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Shanghai Girls: A Novel

“Shanghai Girls”

A tale of two sisters, Lisa See’s “Shanghai Girls” weaves an intimate, eventful plot into the fabric of China’s recent history.

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Dear Husband,: Stories

“Dear Husband”

The 14 stories in Joyce Carol Oates’ “Dear Husband” tackle the suffocating and sometimes fatal nature of family ties.

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Shadow Tag: A Novel

“Shadow Tag”

The complexities of love and hatred, truth and fiction, are managed with exquisite skill in “Shadow Tag” by Louise Erdrich.

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“That Old Cape Magic”

In “That Old Cape Magic,” Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo tackles the age-old fear of turning into one’s parents.

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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel

“Half Broke Horses”

A story of origins and women, “Half Broke Horses” brings the author’s hardy, poker playing, schoolteacher grandmother to life.

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“Model Home”

In “Model Home,” Eric Puchner’s debut novel, a suburban family faces the inevitable reality of the American dream.

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This Is Where I Leave You

“This Is Where I Leave You”

Jonathan Tropper’s fifth novel reinvents the dysfunctional family with cutting one-liners and laugh-out-loud humor that, despite everything, brings out the best in his characters.

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The Believers: A Novel

“The Believers”

In “The Believers,” a controversial attorney defends an alleged Muslim terrorist in court before falling into a coma, bringing out the best and worst in his manic-depressive family.

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True Compass: A Memoir

“True Compass”

Published less than a month after his death, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s memoir, “True Compass” pays homage to the family and political life he loved.

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Lies My Mother Never Told Me: A Memoir

“Lies My Mother Never Told Me”

Kaylie Jones struggles to emerge from the shadow of her father’s legacy after growing up with the likes of Kurt Vonnegut, James Baldwin, and Norman Mailer.

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