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  • Ordinary Girls
    Jaquira Díaz
    Published 10/29/19

    With a story reminiscent of Tara Westover's Educate and Roxane Gay's Hunger, celebrated writer Jaquira Díaz triumphantly maps a way out of despair toward love and hope and delivers a memoir that reads as electrically as a novel.
  • The Seine
    Elaine Sciolino
    Published 10/29/19

    A vibrant, enchanting tour of the Seine from longtime New York Times foreign correspondent and best-selling author Elaine Sciolino.
  • The In-Betweens
    Mira Ptacin
    Published 10/29/19

    A young writer travels to Maine to tell the unusual story of America's longest-running camp devoted to mysticism and the world beyond.

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  • Crossroad
    W. H. Cameron
    Published 12/10/19

    On a desolate road in the Oregon high desert, an apprentice mortician stumbles upon a horrific car crash--and into a vortex of treachery, long-buried secrets, and growing menace.
  • Once More To The Rodeo
    Calvin Hennick
    Published 12/10/19

    A memoir about fatherhood, family, and what it means to be a man in America.
  • The Shadow of Vesuvius
    Daisy Dunn
    Published 12/10/19

    When Pliny the Elder perished at Stabiae during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, he left behind an enormous compendium of knowledge, his thirty-seven-volume Natural History, and a teenage nephew who revered him as a father.

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  • 999
    Heather Dune Macadam
    Published 12/31/19

    On March 25, 1942, nearly a thousand young, unmarried Jewish women boarded a train in Poprad, Slovakia. Filled with a sense of adventure and national pride, they left their parents' homes wearing their best clothes and confidently waving good-...
  • Recipe for a Perfect Wife
    Karma Brown
    Published 12/31/19

    In this captivating dual narrative novel, a modern-day woman finds inspiration in hidden notes left by her home's previous owner, a quintessential 1950s housewife. As she discovers remarkable parallels between this woman's life and her own, it causes...
  • Such a Fun Age
    Kiley Reid
    Published 12/31/19

    A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection ...

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New in Hardcover

  • Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen
    Dexter Palmer
    Published 11/19/19

    In 1726, in the town of Godalming, England, a woman confounded the nation's medical community by giving birth to seventeen rabbits. This astonishing true story is the basis for Dexter Palmer's stunning, powerfully evocative new novel.
  • Wyoming
    JP Gritton
    Published 11/19/19

    A cross between Daniel Woodrell and Annie Proulx, Wyoming is about the stubborn grip of inertia and whether or not it is possible to live without accepting oneself.
  • The Starless Sea
    Erin Morgenstern
    Published 11/5/19

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world - a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

New in Paperback

  • Finding Dorothy
    Elizabeth Letts
    Published 12/3/19

    This richly imagined novel tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum's intrepid wife, Maud.
  • The Paragon Hotel
    Lyndsay Faye
    Published 12/3/19

    The new and exciting historical thriller by Lyndsay Faye, which follows Alice "Nobody" from Prohibition-era Harlem to Portland's the Paragon Hotel.
  • The Heavens
    Sandra Newman
    Published 11/19/19

    Transporting the reader between a richly detailed past and a frighteningly possible future, The Heavens is a powerful reminder of the consequences of our actions, a poignant testament to how the people we love are destined to change, and a masterful ...

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  • The Far Field
    Madhuri Vijay
    Published 10/1/19

    Gorgeously tactile and sweeping in historical and socio-political scope, Pushcart Prize-winner Madhuri Vijay's The Far Field follows a complicated flaneuse across the Indian subcontinent as she reckons with her past, her desires, and the tumultuous ...
  • The World That We Knew
    Alice Hoffman
    Published 9/24/19

    In 1941, during humanity's darkest hour, three unforgettable young women must act with courage and love to survive, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Marriage of Opposites Alice Hoffman.
  • The Dutch House
    Ann Patchett
    Published 9/24/19

    Ann Patchett, the New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, returns with her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and...

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