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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You S...

Fredrik Backman

A charming, warmhearted novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintba...

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Published: May 2016

Wedding Night: A Novel

Sophie Kinsella

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella returns with her trademark blend of sparkling wit and playful romance in this page-turning story of a wedding to remember—and a honeymoon to forget.  Lottie just knows that her b...

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Published: Feb 2014

Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whal...

Christopher Moore

A whale researcher's unusual observation of a humack whale with "Bite Me" scrawled on its tail starts a rollicking adventure involving an age-old conspiracy, a megalomaniac undersea ruler, and a bizarre long-distance love af...

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Published: Jun 2004

At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances...

Alexander McCall Smith

Readers who fell in love with Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, now have new cause for celebration in the protagonist of these three light-footed comic novels by Alexander McCall Smith. Welcome...

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Published: Dec 2004

The All-Girl Filling Station's Last R...

Fannie Flagg

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.The one and only Fannie Flagg, beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Can’t ...

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Published: Aug 2014

Good in Bed

Jennifer Weiner

Humiliated to discover that her ex-boyfriend has been chronicling their former sex life in a series of articles called "Loving a Larger Woman" in a popular women's magazine, pop-culture journalist Cannie Shapiro embarks on a...

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Published: Apr 2002

Shopaholic to the Rescue: A Novel

Sophie Kinsella

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella returns with another laugh-out-loud Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) adventure: a hilarious road trip through the American West to Las Vegas. Becky is on a major rescue mission throug...

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Published: Mar 2016

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detect...

Alexander McCall Smith

THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 13Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective.  In...

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Published: Mar 2013

Summer Blowout

Claire Cook

Bella Shaughnessy is addicted to lipstick with names like My Chihuahua Bites and Kiss My Lips, an occupational hazard, since she works as a stylist and makeup artist for her family's small chain of beauty salons in Marshbury, Massachu...

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Published: Apr 2009

Pomegranate Soup

Marsha Mehran

Three Iranian sisters--Marjan, Layla, and Bahar Aminpour--flee the turmoil of the Islamic Revolution in their native country to seek refuge in Ireland, where they open the exotic Babylon Caf amongst the quirky inhabitants of a colorfu...

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Published: Sep 2006

Miss Julia Delivers the Goods

Ann B. Ross

Miss Julia faces a double dose of trouble-this time right under her own roof Miss Julia's iron will and kind heart have assured her a spot among the most beloved characters of Southern literature. In her latest adventure, Miss Julia...

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Published: Mar 2010

Portuguese Irregular Verbs

Alexander McCall Smith

A deliciously entertaining new series by the bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency The many fans of Precious Ramotswe will find further cause for celebration in the protagonist of Alexander McCall Smith’...

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Published: Dec 2004

Momzillas: It's a jungle out there on...

Jill Kargman

A hilarious and deliciously scathing send-up of motherhood as practiced in the upper echelons of Manhattan society, from the coauthor of The Right Address and Wolves in Chic Clothing.The mothers on Manhattan’s chic Upper East Si...

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Published: Apr 2008

A Conspiracy of Friends: A Corduroy M...

Alexander McCall Smith

CORDUROY MANSIONS - Book 3In the Corduroy Mansions series of novels, set in London's hip Pimlico neighborhood, we meet a cast of charming eccentrics, including perhaps the world's most clever terrier, who make their home in a handsome...

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Published: Apr 2013

Shopaholic to the Stars: A Novel

Sophie Kinsella

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSophie Kinsella returns to her beloved Shopaholic series with Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) newly arrived in Hollywood and starry-eyed. She and her two-year-old daughter, Minnie, have relocated to L.A. to join...

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Published: Apr 2015

I Don't Know How She Does it (Movie T...

Allison Pearson

Now a Major Motion PictureDelightfully smart and heartbreakingly poignant, Allison Pearson's smash debut novel has exploded onto bestseller lists as "The national anthem for working mothers." Hedge-fund manager, wife, and mo...

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Published: Aug 2011

In Her Shoes MovieTie-in

Jennifer Weiner

Rose and Maggie, raised by a vicious stepmother and an insensitive father, grow up with problems. Rose becomes a lawyer and a drudge; Maggie is an actress wannabe who never quite makes it and relies on stodgy Rose to bail her out of t...

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Published: Jul 2003

The Bachelorette Party

Karen McCullah Lutz

Participating in the wedding preparations of her best friend, Grey, and prim cousin, Helen, jilted teacher Zadie Roberts is astonished when Helen commits an indiscretion during her bachelorette party, an event that presents Zadie with...

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Published: Feb 2006

Full House (Max Holt)

Janet Evanovich

Full HouseJanet Evanovich Polo instructor Nicholas Kaharchek senses danger the minute he sees Billie Pearce. She represents everything he's always avoided. Happy in her home life, a divorced mother of two, Billie is the epitome of st...

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Published: Sep 2002

The Serpent of Venice: A Novel

Christopher Moore

New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore channels William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe in The Serpent of Venice, a satiric Venetian gothic that brings back the Pocket of Dog Snogging, the eponymous hero of Fool, along wi...

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Published: Feb 2015

The Botox Diaries

Lynn Schnurnberger

Managing the realities of family life while fantasizing about television celebrities, producer Lucy and suburban mom Jess negotiate the realities of turning forty, survive bake sales, experiment with cosmetic surgery, and transition f...

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Published: May 2005

Any Place I Hang My Hat

Susan Isaacs

Amy was raised in the projects, saved by scholarships that sent her off to boarding school, Harvard, and then journalism school at Columbia. Now a hot-shot 20-something reporter for a liberal New York weekly, Amy wants to find her mot...

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Published: Apr 2006

Barefoot by the Sea

Roxanne St Claire

"Pack this one in your beach bag and get ready for nonstop fun."--- Susan Mallery, New York Times bestselling author, on Barefoot in the Sand A Barefoot Bay NovelWhen you think you know your heart's desire . . . Tessa Gall...

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Published: Oct 2013

My Italian Bulldozer: A Novel

Alexander McCall Smith

The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series returns with an irresistible new novel about one man's adventures in the Italian countryside.Paul Stuart, a renowned food writer, finds himself at loose ends after h...

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Published: Apr 2018

Repo Madness: A Novel (Ruddy McCann)

W. Bruce Cameron

Ruddy McCann is back in Repo Madness--the laugh-out-loud, thrilling adventure from bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron!Ruddy McCann, former college football star, now Kalkaska, Michigan repo man, is finally getting his life back on tr...

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Published: Apr 2017

Thinking of You

Jill Mansell

When Ginny Holland's daughter heads off to university, Ginny is left with a severe case of empty nest syndrome. To make matters worse, the first gorgeous man she's laid eyes on in years has just accused her of shoplifting. So, in need...

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Published: May 2013

The Nanny Diaries (Movie Tie-in editi...

Emma McLaughlin

The Nanny Diaries is an absolutely addictive peek into the utterly weird world of child rearing in the upper reaches of Manhattan's social strata. Cowritten by two former nannies, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, the novel follows th...

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Published: Mar 2003

Miss Julia Hits the Road (Southern Co...

Ann B. Ross

Despite her increasing concerns about the exploits marking her boyfriend's mid-life crisis, sharp-tongued southerner Miss Julia launches a motorcycle fund-raiser to save her housekeeper's home from being lost to the schemes of a greed...

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Published: Mar 2004

Espresso Tales

Alexander McCall Smith

The sequel to 44 Scotland Street continues its study of the lives of the denizens of the converted Edinburgh townhouse, as young Bertie prepares for his first day of kindergarten, former surveyor Bruce contemplates a new career as a w...

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Published: Jul 2006

No Way to Treat a First Lady

Christopher Buckley

This novel, based loosely on the White House scandals of the 1990s, begins with the death of the president after a dalliance in the Lincoln Bedroom with a major campaign contributor. For various comic reasons, the First Lady is accuse...

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Published: Oct 2003
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