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The Underground Railroad (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385542364
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Published: Doubleday Books - August 2nd, 2016

This alternative history recasts the extended metaphor of the underground railroad as actual steam and steel. It overlays more than a century of black history onto the map of a woman named Cora's escape from the brutality of the plantation where she was born to an uncertain and often treacherous freedom. --Ron


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The Nix Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101946619
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 30th, 2016

Beneath the surface of this story about a professor who tracks down the secrets of his long-estranged mother's life lies a spot-on social commentary of five decades of American culture. From the ridiculous home-ec courses taught to girls, to the protests of the sixties, to the gaming addictions of today, he shows the humor of it all. --Nancy


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Commonwealth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062491794
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Published: Harper - September 13th, 2016

This is Ann Patchett at her best! Told from multiple perspectives and points in time, this complex domestic tale follows a blended family's unraveling as long-held secrets come out in bits and pieces. Patchett deftly pulls the reader along as the truth, masked in fiction, comes to light. --Amanda


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Upstream: Selected Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594206702
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Published: Penguin Press - October 11th, 2016

Oliver is one of America’s most celebrated writers of poetry and prose. In this beautiful collection of essays she meditates on the forces that allowed her to swim upstream against the flow of a conventional life. A must-read for all writers, artists, and original thinkers! --Praveen


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Another Brooklyn Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062359988
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Published: Amistad Press - August 9th, 2016

Woodson has written an utterly beautiful book about girlfriends coming of age in 1970s Brooklyn. Composed in vignettes, this lyrical reverie of memory and loss is one of my favorite novels this year and an instant classic. --Leigh


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Barkskins Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780743288781
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 14th, 2016

A multi-generational story of a family’s long quest to conquer the wilderness of the Eastern U.S and Canada at all costs, consequences be damned. Annie Proulx writes profoundly about wilderness as only she can. A stellar story of character and exposing the baseness of greed. --Marilyn


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Swing Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594203985
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Published: Penguin Press - November 15th, 2016

Like everything from the pen of Zadie Smith, Swing Time is a big, brilliant book about two girls who dream of being dancers and the path that breaks them apart. Witty and humorous, Smith’s newest showcases her extreme intelligence without stealing any wonder from the story. --Nicole


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Mercury Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062437501
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Published: Harper - September 27th, 2016

Tension enters into the marriage of Donald and Viv in the form of Mercury, a thoroughbred racehorse. The powerful and alluring animal rekindles in Viv her girlhood dreams of racing, and her obsession with him grows unseen by her husband. This tense novel explores the relationship between fixation and love. --Lane


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The Angel of History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802125767
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - October 4th, 2016

A heartbreaking new novel told in one night while a poet, Jacob, waits in a psychology clinic. Struggling with a war in his own mind between true and fabricated memories, he is compelled to give up on life. --Michael


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You Will Know Me: A Gripping Novel of Stylish Psychological Suspense Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316231077
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Published: Little Brown and Company - July 26th, 2016

What does it take to become an Olympian? Innate ability and determination are absolute. More than that, it takes the dedication of a whole family, great coaches, modern training facilities, and the support of a whole community. This timely novel follows one tiny gymnast on that journey. --Nancy


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A Poet's Dublin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393285369
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 8th, 2016

Lose yourself in Eavan Boland’s Ireland. This moving and impressionistic study of Boland’s Dublin evokes neighborhoods as well as historic and private events to weave together the story of Boland and her city. Photographs accompany poems in this beautiful collection. --Nicole


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CrossTalk Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345540676
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Published: Del Rey Books - October 4th, 2016

This is wonderful mashup of science fiction and romantic comedy. Think Total Recall meets Bridget Jones’s Diary. Hilarious, fast-paced, and with plenty of plot twists, this novel will keep you reading and laughing late into the night. --Julie


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Sleeping Giants Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101886694
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Published: Del Rey Books - April 26th, 2016

This page-turner is a gripping adventure with a novel concept. When a giant hand of alien origin is discovered in South Dakota, it sets off a clandestine worldwide hunt to assemble the enigmatic robot. A thrilling debut that defies expectations, with more to come. --Clay


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The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales Cover Image
By Dominik Parisien (Editor), Navah Wolfe (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781481456128
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Published: Saga Press - October 18th, 2016

Once upon a time gets a modern platform in this fabulous collection of new and retold fairy tales. Full to bursting with work from award-winning authors, each story is uniquely delightful. At turns frightening, electrifying, and heartwarming, this book is a perfect gift for dreamers. --Lane


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Good Morning, Midnight Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812998894
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Published: Random House - August 9th, 2016

In this intriguing and original debut novel, an isolated astronomer in the Arctic and an astronaut trying to return to Earth are struggling to piece together their lives, loves, and regrets as they contemplate the end of the world as they know it. --Sina


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Dark Matter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101904220
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - July 26th, 2016

Jason Dessen is a physicist who is happy with his life until he is abducted on the way home from a party. He is determined to get home, but the question is--can he? This mind-blowing book is equal parts brain twister, love story, thriller, and sci-fi. You should read it. Now. --Angela


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The Trespasser Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780670026333
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Published: Viking - October 4th, 2016

Tana French mysteries are a beautiful thing--complex, layered, and eloquent. In Trespasser, the line between victim and detective blurs in a tense, darkly plotted novel of murder and deceit. Trust nobody, assume nothing, watch your back. This is one of her best novels to date. --Amanda