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We Have Always Been Who We Are

An imaginative collection of short stories that makes an impact. Share with fans of Aimee Bender’s The Girl in the Flammable Skirt or Lorrie Moore’s Collected Stories.
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Death by Demo

Cozy mystery readers should enjoy Carpenter’s debut, the first installment in her “Home Renovation Mysteries” series. Recommended for fans of mysteries with a home-improvement bent, including Kate Carlisle’s “Fixer-Upper” novels, Jennie Bentley’s “Do-It-Yourself” books, and Sarah Graves’s “Home Repair Is Homicide” series.

The Invisible World

Outstanding narratorial performances take this novel to the next level. Fussner doesn’t offer easy answers but allows listeners to ponder the existence of the invisible world.
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Unnatural Death

Cornwell’s fans will be captivated by Scarpetta’s detailed description of the retrieval and autopsies of two battered bodies. A grisly but intriguing entry in a long-running crime fiction series.
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All the Little Bird-Hearts

This affecting story of a mother’s resilience, loyalty, and unbounded love is highly recommended for fans of Kim Hooper’s Ways the World Could End or Amy Feltman’s All the Things We Don’t Talk About.
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This Is How We End Things

A deserted campus and surprise snowstorm create the perfect setting for Jacobs’s (Always the First To Die) exciting new suspense novel, with a wild and deadly chase and plenty of red herrings. Recommended for fans of Ruth Ware, Alex Michaelides, and Riley Sager.
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The Fairytale Life of Dorothy Gale

The trio of narrators makes for an enjoyable listening experience, especially for fans of Oz-inspired tales.

Black River Orchard

A dream team of narrators, combined with Wendig’s masterful storytelling, makes for a listening experience as intoxicating as a Ruby Slipper apple.

House Gone Quiet: Stories

Strong writing and consistently skillful performances make this a must-buy for any audio fiction collection.
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All You Have To Do Is Call

At a time when reproductive rights have taken center stage in political debates, this book is a timely reminder of the 1970s struggle for reproductive justice.

Kamogawa Food Detectives

A heartwarming feast for the senses, for fans of Kim Fay’s Love and Saffron, Michiko Aoyama’s What You Are Looking for Is Inside the Library, and Hiro Arikawa’s The Goodbye Cat.
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The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels

Hallett’s well-thought-out, inventive thriller will keep listeners hooked.
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The Curse of Pietro Houdini

Fans of historical fiction and adventure will relish every minute of this harrowing story of courage during wartime. Recommended for fans of Joseph O’Connor’s My Father’s House.
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The Last Love Note

An affecting, gentle rom-com that will pull listeners right in.
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The Mystery Guest

Share with listeners seeking a lively, lighthearted mystery with an always-surprising amateur sleuth.
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First Lie Wins

Perfect for fans of thrillers with unexpected twists and ambiguous endings. Pair with Ren DeStefano’s How I’ll Kill You.
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All the Hidden Paths

Recommended for listeners seeking a lush LGBTQIA+ fantasy and those who enjoy excellent worldbuilding with sumptuous descriptions of fashion and food. Political thriller enthusiasts may also enjoy the tricky byzantine plotting.
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The Good Part

Will appeal to listeners seeking a witty, whimsical time-slip tale that’s a heartwarming blend of relationship fiction and romantic comedy. Recommended for fans of Holly James, Amy Lea, and Josie Silver.
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The Christmas Café

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking an upbeat friends-to-lovers rom-com full of jubilant holiday joy. Recommended for fans of Sarah Adams, Kerry Winfrey, and Katie Bachand.
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The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley

Adventure, magic, and history come together in a thrilling novel that’s perfect for fantasy and steampunk fans.
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Iron Flame

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking an intense, exhilarating epic fantasy. Not suitable as a stand-alone; the series is slated to be a quintet, so resolution will be deferred. Recommended for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Terry Brooks.
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Search History

Will appeal to listeners seeking contemporary literary fiction about the dark, destructive side of social media and the secrets under its surface. Recommended for fans of Zoe Whittall, Nicola Moriarty, and Lisa Unger.
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Guy’s Girl

An honest and engaging story about romantic love, self-love, and coming into one’s own.
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Edge of the Grave

A chilling, blood-soaked gangster noir, set on the historic streets of Glasgow. Fans of the Netflix series Peaky Blinders will want to take note.

The Fury

Recommended for all thriller audio collections. Listeners who enjoy whodunits and closed-circle mysteries will want to pick this one up.
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The Breakup Tour

Despite Riley’s penchant for writing songs about heartbreak, listeners will be hoping that this time she and Max will finally get their fairy-tale happy ending. A second-chance romance for fans of Taylor Swift or of authors Rachel Lynn Solomon and Emma Lord.
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Night Side of the River: Ghost Stories

Taking a cue from classic horror stories such as Poe’s works and Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, Winterson has crafted an unsettling and thoughtful collection sure to appeal to those seeking an atmospheric, chilling listen.
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Silence in Her Eyes

Will appeal to listeners seeking a fast-paced, frightening psychological novel, full of tension and twists. Recommended for fans of Rachel Hawkins, Ruth Ware, and Alice Feeney.

Edith Holler

A fantastical novel blurring the boundary between the real and the imagined. Listeners will be swept up into the world of Victorian Norwich as Edith breaks free from her bindings and comes into her own.
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Reasonable Adults

This fun, fast-paced audio will appeal to those seeking a relationship-fiction-meets-workplace-romance about fresh starts and self-discovery. Recommended for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Kate Spencer, and Anastasia Ryan.
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Resurrection Walk

Haller and Bosch fans will not be able to stop listening to this expertly narrated, suspenseful courtroom drama.
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The Future

Alderman’s The Power, which was recently made into a popular television series, continues to attract attention; libraries should expect high demand for this twisty and emotionally resonant vision of the future.
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Thornhedge

With a running time of fewer than four hours, this is perfect for short road trips. Recommend to faerie and folk tale fans who enjoyed Seanan McGuire’s “Wayward Children” series or Kell Woods’s After the Forest.
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The Christmas Swap

A lively lesbian rom-com that navigates tough issues while still delivering an uplifting ending.
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The Queen of the Valley

While Hughes occasionally references Puri’s past experiences, from her 2021 novel The Spanish Daughter, this loose sequel can easily be listened to as a stand-alone. Multicast narration lends emotional dimension and a strong sense of place.
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Day

Cunningham’s skilled storytelling, complemented by Moore’s exceptional narration, transforms this work into a deeply emotional exploration of the complexities within family dynamics. A must-listen that will resonate with audiences who have their own memories of the pandemic era.
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Ilium

Carpenter (Eleven Days) offers a literary thriller that is poignant, delicately dramatic, and lyrical. Share with listeners seeking a nuanced espionage story like Rebecca Starford’s An Unlikely Spy.
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Saevus Corax Deals with the Dead

A must for fans of the lighter side of grimdark and morally gray characters like Shannack from Christopher Buehlman’s The Blacktongue Thief.
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The Unfortunate Side Effects of Heartbreak and Magic

A satisfying debut for listeners seeking tasty treats, magic, and second-chance romance.
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Yours for the Taking

While some listeners might wish for more robust characterizations, this speculative look at the cost of capitalist feminism intrigues. For fans of Brey Willows’s Chosen.
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Fall

Recommend Clark’s series to fans of police detective procedurals and domestic suspense.
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The Pirate Captain, Chronicles of a Legend: Nor Silver

Although the production is long, the hours fly by. Fans of Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” series will find much to love.

Martyr!

This debut novel takes on existential uncertainty with wit and compassion. The pitch-perfect narration makes it highly recommended in audio.

Organ Meats

An imaginative audiobook for fans of Kim Fu’s Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century or anyone seeking a deep descent into folkloric surrealism.
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The Other Half

A good fit for listeners seeking a mash-up of mystery and suspenseful satire about entitled, irreverent English aristocrats. Recommended for fans of Gillian McAllister, Cate Ray, and Jillian Medoff.
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Lilith

A perfect listen for fans of Madeline Miller, Natalie Haynes, and others who have retold ancient myths from alternative perspectives.
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Baking Spirits Bright

Bursting with picture-perfect holiday charm, plenty of red herrings, and even a little romance, Fox’s latest cozy mystery is great fun.
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Happily Ever Alaska

Will appeal to listeners seeking a tender, small-town, second-chance romance with a gently inspirational bent. It’s a cozy listen for series fans but equally good as a stand-alone.
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The Shadow Speaker

Lyrical, emotive narration enhances a compelling coming-of-age novel, the first in a duology perfect for any audio fantasy collection.

The Other Mothers

An excellent addition to any mystery/thriller collection and a great recommendation for listeners seeking a gripping and increasingly claustrophobic story set among the polished elite.

The Reformatory

Incredibly written and performed historical horror that, though heartbreaking, might give modern readers a spark of hope.
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Sniffing Out Murder

This cozy mystery is a quick and easy listen that will leave audiences begging for the next in the series.
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Do Your Worst

Danan’s (The Intimacy Experiment) steamy enemies-to-lovers romance charms. Share with fans of Jessica Martin’s The Dane of My Existence.
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Wrapped with a Beau

This holiday rom-com is a little on the steamy side while also bursting with Christmas cheer. Readers will cheer the couple on while also wishing the movie were a real holiday classic they could watch.
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The General and Julia

Clinch’s new novel should appeal to Civil War buffs and those interested in learning about the inner life of a complex historical figure.
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System Collapse

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking an immersive, engaging sci-fi series with short, fast-paced installments; as a continuation of the Network Effect storyline, this is not ideal as a stand-alone. Recommended for fans of Ann Leckie, Andy Weir, and Iain Banks.
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The Berry Pickers

Fans of character-driven family dramas should enjoy Peters’s quiet, steadily paced novel that gracefully deals with heavy subjects while ending on a hopeful note. For readers of Brandon Hobson’s The Removed or Linda LeGarde Grover’s In the Night of Memory.

Last Call at the Local

With their impressive audiobook-narration résumés, it’s no surprise that Vacker and Furlong shine, and listeners will enjoy this excellent production. A must, especially for libraries seeking to build their audio romance collections.

The Lies You Wrote

This series opener shows potential to join the ranks of Patricia Cornwell in terms of creating compelling characters, a surprising story, and satisfyingly complicated motivations.
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Goldenseal

A complex and touching story, revealing the hopes and regrets in deeply felt friendships.
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The Night House

Nesbø’s first foray into horror lacks a tightly focused plot but makes up for it with imaginative scenes that fascinate even when separated from the whole.
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And Then She Fell

With a nod to Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Elliott lays bare the weight of intergenerational trauma and cultural longing from an Indigenous woman’s perspective.
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The Guests

Will appeal to listeners seeking a fast-paced, family-centered suspense. Recommended for fans of Joy Fielding, Robyn Harding, and Adrian McKinty.
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The Paleontologist

Fans of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s “Pendergast” series should especially enjoy Dumas’s intriguing blend of supernatural and psychological horror, with its sharp prose, well-drawn characters, and just the right amount of humor and social commentary.
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The Last Devil To Die

Osman doesn’t miss a beat with this mystery that is equal parts funny, clever, and heartbreaking. Listeners will relish another visit with the members of the Thursday Murder Club.
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Let’s Get Quizzical

Though not without flaws, this audiobook will appeal to listeners seeking a contemporary second-chance romance about trivia and trust. Recommended for fans of Lyssa Kay Adams and Tessa Bailey.

Let Us Descend

Ward’s fiercely engrossing but quietly told narrative personalizes the horrors of enslavement in the United States, making this an essential purchase for all collections.
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Mister Lullaby

Those who enjoy King’s Castle Rock novels or dark fantasies that involve a weakening veil between worlds should enjoy this journey to Lalaland.
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The Search Party

A perfect fit for those who enjoy untangling the threads in a closed-circle mystery. Recommended for fans of Ruth Ware and Lucy Foley.
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The Ladies Rewrite the Rules

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a charming Regency romance about independent, intelligent women and the friendships they forge. Recommended for fans of Julia Quinn, Virginia Heath, and Martha Waters.

Isabel and The Rogue

In this exquisitely written second installment of the “Luna Sisters” series, after Ana María and the Fox, De la Rosa again skillfully blends elements of historical fiction and romance, transporting readers to Victorian London with a complex and compelling Latina protagonist.
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A Storybook Wedding

This romance from Micciche (The Book Proposal) makes outrageous situations completely believable and irresistibly interesting, while clever writing and great character development will pull readers in and keep them hooked.
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Malibu Summer

Gill’s (Leadership Reckoning) first foray into fiction doesn’t quite come together, despite likable protagonists.
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Here for the Wrong Reasons

This sweet, sexy rom-com has delightful characters and an intriguing premise that is fulfilled with skillful worldbuilding and witty, humorous writing. Fans of Alexandria Bellefleur and reality TV will clamor for this debut novel by real-life partners Paulsen and Wang.

The Paradise Problem

Readers will be rooting for Liam and Anna in this heartfelt, sexy novel, Lauren’s (The True Love Experiment) best to date.
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Looking for Love in All the Haunted Places

Kann’s (The Romantic Agenda) latest is a fun, occasionally deep romance that will draw readers in and, like Hennessee House, won’t let them go until the very end.

Funny Story

This opposites-attract meets fake-dating plot has vividly drawn characters, emotionally charged storylines, and a beautiful small-town Michigan setting that will captivate devoted followers of Henry’s (Happy Place) work and convert new readers into ardent fans.
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Birding with Benefits

Readers will appreciate this quirky romance that manages to bring together very different people to find commonalities and shared experiences, a worthwhile and touching lesson for all.
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Love at First Book

This moving romance will leave readers smiling and swooning through their tears.
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A Bluestocking’s Guide to Decadence

A compelling romance between two very different women nonconformists in Victorian England that’s a good fit for any reader who enjoys queer historical romance.
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The Five Stages of Courting Dalisay Ramos

With an entertaining plot and lively characters, de la Cruz (Witches of East End) offers a romance about overcoming cultural differences, proving that true love is worth the effort.
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Blood on the Tide

Lizzie and Maeve’s story is sure to satisfy new and return readerss, especially for romance fans who enjoy morally gray protagonists with “touch her and you die” vibes.
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Right Where We Left Us

This heart-wrenching story of young love facing challenging circumstances and complicated emotions is balanced by the Brady family’s unwavering love and support, helping the couple’s second chance at happiness feel real and earned. Readers who enjoy difficult, passionate, and swoony romances, such as Alisha Rai’s Hate To Want You, should take note of Devon’s (Bend Toward the Sun) latest.
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Mistakes We Never Made

Brown (God Bless This Mess), of TV’s Bachelorette fame, has crafted (with Emily Larrabee) a romance full of tension and heat. It is a gratifying genre debut.
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The Orchids of Ashthorne Hall

In Anderson’s (The Art of Love and Lies) latest, the ghost’s tragic story, relayed through laments at the start of each chapter, and Hyacinth’s quest to discover more about the ghost will take readers through a whirlwind of emotions, much more so than the rushed romance between Lucas and Hyacinth.
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Love, Lies, and Cherry Pie

An inspiring romance for those seeking a story of personal growth, familial reconciliation, and true love.
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Unladylike Rules of Attraction

This book will appeal to readers seeking a richly detailed historical romance with a side of intrigue and adventure. Recommended for fans of Sarah MacLean, Maya Rodale, and Eva Leigh.

Just for the Summer

This witty, emotion-filled novel from Jimenez (Yours Truly) isn’t one to just read, it’s one to sink into. Hand it to fans of Helen Hoang and Christina Lauren.

Truly, Madly, Deeply

Nonstop sparkling banter and absolutely delicious chemistry make this one of Bellefleur’s (The Fiancée Farce) best and steamiest rom-coms yet. Truly, deeply fun from page one to the touching happily-ever-after.
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Finding Mr. Write

Fans of Melissa Ferguson will be delighted to read Armstrong’s (Murder at Haven’s Rock) rom-com that dives into the publishing world in a new way.

Hate To Fake It to You

In her first romance book geared to adults, Sellet (Belittled Women) captures the banter and antics of an old Hollywood screwball romantic comedy while bringing the North Shore of Oahu to life. A perfect beach read.
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What’s in a Kiss?

This second-chance, enemies-to-lovers romance from Kate (By Any Other Name) is sexy and swoon-worthy.
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The Paris Novel

This multi-layered story will appeal to those who love food, Paris, and a happy ending.

The Wedding People

Witty dialogue is just a bonus in this engrossing read centering on complex women making life-changing decisions. Recommend to readers who enjoy Sally Rooney, Curtis Sittenfeld, or Elizabeth Berg.
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Man’s Best Friend

Lytle, who has written for Netflix and Peacock, uses her screenwriting skills to map out a debut novel that could double as a television series. Add this to the recent crop of “creepy girl” novels. It will appeal to readers who enjoyed Emma Cline’s The Guest.
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What’s Not Mine

With humor and a lack of sentimentality, Decter portrays an adolescent girl and her town facing serious environmental and social challenges.
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I Cheerfully Refuse

This very readable and highly recommended novel’s familiar setting in an unfamiliar future will resonate with all readers.
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Lucky

The final twist and thus the novel fail in large part because the epilogue introduces an abrupt structural shift and an unsatisfying change in narrative voice for which readers are not well-prepared and which takes the book in a different direction.
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Ellipses

Read-alikes for this original literary debut include The Adult by Bronwyn Fischer and We Are Water by Wally Lamb.
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The Alternatives

Hughes (The Wild Laughter) tells an intriguing story of complex family connections, highlighting the diversity that often exists among siblings, and underlining the commonalities that tie them together. Readers will enjoy this story about the need for family, independence, and support.
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