Where the Crawdads Sing


G.P. Putnam's Sons - Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps. But kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand.

So in late 1969, when handsome chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl.1 new york times bestsellera reese witherspoon x hello sunshine Book Club Pick"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful.

Where the Crawdads Sing - The new york times book Review"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver. Bustlefor years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.

Perfect for fans of barbara kingsolver and karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved.

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Before We Were Yours: A Novel


Ballantine Books - Born into wealth and privilege, a handsome fiancé, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force.

. But when avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis,  a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption. Based on a notorious true-life scandal.

Before We Were Yours: A Novel - Memphis, 1939. It is impossible not to get swept up in this near-perfect novel. The huffington Post. Twelve-year-old rill foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth.

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Educated: A Memoir


Random House - Despite the singularity of tara westover’s childhood, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue“Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, and resonant for many others.

The new york Times Book Review. 1 new york times, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a phd from cambridge universityborn to survivalists in the mountains of idaho, kqed • new york public libraryan unforgettable memoir about a young girl who,  and boston globe bestseller • named one of the ten best books of the year by the new york times book review • one of president barack obama’s favorite books of the year • bill gates’s holiday reading list • finalist for the national book critics circle’s award in autobiography • finalist for the national book critics circle’s john leonard prize for best first book • finalist for the pen/jean stein book award named one of the best books of the year by the washington post • o: the oprah magazine • time • npr • good morning America • San Francisco Chronicle • The Guardian • The Economist • Financial Times • Newsday • New York Post • theSkimm • Refinery29 • Bloomberg • Self • Real Simple • Town & Country • Bustle • Paste • Publishers Weekly • Library Journal • LibraryReads • BookRiot • Pamela Paul, kept out of school, WALL STREET JOURNAL, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.

Educated: A Memoir - Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Beautiful and propulsive. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University.

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Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel


Penguin Books - It moved me to tears. Reese witherspoon“I am loving Little Fires Everywhere. But mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.

Suspicious of mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Little fires everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel - Perfect for book clubs! Visit celesteng. Com for discussion guides and more. Enter mia warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.

Louis post-dispatch,  and many more!   "I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting. Jodi picoult“to say I love this book is an understatement. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection.

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel


Penguin Books - The only way to survive is to open your heart.  . 1 new york times bestseller and the perfect holiday gift a reese witherspoon book club pick“beautifully written and incredibly funny,  Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine 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!” —Reese WitherspoonNo one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.

Meet eleanor oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. And it is raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. Soon to be a major motion picture produced by reese witherspoon, warm,  Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel - Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, vodka, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, and phone chats with Mummy. 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.

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel


Harper Paperbacks - Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive. One day in july 1942, prisoner 32407, lale, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none.

Graeme simsion, a slovakian jew, lale sokolov, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie ProjectIn April 1942, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. The #1 international bestseller & new york times bestsellerthis beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig Lale Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.

The tattooist of auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer the German word for tattooist, tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel - Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Her name is gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her. A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of lale sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.

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We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel


Penguin Books - As one sibling is forced into exile, while others struggle to escape certain death, another attempts to flee the continent, either by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. An extraordinary, propulsive novel, we Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.

New york times bestsellerinspired by the incredible true story of one jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds. Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely.

Glamour   it is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. Driven by an unwavering will to survive and by the fear that they may never see one another again, ingenuity, the Kurcs must rely on hope, and inner strength to persevere.

We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel - The talk around the family seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety.

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Then She Was Gone: A Novel


Atria Books - A 2018 goodreads choice award finalist—top 5 best mystery & thriller * A Suspense Magazine “Best of 2018” Thriller/Suspense Pick “An acutely observed family drama with bone-chilling suspense. People “jewell teases out her twisty plot at just the right pace, leaving readers on the edge of their seats.

And now, the unanswered questions she’s tried so hard to put to rest begin to haunt Laurel anew. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. Where did ellie go? did she really run away from home, or was there a more sinister reason for her disappearance? Who is Floyd, as the police have long suspected, really? And why does his daughter remind Laurel so viscerally of her own missing girl? .

Then She Was Gone: A Novel - And then she was gone. Because looking at Poppy is like looking at Ellie. So when she meets an unexpectedly charming man in a café, no one is more surprised than Laurel at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she’s meeting Floyd’s daughters—and his youngest, Poppy, takes Laurel’s breath away.

She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. Her multilayered characters are sheer perfection, and even the most astute thriller reader won’t see where everything is going until the final threads are unknotted. Booklist, starred review “sharply written with twists and turns, Jewell’s latest will please fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, or Luckiest Girl Alive.

Library journalEllie Mack was the perfect daughter.

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The Nightingale: A Novel


St. Martin's Press - It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime. Goodreads best historical novel of the year • people's choice favorite fiction Winner • #1 Indie Next Selection • A Buzzfeed and The Week Best Book of the Year Praise for The Nightingale:"Haunting, action-packed, and compelling. Christina baker kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author"Absolutely riveting!

. Read this book. Dr. I loved it. Anne rice"A respectful and absorbing page-turner. Kirkus Reviews"Tender, compelling. A satisfying slice of life in Nazi-occupied France. Jewish book council“expect to devour the Nightingale in as few sittings as possible; the high-stakes plot and lovable characters won’t allow any rest until all of their fates are known.

The Nightingale: A Novel - Shelf awareness"I loved The Nightingale. Lisa see, #1 new York Times bestselling author"Powerful. An unforgettable portrait of love and war.

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The Silent Patient


Celadon Books - One evening her husband gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. Alicia’s refusal to talk, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, or give any kind of explanation, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety.

A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.

The Silent Patient - Theo faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him.

. A mix of hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy. Entertainment weeklythe silent patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. Alicia berenson’s life is seemingly perfect.

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The Great Alone: A Novel


St. Martin's Press - The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the newcomers’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources. But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates. Ernt allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. Thirteen-year-old leni, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, has little choice but to go along, daring to hope this new land promises her family a better future.

In a wild, remote corner of Alaska, the Allbrights find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

Cora will do anything for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. In kristin hannah’s the great alone, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.

The Great Alone: A Novel - 1 new york times instant bestseller february 2018a people “book of the week”buzzfeed’s “Most Anticipated Women’s Fiction Reads of 2018”Seattle Times’s “Books to Look Forward to in 2018”Alaska, 1974. In their small cabin, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, covered in snow, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own.

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