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The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman
When Sam Mullins returns home to northern Michigan she takes inventory of what matters most in her life, one flour-flecked, ink-smeared family recipe at a time.
Recommended by Marlene Houghan

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
Based on a true story of a forgotten hero, this is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man's incredible courage in one of history's darkest hours.
Recommended by Terry Gremel

Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
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

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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