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When the Stars Go Dark: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593237892
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 13th, 2021

Wow. This book is fascinating on many levels, the story of the abductions of young girls and the trauma suffered by the detective. The Monticiito landscape and the detective’s memories add to this riveting novel

Recommended by Sarah


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Northern Spy: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735224995
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Published: Viking - April 6th, 2021

Flynn Berry has written a riveting novel about the 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland. Tessa has a baby, and the combination of the tenderness of the motherhood scenes and the terror of the meetings with the informers make for a chilling story. I could not put it down.

Highly recommended by Sarah


The Elephant of Belfast: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781640094000
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Published: Counterpoint - April 6th, 2021

a gem of historical fiction involving a young female zoo keeper and an elephant during the Belfast bombings in 1941. The beautiful writing weaves an intricate balance of loss, identity, and resilience during a difficult time period. A wonderful book for those who need an element of surprise of how the love between animals and humans can make us whole

Recommended by Kathy


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Of Women and Salt: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250776686
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 30th, 2021

 Fans of HomegoingThese Ghosts Are Family, and any multi-perspective family saga fan will enjoy this!

Recommended by Kimi


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The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781643260440
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Published: Timber Press - March 30th, 2021

Timber Press will donate $1.00 for each copy sold of The Nature of Oaks between April 12-25 to The Nature Conservancy's
Plant a Billion Trees Program!


The Rose Code: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062943477
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 9th, 2021

Following three women during their turn as codebreakers at Bletchley Place during WWII.  The novel jumps back and forth between their BP days, where we witness their blossoming friendships as well as falling out, and the period leading up to Queen Elizabeth's royal wedding when the three must come together to uncover a traitor that used to work among them. Quinn crafted some stunningly strong female leads who have their own lessons to learn and battles to fight throughout. There was some great character development and I loved the focus on a slightly lesser known side of England's WWII history. 

Recommended by Kimi


Who is Maud Dixon?: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316500319
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 2nd, 2021

Who is Maud Dixon keeps you on edge as you are never sure who is the real villain. The plot twists, the NY publishing scenes, and the exotic adventures in Morocco add to the reading delight. The unlikeable characters are drawn with precise details. The story within the story format is irresistible.

Recommended by Sarah


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Klara and the Sun: A novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

In a future where AIs are bought as companions, Isiguro makes the reader question what it is to be human, the role faith plays in our lives, and the intricacies love.

Recommended by Kristine


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Super Host Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593187708
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 9th, 2021

A house and a home can mean a lot of different things to people. Kate Russo’s exemplary writing connects a cast of enchanting and complex characters that find themselves at the center of Bennett Driscoll’s artistic identity crisis while he rents out his Airbed in London. “Bennet pores over each Airbed review as though it’s the Sunday Times, scouring each for a new and nuanced understanding of his hosting skills.” Readers will love this contemporary novel that implores you to look beyond the surface when it comes to people. Debut novelist, Russo gets a 4 star rating as Super Writer! I will be recommending this to all our readers.
Highly recommended - Kathy


The Power Couple: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982103699
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 9th, 2021

This thriller is also a history of a marriage between two competitive and volatile individuals. The thrill component is well done, but I loved the personality analyses of the main characters and how their interaction set off this international event. Could not put it down.

Recommended by Sarah