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.

Sandra Newman

A Novel

HarperCollins Publishers
November 2023
On Sale: October 24, 2023
Featuring: Winston Smith
400 pages
ISBN: 0063265338
EAN: 9780063265332
Kindle: B0BSV7ZF68
Hardcover / e-Book
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An imaginative, feminist, and brilliantly relevant-to-today retelling of Orwell’s 1984, from the point of view of Winston Smith’s lover, Julia, by critically acclaimed novelist Sandra Newman.



Julia Worthing is a mechanic, working in the Fiction Department at the Ministry of Truth. It’s 1984, and Britain (now called Airstrip One) has long been absorbed into the larger trans-Atlantic nation of Oceania. Oceania has been at war for as long as anyone can remember, and is ruled by an ultra-totalitarian Party, whose leader is a quasi-mythical figure called Big Brother. In short, everything about this world is as it is in Orwell’s 1984.

Julia has known no other world than that of Oceania and, until she meets Winston Smith, never imagined one. She’s an ideal citizen of Oceania. Cheerfully cynical, believing in nothing and caring not at all about politics, she routinely breaks the rules but also collaborates with the regime whenever necessary. Everyone likes Julia. But when one day, finding herself walking toward Winston in a corridor, she impulsively hands him a note—a potentially suicidal gesture—she comes to realize that she’s losing her grip and can no longer safely navigate her world.

The passing of that note sets into motion the devastating, unforgettable events of the classic story. Julia takes us on a surprising journey as seen through the eyes of an indestructible young woman trying to survive in Orwell’s now-iconic dystopian world, while laying bare our own world in bold and proactive ways, just as the original did almost seventy-five years ago. 


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