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The author who hooked us with coming-of-age classics and lovable lines (“I must, I must, I must increase my bust!”) makes a moving comeback in her first adult novel in nearly two decades. Judy Blume’s In the unlikely event offers a fictionalized tale of the profound losses and joys brought on by unexpected events that tarnish a suburban New Jersey town (Blume’s native) at the start of the Cold War. With her distinctively humanizing characters and plotlines, In the Unlikely Event is one for the grownups who have had time to log the heartwarming life lessons learned from a novelist both celebrated and controversial.

Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant–the Booker Prize winner’s first novel in a decade– tells a luminous, resonant tale of memory, love, vengeance and war set in a mystical Britain of many centuries ago.

The first of the Nobel Prize winner’s novels to be set in our current moment, Toni Morrison’s God help the child will add a provocative, moving new classic to any book lover’s collection.

Published just months before the renowned neurologist/author’s death, On the move: A life by Oliver Sacks is as brilliant, gripping and infused with restless energy as Sacks himself.

Anyone who experienced that awkward phase will laugh–and cringe– reading Unabrow: Misadventures of a late bloomer by Una LaMarche. A memoir that falls between highbrow and lowbrow, clumsily, unforgettably and with great heart

Founder and CEO of Kind Healthy Snacks Daniel Lubetzky’s Do the kind thing is part manifesto for compassionate entrepreneurship, part handbook for happiness and wholly ideal for socially conscious readers.

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