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  • The Nest Jacket
    The Nest
    by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

    Ecco
    Published: 03/22/2016
    Genre: Novels
    368 pages

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    About this Book
    A warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives.

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Books available to request and review for First Impressions

  • The Weight of Ink Jacket
    The Weight of Ink
    by Rachel Kadish

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Publishes: 06/06/2017
    Genre: Novels
    592 pages

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    About this Book
    An intellectual and emotional jigsaw puzzle of a novel for readers of A. S. Byatt's Possession and Geraldine Brooks's People of the Book

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  • The Essex Serpent Jacket
    The Essex Serpent:
    A Novel
    by Sarah Perry

    Custom House
    Publishes: 06/06/2017
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    432 pages

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    About this Book
    An exquisitely talented young British author makes her American debut with this rapturously acclaimed historical novel, set in late nineteenth-century England, about an intellectually minded young widow, a pious vicar, and a rumored mythical serpent that explores questions about science and religion, skepticism, and faith, independence and love.

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