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  • The One-in-a-Million Boy Jacket
    The One-in-a-Million Boy
    by Monica Wood

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Published: 04/05/2016
    Genre: Novels
    336 pages

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    About this Book
    The incandescent story of a 104-year-old woman and the sweet, strange young boy assigned to help her around the house — a friendship that touches each member of the boy's unmoored family.

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  • The Garden of Small Beginnings Jacket
    The Garden of Small Beginnings
    by Abbi Waxman

    Berkley Books
    Publishes: 05/02/2017
    Genre: Novels
    368 pages

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    About this Book
    Not since Good Grief has a book about a young widow been so poignant, funny, original, and utterly believable. A compelling debut novel about loss.

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  • The People We Hate at the Wedding Jacket
    The People We Hate at the Wedding
    by Grant Ginder

    Flatiron Books
    Publishes: 06/06/2017
    Genre: Novels
    336 pages

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    About this Book
    "Family dysfunction at its best. This novel is addicting and entertaining and I couldn't put it down!" - Jennifer Close, New York Times bestselling author of Girls in White Dresses and The Hopefuls

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  • The Gypsy Moth Summer Jacket
    The Gypsy Moth Summer:
    A Novel
    by Julia Fierro

    St. Martin's Press
    Publishes: 06/06/2017
    Genre: Novels
    400 pages

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    About this Book
    Vivid with young lovers, gangs of anxious outsiders; a plotting aged matriarch and her husband, a demented military patriarch; and a troubled young boy, each seeking his or her own refuge, escape and revenge, The Gypsy Moth Summer is about love, gaps in understanding, and the struggle to connect: within families; among friends; between neighbors and entire generations.

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