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August 2018

Limelight By Amy Poeppel

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Optimistically moving her family from suburban Dallas to Manhattan, Allison Brinkley finds New York unexpectedly bewildering, until an encounter with a famous pop star who has been cast in a Broadway musical provides her with a surprising opportunity.

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A reimagining of the classic fairy tale, presented from the
stepmother's perspective,traces her escape from a life of harsh servitude before single motherhood
forces her to take a job as a
nursemaid to an otherworldly infant, who eventually becomes her stepdaughter and a princess celebrated for her beauty.

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August 2018

Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties: By Camille Pagán

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At fifty-three, Maggie Harris has a good marriage and two mostly happy children. Perpetually anxious, she’s also accumulated a list of semi-reasonable fears: falling air conditioners, the IRS, identity theft, skydiving, and airbag recalls. But never once did Maggie worry that her husband of nearly thirty years would leave her.

On the day Adam walks out the door, everything that makes Maggie secure goes with him. Only then does she realize that while she’s been busy caring for everyone else, she’s become invisible to the world—and to herself.

Maggie cautiously begins to rebuild her life with a trip to Rome, a new career, and even a rebound romance. But when a fresh crisis strikes and an uncertain future looms, she must decide: How much will she risk to remain the woman she’s just become?

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June 2018

Where the Wild Cherries Grow By Laura Madeleine

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A lone surviving member of a family decimated by World War I runs away to a seaside village in the south of France, where she begins to heal in the wake of vibrant natural cuisines and a passionate love affair that is threatened by secrets from the past.

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March 2018

The Power By Naomi Alderman

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In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power--they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.

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March 2018

The French Girl By Lexie Elliott

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We all have our secrets...

They were six university students from Oxford--friends and sometimes more than friends--spending an idyllic week together in a French farmhouse. It was supposed to be the perfect summer getaway...until they met Severine, the girl next door.

For Kate Channing, Severine was an unwelcome presence, her inscrutable beauty undermining the close-knit group's loyalties amid the already simmering tensions. And after a huge altercation on the last night of the holiday, Kate knew nothing would ever be the same. There are some things you can't forgive. And there are some people you can't forget...like Severine, who was never seen again.

Now, a decade later, the case is reopened when Severine's body is found in the well behind the farmhouse. Questioned along with her friends, Kate stands to lose everything she's worked so hard to achieve as suspicion mounts around her. Desperate to resolve her own shifting memories and fearful she will be forever bound to the woman whose presence still haunts her, Kate finds herself buried under layers of deception with no one to set her free...

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March 2018

The Wife Between Us By Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

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When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.

Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

Read between the lies.

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March 2018

A Stranger in the House By Shari Lapena

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"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, a new thriller featuring a suspicious accident, a wife who can't account for herself, and unsettling questions that threaten to tear the couple apart You're home making dinner for your husband. You expect him any second. The phone rings--it's the call you hoped you'd never get. You jump in your car and race to a neighborhood you thought you'd never visit. You peer into the dark, deserted building. You brace yourself for the worst. And then, you remember nothing else. They tell your husband you've been in an accident. You lost control of your car as you sped through the worst side of town. The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend is not so sure. And even you don't know what to believe.."

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February 2018

Under a Pole Star By Stef Penney

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A whaler's daughter, Flora Mackie
first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of 12 and fell in love with the
unforgiving terrain. In 1889, despite those who believe that a woman has no place in this harsh world, she heads back to Greenland at the head of a British expedition.

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The star news anchor recalls her career-risking decision to speak out against sexual harassment in the workplace, shares the stories of women who have faced similar challenges, and outlines recommendations from lawyers, psychologists, and other professionals on how to resist injustice.

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September 2017

The Weight of Ink By Rachel Kadish

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An ailing historian with a fondness for Jewish history reviews 17th century documents discovered during a renovation in Amsterdam, and learns the story of an emigrant who worked as a scribe for a blind rabbi just before the onslaught of the plague. 

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September 2017

Since We Fell By Dennis Lehane

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Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.

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July 2017

The Orphan’s Tale By Pam Jenoff

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Sixteen-year-old Noa, forced to give up her baby fathered by a Nazi soldier, snatches a Jewish infant bound for a concentration camp from a boxcar and takes refuge with a traveling circus, where Astrid, a Jewish aerialist, becomes her mentor.

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August 2017

We Were the Lucky Ones By Georgia Hunter

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A novel based on the true story of a Jewish-Polish family recounts how the Kurcs are scattered throughout the world by the horrors of World War II and fight hardships to survive, reach safety, and find each other.

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July 2017

Miss You By Kate Eberlen

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A chance meeting fails to bring the 18-year-old Tess and Gus the love with each other that they deserve, and they wind through lives that bring surprises and divert them from their intended paths, but will they get a second chance at love together?
A wryly romantic debut novel with echoes of One Day, by David Nicholls that asks, what if you just walked by the love of your life, but didn’t even know it?

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July 2017

The Promise Girls By Marie Bostwick

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When their ambitious mother seeks to recapture past fame by appearing in a new documentary, three former child prodigies reluctantly work with a filmmaker, who uncovers deep family secrets and a revelation that will challenge their beliefs.

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June 2017

Cork Dork By Bianca Bosker

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A tech reporter describes her introduction to the world of master sommeliers and her in-depth investigation into the source of their interests and skills, an effort marked by work with elite tasting groups, encounters at exclusive New York restaurants,visits to California winemakers and more.

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June 2017

On Turpentine Lane By Elinor Lipman

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Living a mostly peaceful existence in her small suburban hometown where she struggles to ignore the dysfunctional people in her life, Faith discovers mysterious artifacts that make her question a promising new relationship and everything she believes.

By the best-selling author of The View From Penthouse B.

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June 2017

The Best of Adam Sharp By Graeme Simsion

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The best-selling author of 
The Rosie Project presents the story of a 50-year-old man who reflects on his safe life choices and his long-ago, blazing affair with a strong-willed actress who contacts him unexpectedly and entices him to pursue a riskier life.

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A laugh-out-loud follow-up to The Andy Cohen Diaries by the host of Watch What Happens Live!
recounts his personal and professional escapades during such events as his tour with sidekick Anderson Cooper,
the launch of Sirius station Radio Andy and his hosting of NBC's
Primetime New Year's Eve special. 

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