A Bright Ray of Darkness by Ethan Hawke
The first novel in nearly twenty years from the acclaimed actor/writer/director is a book about art and love, fame and heartbreak—a story of a young man making his Broadway debut in Henry IV just as his marriage implodes.
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All Girls by Emily Layden
Nine young women embark on personal and scholarly journeys of self-discovery at a prestigious New England prep school, where their evolving voices are shaped by a scandal that the administration would cover up. A first novel.
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Burnt Sugar: A Novel by Avni Doshi
Shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, a literary debut novel set in India is about mothers and daughters, obsession and betrayal.
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City of a Thousand Gates by Rebecca Sacks
A college student in illegal territory, a journalist covering regional violence, a new father and a teen soldier struggle to survive in the contemporary West Bank against a backdrop of ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. A first novel.
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Consent by Annabel Lyon
Two long-term caregivers who set aside their own lives for the sake of their sisters meet by circumstance while struggling to find their individual identities, journeys that are complicated by familial responsibilities, resentments and regrets.
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Dark Horses by Susan Mihalic
In a debut novel, a teenage girl’s struggles to reclaim her life from her abusive father.
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Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan
A too-fast friendship between a repressed queen bee and the ostracized wife of a once-famous rock musician explodes into a community uprising involving a dangerous sinkhole, a trapped child and shocking accusations.
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How the One-armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones
Lala must deal with a chain of events that have terrible consequences when her petty criminal husband is interrupted in his attempt to rob one of the mansions in their "paradise" home of Baxter Beach, Barbados.
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Infinite Country by Patricia Engel
Moving their family to what they believe will be a safer but temporary home in Houston, two young parents are forced to choose between an undocumented status in America and returning to the violence of war-torn Bogatá.
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The Kindest Lie by Nancy E. Johnson
Needing to reconnect with the baby she gave up for adoption years earlier, an Ivy League-educated Black engineer uncovers devastating family secrets before her bond with a young white misfit scandalizes her racially torn community.
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Landslide by Susan Conley
Caring for her teenage boys in a remote New England community while her husband recuperates from a severe accident, Jill confronts the realities of how the crumbling fishing industry is challenging her ability to protect her loved ones.
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Lone Stars by Justin Deabler
Invited by his husband to share his ancestral history with their son, Julian reflects on generations of his Texas family and how it was shaped by immigration, the Vietnam War and other historical events.
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Milk Fed by Melissa Broder
Transitioning from her Jewish faith to dieting to maintain an illusion of existential control, Rachel bonds with an Orthodox woman at a frozen yogurt shop before embarking on a journey of food, desire and spiritual fulfillment.
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The Mission House by Carys Davies
Taking refuge in a mission house in a remote hill town in India, an Englishman fleeing the dark undercurrents of contemporary life bonds with a Padre's daughter against a backdrop of escalating religious tensions.
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My Year Abroad by Chang-Rae Lee
An everyday American college student finds his life transformed by a Chinese-American businessman who unexpectedly takes him under his wing on a series of whimsical, heartbreaking and darkly shocking adventures throughout Asia. By the award-winning author of Native Speaker.
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No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
Elevated to prominence for her social-media posts, a woman begins suffering from existential anxieties while learning the languages, customs and fears of her fans throughout the world, before an urgent text from home transforms her virtual perspectives.
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The Removed by Brandon Hobson
A Cherokee family takes in a remarkable foster child on the eve of the Cherokee National Holiday and anniversary of a loved one's death. By the National Book Award-winning author of Where the Dead Sit Talking.
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Send for Me by Lauren Fox
A baker's daughter and her husband flee to America amid increasingly violent anti-Semitism in pre-World War II Germany two generations before her granddaughter learns the astonishing story of their heritage and losses. By the author of Days of Awe.
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The Smash-Up by Ali Benjamin
Upended by his wife's newfound activism, a once-successful businessman begins questioning everything in the face of scandalous allegations and a naïve houseguest. By the author of the National Book Award finalist, The Thing About Jellyfish.
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Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason
Pushing away her devoted husband, a once-successful writer moves back into her bohemian childhood home, where she struggles to come to terms with the mental illness that has overshadowed her life. A first novel.
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Truly Like Lightning by David Duchovny
The X-Files star and best-selling author of Miss Subways follows the experiences of a former Hollywood stuntman-turned-Mormon polygamist who is blackmailed by an ambitious developer to enroll his children in public school.
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The Upstairs House by Julia Fine
Recovering from a difficult childbirth, a woman caring for her newborn alone while her husband travels for work suffers a psychological unraveling that causes her to see the ghost of famed children's book author, Margaret Wise Brown.
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The Vineyard at Painted Moon by Susan Mallery
Devastated by a divorce that she admits was inevitable, MacKenzie finds her attempts to move away from the only family and source of employment she has ever known complicated by an unplanned pregnancy.
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We Can Only Save Ourselves by Alison Wisdom
Abandoning her life of popularity and high achievement to follow a magnetic stranger, a cheerleader embarks on an initially intoxicating journey of enlightenment that illuminates the cult-like qualities of suburbia. A first novel.
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We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman
After a blistering public shaming, a promising young playwright heads to Los Angeles to reinvent herself and work on a semi-documentary about a group of teen girls who have a Fight Club inspired by the book and film.
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We Run the Tides by Vendela Vida
The disappearance of a teen in the aftermath of a dispute about something that was or was not witnessed exposes dark community secrets. By the award-winning author of Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name.
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Zorrie by Laird Hunt
Cast adrift in the Depression-era West after the last of her relatives pass away, Zorrie survives by working at a radium processing plant before finding love, community and unexpected loss upon returning to her small Indiana hometown.
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