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The Guest Book by Sarah Blake
This epic historical tale follows the lives of three generations of New England’s wealthy Milton family from the 1930s through the present, moving from New York City to Crockett’s Island off the coast of Maine where the guest book rests. (2019, 486 pgs; Fiction)
Akin by Emma Donoghue
Akin, by the author of Room, is a funny, heart-wrenching tale of an old man and a boy, born two generations apart, who untangle their painful story and start to write a new one together. (2019, 339 pgs; Fiction)
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. (2019, 337 pgs; Fiction)
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
The author of Ordinary Grace crafts a powerful novel about an orphan’s life-changing adventure traveling down America’s great rivers during the Great Depression, seeking both a place to call home and a sense of purpose in a world sinking into despair. (2019, 450 pgs; Fiction)
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
When, in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, he is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. (2016, 462 pgs; Fiction)
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