Greetings: 

Start your 2018 reading list with these terrific new picks for your book club:

* National Book Award finalist Pachinko, Min Jin Lee's sweeping saga of a Korean family living in exile 

* T wo novels exploring  complex family relationships -- between sisters in Mira T. Lee's  Everything Here is Beautiful,  and between a Hollywood husband and wife in Allison Winn Scotch's  Between Me and You

* The Milk Lady of Bangalore, by author Shoba Narayan, who befriends the milk lady when she moves back to Bangalore with her family -- and bonds with her over cows, family, and food

* The Immortalists, novelist Chloe Benjamin's  dazzling family love story 

*Jillian Medoff's novel This Could Hurt, a razor-sharp dissection of corporate culture, set in the aftermath of the 2008 financial collapse
 
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January 5 

PACHINKO
Min Jin Lee
Grand Central
Literary/ Historical Fiction
The sweeping saga of a Korean family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family, and identity.

"My favorite book of the year." -Roxane Gay

National Book Award Finalist New York Times Book Review Top 10 of the Year
New York Times Notable
Books of 2017 
USA TODAY Top Ten of 2017
January 9

THE IMMORTALISTS
Chloe Benjamin
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Fiction
In 1960s New York City, four siblings on the cusp of self-awareness visit a fortune teller who claims to be able to predict the dates of their deaths. This information informs their decisions as they embark on their life journeys, spanning the entire country over the course of the following decades. 

"
Search no further for your inaugural 2018 book club pick."-Elle
 
#1 Indie Next Pick
#1 LibraryReads Pick
Entertainment Weekly 2018 First Must-Read

January 12
 
BETWEEN ME AND YOU
Allison Winn Scotch
Lake Union
Fiction
Scotch's seventh novel is an "impishly current and timelessly wise" (Kirkus) story of falling in and out of love, told from two perspectives and in two different timelines
-- one rewinding history, one moving it forward -- as a Hollywood power couple must choose whether to fight for their marriage or to simply let go.


"Sharply written and well-paced, this will delight Scotch's loyal readers."
-Booklist

Popsugar Winter Must-Read Selection

January 17
THIS COULD HURT
Jillian Medoff
HarperCollins
Fiction
An authentic, razor-sharp, achingly funny office satire set in a human resources department.  Jillian Medoff explores the inner workings of an American company in all its brilliant, insane, comforting, and terrifying glory. 

"Witty. . . . wry and ironic. . . . a sharp and moving read." 
-Publishers Weekly

Indie Next Pick January 2018 Popsugar Books to Read this Winter
Bookriot's 101 Books of 2018

January 23
THE MILK LADY OF BANGALORE
Shoba Narayan
Algonquin
Nonfiction
This story of an inspiring bond between two unforgettable women -- a New York journalist and a milk lady from Bangalore -- is also a humorous and heartfelt exploration of India, cows, food, and culture, as well as our deep connection to the animals who live among us.

"An absolute joy to read."
- Library Journal, starred review

Refinery 29  Best Books of 2018

January 25
EVERYTHING HERE IS BEAUTIFUL
Mira T. Lee
Pamela Dorman/Viking
Fiction
A dazzling novel of two sisters and their emotional journey through love, loyalty, and heartbreak.

"A tender but unflinching portrayal of the bond between two sisters." -Celeste Ng

 





 
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