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An Unlikely Spy: A Novel

Author: Rebecca Starford

ISBN: 9780063037885

A twisting, sophisticated World War II novel following a spy who goes undercover as a part of MI5 - in chasing the secrets of others, how much will she lose of herself?Evelyn Varley has always been ambitious and clever. As a girl, she earned a scholarship to a prestigious academy...

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The Woman in the Purple Skirt: A Novel

Author: Natsuko Imamura

ISBN: 9780143136026

I think what I'm trying to say is that I've been wanting to become friends with the Woman in the Purple Skirt for a very long time... Almost every afternoon, the Woman in the Purple Skirt sits on the same park bench, where she eats a cream bun while the...

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Where Hope Comes From: Poems of Resilience, Healing, and Light

Author: Nikita Gill

ISBN: 9780306826405

I took my worries outand laid them carefully on the kitchen table.Then began the slow but rewarding taskof fixing everything that needed more love.Nikita Gill shares a collection of poems crafted as the world went into lockdown, tackles themes such as mental health and loneliness, and the precarity of hope...

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Reality and Other Stories

Author: John Lanchester

ISBN: 9780393540918

Ghost stories for the digital age by the Booker Prize-longlisted author of The Wall.In 2017, inspired in part by Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw," the acclaimed English novelist John Lanchester published a ghost story in The New Yorker. "Signal" was a sensation among readers and was featured on...

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Joan Is Okay: A Novel

Author: Weike Wang

ISBN: 9780525654834

A new novel from the award-winning author of Chemistry.

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The Magnolia Palace: A Novel

Author: Fiona Davis

ISBN: 9780593184011

Eight months since losing her mother in the Spanish flu outbreak of 1919, twenty-one-year-old Lillian Carter's life has completely fallen apart. For the past six years, under the moniker Angelica, Lillian was one of the most sought-after artists' models in New York City, with statues based on her figure gracing...

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All That We Carried: A Novel

Author: Erin Bartels

ISBN: 9780800738365

Ten years ago, sisters Olivia and Melanie Greene were on a backcountry hiking trip when their parents were in a fatal car accident. Over the years, they grew apart, each coping with the loss in her own way. Olivia plunged herself into law school, work, and a materialist view of...

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Resistance

Author: Val McDermid

ISBN: 9780802158727

The first graphic novel from Britain's "Queen of Crime" (Scotsman) and gorgeously illustrated by up-and-comer Kathryn Briggs, Resistance is a chilling but incredibly moving and inspiring story of individuals pressed to rise above their station, first to nail down the truth of a looming pandemic, and later to try to...

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Build Your House Around My Body: A Novel

Author: Violet Kupersmith

ISBN: 9780812993325

In 1986, the teenage daughter of a wealthy family gets lost in an abandoned rubber plantation while fleeing her angry father and is changed forever. In 2009, a woman captures a rare two-headed cobra as part of a dangerous money-making scheme with a former lover. And in 2011, a young...

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Dominus: A Novel of the Roman Empire

Author: Steven Saylor

ISBN: 9781250087812

A.D. 165: The empire of Rome has reached its pinnacle. Universal peace -- the Pax Roma -- reigns from Britannia to Egypt, from Gaul to Greece. Marcus Aurelius, as much a philosopher as he is an emperor, oversees a golden age in the city of Rome. The ancient Pinarius family...

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Yoga Pant Nation: A Novel

Author: Laurie Gelman

ISBN: 9781250777577

The now beloved hero of Laurie Gelman's Class Mom and You've Been Volunteered has a lot on her plate this year in Yoga Pant Nation -- from childcare duties for her daughter's two-year-old to her determined mission to become a spin instructor. When her husband's ex-wife shows up to her...

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She Fits Inside These Words

Author: r.h. Sin

ISBN: 9781524865382

This is the time to look into the mirror and see everything you've been fighting for. Yourself, a peace of mind, and everything your heart deserves. You fit inside these words.

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We Are Watching Eliza Bright

Author: A.E. Osworth

ISBN: 9781538717639

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Under-Earth

Author: Chris Gooch

ISBN: 9781603094771

Under-Earth takes place in a subterranean landfill, hollowed out to serve as a massive improvised prison. Sunken into the trash and debris of the past -- gameboys, iphones, coffee cups, old cars -- we follow two parallel stories.In the first, a new arrival struggles to adapt to the everyday violence...

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Parenthesis

Author: Élodie Durand

ISBN: 9781603094818

Judith is barely out of her teens when a tumor begins pressing on her brain, ushering in a new world of seizures, memory gaps, and loss of self. Suddenly, the sentence of her normal life has been interrupted by the opening of a parenthesis that may never close.Based on the...

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A Theater for Dreamers

Author: Polly Samson

ISBN: 9781643751498

It's 1960, and the world teeters on the edge of cultural, political, sexual, and artistic revolution. On the Greek island of Hydra, a proto-commune of poets, painters, and musicians revel in dreams at the feet of their unofficial leaders, the writers Charmian Clift and George Johnston, troubled queen and king...

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Folklorn

Author: Angela Mi Young Hur

ISBN: 9781645660163

Elsa Park is a particle physicist at the top of her game, stationed at a neutrino observatory in the Antarctic, confident she's put enough distance between her ambitions and the family ghosts she's run from all her life. But it isn't long before her childhood imaginary friend - an achingly...

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Fictional Father

Author: Joe Ollmann

ISBN: 9781770464636

Caleb is a middle-aged painter with a non-starter career. He also happens to be the only child of one of the world's most famous cartoonists, Jimmi Wyatt. Known for the internationally beloved father and son comic Sonny Side Up, Jimmi made millions drawing saccharine family stories while neglecting his own...

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In a Book Club Far Away

Author: Tif Marcelo

ISBN: 9781982148096

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Lost in Paris

Author: Elizabeth Thompson

ISBN: 9781982149086

Hannah Bond has always been a bookworm, which is why she fled Florida - and her unstable, alcoholic mother - for a quiet life leading Jane Austen-themed tours through the British countryside. But on New Year's Eve, everything comes crashing down when she arrives back at her London flat to...

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Greenwich Park

Author: Katherine Faulkner

ISBN: 9781982150310

Helen's idyllic life - handsome architect husband, gorgeous Victorian house, and cherished baby on the way (after years of trying) - begins to change the day she attends her first prenatal class and meets Rachel, an unpredictable single mother-to-be. Rachel doesn't seem very maternal: she smokes, drinks, and professes little...

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The Startup Wife: A Novel

Author: Tahmima Anam

ISBN: 9781982156183

Meet Asha Ray. Brilliant coder and possessor of a Pi tattoo, Asha is poised to revolutionize artificial intelligence when she is reunited with her high school crush, Cyrus Jones. Cyrus inspires Asha to write a new algorithm. Before she knows it, she's abandoned her PhD program, they've exchanged vows, and...

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The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story

Author: John Freeman

ISBN: 9781984877802

fifty years, the American short story has changed dramatically. New voices, forms, and mixtures of genres have brought this unique US genre a thrilling burst of energy. This rich anthology celebrates this avalanche of talent. Beginning in 1970, it culls together a half century of powerful American short stories from...

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The Stars We Share: A Novel

Author: Rafe Posey

ISBN: 9781984879622

Alec and June meet in a small English town in 1927 when they are children. Alec has lost his parents in India to cholera; he's a dreamy, thoughtful child who maps the stars and invents magical stories. June is a gifted young mathematician, memorizing train timetables and studying equations. They...

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