Once Upon a River (2018) • Diane Setterfield
“Once Upon a River” is a glorious tapestry of a book that combines folklore and science, magic and myth. Suspenseful, romantic, and richly atmospheric, the beginning sweeps readers away on a powerful current of storytelling, transporting them through worlds both real and imagined, to the triumphant conclusion. Free. No sign-up is needed.
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The Overstory (2019) • Richard Powers
From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Free. No sign-up is needed.
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane (2017) • Lisa See
A powerful story about circumstances, culture, and distance, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond of family. It’s a moving novel about tradition, tea farming, and the bonds between mothers and daughters. Free. No sign-up is needed.
The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ years old (2017) • Hendrik Groen
An international bestseller, this is a funny and tender-hearted tale about friendship, love, and an old man who is young at heart. Technically speaking, Hendrik Groen is….elderly. But at age 83¼, this feisty, indomitable curmudgeon has no plans to go out quietly. Free. No sign-up is needed.