Coming of Age

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Many little girls love parties, and in 1988 Zoe O'Flaherty, age five, is about to enter kindergarten.

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“an absorbing story sure to capture the hearts of historical fiction fans who appreciate a uniquely told tale of those willing to defy the status quo with bravery and steadfastness.”

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Shane was used to people asking if he was a boy or a girl. He was used to people sometimes assuming he was a girl because of his slender body and long blond hair.

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“This debut novel is nothing short of compelling . . . a captivating and haunting tale.”

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“Malerman’s world-building is rich, and Inspection’s quick chapters and brisk style make for a relentless, twisty read.”

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“full of compulsively readable little stories that each feel developed beyond their few pages.”

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“This is a rare coming-of-age story so richly told and wholly captivating that Czapnik may in time find herself held up and used as the example of what fine literary writing is all about.”

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“Sycamore seems to be forcing the reader to look at social injustices in a way that makes us realize the world is unfair.”

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"Chigozie Obiama is one of many top-notch Nigerian novelists writing today."

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“Noonan's complex novel grips the reader with fully textured characters and page turning suspense. A heartwrenching book you won't soon forget.”

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“Winter Loon, a debut novel, is both emotional and skillfully written.

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In this historical fiction novel, the author meticulously researched the lives of Judith Leyster and Maria de Grebber, two unknown Dutch painters in the 17th century.

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“Louisiana’s Way Home is one of those books that touches your heart. . . . Brilliant!”

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A subtle book, a gently disturbing book longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize.

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People talk a lot about “voice” when discussing fiction. In this book, voice comes at you loud and strong from the moment you open the cover.

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The Ensemble is a novel played to music. It’s the story of four musicians who at college decide to form a string quartet.

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“The Incendiaries marks the genesis of a dazzling career and showcases a writer who pushes herself courageously into the dark.”

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Immigrant, Montana is a maze of memory and homeland.

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Four old schoolmates, Art, Fabio, Tony, and Mauro have a pact: to meet up every year in the small town in Southern Italy.

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“a delightful fantasy about the woman who became one of the United Kingdom’s most famous monarchs”

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“Ondaatje has spun a dazzling tale that lingers long after the book is closed.”  

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A new novel by Julian Barnes is exciting.

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Jefferson James raised his daughter Jillian when her mother took off after her birth. Throughout Jillian's life, she learned nothing about her mom, and her dad was close-mouthed about his past.

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“an amazing historical novel, revealing the horrors of WWI through the letters exchanged by Tom and Evie.”

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“Continuity for parents, pleasure for kids, totally satisfies . . .”

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