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Anticipated Book Club Picks in 2021

Preview fiction coming this fall! Be the first to know about the novels you’ll want to read and discuss with friends in the next few months.

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    Gold Diggers Book Cover Picture

    Gold Diggers

    by Sanjena Sathian

    Spanning two continents, two coasts, and four epochs, Gold Diggers expertly balances social satire and magical realism in a classic striver story that skewers the model minority narrative, asking what a community must do to achieve the American dream.
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    Gold Diggers Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    The Smash-Up Book Cover Picture

    The Smash-Up

    by Ali Benjamin

    A family is upended when their small-town life becomes the latest battlefield in the culture wars in this of-the-moment novel for readers of Meg Wolitzer and Fleishman Is in Trouble.
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    The Smash-Up Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    The Kitchen Front

    by Jennifer Ryan

    From the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir comes an unforgettable novel of a BBC-sponsored wartime cooking competition and the four women who enter for a chance to better their lives.
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    The Kitchen Front Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Klara and the Sun Book Cover Picture

    Klara and the Sun

    by Kazuo Ishiguro

    Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her.
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    Klara and the Sun Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    The Push Book Cover Picture

    The Push

    by Ashley Audrain

    A tense, page-turning psychological drama about the making and breaking of a family–and a woman whose experience of motherhood is nothing at all what she hoped for–and everything she feared.
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    The Push Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.00

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    When the Stars Go Dark Book Cover Picture
    When the Stars Go Dark Book Cover Picture

    When the Stars Go Dark

    by Paula McLain

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife comes an atmospheric novel of intertwined destinies and heart-wrenching suspense: A detective hiding away from the world. A series of disappearances that reach into her past. Can solving them help her heal?
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    When the Stars Go Dark Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    The Prophets Book Cover Picture

    The Prophets

    by Robert Jones, Jr.

    A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence.
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    The Prophets Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    The Bad Muslim Discount Book Cover Picture
    The Bad Muslim Discount Book Cover Picture

    The Bad Muslim Discount

    by Syed M. Masood

    Following two families from Pakistan and Iraq in the 1990s to San Francisco in 2016, The Bad Muslim Discount is an inclusive, comic novel about Muslims immigrants finding their way in modern America.
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    The Bad Muslim Discount Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.95

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    Great Circle Book Cover Picture

    Great Circle

    by Maggie Shipstead

    Spanning Prohibition-era Montana, the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New Zealand, wartime London, and modern-day Los Angeles, Great Circle tells the unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost.
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    Great Circle Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.95

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    Code Name Hélène Book Cover Picture

    Code Name Hélène

    by Ariel Lawhon

    Code Name Hélène tells the story of the astonishing woman who killed a Nazi with her bare hands and went on to become one of the most decorated women in WWII.
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    Code Name Hélène Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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