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Confessions on the 7:45 : A Novel.

Confessions on the 7:45 : A Novel.

Unger, Lisa.
2020

When Selena Murphy's train home stalls out on the tracks, she strikes up a conversation with a woman who introduces herself as Martha. In each other's confessions, Selena states she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at Selena's station, the two women part ways, presumably never to meet again. But days later, Selena's nanny disappears. As she is pulled into the mystery of the missing nanny, and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, Selena begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what she'll discover. Print run 150,000.

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Eight Detectives

Eight Detectives

Pavesi, Alex.
2020

Grant McAllister, an author of crime fiction and professor of mathematics, once sat down and worked them all out. But that was thirty years ago. Now he's living a life of seclusion on a quiet Mediterranean island - until Julia Hart, a sharp, ambitious editor, knocks on his door. His early work is being republished and together the two of them must revisit those old stories. But as she reads the stories, Julia is unsettled to realize that there are parts that don't make sense. Intricate clues that seem to reference a real murder. One that's remained unsolved for thirty years.

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Elsewhere

Elsewhere

Koontz, Dean.
2020

A local eccentric known as Spooky Ed entrusts Jeffy Coltrane with hiding a strange and dangerous object - something he calls "the key to everything" - and tells Jeffy that he must never use the device. But after a visit from a group of ominous men, he and Amity find themselves accidentally activating the key and discovering an extraordinary truth. The device allows them to jump between parallel planes. A man with a dark purpose is in pursuit, determined to use its grand potential for profound evil. Unless they can outwit him, the place they call home may never be safe again.

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House of Correction : A Novel.

House of Correction : A Novel.

French, Nicci.
2020

When a body is discovered in Okeham, England, Tabitha is shocked to find herself being placed in handcuffs. As Tabitha is shepherded through the system, her entire life is picked apart and scrutinized. But most unsettling, Tabitha's own memories of that day are a complete blur. From the isolation of the correctional facility, Tabitha dissects every piece of evidence, every testimony she can get her hands on, matching them against her own recollections but the world is convinced she's a killer. Tabatha needs to prove them all wrong. Author of "Losing You." Print run 30,000.

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Invisible girl : a novel

Invisible girl : a novel

Jewell, Lisa, author
2020

In his thirties, a virgin, and living in his aunt's spare bedroom, Owen Pick has just been suspended from his job as a geography teacher after accusations of sexual misconduct, which he strongly denies. Across the street from Owen lives the Fours family, headed by mom Cate, a physiotherapist, and dad Roan, a child psychologist. But the Fours family have a bad feeling about their neighbor Owen. On Valentine's night, Saffyre Maddox disappears - and the last person to see her alive is Owen Pick. This is a white-knuckled thriller following a group of people whose lives shockingly intersect when a young woman disappears. Author of "The Family Upstairs."

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Schwab, V. E.
2020

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever - and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name. Print run 350,000.

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Jingle All the Way : A Novel.

Jingle All the Way : A Novel.

Macomber, Debbie.
2020

Everly Lancaster finds her work is her life, leaving no space for anything (or anyone) else. After her vengeful assistant books a guided cruise in the Amazon, Everly is horrified to realize that she's about to spend the next two weeks trapped in the rain forest. Not even Asher Adams, the ship's charming naturalist, can convince Everly that the trip will be unforgettable. But with each passing day, Everly's relationship with Asher deepens. As the cruise nears its end, and Everly's family Christmas approaches, both must decide if love is worth the risk. Print run 250,000.

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Leave the World Behind : A Novel.

Leave the World Behind : A Novel.

Alam, Rumaan.
2020

Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation, but a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G.H. are an older couple - it's their house, and they've arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area - with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service - it's hard to know what to believe. Author of "That Kind of Mother." Print run 100,000.

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Love Your Life : A Novel.

Love Your Life : A Novel.

Kinsella, Sophie.
2020

At a writers' retreat in coastal Italy, where attendees are not allowed to use their real name or reveal any personal information, Ava - now going by "Aria," meets "Dutch," a man who seems too good to be true. The two embark on a baggage-free, whirlwind love affair. Things seem to be perfect for Aria and Dutch. But then their real identities - Ava and Matt - must return to London. As their fantasy starts to fade, they discover just how different their personal worlds are. As one mishap follows another, it seems while they love each other, they just can't love each other's lives. Print run 100,000.

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Magic Lessons : The Prequel to Practical Magic.

Magic Lessons : The Prequel to Practical Magic.

Hoffman, Alice.
2020

In the 1600s, under the care of Hannah Owens, Maria learns about the "Unnamed Arts." Hannah recognizes that Maria has a gift and she teaches the girl all she knows. It is here that she learns her first important lesson: always love someone who will love you back. When Maria is abandoned by the man who has declared his love for her, she follows him to Salem, Massachusetts. Here she invokes the curse that will haunt her family. And it's here that she learns the rules of magic and the lesson that she will carry with her for the rest of her life. Love is the only thing that matters. Print run 250,000.

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The Midnight Bargain

The Midnight Bargain

Polk, C. L.
2020

A sweeping, romantic new fantasy set in a world reminiscent of Regency England, where women's magic is taken from them when they marry. A sorceress must balance her desire to become the first great female magician against her duty to her family. Author of "Witchmark." Residence: Calgary, AB.

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The Ministry for the Future

The Ministry for the Future

Robinson, Kim Stanley.
2020

Established in 2025, the purpose of the new organization was simple: to advocate for the world's future generations and to protect all living creatures, present and future. It soon became known as the Ministry for the Future, and this is its story. Told entirely through fictional eye-witness accounts, this novel is a masterpiece of the imagination, the story of how climate change will affect us all over the decades to come. Author of "Red Moon." Print run 150,000.

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The Once and Future Witches

The Once and Future Witches

Harrow, Alix E.
2020

In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box. But when the Eastwood sisters - James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna - join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women's movement into the witch's movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote, the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive. Author of "The Ten Thousand Doors of January." Print run 75,000.

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Over the Woodward Wall

Over the Woodward Wall

Baker, A. Deborah.
2020

They live on the same street, but in different worlds. Everything Avery does is precise. Where everything Avery does can be measured, nothing Zib does can possibly be predicted. On an unplanned detour from home to school one morning, Avery and Zib find themselves climbing over a stone wall into the Up and Under - an impossible land filled with mystery, adventure and the strangest creatures. And they must find themselves and each other if they are to also find their way out and back to their own lives. Open pseudonym of Seanan McGuire. Print run 50,000.

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Plain Bad Heroines A Novel

Plain Bad Heroines A Novel

Danforth, Emily M.
2020


Return to Virgin River

Return to Virgin River

Carr, Robyn.
2020

A young woman with writer's block and grieving the loss of her mother returns to the cabin in Virgin River where she has happy memories. Hoping to find the peace she needs to finish her novel, instead she faces more challenges when the cabin burns down. But Virgin River is a place where strangers become family and she finds a whole new life and happiness for herself. Print run 300,000.

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The Sentinel : A Jack Reacher Novel.

The Sentinel : A Jack Reacher Novel.

Child, Lee.
2020

It is close to midnight on a Saturday night when Jack Reacher gets off a bus at the Greyhound station in Nashville. In the early morning hours, a familiar thought will be snaking through his sharp, instinctual lizard brain: a voice in his head telling him to walk away. Meanwhile, seventy-five miles from Music City is a sleepy little town where a recently-fired guy nurses a grudge that will fester into fury - and a desire for payback. Print run 1,000,000.

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Shakeup : A Stone Barrington Novel.

Shakeup : A Stone Barrington Novel.

Woods, Stuart.
2020

Stone Barrington must find his way out of a precarious bind.

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Three Women Disappear

Three Women Disappear

Patterson, James.
2020

When a rich stockbroker is found dead, the police deem it a suicide. Until suspicious facts start to come up and point the finger at three women: his personal chef, his housekeeper, and his ex-wife. But all women have gone missing. Print run 225,000.

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A Time for Mercy : A Novel.

A Time for Mercy : A Novel.

Grisham, John.
2020

Jake Brigance returns as the court-appointed lawyer for Drew Gamble, a young man accused of murdering a local deputy. Once he learns the details of the case, Brigance realizes he has to do everything he can to save Drew - who is sixteen. Jake's commitment to the truth puts his career and the safety of his family at risk.

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Truth Be Told

Truth Be Told

Abdullah, Kia
2020


Tsarina : A Novel.

Tsarina : A Novel.

Alpsten, Ellen.
2020

St. Petersburg, 1725. Peter the Great lies dying. The weakness and treachery of his only son has driven his father to an appalling act of cruelty and left the empire without an heir. Into the void steps the woman who has been by his side for decades: his second wife, Catherine Alexeyevna. Catherine used her extraordinary beauty and shrewd intelligence to ingratiate herself with Peter's powerful generals, finally seducing the Tsar himself. But even amongst the splendor and opulence of her new life, she knows the peril of her position. Print run 100,000.

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