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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Richardson family lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio—a place of wealth, comfort, and stability—and they are a clan that embodies those traits. But when Mia, a single mother, and her fifteen-year-old daughter, Pearl, rent a house in the area, their very different lives will merge with those of the Richardson family and begin to contort the carefully laid lattice that supports their views. (2017, 338 pgs; Fiction)
The Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel
Alternating between the vineyards of war-torn 1940s France and the present, this novel follows the newlywed owners of the famed champagne house Maison Chauveau, and the head winemaker’s Jewish wife. The wine cellars beneath Chauveau conceal not only champagne from the Germans but also Resistance weapons, Jewish refugees, and forbidden love affairs. In the present, a woman questions her 99-year-old grandmother’s connection to Chauveau and Reims. (2019, 389 pgs; Fiction)
The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker
At a time when coming together is more important than ever, Parker sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering that will help everyone create meaningful, memorable experiences, large and small, for work and for play. (2018, 304 pgs; Nonfiction)
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell
In this thoughtful treatise spurred by the 2015 death of African-American academic Sandra Bland in jail after a traffic stop, Gladwell aims to figure out the strategies people use to assess strangers-to “analyze, critique them, figure out where they came from, figure out how to fix them,” in other words: to understand how to balance trust and safety. (2019, 386 pgs; Nonfiction)
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes the reader behind the scenes of a therapist’s world–where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she). (2019, 415 pgs; Nonfiction)
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