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The Machine Dynasty, Book III

by Madeline Ashby
edition: Paperback
tagged: high tech, sagas, science fiction

In the final instalment of the influential Machine Dynasty series, the rapture for which the self-replicating humanoids were engineered finally comes to pass.

Now that the failsafe that once kept synthetic beings from harming humans has been hacked, all vNare discovering the promise – and the peril –of free will. Her consciousness unleashed acro …

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The Kitchen House

A Novel

by Kathleen Grissom
edition: Paperback
tagged: historical, coming of age, sagas

The New York Times bestselling book club favorite—about a white indentured servant girl who unwittingly unleashes tragedy in Virginia’s plantation society—celebrates its tenth anniversary with a new edition featuring a new cover, introduction, and much more.

Orphaned while onboard a ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia has no choice but …

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The Grand Melee

by Michel Tremblay, translated by Sheila Fischman
edition: Paperback
tagged: literary, family life, historical, sagas

The fifth novel in the Desrosiers Diaspora series from Québécois national treasure Michel Tremblay, winner of the Governor General’s Award, the Chalmers Award, the Molson Prize, and the Prix France-Québec

 

It’s May 1922, and preparations are in full swing for a "grand melee" – the marriage of Nana and Gabriel, which will take place the fol …

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A Single Swallow

A Novel

by Zhang Ling, translated by Shelly Bryant
edition: Paperback
tagged: sagas, non-classifiable, chinese

The eagerly awaited English translation of award-winning author Zhang Ling’s epic and intimate novel about the devastation of war, forgiveness, redemption, and the enduring power of love.

On the day of the historic 1945 Jewel Voice Broadcast—in which Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s surrender to the Allied forces, bringing an end to World Wa …

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The Spoon Stealer

by Lesley Crewe
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: contemporary women, sagas, non-classifiable

Born into a basket of clean sheets—ruining a perfectly good load of laundry—Emmeline never quite fit in on her family's rural Nova Scotian farm. After suffering multiple losses in the First World War, her family became so heavy with grief, toxicity, and mental illness that Emmeline felt their weight smothering her. And so, she fled across the A …

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Butter Honey Pig Bread

by Francesca Ekwuyasi
edition: Paperback
tagged: sagas, literary, lesbian, contemporary women

Longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize

An intergenerational saga about three Nigerian women: a novel about food, family, and forgiveness.

Butter Honey Pig Bread is a story of choices and their consequences, of motherhood, of the malleable line between the spirit and the mind, of finding new homes and mending old ones, of voracious appetites, …

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The Dating Dare

by Barbara Dunlop
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: contemporary, sagas, non-classifiable

Stepping up their gamecould have consequences…

Will a mutual makeover pacttransform these friends into lovers?

Friends James Gillen and Natasha Remington share something in common—they were both recently dumped. So the pair embark on a mission to make each other irresistible to the opposite sex. Mousy librarian Nat becomes stunning, exciting Tash …

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