November 29th, 2023
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November's best books are here, with something for everyone: suspense, romance, mystery, and more.

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Coffee and murder
were never so much fun.
An "edge of your seat" read!

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Estranged friends reunite only to realize they�re something more

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A house party goes awry when a guest is poisoned by berries from the host's poison garden, and Lady Georgie Rannoch must race to find the culprit before her bundle of joy arrives.

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Lola's back in town, and she's in danger. Webster's sworn to protect her, but can he trust her?

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Will the determined bachelors find love, or will their captivating matches prove their undoing?

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Haunted by his last case, Detective Levi Griggs reteams with his first love to solve a copycat crime.

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A single mom and a down-on-his-luck sports anchor find a holiday miracle in each other.

Absolution by Alice McDermott


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Also by Alice McDermott:

Absolution, November 2023
Hardcover / e-Book
The Ninth Hour, August 2023
Trade Paperback / e-Book
Someone, July 2023
Trade Paperback / e-Book
Child of My Heart, June 2023
Trade Paperback / e-Book
At Weddings and Wakes, May 2023
Trade Paperback
Someone, September 2013
Hardcover / e-Book
After This, October 2007
Paperback (reprint)
After This, September 2006
Child of My Heart, May 2004
Trade Size (reprint)
A Bigamist's Daughter, January 1999
Charming Billy, January 1999
That Night, January 1999
At Weddings and Wakes, January 1998

Alice McDermott

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
November 2023
On Sale: November 7, 2023
336 pages
ISBN: 0374610487
EAN: 9780374610487
Kindle: B0BTX6JH7S
Hardcover / e-Book
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Women's Fiction Historical

A riveting account of women’s lives on the margins of the Vietnam War, from the renowned winner of the National Book Award.

You have no idea what it was like. For us. The women, I mean. The wives.

American women—American wives—have been mostly minor characters in the literature of the Vietnam War, but in Absolution they take center stage. Tricia is a shy newlywed, married to a rising attorney on loan to navy intelligence. Charlene is a practiced corporate spouse and mother of three, a beauty and a bully. In Saigon in 1963, the two women form a wary alliance as they balance the era’s mandate to be “helpmeets” to their ambitious husbands with their own, inchoate impulse to “do good” for the people of Vietnam.

Sixty years later, Charlene’s daughter, spurred by an encounter with an aging Vietnam vet, reaches out to Tricia. Together, they look back at their time in Saigon, taking wry account of that pivotal year and of Charlene’s altruistic machinations, and discovering as they do how their own lives as women on the periphery—of politics, of history, of war, of their husbands’ convictions—have been shaped and burdened by the same sort of unintended consequences that followed America’s tragic interference in Southeast Asia.

A virtuosic new novel from Alice McDermott, one of our most observant, most affecting writers—about folly and grace, obligation, sacrifice, and, finally, the quest for absolution in a broken world.


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