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All the Forgivenesses 

by Elizabeth Hardinger (Kensington)

After the death of her mother, 15-year-old Bertie Winslow takes responsibility for her younger siblings and her unreliable daddy. Eventually Bertie sends the boys to their brothers, and keeps the girls with her. Then Bertie marries young and moves from Kentucky, but marriage cannot resolve the grief and guilt she carries.


The Dearly Beloved 

by Cara Wall (Simon & Schuster)

Charles and Lily, James and Nan. They couples meet in Greenwich Village in 1963 when Charles and James are jointly hired to pastor the historic Third Presbyterian Church. Against the backdrop of cultural changes, these four friends forge paths through their relationships, each struggling with heartbreak and joy.


Into the Planet

by Jill Heinerth (Ecco)

More people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and more is known about deep space than about the depths of the oceans. From one of the top cave divers working today, Into the Planet blends science, adventure, and memoir to bring readers face-to-face with the terror and beauty of Earth’s remaining unknowns.



by Alex Speier (William Morrow)

Arguably the best team in Major League Baseball, the 2018 Red Sox, won 108 regular season games and then romped through the postseason. This is the inside story of that historic team, as told through the assembly and ascendancy of their talented core—the culmination of a decade of reporting from a respected baseball writer.