Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Fiction

The Past by Tessa Hadley

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The Past by Tessa Hadley Siblings Harriet, Alice, Fran, and Roland gather at their grandparents’ ramshackle house deep in the English countryside for three weeks, ostensibly to decide what to do with it, now that their parents are gone. More than the site of an occasional family retreat, the old house is where their mother brought them when her marriage ... Read More »

The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee

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The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Piano Teacher, a beautiful, transporting novel about motherhood, marriage, and friendship Janice Y. K. Lee’s blockbuster hit debut, The Piano Teacher, was called “immensely satisfying” by People, “intensely readable” by O, The Oprah Magazine, and “a rare and exquisite story” by Elizabeth Gilbert. ... Read More »

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

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My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante Book One of the Neapolitan Quartet.  Beginning in the 1950s friends and rivals Elena and Lila grow up in Naples, Italy, mirroring two different aspects of their nation. “A clamorous, headlong exploration of female friendship set against a backdrop of poverty, ambition, violence and political struggle.” Read More »

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout A new book by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout is cause for celebration. Her bestselling novels, including “Olive Kitteridge “and” The Burgess Boys, “have illuminated our most tender relationships. Now, in “My Name Is Lucy Barton, “this extraordinary writer shows how a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender ... Read More »

Outline by Rachel Cusk

Outline by Rachel Cusk

Outline by Rachel Cusk Cusk’s subtle, unconventional and lethally intelligent novel, “Outline,” her eighth, is a string of one-sided conversations. A divorced woman traveling in Greece, our narrator, talks — or rather listens — to the people she meets, absorbing their stories of love and loss, deception, pride and folly. Well-worn subjects — adultery, divorce, ennui — become freshly menacing ... Read More »

Boys in the Trees by Carly Simon

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Boys in the Trees by Carly Simon Simon’s memoir reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, to a meteoric solo career that would ... Read More »

The Guilty by David Baldacci

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The Guilty by David Baldacci When his father is charged with murder and refuses to do anything to prove his innocence, Will Robie returns as an outsider to his hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi–where is he is met with distrust–to conduct his own investigation. Read More »

The Survivor by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills

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The Survivor by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills “Kyle Mills  picks up Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp without missing a beat and  dives right into a taut, suspenseful story of a traitor in the CIA who steals a wealth of sensitive documents. Mitch Rapp quickly tracks the traitor down and dispatches him—but the stolen data is out there, and starts turning ... Read More »