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  • A Piece of the World Jacket
    A Piece of the World:
    A Novel
    by Christina Baker Kline

    William Morrow
    Publishes: 01/30/2018
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    352 pages

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    About this Book
    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth's mysterious and iconic painting Christina's World.

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  • The Chalk Man Jacket
    The Chalk Man:
    A Novel
    by C. J. Tudor

    Crown
    Publishes: 01/09/2018
    Genre: Thrillers
    288 pages

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    The must-read thriller of 2018, this riveting and relentlessly compelling psychological suspense debut weaves a mystery about a childhood game gone dangerously awry that will keep readers guessing right up to the shocking ending.

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  • The Milk Lady of Bangalore Jacket
    The Milk Lady of Bangalore:
    An Unexpected Adventure
    by Shoba Narayan

    Algonquin Books
    Publishes: 01/23/2018
    Genre: Novels
    272 pages

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  • Other People's Houses Jacket
    Other People's Houses
    by Abbi Waxman

    Berkley Books
    Publishes: 04/03/2018
    Genre: Novels
    352 pages

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    About this Book
    The author of The Garden of Small Beginnings returns with a hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and the affair that changes everything.

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