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One of our recommended books is Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire

In this tour de force, master storyteller Gregory Maguire offers a dazzling novel for fantasy lovers of all ages.

Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in Saint Petersburg — a family that includes Ekaterina,

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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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The 20th anniversary edition of Edwidge Danticat’s

groundbreaking debut—now an established

classic—revised and with a new introduction

by the author, and including extensive bonus


At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from

her impoverished Haitian village to New York to

be reunited with a mother she barely remembers.

There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of

shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti—to the women

who first reared her.

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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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Greta is a Duchess and Crown Princess—and a

hostage to peace. This is how the game is played: if

you want to rule, you must give one of your children

as a hostage. And you must keep the peace; start a

war and your hostage dies.

Greta will be free if she can survive until her

eighteenth birthday. Until then she is prepared to

die with dignity, if she must. But everything changes

when a new hostage arrives, a boy who refuses to play by the rules,

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One of our recommended books is Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose…

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

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