BEST BOOKS FOR SUMMER 2019

Hardcovers

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna

By Juliet Grames

Stella Fortuna is a woman before her time with life (and death) stacked against her. A story about immigration, family, and inner strength, The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna has the feel of a tale told at your grandmother's knee. Heartbreaking, familiar, and beautifully told. –Jenn, Atlanta

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The Tubman Command cover image
The Confessions of Frannie Langton cover image
The Last Time I Saw You cover image
I Know Who You Are cover image
Queen Bee cover image
The Parisian cover image
The Sentence Is Death cover image
If She Wakes cover image
Sea Stories cover image
The Paris Diversion cover image
How Not to Die Alone cover image
Mr. Know-It-All cover image
Aloha Rodeo cover image
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Paperbacks

A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles

No sophomore slump here! After his wonderful debut novel, Rules of Civility, Amor Towles graces us with the story of Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov. This “Former Person” has been sentenced to house arrest in the world famous Hotel Metropol of downtown Moscow. This is a charming mashup of Eloise; Upstairs, Downstairs; and Anna Karenina (the juicy bits, not the dry agrarian policy parts); with a bit of Shawshank Redemption tossed in for a delightful twistiness. The Count continues his pursuit of a life examined after he is down-sized from a well-appointed suite to a tiny room on the top floor. He befriends everyone who matters – including a feisty nine-year-old, the bartender, the chef, and the maître d’ – and spends the next thirty years observing the hotel and Russia evolve. There is political intrigue and romantic entanglement, domestic interplay with global implications. This is as satisfying as dinner at a fine restaurant, paired with the perfect wine, enjoyed with the perfect companion, served with impeccable panache – all to be found at the Hotel Metropol. –Sydne, Atlanta

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Before and Again cover image
By Invitation Only cover image
Our Kind of Cruelty cover image
Still Lives cover image
Weapons of Peace cover image
The Song of the Jade Lily cover image
Maybe This Time cover image
The Soul of America cover image
Little Fires Everywhere cover image
Born a Crime cover image
How to Change Your Mind cover image
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek cover image
The Lost Queen cover image
The Royal Secret cover image
Lake Success cover image
Into the Raging Sea cover image
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