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The Mansion: A Novel

Ezekiel Boone · Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

In this white-knuckle thriller from the internationally bestselling author of the "apocalyptic extravaganza" (Publishers Weekly) The Hatching series, a family moves into a home equipped with the world's most intelligent, cutting-edge, and intuitive computer ever - but a buried...
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Nine Perfect Strangers

LIANE MORIARTY · Flatiron Books
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little LiesCould ten days at a health resort really change you forever? In Liane Moriarty's latest page-turner, nine perfect strangers are about to find out...Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight,...
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Once Upon a River: A Novel

DIANE SETTERFIELD · Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

From the instant #1 New York Times bestselling author of the "eerie and fascinating" (USA TODAY) The Thirteenth Tale comes a richly imagined, powerful new novel about how we explain the world to ourselves, ourselves to others, and the meaning of our lives in a universe that...
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Good Riddance

Elinor Lipman · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The delightful new romantic comedy from Elinor Lipman, in which one woman's trash becomes another woman's treasure, with deliriously entertaining results. Daphne Maritch doesn't quite know what to make of the heavily annotated high school yearbook she inherits from her mother, who held...
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Women Rowing North: Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing As We Age

Mary Bray Pipher · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age.Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts...
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Dressing on the Side

Jaclyn London · Grand Central Life & Style
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Whether it's a new fad, "detox" diet, news report or a celebrity-endorsed supplement, the constant flow of diet information is cluttered, conflicting, and often devoid of scientific research-- leaving millions of us confused, overwhelmed, and feeling totally helpless in taking...
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The Water Cure: A Novel

Sophie Mackintosh · Doubleday
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"An extraordinary otherworldly debut... [Mackintosh] is writing the way that Sofia Coppola would shoot the end of the world: everything is luminous, precise, slow to the point of dread."--The GuardianThe Handmaid's Tale meets The Virgin Suicides in this dystopic feminist revenge...
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The Victory Garden: A Novel

Hoge Raad. · Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 353
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of The Tuscan Child comes a beautiful and heart-rending novel of a woman's love and sacrifice during the First World War.As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong twenty-one-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She is convinced...
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Home Cheese Making: Recipes for 75 Homemade Cheeses

Ricki Carroll · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

In this home cheese making primer, Ricki Carrol presents basic techniques that will have you whipping up delicious cheeses of every variety in no time. Step-by-step instructions for farmhouse cheddar, gouda, mascarpone, and more are accompanied by inspiring profiles of home cheese makers....
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Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live

Rob Dunn · Basic Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A natural history of the wilderness in our homes, from the microbes in our showers to the crickets in our basementsEven when the floors are sparkling clean and the house seems silent, our domestic domain is wild beyond imagination. In Never Home Alone, biologist Rob Dunn introduces us to the nearly...
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Sometimes I Lie

ALICE FEENEY · Macmillan Audio
Format: Audiobook

"With tension comparable to 'Gone Girl' and 'The Girl on the Train,' plus the imaginative Now-Then-Before construction, Feeney unfolds just enough in each chapter to keep you page-turning for more, and her character development is excellent." -- NJ.ComFrom renowned journalist...
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The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

JON MEACHAM · Random House
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows...
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Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment

Francis Fukuyama · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for domestic and international affairs of stateIn 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American institutions were...
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I Think You're Wrong

Sarah Stewart Holland · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Two friends on opposite sides of the aisle provide a practical guide to grace-filled political conversation while challenging readers to put relationship before policy and understanding before argument.More than ever, politics seems driven by conflict and anger. People sitting together...
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The Library Book

SUSAN ORLEAN · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Susan Orlean, hailed as a "national treasure" by The Washington Post and the acclaimed bestselling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved...
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