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The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin | Fiction
When four young siblings visit a psychic together, she tells them all individually the date of their deaths, affecting the rest of their lives.
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward | Fiction & Book Club
When Leonie's boyfriend and father of her children is being released from prison, she takes her two kids up to get him. Ghosts from the past haunt Leonie and her son Jojo.
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah | Fiction
Leni and her parents move to Alaska in 1974 after her father has returned home as POW from the Vietnam War. The family struggles to survive the wilderness and her father's violent outbursts, while also falling in love with Alaska.
As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner | Fiction
Shortly after a young family with their three daughters move to Philadelphia in 1918, the Spanish Flu takes over the city. As loved ones die, the family takes in an orphanedbaby who becomes their single source of hope in this dark era.
Educated by Tara Westover | Biography Westover
For fans of "The Glass Castle". Tara grows up in rural Idaho with a devout Mormon family who doesn't believe in medicine or schooling. Follows her journey to BYU and on toHarvard and Cambridge.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones | Fiction
Just a year and a half after a young African-American couple is married, Roy (the husband) is accused of a crime his wife is certain he didn't commit. He is sentenced to 12 years in prison. Celestial takes comfort in her childhood friend, Andre. When Roy is released unexpectedly after 5 years, he returns back to Atlanta to his wife, but everything has changed.
Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao | Fiction
A searing, electrifying debut novel set in India and America, about a once-in-a-lifetime friendship between two girls who are driven apart but never stop trying to find one another again.
Force of Nature by Jane Harper | Mystery
Sent on a corporate retreat, two groups hike into the isolated bushland. When the retreat is over one woman is missing and each hiker has a different story to tell. What really happened? And where is she? Although this is the 2nd in a series it is not necessary to have read The Dry, although I highly recommend that title too.
The Missing Hours by Emma Kavanagh | Fiction
One moment, Selena Cole is in the playground with her children and the next, she has vanished without a trace.Twenty hours later, Selena is found safe and well, but with no memory of where she has been.
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn | Fiction
I was skeptical, thinking cynically of Rear Window. This is really good…really good. A woman, trapped in her home by her own fears thinks that she sees a murder. Did she?
No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts | Fiction
What happens when you left poor and black and come back rich to a community that still maintains Jim Crow laws? What’s it like to return to a community suffering from factory closings and long ingrained prejudice. And is it possible to be happy living the American dream?
Anna has been struggling to get on with her life after her parents’ suicides when she starts to receive clues that maybe her parents did not carry out the heinous act that everyone believed they committed.