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Our Fall Fiction Collection

Step into stories that will bring you to other places, whisk you to other eras, and immerse you in the lives of unforgettable characters. Find your next book to curl up with, including suspense, romance, and literary fiction.

Discover our fall book collections in every genre.

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    Bestiary Book Cover Picture

    Bestiary

    by K-Ming Chang

    Simultaneously a coming-of-age story, family saga, and fairy tale, Bestiary announces the arrival of an incredible new voice in fiction. It all begins with a story inside of a story and a daughter who wakes with a tiger tail, as Taiwanese American author K-Ming Chang spins a mythical, transnational account of queer desire and family lineage.

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    Bestiary Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    A Room Called Earth Book Cover Picture

    A Room Called Earth

    by Madeleine Ryan

    A celebration of neurodiversity and the endless rooms that one person contains inside of them, Madeleine Ryan’s debut novel centers a helplessly irreverent and hopelessly endearing young autistic woman over the course of twenty-four limitless hours. Joyful and intimate, this narrator’s voice is one you won’t forget. 

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    A Room Called Earth Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    A Time for Mercy Book Cover Picture

    A Time for Mercy

    by John Grisham

    John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes us back to the small (and oft small-minded) town of Clanton, Mississippi. This time, it’s 1990, and Jake Brigance is defending a teenage boy accused of murdering a local deputy. As cries for the death penalty reach a cacophony, Jake chases his doubts about the boy’s guilt. 

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    A Time for Mercy Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $29.95

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    The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop

    by Fannie Flagg

    A heartwarming novel about secrets of youth rediscovered, hometown memories, and the magical moments in ordinary lives, from the beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.
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    The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Just Like You Book Cover Picture

    Just Like You

    by Nick Hornby

    In this tender story about the unpredictability of love, 41-year-old nearly divorced Lucy, a schoolteacher and mother of two, falls in love with 22-year-old Joseph over the butcher counter. What will it take to sustain a relationship that crosses cultures, class, and generations?

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    Just Like You Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    The Lions of Fifth Avenue Book Cover Picture

    The Lions of Fifth Avenue

    by Fiona Davis

    Wife to the New York Public Library’s superintendent, Laura Lyons and her family are the lucky residents of the regal building in 1913. On a whim, Laura applies to journalism school where she meets other emboldened women, until a series of thefts at the library recalibrates her priorities. Eighty years later, Laura’s granddaughter stumbles upon long-buried family secrets and painful truths. 

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    The Lions of Fifth Avenue Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    Transcendent Kingdom Book Cover Picture

    Transcendent Kingdom

    by Yaa Gyasi

    Combining science and faith, Transcendent Kingdom follows a young woman pursuing both ideologies as she searches for answers about what has happened to her family. In her powerful sophomore novel, Yaa Gyasi explores addiction and depression, grief and hope, through the lens of a Ghanaian immigrant family.

    Transcendent Kingdom Book Cover Picture
    Transcendent Kingdom Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.95

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    Fifty Words for Rain Book Cover Picture

    Fifty Words for Rain

    by Asha Lemmie

    The child of a married Japanese aristocrat and her African American GI lover, Nori is an outsider from birth. Her grandparents take her in, only to conceal her, fearful of a stain on the royal pedigree that they are desperate to uphold in a changing Japan. Spanning decades and continents, Fifty Words for Rain is a dazzling epic about the ties that bind, the ties that give you strength, and what it means to be free.
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    Fifty Words for Rain Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.00

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    Daddy Book Cover Picture

    Daddy

    by Emma Cline

    Through ten electric stories, the author of The Girls reveals everyday instances of power imbalances, trauma (self-inflicted and otherwise), and the chaos always simmering beneath life’s surface. Her characters, an elusive father and celebrity nanny among them, teeter on the edge of self-sabotage, searching for a way back while plunging headlong into the mire.

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    Daddy Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    Jingle All the Way Book Cover Picture

    Jingle All the Way

    by Debbie Macomber

    Not only is real-estate mogul Everly Lancaster coaxed into a month-long vacation over Christmas, but her bumbling assistant booked her on a two-week cruise through the mosquito-riddled Amazon. The only saving grace is the ship’s naturalist, Asher Adams, whose very presence makes Everly question her all-work and no-play lifestyle.

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    Jingle All the Way Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $20.00

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    Ties That Tether Book Cover Picture

    Ties That Tether

    by Jane Igharo

    At twelve years old, Azere promised her dying father she would marry a Nigerian man and preserve her culture, even after immigrating to Canada. When a one-night stand unexpectedly evolves into something serious, Azere is caught between her feelings for Rafael and the compulsive need to please her mother. Soon, Azere can’t help wondering if loving Rafael makes her any less of a Nigerian. Can she be with him without compromising her identity?
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    Ties That Tether Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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