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  • Details about Homegoing

    Homegoing

    Yaa Gyasi

    " Homegoing is an inspiration." --Ta-Nehisi Coates A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that shape families and nations, Homegoing heralds the arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. Two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into differe……more

  • Details about Smoke

    Smoke

    Dan Vyleta

    Readers of the Harry Potter series and Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell are sure to be mesmerized by Dan Vyleta's thrilling blend of historical fiction and fantasy, as three young friends scratch the surface of the grown-up world to discover startling wonders--and dangerous secrets. "Dan Vyleta writes with intricacy and imagination and skillful pacing; never once would I have considered putting his book down. In the manner of both a Dickens novel and the best young adult adventure stories (t……more

  • Details about Sweetbitter

    Sweetbitter

    Stephanie Danler

    NATIONAL BEST SELLER "Brilliantly written... Sweetbitter is the Kitchen Confidential of our time." --Gabrielle Hamilton, author of Blood, Bones & Butter , New York Times Book Review A lush, raw, thrilling novel of the senses about a year in the life of a uniquely beguiling young woman, set in the wild, seductive world of a famous New York City restaurant. "Let's say I was born when I came over the George Washington Bridge... " This is how we meet unforgettable Tess, the twenty-two-year-o……more

  • Details about Modern Lovers

    Modern Lovers

    Emma Straub

    From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Vacationers," a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college their own kids now going to college and what it means to finally grow up well after adulthood has set in.Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like havin……more

  • Details about The Girls

    The Girls

    Emma Cline

    An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong--this stunning first novel is perfect for readers of Jeffrey Eugenides's The Virgin Suicides and Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad . Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dang……more

  • Details about Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

    Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

    Mary Roach

    Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries--panic, exhaustion, heat, noise--and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S. Army Natick Labs and learns why a zipper is a problem for a sniper. She visits a repurposed movie studio where amputee actors help prepare Ma……more

  • Details about Before the Fall

    Before the Fall

    Noah Hawley

    From the Emmy, PEN, Peabody, Critics' Choice, and Golden Globe Award-winning creator of the TV show Fargo comes the thriller of the year. On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs--the painter--and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensely……more

  • Details about Sleeping Giants

    Sleeping Giants

    Sylvain Neuvel

    A page-turning debut in the tradition of Michael Crichton, World War Z, and The Martian, Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by an earthshaking mystery--and a fight to control a gargantuan power. A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the……more

  • Details about Maestra

    Maestra

    L. S. Hilton

    THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "This year's most erotic novel makes Fifty Shades look like the Bible. . . . Bound to be the It beach book of the summer." -- New York Post By day, Judith Rashleigh is a put-upon assistant at a prestigious London art house. By night, she's a hostess at one of the capital's notorious champagne bars, although her work there pales against her activities on nights off. TO GET WHAT SHE WANTS Desperate to make something of herself, Judith knows she has to p……more

  • Details about Rich and Pretty

    Rich and Pretty

    Rumaan Alam

    This irresistible debut, set in contemporary New York, provides a sharp, insightful look into how the relationship between two best friends changes when they are no longer coming of age but learning how to live adult lives. One of Bustle's 17 Of 2016's Most Anticipated Books To Put On Your Wishlist Immediately One of the Wall Street Journal's Ten Titles to Watch in Summer Fiction An Amazon Editors' Beach Reads pick One of Newsday's Best Summer Books 2016 One of PopSugar's 31 Books You MUST ……more