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By Jessica Krampe and Jennifer Brunnemer Slaton
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The Last Camellia
(Plume) by Sarah Jio
The rare Middlebury Pink camellia ties two women together, half a century apart, in this tale that has it all: an English (hidden) garden, a brooding lord of the manor, and a story that best-selling author Jio deftly unveils as fast as you can turn the pages.
In this funny, moving memoir, twitchy, itchy Hanagarne—a librarian battling Tourette Syndrome—reveres books, finds love, and tries everything to control his disorder, including weightlifting. You'll skip that beach walk to keep reading—and rooting for him.
Set in the 1930s at a camp for debutantes in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, this story reveals a 15-year-old girl's secret after twists and turns in a plot of love, sex, family dynamics, and, yes, horses.
Katie's sister Mia is found dead at the bottom of a Bali cliff—and police say she jumped. In this debut novel, Clarke takes us with Katie as she follows her sister's journal around the world in search of the truth.
The New York Times best-selling author paints a picture of six inseparable teens who meet at a co-ed summer art camp the year that Nixon resigns and follows them through adulthood in New York City, spanning decades of love, envy, and the messiness of life—likely to be gobbled up in one or two sittings.
Lucie Walker is adjusting to life with her fiancé after waking up in the San Francisco Bay with no memory. Shockers emerge, triggered by her experiences in and around water—and she has to decide either to move forward or drown in the past.
The Pulitzer Prize--winning author of Olive Kitteridge wows again with this insightful story of brothers who escape town years after being scarred by their father's accidental death. They return when their nephew commits a crime—and out comes a long-held secret that changes everything.