Contemporary

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At first glance, the timing of New York Review Books Classics’ rerelease of Helen Weinzweig’s Basic Black with Pearls is almost as intriguing as the novel itself.

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Greer Kadetsky, the brilliant, introverted child of two totally apathetic parents has never quite been able to find her voice—or, if she has found it, hasn’t been able to use it.

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Alternate Side by Anna Quindlen is a novel in miniature.

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As one of 2018’s most anticipated books, Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone had an enormous amount of buzz and early praise to live up to.

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“Anyone who enjoys literary or psychological fiction won’t be able to put this whip smart novel down.”

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Many women's biggest desire is to have children, and Sara Cabot is not exempt.

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When Autumn was published 15 months ago—the first in a planned “seasonal” quartet by the award-winning, Scottish-born writer Ali Smith—it was dubbed “the first great Brexit novel.” So what

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Many teenagers deal with bullying and count the days until they can put high school behind them.

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Short story collections often give readers a taste of a writer’s style, preoccupations, and a sense of whether the reader will enjoy an author’s longer works of fiction.

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“a fabulously complex and mysterious tale that is full of atmosphere and suspense.”

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“an insightful and astute snapshot of obsession.” 

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“historically accurate, warm, moving and easy to recommend.”

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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 Warner family has owned a summer house on Nantucket for more than three decades. Alice and Tripp, parents to Tom and Caroline, always spend their vacation there, especially to enjoy the Fourth

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“Fierce Kingdom is a novel that crackles with tension and danger. . . . Do yourself a favor and devour this book before the inevitable movie premiere.”

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"Kukafka eloquently describes the self-destruction that ensues by allowing others to define us."

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“Bravo, J. R. Ward.”

 

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Karen Krupp loves Tom, her husband of almost two years. They live in a well-appointed house in an upper-middle-class neighborhood in New York.

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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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Eliza and Adam Stanley are parents to two precocious twin sons, Max and Luke.

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Love, in the world of Paula Priamos’ new novel Inside V, is powerful, primal, obsessive, and deadly. Former L.A.

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Marlena by Julie Buntin is a haunting debut that journeys back to a time of a tumultuous friendship between two teenage girls, Cat and Marlena, in the 90s.

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Julia Padden, a salesclerk in the men's department at Seattle's Macy's, is upbeat and vivacious.

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“Would it surprise you to learn that one of the top fantasies for women is a prolonged hospital stay?”

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