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Glory Over Everything

Glory over everything : beyond the Kitchen houseBy Grissom, Kathleen author.
From the author of the New York Times bestseller and beloved book club favorite The Kitchen House, a novel of family and long-buried secrets along the treacherous Underground Railroad.
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Lazaretto

Lazaretto : a novelBy McKinney-Whetstone, Diane
In this masterful work of historical fiction, Diane McKinney-Whetstone seamlessly transports us to Philadelphia in the aftermath of the Civil War and Lincoln’s assassination, beautifully evoking powerful stories of love, friendship and humanity amid the vibrant black community that flourished amid the troubled times.
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Mrs Houdini

Mrs. Houdini : a novelBy Kelly, Victoria.
A captivating debut novel, meticulously researched and beautifully imagined, about the passionate marriage of Harry and Bess Houdini—a love story that defied death itself.
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Before we visit the goddess

Before we visit the goddess : a novelBy Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee, 1956- author.
A beautiful, powerful new novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Sister of My Heart and The Mistress of Spices about three generations of mothers and daughters who must discover their greatest source of strength in one another—a masterful, brilliant tale of a family both united and torn apart by ambition and love.
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An Honorable Man

An honorable man : a novelBy Vidich, Paul
A debut espionage novel in the style of Alan Furst and John le Carré, An Honorable Man is a chilling Cold War spy thriller set in 1950s Washington, D.C.
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Titans

TitansBy Meacham, Leila, 1938- author.
A sweeping new drama from the beloved, bestselling author of Roses. In this grand yet intimate novel set in Texas in the early 1900s, Meacham once again delivers a heartfelt, big-canvas story full of surprising twists and deep emotional resonance.
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The Decent Proposal

The decent proposal : a novelBy Donovan, Kemper, author.
An addictively readable debut romantic comedy, drama, and mystery rolled into one, about two very different strangers whose lives become intertwined when they receive an unusual proposition.
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Three Martini Lunch

Three-martini lunchBy Rindell, Suzanne author.
In 1958, Greenwich Village buzzes with beatniks, jazz clubs, and new ideas—the ideal spot for three ambitious young people to meet. In Three-Martini Lunch, Suzanne Rindell has written both a page-turning morality tale and a captivating look at a stylish, demanding era—and a world steeped in tradition that’s poised for great upheaval.
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Til Death Do Us Part

'Til death do us partBy Quick, Amanda author.
The author of the New York Times bestseller Garden of Lies returns to Victorian London in an all-new novel of deadly obsession.
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The Midnight Watch

The midnight watch : a novel of the Titanic and the CalifornianBy Dyer, David, 1966- author.
As the Titanic and her passengers sank slowly into the Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg late in the evening of April 14, 1912, a nearby ship looked on. The Midnight Watch is a fictional telling of what may have occurred that night on the SS Californian, and the resulting desperation of Officer Stone and Captain Lord in the aftermath of their inaction.
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Audacity Jones to the Rescue

Audacity Jones to the rescueBy Larson, Kirby author.
Move over Anne Shirley, Harriet Welsch, and Eloise--there's a new spunky, resourceful heroine in town!
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The Magicians

The magicians : a novelBy Grossman, Lev
I'd describe The Magicians as "Harry Potter: The College Years," but that makes it sound more wholesome than it actually is. The Magicians are a crew of hard-drinking, sarcastic, self-absorbed 20-somethings who happen to be able to do magic. Their evolving friendships and poor choices in sexual partners are frustratingly relatable for anyone whose young adulthood was less than pristine.... Read more
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The Marriage of Opposites

The marriage of opposites : a novel based on the life of Rachel PizzarroBy Hoffman, Alice
The Marriage of Opposites first tells the story of young Rachel Pomié, daughter of a refugee Jewish merchant on the lush island of St. Thomas in the late 1800s. As a girl Rachel dismisseds tradition, favoring to learn the family business, write imaginative stories of the island’s folklore, and dream of far-away Paris.
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The Other Typist

The other typistBy Rindell, Suzanne
The setting is Prohibition Era New York, where quite ordinary Rose Baker is employed as a stenographer at the local police precinct. Listening to and typing up confessions taken in the station’s interrogation room is the highlight of Rose’s dull life.... Read more
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The Lightkeepers

The lightkeepers : a novelBy Geni, Abby
Experienced nature photographer Miranda takes an assignment on the remote Farallon Islands, also known as “The Islands of the Dead”, once the site of an important lighthouse. There she joins a group of biologists, expert in the various types of wildlife native to the area: a variety of birds, whales, sea lions and sharks.... Read more
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Award Winners & Bestsellers

Nobel Prize
2015 Prize in Literature
Svetlana Alexievich

National Book Award

2015 Prize for Fiction
Fortune Smiles
by Adam Johnson

2015 Prize for Nonfiction
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Newbery Medal
2016 award
Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña

Caldecott Medal
2016 award
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear
b
y Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Printz Award

2016 award
Bone Gap

by Laura Ruby

New York Times Fiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sales)
The Last Mile
, by David Baldacci
The Obsession
, by Nora Roberts
Stuck-up Suit, by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Bounty, by Kristen Ashley
The Girl on the Train
, by Paula Hawkins
 

New York Times Nonfiction Bestsellers (top 5 combined print & e-book sale)
The Rainbow Comes and Goes, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
The Sleep Revolution, by Arianna Huffington
When Breath Becomes Air
, by Paul Kalanithi
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaegar
Alexander Hamilton
, by Ron Chernow

 

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