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The Bells by Richard Harvell

Born in a belfry high in the Swiss Alps, Moses Froben and his deaf and mute mother ring the beautiful church bells each day.

Fragile by Lisa Unger

Everybody knows everybody in The Hollows, a quaint, charming town outside of New York City. It's a place where neighbors keep an eye on one another's kids, where people say hello in the grocery store, and where high school cliques and antics are never quite forgotten.

Father of the Rain by Lily King

Gardiner Amory is a New England WASP who's beginning to feel the cracks in his empire. Nixon is being impeached, his wife is leaving him, and his worldview is rapidly becoming outdated.

Indelible by Kristen Heitzmann

In a clash of light and darkness, can courage prevail?

Rescuing a toddler from the jaws of a mountain lion, Trevor MacDaniel, a high-country outfitter, sets in motion events he can't foresee. His act of bravery entwines his life with gifted sculptor Natalie Reeve --- and attracts a grim admirer.

What Is Left the Daughter by Howard Norman

Seventeen-year-old Wyatt Hillyer is suddenly orphaned when his parents, within hours of each other, jump off two different bridges --- the result of their separate involvements with the same compelling neighbor, a Halifax switchboard operator and aspiring actress.

When Sparrows Fall by Meg Moseley

Freedom. Safety. Love. Miranda vows to reclaim them --- for herself, and for her children.

A widow and mother of six, Miranda Hanford leads a quiet, private life.

The Girl's Guide to Homelessness: A Memoir by Brianna Karp

Brianna Karp entered the workforce at age 10, supporting her mother and sister throughout her teen years in Southern California.

Pearl of China by Anchee Min

In the small southern China town of Chin-kiang, in the last days of the 19th century, two young girls bump heads and become thick as thieves.

The Murderer's Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers

Lulu and Merry's childhood was never ideal, but on the day before Lulu's 10th birthday, their father drives them into a nightmare. She had been warned never to let her father in, but when he shows up drunk, he's impossible to ignore.

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

In 1940, Iris James is the postmistress in coastal Franklin, Massachusetts. Iris knows more about the townspeople than she will ever say, and believes her job is to deliver secrets. Yet one day she does the unthinkable: slips a letter into her pocket, reads it, and doesn't deliver it.