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A dazzling collection of short fiction. Zadie Smith has established herself as one of the most iconic, critically respected, and popular writers of her generation. In her first short story collection, she combines her power of observation and her inimitable voice to mine the fraught and complex experience of life in the modern world. Interleaving […]

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Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the September 2019 LibraryReads Top Ten List! Click to Prepare for Your September Readers’ Advisory. Red at the Bone: A Novel (TOP PICK) by Jacqueline Woodson “A rich, multigenerational weaving of two families, starting at Melody’s coming-of-age party. She wears the dress her mother […]

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The incredible, poignant true stories of victims of a notorious adoption scandal—some of whom learned the truth from Lisa Wingate’s bestselling novel Before We Were Yours and were reunited with birth family members as a result of its wide reach From the 1920s to 1950, Georgia Tann ran a black-market baby business at the Tennessee Children’s Home […]

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Amaryllis Fox’s riveting memoir tells the story of her ten years in the most elite clandestine ops unit of the CIA, hunting the world’s most dangerous terrorists in sixteen countries while marrying and giving birth to a daughter. Amaryllis Fox was in her last year as an undergraduate at Oxford studying theology and international law […]

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Click to request eGalleys of our favorite October titles, and if you love the books, please consider nominating them for LibraryReads! Remember, voting for the October list ends on September 1st. Click to Request eGalleys of These October Titles. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their […]

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An extraordinary new novel about the influence of history on a contemporary family, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming. Two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces. Moving forward and backward in time, with the power of […]

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An immersive, moving story of a woman coming into her own at the dawn of the Second World War, from internationally bestselling author Tracy Chevalier 1932. After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiancé, Violet Speedwell has become a “surplus woman,” one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood […]

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The world’s most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer For any task you might want to do, there’s a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that no one would ever try […]