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Fates and Furiesby Lauren GroffWhat it’s about:It’s the story of Lotto and Mathilde - two gorgeous twentysomethings who are madly in love and seem to be destined for greatness. They are the envy of everyone. Yet, who really knows what goes on in a marriage? Follow their story from newlyweds to a couple on the cusp of their 25th wedding anniversary and all of the tears, laughter, and darkness in between.Similar to:The Engagementsby J. Courtney Sullivan,The Intermissionby Elyssa Friedland, andDays of Aweby Lauren FoxPerfect for:when you want to take some time and really sink your teeth into a book. Expect a deep dive into these characters.Click here to place this book on hold!

A Week in Winterby Maeve BinchyWhat it’s about:Join Chicky, along with her niece Orla and handyman Rigger, as they turn a coastal Ireland mansion into a resort and receive a wild assortment of guests during their first week of business. From a movie star trying to stay incognito, to a couple that has won over 200 contests (including this vacation) to a psychic afraid of her own visions, you’ll meet so many memorable characters in this delightful book!Similar to:The Bookshop on the Cornerby Jenny Colgan,The Story of Arthur Truluvby Elizabeth Berg, andLost Lakeby Sarah Addison AllenPerfect for:curling up on the couch with a blanket and a cup of tea.Click here to place this book on hold!

The Light Between Oceansby M.L. StedmanWhat it’s about:Australia, 1926 - After four years of fighting on the Western Front, Tom has returned home to his wife Isabel and they have taken the job as lighthouse keepers on an island about half a day’s journey to the coast. Several years, two miscarriages, and one stillbirth later, a boat washes ashore with a dead man and a crying baby girl. Tom wants to report everything immediately. Isabel, convinced that this child is a gift to them, convinces him to stay quiet and raise the baby as their own. Two years later, they move back to the mainland and discover that actions have consequences and some are more difficult than others.Similar to:As Bright as Heavenby Susan Meissner,We Must Be Braveby France Liardet, andThe Orchardistby Amanda CoplinPerfect for:when you are in the mood to have a good cathartic cry.Click here to place this book on hold!

A Long Petal of the Seaby Isabel AllendeWhat it’s about:In the late 1930s, civil war gripped Spain. General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government forcing hundreds of thousands to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life irreversibly intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. To survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them wants, and together are sponsored by poet Pablo Neruda to embark on the SS Winnipeg along with 2,200 other refugees in search of a new life. They embrace exile and emigrate to Chile as the rest of Europe erupts in World War II. Over the course of their lives, they will face test after test but will also find joy as they wait patiently for a day when they are no longer exiles, and will find friends in the most unlikely of places.Similar to:The Shadow Kingby Maaza Mengiste,War and Turpentineby Stefan Hertmans, andLove and Ruinby Paula McClainPerfect for:fans of historical fiction who love characters with spines of steel.Click here to place this book on hold!

An American Marriageby Tayari JonesWhat it’s about:Newlyweds, Celestial and Roy, are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. They are settling into the routine of their life together, when they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.Similar to:The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girlsby Anissa Gray,The Mothersby Brit Bennett, andThe Mars Roomby Rachel KushnerPerfect for: readers who enjoy some politically and social commentary with their domestic fiction.Click here to place this book on hold!

Handle with Careby Jodi PicoultWhat it’s about:When Charlotte and Sean O’Keefe’s daughter Willow is born, their excitement turns to devastation. She was born with osteogenesis imperfecta - a condition that means she will suffer hundreds of broken bones as she grows and will have a lifetime full of pain. Yet, despite her condition, Willow seems almost perfect. She’s smart, kind, and incredibly insightful for a five-year-old. Then, the most horrible whatif happens and Charlotte and Sean have to confront some terrible questions. The worst one - what constitutes a valuable life?Similar to:Every Note Playedby Lisa Genova,The Memory Keeper’s Daughterby Kim Edwards, andThe Mother’s Promiseby Sally HepworthPerfect for:when you want some philosophical questions in your chick lit.Click here to place this book on hold!

Early Riserby Jasper FfordeWhat it’s about:Imagine a world where humans must hibernate through a brutally cold winter, their bodies dangerously close to death as they enter an ultra-low metabolic state of utterly dreamless sleep. All humans, that is, apart from the Winter Consuls, a group of officers who diligently watch over the vulnerable sleeping citizens. Charlie Worthing is a novice, chosen by a highflying hero Winter Consul to accompany him to Sector Twelve to investigate a dream which is somehow spreading amongst those in the hibernational state, causing paranoia, hallucination and a psychotic episode that can end in murder. Worthing has been trained to deal with Tricksy Nightwalkers whose consciousness has been eroded by hibernation, leaving only one or two skills and an incredible hunger while also staying alive and relatively sane through the bleakest and loneliest of winters - but Charlie is in no way prepared for what awaits in Sector Twelve.Similar to:Space Operaby Catherynne Valente,Uprootedby Naomi Novik, andAnnihilationby Jeff VandermeerPerfect for:when you honestly want to read something completely different that breaks all genre boundaries.Click here to place this book on hold!

The Vacationersby Emma StraubWhat it’s about:For Franny, Jim, and their daughter Sylvia, this two-week trip to Majorca with extended family and friends is meant to be a celebration. Franny and Jim are celebrating their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary and Sylvia has just graduated from high school. The beautiful island they are staying on should be paradise. But…… let’s just say this family is complicated. Betrayal, vengeance, mistrust - all set against the beautiful backdrop of Balearic Island of Majorca.Similar to:Honestly We Meant Wellby Grant Ginder,The Jetsettersby Amanda Eyre Ward,The Wangs vs. the Worldby Jade ChangPerfect for:when you want some serious soapy drama in a light-hearted beach read.Click here to place this book on hold!

Burial Ritesby Hannah KentWhat it’s about:This is the story of Agnes - a young Icelandic woman charged with brutally murdering her former master. She has been sent to an isolated farm to await her execution. The family living on the farm is terrified of her. Only the priest she has chosen to be her spiritual guardian even attempts to understand her. But, as time goes on and her execution looms, the family on the farm learn that there is far more to Agnes’ story than the sensationalism they have heard. Based on a true story.Similar to:Alias Graceby Margaret Atwood,The Ballad of Frankie Silverby Sharyn McCrumb,Slammerkinby Emma DonoghuePerfect for:historical fiction fans who also love true crime.Click here to place this book on hold!

All You Can Ever Knowby Nicole ChungWhat it’s about:Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as Nicole grew up--facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn't see, finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from--she wondered if the story she'd been told was the whole truth. With warmth, candor, and startling insight, Nicole Chung tells of her search for the people who gave her up, which coincided with the birth of her own child.Similar to:Inheritanceby Dani Shapiro,Little Fires Everywhereby Celeste Ng,The Mistress’s Daughterby A.M. HomesPerfect for:anyone who loves biographies or is looking for a memoir about adoption and racial identity.Click here to place this book on hold!