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Long Bright River: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525540670
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 7th, 2020

Is it a murder mystery, a family drama, a literary work? Does it matter? Liz Moore has exposed the opioid epidemic in Philadelphia in a way that forces you to consider the vulnerability and humanity of everyone involved. This is a masterpiece, a fire that will linger for a long time.

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November Road: A Thriller Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062663856
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 22nd, 2019

There's a reason the leading writers of thrillers have called this story exceptional. Frank is fleeing a connection with the assassination of JFK, and Charlotte has bolted from a town too small and a house too oppressive for her and her two young girls. This is an unforgettable story with a plot so propulsive, it's like reading a book-length chase scene.

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ISBN: 9781982627515
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - February 18th, 2020

A rampaging serial killer, an FBI agent facing her own weaknesses, and a plot so twisty that it may result in you yelling at the book: if there's one thriller you're going to read this winter, it'd better be this one. The intensity of this story is guaranteed to keep you awake until you read the last page.

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The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765378385
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Published: Tor Books - July 3rd, 2018

Elma lives for the feeling of flight, but though the International Aerospace Coalition will accept her as a computer, her ambition to become a female astronaut is crippled. The meteor that devastated the eastern seaboard and the climate has changed the face of the planet, but it has not changed deep-seated prejudices. A great read for anyone who enjoyed Hidden Figures (the book or the movie!), this illuminating read is a captivating story!

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ISBN: 9780451481344
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

Anyone who's hungry for a home in a world where danger lurks behind every corner seems like they're doomed. But Ash is determined to find where he belongs. Yeti guardians, snow monsters, dangerous songs, and ancient secrets: this is an extraordinary adventure that readers of any age will enjoy.

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The Wife: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743456661
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Published: Scribner - April 13th, 2004

Joan Castleman, husband-support extraordinare. As the story of her marriage unravels on the pages, it's clear that this relationship plays host to many secrets. As she did in The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer crafts a portrait of relationships, fame, and dreams that is both stunning and anger-inducing.