100 Must-Read Books About Starting Over

"Everyone in these stories came out the other side. Sometimes much better off, sometimes much worse for wear. Some gained life-long relationships and some lost everyone they'd ever loved. These are stories of people starting over in ways both big and small."
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A Good American
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How to Be Both (Ali Smith)
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The Good House (Ann Leary)
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Ladder of Years
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Extra Virgin Amongst the Olive Groves of Liguria (Annie Hawes)
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Dry (Augusten Burroughs)
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Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian (Avi Steinberg)
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An American Brat (Bapsi Sidwha)
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Jasmine (Bharati Mukherjee)
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Openly Straight (Bill Konigsberg)
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The Year of Magical Thinking (Joan Didion)
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Cruel Beautiful World (Caroline Leavitt)
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13
Native Speaker (Chang-Rae Lee)
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Wild (Cheryl Strayed)
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Her (Christa Parravani)
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The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
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The Book of Unknown Americans (Cristina Henriquez)
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A Piece of Cake (Cupcake Brown)
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Eat the Document (Dana Spiotta)
20
What Is the What (Dave Eggers)
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Spanish Lessons: Beginning a New Life in Spain (Derek Lambert)
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The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu
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A Saloonkeeper's Daughter (Drude Krog Janson)
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Breath, Eyes, Memory (Edwidge Danticat)
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25
The Chalet School in Exile (Elinor M. Brent-Dyer)
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Island Sojourn (Elizabeth Arthur)
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Eat Pray Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
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Starting Over (Elizabeth Spencer)
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When I Was Puerto Rican (Esmeralda Santiago)
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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry (Gabrielle Zevin)
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A Life in Men
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Mona in the Promised Land (Gish Jen)
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Mistress of My Fate (Hallie Rubenhold)
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Teeth (Hannah Moskowitz)
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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
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Maya's Notebook (Isabelle Allende)
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37
The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson)
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Lost and Found (Jacqueline Sheehan)
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Lucy
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Beyond the Sky and the Earth, Jamie Zeppa
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