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In her second novel, Pitoniak gives us a page-turner about the meanings and limits of frienship.Two women have always assumed they had a close relationship, but when they take jobs at the same company, they find themselves wondering not only if their frienship will survive, but, as the question becomes who will win and they approach their breaking point, if they were ever really friends in the first place.



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ISBN: 9780316451727
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 19th, 2020

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By tracking the experiences of a group of friends trying to get their kids into a new school, Holsinger explores the term "gifted," and shows what it means to children and their families. Told from ther perspectives of the parents, his thought-provoking, funny, and relatable novel dramatizes the problems of the adults' friendships and the toll taken on all involved by the hope and expectaton that the younger generation is "gifted."







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ISBN: 9780525534976
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 30th, 2020

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Known for his well-researched works of nonfiction, Lawrence Wright applies his talent for expert detail and storytelling to a novel about a pandemic. The result is a medical thriller that, while written before the emergence of covid-19, contains lots of similarities with the current public health crisis. The End of October begins with the outbreak abroad of a mysterious, deadly disease and centers on an American microbiologist who races to understand and combat the spreading virus. To say the book is timely just doesn’t do justice to how eerily prophetic it is.

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ISBN: 9780525658658
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Published: Knopf - April 28th, 2020