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KISS CARLO is the Story of an Italian-American Family on the Cusp of Change

Adriana Trigiani's novel is an intergenerational story that celebrates the ties that bind, while staying true to oneself when all hope seems lost.

Beatriz Williams Transports Readers to Sunny Florida in Her Latest Historical Novel

Virginia Fortescue does not believe that her husband, Captain Simon Fitzwilliam, perished in a fire and is determined to uncover the truth.

In THE CHILD, a Tiny Skeleton is Discovered as an Old House in London is Being Demolished

Who is the Building Site Baby? As journalist Kate Waters investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier.

A Widow's Pursuit of the Truth Leads Her to the Darkest Corners of the Psyche

Tormented by grief and her obsession that her husband's death was more than just an accident, Clara is plunged into a desperate hunt for the truth.

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Oprah's Book Club Pick for 2017

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades. When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job, even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.

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NO ONE IS COMING TO SAVE US by Stephanie Powell Watts
Sarah Jessica Parker's First ALA Book Club Central Pick

JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he reenters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, he’s startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as he has. JJ’s return --- and his plans to build a huge mansion overlooking Pinewood and woo Ava --- not only unsettles their family, but stirs up the entire town. The ostentatious wealth that JJ has attained forces everyone to consider the cards they’ve been dealt, what more they want and deserve, and how they might go about getting it.

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The Alice Network by Kate Quinn - Historical Fiction

A female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

In Catherine Lacey’s THE ANSWERS, an eccentric actor, Kurt Sky, is determined to find the perfect relationship --- even if it means paying women to fulfill distinctive roles in his Girlfriend Experiment. Mary is hired as the “Emotional Girlfriend,” which is certainly better than the “Anger Girlfriend” or the “Maternal Girlfriend,” and is pulled into Kurt’s ego-driven and messy attempt at human connection.

The Child by Fiona Barton - Psychological Thriller

As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby?

Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams - Historical Fiction

The New York Times bestselling author of A CERTAIN AGE transports readers to sunny Florida in this lush and enthralling historical novel --- an enchanting blend of love, suspense, betrayal and redemption set among the rumrunners and scoundrels of Prohibition-era Cocoa Beach.

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica - Psychological Thriller

Mary Kubica, the New York Times bestselling author of THE GOOD GIRL, is back with another exhilarating thriller as a widow's pursuit of the truth leads her to the darkest corners of the psyche.

The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs - Historical Fiction

THE HAMILTON AFFAIR tells the sweeping, tumultuous, true story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler --- from passionate and tender beginnings to his fateful duel on the banks of the Hudson River.

Thrust into a world of evil sorcerers and a magical quest, Asa can rely only on his friend Averett to survive and reach the land of Eodem.

Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani - Historical Fiction

From Adriana Trigiani, the beloved New York Times bestselling author of THE SHOEMAKER'S WIFE, comes an exhilarating epic novel of love, loyalty and creativity --- the story of an Italian-American family on the cusp of change.

LOVE AND OTHER HAZARDS is a novel about urban singles stumbling toward fulfillment in an odyssey of sex, love and parenting. Each accompanied by their young daughters who are schoolmates, Glenda Fieldston and Eugene Lerman assess each other for the first time while Glenda’s daughter is studying the details of a statue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Then the families go their separate ways, but not for long.

NO ONE IS COMING TO SAVE US is a revelatory debut from an insightful voice; with echoes of THE GREAT GATSBY, it is an arresting and powerful novel about an extended African American family and their colliding visions of the American Dream.