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All My Puny Sorrows
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews (Other Fiction)
Depression seems to run in Yolandi and Elfrieda's family. Their father and cousin both committed suicide. Now in their 40s, Elfrieda is a world-famous pianist while Yoli is a single mother of two. Despite her seemingly perfect life, it's Elfrieda who is now hospitalized yet again after a suicide attempt. When she asks Yoli to help make sure her next suicide attempt is a success, she puts her sister into an unthinkable position. Despite the heavy subject, the book is filled with moments of humor. -- Added by ChristyAV on 03/23/2015

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Niccolo Rising
Niccolo Rising by Dorothy Dunnett (Historical Fiction)
A complex and enthralling novel of 15th-century European business and politics. Yeah, I know it sounds boring. It isn't, although it is frustratingly dense reading at times. Fans of Hilary Mantel might want to give it a look. -- Added by ChristyAV on 03/18/2015

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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North (Science Fiction/Fantasy)
Harry August is a man who is born over and over again, and each life plays out a little differently. Usually someone with Harry's gift isn't able to remember what has occurred in his previous lives, but Harry can, and he might not be the only one. Someone else seems to be rewriting history. Can Harry stop him before something terrible happens to humanity? Fans of Kate Atkinson's bestselling "Life After Life" will see similarities, but this book has more suspenseful elements. -- Added by ChristyAV on 03/04/2015

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Waiting for Wednesday
Waiting for Wednesday by Nicci French (Mystery/Suspense)
Dr. Frieda Klein, a psychologist who often assists the police with their investigations, returns in this 3rd in a series that began with "Blue Monday." This series is a good one for fans of psychological crime novels like those of Tana French, Michael Robotham, or Kate Atkinson. -- Added by ChristyAV on 03/04/2015

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The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Mystery/Suspense)
Having been fired from her job several months earlier, Rachel still takes the train into London every weekday so her roommate doesn't find out she's unemployed. The train often slows down near the house of a young couple, and Rachel imagines that their life is a lot happier than hers. Then the newspapers report that the young woman has gone missing. Has Rachel witnessed something that may help the investigation, or are alcohol and the memories of her own failed marriage clouding her perceptions? A quick, suspenseful read. -- Added by ChristyAV on 03/04/2015

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Station Eleven
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (Science Fiction/Fantasy)
On the same snowy night that actor Arthur Leander collapses onstage during a production of "King Lear," a virulent strain of influenza arrives in North America. Within a matter of weeks, the planet's population has been decimated. Years later Kirsten, an actress who as a child performed in that same ill-fated production, is a member of a travelling band of performers, journeying between the isolated settlements that are all that remains of human habitation. This vivid, thought-provoking novel, which could be a good selection for book groups, would appeal to readers who enjoyed Karen Thompson Walker's "The Age of Miracles." -- Added by ChristyAV on 02/05/2015

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