Valerie's Spring 2020 Girlboss Talks

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American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250209764
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

#1 New York Times Bestseller
OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK

Extraordinary.”
Stephen King

“This book is not simply the great American novel; it’s the great novel of las Americas. It’s the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful.”
—Sandra Cisneros


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The Authenticity Project: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984878618
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - February 4th, 2020

“A warm, charming tale about the rewards of revealing oneself, warts and all.”
—People

The story of a solitary green notebook that brings together six strangers and leads to unexpected friendship, and even love


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Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780292759510
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Published: University of Texas Press - October 1st, 2019

"Harrigan, surveying thousands of years of history that lead to the banh mi restaurants of Houston and the juke joints of Austin, remembering the forgotten as well as the famous, delivers an exhilarating blend of the base and the ignoble, a very human story indeed.


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Dear Edward: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984854780
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Published: The Dial Press - January 6th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today • A “dazzling” novel that “will break your heart and put it back together again” (J. Courtney Sullivan, bestselling author of Saints for All Occasions) about a young boy who must learn to go on after surviving tragedy
 


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The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062963673
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Published: Harper - September 24th, 2019

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize


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Five Days Gone: The Mystery of My Mother's Disappearance as a Child Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501198717
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Published: Scribner - August 27th, 2019

NOMINATED FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Velazquez Laura Cumming shares the riveting story of her mother’s mysterious kidnapping as a toddler in a small English coastal village—and how


Half Broke: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781324003076
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 4th, 2020

A top-ranked horse trainer’s gorgeous, life-affirming memoir that offers profound insight into the fascinating ways both horses and humans seek relationships to survive.


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How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525537205
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 7th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
A GOOP Book Club Pick

"A fully immersive epic drama packed with narrative riches and exquisitely crafted prose."—
San Francisco Chronicle

"Belongs on a shelf all of its own." —NPR

“Outstanding.”—The Washington Post


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House on Endless Waters: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982130220
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Published: Atria Books - January 7th, 2020

“Elon powerfully evokes the obscurity of the past and its hold on the present, as we stumble through revelation after revelation with Yoel.


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In Five Years: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982137441
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Published: Atria Books - March 10th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A Good Morning America, FabFitFun, and Marie Claire Book Club Pick

In Five Years is as clever as it is moving, the rare read-in-one-sitting novel you won’t forget.” —Chloe Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists

Perfect for


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The Jane Austen Society: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250248732
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 26th, 2020

* NATIONAL BESTSELLER *

"This novel delivers sweet, smart escapism."
People


A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel Cover Image
By Isabel Allende, Nick Caistor (Translated by), Amanda Hopkinson (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984820150
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 21st, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.


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The Love Story of Missy Carmichael Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525542445
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 7th, 2020

For readers of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and A Man Called Ove, a life-affirming, deeply moving "coming-of-old" story, a celebration of how ordinary days are made extraordinary through friendship, family, and the power of forgiving yourself--at any age.


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Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781524732363
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Published: Knopf - October 15th, 2019

"A delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor . . . McDougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection." --John Grogan, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog


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The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
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Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis


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Takes One to Know One Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802147554
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - October 1st, 2019

In this whip-smart suburban mystery from New York Times bestselling author Susan Isaacs, a retired FBI agent turned Long Island housewife taps into her investigative past when she begins to suspect that her neighbor is harboring criminal secrets.


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The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316449236
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Published: Hachette Books - January 21st, 2020

A stunningly written investigation of the murder of two young women--showing how a violent crime casts a shadow over an entire community.


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Valentine: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062913265
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Published: Harper - March 31st, 2020

An instant New York Times Bestseller
A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

"A thrilling debut that deserves your attention." –Ron Charles, the Washington Post


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The Yellow Bird Sings: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250179760
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 3rd, 2020

"Rosner’s exquisite, heart-rending debut novel is proof that there’s always going to be room for another story about World War II....This is an absolutely beautiful and necessary novel, full of heartbreak but also hope, about the bond between mother and daughter, and the sacrifices made for love." The New York Times


You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781250297198
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Published: Celadon Books - January 7th, 2020

When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you?

"If you’re like most people, you don’t listen as often or as well as you’d like. There’s no one better qualified than a talented journalist to introduce you to the right mindset and skillset—and this book does it with science and humor."