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First They Were Family. Then They Were Strangers. Now They Are Lost

Whiskey and Charlie may be identical twins, but they are also polar opposites who are incapable of getting along. Their relationship has deteriorated so much that Charlie can’t even bear to talk to his brother anymore. But when a freak accident puts Whiskey in a coma and leaves their family in limbo, Charlie is forced to face the fact he may never speak to his brother again.

Whiskey and Charlie is a wise, clever exploration of making mistakes and facing up to them,

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Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and

doesn’t remember to drink it. She goes to the shops

and forgets why she went. Sometimes her home is

unrecognizable—or her daughter, Helen, seems a

total stranger.

But there’s one thing Maud is sure of: her friend

Elizabeth is missing. The note in her pocket tells

her so. And no matter who tells her to stop going

on about it, to leave it alone, to shut up, Maud will get to the bottom of it.

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In the tradition of Neil Gaiman and Iain Banks,

Simon Sylvester brings an ancient myth to life

with this lush, atmospheric coming-of-age tale.

Nobody comes to the remote Scottish island of

Bancree, and seventeen-year-old Flora can’t wait

to move to the mainland when she finishes school.

So when a mysterious man and his daughter, Ailsa,

move into isolated Dog Cottage, Flora is curious.

What could have brought these strangers to the island?

Meanwhile, several of the men on Bancree have disappeared,

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One of our recommended books is My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me by Jennifer Teege

Now in paperback: The New York Times bestselling memoir hailed as “haunting” (Washington Post), “unforgettable” (Publishers Weekly), and “stunning” (Booklist)

When Jennifer Teege, a German-born black woman, happened to pluck a library book from the shelf her life would be irrevocably altered. Recognizing photos of her mother and grandmother, she discovers a horrifying fact: Her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi concentration camp commandant chillingly depicted by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List. The more Teege reads about Goeth,

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One of our recommended books for 2017 is The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

Once you let a book into your life, the most unexpected things can happen…

Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds Amy’s funeral guests just leaving. The residents of Broken Wheel are happy to look after their bewildered visitor—there’s not much else to do in a dying small town that’s almost beyond repair.

You certainly wouldn’t open a bookstore. And definitely not with the tourist in charge. You’d need a vacant storefront (Main Street is full of them),

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Top Ten Book of 2015 in the Wall Street Journal, and Winner of the Midwest Book Awards

and the Langum Prize for Historical Fiction

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Cape Ann, comes a novel of friendship, survival, and the sustaining bonds between a reader and her most beloved author.

In Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse, Faith Sullivan returns to Harvester, Minnesota—the setting of her bestseller The Cape Ann—to tell the story of Nell Stillman, an ordinary woman with an extraordinary life.

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