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First Impressions: Member Recommendations

  • Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
    Kathleen Rooney
    Published 1/17/17

    It's the last day of 1984, and 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish is about to take a walk.

    As she ...
  • Rise
    Cara Brookins
    Published 1/24/17

    Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan, a mile-wide stubborn streak, ...
  • The Girl Before
    JP Delaney
    Published 1/24/17

    Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life.

    The request seems odd...

Publishing Soon

  • The Fifth Petal
    Brunonia Barry
    Published 1/24/17

    When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem's chief of police, John Rafferty, now...
  • Dust Bowl Girls
    Lydia Reeder
    Published 1/24/17

    In the early 1930s, during the worst drought and financial depression in American history, Sam Babb ...
  • Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan
    Ruth Gilligan
    Published 1/24/17

    At the start of the twentieth century, a young girl and her family emigrate from Lithuania in search...

Featured This Week

  • The Kindness of Enemies
    Leila Aboulela
    Published 1/10/17

    A versatile prose stylist... [Aboulela's] lyrical style and incisive portrayal of Muslims living in ...
  • The Dogs of Littlefield
    Suzanne Berne
    Published 1/10/17

    A comedy of manners that explores the unease behind the manicured lawns of suburban America from the...
  • Fallen Land
    Taylor Brown
    Published 1/10/17

    Searching for a home in a ravaged landscape, two star-crossed lovers flee a ruthless band of bounty ...

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New in Hardcover

  • This Is How It Always Is
    Laurie Frankel
    Published 1/24/17

    This is how a family keeps a secret...and how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family...
  • History Is All You Left Me
    Adam Silvera
    Published 1/17/17

    From the New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not comes an explosive examination of ...
  • Night of Fire
    Colin Thubron
    Published 1/17/17

    Award-winning, bestselling novelist and travel writer Colin Thubron returns to fiction with his ...

New in Paperback

  • Everybody's Fool
    Richard Russo
    Published 1/24/17

    Richard Russo, at the very top of his game, now returns to North Bath, in upstate New York, and the ...
  • The Hundred-Year Walk
    Dawn Anahid MacKeen
    Published 1/24/17

    An epic tale of one man's courage in the face of genocide and his granddaughter's quest to tell his ...
  • Mr. Splitfoot
    Samantha Hunt
    Published 1/24/17

    A contemporary gothic from an author in the company of Kelly Link and Aimee Bender, Mr. Splitfoot ...

Top Recommendations for Book Clubs

  • The Never-Open Desert Diner
    James Anderson
    Published 11/8/16

    A singularly compelling debut novel, about a desert where people go to escape their past, and a ...
  • Fishbowl
    Bradley Somer
    Published 11/1/16

    At turns funny and heartbreaking, a goldfish names Ian escapes from his bowl and, plummeting toward ...
  • The Wangs vs. the World
    Jade Chang
    Published 10/4/16

    A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only...

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