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  • Details about All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel

    All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel

    Elan Mastai

    "A thrilling tale of time travel and alternate timelines with a refreshingly optimistic view of humanity's future."--Andy Weir, New York Times bestselling author of The Martian "Elan Mastai has conjured up a witty and freewheeling time-traveling romance that packs an emotional wallop. ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS is a page-turning delight."--Maria Semple, author of Today Will Be Different and Where'd You Go, Bernadette You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we'd have? Well, it happene……more

  • Details about We Were the Lucky Ones

    We Were the Lucky Ones

    Georgia Hunter

    Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive--and to reunite-- We Were the Lucky Ones is a sweeping novel spanning six years and five continents and a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds "Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely." -- Glamour It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of wa……more

  • Details about Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

    Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

    Matthew Sullivan

    Goodreads Debut Author of the Month and an Indie Next Pick! "Sullivan's debut is a page-turner featuring a heroine bookseller who solves a cold case with clues from books--what is not to love?" --Nina George, author of The Little French Bistro , and the New York Times bestselling The Little Paris Bookshop When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel from an award-winning short story writer. Lydi……more

  • Details about The Couple Next Door

    The Couple Next Door

    Shari Lapena

    An instant New York Times bestseller. Look out for Shari Lapena's next thriller, A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE, coming August 2017. "The twists come as fast [as] you can turn the pages." -- People "Provocative and shocking." --Lisa Gardner,  New York Times bestselling author of Find Her "I read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline.  The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting!" --Sue Grafton,  New York Times  bestselling author of ……more

  • Details about The Two-Family House: A Novel

    The Two-Family House: A Novel

    Lynda Cohen Loigman

    "A novel you won't be able to put down." --Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author Brooklyn, 1947: In the midst of a blizzard, in a two-family brownstone, two babies are born, minutes apart. The mothers are sisters by marriage: dutiful, quiet Rose, who wants nothing more than to please her difficult husband; and warm, generous Helen, the exhausted mother of four rambunctious boys who seem to need her less and less each day. Raising their families side by side, supporting one anothe……more

  • Details about The Dry

    The Dry

    Jane Harper

    "A breathless page-turner, driven by the many revelations Ms. Harper dreams up...You'll love [her] sleight of hand...A secret on every page." --The New York Times "One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read... Every word is near perfect. " --David Baldacci A small town hides big secrets in The Dry , an atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper. After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first ti……more

  • Details about Behold the Dreamers

    Behold the Dreamers

    Imbolo Mbue

    A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream--the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy New York Times Bestseller * Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award * Longlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award * An ALA Notable Book NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR * The New York Times Book Review * San Francisco Chronicle * The Guardian ……more

  • Details about Little Deaths

    Little Deaths

    Emma Flint

    ONE OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY 'S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2017 "Gripping." --- Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post "Riveting."---People "Mesmerizing." ---Associated Press It's 1965 in a tight-knit working-class neighborhood in Queens, New York, and Ruth Malone--a single mother who works long hours as a cocktail waitress--wakes to discover her two small children, Frankie Jr. and Cindy, have gone missing. Later that day, Cindy's body is found in a derelict lot a half mile from her home, strang……more

  • Details about The German Girl: A Novel

    The German Girl: A Novel

    Armando Lucas Correa

    A stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel, perfect for fans of The Nightingale, Schindler's List, and All the Light We Cannot See, about twelve-year-old Hannah Rosenthal's harrowing experience fleeing Nazi-occupied Germany with her family and best friend, only to discover that the overseas asylum they had been promised is an illusion. Before everything changed, young Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now, in 1939, the streets of Berlin are draped with red, white, and black flags; her ……more