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PW’s Winter/Spring Grab a Galley really does have it all – sci-fi, true crime, rom-coms, memoirs, literary comics, YA fantasy, seek-and-find picture books, folktales, literary thrillers, story collections, graphic novels, pandemic diaries, dual-language middle grade novels and life lessons from a loveable if completely anxious golden retriever puppy.
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by Grégoire Courtois, translated by Rhonda Mullins
Coach House Books1984 meets Tron, via The Office, in this dystopian novel by the author of The Laws of the Skies. The key thing for the agents is the location of their cubicles, where they live and work – the office is a vicious battleground for territory. When a strange new agent arrives, the battle heats up. Who will make it out alive – if that’s even what anyone wants...
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All the Secrets of the World
by Steve Almond
ZandoIt’s 1981 in Sacramento and 13-year-old Lorena Saenz has just been paired with wealthy Jenny Stallworth for the science fair. An unlikely friendship that draws their families into a web of secrets, and sends Lorena on an odyssey through the desert, past the gates of a religious cult, and into the dark heart of America’s criminal justice system.
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by Noah Hawley
Grand Central PublishingThe first big novel of 2022: an epic literary thriller set where America is right now, in which a band of unlikely heroes sets out on a quest to save one innocent life—and might end up saving us all. “An all-too-plausible dystopia rendered believable through matter-of-fact prose.” ―Publishers Weekly starred review
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by Rachel Barenbaum
Grand Central PublishingFrom the acclaimed author of A Bend in the Stars, an epic adventure as three generations of women work together and travel through time to prevent the Chernobyl disaster and right the wrongs of their past.
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by Charles Cumming
Penzler PublishersRecruited as a young man by a covert transatlantic espionage outfit, Lachlan Kite, “a spy for the 21st century,” comes of age in the wake of the Lockerbie bombing―and, decades later, reckons with the legacy of his first mission―in this thriller by New York Times bestseller Charles Cumming (Daily Mail).
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by Lara Elena Donnelly
Thomas & MercerA lasting impression is worth killing for in this intoxicating novel about memories and murder by the author of the Amberlough Dossier series.
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Beneath Her Skin: A Kes Morris File
by C.S. Porter
Nimbus PublishingAn atmospheric thriller with complex characters, Beneath Her Skin signals the emergence of a bold new voice in crime fiction, and a dark and thrilling new series.
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The Body by the Shore
by Tabish Khair
Interlink BooksSet in the post-pandemic world this is a novel of suspense and intrigue about the complexity of life and intricacy of the earth. It is also a novel about reason and emotion, love and despair, greed and hope, human beings and microbes. When the narrative strands come together, a world of great terror and beauty is revealed to the reader.
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A Censor’s Notebook
by Liliana Corobca
Seven Stories PressA Censor’s Notebook is a novel about the intimate workings of censorship under communism, steeped in mystery and secrets and lies, confirming the power of literature to capture personal and political truths.
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Country of Origin
by Dalia Azim
A Strange ObjectCountry of Origin is a multigenerational saga that cuts between political revolution in 1950s Egypt and the personal revolutions of four family members whose lives intersect around the disappearance of one of their own. A powerful and universal debut novel about family, identity, and independence, Country of Origin is as much about a nation's coming-of-age as it is about secrets and lies, love and truth.
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by Jarred McGinnis
Canongate BooksA startling and intimate debut novel which explores masculinity, family, disability and love as an estranged father and son struggle to reconcile.
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Dalkey Archive Essentials
by Anne Carson, Ishmael Reed, Flann O’Brien, Nathalie Sarraute, Jon Fosse, David Markson, Aidan Higgins, Alistair Gray, John Barth, and Marguerite Young
Dalkey Archive PressDalkey Archive Press is a publisher of fiction, poetry, and literary criticism, specializing in the publication or republication of lesser-known, often avant-garde works. Herein, find a collection of excerpts from bestselling classics of the Dalkey Archive Press catalog, including Anne Carson’s Eros the Bittersweet, Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds, Ishmael Reed’s Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down, and more. Included titles all publish in brand-new editions between April and August 2022.
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The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
by Eva Jurczyk
SourcebooksWhen Liesl Weiss discovers the library's most prized manuscript is missing, it becomes clear that someone in the department must be responsible for the theft. What Liesl discovers about the dusty manuscripts she has worked among for so long—and about the people who preserve and revere them—shakes the very foundation on which she has built her life.
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by Elaine Hsieh Chou
Penguin PressTwenty-nine-year-old PhD student Ingrid Yang is desperate to finish her dissertation on the late canonical poet Xiao-Wen Chou and never read about “Chinese-y” things again. But after four years of research, she has nothing to show for her efforts. When she stumbles upon a curious note in the Chou archives, it upends everything, including her relationship to white men, white institutions, and herself.
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Don’t Cry for Me
by Daniel Black
Hanover Square Press"Don't Cry for Me is a perfect song."—Jesmyn Ward A Black father makes amends with his gay son through letters written on his deathbed in this wise and penetrating novel of empathy and forgiveness, for fans of Ta-Nehisi Coates, Robert Jones Jr. and Alice Walker
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Don’t Know Tough
by Eli Cranor
Soho CrimeFrom the winner of Peter Lovesey's First Crime Novel Contest comes Don't Know Tough, a propulsive debut about a troubled high school running back and the brutal murder that threatens to tear apart his small Arkansas community.
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by Karen Hamilton
Graydon HouseFrom international bestselling author Karen Hamilton comes another pulse-pounding domestic thriller set against a lush, tropical backdrop as a woman fleeing her past as a con artist finds herself trapped aboard a cruise ship with someone who not only knows about that past, but will stop at nothing to get revenge.
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by Tessa Hadley
HarperWhile 1960s London comes alive with the youth revolution, Phyllis Fischer is dutifully homemaking for her husband and two children. But when a young man visits one summer evening and kisses Phyllis, something in her catches fire. From the bestselling author of Late in the Day comes a daring and sensual novel about finding the truest part of one’s self.
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The Good Son
by Jacquelyn Mitchard
MIRA BooksStefan was just seventeen when he went to prison for the drug-fueled murder of his girlfriend. Three years later, he’s released to a world that refuses to let him move on. But as his efforts to make amends meet escalating resistance and threats, his mother suspects more forces are at play than just community outrage. What really happened the night Belinda died?
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Help! I’m Alive
by Gurjinder Basran
ECW PressWhen a teen dies, four people are left spinning, each trying to deal with their grief and face the dissatisfactions of their lives. Fresh, insightful, and propulsive, Help! I’m Alive is a Gen Z and Gen X coming-to-terms story about loneliness and connection, love and suffering, and the moments that bring us together and drive us apart.
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Her Hidden Genius
by Marie Benedict
SourcebooksThe next novel from New York Times bestselling powerhouse Marie Benedict, shining a light on the woman who died to make a world-changing scientific discovery of our very DNA, a woman whose thinking was suppressed by the men around her but whose relentless drive gave us profound knowledge of humankind.
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by Thrity Umrigar
Algonquin BooksIn this riveting and immersive novel, bestselling author Thrity Umrigar tells the story of two couples and the sometimes dangerous and heartbreaking challenges of love across a cultural divide within contemporary India. “Honor is an utterly engrossing novel.” (Cheryl Strayed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wild)
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I Am My Beloveds
by Jonathan Papernick
The Story PlantBen Seidel wasn't sure how serious they were when he and his wife Shira discussed having an open marriage. But when Shira announces that she is going on a date with Liz, any ambiguity evaporates. Bracingly honest, refreshingly sexy, and deeply empathetic, I Am My Beloveds makes real a lifestyle that might be as close as your own bedroom door.
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In a New York Minute
by Kate Spencer
ForeverA clever, tender, and romantic novel from the co-host of the award-winning podcast Forever35, this laugh-out-loud debut is a perceptive reminder that fate can have a sense of humor, and that love can happen…In a New York Minute. "A Nora Ephron romp for the modern ages.” —Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author
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Into the Mist
by P.C. Cast
Crooked Lane BooksThe Power meets The Stand in this pulse-pounding dystopian novel. An attack on the U.S. unleashes biological destruction, devastating earthquakes, and the green mist. If breathed in, it’s deadly to men—but it imbues many women with superhuman abilities. Traveling across the Pacific Northwest, a group of women learn they can’t trust anyone and must survive using their newfound powers.
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I’d Like to Say Sorry, but There’s No One to Say Sorry To: Stories
by Mikołaj Grynberg
The New PressAn exquisitely original collection of darkly funny stories that explore the panorama of Jewish experience in contemporary Poland, from a world-class contemporary writer.
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The Last Confessions of Sylvia P.
by Lee Kravetz
HarperBlending past and present, and told through three unique interwoven narratives that build on one another, The Last Confessions of Sylvia P. is a daring and brilliant debut novel that reimagines a chapter in the life of Sylvia Plath, telling the story behind the creation of her classic semi-autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar.
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The Last Grand Duchess
by Bryn Turnbull
MIRA BooksThis sweeping novel takes readers behind palace walls to see the end of Imperial Russia through the eyes of Olga Romanov, the first daughter of the last tsar. At times harrowing, this is a story about dynasty, duty, and love, but above all, it’s the story of a family who would choose devotion to each other over everything—including their lives.
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by Matt Coyle
OceanviewWill Rick Cahill survive an insidious disease long enough to see his first-born child? Or will sadistic killers murder him first? “Matt Coyle knocks it out of the park.” —Allison Brennan, New York Times best-selling author “Contemporary hard-boiled PI novels don’t get any better than this.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
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Left on Tenth
by Delia Ephron
Little, Brown and CompanyDelia Ephron, the beloved writer of romantic comedies like You’ve Got Mail, tells her own real-life love story that begins with a chance encounter and leads to a collision of passion and illness, laughter and tears, making for a traumatic but ultimately redemptive roller coaster ride written in Ephron’s singular voice.
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Like a Sister
by Kellye Garrett
Mulholland BooksLike a Sister is a twisty, voice-driven thriller for fans of Megan Miranda and Jessica Knoll, in which no one bats an eye when a Black reality TV star is found dead in the Bronx—except her estranged half-sister, whose refusal to believe the official story leads her on a dangerous search for the truth.
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by Alyssa Songsiridej
BloomsburyCombining the sticky sexual politics of Luster with the dizzying, perceptive intimacy of Cleanness, Little Rabbit by Alyssa Songsiridej is a senusal, daring debut novel about lust, punishment, artistic drive, and desires that defy the hard-won boundaries of the self.
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The Liz Taylor Ring
by Brenda Janowitz
Graydon HouseInspired by the real-life relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and the Krupp diamond he gifted her, a sweeping multi-generational novel from the author of The Grace Kelly Dress about three siblings, the family heirloom that divides them, and the long-buried secret that forces them to question everything they thought they knew about their parents' epic love story.
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by Emily Hall
Dalkey Archive PressThe Longcut is an outrageously original debut novel, a story of an artist preoccupied by the question of what her work is as well as what art is and does. A extraordinary feat of ruminative thinking and syntactical ingenuity, The Longcut reads like a panic attack narrated by the love child of Thomas Bernhard and Lydia Davis.
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A Lullaby for Witches
by Hester Fox
Graydon HouseTwo women. A history of witchcraft. And a deep-rooted female power that sings across the centuries. From the author of The Witch of Willow Hall comes an atmospheric new novel about a mysterious woman written out of the historical record and a young museum worker across the centuries who must solve the mystery of the woman's identity, and her fate, before it's too late.
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The Lying Club
by Annie Ward
Park Row BooksWhen two bodies are carried out of an elite private school one morning, it seems the tension between mothers and daughters, rival lovers, and the haves and have-nots has shattered the surface of this isolated, affluent town in the Colorado mountains —where people stop at nothing to get what they want.
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Magic in the Weave
by Alys Clare
Severn HouseA theatre company bring secrets, magic and murder with them on their ‘Plague Tour’, in this seventeenth-century historical mystery starring physician-sleuth Dr Gabriel Taverner. Gabriel Taverner is both bewitched and unnerved by the Company's daring performance of Othello. Then one of the actors collapses, and Gabriel finds himself caught in a waking nightmare, where nothing is as it appears.
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The Maiden of All Our Desires
by Peter Manseau
Arcade PublishingFourteenth-century Europe. The Black Death has killed half the known world, and in an isolated convent, a group of nuns is under threat: from the plague, from the Church hierarchy, which suspects them of heresy, from within, and from a blizzard that has swept across Europe and is descending on their abbey. A devastating novel of love, intrigue, and community.
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by Jennifer Haigh
EccoThe highly anticipated new novel by acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Haigh—“a gifted chronicler of the human condition” (Washington Post Book World)—is a tense, riveting story about the disparate lives that intersect at a women’s clinic in Boston.
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The Midnight Ride
by Ben Mezrich
Grand Central PublishingFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Bitcoin Billionaires, a commercial thriller that connects the Gardner Museum heist with a tantalizing alternate history of New England's founding fathers, and introduces a woman with a dark past who's stumbled upon the most fascinating secret in American history.
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Mrs Death Misses Death
by Salena Godden
Canongate BooksMrs Death tells her intoxicating story in this life-affirming fire-starter of a novel.
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by Sergio Troncoso
Cinco Puntos PressTuri has fled his abusive family. Arnulfo is undocumented, looking for a job and a home. Molly seeks a new life. Turi and Arnulfo are best friends. Molly and Turi are falling in love. No Country for Old Men meets Contagion in this story of three teenagers on the run, carrying a great menace, and chased by a greater evil.
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by Destiny Birdsong
Grand Central Publishing"With Nobody's Magic, Destiny Birdsong has given us a devastatingly beautiful, sexy, searing gift. These are stunning, irresistible stories of Southern Black womanhood that I will return to again and again."—Deesha Philyaw, National Book Award finalist for The Secret Lives of Church Ladies
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by Stewart O'Nan
Atlantic Monthly PressSet in a working-class town in Rhode Island and told through the alternating perspectives of the four women at its heart, O’Nan’s latest is a beautifully written and profoundly compelling novel about sisters, mothers, and daughters, and the terrible things love makes us do. Ocean State masterfully delivers the complexity, heartbreak and human drama of everyday people living everyday lives.
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by Lara Williams
ZandoIngrid works on a gargantuan luxury cruise liner where she spends her days reorganizing the gift shop shelves until she is selected by the ship’s enigmatic captain and self-appointed lifestyle guru, Keith, for his mentorship program. Original, mischievous, and thought-provoking, The Odyssey is a merciless takedown of consumer capitalism and our anxious, ill-fated quests to find something to believe in.
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Old Music for New People
by David Biddle
The Story PlantPart nerd, part athlete, 15-year-old Ivy Scattergood must deal with enormous changes in her life brought on by a seemingly lifelong crush on the ultimate guy, Bailey Cooper, and her transgender cousin Rita during the summer of 2013.
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On a Night of a Thousand Stars
by Andrea Yaryura Clark
Grand Central PublishingIn this moving, emotional narrative of love and resilience, a young couple confronts the start of Argentina's Dirty War in the 1970s, and a daughter searches for truth twenty years later. "A powerful debut about a chapter in history that must be told."―Janice Y.K. Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Piano Teacher
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by Gary Phillips
Soho CrimeRace and civil rights in 1963 Los Angeles provide a powerful backdrop in Gary Phillips's riveting historical crime novel about an African American forensic photographer seeking justice for his jazz musician friend.
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The Overnight Guest
by Heather Gudenkauf
Park Row BooksWylie Lark doesn’t mind being snowed in at the farmhouse where she’s retreated to write her new book. It would be perfect, if not for the fact that at this very house, two people were murdered, and a girl disappeared. Wylie finds herself trapped inside the house. Then, she discovers a child in the snow outside. Soon it becomes clear that the farmhouse isn’t so isolated, and someone is willing to do anything to find them.
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Patricia Wants to Cuddle
by Samantha Allen
ZandoThe contestants of a reality television dating show compete for love— and their lives— in this pulse-pounding and viciously funny debut about a woefully misunderstood recluse desperate to forge a connection of her own. From the GLAAD Award-winning author of Real Queer America comes a whirlwind romp careening toward a last-girl-standing conclusion and a scathing indictment of American media culture.
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Peach Blossom Spring
by Melissa Fu
Little, Brown and CompanySpanning continents and generations, Peach Blossom Spring is a bold and moving look at the history of modern China, told through the story of one family. It’s about the power of our past, the hope for a better future, and the haunting question: What would it mean to finally be home?
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by Mesha Maren
Algonquin BooksThis riveting novel by the author of the critically acclaimed Sugar Run is an evocative story of borders—between countries, between lovers, and between facets of the self. Spanning a young couple’s journey from Virginia to Texas to Mexico, Mesha Maren’s brilliant second novel takes us deep into the psychic choices that shape our identities.
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by Dinitia Smith
Arcade PublishingFrom their grand mansion on the Upper East Side to their magical private island in Long Island Sound, everything points to the Woodford family as being perfect and idyllic. Why, then, is there such tension in the air? Enter Federico, a penniless Italian prince who is about to marry Emily Woodford, the only child of the family’s widowed patriarch, Henry.
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Reminders of Him
by Colleen Hoover
MontlakeA troubled young mother yearns for a shot at redemption in this heartbreaking yet hopeful story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover.
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by Silje Ulstein, translated by Alison McCullough
Grove AtlanticA bestselling Norwegian debut, Reptile Memoirs is a biting and constantly shifting tale of family secrets, rebirth, and the legacy of trauma. This brilliant exploration of the cold-bloodedness of humanity, and the struggle to mend broken lives and families is perfect for readers of twisty literary thrillers and fans of Gillian Flynn, Jo Nesbø, and Tana French.
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Savvy Sheldon Feels Good As Hell
by Taj McCoy
MIRA BooksA delicious debut rom-com about a plus-size sweetheart who gets a full-life makeover after a brutal breakup—with the help of an irresistible cast of friends and family, a kitchen reno and a devastatingly handsome contractor. “This feel-good, empowering rom-com will blow you away, guaranteed.” —Sarah Smith, author of Simmer Down
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by Michelle Huneven
Penguin PressDana Potowski is a restaurant critic, food writer, and longtime member of a Unitarian Universalist congregation in California. Just as she’s finishing the book tour for her latest bestseller, Dana is asked to join the church search committee for a new minister. Under pressure for her next book idea, she agrees, and secretly pens a memoir, with recipes, about the experience.
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Secrets of a River Swimmer
by S.S. Turner
The Story PlantAs Freddy gazes at the majestic river gushing past him, he's ready to jump in and end his life. But from the moment he enters the river, he starts a journey that is more beautiful, funny, and mysterious than he could have imagined. In the tradition of inspirational works of fiction like The Alchemist and Life of Pi.
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The Serpent Papers
by Jeff Schnader
The Permanent PressThe Vietnam War defines its generation-- it created a rift between those who fought and those who protested. Amidst murder, 1970s counterculture and violent anti-war demonstrations, J-Bee, torn over the war, enters Columbia University. With ratcheting tensions and protesting bullhorns, pro and anti-war factions collide on campus as J-Bee makes the choice that defines his life.
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by Jane Green
Hanover Square PressJane Green reimagines the life of troubled icon Talitha Getty in this transporting story from a forgotten chapter of the Swinging '60s set in Morocco.
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by Tim Powers
Baen BooksSebastian Vickery has learned something about UFOs that he shouldn’t have—and Naval Intelligence is desperate to silence him. From a monolith in the Mojave Desert to a cultist temple in the Hollywood Hills, an apparition in the Los Angeles River and a harrowing visitation on a boat off the harbor, Stolen Skies is an alien-encounter novel like no other.
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The Summer Getaway
by Susan Mallery
HQN BooksRobyn Caldwell’s daughter is the most demanding bride ever, her son won’t consider college, and her ex’s behavior could destroy everything. So when her great-aunt Lillian invites her to Santa Barbara for the summer, Robyn hops on a plane. But the more time Robyn spends with free-spirited Lillian, the more she wants to take chances—on dreams, love, and family.
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Tales of the Sea
by ; illus. by Maggie Chiang
Chronicle BooksA mermaid avenges the death of a human girl. A monstrous squid guards the most beautiful pearl in the world. This collection of traditional folktales captures the mysterious and magical power of the ocean. As you sail uncharted waters from Norway to New Zealand and Ghana to Korea, you'll encounter underwater palaces, brave seafarers, and monsters of the deep.
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The Tannenbaum Christmas Quilt
by Ann Hazelwood
C&T PublishingClaire Stewart continues her quilt adventures in her little hometown of Fish Creek. This time, Claire must face her former lover, Dr. Austen Page, since his terrible accident. Also, The Quilters of the Door have a new member who has recently moved from Germany. Claire embarks on embracing a wonderful German Christmas, as well as navigating her complicated love life.
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by Andrew DeYoung
Keylight BooksStation Eleven meets Office Space when desk workers become trapped in a corporate complex as a global catastrophe unfolds outside. A surprising, profound tribute to the absurdities and paranoia of modern life, The Temps is an epic exploration of survival and human connection in the digital age.
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The Wise Women
by Gina Sorell
HarperAdvice columnist Wendy Wise has been advising women for four decades, so why are her own daughters’ lives such a mess? Clementine and Barb are both struggling but, after years of disappointments and heartaches, they discover that while the future may look entirely different from the one that they’ve expected, it may be even brighter than they’d hoped.
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