All That You Leave Behind
Erin Lee Carr
A celebrated journalist and recovering addict, David Carr was in the prime of his career when he suffered a fatal collapse in the newsroom of The New York Times in 2015. Shattered by his death, his twenty-seven-year-old daughter Erin Lee Carr, a documentary filmmaker, began combing through the entirety of their shared correspondence in search of comfort and support. All That You Leave Behind is a poignant coming-of-age story that offers a raw and honest glimpse into the multilayered relationship between a daughter and a father.
E L James
In this long-awaited new romance from Fifty Shades trilogy author E L James, Maxim Trevelyan lives a charmed life in London, wealthy, good-looking and unburdened by hard work. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an enigmatic young woman with a dangerous and troublesome past. Just who is Alessia Demachi? Can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he’s been hiding secrets of his own?
Jennifer Cody Epstein
Things have always been strained between Ava Fisher and her estranged mother Ilse. Too many questions exist between them: Who was Ava’s father? Where had Ilse been during the war? Why had she left her only child in a German orphanage during the war’s final months? But now Ilse’s ashes have arrived from Germany, and with them, a trove of unsent letters addressed to someone else unknown to Ava: Renate Bauer, a childhood friend. As her mother’s letters unfurl a dark past, Ava spirals deep into the shocking history of a woman she never truly knew.
Connell is popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, while Marianne is lonely, proud, and intensely private. Despite this, the two teenagers form a strange and indelible connection—one they are determined to conceal. A year later, they’re both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found friends while Connell hangs back, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people but always magnetically drawn back together. And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other.
Machines Like Me
Set in 1980s London, this new novel by master storyteller Ian McEwan revolves around Charlie: young and reckless, and in love with his upstairs neighbor, the enchanting Miranda. He has spent his inheritance on the acquisition of one of twenty-four highly developed new robotic humans—named Adam or Eve, each one beautiful, strong and clever—developed by Alan Turing after his success on the legendary WW2 Enigma codebreaking machine. As London is consumed by the huge protests over England and Argentina’s Falklands War and Margaret Thatcher’s jingoistic ambitions, Charlie courts Miranda, and his Adam finds himself, inevitably, central to their affair.
When childhood sweethearts Justine (Sagittarius and serious skeptic) and Nick (Aquarius and true believer) bump into each other as adults, a life-changing love affair seems inevitable. To Justine, anyway. Especially when she learns Nick is an astrological devotee, whose decisions are guided by the stars, and more specifically, by the horoscopes in his favorite magazine. The same magazine Justine happens to write for. As Nick continues to not fall headlong in love with her, Justine decides to take Nick’s horoscope, and Fate itself, into her own hands. But, of course, Nick is not the only Aquarius making important life choices according to what is written in the stars.
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