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THE GARDEN OF LAST DAYS

From the author of the New York Times bestseller and Oprah’s Book Club selection House of Sand and Fog— a new big-hearted, painful, page-turning novel.

One early September night in Florida, a stripper brings her daughter to work. April’s usual babysitter is in the hospital, so she decides it’s best to have her three-year-old daughter close by, watching children’s videos in the office, while she works.

Except that April works at the Puma Club for Men. And tonight she has an unusual client, a foreigner both remote and too personal, and free with his money.

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SECOND CHANCE

 Apart for twenty years, school friends Paul, Saffron, Olivia, and Holly are in very different places in their lives when they get together in London after the death of a close friend, but through their rediscovered friendship they find new paths to follow and—despite some missteps along the way—begin to understand what it means to get a second chance.

Upon receiving the news about the death of Tom Fitzgerald—the only one within the group who had kept in touch with all of them over the years—each character reacts in his or her own way,

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TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE BLUE MOON

In Tuesday Night at the Blue Moon, Debbie Fuller Thomas presents a story of loss and restoration when a family experiences the death of a child, only to discover that she was switched at birth.

Marty is a divorced mother of three struggling to make ends meet by helping her dad operate the Blue Moon Drive-In Theater. After the loss of her daughter, Ginger, to Niemann-Pick (a devastating genetic disease), she discovers the awful truth that Ginger was switched at birth. She receives custody of Andie, her orphaned biological daughter, who refuses to unpack and is adamant that her grandparents will get her back.

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SOUVENIR

 In this powerful fiction debut, Therese Fowler combines the emotional resonance of Nicholas Sparks with the intense, true-to-life richness of Jodi Picoult to create a stunning and dramatic novel all her own.

Meg Powell and Carson McKay were raised side by side on their families’ farms, bonded by a love that only deepened. Everyone in their small rural community in northern Florida thought that Meg and Carson would always be together. But at twenty-one, Meg was presented with a marriage proposal she could not refuse, forever changing the course of her life.

Seventeen years later,

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BRIDGE OF SIGHS

 Louis Charles “Lucy” Lynch has spent his whole life in Thomaston, a small town in upstate New York. He’s married to Sarah, the girl he fell in love with in high school, owns and operates three convenience stores, including the corner grocery he inherited from his parents, and is perfectly content with his well-established routines and the familiar rhythms of Thomaston. At the age of sixty, as he and Sarah plan their first-ever trip away from home, he looks back on his life, weaving memories into a history of his family and his town. He writes about his outgoing father,

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THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

 The issues that John Perkins tackles in his new book, The Secret History of the American Empire, are both broader and more challenging than those described in his first bestseller, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. Perkins makes an appeal for personal action by everyone who reads his book.

Perkins begins by explaining his motives for writing his first book and the reception it has enjoyed. He describes a book signing for Confessions in a Washington, D.C., bookstore, when two employees of the World Bank brought their sons to meet him and confessed that they often took part,

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