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Picked by Mary Anne on Tuesday, June 07
Old secrets come to light when four friends gather on Nantucket for a life-changing reunion in this heartwarming novel of love and self-discovery by New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer. When four strangers rent bargain-basement rooms in an old hotel near the beach, they embark on the summer of their lives. First there's Ariel Spencer, who has big dreams of becoming a writer and is...
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Picked by Jane on Wednesday, May 25
Hannah Hall was a wood turner. She was raised by her grandfather who was also a wood turner. She had a thriving business and was living in New York City when she met Owen Michaels. He happened into her shop one day and something clicked between them. He was from Sausalito, California and was a single parent raising his teenage daughter Bailey. He told her that his wife had died in an auto...
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Picked by Jane on Wednesday, May 11
Flying Angels is a story about the brave young women that became nurses during World War II. When Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941, life changed and for four young American nurses and two British nurses with different backgrounds, it was dramatic. Audrey grew up in Annapolis in a family of generations of military men. Her brother followed in the family footsteps and became a pilot. ...
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Picked by Colleen on Tuesday, May 03
The award-winning author of Tenth of December pairs scholarly essays based on his Syracuse University graduate MFA creative writing program with seven classic Russian stories to explain the essential literary processes of narrative, story immersion and perspective
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Picked by Jules on Tuesday, May 03
The award-winning author of Stalking the Divine outlines an impassioned case for turning atmospheric carbon into beneficial soil carbon to reverse global warming, outlining a scientific method for restoring soil for a variety of ecological benefits.
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Picked by Colleen on Tuesday, May 03
This must read for any fan of Broadway or American film, a critic and theater director chronicles the history of Method acting—an enthusiastic and engaging story of creative discovery and the birth of classic Hollywood.   
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Picked by Leslie on Tuesday, May 03
The presidential inaugural poet--and unforgettable new voice in American poetry--presents a collection of poems that includes the stirring poem read at the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States
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Picked by Colleen on Tuesday, May 03
A group of thirty-something Oxford friends celebrate New Year's Eve in the Scottish Highlands as a historic blizzard hits, trapping and isolating them, only to discover one of them is a murderer.
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Picked by Jen on Tuesday, May 03
Adunni, a 14-year-old Nigerian girl who longs for an education, must find a way for her voice to be heard loud and clear in a world where she and other girls like her are taught to believe, through words and deeds, that they are nothing.
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Picked by Mary Anne on Tuesday, May 03
Follows the Garrett family from 1959 onward as they discover that their actions advance across decades and ripple through generations, in the new novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Breathing Lessons.  
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Picked by Mary Anne on Tuesday, May 03
A Manhattan defense lawyer searches for her missing best friend, a person who never recovered from amnesia after an accident, with the help of a homicide detective who thinks the disappearance might be related to a cold case.
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Picked by Mary Anne on Monday, May 02
The Dickens boy is Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, the tenth and youngest child of Charles Dickens. He is not fond of the academic world and doesn’t seem to apply himself anywhere. The great Charles Dickens decides to send him to Australia to make a man out of him, and give him a chance to redeem himself, although at 16 years old, he can hardly be called a failure. Nicknamed “Plorn” by his family,...
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Picked by Katie on Monday, May 02
The latest novel by Emily St John Mandel, who gave us Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel, weaves characters from different centuries together over one shared moment – an anomaly in time.  Starting in 1912 Vancouver forest, it jumps to the 20th, 21st, 23rd and 25th centuries in colonies on the moon.  In 1912, a young Englishman is following a friend in traveling to Vancouver Island when, while...
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Picked by Katie on Monday, May 02
Tell Me Everything by Erika Krouse   Tell Me Everything, Erika Krouse’s new memoir, is both a story of her survival of childhood sexual abuse and her unique experience as working as a private investigator.  Her story is fantastically interesting and brutally heart wrenching, as she switches between her horrific childhood and her heroic work in uncovering systemic sexual harassment and assault in...
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Picked by Jane on Monday, April 25
This story begins with an attorney, Lacy Stoltz who works for the Florida Board of Judicial Conduct. This is Grisham’s second book (The Whistler) that involves this lawyer.  Her job is to investigate corrupt judges. In the past she has been successful and helped put criminals away. But she is growing weary of the job and is about to look into changing her career when she is contacted by a young...
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Picked by Lou on Thursday, April 07
This is a unique and engaging collection of John Koenig’s linguistic inventions — “new words for emotions that we all feel but don’t have the language to express.” It’s evocative, ruminative, and fun; it rewards random browsing and immersions in the small essays that expand on his singular take on the human condition.   Here’s a sample word:   etterath n. the feeling of emptiness after a long and...
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Picked by Colleen on Monday, March 21
Evaristo's astonishing nonfiction debut, Manifesto, is a vibrant and inspirational account of Evaristo's life and career as she rebelled against the mainstream and fought over several decades to bring her creative work into the world. With her characteristic humor, Evaristo describes her childhood as one of eight siblings, with a Nigerian father and white Catholic mother, tells the story of how...
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Picked by Jen on Monday, March 21
In a book that includes deeply human and unforgettable portraits of the families and first responders affected, the author takes readers into the epicenter of its America's more than 20-year struggle with opioid addiction. By the author of the national best-seller Factory Man.
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Picked by Jen on Monday, March 21
A heartfelt and inspiring memoir and Deaf culture anthem by Nyle DiMarco, actor, producer, two-time reality show winner, and cultural icon of the international Deaf community.
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Picked by Jen on Monday, March 21
The Emmy-winning star of Mr. Show, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul discusses his early career as a cult comedy writer, as well as his reinvention as an action star at age 50.
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