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From California to Moscow, these novels will take your patrons to faraway places so they can see the world without leaving their reading chairs.

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The Madonna of the Mountains by Elise Valmorbida
An epic, inspiring novel about one woman’s survival in the hardscrabble Italian countryside, and her determination to protect her family throughout the Second World War—by any means possible.
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Murder on the Left Bank by Cara Black
Murder in the City of Light! A dead man’s confession is so dangerous that it’s worth killing for in the eighteenth installment of Cara Black’s New York Times bestselling Parisian detective series.
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A Terrible Country by Keith Gessen
A wise, sensitive novel set in Moscow, A Terrible County is a story about exile, family, love, history, and fate that asks what you owe the place you were born, and what it owes you. Writing with grace and humor, Keith Gessen gives us a brilliant and mature novel that is sure to mark him as one of the most talented novelists of his generation.
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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The English Patient, a mesmerizing new novel set in post-World War II London that tells a dramatic story through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement.
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Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnett
Stunning Yosemite National Park sets the stage for this late 1920s historical romance with mystery, adventure, heart, and a sense of the place John Muir described as “pervaded with divine light.”
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The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet
When Caroline and Francis receive an offer to house swap—from their city apartment to a house in a leafy, upscale London suburb—they jump at the chance. But the house ends up becoming the eerie backdrop to a crumbling marriage, a torrid affair, and the fatal consequences that unfold.
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See the World Without Leaving Your Reading Chair

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