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For Readers: Meet Your Next Good Book

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Maybe we’re a little biased, but there’s just something irresistible when it comes to books about books. The authors who write books and the readers who devour them are all passionate people, making them a captivating subject. But it’s not all stories of charming bookshops in picturesque villages! These reads show just what lengths people are willing to go to for that special book, whether it's the romantic gesture of a lifetime or a dark decision they can never take back. Read more...

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Liarmouth by John Waters

"The Pope of Trash is back, this time in novel format! John Waters' signature outrageousness fills every page of Marsha Sprinkle's exploits." —Emily

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The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki

"Narrated by a talking book, this tells the story of a boy who hears voices and a mother fighting to keep her family together." —Gina

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The Island by Adrian McKinty

"An American family's vacation to Australia goes seriously awry when they visit an isolated island off the coast, inhabited by a large family with no regard for morals or laws. This is a compulsive thriller, soon to be a Hulu series. " —Anne

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Tracy Flick Can’t Win by Tom Perotta

"Tracy Flick is an assistant principal at a suburban New Jersey high school, up for a long-overdue promotion, but finds obstacles in her way. Told from multiple perspectives and manages multiple themes including revenge, ambition, Me Too and atonement." —Lillian

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A Botanist's Guide to Parties and Poisons by Kate Khavari

"Botanist Saffron is already struggling to get ahead in the boys club of academia in 1923 London when her mentor's affinity for toxic plants lands them in the middle of a poisoning investigation." —Laura

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Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh

"This novel follows the people of a medieval village (especially a motherless boy) as they deal with tragedy and disaster." —Gina

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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"Framed as a letter, Adichie offers simple suggestions for how one can raise one’s child to be a feminist; the author narrates the audiobook for an interesting, fast read. ." —Jessica

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The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

"Well-researched  historical fiction based on the fascinating life of a female Russian sniper during WWII." —Mary

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Ashton Hall by Lauren Belfer

"A mother and her young son spend the summer at an old historic manor house in England, where they find the skeleton of a woman walled into a forgotten room, causing past and present secrets to be revealed." —Anne

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A Caribbean Heiress in Paris by Adriana Herrera

"An exciting new historical romance series about a Dominican rum heiress and a Scottish whisky-maker that think the best move for their businesses is a marriage of convenience." —Laura

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Born to be Hanged by Keith Thomson

"Journey to the South Seas and join the utterly wild adventures of a ragtag team of English buccaneers in 1680." —Emily

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Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall

"A delightful romance full of humor and drama and perfect for fans of the Great British Bake Off. A single mother enters a baking competition to try to turn her life around and finds that she has to figure out her priorities and true desires." —Lillian

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The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

"Wallace-Wells presents a chilling look at how climate change will impact Earth's future." —Jessica

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The Chef's Secret by Crystal King

"Historical fiction set in 16th century Rome, where the pope's personal chef dies so his apprentice/nephew takes over the job while trying to decipher the journals full of secrets he left behind." —Mary


 

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