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Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
Fiction
A big, generous, sweeping story of new beginnings against all odds that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart.
Recommended by Nellie Danke


Betty Ford by Lisa McCubbin
Biography
Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor: Trailblazer is the inspiring story of an ordinary Mid-western girl thrust onto the world stage and into the White House under extraordinary circumstances.
Recommended by Marlene Houghan


Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Fiction
A debut novel from an acclaimed nature writer,  this book is equal parts ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising mystery.
Recommended by Rita Lecy


Brass by Xhenet Aliu
Fiction
Told with biting wit and grace, Brass introduces a fearless new voice telling a timely and quintessentially American story.
Recommended by Deb Whitney


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


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

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