Circe

By Madeline Miller. Follows Circe, the banished witch daughter of Helios, as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals.

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Varina

By Charles Frazier. After marrying a Mississippi landowner in hopes of living a life of security, Varina Howell finds her expectations upended when her husband is appointed as the leader of the Confederacy.

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I Was Anastasia

By Ariel Lawhon. In Germany in 1920, the unexplained appearance of a traumatized, badly scarred young woman who claims to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia, the youngest Romanov daughter, launches a half-century of questions and accusations.

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Tangerine

By Christine Mangan.

“A stunning debut novel–a chilling and unexpected portrait of a female friendship set in 1950’s Morocco. This is Patricia Highsmith for the 21st century” —

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Tomb Song

By Julián Herbert. While at his dying mother’s bedside in a Mexican hospital, a man becomes immersed in memories of his difficult and unstable childhood, moving from city to city with his half brothers and sisters.

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A Long Way From Home: A Novel

By Peter Carey. The award-winning author of Amnesia finds a speed-loving woman, her car salesman husband and a thrill-seeking quiz-show champion entering a dangerous race that circumnavigates the natural obstacles of 1954 Australia.

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Promise

By Minrose Gwin. Barely surviving an F5 tornado that rips through her 1936 Mississippi hometown, an African-American laundress and great-grandmother searches for her family among the catastrophe’s survivors while bonding with the traumatized teen daughter of a despised white judge.

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A Piece of the World: A Novel

By Christina Baker Kline. Imagines the life story of Christina Olson, the subject of Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Christina’s World,” describing the simple life she led on a remote Maine farm, her complicated relationship with her family, and the illness that incapacitated her.

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Lincoln in the Bardo

By George Saunders. New to paper. Traces a night of solitary mourning and reflection as experienced by the sixteenth president after the death of his eleven-year-old son at the dawn of the Civil War.

Only Killers and Thieves: A Novel

By Paul Howarth. Two adolescent brothers are exposed to the brutal realities of life and the seductive cruelty of power after a tragedy shatters their family on the untamed frontier of 1880s Australia. A first novel.

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