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Posted on: February 18, 2020

The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick

Girls with No Names

A beautiful tale of hope, courage, and sisterhood—inspired by the real House of Mercy and the girls confined there for daring to break the rules.Growing up in New York City in the 1910s, Luella and Effie Tildon realize that even as wealthy young...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

The Mutations: a novel by Jorge Comensal

Mutations

Ramón Martinez is a militant atheist, successful lawyer, and conventional family man. But all of that changes when cancer of the tongue deprives him of the source of his power and livelihood: speech.

The Mutations, by Jorge Comensal, is a comedy...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Dear Edward

One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them are a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected p...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen

Beginning at the End

Six years after a global pandemic wiped out most of the planet’s population, the survivors are rebuilding the country, split between self-governing cities, hippie communes and wasteland gangs.In post apocalyptic San Francisco, former pop star Mo...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Qualityland by Marc Uwe Kling

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Welcome to QualityLand, the best country on Earth. Here, a universal ranking system determines the social advantages and career opportunities of every member of society. An automated matchmaking service knows the best partners for everyone and helps with ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Arroyo

Book: Arroyo

Set against two distinct epochs in the history of Pasadena, California, Arroyo tells the parallel stories of a young inventor and his clairvoyant dog in 1913 and 1993. In both lives, they are drawn to the landmark Colorado Street Bridge, or "Suicide ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

The Afterlives

Book: The Afterlives

Jim Byrd died. Technically. For a few minutes. The diagnosis: heart attack at age thirty. Revived with no memory of any tunnels, lights, or angels, Jim wonders what--if anything--awaits us on the other side.Then a ghost shows up. Maybe. Jim and his new wi...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Long Petal of the Sea

Book: Long petal of the Sea

In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregna...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

36 Righteous Men

Book 36 Righteous Men

When James Manning and Covina “Dewey” Duwai are called in to investigate a string of murders, their investigations take them from the headquarters of the Russian mafia in Brighton Beach to a sweltering maze of shops in Little Hong Kong...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Vanishing Girls

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When Isabelle Coleman, a blonde, beautiful young girl goes missing, everyone from the small town of Denton joins the search. They can find no trace of the town’s darling, but Detective Josie Quinn finds another girl they didn’t even kn...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

The Wonderful

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It’s hard to be an American girl in 1957. Especially when your dad’s job means you have to move four thousand miles from home. Especially if you’d rather play baseball than wear a dress. Especially if you see your mom fraying...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

The German House

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For twenty-four-year-old Eva Bruhns, World War II is a foggy childhood memory. At the war’s end, Frankfurt was a smoldering ruin, severely damaged by the Allied bombings. But that was two decades ago. Now it is 1963, and the city’s str...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Nietzsche and the Burbs

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When a new student transfers in from a posh private school, he falls in with a group of like-minded suburban stoners, artists, and outcasts—too smart and creative for their own good. His classmates nickname their new friend Nietzsche (for his br...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

The Second Sleep

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A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artifacts--coins, fragments of glass, human bones--which the old parson used to collect. Did his obse...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

On Swift Horses

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Muriel is newly married and restless, transplanted from her rural Kansas hometown to life in a dusty bungalow in San Diego. The air is rich with the tang of salt and citrus, but the limits of her new life seem to be closing in: She misses her freethinking...

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Posted on: November 30, 2019

In West Mills

Illustrated cover of the novel In West Mills

For readers of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie and The Turner House , an intimately told story about a woman living by her own rules and the rural community that struggles to understand her. Azalea "Knot" Centre is determined to live life as she ple...

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Posted on: November 30, 2019

Gods of Jade and Shadow

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The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to any fast tunes. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty small town in southern Mexico. A life she can c...

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Posted on: November 30, 2019

The Testaments

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In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades. When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling...

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