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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing (2018) by Delia Owens is a novel that tells the story of Kya Clark, a young girl who grows up in the marshes of North Carolina. The book is a upmarket fiction piece with elements of coming-of-age story, and crime mystery, that explores themes of isolation, love, and the power of the natural world.

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (2018), explores the complexities of Hollywood from the point of view of a struggling journalist. The story starts with Monique Grant, a writer for the major publication Viviant, who is tasked with interviewing the aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo. Evelyn has never given an exclusive interview before, and Monique has no choice but to accept the opportunity as this could be huge for her career.

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Verity by Colleen Hoover

Verity by Colleen Hoover, published in 2018, features characters who respond in unexpected ways to sudden events. Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling writer, has her financial problems solved when she is offered a chance to work for Verity Crawford, a popular author. When she arrives at the Crawford house to sort through her notes and outlines, Lowen discovers an unfinished autobiography that Verity never wanted anyone to read.

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