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FICTION TITLES PUBLISHED IN May 2018

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Fantasy & Science Fiction

All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella's Stepmother by Danielle Teller
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A reimagining of the classic fairy tale, presented from the stepmother's perspective, traces her escape from a life of harsh servitude before single motherhood forces her to take a job as a nursemaid to an otherworldly infant, who eventually becomes her stepdaughter and a princess celebrated for her beauty. A first novel.

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The Crossing by Jason Mott

Relying on each other since early childhood to survive a merciless foster-care system, twins Virginia and Tommy are horrified when a deadly pandemic wipes out entire populations and a world war erupts over the cure, a situation that leads them to embark on a dangerous life on the run to avoid a suicidal military draft. By the best-selling author of The Returned.

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Death Doesn't Bargain by Sherrilyn Kenyon

When Kalder, a member of a the world's cruelest mer-race, sacrifices himself to rescue his crew and lands in the merciless hands of a world-destroying demon, Hellchaser Cameron Jack considers an act of even worse evil to secure Kalder's freedom. By the best-selling author of the Dark-Hunters series. Deadman's Cross No. 2

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King of Ashes by Raymond E. Feist
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Years after four of the once-peaceful kings of North and South Tembria betray an ancient covenant and kill a fifth ruler, the slain king's secret heir, an elite warrior; and another mysterious orphan, a master weapons smith, find their choices determining the fate of their world. By the best-selling author of the Riftwar Cycle series. Firemane Saga No. 1

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Miss Subways by David Duchovny
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A tale inspired by the myth of Emer and Cuchulain incorporates mythical figures from all over the world and traces a New York City woman's mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love. By the author of Holy Cow.

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Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel
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Returning to Earth after nearly 10 years on another world, Rose finds her old alliances have forfeited and the planet in shambles, a situation that challenges her to rebuild the Earth Defense Corps at the same time her friends start turning on one another. By the author of Sleeping Giants. Themis Files No. 3

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The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang
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An epic historical military fantasy, inspired by the violent history of China's 20th century, follows the efforts of an unexpected, dark-skinned war orphan to obtain an education at Nikan's most elite military school in spite of prejudice and the challenges of her lethal shaman skills, which raise her awareness about the existence of gods and the imminence of war.

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Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope
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Enduring life as an outcast from a homeland where her Earthsong talents are feared, orphan Jasminda helps care for an injured spy, Jack, who enlists her help in protecting the protective mantle around two nations that are preparing for war. Earthsinger No. 1

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The Testament of Loki by Joanne M. Harris
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A sequel to The Gospel of Loki finds Loki discovering a way out of purgatory before sharing the mind of a teenage girl who favors Thor and whose friends have also been co-opted by the gods as part of a plan to restore the Norse god ascendancy, which Loki would rebuild in rather different ways. By the best-selling author of Chocolat. Runemarks series

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General Fiction

Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk
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A timely satire by the best-selling author of Fight Club lampoons the absurdities in society with a depiction of a world where politician warmongering, erupting economic divides and melodramatic doomsday predictions culminate in the rise of a mysterious book that issues directives for the approaching Adjustment Day.

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By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank
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A young, sophisticated Chicago woman falls for the owner of a farm on Johns Island, a lush lowcountry paradise off the coast of South Carolina, and trades the bustle of cosmopolitan city life for the vagaries of a small Southern community. By the best-selling author of The Hurricane Sisters.

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The Cactus by Sarah Haywood
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Avoiding messy emotions in a perfectly ordered life marked by a logic-oriented career and a friends-with-benefits arrangement, Susan tackles the unexpected double challenge of losing her mother and becoming pregnant and is challenged to ask for help while discovering herself in unlikely ways. A first novel.

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Do This for Me by Eliza Kennedy
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A high-powered attorney and mother of two disastrously self-destructs when her husband's affair comes to light, forcing her to figure out what is really important in her life and what she truly wants from it. By the author of I Take You.

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The Ensemble by Aja Gabel
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Forging a familial bond over their shared artistic talents and secrets, four young people navigate a cutthroat world and their complex relationships with each other, as ambition, passion and love reinforce and divide them throughout the course of their lives.

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The Forgotten Road by Richard Paul Evans
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A follow-up to The Broken Road follows the inspirational pilgrimage of a man believed dead in a fiery plane crash who survives due to a remarkable twist of fate before embarking on a journey across Route 66 to pursue a second chance at life and opportunities to correct past mistakes. By the best-selling author of The Christmas Box. Broken Road No. 2

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The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen
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A high-profile, TED-talking, power-posing Silicon Valley CEO and mother of two finds her over-scheduled life turned upside-down by the baffling appearance of a woman claiming to be a younger version of herself.

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The High Season by Judy Blundell
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Forced to rent out her family's beautiful seaside Long Island home every summer just so that they can afford to keep it, Ruthie is forced to go to extreme lengths to protect the life she loves in the wake of a suddenly estranged marriage, greedy co-workers who are threatening her job, the return of an old flame and her teen daughter's destructive relationship. By the National Book Award-winning author of What I Saw and How I Lied.

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The Honey Farm by Harriet Alida Lye
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Attracted to an artists' colony on a drought-stricken honey farm where residents are offered free room and board in exchange for hard labor, a wide-eyed poetry graduate falls for a distracted fellow artist and begins to notice simmering tensions linked to ominous, plague-like events and her hostess's past. A first novel.

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How to Walk Away by Katherine Center
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When an accident on what was supposed to be the happiest day of her life lands her in the hospital with a very uncertain future, Margaret struggles to come to terms with family secrets, heartbreak and starting over before discovering love in an unexpected place. By the author of Happiness for Beginners.

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Limelight by Amy Poeppel
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A family's move to New York City brings surprises and humor as their lives merge with the captivating world of Broadway. By the author of Small Admissions.

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Lost Empress by Sergio de la Pava
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Shocked when her brother inherits their father's NFL team in spite of her pivotal role in building the family dynasty, Nina takes over a small indoor football franchise and resolves to take the NFL by storm, an ambition that is challenged by a criminal mastermind who prepares to commit an audacious act. By the award-winning author of A Naked Singularity.

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The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
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A woman begins serving two life sentences at Stanville Women's Correctional Facility deep in 2003 California's Central Valley, reflecting on the San Francisco of her youth and her relationship with her young son while navigating the harsh realities of a bare-essentials life of casual violence at the hands of the guards and her fellow inmates. By the award-winning author of The Flamethrowers.

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The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop
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Set during the hours leading up to the scheduled execution of a black teen for the alleged rape of a white woman in 1943 Louisiana, a meticulous portrait of race, racism and injustice in the Jim Crow era South traces the experiences of the convicted boy; his father, the District Attorney; the convict truck driver delivering the executioner's chair and a couple grappling with grief and secrets. By the author of The Why of Things.

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My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley
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Hitting rock bottom after his beautiful apartment is sold to his ex, David receives an unexpected call from his first wife, Julie, and agrees to help her sullen teen daughter get into college, an endeavor that brings lingering feelings and unresolved issues to light. By the best-selling author of The Object of My Affection.

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The Optimistic Decade by Heather Abel
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A founder of a back-to-the-land summer camp, a pair of bankrupt former ranchers, an ex-camper-turned-activist and a fanatical teen navigate the ups and downs of idealism and good intentions gone wrong during years marked by the oil-shale bust, protests against the Reagan Administration and the Gulf War.

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The Pisces by Melissa Broder

Bottoming out after a dramatic breakup, a habitual student accepts her sister's invitation to dog-sit on Venice Beach for the summer, where she meets an eerily attractive swimmer one night whose Sirenic identity transforms her understanding of what real love looks like. A first novel.

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The Seasonaires by Janna King

Working as carefree seasonaires for a chic clothing brand, six Nantucket workers find their ambitions and summer fun interrupted by the corporate machinations of the company's owner, who stages dramatic conflicts among her workers while demanding they post their lives on social media.

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Sorority by Genevieve Sly Crane
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In the wake of a pledge's mysterious death, a house of sorority sisters hide secrets ranging from eating disorders to extreme sexual belief systems while fiercely hiding the truth about what happened behind a strong wall of absolute sisterhood that is only partially compromised by one student's inability to forget the truth.

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That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam
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Overwhelmed by new motherhood in spite of her love for her infant son, Rebecca, a white woman, asks a kind black woman, Priscilla, to become her family's nanny, only to have her perspectives changed about her own life of privilege, a situation that compels her to take on unanticipated challenges in the aftermath of a tragedy.

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Tin Man by Sarah Winman
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Shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award, a heartbreaking celebration of love in all its forms gradually reveals a fallout between two longtime friends and Oxford students over the course of a decade marked by the marriage of one and the disappearance of the other. By the author of When God Was a Rabbit.

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To the Moon and Back by Karen Kingsbury
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Meeting a bereft and smitten son of an Oklahoma City bombing victim who bonded with, and then lost contact with, the daughter of another bombing victim, Ashley struggles to help the man find the girl at the same time she tries to get her skeptical husband to understand why she feels strongly compelled to get involved. By the author of In This Moment. Baxter Family No. 3

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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Years after growing up in the care of a group of mysterious protectors who served in unspecified ways during World War II, a young man endeavors to piece together the truth about his parents and the unconventional education he received. By the award-winning author of The English Patient.

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What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine

Born with the power to kill or restore life at a touch, a young woman endures a childhood of objectification and a complete inability to experience physical contact before she ventures into the woods at the edge of her village to remove a curse that has plagued the women in her family for centuries. A first novel.

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Historical Fiction

The Abbot's Tale by Conn Iggulden
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At the side of Alfred the Great in 973, priest Dunstan of Glastonbury helps guide England into a unified country. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Dangerous Book for Boys.

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Another Side of Paradise by Sally Koslow
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A tale of romance, celebrity and Gatsby-esque self-creation in 1930s Hollywood reimagines the affair between F. Scott Fitzgerald and his longtime lover, gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, detailing how she helped revitalize Fitzgerald's alcohol-compromised career in the years before his tragic death. By the author of The Widow Waltz.

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Give-a-Damn Jones by Bill Pronzini
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A free-spirited itinerant typographer who hates both his nickname and the rumors attributed to his character arrives in a small Montana town rife with tensions related to a convict's efforts to prove his innocence, a cattleman's demand for respect, a snooping firebrand editor and a feud between a wily dentist and a violent blacksmith. By the award-winning author of the Nameless Detective series.

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He by John Connolly
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A literary Golden Age Hollywood portrait based on the remarkable life of Stan Laurel traces the rise of a Chaplin-inspired comedian whose genius and talent blossoms through his creative and personal relationship with partner Oliver Hardy, at whose side he endures fame, betrayal and heartache. By the Edgar Award-winning author of the Charlie Parker mysteries.

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Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir
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Compelled by her ambitious father to live at court as lady-in-waiting to beloved fellow Catholic Katherine of Aragon, Jane Seymour is horrified when Henry VIII shunts the queen aside to pursue Anne Boleyn, whose failure to rapidly produce a male heir causes Jane herself to be targeted by the king's obsessive desire for a son. Six Tudor Queens No. 3

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The Judge Hunter by Christopher Buckley
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The hapless brother-in-law of British navy officer Samuel Pepys embarks on a dangerous mission to the New World in pursuit of two judges who helped murder Charles I, an effort marked by 17th-century Boston's Puritan beliefs, Native American tribal wars and an agent of the Crown with a mysterious past. By the award-winning author of The Relic Master.

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Love and Ruin by Paula McLain
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The best-selling author of The Paris Wife returns to her fan-favorite subject, Ernest Hemingway, in a tale set on the eve of World War II that is inspired by his passionate, stormy marriage to a fiercely independent, ambitious young Martha Gellhorn, who would become one of the 20th century's leading war correspondents.

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The Optickal Illusion by Rachel Halliburton
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Struggling with his flagging career against a backdrop of the turbulence of 1797 Georgian London, American painter Benjamin West is approached by a dubious pair who claim to possess the secret of master painter Titian's long-sought Venetian techniques, which he reluctantly agrees to let them show him only to encounter art world treachery, the limitations imposed on women and his own flawed perceptions.

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Shadow Child by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto
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A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist tells a haunting and suspenseful literary tale set in 1970s New York City and World War II-era Japan, about three strong women, the dangerous ties of family and identity and the long shadow our histories can cast.

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A Shout in the Ruins by Kevin Powers
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A sweeping and dramatic novel that spans 100 years and is set in Virginia during the Civil War and a century beyond explores the brutal legacy of violence and exploitation in American society as it examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation and their descendants. By the author of The Yellow Birds.

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The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable
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A tale inspired by the affair between JFK and Alicia Corning Clark describes how a young Polish maid is forced to end her relationship with a rising political star before her Hollywood successes, her eventual move to Rome and a chance encounter a decade later leads to revelations about how they actually feel about each other and the baby they secretly shared. By the best-selling author of A Paris Apartment.

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A View of the Empire at Sunset by Caryl Phillips
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A suspenseful reimagining of the life of Jean Rhys, author of Wide Sargasso Sea, traces her tempestuous life in Edwardian England and 1920s Paris before a brief visit transforms her views about colonization in the Caribbean of her childhood. By the award-winning author of A Distant Shore.

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Mystery & Detective

Better Off Read by Nora Page
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When her one last hope to save her storm-damaged library is found bludgeoned to death, bookmobile-driving librarian Cleo Watkins has no choice but to search for justice. Bookmobile Mysteries No. 1

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Blood Standard by Laird Barron
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An award-winning author makes his crime-fiction debut with a hardboiled novel set in the underbelly of upstate New York. Isaiah Coleridge No. 1

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Charmed Bones by Carolyn Haines
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Called to an urgent school board meeting involving a dispute between local conservatives and a trio of Wiccan practitioners who want to open a school, Sarah and her partner, Tinkie, investigate when the Wiccan sisters are implicated in the untimely death of their landlord, a reclusive local artist. By the award-winning author of Rock-a-Bye Bones. Sarah Booth Delaney No. 18

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The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths
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Asked by archaeologist Angelo Morelli for help in identifying bones found in the tiny hilltop town of Fontana Liri in Italy, Ruth Galloway soon realizes that there is darkness lurking in this seemingly picturesque town when she discovers a link between the bones and a modern-day murder. By the winner of the CWA in the Library Award. Ruth Galloway No. 10

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A Howl of Wolves by Judith Flanders
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Amateur sleuth Samantha Clair is front row to a murder when she attends a play and discovers the director dead and hanging from the rafters during the second act. By the author of A Cast of Vultures. Sam Clair No. 4

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The Lonely Witness by William Boyle
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A former party girl who now helps house-bound seniors in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn agrees to help a woman who’s usual caretaker is missing and ends up witnessing a murder that she doesn’t report and develops a fascination with the killer.

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Mr. Flood's Last Resort by Jess Kidd
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The award-winning author of Himself presents the tale of a lonely caregiver and a cranky hoarder who tackle respective notions of forgiveness, independence, sainthood, duty and connections before dark family secrets are brought to light, revealing the sinister fate of a missing local schoolgirl.

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Murder on Union Square by Victoria Thompson
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When a father seeking a financial settlement in return for relinquishing parental rights turns up murdered, potential adoptive parents Frank and Sarah Malloy must work to clear their names in the latest novel of the series following Murder in the Bowery. Gaslight Mystery No. 21

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Probable Claws by Rita Mae Brown
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Postmistress "Harry" Haristeen and her human and animal companions investigate a mystery dating back to Virginia's post-Revolutionary past, an effort shaped by the creative influence of an artistic new friend and the struggles of their predecessors from the 18th century. Mrs. Murphy No. 27

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Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic by Ace Atkins
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When paint chips from a valuable stolen painting arrive at the desk of a Boston journalist, Spenser is hired by a hopeful museum to delve into the black market art scene and investigate a cold-case art heist involving hidden secrets, jailhouse confessions and decades-old murders. By the Edgar Award-nominated author of the Quinn Colson series. Spenser No. 47

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The Shadow Killer by Arnaldur Indridason

When a man is found murdered execution-style in a small Reykjavík apartment in the summer of 1941, Flóvent and Thorson follow leads implicating the foreign soldiers only to find themselves on a dark and unexpected path that forces them to reckon with their own demons. By the award-winning author of Silence of the Grave. Flovent and Thorson No. 2

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What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka

A follow-up to The Last Place You Look finds private investigator Roxane Weary investigating a new client's suspicion that his fiancée is having an affair only to uncover disturbing truths about the woman's past in the wake of her suspicious death at the hands of unknown con artists, who target Roxane when she gets too close to the truth. Roxane Weary No. 2

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Romance

Beach House Reunion by Mary Alice Monroe
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The award-winning author of The Summer Girls presents a latest entry in the series that includes, Beach House Reunion. Beach House No. 5

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The Cast by Danielle Steel
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Building a huge following for her magazine column, Kait, a woman who prefers to focus on her career after two failed marriages, teams up with producer Zack to launch a television series with a colorful cast and crew, each marked by private eccentricities, heartaches and secrets.

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The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan
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Leaving her glum career in London to open a café by the sea on the beautiful Scottish island of Mure, Flora is astonished when her adorable if difficult boss, Joel, follows her and initiates a promising new romance that is overshadowed by local superstitions. By the best-selling author of Christmas at the Cupcake Café.

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Fade to Black by Heather Graham
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Using her fame as a cult TV star to launch a dream project in children's theater, Marnie witnesses the brazen murder of a co-star at the hands of a killer who seems to vanish into thin air, a crime that compels her partnership with a private investigator, the son of famous Hollywood actors, to counter an adversary who makes her doubt her own senses. Krewe of Hunters No. 24

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The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews
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Unexpectedly hired by an eccentric millionaire from a vast barrier island home, a young attorney learns the story of the new client's now-deceased circle of friends, her determination to protect the land from developers, disturbing clues about a long-unsolved murder and her ambitious plans for heirs and descendants. By the best-selling author of The Weekenders.

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My Kind of Christmas by Janet Dailey
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Travis Morgan is not crazy about moving back to Branding Iron, Texas, to run an abandoned ranch he inherited, until he meets the town's sweetly stubborn mayor, Maggie Delaney. Christmas Tree Ranch series

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The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda Quick
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Escaping from a private sanitarium and taking a job at an herbal tea shop in a 1930s California seaside resort town, Adelaide bonds with a man hiding under the cover of a therapy-seeking widower before a local con artist is murdered, drawing them both into a shadowy underground of duplicity and misdirection. By the best-selling author of the Arcane Society series. Burning Cove No. 2

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Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts
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A group of survivors navigate trauma and recovery challenges in the aftermath of a mass shooting at a movie theater, an event that inspires a career in law enforcement, triggers devastating PTSD and gives way to an escaped killer's plot to orchestrate an event with an even higher death toll. By the best-selling author of Whiskey Beach.

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Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist
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An artist reeling from her husband's sudden death and an engineer recovering from a messy divorce embark on the centuries-old Camino de Santiago pilgrim route from France to Spain, tackling unanticipated challenges and their own difficulties with trusting strangers along the way.

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An Unsuitable Match by Joanna Trollope
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A second marriage between two people who are head-over-heels in love with each other is tested by the challenges of their blended family, from a daughter who resolves to protect her mother from harm and young twins who need constant attention to two grown children who need extra love and support through difficult times. By the best-selling author of The Other Family.

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You Me Everything by Catherine Isaac
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A decade after leaving the disinterested father of her baby, Jessica is convinced by her terminally ill mother to make room for the child's father in their lives and embarks on a summer-long trip to France, where she visits the hotel her ex runs and endeavors to make him love his son, in an American debut from England.

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Story Collections

Come West and See: Stories by Maxim Loskutoff
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A debut collection by an award-winning writer reimagines the American West through linked stories describing a violent rural separatist movement that shapes a drunken lakeside wedding, an unemployed carpenter who joins the militia after his wife leaves him and a former soldier who raises the daughter of a dead comrade in a bunker beneath an abandoned farm.

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The Island Dwellers: Stories by Jen Silverman
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A first collection of interwoven stories set in the U.S. and Japan features protagonists who navigate the loneliness of being outsiders while simultaneously assuming the risks of exploring unprecedented levels of freedom and the opportunities of self-reinvention. By the Juilliard fellow and award-winning playwright of Still.

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Suspense

Alter Ego by Brian Freeman
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When a freak auto accident kills a driver on the remote roads outside Duluth, Jonathan Stride investigates the victim's baffling false identity and possession of a gun that had recently been fired, a situation that may be tied to the disappearance of a college student. By the award-winning author of Marathon. Jonathan Stride No. 9

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Arctic Gambit by Larry Bond
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After an American submarine is sunk in the waters outside Russia, Commodore Jerry Mitchell must find a way to destroy a new stealthy Russian weapon and avoid a nuclear catastrophe. By the author of Fatal Thunder. Jerry Mitchell No. 6

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The Crooked Staircase by Dean R. Koontz
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Rogue FBI agent Jane Hawk tracks a powerful Department of Justice operative at the center of a high-tech conspiracy that killed her husband and now threatens those closest to her as part of an agenda to seize power. By the best-selling author of The Whispering Room. Jane Hawk No. 3

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Dead Girls by Graeme Cameron
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A damaged police detective hunts for the serial killer who maimed her. By the author of Normal.

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The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

After erroneously receiving a mysterious letter about a large inheritance, Hal attends the deceased’s funeral and realizes that something is very, very wrong. By the New York Times best-selling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood.

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Don't Believe It by Charlie Donlea
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A filmmaker helps clear a woman convicted of murder—only to find she may be a puppet in a sinister game. By a USA Today best-selling author.

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Exit Strategy by Charlton Pettus
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Hiring the services of a secretive organization that allows the wealthy and famous to fake their deaths and start over with a new identity, the brilliant founder of a financially ruined tech startup questions the circumstances that led to his decision and encounters violent resistance when he attempts to reclaim his life. A first novel.

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Gale Force by Owen Laukkanen
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Playing it safe in spite of significantly reduced profits after witnessing her father's death in a freak maritime accident and assuming his rank as captain of an Alaskan salvage boat, McKenna and her crew take a last-chance job helping an imperiled freighter only to discover that it contains valuable cargo that is being targeted by powerful enemies.

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The Grave Above the Grave by Bernard B. Kerik
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(Publication release date pushed back to Sept. 2018) While responding to the pursuit of a Times Square shooter, a decorated NYC police commissioner accidentally hits the suspect with his car and is suddenly thrust from a local, domestic crime into the dark world of international terrorism.

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The Gray Ghost by Clive Cussler & Robin Burcell
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The grandson of a man who was wrongly accused of stealing a recovered Rolls-Royce prototype a century earlier hires husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo to solve the mystery and clear his grandfather's name, a case that is complicated by dangerous enemies and the rare vehicle's repeat disappearance. Sam and Remi Fargo Adventures No. 10

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The Hellfire Club by Jake Tapper
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A debut political thriller by the CNN anchor and author of the best-selling The Outpost finds an unlikely Congressman navigating the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, D.C., in the aftermath of a predecessor's mysterious death, a situation that is complicated by backroom deals, underworld societies and a plot that could change the course of history.

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The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet
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A U.S. debut by an Oxford-educated author from London presents a domestic noir tale that finds Caroline and Francis's hopes for a revitalizing week-long house swap challenged by underlying marital tensions, a neighbor's suspicious interest and disturbing clues throughout the house that reveal that the residents personally know Caroline, and her secrets.

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How It Happened by Michael Koryta
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After a troubled teen, no stranger to the law, admits to her involvement in a brutal murder, Rob Barrett, an FBI investigator and interrogator stakes his reputation on her confession only to have the information she provided prove false.

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Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall

A less-than-reliable male narrator describes his emergence from a brutal childhood and devotion to the happiness of a woman who he believes is not returning his calls because she is playing games with him and only pretending to be getting married to someone else.

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The Outsider by Stephen King
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In the aftermath of a boy's brutal murder in Flint City, a local detective is forced to arrest a popular Little League coach who in spite of an alibi presents with open-and-shut evidence that is called into question when the suspect's true nature and the realities of the crime come to light. By the Edgar Award-winning author of 11/22/63.

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Overkill by Ted Bell
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When his young son is dramatically abducted from a burning ski tram in the Swiss Alps at the same time Russian leader Vladimir Putin escapes an attack on his presidential jet and goes missing, Alex Hawke recruits a group of elite soldiers and hostage experts for a rescue mission that is complicated by Putin's plans for a triumphant return to Moscow. Alex Hawke No. 10

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Paper Ghosts: A Novel of Suspense by Julia Heaberlin
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An elderly man, once acquitted of a murder and suspected in many others, is removed from his assisted-living facility by a woman he does not recognize who claims to be his long-lost daughter, a situation that brings into question her motives and the legitimacy of his dementia.

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The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
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A group of new moms who all gave birth in the month of May gather twice weekly at the park to offer support and companionship before one of the babies is shatteringly abducted, subjecting his traumatized mother to invasive questions and prompting the others to go to increasingly risky lengths to help. By a best-selling author.

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Princess by James Patterson & Rees Jones
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Jack Morgan, the head of the world's foremost investigation agency receives at invitation to meet Princess Caroline, third in line to the British throne, and soon finds out that he is to find a close friend of the princess before the media catches wind of the scandal. Private No. 14

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Reaper Ghost Target by Nicholas Irving & A. J. Tata
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An sniper injured in the line of duty returns home and discovers that local assassinations are occurring when he is in the area, in the first novel of a new series by the best-selling author of The Reaper. The Reapers No. 1

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Star of the North by D. B. John
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More than two decades after her twin is kidnapped by North Korean operatives, brilliant CIA employee Jenna obtains information that her sister may still be alive and undertakes a daring mission into the heart of the regime, in a thriller that also traces the parallel stories of a peasant-turned-black-market businesswoman and a high-ranking official who discovers his traitorous heritage. By the author of Flight from Berlin.

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Wicked River by Jenny Milchman
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As they attempt to get away from it all on a backcountry honeymoon in the isolated Adirondack forest, a man stalks them from the shadows, threatening everything they hold dear.

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