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July 23, 2016
by: Danielle Steel
A year in the intertwined lives of three international couples who participate in a special dinner in Paris.
FIRST COMES LOVE
by: Emily Giffin
Two sisters — one a successful lawyer with a small child and an unhappy marriage, the other a single teacher who yearns to be a mother — struggle toward forgiveness after 15 years of estrangement.
by: Emma Cline
In the summer of 1969, a California teenager is drawn to a Manson-like cult.
by: James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
Hired by Olympic organizers to protect the Rio games, Jack Morgan of Private, an international security and consulting firm, encounters dangerous threats.
END OF WATCH
by: Stephen King
The conclusion of the Bill Hodges trilogy.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
by: Paula Hawkins
A psychological thriller set in the environs of London.
by: Jojo Moyes
In a sequel to “Me Before You,” Louisa Clark tries to put her life back together after the death of Will Traynor.
HERE'S TO US
by: Elin Hilderbrand
Sparks fly as a celebrity chef’s ex-wives pile into a small cabin in Nantucket to join his widow for the reading of his will.
BEFORE THE FALL
by: Noah Hawley
After a private jet crashes, a firestorm of media madness ensues.
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
by: Anthony Doerr
The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.
by: Brad Thor
The counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath searches for an informant who compromised an American mission in Syria.
by: Kristin Hannah
Two sisters in World War II France: one struggling to survive in the countryside, the other joining the Resistance in Paris.
by: Julian Fellowes
Two families, one aristocratic and one wealthy, in Victorian London, from the creator of “Downton Abbey.”
by: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Siblings in a dysfunctional New York family must grapple with a reduced inheritance.
by: Stephanie Danler
A woman moves to New York and experiences a sensual awakening while working at a famous restaurant.
TOM CLANCY: DUTY AND HONOR
by: Grant Blackwood
A secretive German organization is trying to kill Tom Clancy’s character Jack Ryan Jr. (Clancy died in 2013.)
by: Yaa Gyasi
This Ghanaian-American writer’s first novel traces the lives in West Africa and America of seven generations of the descendants of two half sisters.
I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU
by: Terry McMillan
A middle-aged optometrist, twice divorced and tired of her work, decides to reinvent her life.
by: Annie Proulx
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist traces the destruction of the world’s forests over 300 years as it follows the descendants of two families.
by: Ben H Winters
July 23, 2016
CRISIS OF CHARACTER
by: Gary J Byrne with Grant M Schmidt
A former Secret Service officer claims to have witnessed scandalous behavior by the Clintons.
HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION
by: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
The libretto of the Grammy-, Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, annotated by its creator, along with backstage photos, a production history and interviews with the cast.
WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR
by: Paul Kalanithi
A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.
BILL O'REILLY'S LEGENDS AND LIES: THE PATRIOTS
by: David Fisher
Stories of the American Revolution; a companion volume to the Fox News series.
WAKE UP AMERICA
by: Eric Bolling
The Fox News Channel personality describes nine key American virtues that he maintains are under attack by President Obama and Hillary Clinton.
BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
A meditation on race in America.
by: Angela Duckworth
A psychologist argues that passion and perseverance are the keys to success.
by: Nancy Isenberg
The role of the white poor in American history.
BUT WHAT IF WE'RE WRONG?
by: Chuck Klosterman
Imagining the contemporary world as it will appear to those for whom it will be the distant past.
by: Sebastian Junger
How modern society’s loss of the sense of belonging has led to income inequality, incivility and mental disorders like PTSD.
by: Phil Knight
A memoir by the founder of Nike.
HOUSE OF NAILS
by: Lenny Dykstra
The center fielder’s memoir describes his life in baseball, business success, conviction and imprisonment for bankruptcy fraud, and attempt at redemption.
by: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
A history of the popular and influential sitcom, which ran from 1989 to 1998.
by: Siddhartha Mukherjee
This overview of the history and science of genetics also considers moral questions and prospects for future advances in treating disease.
by: Larry Tye
Robert Kennedy's journey from aide to Senator Joe McCarthy to ardent liberal and antiwar presidential candidate.
by: Jean Edward Smith
A critical biography of the 43rd president.
THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES
by: Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
Mother and son discuss their relationship and difficult family history.
by: Mary Roach
The science that attempts to overcome the challenges soldiers face.
by: Atul Gawande
The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life and how they can do better.
by: Nathaniel Philbrick
The relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.