Book mentions in this thread

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    Fierce Attachments

    by Vivian Gornick

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    The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

    by Dawnie Walton

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    There There

    by Tommy Orange

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    The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

    by Deesha Philyaw

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    Transcendent Kingdom

    by Yaa Gyasi

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    Arsenic and Adobo (A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery)

    by Mia P. Manansala

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    House in the Cerulean Sea

    by T J Klune

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    Hour of the Witch

    by Chris Bohjalian

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    The Places That Scare You

    by Pema Chödrön

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    Short Life

    by Michael Edward Nichols

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    The History of Love

    by Nicole Krauss

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    Libertie

    by Kaitlyn Greenidge

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    Hummingbird Salamander

    by Jeff VanderMeer

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    Interior Chinatown (Vintage Contemporaries)

    by Charles Yu

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    Silences

    by Tillie Olsen

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    The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World

    by Laura Imai Messina

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    Malibu Rising

    by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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    All This Could Be Yours

    by Jami Attenberg

    From critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg comes a novel of family secrets: think the drama of Big Little Lies set in the heat of a New Orleans summer. "If I know why they are the way they are, then maybe I can learn why I am the way I am," says Alex Tuchman of her parents. Now that her father, Victor, is on his deathbed, Alex--a strong-headed lawyer, devoted mother, and loving sister--feels she can finally unearth the secrets of who Victor is and what he did over the course of his life and career. (A power-hungry real estate developer, he is, by all accounts, a bad man.) She travels to New Orleans to be with her family, but mostly to interrogate her tight-lipped mother, Barbra. As Barbra fends off Alex's unrelenting questions, she reflects on her tumultuous life with Victor. Meanwhile Gary, Alex's brother, is incommunicado, trying to get his movie career off the ground in Los Angeles. And Gary's wife, Twyla, is having a nervous breakdown, buying up all the lipstick in drugstores around New Orleans and bursting into crying fits. Dysfunction is at its peak. As family members grapple with Victor's history, they must figure out a way to move forward--with one another, for themselves, and for the sake of their children. All This Could Be Yours is a timely, piercing exploration of what it means to be caught in the web of a toxic man who abused his power; it shows how those webs can entangle a family for generations, and what it takes to--maybe, hopefully--break free. With her signature "sparkling prose" (Marie Claire) and incisive wit, Jami Attenberg deftly explores one of the most important subjects of our age.
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    Cloud Atlas

    by David Stephen Mitchell

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    A Strangeness in My Mind

    by Orhan Pamuk

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    Miss Jane

    by Brad Watson

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    The Lost Founding Father

    by William J. Cooper

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    Europe before Rome

    by T. Douglas Price

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    Superior

    by Angela Saini

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    Flatshare

    by Beth O'Leary

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    Thirtysomething Stories

    by Writers of Thirtysomething

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    Florida

    by Lauren Groff

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    New Seeds of Contemplation

    by Thomas Merton

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    A Way to Garden

    by Margaret Roach

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    The Argonauts

    by Maggie Nelson

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    The Electricity of Every Living Thing

    by Katherine May

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    The Lesser Bohemians

    by Eimear McBride

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    The Sum of Us

    by Heather McGhee