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Americanah

Americanah
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Ifemelu, a Nigerian woman studying in America, reflects on her love life, but it is her sharp, poignant observations about race that provide real energy and depth to this romantic, moving novel.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 16 copies

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Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel

Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel
Brunt, Carol Rifka

When her uncle dies of AIDS, June loses her best friend and confidant. This coming-of-age debut novel is tender, subtle and expertly crafted as it explores love and loss.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 18 copies

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The Orchardist: A Novel

The Orchardist: A Novel
Coplin, Amanda

In the early 1900s, William Talmadge quietly tends his orchards in eastern Washington until his life is upturned by the arrival of two pregnant teenage girls. Winner of the 2013 Washington State Book Award.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 25 copies

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Claire of the Sea Light

Claire of the Sea Light
Danticat, Edwidge

Just before her father sends her away for a “chance at a better life,” Claire disappears. Islanders discover secrets and harsh truths as they search for her in this beautiful, haunting story.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 20 copies

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This Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her
Díaz, Junot

Yunior, a Dominican man in New Jersey, navigates life and relationships with a machismo swagger. This Pulitzer Prize–winning author brings comic and tragic weight to Yunior’s everyday struggles and triumphs.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 19 copies

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The Round House

The Round House
Erdrich, Louise

Thirteen-year-old Joe's world is turned upside down after his mother is a victim of a horrific attack on their reservation. While tribal and federal authorities face off, Joe and his friends unravel the truth.


Format: Book
Holds: 12 on 33 copies

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My Brilliant Friend: Childhood, Adolescence

My Brilliant Friend: Childhood, Adolescence
Ferrante, Elena

Elena and Lila grow up in 1950s Naples, Italy, where poverty and familial expectations determine young girls’ lives and education. First in a quartet, this compelling novel takes a powerful look at a complex lifelong friendship.


Format: Book
Holds: 18 on 33 copies

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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Fountain, Ben

Back from Iraq, Billy Lynn and the other surviving members of Bravo Company are invited to a Dallas Cowboys game on the final leg of their victory tour, with surreal results.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 19 copies

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Fowler, Karen Joy

Growing up as part of an academic experiment in a college town in the 1970s, Rosemary Cook’s complicated relationship with her chimpanzee sibling continues to shape her into young adulthood.


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 26 copies

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The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars
Green, John

Teenagers Hazel and Gus meet in a cancer support group, fall in love and explore life's questions and uncertainties together in this honest, unforgettable story.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 50 copies

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