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49th Shelf: The Gift Child

The Gift Child by (author) Elaine McCluskey How important is truth? What is normal? These are the questions raised in The Gift Child, Elaine McCluskey’s fictional oeuvre — a funny, poignant, sure-shot novel, populated with a community of petty criminals, beloved broadcasters, undercover intelligence agents, and more. The novel opens with the […]

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49th Shelf: Not How I Pictured It

Not How I Pictured It A Novel by (author) Robin Lefler The OC meets The Unhoneymooners in this shipwreck romcom when the reunited cast of a hit show get stuck on a deserted island with nothing but their complete lack of survival skills, simmering drama, and the sneaking suspicion that someone is up to […]

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49th Shelf: The Inheritance

The Inheritance A Novel by (author) Joanna Goodman From the bestselling author of The Home for Unwanted Girls and The Forgotten Daughter comes a compulsively readable mother-daughter story in which two women who share a difficult past must come to together to claim the future they deserve. Arden Moore enjoyed an affluent life thanks to […]

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49th Shelf: A Great Country

A Great Country A Novel by (author) Shilpi Somaya Gowda From the New York Times bestselling author, a novel in the tradition of Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere, exploring the ties and fractures of a close-knit Indian-American family in the aftermath of a violent encounter with the police. Pacific Hills, California: Gated communities, ocean […]

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49th Shelf: The Unquiet Bones

The Unquiet Bones A Novel by (author) Loreth Anne White A shocking discovery of human bones reopens an almost fifty-year-old cold case—and rips apart the lives of a group of friends—in a riveting novel by Loreth Anne White, the Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestselling author of The Maid’s Diary. When human bones are […]

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49th Shelf: Pride And Joy

Pride and Joy A Novel by (author) Louisa Onomé Black Cake meets Death at a Funeral in this heartwarming and hilarious novel about three generations of a Nigerian Canadian family grappling with their matriarch’s sudden passing while their auntie insists that her sister is coming back, from an author with a “razor-sharp, smart and […]

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49th Shelf: Never Been Better

Never Been Better A Novel by (author) Leanne Toshiko Simpson My Best Friend’s Wedding meets The Silver Linings Playbook in this offbeat, heartfelt comedy about a seaside wedding reunion where no one can stay afloat. Dee, Misa, and Matt were the “three musketeers” of the psych ward. Matt is a teddy bear musician with […]

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49th Shelf: The Sulphur Springs Cure

The Sulphur Springs Cure by (author) Jeffrey Round Just before World War II, Violet and her parents visit the legendary Sulphur Springs Hotel. Famed for its curative waters, the spa attracts a diverse crowd. Some desperate for a cure, others for more intangible things. During her time at the hotel, curious […]

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49th Shelf: Wild Houses

Wild Houses A Novel by (author) Colin Barrett One of the Globe and Mail‘s most anticipated books of 2024 From the award-winning writer of Homesickness and Young Skins, a darkly funny and deeply moving debut novel about crimes of desperation, dreams abandoned, and small-town secrets that won’t stay buried. As Ballina in the west of […]