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The Cousins

I’m late for dinner again, but this time it’s not my fault. There’s a mansplainer in my way.

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A Promised Land

I began writing this book shortly after the end of my presidency—after Michelle and I had boarded Air Force One for the last time and traveled west for a long-deferred break.

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The Truths We Hold

How Kamala Harris felt the morning Donald Trump won in 2016

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Marauder

Captain Omar Rahal tracked the small boat racing across the placid waters of the narrow strait.

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Terry Denton's Really Truly Amazing Guide to Everything

The Universe is everything around you, beyond you, and IT IS ALSO YOU . . .

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Life After Truth

Her daughter had just fallen back asleep in the crook of her elbow when Mariam noticed the man on the bench in the courtyard below.

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The Magpie Society: One for Sorrow

The night she died, all our phones were turned off.

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The Boy, the Wolf and the Stars

Hidden in the shadows of the forest, Bo peeked under the low-hanging branches of a tree and watched the village children play a game.

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Breathless

I open my eyes and I am tangled in the sheets, books upside down on the floor.

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Catvinkle and the Missing Tulips

Most people don’t expect cats and dogs to get along.

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Down to Earth

2020 was a year like no other.

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Animals Make Us Human

Sometimes I look at my dogs, their furry, clawy feet, their silly noses, their ridiculous tails, and I think, why?

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The Scomo Diaries

In case it’s not obvious to all readers, this is a work of satire, and while names may be real, the actions or statements of any person mentioned in this book must not be taken literally by anyone reading it.

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Love Your Life

As I reach for the doorbell, my phone bleeps with a text and my head instantly fills with a roll call of possibilities.

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Three Women Disappear

“LET’S KILL him again in slow motion,” I said.

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Lioness

I am Saroo Brierley’s second mother. He came into the lives of me and my husband, John, as a six-year-old from India, making us parents for the first time.

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Deadly Cross

DEVON MONROE TORE HIS EYES off the two dead bodies in the powder-blue Bentley convertible, top down, idling not twenty yards away, and glanced at his best friend.

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The Freedom Circus

‘Here comes the princess, always dressed for a ball,’ the nurse affectionately said to my grandmother-in-law as we passed in the corridors of the Montefiore Jewish nursing home.

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