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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
Fiction

A mesmerizing and mysterious story set in the decade after World War II by the author of The English Patient.
Recommended by Joyce Summerwill


Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce
Historical Fiction

Irrepressibly funny and enormously moving, Dear Mrs. Bird speaks to the enduring power of friendship, the kindness of strangers, and the courage of ordinary people.
Recommended by Nellie Danke


Year of the Pitcher by Sridhar Pappu
Nonfiction

The remarkable story of the 1968 baseball season, a year that culminated in one of the greatest World Series contests ever, during one of America's most tumultuous years.
"This is a masterpiece of the genre."
Recommended by Kenneth Wylie


Settle for More by Megyn Kelly
Autobiography

TV news journalist Megyn Kelly  speaks candidly about her decision to "settle for more", a motto she credits as having dramatically transformed her life at home and at work.
Recommended by Karen Foley


The Dollmaker by Harriette Arnow
Fiction

Considered Kentucky storyteller Harriette Arnow's masterpiece, the Dollmaker tells the story of Gertie Nevel's battle to protect her family and her heritage in the face of abrupt change.
Recommended by Marie Elena Gaspari


Destiny Thief by Richard Russo
Essays

Warm, funny, wise and poignant, Russo's essays traverse his writing life, expanding our understanding of who he is and how his singular, incredibly generous mind works.
Recommended by Ed Lefson


The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen
Historical Fiction

In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the fields of Tuscany and the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal.
Recommended by Terry Gremel

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste
Fiction
A riveting story, set in Shaker Heights, Ohio, that traces the intertwined fates of two distinctly different families.
Recommended by Kate McDonald

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Fiction
Profoundly moving and gracefully told, Pachinko follows on Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea.
Recommended by Susan O Connor

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Fiction
Alaska, 1974. Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed. For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival.
Recommended by Terry Gremel

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
Fiction
Readers will love the skewed psychology and shifting perspectives of this domestic thriller.
-Library Journal starred review
Recommended by Debi Stillin

Past Perfect by Danielle Steel
Fiction
An unexpected ghost story from Danielle Steel, at her bewitching best.
Recommended by Al Dalzell

Home Sweet Home by April Smith
Fiction
This riveting epic drama follows the Kusek family from New York City to America's heartland, where they are caught up in the panic of McCarthyism, a smear campaign, a sensational trial, and, ultimately, murder.
Recommended by Marlene Houghan

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