Continental Drift (P.S.) - Russell Banks

Staff Pick

What happens when you look at your life and decide to exchange everything you have for a fantasy, a dream, a wish?  What happens when you become manipulated by advertisements and rumors and personalities that make things seem too good to be true?  And how about when you love someone but no longer know who he is? Continental Drift weaves this essentially American story with the story of Haitian migrants determined to make it to America for a better life. The result is a tragic and unforgettable novel by one of the best contemporary writers today.

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ISBN: 9780060854942
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - March 13th, 2007

The Book of American Martyrs - Joyce Carol Oates

Staff Pick

The Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates is a hefty novel that will keep you engaged from page one. At the heart of the story is Dr. Gus Voorhees, both a beloved and hated abortion provider who is murdered by a pro-life Solider of God member, Luther Dunphy. These men are both martyrs for their beliefs and Oates follows the effects of their deaths on their spouses and children, particularly their daughters. The story unfolds from so many points of view that the abortion issue is covered from all angles.

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ISBN: 9780062643056
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Published: Ecco - October 10th, 2017

This Could Hurt - Jillian Medoff

Staff Pick

This Could Hurt by Jillian Medoff is a perfect novel to escape into the world of corporate America and the lives of those who make their careers there. The story takes you inside the HR department of Ellery Consumer Research in Manhattan, run by a 64 year old tough-as-nails executive, Rosa Guerrero, who is fiercely loyal to her employees.  The people in her department disappoint, dismay and sometimes surprise her as their lives intersect in and out of the office.  There are office crushes and friendships forged.  Sharp and funny, it’s a novel with a lot of heart.  

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ISBN: 9780062660763
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Published: Harper - January 9th, 2018