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A Map of Betrayal

Ha Jin

When Lilian Shang, born and raised in America, discovers her father's diary after his death, she is shocked by its secrets. She knew that her father, Gary, convicted decades ago of being a mole in the CIA, was the most important Chinese spy ever caught. But his diary reveals the pain that his double life entailed--and point to a hidden second family that he'd left behind in China. As Lilian follows her father's trail back into the Chinese provinces, she finds that it is up to her to prevent his tragedy from endangering yet another generation of Shangs. A riveting tale of espionage and conflicted loyalties from the author of Nanjing Requiem (2011).

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Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte

Kate Williams

CNN’s royal historian and author of Becoming Queen Victoria (2010) presents the rags-to-riches story of Josephine Bonaparte (1763-1814), wife of Napoleon. Born Marie-Josephe on the island of Martinique, she dreamed of escaping to Paris. After a loveless marriage to a French aristocrat who was executed during the Reign of Terror, she survived prison and the guillotine only to find herself at the forefront of Parisian society after the French Revolution. Josephine’s life changed forever when she was introduced to the future Emperor Napoleon. Their marriage was powerful yet tumultous--and a tragic turn of events led to her undoing.

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Mermaids in Paradise

Lydia Millet

Mermaids take center stage in Millet's (Magnificence, 2013) genre-bending sendup of the American honeymoon. Chip and Deborah are honeymooning in the British Virgin Islands when they meet Nancy, a marine biologist who claims to have spotted mermaids in the resort's waters. They accompany her on a clandestine diving expedition that confirms her sighting. Despite their efforts to keep their discovery under wraps, the resort soon finds out, and makes plans to turn the reef into a theme park. Can Chip, Deborah and their friends save the mermaids? A brilliant and wildly funny tale.

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My Sister's Grave

Robert Dugoni

Tracy Crosswhite's younger sister, Sarah, vanished twenty years ago. Although her body was never found, there was enough evidence to convict a local man, Edmund House, of her murder. Tracy, a Seattle police officer, doesn't believe that Edmund killed Sarah. Now Sarah's remains have finally been located in their hometown of Cedar Grove, Washington, in the Cascade Mountains. Along with her lawyer friend Dan O'Leary, Tracy works to free Edmund and find Sarah's real killer. Gut-wrenching suspense from Dugoni (The Conviction, 2012).

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Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace

Anne Lamott

The bestselling author of Stiches (2013) and Help, Thanks, Wow (2012) shares her new collection of essays on hope, joy, love, forgiveness, and grace. Lamott examines moments in her life when she has confronted personal suffering and pain, drawing on her complex bond with her parents, her alcoholism and sobriety, her on-again/off-again relationship with her brother, and the many people in her life who have died from cancer. Throughout, Lamott emphasizes that our seemingly small victories over great hardship change our lives forever.

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