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Simon the Fiddler, by Paulette Jiles 

Throughout the Civil War, wispy, unpunctilious Simon Boudlin has avoided conscription, but a barroom brawl in Texas lands him in the Confederate Army just as the fighting wanes. An expert fiddler, he's assigned to the regimental band and ends up playing for officers from both sides on the eve of Confederate surrender. There he spots Doris Mary Aherne, an indentured Irish girl who serves as governess to a Union colonel's daughter, and he swears he will do whatever he must to find her after the war. Following 
News of the World, a National Book Award finalist slated for the silver screen.

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Miss Aluminum: A Memoir, by Susanna Moore 

The author of
The Life of Objects describes how she used a friend’s trunk of expensive clothing to establish a career in 1963 Hollywood before embarking on a determined effort to uncover the truth about her mother’s death.

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Death of an American Beauty, by Mariah Fredericks 

Lady's maid Jane Prescott plans to spend her holiday attending a riot-prompting cubist exhibition in New York but fears she should be helping with a play commemorating the 50th anniversary of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, a society event starring her own employer. In the end, she does something entirely different. With the help of two friends, reporter Michael Behan and music hall pianist Leo Hirschfeld, she investigates a murder whose victim was found outside a home her uncle runs for women. Third in a series.

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The Book of Lost Friends, by Lisa Wingate 

A modern-day teacher discovers the story of three Reconstruction-era women and how it connects to her own students’ lives in this latest from the New York Times best-selling author of
Before We Were Yours.

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Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell, by Tom Clavin 

Chronicles the true story of Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp and the famous Fight at the OK Corral. By the New York
Times best-selling author of Dodge City and Wild Bill.

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The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, by Grady Hendrix 

When her hectic but predictable life is upended by a vicious attack by an elderly local, Patricia unexpectedly bonds with a well-read neighbor who her senile mother-in-law claims to have known herself when she was a girl.

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The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World - and Globalization Began, by Valerie Hansen 

The author of 
The Silk Road draws on extensive research in a groundbreaking history of the explorations and trade commissions that connected the world’s most advanced societies for the first time 1,000 years ago.

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Girl Gone Viral, by Alisha Rai 

A live-tweet event goes viral for a camera-shy ex-model, shoving her into the spotlight—and into the arms of the bodyguard she’d been pining for. By the author of 
The Right Swipe.

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A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings: A Year of Keeping Bees, by Helen Jukes 

A new homeowner describes her emotional and rewarding journey over the course of a year, after she was given a colony of honeybees as a gift and learned how to care for and live alongside the fascinating creatures.

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Pretty Things, by Janelle Brown 

To save her mother, a con artist who hustled to give her a decent childhood, Nina must run her most audacious, dangerous scam yet that involves a privileged young heiress as they both try to survive the greatest game of deceit and destruction they will ever play.

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The Happy Ever After Playlist, by Abby Jimenez 

Adopting a rescue puppy to help her get her life back on track two years after losing her fiancé, Sloan clashes with the mischievous pup’s original owner, Jason, a rising musician who challenges Sloan to make difficult choices.

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Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy, by Alastair Gee & Dani Anguiano 

An account of the 2018 Camp Fire that razed the town of Paradise, California draws on hundreds of interviews with residents, firefighters, police and scientific experts to document its horrific impact, including the establishment of an unfolding refugee crisis.

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If It Bleeds, by Stephen King 

King works well short as well as long—some of his novellas have been the basis of celebrated films, including "The Body" (Stand by Me) and "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" (The Shawshank Redemption). Here are four novellas—"Mr. Harrigan's Phone," "The Life of Chuck," "Rat," and "If It Bleeds"—guaranteed to take you to a dark place.

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All Adults Here, by Emma Straub 

Witnessing a school bus accidents prompts Astrid Strick to think about how she raised her own children, and she decides she wasn't quite the mother she had thought. Now, her older son sets himself impossibly high standards, her pregnant daughter can't shake off adolescence, and her younger son is flubbing life and parenting himself. Which mistakes were just human, which apologies are owed?

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Assume Nothing: A Memoir of Intimate Violence, by Tanya Selveratnam 

A journalist, author, and Emmy-nominated and award-winning producer, Selvaratnam uses her headlines-making abuse by former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate the issue of intimate partner violence. She addresses recognizing such abuse, showing how perpetrators entrap, isolate, demean, and control their victims in a pattern that recalls her own situation, and finding ways to end it.