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LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND is This Month's B&N Pick and a "Read with Jenna" Selection

Rumaan Alam's third novel is about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong.

In MAGIC LESSONS, Alice Hoffman Traces a Centuries-Old Curse to Its Source

Maria Owens, matriarch of the family featured in PRACTICAL MAGIC and THE RULES OF MAGIC, is accused of witchcraft in Salem.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Marilynne Robinson Returns to the World of Gilead

JACK is the story of John Ames Boughton, the prodigal son of Gilead’s Presbyterian minister, and his interracial romance with teacher Della Miles.

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY is This Month's "Good Morning America" Book Club Pick

From the author of REASONS TO STAY ALIVE and HOW TO STOP TIME comes a dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived.

HIS ONLY WIFE is This Month's Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

Peace Adzo Medie's witty, smart and moving debut novel is about a brave young woman traversing the minefield of modern life.

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Our Favorite Monthly Lists & Picks for October

Each month, we share top book picks from Indie Next and LibraryReads, as well as the Target Book Club title and Pennie's Pick for Costco. We also feature a number of other prominent picks, including Oprah’s Book Club, the Barnes & Noble Book Club, the Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club, Jenna Bush Hager's "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club, the "Good Morning America" Book Club, the PBS NewsHour-New York Times “Now Read This” Book Club, and Simon & Schuster’s Book Club Favorites.

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of SMALL GREAT THINGS and A SPARK OF LIGHT comes a riveting novel about the choices that alter the course of our lives.

Dear Child by Romy Hausmann - Psychological Thriller/Mystery

A woman held captive finally escapes --- but can she ever really get away? GONE GIRL meets ROOM in this page-turning, #1 internationally bestselling thriller from one of Germany’s hottest new talents.

Following his acclaimed New York Times bestseller, DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY, Bill Clegg returns with a deeply moving, emotionally resonant second novel about the complicated bonds and breaking points of friendship, the corrosive forces of secrets, the heartbeat of longing, and the redemption found in forgiveness.

HIS ONLY WIFE is a witty, smart and moving debut novel about a brave young woman traversing the minefield of modern life with its taboos and injustices, living in a world of men who want their wives to be beautiful, to be good cooks and mothers, to be women who respect their husbands and grant them forbearance.

Marilynne Robinson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, returns to the world of Gilead with JACK, the latest novel in one of the great works of contemporary American fiction.

This warm, wise, highly entertaining 21st-century love story is about what happens when the person who makes you happiest is someone you never expected.

LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND is a magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong.

Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman - Historical Fiction/Magical Realism

In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in PRACTICAL MAGIC and THE RULES OF MAGIC.

From the internationally bestselling author of REASONS TO STAY ALIVE and HOW TO STOP TIME comes a dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived.

Monogamy by Sue Miller - Fiction

MONOGAMY is a brilliantly insightful, engrossing and haunting novel --- about marriage, love, family, happiness and sorrow --- from New York Times bestselling author Sue Miller.

Plain Bad Heroines written by emily m. danforth, with illustrations by Sara Lautman - Gothic Fiction

The award-winning author of THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST makes her adult debut with this highly imaginative and original horror-comedy centered on a cursed New England boarding school for girls --- a wickedly whimsical celebration of the art of storytelling, sapphic love and the rebellious female spirit.