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Updated February 21, 2023
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Velvet was the night
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK * From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a simmering historical noir about a daydreaming secretary, a lonesome enforcer, and the mystery of the missing woman they're both desperate to find. ONE OF...

Set in Mexico City

The paper girl of Paris
Taylor, Jordyn
"A quick read that history lovers will easily devour."--Teen Vogue "Get ready to be transported to Paris in Taylor's incredible debut novel."--Seventeen, Editor's Choice Code Name Verity meets Jennifer Donnelly's Revolution in this gripping debut novel. NOW: ...
Once upon a river
Setterfield, Diane
From the instant #1 New York Times bestselling author of the "eerie and fascinating" (USA TODAY) The Thirteenth Tale comes a "swift and entrancing, profound and beautiful" (Madeline Miller, internationally bestselling author of Circe) novel about how we explain the...
In a sunburned country
Bryson, Bill.
Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. This time in Australia. His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller A Walk in the Woods. In A Sunburned Country is his...

Set in Australia

For whom the bell tolls
Hemingway, Ernest
Ernest Hemingway's masterpiece on war, love, loyalty, and honor tells the story of Robert Jordan, an antifascist American fighting in the Spanish Civil War. In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three...

Set in Spain

The salt path
Winn, Raynor
"Polished, poignant... an inspiring story of true love."--Entertainment Weekly A BEST BOOK OF 2019, NPR's Book Concierge SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARD OVER 400,000 COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE The true story of a couple who lost everything and...
A game of thrones
Martin, George R. R.
NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES--THE MASTERPIECE THAT BECAME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON   Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing....

Set in Westeros

Free fire
Box, C. J.
Joe Picket returns, this time to the wilds of Yellowstone National Park. Deftly plotted and full of intrigue, Free Fireis C. J. Box's best novel yet. Joe Pickett, having recently been fired from his job as a Wyoming game warden, is working on his father-in-law's ranch when he receives a call from...

Set in Yellowstone National Park

A year in Provence
Mayle, Peter.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures...
The ruins : a novel
Smith, Scott
Eerie, terrifying, unputdownable—Scott Smith’s first novel since his best-selling A Simple Plan (“Simply the best suspense novel of this year—hell, of the 1990s”—Stephen King). The Ruins follows two American couples, just out of college, enjoying a pleasant, lazy...

Set in the Yucatan

The hobbit, or, There and back again
Tolkien, J. R. R.
This deluxe hardcover edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy contains a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien's own drawings and full-color illustrations, including the rare...

Set in Middle Earth

Behind the beautiful forevers
Boo, Katherine.
Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. But then terror and a global recession rock the city and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal....
We eat our own : a novel
Wilson, Kea
An ambitious debut novel by an original young writer, We Eat Our Own blurs the lines between life and art with the story of a film director's unthinkable experiment in the Amazon. When a nameless, struggling actor in 1970s New York gets the call that an enigmatic director wants...

Set in the Amazon

The house of the spirits
Allende, Isabel.
We begin - at the turn of the century, in an unnamed South American country - in the childhood home of the woman who will be the mother and grandmother of the clan, Clara del Valle. A warm-hearted, hypersensitive girl, Clara has distinguished herself from an early age with her telepathic abilities -...

Set in Latin America

One hundred years of solitude
García Márquez, Gabriel
"One Hundred Years of Solitude is the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race. . . . Mr. Garcia Marquez has done nothing less than to create in the reader a sense of all that is profound, meaningful, and meaningless in...

Set in Colombia

A Paris year : my day-to-day adventures in the most romantic city in the world
MacLeod, Janice
Part memoir and part visual journey through the streets of modern-day Paris, France, A Paris Year chronicles, day by day, one woman's French sojourn in the world's most beautiful city. Beginning on her first day in Paris, Janice MacLeod, the author of the best-selling book, Paris Letters,<...
Wild from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Strayed, Cheryl
A New York Times Bestseller -- In the wake of her mother's death, Cheryl Strayed's family scattered and her marriage was destroyed. Four years later, twenty- six years old with nothing to lose, Cheryl made a most impulsive decision: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert to...
Walking the Bible : a journey by land through the five books of Moses
Feiler, Bruce S.
"An instant classic. . . . A pure joy to read." --Washington Post Book World Both a heart-racing adventure and an uplifting quest, Walking the Bible presents one man's epic journey- by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel- through the greatest stories ever told. From crossing...
Beautiful ruins
Walter, Jess
In 1962, on a rocky patch of sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper looks out over the incandescent waters of the sea and spies a woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. He learns that she is an American starlet who is said to be dying. And the story begins again in the...
Under the Tuscan sun at home in Italy
Mayes, Frances.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The beloved memoir of self-discovery set against the spectacular Tuscan countryside that inspired the major motion picture starring Diane Lane--now in a twentieth-anniversary edition featuring a new afterword   "This...
Who is Vera Kelly?
Knecht, Rosalie
New York City, 1962. Vera Kelly is struggling to make rent and blend into the underground gay scene in Greenwich Village. She's working night shifts at a radio station when her quick wits, sharp tongue, and technical skills get her noticed by a recruiter for the CIA. Next...
Nothing but blackened teeth
Khaw, Cassandra
A USA TODAY BESTSELLER * A Bram Stoker, Shirley Jackson, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy Award Finalist! * An Indie Next Pick! * An October LibraryReads Pick! * 2022 RUSA Reading List: Horror Winner! Cassandra Khaw's Nothing But Blackened Teeth is a...

Set in Japan

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