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For Readers: Meet Your Next Good Book

Fact or fiction? Reader's choice

Fiction or nonfiction … nonfiction or fiction … how is one to choose? Well, you don’t have to! It’s once again time for one of our lists of complementary nonfiction and fiction titles, paired together to enrich your reading experience. Read more...

Covers of In On the Joke by Shawn Levy; When Franny Stands Up by Eden Robins; The Puzzler by A.J. JacobsCovers of The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd; Raising Lazarus by Beth Macy; Long Bright River by Liz Moore


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cover of We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman

We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman

"The story of two lifelong friends, one is dying and the other is learning how to deal with the grief of it." —Lillian

cover of The Twist of a Knife by Anthony Horowitz

The Twist of a Knife by Anthony Horowitz

"The latest escapades of Horowitz and Hawthorne find Horowitz himself framed for the murder of the theater critic who panned his first stage play. When a second critic is murdered, he knows only Hawthorne can unravel the mess." —Mary

cover of Shutter by Ramona Emerson

Shutter by Ramona Emerson

"A forensic photographer for the Albuquerque police is literally haunted by the victims she photographs in this chilling debut." —Laura

cover of The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy

The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy

"A new novel from Cormac McCarthy following a salvage diver from Louisiana across the southern US as he mourns his sister." —Gina

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When Franny Stands Up by Eden Robins

"A unique historical novel about a young Jewish woman trying to find herself in Chicago's comedy scene." —Laura

cover of We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman

We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman

"A brief and engaging novel that delves into grief, dying friendship, love, marriage, parenthood, and compassion.  Beautifully written, but keep the tissues handy!" —Mary

cover of Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott

Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott

"This fantasy tale follows descendants of Baba Yaga, mythical witch of Slavic folklore, after they inherit her famous hut on chicken legs." —Emily

cover of Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

"A dystopian tale about a young boy searching for his mother, who has been deemed “un-American” and has disappeared." —Lillian

cover of The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

"A literary thriller about an author who steals the perfect plot and starts receiving threatening messages." —Gina

cover of The Book of Phobias & Manias by Kate Summerscale

The Book of Phobias & Manias by Kate Summerscale

"An award-winning journalist and author traces historical trends of fears and obsessions from the Middle Ages to now." —Emily

cover of Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka

Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka

"Assassin Nanao gets on a bullet train to complete a mission--pick up a suitcase and exit the train--when he realizes there are three other assassins on the train." —Jessica

cover of Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

"Fans of the television show The Bear will enjoy this irreverent and eye-opening memoir of Bourdain's career as a chef." —Jessica

cover of The Littlest Library by Poppy Alexander

The Littlest Library by Poppy Alexander

"British librarian Jess recently lost her beloved grandmother and her job. On a whim, she bought a small cottage in the countryside, complete with an old red telephone box out front. By transforming both the phone box into a tiny library, she also transforms her life through the power of friendship and reading. Humorous and heartwarming." —Anne

cover of Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau

Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau

"Teenaged Mary Jane, from a straight-laced family, takes a summer job as a nanny to an unconventional family in 1975 Baltimore, and learns about life, love, drugs. sex and rock'n'roll. A coming-of-age story with wit, nostalgia, and great characters. The audiobook is wonderful." —Anne


 

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