Coming of Age

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“wonderfully sophisticated and beautifully conceived . . .”

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“A lovely, gorgeously set, romantic story sure to charm lovers of historical fiction with its joie de vivre and savoir faire.”

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The Chanel Sisters is a well-researched historical fiction that depicts France’s Belle Epoch and post-war change.

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It seems a shame when a story begins with the death of the protagonist, but it signals the book’s trajectory and creates a story that must be told, now, lest it be forgotten.

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The author’s portrayal of the adolescent girl is so graceful, so intelligently sensitive, the writing so lyrical and lovely . . .”

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Daughters of the Wild has an intriguing, deeply marketable premise: oppressed and repressed girls, isolated from the outside world, “tending a mysterious plant called the Vine of Heaven” i

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Memorial is a deeply moving book by a young novelist with a unique voice and a strong sense of optimism.”

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It is the end of August and Norah Ramsey, a single mom is raising her 15-year-old daughter, Violet in Raleigh, North Carolina. Norah, who is estranged from her mother Polly, hopes to make a better

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“There is no question that Nemerever is a gifted writer. The rich style, precise in description and filled with witty metaphor, carries one along.”

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The story of a hero seeking to return home is one of our earliest forms of literature—the obstacles that Odysseus faced on his journey back to Ithaca are etched in our collective mind.

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“The first day I ever gave a shit about soccer was September 4, 1979—the day that Mr. McMann showed up at Powell Park High.

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This wrenching, engrossing, and sometimes windy novel arrives on our shores firmly rooted in the Elena Ferrante tradition: a portrayal of an area in the south of Italy (Puglia in this case) that fo

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The Gordons of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, spend every summer at the century-old saltbox passed down from Ed Gordon's grandparents.

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Boys of Alabama is a beautiful book that carries the reader along on a tide of rich, eloquent language.”

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Young Once is an elegant noir written by a master prose stylist.”

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“an engaging and fast-moving ride in the company of memorable characters, both good and bad, across a troubling social, cultural, historical and still timely landscape.”

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“Valentine is a remarkable story, brilliantly told, of tragedy in a white-male-dominated society in which Glory Ramirez is deemed by many to be less deserving of j

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“a description of life among the disenfranchised”

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The set-up for The Truants is enticing.

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“Although frequently painful to read, The German House is a condemnation of the Nazi past, but also an exploration of survivors’ guilt, as well as families in conflict.”

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Nothing More Dangerous is the next best thing to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird . . .”

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It may be tough to read complex novels in these days of social media platforms and fast food fiction, but Mama Hissa's Mice by Saud Al-Sanousi, translated by Sawad Hussain, is worth your t

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This contemplative thriller commences in the summer of 1986 in Opal Beach, New Jersey, when posters dotted the area of a missing girl named Maureen Haddaway.

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“This finely textured novel is made up of many . . . small, intimate moments, yet the effect is sweeping, grand, and lavish—and all deeply moving.”

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In her latest novel, New York Times bestselling author Alison McGhee tackles a moral conundrum that promises to push all the buttons around freedom of choice.

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