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A Cure for Dreams
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A story that traces the bonds between four generations of resourceful Southern women through stories passed from one generation to another.
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Meet Wilma Porter, the plucky and kindhearted owner of the only bed and breakfast in Ebb, Nebraska. Wilma knows everybody in town and everybody is in a bit of trouble. No one more so than Calvin Mille…
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From the author of Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse and The Cape Ann comes a new tale of resilient womanhood in Harvester, Minnesota. Growing up in early twentieth-century Illinois, Ruby Drake is a happy chi…
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From a New York Times–bestselling author, comes this “highly entertaining tale [with] considerable humor and some cynical fun at the expense of the book business” (Publishers Weekly).
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Last Circle of Love
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The Winter's Child
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Booker-Prize winning author Penelope Lively is that rare writer who goes from strength to strength in book after perfectly assured book. In Passing On, she applies her distinctive insight and consumma…
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Mary Miller seizes the mantle of southern literature with this wry tale of middle age and the unexpected turns a life can take.

Like her predecessors Ann Beattie and Raymond Carver, Mary Miller brings …
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Two Rivers
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In Two Rivers, Vermont, Harper Montgomery is living a life overshadowed by grief and guilt. Since the death of his wife, Betsy, twelve years earlier, Harper has narrowed his world to working at the lo…
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The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All
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A mother and a daughter live quietly in the rustic gatehouse of Shrove House, an isolated British estate. Their life seems perfectly ordinary except that daughter Liza has been kept isolated from the …
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That Time I Loved You
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A Brief Lunacy
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An elderly couple is taken captive in a psychological thriller that “coils tighter and tighter until the tension is almost unbearable” (Tess Gerritsen).
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Laughing Boy: A Navajo Love Story
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “A romantic idyll played out in the rhythms and meanings of a vanished Navajo world." — Denver Post Laughing Boy is a model member of his tribe. Raised in old traditions, …
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Dinner Party: A Tragedy
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To mark the anniversary of a death in the family, Kate meticulously plans a dinner party - from the fancy table setting to the perfect baked alaska waiting in the freezer. But by the end of the night,…
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Hikikomori and the Rental Sister
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hikikomori, n. h kik 'mo ri; literally pulling inward; refers to those who withdraw from society.

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Crooked Hallelujah
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· 2083 Ratings
It's 1974 in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and fifteen-year-old Justine grows up in a family of tough, complicated, and loyal women, presided over by her mother, Lula, and Granny. After Justine's fa…
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The Pirate's Wife: The Remarkable True Story of Sarah Kidd
The dramatic and deliciously swashbuckling story of Sarah Kidd, the wife of the famous pirate Captain Kidd, charting her transformation from New York socialite to international outlaw during the Golde…
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There are certain special—and rare— books that refresh our understanding of how children see the world. This is one of those books. It's the story of a boy growing up in a lost time in an idyllic plac…
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