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  • Arthur & George by Julian Barnes (Nathalie Thill)
  • The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure (Lee Keet)
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Rich Frost)
  • Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman (Sarah Cohen)
  • The World to Come by Dara Horn (Nathalie Thill)
  • Delicate Edible Birds by Lauren Groff (Nathalie Thill)
  • Wolf Hall trilogy: The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel (Betsy Folwell)
  • Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link (Nathalie Thill)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Huston (Rich Frost)
  • Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer (Nathalie Thill)
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell, Graphic Novel (Linda Cohen)
  • The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (Sarah Cohen)
  • Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (Baylee Annis)
  • My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell (Lee Keet)
  • Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (Baylee Annis)
  • Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (Nathalie Thill)
  • Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (Nathalie Thill)

Fiction: Mystery

  • Authors: Michael Connnelly (John Ernst), Elizabeth George (Sarah Cohen), Tony Hillerman (John Ernst), Louise Penny (Sarah Cohen), Thomas Perry (John Ernst)
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy John le Carr√© (Jack Heinz)
  • The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler (Jack Heinz)
  • The Polish Officer by Alan Furst (Jack Heinz)
  • The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett (Jack Heinz)
  • Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household (Jack Heinz)
  • Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon (Jack Heinz)
  • The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey (Jack Heinz)


  • The Body by Bill Bryson (Betsy Folwell)
  • Working by Robert Caro (Sarah Cohen)
  • There is No Stopping Us Now by Gail Collins (Sarah Cohen)
  • The Solace of Open Spaces by Gretel Ehrlich (Jim Gould)
  • Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales (Jim Gould)
  • Rebel Cinderella by Adam Hochschild (Linda Cohen)
  • A Country Year by Sue Hubbell (Jim Gould)
  • The Feather Thief by Kirk W. Johnson (Linda Cohen, Betsy Folwell)
  • The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson (Lee Keet)
  • Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore (Dorothy Federman)
  • Radium Girls: The Dark Story of American‚Äôs Shining Women by Kate Moore (Rich Frost)
  • Persist and Pursue by Pierre Nzuah (Lee Keet)
  • BirdNote by Emily Poole, Ellen Blackstone (Linda Cohen)
  • Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe (Dorothy Federman)
  • Gulp. by Mary Roach (Betsy Folwell)
  • The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey (Linda Cohen)
  • The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood by Sam Wasson (Gary Smith)
  • The Man Who Loved China by Simon Winchester (Sarah Cohen)
  • The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf (Betsy Folwell)


  • 1919 by Eve Ewing (Baylee Annis)