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New Fiction for Adults

The women
Kristin Hannah

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Funny story
Emily Henry

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A calamity of souls
David Baldacci

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New Nonfiction for Adults

The anxious generation : how the great rewiring of childhood is causing an epidemic of mental illness
Jonathan Haidt

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The demon of unrest : a saga of hubris, heartbreak, and heroism at the dawn of the Civil War
Erik Larson

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Challenger : a true story of heroism and disaster on the edge of space
Adam Higginbotham

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