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Recommendations by staff and readers alike!

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D: A Tale of Two Worlds by Michel Faber

This is an inventive adventure fantasy book that I recommend for Narnia fans. One morning, Dhikilo “Dicky” wakes up to learn that all the Ds have vanished from the language, signs and even animals around her. She enlists the help of an old professor, who may know the...

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Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda

This is a fun beach read about a neighborhood that used to be such a quiet place. A year after the murder of the Truetts, residents are trapped and unable to sell their homes. But then Ruby, whose conviction was overturned, comes back and moves back in with Harper...

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Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

It's 1950, and postwar Britain is still a grim place, when spinster teacher Margery Benson storms out of her teaching job and begins planning a trip to New Patagonia in search of a golden beetle never before seen. As her companion, she has Enid Pretty, who is not...

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The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

Rose and Fern are twins, and as close as two sisters can be. The story is told using Rose's diary about their disturbing childhood with a mother who is clearly a sociopath, alternating with Fern's sunnier day to day life as a librarian with certain sensory processing...

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The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Once a promising young literary author, Jacob Finch Bonner is teaching in a low residency MFA program at a small Vermont college when he encounters an obnoxious student who claims to have a plot so surefire that it will make him rich and famous.  A few years later,...

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