Best Books of the Month: October 2018

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Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami Killing Commendatore
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In this novel from the author of Norwegian Wood, a painter recently separated from his wife discovers a mysterious piece of art.
Nikita says, “It was a beautiful story, centered upon art and creativity, and I couldn't put it down for an entire week.”
In this novel from the author of Norwegian Wood, a painter recently separated from his wife discovers a mysterious piece of art.
Nikita says, “It was a beautiful story, centered upon art and creativity, and I couldn't put it down for an entire week.”
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A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult A Spark of Light
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As a hostage crisis unfolds at a women's clinic, the police negotiator realizes his 15-year-old daughter is inside the building.
Chris says, “Once again, Jodi Picoult has given us a novel that is thought-provoking and poignant and powerful&mdash:with a litany of compelling, deeply affecting characters.”
As a hostage crisis unfolds at a women's clinic, the police negotiator realizes his 15-year-old daughter is inside the building.
Chris says, “Once again, Jodi Picoult has given us a novel that is thought-provoking and poignant and powerful&mdash:with a litany of compelling, deeply affecting characters.”
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The Reckoning by John Grisham The Reckoning
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The murder of a reverend by a faithful churchgoer shocks a community in this tense legal thriller from the A Time to Kill author. The murder of a reverend by a faithful churchgoer shocks a community in this tense legal thriller from the A Time to Kill author.
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What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli What If It's Us
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In this YA story, Arthur and Ben are a match made in New York. But what if love isn't as harmonious as a Broadway musical?
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says, “My dear friend, Jules, dubbed this a ‘queer, modern-day Sleepless in Seattle set in New York,’ and she was so damn correct.”
In this YA story, Arthur and Ben are a match made in New York. But what if love isn't as harmonious as a Broadway musical?
Melanie
says, “My dear friend, Jules, dubbed this a ‘queer, modern-day Sleepless in Seattle set in New York,’ and she was so damn correct.”
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Heavy by Kiese Laymon Heavy: An American Memoir
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This insightful memoir by the African American novelist and essayist examines the weight of a lifetime of secrets and oppression.
Roxane says, “How do you carry the weight of being a black man in America? In electrifying, deliberate prose, Kiese Laymon tries to answer that question from the first page of Heavy: An American Memoir to the last.”
This insightful memoir by the African American novelist and essayist examines the weight of a lifetime of secrets and oppression.
Roxane says, “How do you carry the weight of being a black man in America? In electrifying, deliberate prose, Kiese Laymon tries to answer that question from the first page of Heavy: An American Memoir to the last.”
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The Library Book by Susan Orlean The Library Book
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The Orchid Thief author combines her love of books with an investigation into the worst library fire in U.S. history.
Jenny says, “Read Susan Orlean’s novel and you will have visited the mystery, geography, biography, humor, history, and political sections of a library all in one book.”
The Orchid Thief author combines her love of books with an investigation into the worst library fire in U.S. history.
Jenny says, “Read Susan Orlean’s novel and you will have visited the mystery, geography, biography, humor, history, and political sections of a library all in one book.”
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