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The Ladies' Paradise by Emile Zola
The Ladies Paradise (Au Bonheur des Dames) recounts the rise of the modern department store in late nineteenth-century Paris. The store is a symbol of capitalism, of the modern city, and of the bourgeois family: it is emblematic of changes in consumer culture and the changes in sexual attitudes and class relations taking place at the end of the century. This new translation of the eleventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart cycle captures the spirit of one of Zola's greatest works.
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Emperor's Children," a brilliant new novel: the riveting confession of a woman awakened, transformed, and betrayed by passion and desire for a world beyond her own set in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
Recently retired from the police force, Tracy Waterhouse is enjoying the quiet life. However, when she sees a miserable young child under the care of routine offender Kelly Cross, Tracy decides to bring the child under her wardship. Meanwhile, detective Jackson Brodie adopts an abused dog. It doesn't take long, however, for both Tracy and Brodie to learn that they are both in way over their heads.
Dora Bruder by Patrick Modiano
The author documents his ten-year search for details about the life of a Jewish Parisian teenager who ran away from her Catholic boarding school and was ultimately deported to Auschwitz by the Nazis, describing the Paris of that time period and reminiscing on memory and loss.
What Maisie Knew by Henry James
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Rabbit, Run by John Updike
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
How To Be Both by Ali Smith