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In these works of fiction and memoir, you'll travel to Indonesia, an Indian reservation in the Pacific Northwest, and New York City. You'll explore a close friendship fractured by past secrets, and the struggle of a mother who falls from grace.

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February 5 

THE BIRDWOMAN'S PALATE
Laksmi Pamuntjak
AmazonCrossing
Fiction
From an award-winning Indonesian novelist, poet, food writer, and journalist, comes a novel narrated by the unforgettable, hilarious Aruna and peppered with mouthwatering dishes. THE BIRDWOMAN'S PALATE
begins as an escape from reality and ends up being a journey to connection and self-discovery.

"[Pamuntjak's] delicious love letter to the culinary world..."
-Journalist Yenni Kwok
February 8

HALSEY STREET
Naima Coster
Little A
Fiction
A modern-day story of family, loss, and renewal, Halsey Street captures the deeply human need to belong -- not only to a place but to one another.

"A quiet gut-punch of a debut, Coster's novel is a family saga set against the landscape of gentrifying Brooklyn... Absorbing and alive, the kind of novel that swallows you whole." 


February 13
 
THE QUEEN OF HEARTS
Kimmery Martin
Berkley/Penguin Random House
Fiction
A close friendship between a cardiologist and a trauma surgeon is held hostage by long-buried secrets.

"...a funny and real examination of female friendships and modern parenthood... an ideal fit for book clubs looking to discuss difficult issues such as forgiveness and failure, but also be drawn into a page-turner with plenty of romance and drama." 
-ALA Book Club Central

February 16
NOT PERFECT
Elizabeth LaBan
Lake Union
Fiction
A witty and heartfelt look at the burden of perfection and redemptive power of truth as a middle-aged wife and mother falls from grace and goes to outrageous lengths to keep up appearances.

"An amazingly heartbreaking yet uplifting story of a mother who is left with nothing and expected to keep going. Readers of Jennifer Weiner and Jane Green will want to try this one." 
-Booklist


February 21
STILL ME
Jojo Moyes
Viking
Fiction
The beloved heroine from Me Before You returns as Louisa Clark heads to New York City.  

"Louisa is the perfect mix of daffy and brilliant, a sartorial risk-taker with a knack for solving other people's problems. It is utterly satisfying to watch her tackle her own. Readers of Sophie Kinsella and Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project will want to start at the beginning. ... Moyes fans will be clamoring for the return of Louisa Clark."
-Booklist (starred review)

February 26
HEART BERRIES
Terese Marie Mailhot
Counterpoint
Memoir
A powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest.

" Don't be fooled by the title. Terese Marie Mailhot's memoir, published under the romantic, rather forgettable name "Heart Berries," is a sledgehammer."
-New York Times

One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, and The Rumpus.




 
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