The Great Alone - Ode to Alaska

The Great Alone is an epic story of love and nature and tragedy. Thirteen-year-old Leni, her mother Cora, and her Vietnam-veteran, former-prisoner-of-war father, Ernst, move to Alaska in 1974 in search of a new life, far away from the world Ernst Allbright can no longer fit in. They settle in a remote "off-the-grid" town where trade is in barter as much as cash. They are unprepared for the endless, brutal Alaskan winter.

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Everything, Everything - Is love worth your life?

Madeline is a half Japanese half African-American eighteen-year-old girl with severe combined immunodeficiency disease. Basically, she’s allergic to the world. She lives in a bubble and hasn’t left her house since she was a baby. A family moves into the house next door. Madeline forms an unlikely friendship with Olly, an all-black wearing, math enthusiast, funny boy who is agile with his body as well as his mind.

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My Oxford Year

American Ella Durran has always dreamed of studying at Oxford. Her dream comes true with a Rhodes Scholarship and she embarks on her once-in-a-lifetime adventure, secure in the knowledge that an amazing opportunity working on the campaign of a rising political star awaits her when she returns to Washington at the end of the year.

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Seven Years to Sin - Sexy historical romance

If you are uncomfortable with steamy romances, then this book is not for you. Unfortunate, because Sylvia Day has written one of the most sexy, smart, and emotionally moving books I've read. And re-read. And re-read. And the sex scenes are masterpieces.

Lady Jessica Sheffield was brought up strictly (often by means of corporal punishment) to comport herself as befitting a woman of her station. But underneath the icy exterior she's learned to present effectively to society is a simmering fire waiting for a gust to burst into a roaring blaze.

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Me Before You

Author Jojo Moyes took the unlikeliest of situations and created an unbelievably moving love story. Louisa Clark and Will Traynor have nothing in common except the small English town they’re both from. She’s never left it. In contrast, Will’s lived a big bold life all over the world. Until an accident leaves him quadriplegic and unwilling to accept a lifetime in his wheelchair.

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An Extraordinary Union - An unlikely civil war romance

Elle Burns' family was set free from slavery when she was still a child. She has a unique gift - an incredible memory - which she uses to benefit the Union in the war of North versus South as a detective. She poses as a mute slave in the household of a Virginia senator to gather intelligence.

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An American Marriage

An Oprah 2018 book club selection, An American Marriage is the story of a young black man, Roy, wrongly accused and imprisoned for rape, and how his relationship with his wife, Celestial, weathers the storm. Despite their best intentions, Roy's incarceration takes its toll and Celestial's friend, Andre, becomes more than a shoulder to cry on.

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