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Majors, Inman

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Summary: Penelope Lemon is a recent divorcée, closet Metallica fan, and accidental subversive to all the expectations of suburban motherhood. After ending her marriage with James, a woodsy intellectual who favors silky kimonos too short for his knobby knees, Penelope finds herself, at forty, living with her randy mother in her childhood home. Broke and desperate for work, she waitresses at Coonskins, a...

Publisher / Publication Date: Louisiana State University Press 2019

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Austen, Jane

Summary: Austen was only twelve or thirteen when she wrote The Beautifull Cassandra, an irreverent and humorous little masterpiece. Weighing in at 465 occasionally misspelled words, it is a complete and perfect novel-in-miniature, made up of a dedication to her older sister Cassandra and twelve chapters, each consisting of a sentence or two. Narrating the slightly criminal adventures of the...

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Gross, Andrew

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Summary: A stirring story of a Jewish family brought together in the dawn of the women's garment business and torn apart by the birth of organized crime in New York City in the 1930s.

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2018

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Turton, Stuart

Summary: Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden Bishop must solve the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle in order to escape the curse in a world filled with enemies where nothing and no one are quite what they seem.

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2018

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Mayor, Archer

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Summary: Joe Gunther and the Vermont Bureau of Investigation tackle a murder and arson case that may be related to an Ebola outbreak and is further complicated by limited evidence and unclear motives.

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2018

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Rorke, Robert

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Summary: "Nicky Flynn is coming of age in 1970's Brooklyn, riding into his sophomore year at St. Michaels, the last hurrah of the Diocesan school system. A budding young actor, Nicky is at once sensitive, resiliant, exasperated, and keenly observant - especially when it comes to his father, Patrick. Undeniably enigmatic, and coasting on vanity, charm, and desperation, "Himself," as Nicky calls his...

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial 2018

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Jakeman, Jo

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Summary: "A wickedly dark debut thriller about three women who've all been involved with the same man and realize the one thing they have in common is that they all want revenge against him... Divorces are often messy, and Imogen's is no exception. Phillip Rochester is controlling, abusive, and determined to make things as difficult as possible. When he shows up without warning demanding that Imogen...

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2018

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McKinlay, Jenn

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Summary: "When a stack of library material is found at the scene of a hit-and-run, library director Lindsey Norris finds herself dragged into the investigation as the police try to link the driver of the stolen car to the person who borrowed the CDs. Before Lindsey can delve into the library's records, the victim of the hit-and-run, Theresa Huston, suffers another accident, and the investigation shifts...

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Prime Crime 2018

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Stone, Victoria Helen

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Summary: "Jane's days at a midlevel Minneapolis insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty in her floral-print dresses and extra efficient at her low-level job. She's just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes--meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven. But plain Jane is hiding...

Publisher / Publication Date: Lake Union Publishing 2018

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Lauren, Christina

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Summary: With the energy of a toddler and the mouth of a sailor, Hazel Camille Bradford intimidates her dates, who can't recognize her heart of gold. Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved incompatible with his mellow restraint. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air. They set...

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2018

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Frey, James

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of A Million Little Pieces and Bright Shiny Morning comes Katerina, James Frey's highly anticipated new novel set in 1992 Paris and contemporary Los Angeles. A kiss, a touch. A smile and a beating heart. Love and sex and dreams, art and drugs and the madness of youth. Betrayal and heartbreak, regret and pain, the melancholy of age. Katerina, the...

Publisher / Publication Date: Scout Press 2018

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Zinovieff, Sofka

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Summary: An inappropriate bond between the preadolescent daughter of a famous novelist and a rising 1970s London composer twenty years her senior intensifies into a predatory affair, in a tale told from three perspectives.

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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Moore, Wayétu

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Summary: Three extraordinary people use their unusual powers to protect the fledgling state of Liberia. Gbessa, exiled from the West African village of Lai, is starved, bitten by a viper, and left for dead, but still she survives. June Dey, raised on a plantation in Virginia, hides his unusual strength until a confrontation with the overseer forces him to flee. Norman Aragon, child of a white British...

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2018

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Matson, Suzanne

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Summary: Opens in 1930s India, where Elsie lives with her authoritarian missionary husband and their children. Returning to the American Midwest as a teenager, her daughter Kathryn feels alienated and restless. When she loses her mother prematurely to a stroke, she escapes to Oregon for a fresh start and marries Finnish-American Carl. A construction worker sixteen years her senior, he is an unlikely...

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2018

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Edugyan, Esi

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Summary: Washington Black is an eleven-year-old field slave who knows no other life than the Barbados sugar plantation where he was born. When his master's eccentric brother chooses him to be his manservant, Wash is terrified of the cruelties he is certain await him. But Christopher Wilde, or "Titch," is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor, and abolitionist. He initiates Wash into a world where...

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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Kainen, Dan.

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Summary: Take a magical journey back in time, to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. We see their bones in museums. But now, see dinosaurs as if you were traveling on an expedition a hundred million years ago. Using unique Photicular technology, DINOSAUR takes an extraordinary leap to bring these legendary and long-extinct creatures back to life. A herd of giant sauroposeidons, with their impossibly long...

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Publishing 2018

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Hargrave, Courtney

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Summary: "A harrowing true story of the modern Ku Klux Klan and an act of grace that shook a community in the Deep South. In 1996, the town of Laurens, South Carolina, was thrust into the international spotlight when a white supremacist named Michael Burden opened a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan on the community's main square. Journalists and protestors flooded the town, and hate groups rallied to...

Publisher / Publication Date: Convergent 2018

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Summary: "From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a vibrant and varied collection of first person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of growing up between cultures. America Ferrera has always felt wholly American, and yet, her identity is inextricably linked to her parents' homeland and Honduran culture. Speaking Spanish at home, having...

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2018

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Bauer, Shane

Summary: "A ground-breaking and brave inside reckoning with the nexus of prison and profit in America: in one Louisiana prison and over the course of our country's history. IIn 2014, Shane Bauer was hired for $9 an hour to work as an entry-level prison guard at a private prison in Winnfield, Louisiana. An award-winning investigative journalist, he used his real name; there was no meaningful background...

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2018

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Dolin, Eric Jay

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Summary: "With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters vividly reanimates the 'Golden Age' of piracy in the Americas. Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy's 'Golden Age'--spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s--when lawless...

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2018

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Oxenberg, Catherine

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Summary: Oxenberg lays bare a secretive organization that is holding her daughter hostage and details her mission to save her. In 2011, Catherine joined her daughter, India, at a leadership seminar for a new organization called NXIVM. They both thought this program might help her achieve her dream of starting her own company. But as her daughter became brainwashed by the organization's charismatic...

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2018

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Starr, Kenneth

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Summary: "Twenty years after the Starr Report and the Clinton impeachment, former special prosecutor Ken Starr finally shares his definitive account of one of the most divisive periods in American history. You could fill a library with books about the scandals of the Clinton administration, which eventually led to President Clinton's impeachment by the House of Representatives. Bill and Hillary Clinton...

Publisher / Publication Date: Sentinel 2018

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Woodward, Bob

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Summary: With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump's White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and...

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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Jauhar, Sandeep

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Summary: "For centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was the spark of life as well as somehow the driver of emotion and the seat of the soul. As the cardiologist and bestselling author Sandeep Jauhar shows in [this book], it was only recently that we demolished age-old taboos and developed the science to change the way we live. Deftly weaving...

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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