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Sunset Beach: A Novel by Mary Kay Andrews
ANDREWS
Reluctantly accepting a job at her estranged father's law firm in the aftermath of her mother's passing, Drue is tangled in a decades-old mystery that threatens everyone she loves.
Daughter of Moloka'i: A Novel by Alan Brennert
BRENNERT
Follows the story of quarantined leprosy patient Rachel Kalama's daughter, Ruth, who is raised by adoptive Japanese parents on a California grape farm before her unjust internment during World War II.
The View from Rainshadow Bay (A Lavender Tides Novel) by Colleen Coble
INSPIR COBLE
Following the death of her husband, Shauna struggles to makes ends meet, and when her business partner is murdered, she fears for her own safety, forcing her to turn to the man she holds responsible for her husband's death for help.
The Last Romantics: A Novel by Tara Conklin
CONKLIN
When she is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, renowned poet Fiona Skinner recounts the summer her family spent in a middle-class Connecticut town.
The Day the World Came to Town : 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
HISTORY CANADA
Shares the experiences of the citizens of Gander, Newfoundland, who were hosts to the more than six thousand passengers of thirty-eight U.S.-bound jetliners forced to land there in the wake of the September 11th attacks.
Patsy: A Novel by Nicole Dennis-Benn
DENNIS-BENN
Receiving her long-coveted visa to America, Patsy leaves behind her family in Jamaica, only to discover that life as an undocumented immigrant is not what her best friend had described.
Summer Hours: A Novel by Amy Mason Doan
DOAN
A decade after an ill-fated affair ends her career, a woman attends the wedding of a childhood friend while coming to terms with her feelings for the person for whom she gave up everything.
The Girl He Used to Know: A Novel by Tracey Garvis Graves
GARVIS GRAVES
A tumultuous but tender love affair between a socially awkward chess club member and a courageous, quirky girl is shattered by an unforeseen tragedy that forces them to confront respective anxieties when they reunite a decade later.
You Me Everything: A Novel by Catherine Isaac
ISAAC
A decade after leaving the disinterested father of her baby, Jessica is convinced by her terminally ill mother to make room for the child's father in their lives and embarks on a summer-long trip to France, where she visits the hotel her ex runs.
Finding Dorothy: A Novel by Elizabeth Letts
LETTS
Reimagines the story behind "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" from the perspective of L. Frank Baum's intrepid wife, Maud, whose hardscrabble life on the Dakota prairie inspires her husband's masterpiece and her advocacy of an exploited Judy Garland.
The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg
LUNDBERG
Living alone in her Stockholm apartment, a ninety-six-year-old woman reminisces through the pages of a long-kept address book before starting to write down stories from her past, unlocking family secrets in unexpectedly beneficial ways.
California Girls by Susan Mallery
ROM MALLERY
Three sisters wrestling with difficulties in their personal and professional lives tackle secrets and old wounds while helping their mother relocate from the family home to a condo.
Women in Sunlight: A Novel by Frances Mayes
MAYES
Four American women become unexpected friends during a magical year in Tuscany marked by a writer's complicated relationship with the subject of her biography, long-postponed dreams, and shifting senses of adventure and bravery.
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
MICHAELIDES
Criminal psychotherapist Theo Faber becomes dangerously obsessed with uncovering the truth about what prompted his client, an artist who refuses to speak, to violently murder her husband in a way that triggers mass public speculation.
The Islanders: A Novel by Meg Mitchell Moore
MOORE
A writer struggling with a second book, the divorced owner of a cafe, and an unfulfilled stay-at-home mom share a season of unexpected romance and secrets on scenic Block Island.
This Must Be the Place (Vintage Contemporaries) by Maggie O'Farrell
O'FARRELL
Recovering from an ugly divorce and custody battle by marrying a reclusive actress living in a rural village in Ireland, Daniel Sullivan is threatened by a secret from his past in a story told through his voice and the perspectives of those who have influenced his life.
Lock Every Door: A Novel by Riley Sager
SAGER
Jules takes a job as an apartment sitter at a posh Manhattan building to escape heartbreak and earn some cash, but when a fellow apartment sitter disappears, Jules digs into the building's past and what she finds sends her racing to unmask a killer.
Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder by Reshma Saujani
SELFHELP PERSGRO
The founder of the Girls Who Code nonprofit shares insights into the toxic cultural standards affecting girls today, explaining how girls can transition from perfectionism to more courageous practices that understand the value of imperfection.
The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman
MICHIGAN SHIPMAN
Memories of better times motivate a woman at a crossroads in her life to renovate a lakeside family cottage where she was most happy and where she discovers a cache of letters from the late nineteenth century.
Surfside Sisters: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
THAYER
Returning to her Nantucket childhood home in the wake of personal and professional setbacks, novelist Keely Green is forced to face her estranged best friend, Isabelle, and when she begins to fall for Isabelle's brother, things become complicated.
The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds by Caroline Van Hemert
TRAVELOG VAN
Documents the biologist adventurer's treks in the vast wilderness region spanning the Pacific rainforest through the Alaskan Arctic, where she and her husband tested their physical boundaries while making profound natural-world connections.
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel by Ocean Vuong
VUONG
A letter from a son to a mother who cannot read reveals the impact of the Vietnam War on their family history and provides a view into parts of the son's life that his mother has never known.
Mrs. Everything: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
WEINER
A smart, thoughtful, and timely exploration of two sisters' lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places--and be true to themselves--in a rapidly evolving world.
More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) by Elaine Welteroth
BIOGRAPHY WELTEROTH
Discusses the lessons the author has learned regarding race, identity, and success throughout her unlikely career.