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  • My Name Is Lucy Barton
    Elizabeth Strout
    Paperback: 10/11/2016
    The profound mother-daughter bond is explored through a mother's hospital visit to her estranged daughter by ...
  • The Gustav Sonata
    Rose Tremain
    Hardcover: 09/27/2016
    A breathtakingly radiant story of an unlikely childhood friendship that survives the test of time.
  • This Must Be the Place: A novel
    Maggie O'Farrell
    Hardcover: 07/19/2016
    A dazzling novel from bestselling writer Maggie O'Farrell, winner of the Costa Novel Award—an ...
  • This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!
    Jonathan Evison
    Paperback: 05/31/2016
    Part dysfunctional love story, part poignant exploration of the mother/daughter relationship, Jonathan Evison...
  • The Atomic Weight of Love
    Elizabeth Church
    Hardcover: 05/03/2016
    In the spirit of The Aviator's Wife and Loving Frank, this resonant debut spans the years from World War II ...
  • A Doubter's Almanac
    Ethan Canin
    Hardcover: 02/16/2016
    In this mesmerizing novel, Ethan Canin, the New York Times bestselling author of America America and other ...
  • Lila
    Marilynne Robinson
    Paperback: 10/06/2015
    Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an ...

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