Review</I><BR />  <BR /> “Brilliant and heartbreaking . . . Unforgettable.” —<I>USA Today</I><BR />  <BR /> “A tense and timely love story . . . Packed with brave questions about race and class.” —<I>People</I><BR />  <BR /> “Compelling.” —<I>The Washington Post</I><BR />  <BR /> “Epic . . . Transcendent . . . Triumphant.” —<I>Elle</I></B><BR /><BR /> Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.<BR />  <BR /> This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. <I>An American Marriage</I> is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward<B>—</B>with hope and pain<B>—</B>into the future.</DIV>
Love and Ruin: A Novel
by Paula McLain

Language

English

Pages

374

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of <i>The Paris Wife</i> returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn—a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century.</b><br /><br /> In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha Gellhorn travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in the devastating conflict. It’s the adventure she’s been looking for and her chance to prove herself a worthy journalist in a field dominated by men. But she also finds herself unexpectedly—and uncontrollably—falling in love with Hemingway, a man on his way to becoming a legend.<br /><br /> In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the turbulent backdrops of Madrid and Cuba, Martha and Ernest’s relationship and their professional careers ignite. But when Ernest publishes the biggest literary success of his career, <i>For Whom the Bell Tolls,</i> they are no longer equals, and Martha must make a choice: surrender to the confining demands of being a famous man’s wife or risk losing Ernest by forging a path as her own woman and writer. It is a dilemma that could force her to break his heart, and hers.<br /><br /> Heralded by Ann Patchett as “the new star of historical fiction,” Paula McLain brings Gellhorn’s story richly to life and captures her as a heroine for the ages: a woman who will risk absolutely everything to find her own voice.<br /><b><br />Praise for <i>Love and Ruin</i></b><br /><br />“In this heart-tugging follow-up [to <i>The Paris Wife</i>], we meet Martha Gellhorn, a correspondent during the Spanish Civil War, who was the third—and perhaps most intriguing—of [Hemingway's] wives. The title says it all.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br />“Propulsive . . . highly engaging . . . McLain does an excellent job portraying a woman with dreams who isn’t afraid to make them real. . . . Her work around the world . . . is presented in meticulous, hair-raising passages. . . . The book is fueled by her questing spirit, which asks, Why must a woman decide between being a war correspondent and a wife in her husband’s bed?”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br />“[The] scenes of professional rivalry and seesawing imbalance are some of McLain’s best. . . . McLain’s legions of fans will relish the inspiration of a gutsy woman who discovers she doesn’t need a man at her side, after all.”<b>—<i>The Boston Globe</i></b>
Deuces Wild (High Stakes Book 3)
by Christina C. Jones

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English

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Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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Alicia "Ace" Miller has always had a somewhat contentious, arms-length relationship with Las Vegas Detective Cree Bradley. She likes their level of engagement exactly where it is - non-existent, never any occasion to cross paths.<br /><br />Until she needs his help.<br /><br />Only the most powerful of emotions - paired with fractured memories and the unshakeable feeling that something is missing - can make Alicia seek assistance from a man whose very presence puts her on edge. However, with lives at stake, her family on the line, and a chance at filling in the blanks of her past on the verge of slipping through her fingers, her choices are limited.<br /><br />He's the perfect person to have by her side.<br /><br />Cree Bradley takes his job seriously - protect and serve. Somewhere along the way, he's realized that for many of his peers, those lines have been blurred to the point of no return... destroying his own ability to walk the straight and narrow.<br /><br />Sometimes, that means walking the wrong way to do the right thing.<br /><br />This time?<br /><br />It means stepping through the looking glass, out of the bright lights of the strip and into a world where you don't know who to trust, danger lurks around every corner, and long-buried secrets are alive and well.<br /><br />Every twist, every turn, every<i>one</i> is... a wild card, in a game where the price of losing might be death, and the only way to win... is to show each other their hands.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
The Mars Room: A Novel
by Rachel Kushner

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><BR> <BR> <b>“Electrifying.” —<i>Vanity Fair</i></b><BR> <BR> <b>“A page turner… <i>The Mars Room </i>is<i> </i>one of those books that enrage you even as they break your heart.” —<i>The New York Times Book Review </i>(cover review)</b><BR> <BR> <b>“Brilliant and devastating… <i>The Mars Room</i> is a heartbreaking, true, and nearly flawless novel.” —<i>NPR</i></b><BR> <BR> From twice National Book Award–nominated Rachel Kushner, whose <i>Flamethrowers</i> was called “the best, most brazen, most interesting book of the year” (Kathryn Schulz, <i>New York </i>magazine), comes a spectacularly compelling, heart-stopping novel about a life gone off the rails in contemporary America.<BR><BR>It’s 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility, deep in California’s Central Valley. Outside is the world from which she has been severed: the San Francisco of her youth and her young son, Jackson. Inside is a new reality: thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive; the bluffing and pageantry and casual acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike; and the deadpan absurdities of institutional living, which Kushner evokes with great humor and precision.<BR> <BR>Stunning and unsentimental, <i>The Mars Room</i> demonstrates new levels of mastery and depth in Kushner’s work. It is audacious and tragic, propulsive and yet beautifully refined. As James Wood said in <i>The New Yorker</i>, her fiction “succeeds because it is so full of vibrantly different stories and histories, all of them particular, all of them brilliantly alive.”
I've Got My Eyes on You
by Mary Higgins Clark

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<b>A new thriller from #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark.</b><BR><BR>When a terrible crime shocks a New Jersey community, all signs point to one suspect. But if he's innocent as he claims, it means the murderer is still out there...<BR> <BR>After throwing a party when her parents were away, 18-year-old Kerry Dowling is discovered lifeless at the bottom of the family pool. The police immediately question Kerry’s boyfriend, who—despite proclaiming his love for her—was seen arguing with Kerry that night. As neighbors and classmates grieve the loss of their friend, Kerry’s 28-year-old sister Aline, a guidance counselor, searches for answers. She’ll do anything to help the Detective Mike Wilson learn what really happened the night Kerry was killed. <BR> <BR>Was someone watching Kerry the night of the murder? For Aline, the truth could be deadly.<BR> <BR>From #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense” comes a thrilling investigation asking what we truly know about the those we trust, and the secrets lying in even the most idyllic of neighborhoods.
Faded: The Trillest Kind Of Love
by K.C. Mills

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English

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Publication Date

May 17, 2018

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Samiq “Shooter” Young learned at an early age that love doesn’t make you responsible. His parents chose their vices over him, and although they were there, they fell short when it came to providing him with the things he needed.<br /><br />That deficit forced him into the streets and into a different type of family where he had to do whatever necessary to survive. Years passed, and he built a one-man operation that was just enough to provide him with a good life but kept him under the radar. However, as a man, he once again learns that love doesn’t make you responsible. When one of his transactions are interrupted by his ex, who chose her vices over raising the daughter that the two of them created—a daughter that Shooter wasn’t aware existed—he’s left once again to pick up where someone else fell short.<br /><br />Refusing to be a mirror image of his parents, he had some tough choices to make, which meant rearranging his priorities enough to be a father to his daughter.<br /><br />He walks away from everything and grinds in any way possible to make sure they both have what they need. That left little to no room in his life for anything other than being on his grind and raising his daughter, until her...<br /><br />Unfortunately, Shooter finds himself stuck between what his heart is being pulled to and what his mind is fighting against. Once you’re faded off of love, you no longer have control, no matter how hard you fight to maintain it.<br />
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy)
by Kevin Kwan

Language

English

Pages

546

Publication Date

June 11, 2013

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<b>The acclaimed international bestseller ("A dizzily shopaholic comedy." --<i>The New York Times</i>) soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Gemma Chan!</b><br /><br />When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor. <br />  <br /> On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.

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