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Grown-Up Reads

The Best Grown-Up Reads of September 2017

by Jennifer Ridgway

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There are so many books coming out this month that it’s pretty much guaranteed you’ll find one to love! From literary fiction to political memoir to brand-new stories from fan-favorite authors, here are some of the most exciting releases of September 2017.

  • The Child Finder

    by Rene Denfeld

    Naomi, an investigator who has a particular gift for finding lost children, takes on the case of young Madison, who disappeared three years ago. As Naomi conducts her search for the girl, her own painful past starts to rear its head. Alternating between two different characters’ points of view, Denfeld has crafted another magnificent literary thriller.
    (On Sale: 9/5/17)

  • The Golden House

    by Salman Rushdie

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    The latest novel from Rushdie opens on January 20, 2009, the day President Obama is inaugurated and the day billionaire Nero Golden and his three sons arrive in New York City under mysterious circumstances. Readers will dive right into the drama as the book's narrator René, the Goldens’ neighbor, gets sucked into the family’s risky world. With plenty of political commentary and satire, this may be Rushdie’s finest novel yet.
    (On Sale: 9/5/17)

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  • Sing, Unburied, Sing

    by Jesmyn Ward

    This is Ward’s first novel since Salvage the Bones, the 2011 winner of the National Book Award. Sing, Unburied, Sing is a character-driven drama that examines themes of love, race, and family relationships. Told from the perspectives of Leonie, a drug addict, and Jojo, her 13-year-old son, this novel cements Ward as a leading writer of Southern literature.
    (On Sale: 9/5/17)

  • Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

    by Brené Brown

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    A new book from Brown is always something to look forward to! With several bestselling titles under her belt, she undertakes extensive new research on what it means to truly belong and how we can find vital connections in a disconnected world. This is a timely book for any readers who feel that society is, or has become, divisive and divided.
    (On Sale: 9/12/17)

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  • Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime

    by Ben Blum

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    Blum’s years-long investigation into what led his cousin Andy to commit a crime and ruin his lifelong dream will appeal not only to true crime fans, but also to psychology and sociology readers. Blum explores Andy’s Army Ranger training and history, the crime itself (armed robbery), his sense of family and duty, and the aftermath of the crime. The result is fascinating and thought-provoking.
    (On Sale: 9/12/17)

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  • What Happened

    by Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Have you wondered what has been running through Secretary Clinton’s head since her ill-fated run for the highest office? Well, she'll finally let down her guard and reveal how she felt (and now feels, nearly one year later) about the 2016 Presidential campaign, one of the most memorable elections in modern history. Clinton is a bestselling author already, and this book is sure to be the talk of the town when it hits the shelves.
    (On Sale: 9/12/17)

  • To Be Where You Are

    by Jan Karon

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    Longtime fans of Karon's Mitford series will be thrilled to welcome back their favorite characters — the three generations of Kavanaghs — at the center of this novel. One couple, Dooley and Lace, adjust to marriage and parenthood, while Father Tim finds a new way to spend his time. Karon knows how to write books that allow us to appreciate the everyday.
    (On Sale: 9/19/17)

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  • Don’t Let Go

    by Harlen Coben

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    When Detective Nap Dumas receives new evidence that points back to his twin brother’s mysterious death and his ex-girlfriend’s subsequent disappearance, he sets out to uncover the truth about what happened to them. What he finds will turn his life upside down and have him questioning everything he thought was true. Coben will, as always, have you turning pages long into the night.
    (On Sale: 9/26/17)

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What books are you looking forward to diving into this month? Let us know in the comments below!