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The Bitterroots

C. J. Box · Minotaur Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A riveting new novel from New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author C. J. Box.

The ties that bind can burn you.

Former sheriff's investigator Cassie Dewell is trying to start her life over as in private practice. She's her own boss and answers...

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The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Michael Connelly · Little
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

Detective Harry Bosch must track down someone who may never have existed in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.

Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky...
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Bloody Genius

John Sandford · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Virgil Flowers will have to watch his back--and his mouth--as he investigates a college culture war turned deadly in another one of Sandford's "madly entertaining Virgil Flowers mysteries" (New York Times Book Review) .

At the local...
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The Book of Lost Friends: A Novel

Lisa Wingate · Random House Large Print
Pages: 656
Format: Large Print

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a new novel inspired by historical events: a dramatic story of three young women on a journey in search of family amidst the destruction of the post-Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who rediscovers...
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Hour of the Witch: A Novel

Chris Bohjalian · Random House Large Print; Large type / Large print edition
Format: Paperback

Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When...
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The Nightingale

Kristin Hannah · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

A #1 New York Times bestseller, Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year, and soon to be a major motion picture, this unforgettable novel of love and strength in the face of war has enthralled a generation.

With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling...

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The Institute: A Novel

Stephen King · Scribner
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It - publishing just as the second part of It, the movie, lands in theaters.

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street...
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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

Jenny Lawson · Flatiron Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea.

But terrible ideas are what Jenny...

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Circe

Madeline Miller · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller "manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The...
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The Rosie Project: A Novel

Graeme C Simsion · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.

THE ART OF LOVE IS NEVER A SCIENCE

MEET DON TILLMAN, a brilliant yet socially...
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The Daughters of Foxcote Manor

Eve Chase · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Readers of Lisa Jewell and Simone St. James will delight in this haunting, touching story of mothers, daughters, and belonging--and the devastating lies families tell themselves in order to survive.An isolated forest estate.A family with a terrible secret.The discovery that changes everything.England,...
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I Have Something to Tell You: A Memoir

Chasten Buttigieg · Atria Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A moving, hopeful, and refreshingly candid memoir by the husband of former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg about growing up gay in his small Midwestern town, his relationship with Pete, and his hope for America's future.Throughout the past year, teacher Chasten Glezman...
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The Saturdays

Elizabeth Enright · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 177
Format: Hardcover

Four reasons to cheer!

Meet the Melendys! Mona, the eldest, is thirteen. She has decided to become an actress and can recite poetry at the drop of a hat. Rush is twelve and a bit mischievous. Miranda is ten and a half. She loves dancing and painting pictures. Oliver is the youngest....
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By the shores of Silver Lake

Laura Ingalls Wilder · HarperCollins; Revised edition
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Ma and the girls follow Pa west by train where they make their home at a rough railroad camp and plan for their own homestead.
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Uprooted

Naomi Novik · Del Rey
Pages: 456
Format: Print book

WINNER OF THE NEBULA AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL * Naomi Novik, author of the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed Temeraire novels, introduces a bold new world rooted in folk stories and legends, as elemental as a Grimm fairy tale.

HUGO AWARD FINALIST * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST...
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Outlawed

Anna North
Format: Hardcover

The Crucible meets True Grit in this riveting adventure story of a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West.In the year of our Lord 1894, I became an outlaw. The day of her wedding, 17 year old Ada's life looks good; she loves...
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Piranesi

Susanna Clarke · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality. Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon...
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The Secret History

Donna Tartt · Vintage
Format: Paperback

Donna Tartt, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her most recent novel, The Goldfinch, established herself as a major talent with The Secret History, which has become a contemporary classic.Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits...
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A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel

Victoria Schwab · Tor Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A Darker Shade of Magic, from #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab

Kell is one of the last Antari -- magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in Arnes...

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He Started It

Samantha Downing · Berkley
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the twisted mind behind mega hit My Lovely Wife comes the story of a family - not unlike your own - just with a few more violent tendencies thrown in....Beth, Portia, and Eddie Morgan haven't all been together in years. And for very good reasons - we'll get to those later....
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Eternal

Lisa Scottoline · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

What war destroys, only love can heal.Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro grow up as the best of friends despite their differences. Elisabetta is a feisty beauty who dreams of becoming a novelist; Marco the brash and athletic son in a family of professional cyclists; and Sandro a Jewish mathematics...
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All That Really Matters

Nicole Deese
Format: Paperback

Molly McKenzie's bright personality and on-trend fashion and beauty advice have earned her an impressive social media following, as well as a shiny monthly paycheck. When her manager-turned-boyfriend tells her of an upcoming audition to host a makeover show for America's underprivileged...
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Shadows of the White City

Jocelyn Green · Bethany House Publishers
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

The one thing Sylvie Townsend wants most is what she feared she was destined never to have--a family of her own. But taking in Polish immigrant Rose Dabrowski to raise and love quells those fears--until seventeen-year-old Rose goes missing at the World's Fair, and Sylvie's world...
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Howl's Moving Castle

Diana Wynne Jones · GreenWilBk; 1st ed edition
Format: Hardcover

In the land of Ingary, such things as spells, invisible cloaks, and seven-league boots were everyday things. The Witch of the Waste was another matter.After fifty years of quiet, it was rumored that the Witch was about to terrorize the country again. So when a moving black castle, blowing...
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Kiki's Delivery Service

Eiko Kadono · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Nostalgic fans of the Hiyao Miyazaki film and newcomers alike--soar into the modern classic about a young witch and her clever cat that started it all! Half-witch Kiki never runs from a challenge. So when her thirteenth birthday arrives, she's eager to follow a witch's tradition:...
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Framed

Frank Cottrell Boyce · HarperCollins
Pages: 306
Format: Paperback

A few things to know about DylanHe is the only boy in his entire town.His best friends are two pet chickens.Criminal instincts run in his family.And one more small thing about nine-year-old Dylan - the crime of the century has just fallen into his lap.
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Bath Haus: A Thriller

P. J. Vernon · Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

Oliver Park, a recovering addict from Indiana, finally has everything he ever wanted: sobriety and a loving, wealthy partner in Nathan, a prominent DC trauma surgeon. Despite their difference in age and disparate backgrounds, they've made a perfect life together. With everything to lose,...
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The Sweetness of Water

Nathan Harris · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

n the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry&;freed by the Emancipation Proclamation&;seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm,...

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As You Wish

Jude Deveraux · MIRA
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

One fateful summer, three very different women find themselves together in Summer Hill, Virginia, where they find they have much more in common than they realized ...

Sixty-year-old Olivia's first marriage was long and unhappy, but now she is a newlywed, thrilled to finally be starting...
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Met Her Match

Jude Deveraux · MIRA
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In small towns, no one lets the facts get in the way of juicy gossip ...

Terri Rayburn is a girl with a reputation. She doesn't deserve it, but having grown up on the outskirts of Summer Hill, Virginia, she knows how small towns work. The only way to deal with vicious gossip is to ignore...
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Designs On Murder: A Ghostly Fashionista Mystery

Gayle Leeson · Grace Abraham Publishing
Pages: 340
Format: Paperback

What if you discovered your lively new friend wasn't really...alive? Amanda Tucker is excited about opening her fashion design studio in Shops On Main, a charming old building in historic Abingdon, Virginia. She didn't realize a ghost came with the property! But soon Maxine "Max"...
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1Q84

Haruki Murakami · Knopf
Pages: 925
Format: Hardcover

"Murakami is like a magician who explains what he's doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers . . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it's the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that we are dreaming it ourselves."...
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Swimming in the Dark: A Novel

Tomasz Jedrowski · William Morrow
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

"Captivating both for its shimmering surfaces and its terrifying depths. Tomasz Jedrowski is a remarkable writer." -- Justin Torres, bestselling author of We the AnimalsSet in early 1980s Poland against the violent decline of communism, a tender and passionate story of first...
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Call Me by Your Name: A Novel

André Aciman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First Edition edition
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference. But during...
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Instructions for Dancing

Nicola Yoon · Delacorte Press
Format: Hardcover

Evie Thomas doesn't believe in love anymore. Especially after the strangest thing occurs one otherwise ordinary afternoon: She witnesses a couple kiss and is overcome with a vision of how their romance began . . . and how it will end. After all, even the greatest love stories end with...
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Dune

Frank Herbert · Penguin Classics
Pages: 720
Format: Hardcover

A deluxe hardcover edition of the best-selling science-fiction book of all time - part of Penguin Galaxy, a collectible series of six sci-fi/fantasy classics, featuring a series introduction by Neil Gaiman

Winner of the AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition

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Kushiel's Dart

Jacqueline Carey · Tor Fantasy; 1st edition
Pages: 912
Format: Mass Market Paperback

The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassing beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good...and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt. Phèdre nó Delaunay is a young woman...
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The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive)

Brandon Sanderson · Tor Fantasy; Reprint edition
Pages: 1280
Format: Mass Market Paperback

Brandon Sanderson, widely acclaimed for his work completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time saga,  begins a grand cycle of his own, with The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive.Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across...
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Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants

George W. Bush · Crown
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

In this powerful new collection of oil paintings and stories, President George W. Bush spotlights the inspiring journeys of America&;s immigrants and the contributions they make to the life and prosperity of our nation.

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Confessions on the 7:45: A Novel

Lisa Unger · Park Row
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"[A] taut, beautifully-written novel." - Sarah Pekkanen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Anonymous GirlFrom master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies and deceit.Be careful to whom you tell...
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

John Berendt · Alexandria Library
Pages: 400
Format: Book

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's...
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