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THE CONTRACT

One of our recommended books for 2019 is The Contract by Sheila Grinell

A hard-driving designer seeks acclaim by developing a museum in Saudi Arabia only to discover the project’s real value is not what she imagined.

Joanna and Ev have been partners for ten years—in business and in love—when one of the only women in government in the Middle East invites them to design a children’s museum in Riyadh. Jo sees a chance to solidify her name in the design world in the venture. Her husband, however, has no desire to work in a vigorously policed society; he prefers to remain in his workshop, fashioning gadgets for museum displays. But Ev accedes to Jo’s wishes.

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LITTLE WOMEN

One of our recommended books is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Discover Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel—now featuring gorgeous photos from Greta Gerwig’s big-screen adaptation–in this stunning keepsake reproduction of the book as seen in the film!

Readers have been falling for the timeless story of sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy as they navigate hardship and adventure in post-Civil War Concord, Massachusetts, for more than 150 years. This new keepsake edition of the classic novel is illustrated throughout with gorgeous black-and-white photos from the film adaptation written for the screen and directed by Greta Gerwig, and starring Timothée Chalamet, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Louis Garrel, James Norton, Bob Odenkirk,

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THE SHAPE OF FAMILY

One of our recommended books is The Shape of Family by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

From the international bestselling author of Secret Daughter and The Golden Son comes a poignant, unforgettable novel about a family’s growing apart and coming back together in the wake of tragedy.

The Olander family embodies the modern American Dream in a globalized world. Jaya, the cultured daughter of an Indian diplomat and Keith, an ambitious banker from middle-class Philadelphia, meet in a London pub in 1988 and make a life together in suburban California. Their strong marriage is built on shared beliefs and love for their two children: headstrong teenager Karina and young son Prem,

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THE GLITTERING HOUR

One of our recommended books for 2019 is The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey

An unforgettable historical about true love found and lost and the secrets we keep from one another from an award-winning author.

Selina Lennox is a Bright Young Thing. Her life is a whirl of parties and drinking, pursued by the press and staying on just the right side of scandal, all while running from the life her parents would choose for her.

Lawrence Weston is a penniless painter who stumbles into Selina’s orbit one night and can never let her go even while knowing someone of her stature could never end up with someone of his.

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THE COLONEL’S WIFE

One of our recommended books for 2019 is The Colonel's Wife by Rosa Liksom

In the final twilit moments of her life, an elderly woman looks back on her years in the thrall of fascism and Nazism. Both her authoritarian tendencies and her ecstatic engagement with the natural world are vividly and terrifyingly evoked in The Colonel’s Wife, an astonishing and brave novel that resonates painfully with our own strained political moment.

At once complex and hideous, sexually liberated and sympathetic to the darkest of political movements, the narrator describes her childhood as the daughter of a member of the right-wing Finnish Whites before World War II, and the way she became involved with and eventually married the much older Colonel,

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SPACE INVADERS

One of our recommended books for 2019 is Space Invaders by Nona Fernandez

Space Invaders is the story of a group of childhood friends who, in adulthood, are preoccupied by uneasy memories and visions of their classmate Estrella González Jepsen. In their dreams, they catch glimpses of Estrella’s braids, hear echoes of her voice, and read old letters that eventually, mysteriously, stopped arriving. They recall regimented school assemblies, nationalistic class performances, and a trip to the beach. Soon it becomes clear that Estrella’s father was a ranking government officer implicated in the violent crimes of the Pinochet regime, and the question of what became of her after she left school haunts her erstwhile friends.

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