Necessary People, by Anna Pitoniak

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In her second novel, Pitoniak gives us a page-turner about the meanings and limits of frienship.Two women have always assumed they had a close relationship, but when they take jobs at the same company, they find themselves wondering not only if their frienship will survive, but, as the question becomes who will win and they approach their breaking point, if they were ever really friends in the first place.



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ISBN: 9780316451727
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 19th, 2020

The Gifted School, by Bruce Holsinger

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By tracking the experiences of a group of friends trying to get their kids into a new school, Holsinger explores the term "gifted," and shows what it means to children and their families. Told from ther perspectives of the parents, his thought-provoking, funny, and relatable novel dramatizes the problems of the adults' friendships and the toll taken on all involved by the hope and expectaton that the younger generation is "gifted."







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ISBN: 9780525534976
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 30th, 2020

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

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This is a heartbreaking love story, full of what-ifs. After sixty years apart, Roya Khanom Archer has the chance to see Bahman Aslan again, who broke her heart after their head-over-heels love that originated in Iran in 1953 after they began meeting each Tuesday in the stationery shop, where they bond over literature. Kamali intricately weaves together a story full of love, sadness, and generational and familial ties.

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ISBN: 9781982107482
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Gallery Books - June 18th, 2019