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Virgil Wander by Leif Enger

Virgil Wander by Leif Enger [ARC] The first novel in ten years from award-winning, million-copy bestselling author Leif Enger, Virgil Wander is an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart. Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is “cruising along at medium altitude” when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered …

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The Golden Hour by T. Greenwood

The Golden Hour by T. Greenwood On a spring afternoon long ago, thirteen-year-old Wyn Davies took a shortcut through the woods in her New Hampshire hometown and became a cautionary tale. Now, twenty years later, she lives in New York, on the opposite side of a duplex from her ex, with their four-year-old daughter shuttling between them. Wyn makes her living painting commissioned canvases of birch trees to match her clients’ furnishings. But the nagging …

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Leaving the Sea by Ben Marcus

Leaving the Sea by Ben Marcus From one of the most innovative and vital writers of his generation, an extraordinary collection of stories that showcases his gifts—and his range—as never before. In the hilarious, lacerating “I Can Say Many Nice Things,” a washed-up writer toying with infidelity leads a creative writing workshop on board a cruise ship. In the dystopian “Rollingwood,” a divorced father struggles to take care of his ill infant, as his ex-wife …

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Love, Lust & Friendship by Elizabeth Stevens

Love, Lust & Friendship by Elizabeth Stevens [ARC] Meet Christopher Henderson. Kit to his friends and admirers. Hendo to the jocks who worship him. Butt-head (or Topher) to me and my best friend. AKA, the dillweed of a human being. Meet Alexander Henderson. Ander to the people who put up with his skinny ass. Hendo Jr to the jocks sucking up to Topher. Best Friend Extraordinaire to me. AKA, the love of my life. Meet Addison MacGuire. Addy …

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The Billionaire’s Price by Ansela Corsino

The Billionaire’s Price by Ansela Corsino “You don’t have to like me, Ms. Slade. But if you deliver results, I might be able to tolerate your presence in my home.” Fresh out of graduate school and unable to find a job as a writer, Victoria Slade is lucky to land a job as a study companion to an overachieving ten-year-old boy — a job she thinks is going to be a piece of cake. That …

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In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende New York Times and worldwide bestselling author Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.  An instant New York Times bestseller, In the Midst of Winter is about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that offers “a timely message about immigration and the meaning of home” (People). During the biggest Brooklyn …

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I Knew You’d Be Lovely by Alethea Black

I Knew You’d Be Lovely by Alethea Black Alethea Black’s deeply moving and wholly original debut features a coterie of memorable characters who have reached emotional crossroads in their lives. Brimming with humor, irony, and insights about the unpredictable nature of life, the unbearable beauty of fate, and the power that one moment, or one decision, can have to transform us, I Knew You’d Be Lovely delivers that rare thing—stories with both an edge and a heart. …

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Hippie by Paulo Coelho

Hippie by Paulo Coelho [ARC] If you want to learn about yourself, start by exploring the world around you.  Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, best-selling author Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order. In Hippie, he tells the story of Paulo, a young, skinny Brazilian man with a goatee and long, flowing hair, who …

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Broken Mirrors by Marie McWilliams

Broken Mirrors by Marie McWilliams When Marie moves from Belfast to London, she envisions a fresh start and an escape from a broken home. Once there, she meets Malcolm Carter, a charming, handsome man who sweeps her off her feet and gives her a life she could only have imagined. But Malcolm isn’t all he seems; he’s a criminal, a mobster and a murderer. Detective Fraser Duncan knows what he is, and he’s determined to …

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Whisper Me This: A Novel by Kerry Anne King

Whisper Me This: A Novel by Kerry Anne King Single mother Maisey Addington has always fallen short of her own mother’s expectations—never married, a bit adrift, wasting her high IQ on dead-end jobs. The only thing Maisey’s sure she’s gotten right is her relationship with her twelve-year-old daughter, Elle…until a phone call blows apart the precarious balance of their lives. Maisey’s mother is in a coma, and her aging father faces charges of abuse and …

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What Matters in Mayhew by Cassie Dandridge Selleck (The Beanie Bradsher Series #1)

What Matters in Mayhew by Cassie Dandridge Selleck (The Beanie Bradsher Series #1) Every town has at least one beloved, if misunderstood, eccentric and Beanie Bradsher belongs to Mayhew Junction. Some – LouWanda Crump, for example – would call Beanie a spectacle, but Beanie just marches (and dresses) to the beat of a different drum. Not much has changed over the years in this town. On any given morning, you’ll find the same people at …

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Romeo & What’s Her Name by Shani Petroff

Romeo & What’s Her Name by Shani Petroff Understudies never get to perform . . . which is why being Juliet’s understudy in the school’s yearly “Evening with Shakespeare” is the perfect role for Emily. She can earn some much-needed extra credit while pursuing her main goal of spending time with Wes, aka Romeo, aka the hottest, nicest guy in school (in her completely unbiased opinion). And she meant to learn her lines, really, it’s …

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Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry Michael is an atheist. So as he walks through the doors at St. Clare’s—a strict Catholic school—sporting a plaid tie, things can’t get much worse. His dad has just made the family move again, and Michael needs a friend. When a girl challenges their teacher in class, Michael thinks he might have found one, and a fellow nonbeliever at that. Only this girl, Lucy, is not just Catholic . . …

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Inspector Sohlberg Series by Jens Amundsen

Inspector Sohlberg Series by Jens Amundsen The Inspector Sohlberg crime novels by Jens Amundsen join Scandinavia’s best crime detective series, including the Inspector Wallander series by Henning Mankell, Inspector Sejer series by Karin Fossum, Inspector Gunnarstranda series by K. O. Dahl, Detective Harry Hole series by Jo Nesbø, and Girl With Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson. 1. Sohlberg and The Gift Sohlberg and the Gift is about murder and the worst of betrayals. And who …

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At the Wedding by Matt Dunn

At the Wedding by Matt Dunn Livia’s been planning her wedding to Jed for ages. Now, at the venue in beautiful Barcelona, with her dress pressed and the guests all on their way, she’s only left one tiny detail until the last minute: letting the groom know he’s about to get hitched. But as far as Jed’s concerned, they’ve been bumping along just fine for ten years and even have a baby on the way, …

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The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook. First there was the car accident—two girls gone after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know why he did it. Monica’s sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer …

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Wreck by Fleur Ferris

Wreck by Fleur Ferris Tamara Bennett is going to be the first journalist to strictly report only good news. Finished with high school, Tamara is ready to say goodbye to her sleepy little town and part-time job at the local paper. O-weeks awaits, which means parties, cute boys and settling into student res with her best friend Relle. Things take an unexpected turn, however, when she arrives home to find her house ransacked and her …

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Green Girl: A Novel (P.S.) by Kate Zambreno

Green Girl: A Novel (P.S.) by Kate Zambreno With the fierce emotional and intellectual power of such classics as Jean Rhys’s Good Morning, Midnight, Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, and Clarice Lispector’s The Hour of the Star, Kate Zambreno’s novel Green Girl is a provocative, sharply etched portrait of a young woman navigating the spectrum between anomie and epiphany. First published in 2011 in a small press edition, Green Girl was named one of the best books of the year by critics …

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To Fall in Love Again by David Burnett

To Fall in Love Again by David Burnett Drew Nelson did not plan to talk with anyone that morning. He did not plan to make a new friend. He certainly did not plan to fall in love. He resisted all of Amy’s attempts to draw him out− at the hotel, at the airport, on the airplane− giving hurried responses and burying his face in a pile of papers. It was only when the flight attendant …

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Lexi’s Pathetic Fictional Love Life by Jo Noelle

Lexi’s Pathetic Fictional Love Life by Jo Noelle Lexi Middleton has been socially invisible to her classmates, but starting her junior year, that’s going to change. First, she’s determined to hook a boyfriend, ensuring dates with flowers and possible kisses on the doorstep. Second, she wants to be a writer for the school paper, even though it freaks her out to think of everyone judging her by her punctuation and metaphors. High school is difficult …

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See Me by Nicholas Sparks

See Me by Nicholas Sparks See me just as I see you . . . Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. With a history of violence and bad decisions behind him and the threat of prison dogging his every step, he’s determined to walk a straight line. To Colin, that means applying himself single-mindedly toward his teaching degree and avoiding everything that proved destructive in his earlier life. Reminding himself daily …

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Cry Baby by Ginger Scott

Cry Baby by Ginger Scott Tristan Lopez is loyal to his brothers. He doesn’t really have a choice, born into a gang that has a chokehold on every kid that roams its streets. He gave his life to them willingly, knowing if he did then one day this kingdom, led by boys drunk with power and ruled by fear, would all be his. He was loyal through it all. Loyal when prison took his dad …

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Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field by Melissa Nathan

Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field by Melissa Nathan It starts as a lark for Jasmin Field, the charming, acerbically witty columnist for a national women’s magazine.  She joins a host of celebraties gathering in London to audition for the season’s most dazzling charity event:  a one-night only stage production of Jane Austen’s immortal Pride and Prejudice, directed by and starring the Academy Award — winning Hollywood heartthrob Harry Noble.  And nobody is more surprised than Jasmin …

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Bi-Normal by M.G. Higgins

Bi-Normal by M.G. Higgins Brett Miller is one of the kings of Elkhead High. Everyone knows the kings rule the school. Football stars. Pretty girls. The in-crowd. Brett and his buddies are the tormentors; nobody messes with them. Then Brett meets Zach … “It’s a crush. I’m crushing on a friggin’ guy. That’s sick. And I don’t know what to do about it. … I want these feelings to go away. At the same time, …

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The Lido by Libby Page

The Lido by Libby Page A tender, joyous debut novel about a cub reporter and her eighty-six-year-old subject—and the unlikely and life-changing friendship that develops between them. Kate is a twenty-six-year-old riddled with anxiety and panic attacks who works for a local paper in Brixton, London, covering forgettably small stories. When she’s assigned to write about the closing of the local lido (an outdoor pool and recreation center), she meets Rosemary, an eighty-six-year-old widow who …

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Hot Mess by Lucy Vine

Hot Mess by Lucy Vine Hot Mess [n.] – someone attractive, who is often in disarray. Have you ever shown up to Sunday brunch still smelling of Saturday night? Chosen bed, Netflix and pizza over human contact? Stayed in your mould-ridden flat because it’s cheap? Meet your spirit animal, Ellie Knight. Her life isn’t turning out exactly as she planned. She hates her job, her friends are coupling up and settling down, and her flatmates are …

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One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the …

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Tonight I’m Someone Else: Essays by Chelsea Hodson

Tonight I’m Someone Else: Essays by Chelsea Hodson A highly anticipated collection, from the writer Maggie Nelson has called, “bracingly good…refreshing and welcome,” that explores the myriad ways in which desire and commodification intersect. From graffiti gangs and Grand Theft Auto to sugar daddies, Schopenhauer, and a deadly game of Russian roulette, in these essays, Chelsea Hodson probes her own desires to examine where the physical and the proprietary collide. She asks what our privacy, our intimacy, …

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Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full-blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life. …

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November 9 by Colleen Hoover

November 9 by Colleen Hoover Colleen Hoover returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse. Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, …

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Big Man by Matthew J. Metzger

Big Man by Matthew J. Metzger Max Farrier wanted to follow in the family footsteps and join the Navy once, but he’s better off focusing on just surviving his last year of school and going to work in Aunt Donna’s shop once it’s over. After an incident at school puts Max in the hospital, Aunt Donna’s had enough. She signs him up for private lessons at a Muay Thai gym. Boxing—she says—will change everything. But …

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Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Save the Date by Morgan Matson Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to …

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Flight & Glory Series by Rebecca Yarros

Flight & Glory Series by Rebecca Yarros Full Measures (#1): Three knocks can change everything… “She knew. That’s why Mom hadn’t opened the door. She knew he was dead.” Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the door meant her dad was never coming home. What she didn’t know was how she would find the strength to singlehandedly care for her crumbling family when her mom falls apart. Then …

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