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December 16, 2017

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Bloodroot: A Novel

Bloodroot: A Novel
Greene, Amy

In lovely, lyrical Appalachian cadence, family members take turns narrating the life of a willful, heartbreaking and bewitching woman, Myra, from the Great Depression to the present time.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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All Other Nights: A Novel

All Other Nights: A Novel
Horn, Dara

The Civil War forms a violent backdrop to the story of Union spy, Jacob Rappaport, a young Jewish man straddling the Mason-Dixon Line in his personal life and forced to perform his clandestine duty.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner
Hosseini, Khaled

Friendship and betrayal loom large in this tale set in Afghanistan. Amir, son of a wealthy merchant, and his best friend and servant, Hassan, find their lives forever changed in one tragic moment.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 10 copies

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Father of the Rain

Father of the Rain
King, Lily

Daley will do almost anything to win approval and love from her father, who is an unregenerate, self-absorbed alcoholic in this ultimately uplifting portrait of a classic dysfunctional family.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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Little Boy Lost

Little Boy Lost
Laski, Marghanita

During World War II, Hilary Wainwright lost everything: his wife was killed and his son disappeared. Years later, at an orphanage in France, Hilary must decide if he even wants to find his son.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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The Long Song

The Long Song
Levy, Andrea

Jamaica’s history of slavery, as narrated by house slave Miss July, sets the scene for a novel about the country’s traumatic post-emancipation transition from this Orange Prize-winning author.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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The Vagrants: A Novel

The Vagrants: A Novel
Li, Yiyun

Set in 1970s China, this is a luminous and unforgettable portrayal of people put in the impossibly difficult position of choosing between moral rectitude and death.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Atonement: A Novel

Atonement: A Novel
McEwan, Ian

On an English country estate in 1935, a fleeting moment changes one family forever. This masterful, multi-layered novel expores childhood innocence and the perspective that time provides.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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The Hand That First Held Mine

The Hand That First Held Mine
O'Farrell, Maggie

In parallel stories of motherhood and family secrets, Lexie finds love and a career in post-war London, while artist Elina struggles with her husband’s odd reaction to their son’s birth in present-day London.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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The Invisible Bridge

The Invisible Bridge
Orringer, Julie

Andras Levi’s architectural studies in Paris grind to a halt during World War II when he and his family are forced to return home to Budapest – a grim and dangerous place for Jews.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 7 copies

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