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  Cover Art: Tell the Wolves I'm Home Brunt, Carol Rifka
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
In this striking literary debut, Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal in 1987 as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don't know you've lost someone until you've found them.
Adult Fiction Book BRUNT
  Cover Art: Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman Buchan, Elizabeth
Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman
For 25 years Rose Lloyd has juggled marriage, motherhood, and career with remarkable success. But Rose's marriage and career comes crashing down around her and she will have to start over. But with prolonged reflection, the slimming effects of a lost appetite, and a new slant on independence, an old flame suddenly appears.
Adult Fiction Book BUCHAN
  Cover Art: The Gathering Enright, Anne
The Gathering
The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned in the sea. His sister, Veronica, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, guarding the secret she shares with him--something that happened in their grandmother's house in the winter of 1968.
Adult Fiction Book ENRIGHT
  Cover Art: The Painted Drum Erdrich, Louise
The Painted Drum
Discovering a cache of valuable Native American artifacts while appraising a family estate in New Hampshire, Faye Travers investigates the history of a ceremonial drum, which possesses spiritual powers and changes the lives of people who encounter it. By the author of Love Medicine.
Adult Fiction Book ERDRICH
  Cover Art: Where the Moon Isn't Filer, Nathan
Where the Moon Isn't
Struggling to understand what happened to his brother years earlier after they both snuck out of the house during the middle of the night, Matthew believes he has found a way to bring his brother back by going off his meds.
Adult Fiction Book FILER
  Cover Art: Three Junes Glass, Julia
Three Junes
Reveals the interconnected lives, loves, and relationships of different generations of the McLeod family over the course of three crucial summers.
Adult Fiction Book GLASS
  Cover Art: Ordinary People Guest, Judith
Ordinary People
Seventeen-year-old Conrad Jarrett, just returned from 8 months in a mental institution after a suicide attempt, tries to pick up his life at home and at school.
Adult Fiction Book GUEST
  Cover Art: Benediction Haruf, Kent.
When Dad Lewis is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and his wife work together to make his final days comfortable. Their daughter, Lorraine, comes home from Denver to help look after Dad, which helps to soften the bitter absence of the Lewis's estranged son, Frank. Next door, young Alice lives with her grandmother, and Dad's condition stirs painful memories of her own mother's death. Meanwhile, the town's newly arrived preacher attempts to mend his strained relationships with his wife and teenaged son, a task that proves all the more challenging when he faces the disdain of his congregation after offering more than they are accustomed to getting on a Sunday morning. And throughout, an elderly widow and her middle-aged daughter do everything they can to ease the pain their friends and neighbors are suffering.
Adult Fiction Book HARUF
  Cover Art: Loving Frank Horan, Nancy
Loving Frank
Mamah and her husband, Edwin, commission the renowned architect to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives.
Adult Fiction Book HORAN
  Cover Art: The World According to Garp Irving, John
The World According to Garp
T. S. Garp, a man with high ambitions for an artistic career and with obsessive devotion to his wife and children, and Jenny Fields, his famous feminist mother, find their lives surrounded by an assortment of people including teachers, whores, and radicals.
Adult Fiction Book IRVING
  Cover Art: Mudbound Jordan, Hillary
This is the story of two families, one black and one white, in the Mississippi Delta whose lives impact one another in a multitude of ways. Told in six first person voices -- Laura, her husband Henry, his brother Jamie, sharecropper Hap, his wife Florence and their son Ronsel -- the story unfolds in subtle and powerful ways.
Adult Fiction Book JORDAN
  Cover Art: Father of the Rain King, Lily
Father of the Rain
Gardiner Amory is a New England WASP who is beginning to feel the cracks in his empire. Nixon is about to be impeached, his wife is leaving him, and his worldview is rapidly becoming outdated. His daughter, Daley, has spent the first eleven years of her life carefully negotiating her parents' conflicting worlds: the liberal, socially committed realm of her mother and the conservative, decadent, liquor-soaked life of her father. As she grows into adulthood, Daley rejects the narrow world that nourished her father's fears and prejudices, and embarks on her own separate life, until he hits rock bottom.
Adult Fiction Book KING
  Cover Art: The Bean Trees Kingsolver, Barbara
The Bean Trees
Young, bright Taylor Greer leaves her poverty-stricken life in Kentucky and heads west, picking up an abandoned Native American baby girl whom she names Turtle and finds a new home in Tucson with Mattie, an old woman who takes in Central American refugees story. Pigs in Heaven continues the story.
Adult Fiction Book KINGSOLVE
  Cover Art: Interpreter of Maladies: Stories Lahiri, Jhumpa
Interpreter of Maladies: Stories
Stories about Indians in India and America. The story, A Temporary Matter, is on mixed marriage, Mrs. Sen's is on the adaptation of an immigrant to the U.S., and in the title story an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Adult Fiction Book LAHIRI
  Cover Art: Family Pictures Miller, Sue
Family Pictures
The discovery that their third child, Randall, is autistic brings into being strains that will deeply affect the marriage of David and Lainey Eberhardt.
Adult Fiction Book MILLER
  Cover Art: The Husband's Secret Moriarty, Liane
The Husband's Secret
Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecelia, a successful family woman, is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.
Adult Fiction Book MORIARTY
  Cover Art: Instructions for a Heatwave O'Farrell, Maggie
Instructions for a Heatwave
When a recently retired family patriarch clears out his bank account and disappears during a sweltering summer in 1976, his three children converge on their mother's home for the first time in years and track clues to an ancestral village in Ireland, where they uncover illuminating family secrets.
Adult Fiction Book O'FARRELL
  Cover Art: We Were the Mulvaneys Oates, Joyce Carol
We Were the Mulvaneys
A family of six disintegrates after a daughter is raped by a high-school student. It happens to the wealthy Mulvaneys in upstate New York. The disgrace--there is some question if it was rape--sends the father to drink and financial ruin, the girl leaves home, the others follow.
Adult Fiction Book OATES
  Cover Art: Every Last One Quindlen, Anna
Every Last One
Mary Beth Latham is first and foremost a mother, whose three teenaged children come first, before her career as a landscape gardener, or even her life as the wife of a doctor. Caring for her family and preserving their everyday life is paramount. And so, when one of her sons, Max, becomes depressed, Mary Beth becomes focused on him, and is blindsided by a shocking act of violence.
Adult Fiction Book QUINDLEN
  Cover Art: Amity & Sorrow Riley, Peggy
Amity & Sorrow
Fleeing with her two daughters who have never seen the world outside of their polygamous compound, a desperate woman crashes her car in rural Oklahoma, where she finds unlikely help from a farmer grieving the loss of his wife.
Adult Fiction Book RILEY
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