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The Recipe Box by Viola Shipman
Fiction
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
Fiction
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
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


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

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

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