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Staff Picks

The teams at Berkley, Dutton, and Putnam want to share their favorite books with you! Check out some of our staff picks for your next book club:

The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone by Audrey Burges

The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone

Audrey Burges

A woman learns to expand the boundaries of her small world and let love inside it in this sparkling and unforgettable novel by Audrey Burges.

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Scarlet in Blue by Jennifer Murphy

Scarlet in Blue

Jennifer Murphy

A beautiful and gripping psychological novel about a mother and daughter who, after a lifetime on the run from a dark and dangerous past, land in a small Michigan town that may hold the key to ending their fugitive lifestyle.

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Love & Saffron by Kim Fay

Love & Saffron

Kim Fay

In the vein of the classic 84, Charing Cross Road, this witty and tender novel follows two women in 1960s America as they discover that food really does connect us all, and that friendship and laughter are the best medicine.

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Mademoiselle Revolution by Zoe Sivak

Mademoiselle Revolution

Zoe Sivak

A powerful, engrossing story of a biracial heiress who escapes to Paris when the Haitian Revolution burns across her island home. But as she works her way into the inner circle of Robespierre and his mistress, she learns that not even oceans can stop the flames of revolution.

Unleashed by Cai Emmons


Cai Emmons

Set amid California’s wildfire season, a vivid and magical novel following a family in crisis thrust on a collision course with the world around them that has an outcome beyond their wildest imaginings . . .

What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline

What Happened to the Bennetts

Lisa Scottoline

From #1 bestselling author Lisa Scottoline comes a pulse-pounding new novel.

Your family has been attacked, never again to be the same.

Now you have to choose between law…and justice.

More Book Club Picks

Looking for something a little different? Below are some great reads for book clubs for your consideration.

The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas

The Hacienda

Isabel Cañas

Mexican Gothic meets Rebecca in this debut supernatural suspense novel, set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence, about a remote house, a sinister haunting, and the woman pulled into their clutches…

The Shadow Murders by Jussi Adler-Olsen, William Frost

The Shadow Murders

Jussi Adler-Olsen, William Frost

In the exhilarating penultimate thriller of the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling Department Q series, the team must hunt for a nefarious criminal who has slipped under the radar for decades.

The Old Place by Bobby Finger

The Old Place

Bobby Finger

A bighearted and moving debut about a wry retired schoolteacher whose decade-old secret threatens to come to light and send shockwaves through her small Texas town.

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