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The City We Became

N. K. Jemisin · Orbit
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn't remember who he is, where he's from, or even his own name. But he can sense the beating heart of the city, see its history, and feel its power.

In the Bronx, a Lenape gallery director discovers strange...
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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

V. E. Schwab · Tor Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

In the vein of The Time Traveler's Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab's genre-defying tour de force. A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young...
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The Pull of the Stars: A Novel

Emma Donoghue · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and ROOMIn an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city...
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Lying Life of Adults


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His Only Wife

Peace Adzo Medie · Algonquin Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Elikem married me in absentia; he did not come to our wedding." Afi Tekple is a young seamstress whose life is narrowing rapidly. She lives in a small town in Ghana with her widowed mother, spending much of her time in her uncle Pious's house with his many wives and children....
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Dear Edward: A Novel

Ann Napolitano · The Dial Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A twelve-year-old boy struggles with the worst kind of fame - as the sole survivor of a notorious plane crash - in a heart-wrenching and life-affirming novel for readers of Small Great Things, Little Fires Everywhere, and The Immortalists.

What does it mean not just...
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Deacon King Kong: A Novel

James McBride · Riverhead Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird, comes a wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting.

In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause...
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Weather: A novel

Jenny Offill · Knopf
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the nationwide best seller Dept. of Speculation--one of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year--a shimmering tour de force about a family, and a nation, in crisis

Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a traditional...
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Writers & Lovers

Lily King · Grove Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman.


Blindsided by her mother's sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived...
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Leave the World Behind: A Novel

Rumaan Alam · Ecco
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrongAmanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter,...
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The Cold Millions: A Novel

Jess Walter · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Beautiful Ruins delivers another "literary miracle" (NPR) - a propulsive, richly entertaining novel about two adventure-seeking brothers, the enemies who threaten them, and the women who reveal to them an unjust world on the brink...
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The Vanishing Half: A Novel

Brit Bennett · Riverhead Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white.The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together...
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My Dark Vanessa: A Novel

Kate Elizabeth Russell · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"A hard story to read and a harder one to put down . . . a well-constructed package of dynamite." - Stephen King

Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, a brilliant,...

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Winter Counts: A Novel

David Heska Wanbli Weiden · Ecco
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

An addictive and groundbreaking debut thriller set on a Native American reservationVirgil Wounded Horse is the local enforcer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. When justice is denied by the American legal system or the tribal council, Virgil is hired to deliver his own punishment,...
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Monogamy: A Novel

Sue Miller · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A brilliantly insightful novel, engrossing and haunting, about marriage, love, family, and heartache, from New York Times bestselling author Sue Miller.Graham and Annie have been married for nearly thirty years. A golden couple, their effortless devotion has long been the envy of their...
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Conjure Women: A Novel

Afia Atakora · Random House
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

A dazzling debut novel that sweeps across eras and generations to tell the story of a mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing--and the conjuring of curses.The intimate bonds and transgressions among people and across racial divides, during both slaverytime and freedomtime,...
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The Glass Hotel: A novel

Emily St. John Mandel · Knopf
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, an exhilarating novel set at the glittering intersection of two seemingly disparate events--a massive Ponzi scheme collapse and the mysterious disappearance of a woman from a ship at sea. Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star...
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How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel

C Pam Zhang · Random House Large Print
Pages: 485
Format: Large Print

One of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020!An electric debut novel set against the twilight of the American gold rush, two siblings are on the run in an unforgiving landscape - trying not just to survive but to find a home.Ba dies in the night; Ma is already...
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Mexican Gothic

Silvia Moreno-Garcia · Del Rey
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes a reimagining of the classic gothic suspense novel, a story about an isolated mansion in 1950s Mexico - and the brave socialite drawn to its treacherous secrets. He is trying to poison me. You must come for me, Noemí. You have to save me. After...
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