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Such a Fun Age
by Kiley Reid

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

December 31, 2019

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<b>AN INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER <br /><br />A REESE'S BOOK CLUB x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK <br /><br />"The most provocative page-turner of the year." <i>--Entertainment Weekly </i><br /><br />"A great way to kick off 2020." <i>--Washington Post</i><br /><br />"I urge you to read <i>Such a Fun Age</i>." --<i>NPR</i><br /><br />A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, <i>Such a Fun Age </i>is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.</b><br /><br />Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right.<br /><br />But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other. <br /><br />With empathy and piercing social commentary, <i>Such a Fun Age</i> explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "family," and the complicated reality of being a grown up. It is a searing debut for our times.
The Dare
by Lauren Landish

Language

English

Pages

350

Publication Date

January 31, 2020

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<b>Have you ever had one of those really bad days at work?<br />You know, one where your hot boss catches you photocopying your backside in his office?<br />No? Just me then? </b><br /><br />I blame my bestie and partner in chaos.<br />She challenged me with a not-so-innocent dare that I should鈥檝e flat out declined.<br /><br />But I鈥檓 an adrenaline junkie, and now, here I am. <br />I know it sounds crazy, and daredevil tendencies aside, I definitely went too far to get his attention. <br /><br />But you haven鈥檛 seen him.<br />Colton Wolfe. My boss.<br />Tall, dark, and handsome, with the sexiest British accent I鈥檝e ever heard. <br />His only flaw? That he鈥檚 completely oblivious to what鈥檚 been right in front of him all along.<br />Me.<br /><br />Well, he was until a few minutes ago.<br />Remember those good old days? <br />Before I got caught making "nice" with the copy machine, and before I was totally getting fired?<br /><br />But wait. Maybe I鈥檓 not.<br />If I can take on the biggest dare of all. <br />Making Colton Wolfe fall in love with me.<br /><br /><br /><b>The Dare is a full-length romance with a HEA and no cliffhanger.</b>
Wrong Side of Forty: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Novel (Marina A...
by Jana DeLeon

Language

English

Pages

298

Publication Date

February 16, 2020

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<b>A Paranormal Women's Fiction with tons of humor. For many, midlife is the beginning.</b><br /><br />It was a day like any other day for Marina Trahan鈥ntil she caught her husband in bed with another woman. Before that eye-opening wake-up call, Marina would have described her life as average or uneventful, maybe even boring. But now, chaos and confusion reign supreme. She鈥檇 expected to slide through midlife with her unwanted extra pounds, chin hair, and hot flashes and move somewhat gracefully into elastic waist pants and having no verbal filter. But with a wayward husband, a high-maintenance daughter, a lackluster career, and a crazy mother all weighing her down, Marina is ready to wave the white flag of surrender. <br /><br />Then an intriguing stranger named Alexios shows up out of nowhere and insists she is descended from a goddess and is the only person who can save the world from certain destruction. She has roughly a week to do it. Solving a centuries-old mystery seems like a more interesting proposition than the other situations Marina is facing, so she accepts his challenge. But her search for a magical item of power reveals far more about Marina than she ever knew. Maybe enough to save the world. And even herself.<br /><br /><b>Author Reviews:</b><br /><br /><I>鈥淲rong side of 40? More like the right side of funny and a fantastic read from Jana DeLeon!鈥?鈥?Mandy M. Roth, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author<br /><br />鈥淲rong has never been so right! Jana DeLeon has another hit with the sweet, sarcastic, southern charm that is The Wrong Side of Forty. Give me more!鈥?鈥?Kristen Painter, USA Today Bestselling Author<br /><br />鈥淎mazing read! Solving age old mysteries and saving the world? This is a job for someone with life experience. Move over twenty-year olds. Jana DeLeon is going to show you just how awesome it is to be on the Wrong Side of 40.鈥?鈥?Michelle M. Pillow, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the (Un)Lucky Valley Series </I><br />
Olive, Again: A Novel
by Elizabeth Strout

Language

English

Pages

293

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?OPRAH鈥橲 BOOK CLUB PICK 鈥?Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions.<br /><br /><b>鈥淪trout managed to make me love this strange woman I鈥檇 never met, who I knew nothing about. What a terrific writer she is.鈥濃€擹adie Smith,聽<i>The Guardian</i></b></b><br /><br /><b>鈥淛ust as wonderful as the original . . .聽<i>Olive, Again</i>聽poignantly reminds us that empathy, a requirement for love, helps make life 鈥榥ot unhappy.鈥欌€濃€擭PR</b>聽<br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>PEOPLE </i>AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>Time </i>鈥?<i>Vogue</i> 鈥?NPR 鈥⒙?lt;i>The Washington Post</i>聽<i>鈥?Chicago Tribune聽</i>鈥?<i>Vanity Fair</i> 鈥⒙?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly聽</i>鈥?<i>BuzzFeed聽</i>鈥?lt;i>聽Esquire </i>鈥?<i>Real Simple</i> 鈥⒙?lt;i>Good Housekeeping</i> 鈥?The New York Public Library 鈥?<i>The Guardian聽</i>鈥?<i>Evening Standard聽</i>鈥⒙?lt;i>Kirkus Reviews </i>鈥?<i>Publishers Weekly </i>鈥?<i>BookPage</i></b><br />聽<br />Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is 鈥渁 compelling life force鈥?(<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>).聽<i>The</i>聽<i>New Yorker聽</i>has said that Elizabeth Strout 鈥渁nimates the ordinary with an astonishing force,鈥?and she has never done so more clearly than in these pages, where the iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine. Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, a young woman about to give birth during a hilariously inopportune moment, a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire聽us鈥攊n Strout鈥檚 words鈥斺€渢o bear the burden of the mystery with as much grace as we can.鈥?lt;br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Olive, Again</i></b><br /><br />鈥淥live is a brilliant creation not only because of her eternal cantankerousness but because she鈥檚 as brutally candid with herself about her shortcomings as she is with others. Her honesty makes people strangely willing to confide in her, and the raw power of Ms. Strout鈥檚 writing comes from these unvarnished exchanges, in which characters reveal themselves in all of their sadness and badness and confusion. . . . The great, terrible mess of living is spilled out across the pages of this moving book. Ms. Strout may not have any answers for it, but she isn鈥檛 afraid of it either.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b>
Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum Book 26)
by Janet Evanovich

Language

English

Pages

312

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>This isn't just another case. This is family.</b><br /><br /><b>How far will Stephanie Plum go to protect the one person who means the most to her? The stakes have never been higher in this #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller from Janet Evanovich.</b><br /><br />Grandma Mazur has decided to get married again - this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn't have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying, "I do."聽 聽聽<br /><br />A sad day for Grandma Mazur turns into something far more dangerous when Jimmy's former "business partners" are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. But the one thing these wise guys didn't count on was the widow's bounty hunter granddaughter, who'll do anything to save her.
Nothing to See Here
by Kevin Wilson

Language

English

Pages

277

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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<p><strong>A聽<em>New York Times</em>聽Bestseller聽聽鈥⒙犅燗 Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!</strong></p><p><strong>Named a Best Book of the Year by聽<em>The</em>聽<em>New York Times Book Review</em>,聽<em>The</em>聽<em>Washington Post</em>,聽<em>People</em>,聽<em>Entertainment Weekly</em>,聽<em>USA Today</em>,聽<em>TIME, The A.V. Club,</em><em>聽Buzzfeed,聽</em>and聽<em>PopSugar</em></strong></p><p><strong>鈥淚 can鈥檛 believe how good this book is.... It鈥檚 wholly original. It鈥檚 also perfect.... Wilson writes with such a light touch.... The brilliance of the novel [is] that it distracts you with these weirdo characters and mesmerizing and funny sentences and then hits you in a way you didn鈥檛 see coming. You鈥檙e laughing so hard you don鈥檛 even realize that you鈥檝e suddenly caught fire.鈥?鈥擳affy Brodesser-Akner, author of聽<em>Fleishman is in Trouble</em>,聽<em>New York Times Book Review</em></strong></p><p>From the聽<em>New York Times</em>聽bestselling author of聽<em>The Family Fang</em>, a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with a remarkable ability.</p><p>Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they鈥檝e barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help.</p><p>Madison鈥檚 twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there鈥檚 a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it鈥檚 the truth.</p><p>Thinking of her dead-end life at home, the life that has consistently disappointed her, Lillian figures she has nothing to lose. Over the course of one humid, demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other鈥攁nd stay cool鈥攚hile also staying out of the way of Madison鈥檚 buttoned-up politician husband. Surprised by her own ingenuity yet unused to the intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lillian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her鈥攗rgently and fiercely. Couldn鈥檛 this be the start of the amazing life she鈥檇 always hoped for?</p><p>With white-hot wit and a big, tender heart, Kevin Wilson has written his best book yet鈥攁 most unusual story of parental love.</p>
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel
by Gail Honeyman

Language

English

Pages

331

Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i>聽BESTSELLER AND聽<b>THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT聽</b><br /><br />A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick<br /><br />鈥淏eautifully written and incredibly funny,聽<i>Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine</i> is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!鈥?<b>鈥擱eese Witherspoon</b><br /></b><br /><b>No one鈥檚 ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.聽</b><br /><br />Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she鈥檚 thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.聽<br /><br /> But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond鈥檚 big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.<br /><br />Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon,聽<i>Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine</i> is the smart, warm, and uplifting聽story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . . <br /> 聽<br /><b> The only way to survive is to open your heart.聽</b>
This Is How It Always Is: A Novel
by Laurie Frankel

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

January 24, 2017

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<p><b><i>New York Times</i> Bestseller</b><br /><b>The Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>鈥淓very once in a while, I read a book that opens my eyes in a way I never expected.鈥?</b><b>鈥擱eese Witherspoon (Reese鈥檚 Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)</b></p><br /><p><b><i>People Magazine</i></b><b>鈥檚 Top 10 Books of 2017</b><br /><b>Amazon鈥檚 Best Books of 2017: Top 20</b><br /><b>Amazon鈥檚 Best Literature and Fiction of 2017</b><br /><b>Bustle鈥檚 17 Books Every Woman Should Read From 2017</b><br /><b>PopSugar鈥檚 Our Favorite Books of the Year (So Far)</b><br /><b>Refinery29's Best Books of the Year So Far</b><br /><b>BookBrowse鈥檚 The 20 Best Books of 2017</b><br /><b>Pacific Northwest Book Awards Finalist</b><br /><b><i>The Globe and Mail</i>'s Top 100 Books of 2017</b><br /><b>Longlisted for 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>鈥淚t made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think.鈥?鈥擫iane Moriarty, #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Big Little Lies</i></b><br /><i></i><br /><i>This is how</i> a family keeps a secret鈥nd how that secret ends up keeping them.</p><p><i>This is</i> <i>how</i> a family lives happily ever after鈥ntil happily ever after becomes complicated.</p><p><i>This is</i> <i>how</i> children change鈥nd then change the world.</p><p>This is Claude. He鈥檚 five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.</p><p>When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.</p><p>Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They鈥檙e just not sure they鈥檙e ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude鈥檚 secret. Until one day it explodes. </p><p>Laurie Frankel's<i> This Is How It Always Is </i>is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it鈥檚 about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don鈥檛 get to keep them forever.</p>
Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Ha...
by Zora Neale Hurston

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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<p><strong>From 鈥渙ne of the greatest writers of our time鈥?(Toni Morrison)鈥攖he author of <em>Barracoon</em> and <em>Their Eyes Were Watching God</em>鈥攁 collection of remarkable stories, including eight 鈥渓ost鈥?Harlem Renaissance tales now available to a wide audience for the first time.</strong> <br /></p><p><strong>New York Times鈥?Books to Watch for<br />Buzzfeed鈥檚 Most Anticipated Books of 2020<br />Newsweek鈥檚 Most Anticipated Books<br />Forbes.com鈥檚 Most Anticipated Books of 2020<br />E!鈥檚 Top 2020 Books to Read<br />Glamour鈥檚 Best Books聽</strong></p><p>In 1925, Barnard student Zora Neale Hurston鈥攖he sole black student at the college鈥攚as living in New York, 鈥渄esperately striving for a toe-hold on the world.鈥?During this period, she began writing short works that captured the zeitgeist of African American life and transformed her into one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance. Nearly a century later, this singular talent is recognized as one of the most influential and revered American artists of the modern period.<br /></p><p><em>Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick</em> is an outstanding collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture. Brought together for the first time in one volume, they include eight of Hurston鈥檚 鈥渓ost鈥?Harlem stories, which were found in forgotten periodicals and archives. These stories challenge conceptions of Hurston as an author of rural fiction and include gems that flash with her biting, satiric humor, as well as more serious tales reflective of the cultural currents of Hurston鈥檚 world. All are timeless classics that enrich our understanding and appreciation of this exceptional writer鈥檚 voice and her contributions to America鈥檚 literary traditions.</p>
The Likely Resolutions of Oliver Clock
by Jane Riley

Language

English

Pages

308

Publication Date

February 01, 2020

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<p><b>His life is perfectly regimented. Is there really room for something as unpredictable as love?</b></p><p>Oliver Clock has everything arranged just so. A steady job running the family funeral parlour. A fridge stocked with ready meals. A drawer full of colour-coded socks. A plan (of sorts) to stay trim enough for a standard-sized coffin. And in florist Marie, he鈥檚 even found the love of his life鈥攏ot that she鈥檚 aware of it.</p><p>When a terrible tragedy takes Marie out of his life but leaves him with her private journal, he discovers too late that she secretly loved him back. Faced now with an empty love life, a family funeral business in trouble, a fast-approaching fortieth birthday and a notebook of resolutions he鈥檚 never achieved, Oliver resolves to open himself up to love鈥攁nd all the mess that comes along with it.</p><p>But, with a habit of burying his feelings, can he learn to embrace his lovability and find the woman who will make him feel whole?</p>

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