Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Page Turners

Rumi’s Little Book of Life Translated by Maryam Mafi and Azima Melita Kolin

Published Sep. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Rumi, the 13th-century theologian, poet, and Sufi mystic, is renowned for his poetry on love, loss, and longing.

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The Darkest Evening by Ann Cleeves

Published Sep. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

In the small community of Northumberland, England, Vera is on her way home during a snow storm when she comes across an abandoned car with its door open and a toddler strapped in the back.

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Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

Published Sep. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

One afternoon in August two young sisters accept a ride from a stranger and vanish without a trace in the Kamchatka Peninsula in far East Russia.

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The Barnabus Project by The Fan Brothers

Published Sep. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Barnabus Project by The Fan Brothers

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Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Published Sep. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Mexican Gothic is the first book by Silvia Moreno-Garcia I’ve read, despite having heard about her for years.

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The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

Published Sep. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

When her mother, Mina, doesn’t return her phone calls, 26-year-old Margot leaves Seattle for Koreatown, Los Angeles, only to find her mother has died.

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The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

Published Sep. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Elena Ferrante’s highly anticipated new novel captures the shock and discomfort of childhood falling out from underneath, without warning.

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Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Published Sep. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

In true Fredrik Backman style, this quirky novel showcases the anxieties, stress, and humanness of people by wonderfully weaving them with acts of kindness, love, and support

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Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

Published Aug. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This love story, the latest from Kevin Kwan, also the author of Crazy Rich Asians, is billed as “a daring homage to A Room with a View.”

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Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell

Published Aug. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The London music scene in the late ‘60s is the setting for David Mitchell’s latest novel.

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The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

Published Aug. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

To be transported back to 1750s Austria in this historical fantasy novel and witness the musical life of Nannerl and Wolfgang was oh-so-fascinating.

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Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis

Published Aug. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This book grabs your heart at the very beginning and holds on until the end, and beyond.

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One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

Published Aug. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This is my kind of summer read! Fun, fast-paced, and well-written, with depth and humor.

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My Life as a Villainess by Laura Lippman

Published Aug. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Readers know best-selling author Laura Lippman for her award-winning crime fiction.

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The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

Published Aug. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This book grabbed my heart from the beginning and refused to let go. Vivek’s death reverberates painfully through friends and family as they each come to terms with the loss of the person they all knew and loved so differently.

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Congress at War by Fergus Bordewich

Published Aug. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

In this book that offers insight into the war that saved our infant nation, the author makes a compelling case that Congress, with the power of the purse, not only supported Lincoln’s policies but shaped them.

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Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper

Published Aug. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This story takes place in a fishing village called Big Running in Newfoundland that is on the edge of extinction due to the fact that the fish are all gone and the people are starting to leave also.

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The Dry

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Dry by Jane HarperThis debut mystery set in Australia during...

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Recursion

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Recursion by Blake CrouchThis brilliantly imagined, fast-paced...

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The Garden Tourist’s New England

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Garden Tourist’s New England:...

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Interior Chinatown

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Interior Chinatown by Charles YuWillis Wu has played many roles,...

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Today Tonight Tomorrow

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn SolomonSet across one night,...

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He Came In with It: A Portrait of Motherhood and Madness

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

He Came In with It: A Portrait of Motherhood and Madness by Miriam...

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Her Last Flight

Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Her Last Flight by Beatriz WilliamsI love fiction that offers...

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Published Aug. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt by AnonymousThis amazing memoir, by an ...

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Perfect Happiness by Kristyn Kusek Lewis

Published July 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Perfect Happiness centers on Charlotte, a tenured Georgetown professor and positive psychology expert, whose recent self-help book has offered her national acclaim—but at what cost?

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Liberation by Imogen Kealey

Published July 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Riveting. Immersive. Spellbinding.

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I Was Told It Would Get Easier by Abbi Waxman

Published July 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Anyone who has ever endured the college search, or even just struggled to communicate with their teenager, will see themselves in this book.

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The Book of Fatal Errors (The Feylawn Chronicles #1) by Dashka Slater

Published July 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The perfect read for holidays, vacations, or if you just want to escape.

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Bonnie by Christina Schwarz

Published July 23, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Bonnie Parker is best known as one half of the infamous duo known as Bonnie and Clyde.

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