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Fiction

Listen to Me by Hannah Pittard

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Listen to Me by Hannah Pittard College professor Mark and his wife, Maggie, a veterinarian, are traveling from Chicago to his family’s East Coast home because Mark senses they need a break; after a mugging, Maggie has become brooding and suspicious, not the woman Mark married. They leave late, with Maggie intent on giving their dog, Gerome, a good walk ... Read More »

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

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You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott Katie and Eric Knox have dedicated their lives to their fifteen-year-old daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful. But when a violent death rocks their close-knit gym community just weeks before an all-important competition, everything the Knoxes have worked so hard for feels suddenly at risk. As rumors swirl among the other ... Read More »

Siracusa by Delia Ephron

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Siracusa by Delia Ephron The incomparable Delia Ephron introduces us to couples Michael and Lizzie and Finn and Taylor. The foursome is traveling to Italy together, along with Finn and Taylor’s precocious daughter, Snow. These people, it must be said, have absolutely no business traveling together. . . Add a whole lot of Italian wine to the inevitable illicit sex and bitter ... Read More »

Invincible Summer by Alice Adams

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Invincible Summer by Alice Adams Growing up and growing apart from friends is an inevitable-and bittersweet-part of life, one that has been poignantly captured in Alice Adams’ debut novel, Invincible Summer. The novel starts in 1997 as four friends graduate on the brink of a new millennium, and takes them through 20 summers…a delightful novel that is as insightful as ... Read More »

Sons and daughters of Ease and Plenty by Ramona Ausubel

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Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty by Ramona Ausubel Fern comes from old money, Edgar from new. They marry young in 1966 and start a life of ease: Edgar a fledgling novelist, Fern a mother, of Cricket (born when draftee Edgar is in Alaska, writing letters to loved ones of servicemen who died in Vietnam) and twins Will and ... Read More »

Black Widow by Daniel Silva

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Black Widow by Daniel Silva Bestseller Silva’s riveting 16th novel featuring the legendary Israeli art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon finds Gabriel on the trail of a secret ISIS terrorist. Read More »

The Girls by Emma Cline

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The Girls by Emma Cline Inspired by the infamous Charles Manson murders … a harrowing coming-of-age exploration of how far a young girl will go (and how much she will give up of herself) in her desperate quest to belong. Beautifully written and unforgettable. Library Journal Read More »

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

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Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler In the latest of Hogarth’s Shakespeare series, Pulitzer-winner Tyler retells The Taming of the Shrew, placing the sharp-tongued Kate and her would-be master Petruchio (where else?) in Baltimore. Read More »

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in ... Read More »

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

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Before the Fall by Noah Hawley Rich with a compelling narrative, suspenseful plot twists, and engaging characters, this fourth novel (after The Good Father) by an Emmy Award-winning producer and creator of FX’s Fargo promises to be the must-read thriller of the summer.  Library Journal   Read More »