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WASH by Margaret Wrinkle

NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY by Ron Rash

Margaret Wrinkle’s stunning debut novel is the story of two men and a woman joined together by slave breeding in early-nineteenthcentury Tennessee. Written as an accusation, a revelation, and a prayer, Wash confounds our contemporary assumptions and stereotypes about this long-buried and explosive shard of our national history.

Richardson, a troubled Revolutionary War veteran, responds to the pressures of debt and westward expansion by forcing Washington, a young man he owns, to work as a stud...

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Ron Rash dazzles readers with his gift for evocative and luminous prose and his piercing insight into the human heart's duality--a yearning for nobility often overshadowed by our dark, primal nature. In the title story, two drug-addicted friends return to the farm where they worked, as boys to steal their boss's unusual but valuable war trophies. In "The Trusty," which first appeared in the New Yorker, a convict sent to fetch water for the chain gang tries to sweet-talk a fanner's young wife into helping him escape, only to find she too is imprisoned in her own way...

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RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA by Kimberly McCreight

BRISTOL HOUSE by Beverly Swerling

A stunning debut novel in which a single mother reconstructs her teenaged daughter Amelia's tragic death, sifting through her emails, texts, and social media to piece together the shocking truth about the last days of her life.

Kimberly McCreight is an exquisite storyteller with the commercial appeal of Jodi Picoult and Tana French, and she delivers a powerhouse debut filled with page-turning suspense, poignancy, beautifully crafted characters, and a compelling plot...

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Annie Kendall arrives at London’s Bristol House to research ancient artifacts from the Holy Land. Her flat has two remarkable features: a stunning black-and-white mural of London scenes, and—apparently—the ghost of a Carthusian monk who leaves mysterious traces and refuses to be ban-ished. Hollowed out by loss and regret, and desperate to change her life and put her career back on track, Annie is determined to ignore the mysteries ...

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THE WEDNESDAY DAUGHTERS by Meg Waite Clayton

THE NIGHT OF THE COMET by George Bishop Jr.

Meg Clayton’s eagerly awaited new novel is a compassionate, wise, and enthralling story of mothers and daughters, the best friends who become family, and the secrets and dreams passed down through generations.

It is early evening when Hope Tantry arrives at the small cottage in England’s pastoral Lake District where her mother, Ally, spent the last years of her life. Ally—one of a close-knit group of women who called themselves...
 
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Reminiscent of The Wonder Years, a sensitive and insightful coming-of-age story by the author of Letter to My Daughter, who Pat Conroy hailed as a "novelist to keep your eye on."

It's the summer of 1973 and 14-year-old Alan Broussard is navigating the chaotic and disillusioning course of adolescence: awakening to the joys of first love, learning the meaning of disappointment, and getting accustomed to the perpetual embarrassment caused by his parents. And this is especially the case...

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MOONRISE by Cassandra King

 

Helen Honeycutt is just getting her life back on track after a bitter divorce when she meets Emmet Justice, an attractive widower still grieving for his late wife, Rosalyn. Their sudden marriage sets off a maelstrom of resentment and ill-will among Rosalyn’s family and friends. Hoping to mend fences, the newlyweds plan a summer at Moonrise, Rosalyn’s historic estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Moonrise is known far and wide for its unique nocturnal gardens, which have fallen into ruin since the death of its mistress...

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Ropes, revolvers, daggers, arsenic. . . . They are the classic, go-to murder weapons, from Christie to Clue. But death by bookcase? With one good shove, a crafty killer can keep investigators guessing: did it fall or was it pushed? That’s what sassy Midwestern librarian Karen Nash must determine—and if so, who did the pushing—when an avalanche of books and splintered wood fatally flattens Sally Burroughs, the ex-girlfriend of Karen’s squeeze, London B&B proprietor Caldwell Perkins, who appears the most likely suspect for murder. In the library. With the bookcase...

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VATICAN WALTZ by Roland Merullo

I ALWAYS LOVED YOU by Robin Oliveira

The new novel from the award-winning author of Breakfast with Buddha and Revere Beach Boulevard tells the story of a young catholic woman jolted from a quietly devout life in pursuit of a mysterious calling.

Cynthia Piantedosi lives a quiet, unassuming life outside Boston, guided by her Catholic faith. When she loses her beloved grandmother, she begins experiencing “spells” of such intense spiritual intimacy that she wonders...

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Paris, 1926. An aging Mary Cassatt, eyesight failing, searches through the clutter of her art studio for a bundle of lost letters. The sight of them—bound in silk ribbon, fading and difficult to make out—takes her back to her fateful introduction to Edgar Degas and to the love and heartbreak that followed. I ALWAYS LOVED YOU tells of the tumultuous and passionate relationship between these two celebrated artists of the Impressionist movement.

Forty-nine years earlier, after the Civil War, a young Mary Cassatt moves from Philadelphia to Paris to pursue a life...

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MURDER AT CAPE THREE POINTS by Kwei Quartey

 
Accra’s hotshot Detective Inspector Darko Dawson returns to solve a complex mystery that will take him out of the city to the beautiful coasts of Ghana, where a grim double-murder seems to have larger political implications.

A canoe washes up at a Ghanaian off-shore oil rig site. Inside it are the bodies of a prominent, wealthy couple, Charles and Fiona Smith-Aidoo, who have been ritualistically murdered. Pillars in their community, they are mourned by everyone, but especially by their niece Sapphire. She is not happy that months...

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THE ANATOMY LESSON by Nina Siegal

WIDOW'S WALK by Robert Barclay

Set in the Dutch Golden Age, an engrossing historical novel that brilliantly imagines the complex story behind one of Rembrandt's most famous paintings

Commissioned by the Amsterdam Surgeons’ Guild, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp was the first major Rembrandt work to catapult the young painter to international fame. Taking this painting as its inspiration, Nina Siegal’s novel The Anatomy Lesson opens on the morning of the medical dissection and follows several characters as they prepare for the evening’s big event...

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In the spirit of The Notebook and The Time Traveller’s Wife comes Robert Barclay’s haunting and romantic novel of passion, destiny, loss and an eternal love that will bring two people together across time.

A love beyond time and as deep as the sea…

His name is Garrett Richmond and he has always wanted to live by the ocean. So when the opportunity to buy and renovate the old house known as Seaside arrived, he leapt at the chance. Never mind that...

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TELL ME ONE THING by Deena Goldstone

ISLAND OF THE DOVES by Kelly O'Connor McNees

A collection of unforgettable short stories that explore the wondrous transformation between grief and hope, a journey often marked by moments of unexpected grace.

Set in California, Tell Me One Thing and Other Stories is an uplifting and poignant book about people finding their way toward happiness. In "Get Your Dead Man's Clothes," "Irish Twins," and "Aftermath," Jamie O'Connor finally reckons with his tumultuous childhood, which propels him to an unexpected...

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Vivid and enthralling, Island of the Doves tells the story of two women in early nineteenth century America—one typical of her time, one extraordinary for it—who transform each other’s lives.

Susannah Fraser lives in one of Buffalo’s finest mansions, but her husband has made it a monstrous prison. When a mysterious woman offers to help her escape, Susannah boards a steamboat for Mackinac Island. But after being a dutiful daughter and obedient wife, it is only as she...

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--Eudora Welty

 

Fiction coming out in 2015

January: THE ANATOMY LESSON by Nina Siegal, paperback

February: MISS HAZEL AND THE ROSA PARKS LEAGUE by Jonathan Odell, hard cover & paperback, MURDER AT CAPE THREE POINTS by Kwei Quartey, paperback, HAUNTED (the Arnaud Legacy) by Lynn Carthage, paperback, THE NIGHT JESUS FELL TO EARTH, stories by Ron Rash, paperback

March: I ALWAYS LOVED YOU by Robin Oliveira, paperback, DINNER WITH BUDDHA by Roland Merullo

April: WHERE THEY FOUND HER by Kimberly McCreight

July: DOLLBABY by Laura McNeal, paperback

August: THE RACE FOR PARIS by Meg Waite Clayton, THE STORY HOUR by Thrity Umrigar, paperback

September: ABOVE THE WATERFALL by Ron Rash

 

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