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  1. A Year Down Yonder

    by Richard Peck
    Young girl moves to her grandmother's for a year, discovering life's hard lessons and unexpected joys.

    The year is 1938, and the Great Depression has hit the Dowdel family hard. 15-year-old Mary Alice is sent downstate to live with Grandma Dowdel while her mother and father remain in Chicago. Her ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Collected Stories

    by Gabriel García Márquez
    A collection of short stories that explore the complexities of human relationships, love, and the magical realism of Latin America.

    Collected here are twenty-six of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's most brilliant and enchanting short stories, presented in the chronological order of their publication in Spanish from three volumes: Eyes of ... (Goodreads)

  3. Nicholas Nickleby

    by Charles Dickens
    Exploring themes of morality and justice through the story of a young man and his family.

    Nicholas Nickleby's father dies unexpectedly after losing all of his money in a poor investment. Nicholas, his mother and his younger sister, Kate, are forced to give up their comfortable lifestyle ... (Wikipedia)

  4. Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table

    by Ruth Reichl
    Culinary and cultural exploration of the world, experienced through food.

    In this delightful sequel to her bestseller Tender at the Bone, Ruth Reichl returns with more tales of love, life, and marvelous meals. Comfort Me with Apples picks up Reichl's story in 1978, when ... (Goodreads)

  5. I Love You Through and Through

    by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak
    A story of unconditional and everlasting love between a parent and their child.

    A rhyming story of unconditional love and adorable illustrations of a toddler and a teddy bear who declare "I love you through and through!",I love your hair and eyes,Your giggles and cries...,A ... (Barnes & Noble)

  6. A Highland Christmas

    by M.C. Beaton
    A cozy Christmas mystery set in the Scottish Highlands, featuring amateur sleuth Hamish Macbeth.

    Christmas is an ancient Roman festival, not to be celebrated by decent folk in the Scottish Highlands. Police Constable Hamish Macbeth has always loved the festivities, but this year his family is ... (Goodreads)

  7. Llama Llama Holiday Drama

    by Anna Dewdney
    Llama Llama gets overwhelmed with holiday preparations, but with the help of his mama, he learns the true meaning of the season.

    Llama Llama holidays. Jingle music. Lights ablaze. How long till that special date? Llama Llama has to wait. If there's one thing Llama Llama doesn't like, it's waiting. He and Mama Llama rush ... (Goodreads)

  8. Hannah Coulter

    by Wendell Berry
    A rural family's struggles to survive both the trials of life and the destruction of their beloved land.

    Hannah Coulter is Wendell Berry’s seventh novel and his first to employ the voice of a woman character in its telling. Hannah, the now–elderly narrator, recounts the love she has for the land and for ... (Barnes & Noble)

  9. The Cinderella Deal

    by Jennifer Crusie
    A romantic comedy about a woman determined to break the rules and find her own happily-ever-after.

    New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Crusie brings humor and storytelling magic to this modern-day romance of a match made anywhere but in heaven—but destined for a fairy-tale ending. Daisy ... (Goodreads)

  10. Home to Holly Springs

    by Jan Karon
    A man's journey to discover his past, uncovering the secrets hidden in his hometown.

    Readers of the nine bestselling Mitford novels have been captivated by Jan Karon's gift for illuminating the struggles that creep into everyday lives along with a vividly imagined world ( People ). ... (Goodreads)

  11. A Pocket for Corduroy

    by Don Freeman
    A teddy bear's quest to find a pocket for himself, learning the power of friendship and resilience along the way.

    Come along with Corduroy as he goes on an all-new adventure. Corduroy, with his unaffected simplicity and childlike emotion, is one of the best-loved bears in children's books. His story has become ... (Goodreads)

  12. Short-Straw Bride

    by Karen Witemeyer
    When Meredith Hayes is forced to marry a stranger, she discovers that he is not what he seems and must learn to trust him to save her family's ranch.

    No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a lethal plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a twelve-year-old debt compels her to take the ... (Goodreads)

  13. The House of Unexpected Sisters

    by Alexander McCall Smith
    A woman's journey of self-discovery, as she uncovers secrets and finds new connections.

    Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: A woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from ... (Goodreads)

  14. Circle of Friends

    by Maeve Binchy
    A story of friendship, love, heartache, and acceptance set in a small Irish town.

    Big, generous-hearted Benny and the elfin Eve Malone have been best friends growing up in sleepy Knockglen. Their one thought is to get to Dublin, to university and to freedom... On their first day ... (Goodreads)

  15. Very Valentine

    by Adriana Trigiani
    Valentine Roncalli navigates life and love while trying to save her family's shoe business. Set in New York City and Italy.

    The Angelini Shoe Company, one of the last family-owned businesses in Greenwich Village, has been making exquisite wedding shoes since 1903 but now teeters on the brink of financial collapse. To save ... (Barnes & Noble)

  16. Shem Creek

    by Dorothea Benton Frank
    A woman returns to her hometown in South Carolina and confronts her past while navigating family drama and a new romance.

    Pat Conroy has called her books “hilarious and wise”, noting that they are “funny, sexy and usually damp with sea water.” Anne Rivers Siddons said of Sullivans Island that it “roared with life.” Now ... (Goodreads)

  17. Worth Any Price

    by Lisa Kleypas
    A wealthy businessman hires a detective to find his missing daughter, but they both end up falling in love.

    Nick Gentry, the most seductive and dangerous man in England, has been sent to find Charlotte Howard, a runaway bride who has disappeared without a trace. But when he finds her, Nick is stunned by ... (Barnes & Noble)

  18. A Week in Winter

    by Maeve Binchy
    A tale of friendship, love, and unexpected connections in a small Irish village.

    Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the ... (Goodreads)

  19. The Grouchy Ladybug

    by Eric Carle
    A grumpy ladybug must confront her own anger and learn to be kind despite her irritability.

    The story is about a Grouchy Ladybug who challenges a Friendly Ladybug to a fight over some aphids (who wants the aphids for breakfast) but then decides it isn't large enough to be worth fighting. It ... (Wikipedia)

  20. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table

    by Molly Wizenberg
    A memoir of food, family, and life told through recipes and stories.

    • An irresistible story of cooking that goes beyond the kitchen: Molly Wizenberg shares stories of an everyday life and a way of eating that is inspiring, playful, and mindful. From her father’s ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. Jane of Lantern Hill

    by L.M. Montgomery
    A young girl discovers a new life with her estranged father on Prince Edward Island, finding love and adventure along the way.

    Jane Victoria Stuart, called Victoria by her family, lives in Toronto, Ontario , with her mother, grandmother, and aunt. Her grandmother is very strict and is jealous of anything that her daughter ... (Wikipedia)

  22. The Coincidence of Coconut Cake

    by Amy E. Reichert
    A chef's life falls apart when a scathing review of her restaurant is written by a man she had a one-night stand with.

    You’ve Got Mail meets How to Eat a Cupcake in this delightful novel about a talented chef and the food critic who brings down her restaurant—whose chance meeting turns into a delectable romance of ... (Goodreads)

  23. The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

    by Joanna Cannon
    A quirky coming-of-age story set in a 1970s English suburb, exploring religion and friendship.

    “I loved this book. It's one of those books that you just want to give to everybody.” —Nancy Pearl on NPR’s Morning Edition “An astute, engaging debut” ( Publishers Weekly ), The Trouble with Goats ... (Barnes & Noble)

  24. The Book Club

    by Mary Alice Monroe
    Five women form a book club and navigate life's challenges together, finding solace and strength in their friendships and shared love of literature.

    The Book Club by Mary Alice Monroe released on Apr 24, 2003 is available now for purchase. ... (Goodreads)

  25. Morality for Beautiful Girls

    by Alexander McCall Smith
    A tale of adventure and morality as a young woman navigates complex relationships.

    Mma Ramotswe's business, the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, has clients but needs to cut costs and increase revenue from fees. To reduce costs, she and her fiancé Mr JLB Matekoni decide to move the ... (Wikipedia)

  26. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

    by Alexander McCall Smith
    A lighthearted exploration of romance, tradition, and family ties in contemporary Botswana.

    Precious Ramotswe is taunted by a dream in which she is driving her old white van. She discovers that her van is fixed up and running well again, so she hopes to retrieve it. Charlie is accused of ... (Wikipedia)

  27. The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday

    by Alexander McCall Smith
    A collection of short stories exploring the everyday lives of people in Edinburgh, with a touch of humor and warmth.

    In this fabulous fifth installment in the bestselling series, Isabel Dalhousie is asked to help a doctor who has been disgraced by allegations of scientific fraud. Whatever the outcome, Isabel's ... (Goodreads)

  28. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café

    by Jenny Colgan
    Issy Randall opens a bakery after losing her job, finding love and friendship along the way.

    "[A] heartwarming story a la Bridget Jones' Diary with a twist...Colgan folds in a colorful cast of characters and whips up an easy, sweet read."— USA Today A smart, quirky contemporary confection of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  29. Winter Storms

    by Elin Hilderbrand
    The Quinn family gathers for a final Christmas on Nantucket before their matriarch passes away. Secrets and drama unfold amidst the winter storms.

    Instant National Bestseller, Gather under the mistletoe for another round of caroling with the Quinn family in this heartwarming third addition to Elin Hilderbrand's bestselling Winter Street series. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  30. A Good Yarn

    by Debbie Macomber
    A heartwarming tale of friendship, love, and knitting. Set in a yarn store, it weaves together the lives of women and their struggles.

    A place of welcome and warmth, of friends old and new. Watch three women discover how knitting can change their lives! Lydia Hoffman owns a knitting shop on Seattle's Blossom Street. In the year ... (Barnes & Noble)

  31. Sullivan's Island

    by Dorothea Benton Frank
    A woman returns to her childhood home on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, and confronts family secrets and personal demons.

    The New York Times bestseller—in paperback for the first time! Set in the steamy, stormy landscape of South Carolina, Sullivan's Island tells the unforgettable story of one woman's courageous journey ... (Goodreads)

  32. The Charming Quirks of Others

    by Alexander McCall Smith
    Isabel Dalhousie, philosopher and amateur detective, investigates the mysterious death of a young man.

    Isabel Dalhousie is approached by the wife of a trustee of a prestigious Scottish school concerning a poison pen letter that her husband, a trustee of said school, has received, concerning one of the ... (Wikipedia)

  33. Mink River

    by Brian Doyle
    A small town on the Oregon coast is home to a cast of quirky characters whose lives intertwine in unexpected ways.

    Like Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood" and Sherwood Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio, " Brian Doyle's stunning fiction debut brings a town to life through the jumbled lives and braided stories of its ... (Goodreads)

  34. Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

    by Jan Karon
    A heartwarming story of life in a small town, exploring the joys and struggles of friendship and family.

    After five hectic years of retirement from Lord’s Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors. While glad to be at ... (Goodreads)

  35. Samantha's Surprise: A Christmas Story

    by Maxine Rose Schur
    Samantha's family celebrates Christmas in a unique way, with a surprise that brings joy to all.

    Samantha Parkington is a bright Victorian beauty being raised by her wealthy grandmother in 1904. Samantha's stories describe her life during this important period of change. Her own world is filled ... (Goodreads)

  36. I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks

    by Gina Sheridan
    A humorous collection of anecdotes from a librarian's perspective, showcasing the strange and entertaining experiences that happen in a public library.

    Straight from the library—the strange and bizarre, ready to be checked out! From a patron's missing wetsuit to the scent of crab cakes wafting through the stacks, I Work at a Public Library showcases ... (Barnes & Noble)

  37. Chestnut Street

    by Maeve Binchy
    A collection of short stories set on Chestnut Street, each revealing the secrets and lives of its inhabitants.

    Maeve Binchy imagined a street in Dublin with many characters coming and going, and every once in a while she would write about one of these people. She would then put it in a drawer; “for the ... (Goodreads)

  38. Nantucket Nights

    by Elin Hilderbrand
    A summer of love, friendship, and secrets on the island of Nantucket, leading to a tragic event that changes everything.

    The ties between women can run as deep as the ocean—but so can their secrets. For 20 years, Kayla, Antoinette and Val have performed their own special summer ritual. Once a year, the old friends put ... (Barnes & Noble)

  39. I Still Dream About You

    by Fannie Flagg
    A former beauty queen turned real estate agent navigates life's ups and downs in Birmingham, Alabama.

    The beloved Fannie Flagg is back and at her irresistible and hilarious best in I Still Dream About You , a comic mystery romp through the streets of Birmingham, Alabama, past, present, and future. ... (Goodreads)

  40. Blue Shoes and Happiness

    by Alexander McCall Smith
    A charming tale of an African family's search for love and happiness.

    Mma Ramotswe is asked to investigate a cook who is being blackmailed , and a doctor whose nurse believes he is doing something illegal. She discovers the identity of the blackmailer, who is a ... (Wikipedia)

  41. My Kind of Christmas

    by Robyn Carr
    A heartwarming Christmas romance set in a small town, where two people find love and healing during the holiday season.

    Patrick Riordan always thought that nothing could match the adrenaline rush he gets from his job. But this Christmas, Patrick’s pulse is really racing... The Riordan brothers may have a reputation ... (Goodreads)

  42. The MacGregor Grooms

    by Nora Roberts
    Three handsome and successful MacGregor men find love and happiness with the women of their dreams.

    It worked with his granddaughters. Now Daniel MacGregor, powerful patriarch of the MacGregor clan, wants to see his three handsome, eligible—but stubbornly single—grandsons married. So he's found ... (Goodreads)

  43. Just Over the Mountain

    by Robyn Carr
    A woman moves to a small town to start over, but her past follows her. She finds love and healing in unexpected places.

    Welcome back to Grace Valley, California, where the best things in life never change… Here in this peaceful community, folks look out for one another like family, though sometimes a little too well. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  44. 1225 Christmas Tree Lane

    by Debbie Macomber
    A heartwarming Christmas story about the residents of Cedar Cove and their holiday celebrations.

    The people of Cedar Cove know how to celebrate Christmas. Like Grace and Olivia and everyone else, Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best. Her small Christmas-tree farm is ... (Goodreads)

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