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Fiction

Tangerine by Christine Mangan

Tangerine by Christine Mangan The spirit of Patricia Highsmith’s sociopathic social climber Tom Ripley is alive in Mangan’s transportive debut. Alice Shipley and Lucy Mason met as freshman at Bennington in the early 1950s and became the best of friends. Now, after a year apart, they meet again in 1956 in Tangier, where Alice and her new husband, John McAllister, ... Read More »

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Less by Andrew Sean Greer Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. With the touching and very funny story of Arthur Less, author Andrew Sean Greer ( The Confessions of Max Tivoli ) takes readers on an around-the-world tour, leaping from Mexico City to Berlin, from Marrakech to Kyoto, in a grand midlife adventure of the heart.  Gay novelist Less-like anyone ... Read More »

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Susan Halpern

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Susan Halpern Halpern’s clever and touching latest (following A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home) unites a disparate cast of characters who have come to the town library for a variety of reasons. Kit is a reference librarian at the library in Riverton, N.H., a once-booming mill town that has declined since the ... Read More »

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid In an unnamed city with strict social mores, young Nadia is a rebel, an atheist who chooses to live and work independently. In religious and unassuming Saeed she finds the perfect companion. As the two fall in love, their romance is tinged with a sense of urgency and inevitability as the city falls to militia, ... Read More »

Our Lady of the Prairie by Thisbe Nissen

Our Lady of the Prairie by Thisbe Nissen “A sharp and bitingly funny novel about a professor whose calm-ish midwestern life gives way to a vortex of crises–and her attempts to salvage the pieces without going to pieces herself…In the space of a few torrid months on the Iowa prairie, Phillipa Maakestad–long-married theater professor and mother of an unstable daughter–grapples ... Read More »

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Force of Nature by Jane Harper Melbourne author Harper faced a challenge in equaling the success of her first book, The Dry (2017), which was an award-winning international best-seller; but in this second Aaron Falk novel, she manages to match her debut’s intensity with another riveting, tension-driven thriller. The sere landscape of The Dry has been replaced by the damp ... Read More »

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce Joyce, a British actress and playwright, whose first novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, was longlisted for the Man Booker, continues to enchant and break hearts with her lovable misfits trying to survive in a modern world determined to pass them by. Irresistible.  – Library Journal Read More »

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin Benjamin follows up the Edna Ferber Prize-winning The Anatomy of Dreams with a BookExpo Buzz Book already bought by the Fox TV Group. It opens in 1969 New York with four children daringly visiting a fortune teller said to be able to predict the date of one’s death. Elder siblings Daniel and Varya become an ... Read More »

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry This charming story moves forward at a steady pace as several different couples struggle to make connections and work past strife. A light romantic comedy well-suited for bibliophiles and Anglophiles alike. (Kirkus)   Read More »