When the Reckoning Comes by LaTanya McQueen

Mira can’t believe her ears when she hears that Celine, her childhood best friend, is planning a wedding at the hottest vacation destination in their small hometown: the plantation.

The stories of torture the enslaved people endured on that land …

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Such a Quiet Place by Megan Mirand

The once quiet neighborhood that Harper lives in is now filled with suspicion and distrust when Ruby, who had been charged with the crime of murdering two of their neighbors, returns months later when her conviction is overturned. Harper is …

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The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

“There’s a trick to spinning lies. You have to embed the truth in there, just a glimmer of it. That’s the part that will catch people, and it’s what makes the rest of your lies sound like truth, too.”

Although …

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The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

“The love that I wanted so desperately: this isn’t what I thought it would feel like. It’s made me dizzy and it’s grounded me. It’s made me laugh when nothing is funny. It shimmers and it sparks, but it can …

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The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

“A warrior believes in an end she can’t see and fights for it. A warrior never gives up. A warrior fights for those weaker than herself. It sounds like motherhood to me.”

This novel focuses on Elsa Martinelli and her …

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The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

“There’s something almost miraculous about seeing a child’s eyes light up when you hand him a book that intrigues him. I’ve always thought that it’s those children—the ones who realize that books are magic—who will have the brightest lives.”

Kristin …

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Eternal by Lisa Scottoline

“War was eternal, but so was peace. Death was eternal, but so was life. Darkness was eternal, but so was light. Hate was eternal, but above all, so was love.”

Eternal is Lisa Scottoline’s first historical novel. The story takes …

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Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

“Science has taught me that everything is more complicated than we first assume, and that being able to derive happiness from discovery is a recipe for a beautiful life.”

Hope Jahren is an award-winning Paleo biologist and research professor who …

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People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry

Despite being near opposites, Poppy and Alex are best friends, and have gone on vacation together every summer for ten years. That is, until two years ago, in Croatia, when everything changed between them. They haven’t spoken since that trip, …

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The Push by Ashley Audrain

“I looked up and felt nothing for you—not love, not hate, not anything in between. Is this what the end was supposed to feel like? There are people who work through it, who fight for one another, who do it …

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The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

“Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made …

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Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

Schizophrenia has had a long, torrid history in the world of mental illness. As a disorder that manifests in a wide range of presentations and is only partially understood, it is also a fascinating peek into the complexity of the …

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Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Shuggie Bain, a debut novel by Douglas Stuart, is a story that will stick with you long after you’ve finished reading. 

We follow Shuggie from age five to sixteen as he deals with complex feelings about his mother, an …

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And Now She’s Gone by Rachel Hall Howzell

Grayson Sykes knows that a missing woman doesn’t always want to be found. Unfortunately, she’s a newly minted private investigator who doesn’t get to pick the clients.

The doctor who hired her firm is more concerned about his missing dog …

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The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado

Can anything good happen in a town called Shudder-To-Think?

For El and Octavia, the Pennsylvanian mining town is all they’ve ever known. They’ve done their best to hang out, have crushes, and be as normal as they can while the …

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The Talented Miss Farwell by Emily Gray Tedrowe

Unfortunately for high school graduate Becky Farwell, her family circumstances prevent her from leaving her small central Illinois farm town to attend college.

While working in the business offices of the local government she discovers a seemingly harmless accounting error. …

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