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The Many Daughters of Afong Moy: A Novel By Jamie Ford Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982158217
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Published: Atria Books - August 2nd, 2022

A Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

“One of the most beautiful books of motherhood and what we pass on to those that come after us.” —Jenna Bush Hager

The New York Times bestselling author of the “mesmerizing and evocative” (Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants) Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sw


The Book Eaters By Sunyi Dean Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250810182
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Published: Tor Books - August 2nd, 2022

Dark, captivating, and wholly original, The Book Eaters is modern fantasy done right.

Recommended by Anna


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The Half Life of Valery K By Natasha Pulley Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635573275
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - July 26th, 2022

The first non-fantasy novel by Indie favorite Natasha Pulley, this one is not to be missed! Chilling, ominous, and darkly funny. An extraordinary work of historical fiction and a deeply powerful exploration of trauma. Pulley's ability to craft compelling, multilayered characters is just as impressive as the fact that she is able to explain a very complicated concept--radiation!--in a simple and interesting way. This is the kind of story that will stick with you for a while.

Highly Recommended by Anna


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The Floating Girls: A Novel By Lo Patrick Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728248752
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - July 12th, 2022

The Floating Girls will grab you from the very start. This southern story is written with mesmerizing language with similes that make you re read them over and over. A family saga told through the voice of young 12 year old Kay. She is a sassy, brave, and innocent child caught in the web of poverty and lies. This debut will be a sure hit for readers of Where the Crawdads Sing.

Recommended by Kathy


A Prayer for the Crown-Shy: A Monk and Robot Book (Monk & Robot #2) By Becky Chambers Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250236234
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Published: Tordotcom - July 12th, 2022

This book makes you want to give it all away and set out in a camper with a tea set. Having a robot friend to help you appreciate the wonders of the world would be awesome too. Anyone looking for a hopeful read will appreciate this.

Recommended by Kristine


Fellowship Point: A Novel By Alice Elliott Dark Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982131814
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Published: Scribner / Marysue Rucci Books - July 5th, 2022

I loved the family connections, the Maine waterfront and the Philadelphia descriptions. The politics within the family and within the Maine town captured my interest. Loved it all the way along.

Recommended by Sarah


Grown Ups By Marie Aubert, Rosie Hedger (Translated by) Cover Image
By Marie Aubert, Rosie Hedger (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781782277088
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Published: Pushkin Press - June 21st, 2022

Grown ups reads like a juicy compact short story focusing on the trappings of childhood rivalry and the expectations of self identity with adulthood. This novel is perfect for those who love messy family dynamics.

Recommended by Kathy


Horse: A Novel By Geraldine Brooks Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399562969
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Published: Viking - June 14th, 2022

Brooks is a master at piecing together a story from historical tidbits. Her blend of fact and fiction is seamless. She weaves different story threads and characters into a truly inspiring novel. And she blends history with current affairs effortlessly as well. This novel is the whole deal: a historic account of the famous Kentucky born racehorse Lexington, an unflinching portrayal of slavery and treatment of black Americans in the racing world as well as nationwide during the pre civil war era, the story of equestrian painting, a teaser tale of Jackson Pollack, the current state of police violence against black Americans, a romance, and the fascinating world of museum studies. 

Reccommended by Kristine


Jackie & Me By Louis Bayard Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781643750354
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 14th, 2022

Bayard’s book offers a look at a young Jacqueline Bouvier. It is a time when Jacqueline was flexing her muscles against the world (of course, in a socially permissible style!) as young people do all the time in their pursuit of “what I want to be”. “Jackie & Me” describes an intelligent young woman who had dreams and hope for her future that were very different then what fate handed her.

Recommended by Totsie


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Counterfeit: A Novel By Kirstin Chen Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063119543
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Published: William Morrow - June 7th, 2022

Even if handbags aren't your thing, you'll be entertained by this tale of two college roommates who build a counterfeit empire. Great book for summer that will keep you guessing!

Recommended by Laurie


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Nora Goes Off Script By Annabel Monaghan Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593420034
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 7th, 2022

"The perfect escape." —USA Today

"Readers who loved Emily Henry's Book Lovers are sure to savor Nora Goes Off Script." —Shelf Awareness


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The Latecomer: A Novel By Jean Hanff Korelitz Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250790798
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Published: Celadon Books - May 31st, 2022

This complex character study introduces us to the Oppenheimer family - Salo & Johanna who meet after a tragic car accident, marry, and go on to have triplets by IVF. When the triplets go off to college, Johanna decides to bring to life the last frozen embryo. This turns out to be wonderful decision, as Phoebe - the latecomer - will go on to be a key force in healing and uniting her fractured family.

Recommended by Mary Kay