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The Lake Season
Set in the weeks leading up to an idyllic New England wedding, this “enticing and refreshing” (Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author) novel sparkles with wry wit, sweet romance, and long-kept family secrets.
“Family and secrets colliding at a lakeside wedding…[a] must-read.” —Cosmopolitan
“Breezy...Summer isn’t summer without an enticing beach read, and Hannah McKinnon delivers just that.”
“Multilayered, nuanced…romantic yet realistic.”
The Third Wife
For fans of Liane Moriarty and Jojo Moyes comes a riveting family drama with a dark mystery at its core, from the New York Times bestselling author of The House We Grew Up In. In the early hours of a summer morning, a young woman steps into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide?
“Jewell excels at juggling multiple perspectives to slowly peel back the layers of supposed domestic bliss. Like Liane Moriarty, she manages the perfect blend of women’s fiction and nail-biting suspense.” —Booklist
“Taut pacing and complicated characters shape this rich examination of the modern family.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[An] emotionally intelligent, brilliantly plotted, and beautifully written examination of a very modern family that will keep you gripped to the end...Take this to the beach, or indeed anywhere—I promise you won’t regret it.” —Daily Mail (London)
Love Lies Beneath
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Collateral comes a gripping novel about a woman caught in a love affair that could be her salvation…or her undoing.
“This fabulous sex-filled masterpiece of mystery and romance has an ending that will give readers major chills.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“The characters are strong, the writing is vivid, and the plot is engaging.” —Booklist
Accidents of Marriage
Randy Susan Meyers
”A complex and captivating tale” (The Boston Globe) that takes an engrossing look at the darker side of a marriage—and at how an ordinary family responds to an extraordinary crisis, forcing a couple to decide when a marriage is too broken to fix.
”The premise is familiar—a couple raising a family and accumulating grievances about marriage as they reach middle age. But this novel’s unsparing look at emotional abuse and its devastating consequences gives it gravity and bite, while a glimpse into a physically damaged mind both surprises and fascinates.” —People
”A complex, captivating tale. In Accidents of Marriage, Randy Susan Meyers explores a marriage undermined by one partner’s rage and the other’s complicity. Her painstaking description of both emotional abuse and brain injury are impressive.” —The Boston Globe
”Meyers puts a Boston family overwhelmed by a tragic accident under the literary microscope. Beautifully written, poignant, and thought-provoking.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club
From award-winning author Genevieve Valentine, a ”gorgeous and bewitching” (Scott Westerfeld) reimagining of the fairytale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses as flappers during the Roaring Twenties in Manhattan.
”A mesmerizing, surreal retelling...Valentine’s dreamlike narrative brings the Brothers Grimm tale alive with intrigue and gritty descriptions of the Roaring Twenties.” —The Washington Post
”I’m completely confident in stating, without an ounce of hyperbole, that this is the best fairy tale retelling I’ve ever read.” —NPR
”Dressed up in the thrill and sparkle of the Roaring Twenties, the classic fairy tale of ‘The Twelve Dancing Princesses’ has never been more engrossing or delightful. Valentine’s fresh, original style and choice of setting make this a fairy tale reimagining not to be missed.” —Library Journal (starred review)
The Heart Has Its Reasons
Declared “a writer to watch” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), New York Times bestselling author María Dueñas pours heart and soul into this story of a woman who discovers the power of second chances.
“Dueñas’s novel is brilliantly executed, and it moves expertly between decades as it reveals truths of history and of humanity.” —Publishers Weekly
“A satisfying story of a woman who comes to terms with her past by investigating someone else’s.”
“Dueñas evokes 1930s and 1950s Spain through lushly detailed imagery.” —Booklist
Things You Won’t Say
In this timely and provocative novel, internationally bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen takes us inside a family in crisis and a marriage on the brink after a tragic police shooting.
“A gripping read.“ —People
“A standout among standouts.“ —Glamour
“A gripping story of racial profiling, PTSD, and the threads that hold people together. You'll forget it’s fiction.“ —Marie Claire
Maybe in Another Life
Taylor Jenkins Reid
From the acclaimed author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do comes a breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly different results.
A People Magazine Pick
US Weekly “Must” Pick
Named “Best Book of the Summer” by Glamour, Good Housekeeping, USA TODAY, Cosmopolitan, PopSugar, Working Mother, Bustle, and Goodreads
“Entertaining and unpredictable; Reid makes a compelling argument for happiness in every life.“
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Readers looking for a romance with a twist won’t be disappointed.“ —Library Journal
All Fall Down
From a #1 New York Times bestselling author comes her “best book yet” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), a “compulsively readable” novel that shows “there’s no doubt Weiner knows how to deliver a certain kind of story, and well” (The New York Times Book Review).
Allison Weiss got her happy ending—a handsome husband, an adorable daughter, a job she loves, and the big house in the suburbs. But while waiting in the pediatrician’s office, she opens a magazine to a quiz about addiction and starts to wonder… Is a Percocet at the end of the day really different from a glass of wine? Is it such a bad thing to pop a Vicodin after a brutal Jump & Pump class…or if your husband ignores you? She tells herself that the pills help her make it through her days…but what if her increasing drug use, a habit that’s becoming expensive and hard to hide, is turning into her biggest problem of all?
Hailed as “a witty, realistic criticism on the modern age” (Boston Herald), this remarkable story of a woman’s fall into addiction and struggle to find her way back up again is Jennifer Weiner’s most masterful, moving, and celebrated work yet.
“The every mom heroine in this novel becomes a hard-core pill addict—and it’s impossible to look away.”
“Dark humor and a surprise twist.” —People Style Watch
“Weiner’s sly portrayal of family, entitlement, and recovery culture is a romp—with an edge.”
Authorized by the Margaret Mitchell Estate, here is the first-ever prequel to one of the most beloved and bestselling novels of all time, Gone with the Wind. The critically acclaimed author of Rhett Butler’s People magnificently recounts the life of Mammy, one of literature’s greatest supporting characters, from her days as a slave girl to the outbreak of the Civil War.
“Exquisitely imagined, deeply researched, Donald McCaig’s Ruth's Journey brings to the foreground the most enigmatic and fascinating figure in Gone with the Wind. This is a brave work of literary empathy by a writer at the height of his powers, who demonstrates a magisterial understanding of the period, its clashing cultures, and its heartbreaking crises.“
—Geraldine Brooks, author of March
“Rich with sympathy and telling prose…McCaig’s prequel proves engaging and satisfying.“
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