Families

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“A stunning debut novel. The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas encompasses a wealth of superb writing, mature insights, and breathtaking risks . . .”

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“Hers is a dark, unerring vision. We can expect more great work from this audaciously talented author.”

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With her bestselling debut Everything I Never Told You and now her second novel, Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng has indisputably proved that she is a master at mining the rel

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“Ladee Hubbard has written a celebration of family, as well as of the individual.”

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“Something happened here that summer. Something Louise blamed my mom for.”

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Because someone has gone astray and made mistakes, do they deserve a second chance, even if their missteps have meant being incarcerated?

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". . . the perfect summer read."

Mrs. Fletcher enjoys getting off with the help of online porn. It’s a revelation—especially to her!

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“Border Child is a satisfying book on an important topic . . .”

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Nothing is quite like the bond of true friendship, and no one realizes this more than Anna as she fights another battle with dreaded cancer which has returned yet again.

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Every family member shares some of the same personality traits, as is with the four generations of Whitakers.

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Fans of Japanese literature may notice some similarities between the work of Hiromi Kawakami and that of Banana Yoshimoto, the latter of whom rose to worldwide fame in the early 1990s with the tran

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The desperate lives of Christians in many Muslim majority countries is no secret.

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A story of quiet rebellions, resilience and traditions, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane is a remarkable tale stretching three generations and two different count

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 "If nothing else, The Fall of Lisa Bellow is a great character study of someone trying to survive growing up."

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Everyone has skeletons in their closets and deals with problems at one time or another.

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If all of Garrison Keillor’s reports from Lake Wobegon were strung end to end, the result would be something remarkably similar to The Whole Town’s Talking, Fannie Flagg’s latest novel.

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“Winston Groom blends history with a strong sense of place to create a compelling story featuring both fictional and historic characters.”

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What is the definition of the “perfect life”?

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“Dinah Jefferies uses the secrets held by a husband and wife to expose the prejudice and unfairness of the British colonial era. . . . an enjoyable read.”

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Jay McInerney’s reach with the Brightness Falls series is ambitious. In a recent interview with NPR, McInerney says he began the trilogy with an idea of the perfect couple.

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“The Bones of Paradise is everything a Western novel should be . . .”

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The new novel The Unseen World starts out like the 2014 bestseller We Are Not Ourselves, as the haunting story of a brilliant scientist who develops early-onset Alzheimer’s diseas

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Cate Saunders is despondent, but more than that, she is angry. Her husband John, sent to Iraq after joining the National Guard, dies in action, and the government will not offer any details.

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“Ausubel creates so many memorable, delightful, and poignant scenes that make her novel both entertaining and heartbreaking.”

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