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Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

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Modern Lovers by Emma Straub An engaging story of shifting relationships, Straub’s third novel (The Vacationers; Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures) focuses on Elizabeth, Andrew, and Zoe, who have been friends since their college days. They now live close to one another in a gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood. But it’s been years since college, and they are all facing midlife reassessments. ... Read More »

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

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Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler After she stumbles into a coveted job at a renowned Union Square restaurant, we spend the year with Tess as she learns the chaotic, punishing, privileged life of a “backwaiter,” on and off duty. Her appetites are awakened, for food, wine, knowledge and experience. Read More »

Britt-Marie Was Here

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Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman Walking away from her loveless marriage and taking a job in a derelict, financially devastated town, sixty-three-year-old Britt-Marie uses her fierce organizational skills to become a local soccer coach to a group of lost children.  From the author of A Man Called Ove. Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman” target=”blank” ]Peggy’s Picks[/button] Read More »

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

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Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld In this charming modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Sittenfeld (Prep; American Wife) deftly brings Austen’s classic into the 21st century. Set in 2013 Cincinnati, it features sisters Liz (a magazine editor) and Jane (a yoga instructor), who return from New York to tend to their recently hospitalized father. There they meet Dr. Chip Bingley, lately ... Read More »

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

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Lab Girl by Hope Jahren A memoir by an award-winning paleobiologist traces her childhood in her father’s laboratory, her longtime relationship with a brilliant but wounded colleague and the remarkable discoveries they have made both in the lab and during extensive field research assignments. Read More »

Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss

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Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss An art critic and an exiled Argentine painter on the run from his country’s violence are brought together by their individual tragedies, a small-town beauty, and a mysterious orphan boy who helps them rediscover what they have lost. Read More »

Suffragette

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Suffragette starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep Did you miss the screening of this new movie at the library last month? Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother ... Read More »

Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen

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Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen In this crisply told story of progress, loss, love, deception, loyalty, and grace, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Quindlen once again captures her readers’ attention from first page to last.  LJ Read More »

The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington

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The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington The role of sleep as a cultural and historical unifier, the impact of sleep deprivation on health, and the science community’s recommendations for how to achieve more restorative sleep. Read More »