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Essential Stories for Your Book Club’s Fall Reading List

Pick up the stories that are all the buzz right now! There’s a reason everyone is talking about them.

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    A Most Clever Girl Book Cover Picture
    A Most Clever Girl Book Cover Picture

    A Most Clever Girl

    by Stephanie Marie Thornton

    A thrilling novel of love, loyalty, and espionage, based on the incredible true story of Elizabeth Bentley, a Cold War double agent spying for the Russians and the United States, from bestselling author Stephanie Marie Thornton.
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    A Most Clever Girl Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    MacArthur Park Book Cover Picture

    MacArthur Park

    by Judith Freeman

    Jolene and Verna share complicated ties that have crystallized over time, and their ongoing stories have been inextricably linked. But when Verna marries Vincent, Jolene’s ex-husband, their paths may have finally, permanently diverged. A captivating, emotionally taut novel about the complexities of a friendship between two women—and how it shapes, and reshapes, both of their lives.
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    MacArthur Park Book Cover Picture

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    Oh William! Book Cover Picture
    Oh William! Book Cover Picture

    Oh William!

    by Elizabeth Strout

    Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout explores the mysteries of marriage and the secrets we keep, as a former couple reckons with where they’ve come from—and what they’ve left behind. On every page of this exquisite novel we learn more about the quiet forces that hold us together—even after we’ve grown apart.
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    Oh William! Book Cover Picture

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    I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness Book Cover Picture
    I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness Book Cover Picture

    I Love You but I’ve Chosen Darkness

    by Claire Vaye Watkins

    A darkly funny, soul-rending novel of love in an epoch of collapse—one woman’s furious revisiting of family, marriage, work, sex, and motherhood. Bold, tender, and often hilarious, I Love You but I’ve Chosen Darkness reaffirms Claire Vaye Watkins as one of the signal writers of our time.
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    I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness Book Cover Picture

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    Skinship

    by Yoon Choi

    Through an indelible array of lives, Yoon Choi explores where first and second generations either clash or find common ground, where meaning falls in the cracks between languages, where relationships bend under the weight of tenderness and disappointment, and where displacement turns to heartbreak.
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    Skinship Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.00

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    Normal People Book Cover Picture
    Normal People Book Cover Picture

    Normal People

    by Sally Rooney

    Normal People is the story of mutual fascination, friendship, and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find that they can’t.
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    Normal People Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    The Lincoln Highway

    by Amor Towles

    The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America.
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    The Lincoln Highway Book Cover Picture

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    Matrix Book Cover Picture

    Matrix

    by Lauren Groff

    Equally alive to the sacred and the profane, Matrix gathers currents of violence, sensuality, and religious ecstasy in a mesmerizing portrait of consuming passion, aberrant faith, and a woman that history moves both through and around. Lauren Groff’s new novel, her first since Fates and Furies, is a defiant and timely exploration of the raw power of female creativity in a corrupted world.
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    Matrix Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    Several People Are Typing Book Cover Picture
    Several People Are Typing Book Cover Picture

    Several People Are Typing

    by Calvin Kasulke

    Told entirely through clever and captivating Slack messages, this irresistible, relatable satire of both virtual work and contemporary life is The Office for the new world. In a time when office paranoia and politics have followed us home, Calvin Kasulke is here to capture the surprising, and absurd factors attacking our collective sanity…and give us hope that we can still find a human connection.
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    Several People Are Typing Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $24.00

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    Songbirds Book Cover Picture

    Songbirds

    by Christy Lefteri

    Inspired by the real-life disappearance of domestic workers in Cyprus, Christy Lefteri has crafted a poignant, deeply empathetic narrative of the human stories behind the headlines. With infinite tenderness and skill, Songbirds offers a triumphant story of the fight for truth and justice, and of women reclaiming their lost voices.
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    Songbirds Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    The Book of Form and Emptiness Book Cover Picture
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    The Book of Form and Emptiness

    by Ruth Ozeki

    With its blend of sympathetic characters, riveting plot, and vibrant engagement with everything from jazz, to climate change, to our attachment to material possessions, The Book of Form and Emptiness is classic Ruth Ozeki—bold, wise, poignant, playful, humane, and heartbreaking.
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    The Book of Form and Emptiness Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $30.00

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    A Play for the End of the World

    by Jai Chakrabarti

    An unforgettable love story, a provocative exploration of the role of art in times of political upheaval, and a deeply moving reminder of the power of the past to shape the present, A Play for the End of the World is a remarkable debut from an exciting new voice in fiction.
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    A Play for the End of the World Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $27.00

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    Wish You Were Here Book Cover Picture
    Wish You Were Here Book Cover Picture

    Wish You Were Here

    by Jodi Picoult

    Diana O’Toole’s life is on track. She has an amazing job and her boyfriend, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galápagos. But when a virus that felt worlds away appears in the city on the eve of their departure, Diana is left to go on the trip alone. In the Galápagos Islands, where Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was formed, Diana finds herself examining her relationship, her choices, and herself—and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different.
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    Wish You Were Here Book Cover Picture

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    Still Life Book Cover Picture
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    Still Life

    by Sarah Winman

    From the acclaimed author of Tin Man comes a captivating, lively new novel of people brought together across four decades of love, war, art, flood, and the ghost of E. M. Forster.
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    Still Life Book Cover Picture

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    Love and Other Thought Experiments Book Cover Picture
    Love and Other Thought Experiments Book Cover Picture

    Love and Other Thought Experiments

    by Sophie Ward

    This impressive debut novel is a uniquely imaginative sequence of ten interconnecting episodes—each from a different character’s perspective—inspired by some of the best-known thought experiments in philosophy. Together they form a sparkling philosophical tale of love lost and found across the universe.
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