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A lonely newlywed and her wayward brother-in-law follow divergent and dangerous paths through the postwar American West.  Muriel is newly married and restless, transplanted from her rural Kansas hometown to life in a dusty bungalow in San Diego. The air is rich with the tang of salt and citrus, but the limits of her new […]

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From “America’s preeminent spy novelist” (The New York Times) comes a fast-paced, mesmerizing thriller of the French resistance fighters working secretly and bravely to defeat Hitler. Occupied Paris, 1942. Just before he dies, a man being chased by the Gestapo hands off a strange-looking document to the unsuspecting novelist Paul Ricard. It looks like a blueprint […]

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#1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is “a compelling life force” (San Francisco Chronicle). The New Yorker has said that Elizabeth Strout […]

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Click to request eGalleys of our favorite November titles, and if you love the books, please consider nominating them for LibraryReads! Remember, voting for the November list ends on October 1st. Click to Request eGalleys of These November Titles. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a […]

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Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As addictive as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner’s manual for everybody. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as […]

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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 […]