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In a world in which books, TV, and the media often seem to be screaming, it’s refreshing to come across a novel that remembers the value of the whisper, of subtlety, and of not having to have every

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Shadow Child is a detective story set in 1960s Manhattan, and also a historical saga of a Japanese-American woman during World War II, and also a tale of teen rivalry, which shifts from pa

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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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This intense character-exploration story draws you along wondering, What the heck happened to Kit to make her so closed to human relationships?

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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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“Cantrell weaves moving and inspirational stories that make her one of today’s most beloved storytellers. Perennials may be her most breathtaking yet.”

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“This is a gentle novel, the literary equivalent of warm slippers and a cup of tea by the fire.”

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They say you can never go home again, and after being away for a long period of time, it can be frightening to go back. This is what Teddi Lerner is facing.

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“I don’t need to jump off cliffs into oceans to die, because every day there is a little death waiting for me. All I have to do is wake up and walk out the front door.”

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It is 1969 and 16-year-old Lucy Gold has never been a motivated student.

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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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Newly divorced and facing the inevitable friend loss that often accompanies separation, Ava Tucker is feeling unmoored: “She was surprised by how much she longed for company.

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What happens when a creative woman does what she's supposed to instead of what she wants most?

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“Cathleen Schine has written a beautiful book that should be on every nightstand this summer.”

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Lisa has survived breast cancer and reached her 50th birthday only to discover, in a most humiliating moment during her surprise birthday party, that her husband has been cheating on her.

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“a winner read that should appeal to a variety of literary and genre tastes.”

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The Ramblers is populated with a cast of requisite women’s lit characters—thirty-something best friends since college; a rich, romantic older lover; a hunky, artistic, rebounding divorced

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Ask Him Why is a multi-layered narrative with a central theme about the consequences of rushing to judgement without trying to understand the other side by first asking, “Why?” 

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Of course no one should expect chick-lit or mom-lit to be well written.

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Joe O’Brien is a proud Irishman who prizes and protects what’s important in his life—his “bride” Rosie, four mostly-grownup children, and being a cop in Boston.

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This is Your Life was a popular television show in the 1960s and 1970s, an early reality show that delighted many audiences.

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“The uplifting themes of this novel are around forgiveness, community, and compassion, although they are eclipsed and outweighed by heartbreak.”

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Our Souls at Night is a peaceful gem of a story.

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When feeling down and in need of a change, what could be better than to get away and lease a coastal cottage in Maine in August?

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Ask adults or adolescents what they know about Judy Blume and many will say Fudge. Blume’s Fudge series remains a classic although it was just one part of her 28 titles spanning four decad

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