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Our bestsellers are updated monthly (or close to it) on the Book Bin's website: updated April 1, 2019.

Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735219090
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

This is the perfect read for the final days of summer.  Delia Owens' debut novel has romance and mystery told against the lush setting of coastal North Carolina.  Kya Clark's family has deserted her one by one, forcing her to live on her own at a very young age.  While fending for herself, she learns to "read" the flora and fauna of the shore even though she only spent one day in school.  Ostracized by almost everyone in the nearby town, Kya, known as The Marsh Girl, eventually forms a relationship with two young men, only to learn that humans are the least reliable life form in nature.

Educated: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399590504
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Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

In the wake of the bestseller Hillbilly Elegy, there is an opening for others to tell their story of rising from meager beginnings to great heights.  With acute insight, Ms. Westover writes a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes.  Mr. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy, says: "Educated shines a light on a part of our country that we too often overlook. Tara Westover's powerful tale--of trying to find a place for herself in the world, without losing her connection to her family or her beloved home--deserves to be widely read."

The Huntress: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062740373
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 26th, 2019

Kate Quinn has written a book that is even more compelling than her novel The Alice Networkwhich we enjoyed. In the aftermath of World War II and Nuremburg, there are people who are continuing to hunt Nazi war criminals. One is Ian, a British war reporter and the other is Nina, a Russian female bomber pilot. Their main goal is to track down the nefarious criminal only known as the Huntress. She is said to have escaped to the United States with a new identity. Nina may be the only one who has seen the face of this cold blooded killer. Jordan is 17 years old growing up in post WWII Boston. Her goal is to become a photographer/war correspondent. Jordan's widower father brings home a German woman who becomes his fiancé. Jordan thinks she is secretive and may be hiding something. Anneliese does not like to have her picture taken but the one that Jordan does take makes her uneasy. As a concerned daughter, Jordan delves deeper and what she finds may threaten all those she loves.

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ISBN: 9781524763138
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Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018

If you're a fan, you'll want to read it. if you're not, you won't.  Becoming covers Michelle Obama's life from before she was born to when she and Barack left The White House.  It is not a quick read.  It is packed with personal details of her life, her opinions about everything from politics to motherhood and her hopes for her country and her family.  By the time I got about a third of the way through her memoir, I felt I truly knew Michelle Robinson Obama.  Even if one doesn't agree with her views, her journey from a one bedroom apartment on Chicago's South Side to Harvard Law School and then to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is an incredible trip!

--- Nancy Randall


Magpie Murders: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062645234
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 27th, 2018

Mr Horowitz channels Agatha Christie in this tightly woven story set not only in present day but as a manuscript main character Susa \Ryeland is editing.  You won't want to put this one down.

An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385538800
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Published: Nan A. Talese - March 5th, 2019

Much like his earlier work of non-fiction There Are No Children Here, Mr. Kotlowitz writes about individuals in Chicago coping with crime, violence and poverty.  An American Summer is divided into chapters designated with a date in the summer of 2013 in Chicago.  On each of these dates, the reader learns about a crime committed, its victim or victims, sometimes its perpetrators, and others - family, friends, neighbors- who are effected by the crime. There's Marcelo, who has committed armed robbery but wants to get out of his crime ridden world through education, Eddie who murdered a rival gang member as a teenager but at 50 wants to give back to the community, and Gerard who spent 20 years in prison accused of a crime he didn't commit.  An American Summer is a difficult read, emotionally.  Mr. Kotlowitz does a great job of getting into the hearts and minds of people living on the South and West sides of Chicago whose lives are filled with fear and anger. This book illustrates why there are no easy answers for the violence our country is experiencing. 

Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You Cover Image
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984854278
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Published: Random House - October 16th, 2018

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ISBN: 9781250301697
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Published: Celadon Books - February 5th, 2019

Many of us are fans of tightly written psychological thrillers.  Mr. Michealides shows he is a master of the genre.  Alicia Berenson has it all-- a good career, great husband, and lovely home-- so why did she shoot her husband in the face 5 times and never say a word after the incident?  Years later, psychotherapist Theo Faber gets a job at the psychiatric hospital she was sentenced to in the hopes of getting her to speak again.  Told in dueling first person narratives, you won't want to put this one down. 

Us Against You: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501160806
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Published: Washington Square Press - March 5th, 2019

Mr. Backman continues where Beartown left off.  The new hockey season is approaching and the town has been divided by the recent tragic events.  You'll say hello to favorite old characters and meet some new ones too as the sad little town in Sweden pushes on through another hockey season.  Your heart will break for those on both sides of the great divide that has developed.  Can this town survive or will it just be Us Against You?   The answer might surprise you.

The Island of Sea Women: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501154850
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Published: Scribner - March 5th, 2019

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735220690
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Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018




Cemetery Road: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062824615
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Published: William Morrow - March 5th, 2019

Mr. Iles has a great way of making you feel like you're deep in the South in his stories.  His newest book is set in fictional Bienville.  Marshall McEwan is now a high profile Washington DC journalist who returns to Bienville to help with his dying, estranged father.  While there, the man who mentored Marshall in high school is found murdered.  Marshall makes it his new mission to find out what happened to his friend.  Though there are a lot of pages, you'd never know it.  You won't want to put this one down.

The Music Shop: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812986563
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 6th, 2018

It's 1988 London.  Frank owns a record store in a run-down part of London.  He only sells vinyl and will NOT be talked into selling CDs.  One day a mysterious woman walks into his store and his life is changed.  Frank also has a great cast of friends who help him navigate the new feelings this woman has given him.  This is a wonderful story of two quirky and wonderful characters.

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ISBN: 9781250105684
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 5th, 2019

Ms. Harper is back after her first two excellent mysteries set in the Australian outback (The Dry, Force of Nature).  The Bright family has just suffered the loss of their 40 year old middle son, Cam, and the investigation has very few leads.  Older brother Nathan is baffled why Cam would walk away from his car in the hottest time of the year and walk towards the ancient grave at the edge of his property.  Are the backpackers helping out at the cattle ranch involved somehow?  Or was it more sinister revenge from Nathan's ex-wife's family?


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ISBN: 9780778330271
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Published: Park Row - January 29th, 2019

During World War II, the British were trying to come up with a way to thwart the Nazis in France.  Sending men over to spy and conduct covert operations had failed because there weren't many men left in the towns and new people stood out.  The idea arose that sending in a group of women to aid in the resistance could work. This is that story of the ring of female spies and their courage. Inspired by true events, the book is centered on the lives of three women and their friendship, hardships and betrayals.

Sometimes I Lie: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250144850
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 30th, 2018

The title gives you a hint of what's to come in Ms. Feeney's debut novel.  Amber wakes in the hospital, body unresponsive but mind alert and tries to figure out what happened to her and if it has anything to do with her husband or her sister Claire.  This is a must read for fans of the unreliable narrator- and that's not a spoiler; just read the title!

The Border: A Novel (Power of the Dog #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062664488
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Published: William Morrow - February 26th, 2019

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - February 12th, 2019

Run Away Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538748466
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 19th, 2019



The Good Lie: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062475398
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Published: Ecco - February 12th, 2019