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A Gentleman in Moscow
A Novel
Amor Towles - Mar 26, 2019 (first published in 2016)
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The mega-bestseller with more than 1.5 million readers that is soon to be a major television series He can't leave his hotel. You won't want to.From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility--a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed...
The Story of Arthur Truluv
A Novel
Elizabeth Berg - Jul 10, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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"I dare you to read this novel and not fall in love with Arthur Truluv. His story will make you laugh and cry, and will show you a love that never ends, and what it means to be truly human."--Fannie Flagg An emotionally powerful novel about three people who each lose the one they love most, only to find second chances where they least expect them"F...
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
A Novel
Rachel Joyce - Mar 26, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack of quotidian minutiae is a letter addressed to Harold in a shaky ...
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
A Novel
Helen Simonson - Jan 01, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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In the small village of Edgecombe St. Mary in the English countryside lives Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson’s wondrous debut. Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, the Major leads a quiet life valuing the proper things that Englishmen have lived by for generations: honor, duty, decorum, and a pro...
Henry, Himself
A Novel (Maxwell Family)
Stewart O'Nan - Apr 07, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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A member of the greatest generation looks back on the loves and losses of his past and comes to treasure the present anew in this poignant and thoughtful new novel from a modern master...
An Available Man
A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)
Hilma Wolitzer - Jul 02, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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In this tender and funny novel, award-winning author Hilma Wolitzer mines the unpredictable fallout of suddenly becoming single later in life, and the chaos and joys of falling in love the second time around. When Edward Schuyler, a modest and bookish sixty-two-year-old science teacher, is widowed, he finds himself ambushed by female attention. The...
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
A Novel (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)
Deborah Moggach - Mar 13, 2012 (first published in 2004)
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When Ravi Kapoor, an overworked London doctor, reaches the breaking point with his difficult father-in-law, he asks his wife: “Can’t we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away.” His prayer is seemingly answered when Ravi’s entrepreneurial cousin sets up a retirement home in India, hoping to re-create in Bangalore an elegant lost corne...