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Little Broken Things / Nicole Baart
An engrossing and suspenseful novel for fans of Liane Moriarty and Amy Hatvany about an affluent suburban family whose carefully constructed facade starts to come apart with the unexpected arrival of an endangered young girl.
The Party / Robyn Harding
A sweet sixteen birthday party goes horribly awry when Jeff and Kim Sanders throw a party for their daughter, Hannah.
Seven Days of Us / Francesca Hornak
The Birch family will be spending the Christmas holiday in quarantine, thanks to eldest daughter Olivia’s recent relief work in a disease-infested Liberia. She has returned to England but must be in quarantine for seven days. This family has not ever spent this much time in each other’s company. Each person has secrets that are slowly revealed over the course of the seven days.
The Almost Sisters / Joshilyn Jackson
Leia finds her life is spiraling out of control. First she discovers she is pregnant from a one night stand, then she receives a phone call that her beloved grandmother is acting erratically. Meanwhile, she finds her stepsister in the middle of a marital crisis. Returning to her grandmother’s small hometown in Alabama to figure out the future, Leia is confronted by the past including a dark family secret.
The Leavers / Lisa Ko
One morning, eleven-year-old Deming Guo’s mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job and never comes home. Deming is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town. This is a poignant story of a boy who struggles to find his footing in a new world.
Everything Here is Beautiful / Mira T. Lee
The bond between a responsible, self-contained older sister and her mentally ill, impulsive younger sister is shaped and tested over years marked by the loss of their mother, an impetuous first marriage, a fling that results in the birth of a baby and painful sacrifices.
Those Secrets We Keep / Emily Liebert
Three women. Three lives. Three secrets. On the surface, Sloane has the perfect life-an adoring husband, a precocious daughter, and enough financial security to be a stay-at-home mom. Still, she can’t help but feel as though something-or someone-is missing…. Hillary has a successful career and a solid marriage. The only problem is her inability to conceive. And there’s a very specific reason why…. As the wild-child daughter of old family money, Georgina has never had to accept responsibility for anything.
Commonwealth / Ann Patchett
The Cousins and the Keatings are two California families forever intertwined and permanently shattered by infidelity. Bert Cousins leaves his wife for Beverly Keating, leaving her to raise four children on her own. Beverly, with two children of her own, leaves her husband for Bert. The six children involved are forced to forge a childhood bond based on the combined disappointment in their parents.
Home Fire / Kamila Shamsie
Given a chance to resume a deferred dream years after raising her troubled siblings, Isma worries about the influence of a powerful politician’s son who drives the family to choose between love and loyalty, with devastating consequences.
City of Friends / Joanne Trollope
Leaning on her career-minded best friends after losing her high-profile job, Stacey inadvertently exposes a painful secret that tests the limits of their bonds.