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

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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. 

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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


Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316505116
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Published: Hachette Books - January 22nd, 2019

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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?


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.

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 Vanishing Man: A Prequel to the Charles Lenox Series (Charles Lenox Mysteries #12) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250311368
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Published: Minotaur Books - February 19th, 2019

My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385544238
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Published: Doubleday - November 20th, 2018

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ISBN: 9780735215092
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 5th, 2019

In 1969, the four Gold children, Varya, Daniel, Karla and Simon, visit a fortune teller who tells them the date that each of them will die.  For the rest of their lives, this pronouncement will effect them.  Simon, the youngest, runs off to San Francisco when he is sixteen, works in a gay nightclub and becomes a ballet dancer.   Karla becomes a musician and performs one very dangerous feat.  Daniel is a doctor who gives physicals to army recruits and then decides if they're physically able to serve.  And Varya, the eldest, works in a lab with primates, hoping to discover ways that human longevity can be increased.  As we learn more about each of the Golds, we are introduced to other equally interesting characters. Don't be put off by the preface of The Immortalists; Ms. Benjamin's debut novel is a riveting work about fate and families.

The Girl from Berlin: A Novel (Liam Taggart and Catherine Lockhart #5) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250195241
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 9th, 2018

We love local author Ron Balson and are more than pleased to bring you his newest novel. Liam Taggert and Catherine Lockhart are back as we move from the frightening early days of Hitler's power in Berlin and the world of the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic to Bolgna and then into the small town of Pienza, Italy.  Balson weaves a melodic story through the memoir of Ada Baumgarten, violin prodigy and the daughter of the concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic. Catherine and Liam make a formidable team as they unravel the mystery behind Ada's memoir and the desperate search for the rightful owner of the Italian villa set within Tuscan wine country.

November Road: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062663849
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Published: William Morrow - October 9th, 2018

John Kennedy has just been assassinated and Frank Guidry was responsible for the killer's getaway car.  When plans go awry, the mobster he works for is out to get him, so Frank doesn't squeal.  Charlotte Roy is a young mother of two girls, living in a small town with an alcoholic husband.  When she gets into her car with her daughters and the family dog and heads towards Los Angeles to escape her life in Oklahoma, she has no idea that she will meet Guidry who is running away from the thug hired to kill him. November Road is a good, fast-paced read.  Berney's characters are believable and his plot is simple yet exciting.  It is the perfect airplane book or vacation read.



The Lost Girls of Paris Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778330271
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Published: Park Row - January 29th, 2019

An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616208684
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 5th, 2019

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!

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.

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524731656
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Published: Knopf - May 21st, 2018

That Churchill Woman: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524799564
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 29th, 2019

Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812995701
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Published: Random House - January 29th, 2019



Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616206949
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 13th, 2017