Actress by Anne Enright
When her Irish-theater-legend mother succumbs to alcohol and instability, Norah draws on her experiences of surviving a crime and growing up in the wings of her mother's career to rediscover herself as a wife, mother and writer.
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August by Callan Wink
Struggling to adapt when his parents' divorce takes him away from his father's dairy farm, 12-year-old August flees to a Montana ranch in the wake of a violent act before uncovering dark local secrets. A first novel.
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Blackwood by Michael Farris Smith
In this timeless, mythical tale of unforgiving justice and elusive grace, rural Mississippi townsfolk shoulder the pain of generations as something dangerous lurks in the enigmatic kudzu of the woods.
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Days of Distraction by Alexandra Chang
A marginalized Silicon Valley staff writer moves with her boyfriend to a quiet upstate New York town where she confronts the challenges of their interracial relationship and the questions it raises about her heritage. A first novel.
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Deacon King Kong by James McBride
In the aftermath of a 1969 Brooklyn church deacon's public shooting of a local drug dealer, the community's African-American and Latinx witnesses find unexpected support from each other when they are targeted by violent mobsters.
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Enter the Aardvark by Jessica Anthony
A Republican Congressman struggles to save his career after a mysterious stuffed aardvark appears on his doorstep, in a novel of politics, power and sexuality.
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The Exhibition of Persephone Q by Jessi Jezewska Stevens
Discovering that she is pregnant in post-9/11 Manhattan, a woman in a complicated marriage receives an exhibition catalog containing manipulated images of herself before confronting difficult questions about identity and art in the digital age.
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Fearless by Fern Michaels
Falling in love with a divorced professor she meets on a singles cruise, widow Anna Campbell accepts his proposal before uncovering disturbing facts about him and his children. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Godmothers series.
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The Grace Kelly Dress by Brenda Janowitz
The iconic wedding dress of Grace Kelly inspires three generations of women to forge their own paths, including a Parisian atelier who is hired to sew a look-alike gown before confronting an impossible choice.
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Hex by Rebecca Dinerstein Knight
An expelled biology PhD candidate researches the fine line between poisons and antidotes at the side of her adored mentor before their respective dysfunctional relationships, desires and ambitions trigger ripple effects throughout a university campus.
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In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
An ambitious young lawyer on the brink of having it all disregards a vivid dream about how different her life will be in five years, before meeting the man in her vision nearly five years later.
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It's Not All Downhill From Here by Terry McMillan
Confident that her best days are still ahead, a successful businesswoman relies on close friends and her resourcefulness when an unexpected loss turns her world upside down. By the best-selling author of Waiting to Exhale.
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Last Couple Standing by Matthew Norman
Determined not to end up like their divorced friends, Jessica and Mitch outline careful rules for an open marriage before finding themselves in way over their heads. By the author of Domestic Violets.
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Marguerite by Marina Kemp
A young live-in nurse forges an unlikely connection with her once-powerful elderly charge before the influential people of their village begin targeting the relationship with gossip and scheme to get the nurse fired. A first novel.
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The Mountains Sing by Que Mai Phan Nguyen
Years after a family is forced by Vietnam's Communist Land Reforms to abandon their farm, a granddaughter comes of age as her loved ones depart for the Ho Chi Minh Trail. A first English-language translation.
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New Waves by Kevin Nguyen
Fed up with discriminating bosses, an Asian-American customer service representative and a talented African-American programmer conspire to steal their employer's user database before an unexpected setback exposes a secret double life. A first novel.
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The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
A historical novel based on the life of the National Book Award-winning author's grandfather traces the experiences of a Chippewa Council night watchman in mid-19th-century rural North Dakota who fights Congress to enforce Native American treaty rights.
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The Operator by Gretchen Berg
A 1950s Ohio switchboard operator who eavesdrops on her neighbors' conversations uncovers unexpected secrets when she decides to investigate a malicious rumor that threatens to upend her carefully ordered life. A first novel.
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Pride of Eden by Taylor Brown
When Vietnam veteran and retired racehorse jockey Anse Caufield’s prized lion escapes from his refuge for exotic cats, he becomes obsessed with replacing her—even if the means of rescue aren’t exactly legal.
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Privilege by Mary Adkins
A marginalized scholarship student, a biracial member of an elite circle of scholars and coffee-house worker trying to pay her way through school find themselves on opposing sides in a politically charged sexual assault case.
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Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman
A once-promising children's book writer navigates the humbling realities of middle age and dysfunctional family life while pursuing well-intentioned but increasingly disastrous changes. By the author of Animal Husbandry.
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The Shape of Family by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
A headstrong college student from a once-ambitious family navigates an unspeakable tragedy before her search for identity leads her down a dark path that is complicated by her parents' secrets. By the best-selling author of Secret Daughter.
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Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn
Folds the legends of Hawai’ian gods into an engrossing family saga; a story of exile and the pursuit of salvation. A first novel.
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Then the Fish Swallowed Him by Amir Ahmadi Arian
Arrested for political dissidence in the violent aftermath of Iran's driver's strike, a once-apolitical man develops an unsettling but interdependent relationship with his interrogator that exposes the oppressive power of the state to control individual lives.
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These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card
A man on his deathbed reveals that he stole another man's identity decades earlier, traces the family's history from colonial Jamaica to present-day Harlem and reconnects with the firstborn daughter he never knew. A first novel.
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This Town Sleeps by Dennis E. Staples
Engaging in a secret affair with a closeted white man, an Ojibwe from a northern Minnesota reservation navigates small-town discrimination before a ghost leads him to the grave of a basketball star whose murder becomes linked to a local legend.
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Tranquility Falls by T. Davis Bunn
Embracing a sober and responsible life after a devastating accident, a former financial analyst and news anchor becomes the unexpected guardian of his emotionally withdrawn teenage niece at the same time he bonds with a fragile single mother. Mirimar Bay No. 4
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Under the Rainbow by Celia Laskey
When a conservative Kansas community is labeled the country's most homophobic town, a task force of queer social activists voluntarily moves into the community for two years in an attempt to broaden minds and hearts, with unexpected results.
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We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry
Nearly three centuries after their coastal community's witch trials, the women athletes of the 1989 Danvers Falcons hockey team combine individual and collective talents with 1980s iconography to storm their way to the state finals.
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Writers & Lovers by Lily King
A follow-up to the award-winning Euphoria follows the story of a former child golf prodigy-turned-unemployed writer whose determination to live a creative life is complicated by her relationships with two very different men.
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