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  • Details about The Alice Network: A Novel

    The Alice Network: A Novel

    Kate Quinn

    USA TODAY BESTSELLER Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick! One of Amazon's Best Books of June! One of Goodreads' Best Books of June! A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women--a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947--a……more

  • Details about Salvage the Bones

    Salvage the Bones

    Jesmyn Ward

    A stunning new voice from the Gulf Coast delivers a gritty but tender novel about family and poverty in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina. Winner of the 2011 National Book Award A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn't show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are stocking food, but there isn't much to save. Lately, Esch can'……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 Hot Milk

    Hot Milk

    Deborah Levy

    Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, Hot Milk moves "gracefully among pathos, danger, and humor" ( The New York Times ). I have been sleuthing my mother's symptoms for as long as I can remember. If I see myself as an unwilling detective with a desire for justice, is her illness an unsolved crime? If so, who is the villain and who is the victim? Sofia, a young anthropologist, has spent much of her life trying to solve the mystery of her mother's unexplainable illness. She is frustrated w……more

  • Details about A Little Life

    A Little Life

    Hanya Yanagihara

    "When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition ... Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is [their center of gravity] Jude, ... by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunt……more

  • Details about The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

    The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

    Arundhati Roy

    A dazzling, richly moving new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The God of Small Things The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent--from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war. It is an aching love story and a decisive remonstration, a story told in a whisper, in a shout, through unsentimental te……more

  • Details about Mormama

    Mormama

    Kit Reed

    MORMAMA is a riveting supernatural, southern gothic tale from Kit Reed, the author of Where. Dell Duval has been living on the street since his accident. He can't remember who he was or where he came from. All he has is a tattered note in his pocket with an address for the Ellis house, a sprawling, ancient residence in Jacksonville. He doesn't know why he's been sent here.In the house, Lane and her son Theo have returned to the ancient family home--their last resort. The old house is ruled by an……more

  • Details about Murder in Matera

    Murder in Matera

    Helene Stapinski

    "Tantalizing" -- NPR "A thrilling detective story... Stapinski pursues the study of her family's criminal genealogy with unexpected emotional results." -- Library Journal A writer goes deep into the heart of Italy to unravel a century-old family mystery in this spellbinding memoir that blends the suspenseful twists of Making a Murderer and the emotional insight of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels. Since childhood, Helene Stapinski heard lurid tales about her great-great-grandmother, Vita. I……more