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The Love Story of Missy Carmichael by Beth Morrey

Missy Carmichael has gone from a busy life filled with children and marriage to a prominent academic to a life of solitude in an empty house. When she reluctantly agrees to watch over a dog for her neighbor, it leads to connection, community, and a new leash on life. Perfect for fans of Fredrik Backman and Gail Honeyman.

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The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson follows up his 1995 trip around Britain documented in Notes from a Small Island with a new adventure, where he rediscovers the country he now calls home. Bryson’s signature wit shines through in these stories of quaint villages, cozy pubs, and even rogue cow attacks.

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Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

Mary Anning is known today as the scientist who brought the scientific world to an understanding of the fossil record. In this fictionalized account of her life, we see not only her brilliance and the prejudices she faced, but her growing friendship with fellow-minded Elizabeth Philpot.

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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro explores the mystery surrounding an isolated British boarding school, as well as what it means to be human, in this critically acclaimed coming-of-age story.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes, perhaps the most famous literary detective in the world, faces his most terrifying case. A spectral dog is rumored to be roaming the Devon moors, fulfilling a curse by attacking and killing members of the Baskerville family.

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Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

In the 21st century, Oxford academics have mastered the science of time travel, using it to research the past – at least the less perilous times. When one scientist becomes accidentally stranded in the middle of England’s Black Plague, the danger is worse than ever before.

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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

An ode to Golden Age mysteries like Agatha Christie’s, this mystery-within-a-mystery explores the clues to be found in a dead mystery writer’s final, unfinished manuscript. Was it suicide? Or something more sinister?

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Me by Elton John

The London native who grew to become one of the world’s biggest — and flashiest — rock stars shares the story of his life in his own words. This is the long-awaited and only memoir by one of music’s living legends.

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The Duchess War by Courtney Milan

This historical romance follows the brilliant Miss Minerva Lane, a wallflower who has gone to great lengths to avoid attention, and the visiting duke who gives her exactly that in this opener to the beloved Brothers Sinister series.

Queenie by Candace Carty-Williams

Queenie is in her mid-20s, living in London, working at a national newspaper, and navigating a life spread between her British and Jamaican cultures. This is a smart and compelling story of a young woman trying to find meaning in her life, friendships, and relationships.