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Stay with Me

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo Book Blurb: Yejide and Akin have been married since they met and fell in love at university. Though many expected Akin to take several wives, he and Yejide have always agreed: polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage–after consulting fertility doctors and healers, trying strange […]

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Lilli De Jong

Lilli De Jong by Janet Benton

Lilli De Jong by Janet Benton– 352 pages Book Blurb: Pregnant, abandoned by her lover, and banished from her Quaker home and teaching position, Lilli de Jong enters a charity for wronged women to deliver her child. She is stunned at how much her infant needs her and at how quickly their bond overpowers her […]

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The Unseen World

The Unseen World by Liz Moore

The Unseen World by Liz Moore– 451 pages Book Blurb: Ada Sibelius is raised by David, her brilliant, eccentric, socially inept single father, who directs a computer science lab in 1980s-era Boston. Home-schooled, Ada accompanies David to work every day; by twelve, she is a painfully shy prodigy. The lab begins to gain acclaim at […]

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All The Ugly And Wonderful Things

All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood – 346 pages Book Blurb: As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible “adult” around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky […]

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Homegoing

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi – 305 pages Book Blurb: Effia and Esi are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle’s dungeons, sold with […]

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Mischling

Mischling by Affinity Konar

Mischling by Affinity Konar– 344 pages Book Blurb: Pearl is in charge of: the sad, the good, the past. Stasha must care for: the funny, the future, the bad. It’s 1944 when the twin sisters arrive at Auschwitz with their mother and grandfather. In their benighted new world, Pearl and Stasha Zagorski take refuge in […]

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Music For Wartime

Music For Wartime: Stories by Rebecca Makkai

Music For Wartime: Stories by Rebecca Makkai – 240 pages Book Blurb: Rebecca Makkai’s first two novels, The Borrower and The Hundred-Year House, have established her as one of the freshest and most imaginative voices in fiction. Now, the award-winning writer, whose stories have appeared in four consecutive editions of The Best American Short Stories, returns with a highly […]

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