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The Book Thief Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780375842207
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

This is the type of book I recommend to people who want to read a book that deals with death, considering Death is the sole narrator of the story. Centered around an orphan German girl trying to hold onto the little sparks of light the world has through imagination and reading while her nation falls into fascism.

Although the book doesn't have magc in it, this book is a dark fantasy about what it means to be alive and joyful in the moment, even if you're hiding out from Nazis. Descriptions of human emotions described as colors, as seen by Death and his fascination with a mortal species. Zusak weaves the story together with a great sense of magical realism. This is a great book to gift to anyone, regardless of age.


Brooke

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Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982108847
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 6th, 2020

In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic.

Where does the story of the Owens bloodline begin?


Vicious (Villains #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250183507
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Published: Tor Books - May 29th, 2018

A trade paperback repackage of New York Times bestseller V.E. Schwab's Vicious, a masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, and superpowers which will include:

*A new cover by Wil Staehle, cover artist of the iconic Shades of Magic trilogy covers
*Schwab's Tor.com short story set within the Vicious universe, "Warm Up"


Grown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062840356
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 15th, 2020

Grown exposes the underbelly of a tough conversation, providing a searing examination of misogynoir, rape culture, and the vulnerability of young black girls. Groundbreaking, heart-wrenching, and essential reading for all in the #MeToo era.” —Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles 


Outlander: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440212560
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Published: Dell - June 2nd, 1992

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES


Beach Read Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806734
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Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

"Original, sparkling bright, and layered with feeling..."—Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game

A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.


The Poet X Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award!


Fable: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250254368
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 1st, 2020

Filled with all of the action, emotion, and lyrical writing that brought readers to Sky in the Deep, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Fable, the first book in this new captivating duology.


We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781101912195
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Published: Vintage - May 30th, 2017

New York Times Bestseller
 
This essay collection from the “bitches gotta eat” blogger, writer on Hulu’s Shrill, and “one of our country’s most fierce and foulmouthed authors” (Amber Tamblyn, Vulture) is sure to make you alternately cackle with glee and cry real tears.


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$11.99
ISBN: 9781481438261
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019

“An intense snapshot of the chain reaction caused by pulling a trigger.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Astonishing.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A tour de force.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)


A Newbery Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A Printz Honor Book

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A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780465096664
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Published: Basic Books - December 10th, 2019

From an award-winning historian, a magisterial account of the revolution that created the modern world


Three Women Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451642308
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 INDIE NEXT PICK

Named a Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post * NPR * The Atlantic * New York Public Library * Vanity Fair * PBS * Time * Economist * Entertainment Weekly * Financial Times * Shelf Awareness * Guardian * Sunday Times * BB


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$18.99
ISBN: 9780062878021
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Published: HarperTeen - September 3rd, 2019

An Amazon Best Book of 2019 * New York Times Bestseller * B&N's YA Book Club Pick * Indiebound Bestseller * #6 on the 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List


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$7.99
ISBN: 9781338111026
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 3rd, 2019

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Schwab comes a sweeping, spooky, evocative adventure, perfect for fans of Stranger Things.


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$11.99
ISBN: 9780062847201
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 4th, 2020

An Amazon Best Book of the Month! A captivating and powerful exploration of the opioid crisis—the deadliest drug epidemic in American history—through the eyes of a college-bound softball star. Edgar Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a visceral and necessary novel about addiction, family, friendship, and hope.


Circe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times).


Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524798642
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 4th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.


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Wishtree (Special Edition): Adult Edition Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250306869
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 8th, 2019

The target audience for this lovely little number is ages eight to twelve, but I thoroughly enjoyed it all the same. Drawn from the Irish tradition of hanging one's wishes on a particular tree on a particular day once every year, Wishtree is narrated by Red, a several-hundred year-old (you guessed it) Wishtree with a knack for storytelling. According to Red, trees are not only very much alive, but are able to communicate verbally with non-tree beings. While it's expressly forbidden for trees to talk to people, Red has no problem conversing with the delightful cast of creatures living in her nooks, crannies, and branches. But when a boy carves into Red's trunk a hateful message directed at the Muslim family that just moved to her suburban American neighborhood, Red becomes fed up with all of the intolerance she's witnessed over the years and begins struggle with her role as observer, silently standing by. 


We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399590573
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Published: One World - October 30th, 2018

Through a series of essays originally published in The Atlantic (among them "A Case for Reparations" and "The Black Family in the Age of Incarceration"), Coates established himself as one of the most important commentators on race in the United States. We Were Eight years in Power provides us those eight essays - one for each year of the Obama administration - along with an additional eight previously unpublished personal essays in which Coates reflects on his experiences from each of those years. Culminating in an innovative and profoundly sobering piece written about the 2016 election, We Were Eight Years in Power is not one to miss.


The Wake: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977177
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 1st, 2015

For some, reading this book would be tantamount to having teeth pulled or listening to someone recount their most recent dream at length and in great detail.  That being said, I love everything about it.

This was easily my number one pick of books I read in the year 2014. The Wake is an utterly unique and imaginative debut novel wherein Kingsnorth crafted a language with his own vocabulary and set of rules, much in the tradition of books like Finnegan’s Wake, Trainspotting, and A Clockwork Orange. Balking at the thought of writing a historical novel using contemporary language, Kingsnorth opted to create what he calls a “shadow tongue” that uses a combination of a phonetic dialect, Middle and Old English, and selective exclusion of words that didn’t enter the English language until after the time-period in which the story took place. The Wake is set in 1066 immediately following the Norman invasion and conquest of England. The story is narrated by and follows an English farmer from the rural North of the country who takes to the forests and swamps of his countryside in hopes of joining the fight in the underground resistance against the Normans. The story itself is an excellent one, but Kingsnorth’s adaptation, modification and mastery of the language in telling this story is what makes this book incredible. At first glance, this “ghost language” can admittedly be daunting to new readers, but with the aid of the brief “Note on Language” and the partial glossary found at the back of the book, the rules and rhythms of the text are remarkably easy to pick up, and it’s profoundly rewarding to find oneself gliding through the sentences without pause – even to the point of hearing the cadence and brogue of the narrator, Buccmaster of Holland. While I fully understand that this kind of book isn’t for everyone, if this sounds like something that remotely appeals to you as a reader, I would strongly encourage you to give it a try; I can’t overstate what a joy this was to read.


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Beast: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977795
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Published: Graywolf Press - August 1st, 2017

Fans of The Wake will understand the excitement with which I announce that Paul Kingsnorth is back with the second installment of the Buckmaster Trilogy, and he didn't disappoint.  Set a thousand years after the events in The Wake, The Beast comes from the mind of Edward Buckmaster (a modern-day 'buccmaster of holland') who has walked away from society, technology and modernity to seek peace and wisdom in the isolation of an empty moor in the west of England.  Starting out, Buckmaster harbors romantic notions of himself as some kind of noble hermit-martyr (as opposed to, say, a deadbeat husband and father who couldn't deal) but there's nothing quite like a good and brutal mauling from an unseen (dare I say it?) beast to pull a dreamer out of the clouds.  Buckmaster awakens, mangled and confused, his world suddenly one of immediacy and survival. The rest of the world, beyond the moor, fades into mist as Buckmaster embarks on a slow descent into madness or, perhaps, enlightenment. With brilliant demonstration of craft and a narrative intensity that unapologetically demands your attention, Kingsnorth continues to push the boundaries of conventional fiction with resounding success. 


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Her Body and Other Parties: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977887
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 3rd, 2017

Carmen Maria Machado’s debut is everything I want from a modern collection of short stories; it’s immersive, explosive, surprising, lovely and terrifying.  Machado grabs you by the heartstrings from the first and refuses to relax her grip until the very last, and even then her stories stick with you, come to you at night and rehash their darkness and delight.  The stories in Her Body and Other Parties are utterly and brazenly unique, never asking that you suspend disbelief, instead suffusing you with their urgent and overwhelming reality.  While each story exists independently from the others, narratives involving the lives and bodies of women operate as the thematic thread pulling them all together. 


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Map to the Stars (Penguin Poets) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143130574
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Published: Penguin Books - March 28th, 2017

I have to give a shout-out to Bloomington's own Adrian Matejka and his fantastic fourth book of poetry, Map to the Stars. Oft-nominated, award-winning Matejka knocked a home-run into outer space with his most recent collection, in which he constructs the narrative of a young black man growing up in poverty and uncertainty in Reagan-Era Indianapolis. These poems interweave depictions of the harsh realities of 1980's midwestern poverty, racism and classism with historical events, and the escapism afforded by (1980's) pop culture and looking to the stars. Within even single stanzas Matejka seamlessly combines the hard city street imagery of concrete and steel with evocations of the other-wordly, celestial and ethereal. This is the kind of poetry we need in this world - the kind that's conscious, bold, and unwilling to look the other way.


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She Would Be King: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450017
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 3rd, 2019

She Would Be King is a rich and enchanting tale, a strikingly original and perfectly executed blend of historical fiction and magical realism. Through an utterly unique narrative perspective, Wayétu Moore presents us with a far-reaching and multifacted story revolving around the Transatlantic slave trade and the formation of Liberia. Yet another excellent, boundary-pushing, bar-raising debut from Graywolf Press.


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Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812985405
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 6th, 2018

Winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize(only the second time an American has received the award), the debut novel from acclaimed short-fiction writer George Saunders is a unique, inventive work of fiction unlike any fiction you've ever encountered. Deriving the premise from the Tibetan belief regarding the state of one's existence following death and awaiting rebirth, Lincoln in the Bardo is written in a multitude of disparate voices - mostly comprised of spirits lingering in a D.C. graveyard, but also passages from newspaper articles, personal accounts, memoirs, and letters - pieced together to create a startingly original yet eminently readable narrative. The story begins several years into the American Civil War with ten-year-old Willie Lincoln, the eldest son of President Abraham Lincoln, dying of a fever. Unable to leave Washington, Lincoln temporarily entombs his dead son in a mausoleum in a nearby cemetary, a place he begins to visit late at night. Unwilling to pass over to whatever awaits beyond, the spirit of Willie Lincoln opts to stay in the cemetary, where he meets a slew of other obstinate spirits from various periods of time and walks of life who also (for one reason or another) prefer to remain in limbo - in the Bardo - instead of facing whatever awaits them in the great beyond.


Complete Stories Cover Image
By Kurt Vonnegut, Jerome Klinkowitz (Editor), Dan Wakefield (Editor), Dave Eggers (Foreword by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781609808082
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Published: Seven Stories Press - September 26th, 2017

As far as collected works go, this new volume of (my favorite Hoosier) Kurt Vonnegut's short stories reaches borderline perfection. Edited by longtime friends of and experts on Vonnegut, Jerome Klinkowitz and Dan Wakefield, and with a thoughtful forward by Dave Eggers, this collection is clearly a labor of love. The 97 stories - including five previously unpublished works unearthed not long before the book went to the presses - are organized thematically ("War," "Women," "Science," "Romance," "Work Ethic vs. Fame and Fortune," "Behavior," "The Band Director" and "Futuristic"), each section given a brief introduction by one of the two editors, providing some background and context on Vonnegut's relationship to the theme. Even the book as an object (masterfully constructed by Seven Stories Press) is a wonder to behold.


Children of the New World: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250098993
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Published: Picador - September 13th, 2016

A collection of short stories by Alexander Weinstein exploring humanity in the technological age.  These stories occupy various iterations of our world in the near future; dystopian worlds eerily familiar to present day wherein new technologies have fundamentally impacted the way people live and relate.  In one people never leave their homes, and all social interaction occurs in a virtual world populated by avatars and accessed via full-body suits and electrical wires. In another, the internet, computers, and the human mind have synched to the point that our fields of vision are set up like a desktop and with click and scroll with our eyes. We don't know what direction the technological revolution is going to take us, but these stories act as a sobering reminder that just because we can do something doesn't mean we should.


Between the World and Me Cover Image
$20.80
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

There isn't anything I can say about this that hasn't already been said more eloquently by someone else.  Profoundly thoughtful, this may be the most important book to come out in the last two years. Presented as a letter written from Coates to his sixteen year-old son, Between the World and Me is a meditation on race in America.Invoking the writing of James Baldwin, Coates is candid and clear, and provides a level of perspective and understanding that we need to hear.


Grief Is the Thing with Feathers: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781555977412
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Published: Graywolf Press - June 7th, 2016

Short and sweet, this is a meditation on the process of grief and where it can take us.  This little book is weird as hell. In a combination of prose, poetry, narrative, and drama, we're shown a man and his two sons shortly after the death of his wife and their mother.  Grief comes to them as a strange and powerful crow to aid them in their process of mourning, albeit in occasionally unconventional ways. Moving, resonant, disturbing, and unique, Grief is the Thing with Feathers is a quick read that will stay with you long after you close the cover. 


Eileen: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143128755
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Published: Penguin Books - August 16th, 2016

I'm a tiny bit smitten with Ottessa Moshfegh.  Her writing is dark and unforgiving, a gritty and unwashed place of moral ambiguity interspersed with glimpses of humanity and an occasional image or turn of phrase so stunning or beautifully crafted as to give us pause.  Her first novel, McGlue was a skinny little thing, but fantastic and packing a punch.  Eileen is longer, and more of a slow-burn; the title character is a twenty-something wallflower who works at a youth correctional facility in Massachusetts.  Quiet, sort-of pretty and unassuming, Eileen is a pretty unremarkable individual. Under the surface, however, she's strange and sinister as hell. There's some action, sure, a bit of violence, but Moshfegh makes you work for it.  The entire novel is one of anticipation, but in waiting for the gun to fire, the blade to drop, we're drawn under the spell of a narrator we're cheering for without knowing why, a character we want to like but are repulsed by, a fate we believe in but know we shouldn't.  Keep an eye out for Ottessa Moshfegh's forthcoming collection of short stories.


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The Sellout: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250083258
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Published: Picador - March 1st, 2016

This year’s winner of the Man-Booker prize, and the first American author to receive the award, Paul Beatty has presents us with some of the finest satire ever written.  In this hilarious, heartbreaking, gut-wrenching, thought-provoking, and incredibly timeless novel, we're told the story of a man who, through a series of strange events and dire circumstances, reinstitutes slavery and segregation in his hometown of Dickens, a suburb of Los Angeles. While I know that doesn't sound even remotely funny, I found myself laughing out loud with tears in my eyes. The humor of Beatty's work lies in his approach to reality and the way he uses the ridiculous aspects of our lives and our society to lambast the status quo, our history, and the things we accept as normative or true. 


M Train Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101910160
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Published: Vintage - August 23rd, 2016

In her last book, Just Kids, Patti Smith chronicled her beginnings in New York City as a 20-year-old with no money and no contacts trying to figure out her place in the counter-culture of the sixties. M Train picks up on the other end of her long career, sitting in a coffee shop and musing on a life of creativity and love.  The title is ironic, as the progression of M Train isn't remotely straightfoward or consistent, but is rather meanders through personal history, insight and revelation. That being said, it is a lovely meditation on art, the creative process, love, relationships, and the passage of time. 


We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780142180822
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 25th, 2014

This one took me by surprise, had me laughing out loud one minute and suppressing a sob the next, all the while hanging on every word. Fowler here successfully takes some intellectual risks, operating on the outskirts of the comfortable confines of the stylistic and structural norms she established in her previous work; the result is an emotionally complex, pseudo-sibling story within which Fowler dissects and inspects the fragility of the human condition, the nature of familial love, and the ethical ambiguity of scientific research that requires living, breathing subjects. This is one of those books has the capability to renew and reinforce one’s love of reading.


Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (Vintage International) Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780804170123
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Published: Vintage - May 5th, 2015

“You can hide memories, but you can’t erase the history that produced them.” This revelation is the impetus for one young Japanese man’s attempt to confront his painful past in the hope of attaining some measure of enlightenment and redemption. Newcomers to Murakami and long-time fans alike won’t be disappointed with the excellent addition to the celebrated writer’s remarkable oeuvre.


The Laughing Monsters: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250074911
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Published: Picador - October 13th, 2015

Master of the morally ambiguous, our prolific author Denis Johnson is back to deliver us another sock in the gut. Set adrift in the chaotic and labyrinthine society and politics of Western Africa, a jaded ex-CIA operative in a post-9/11 world attempts to navigate a whiplash-inducing thrill ride of cynicism, deceit, absurdity and humanity. Johnson fans think: Tree of Smoke meets Nobody Move.


The Marble Orchard Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781935439998
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Published: Ig Publishing - February 17th, 2015

The debut novel by Kentucky writer and short story virtuoso Alex Taylor. Here Taylor presents us with some Grit Lit at its finest – a ravaged landscape, an all-but-forgotten element of rural Kentucky, and no shortage of violence and vigilantism. Try it out!


The Last Days of New Paris: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781524797485
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Published: Del Rey - January 16th, 2018

Paris, 1941. Nazis have conscripted demons from hell, Surrealist artworks have manifested as corporeal, sentient, violent combatants and adrift in it all is a lone resistance fighter staggering through the nightmarish hellscape of his crumbling city just trying to make it through the occupation with his sanity and body intact.


Some Hell: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555977986
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 13th, 2018

A spellbinding debut novel about a boy whose typical coming-of-age narrative is abruptly derailed by the death by suicide of his father. In the wake of his father’s wake, our young narrator is must learn to navigate puberty, sexuality, and his burgeoning adulthood under the specter of tragedy and a hazy surreality while what remains of his family dissolves around him.


Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250037756
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Published: Picador - September 24th, 2013

Down an unlikely side street in an underlit part of San Francisco, Sloan presents us with an intriguing crossroads where collides the last gasp of the printed word, the technological overhaul of the 21st Century, a centuries-old secret society and an unlikely cast of oddball characters. Fittingly, a hapless of hopeful (and fairly resourceful) bookseller leads us through this delightful tale of mystery, wit, wonder, wisdom, and no small amount of snark.


By Night in Chile Cover Image
By Roberto Bolaño, Chris Andrews (Translated by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780811215473
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Published: New Directions - December 17th, 2003

Latin-American literary legend Roberto Bolaño delivers a searing, intriguing, thought-igniting treatise on church and state as told from the deathbed of a Chilean Jesuit priest. Although objectively little happens by way of action throughout this tale, the story is driven by remembrances of fast-paced dialogues held between various intellectuals, thinkers and artists of differing backgrounds and opinions and sporadically broken up by alternatively poignant and profound reflections from the dying man on his long and tumultuous life. Chris Andrews’ translation from the original Spanish does well to retain and do justice to Bolaño’s wit and poeticism and renders the text universally accessible – which is to say the reader needn’t have real prior knowledge of the Chilean cultural and historical background to still thoroughly enjoy this work. If you haven’t read Bolaño yet, fix that, and start here.


The Lover Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780375700521
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Published: Pantheon - September 8th, 1998

Thoughtful, poignant, transportive, artful, exquisite…this book may be flawless. Duras is careful with her words; her story unfolds in paragraphs that almost seem like photographs being spilled out of a near-empty album. This is a story of a place and time told through the bittersweet glimpses of a passionate and tumultuous love affair.


Children of God: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978204
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 16th, 2018

A remarkable short-fiction cycle telling the stories of characters from the fringes of the Bible – soldiers, prostitutes, thieves and more – weaving a harrowing and entrancing tale of good and evil.


The Heart's Invisible Furies: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524760793
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Published: Hogarth - March 6th, 2018

A gripping coming-of-age novel set against the backdrop of Ireland’s Troubles. A young man navigates his own sexuality and his single mother’s shame within the staunchly Catholic Irish society. One of the best books of 2017.


Zero K: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501138072
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Published: Scribner - May 16th, 2017

If you aren’t familiar with the work of Don Delillo, you ought to be. In the last forty years, he’s published seventeen novels and a collection of stories, establishing an incredible oeuvre of criticism and observation regarding modern American life and culture. His innate understanding of the human condition renders his work haunting, hilarious, and everything in between.


Broken River: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555977726
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 16th, 2017

A boundary-pushing thrill ride, a fantastical story that manages to go beyond itself, questioning the very nature of storytelling and the role of the reader as “impartial observer”


McGlue: A Novella Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780525522768
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Published: Penguin Books - January 8th, 2019

A sailor sobering up in the hold of a ship, suffering from a head injury and the DTs and grappling with the possibility that he may have killed a man. Equal parts poetry and brutality, quick and succinct like a knife to the gut, leaving you long after to ponder the wound. I love this book.


A Voyage Long and Strange: On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists, and Other Adventurers in Early America Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780312428327
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Published: Picador - April 27th, 2009

From the author of Confederates in the Attic, Horwitz is at his best in this exciting exploration of early American history, chronicling the ill-fated European forays into the “new world” prior to the landing of the pilgrims at Plymouth. Witty and thorough, Horwitz retraces the steps of Vikings, conquistadors, French and Spanish explorers, and even one Genoan through the modern American landscape.


The Power Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316547604
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 8th, 2019

This book turned out to be so much better, so much more than I had hoped for. Gripping, enchanting, thrilling and thought-provoking. An alternate history for our time.


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The Underground Railroad: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345804327
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Published: Anchor - January 30th, 2018

Impossibly, Whitehead has managed to imagine an antebellum South even more dystopian than the real thing. Exceptional, phenomenal, exquisite, flawless. Whitehead has demonstrated the art and craft of fiction at its finest. This book is perfect, and I don’t say that lightly.


Fox 8: A Story Cover Image
By George Saunders, Chelsea Cardinal (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984818027
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Published: Random House - November 13th, 2018

A darkly comic fable in which a fox’s pack is endangered by the construction of a shopping mall, leading him to pen a letter to the “Yumans” asking them to explain their cruelty. Utterly delightful.


The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812988659
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 8th, 2019

The last collection of fiction from one of America’s greatest short fiction writers of all time. His America is sad and beautiful, full of ghosts and dreams deferred.

 


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Friday Black Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
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Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

A debut collection of stories from an absolute powerhouse of a young writer, Adjei-Brenyah puts American racism and consumerism under a microscope, then ties them to a chair and doesn’t pull a single punch. DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK.


The Savage Detectives: A Novel Cover Image
By Roberto Bolaño, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780312427481
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Published: Picador - March 4th, 2008

One of my all-time favorite books. Bolaño here presents us with two young poets adrift in Mexico, isolated in their idealism. While his characters seek to revert Literature from an institution to a discussion, Bolaño himself simply asks that we reevaluate our understanding of how great novels are written.


City on Fire Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780804172950
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Published: Vintage - July 26th, 2016

City on Fire is a panoramic view of New York City in the 1970s.  The birth of punk rock, the heroin epidemic, the subsequent AIDS epidemic, the top-down corruption, growing unrest in the city and the disparity between those with and those without, all culminating in the city-wide blackout.  It follows the interwining and overlapping stories of a handful of diverse characters, from a teenage anarchist squatting in a run-down tenement to one of the wealthiest families in the city. Reminiscent of Bonfire of the Vanities, this novel goes a lot of different places and strikes a lot of different chords.  It's a big one (700-some odd pages) but well worth it.  


Homesick for Another World: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399562907
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Published: Penguin Books - December 5th, 2017

If you’re looking for a near-perfect collection of shot stories, look no further. Moshfegh here puts her astounding ability on full display.


Milk and Money: A Parody  Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781604339277
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Published: Cider Mill Press - September 24th, 2019

"[...] takes readers through a journey of the most beautiful moments in life and ruins them, because there is a certain divine comedy in lackluster internet poetry. This long-anticipated parody of the NYT #1 bestseller mMilk and Honey is divided into no chapters and offers no reral opportunity for personal growth, self-reflection, or deeper-thinking."


Melody's Picks

Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian Cover Image
By Tim Probert, Tim Probert (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062990464
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Published: HarperAlley - September 1st, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Kazu Kibuishi says of Lightfall: “Beautifully drawn. Tim Probert has created a world readers will want to visit.”


Axiom's End: A Novel (Noumena #1) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250256737
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 21st, 2020

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The alternate history first contact adventure Axiom's End is an extraordinary debut from Hugo finalist and video essayist Lindsay Ellis.


Truth is a human right.


Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780807013793
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Published: Beacon Press - September 15th, 2020

An engaging exploration of what it means to be asexual in a world that’s obsessed with sexual attraction, and what the ace perspective can teach all of us about desire and identity.


Slaughterhouse-Five: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781684156252
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Published: Archaia - September 15th, 2020

The first-ever graphic novel adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great anti-war books. 

An American classic and one of the world’s seminal antiwar books, Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five is faithfully presented in graphic novel form for the first time from Eisner Award-winning writer Ryan North (How to


This Old Dog Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140107
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Published: Levine Querido - September 1st, 2020

When so much of the world is new, you want to go slowly. to stop and enjoy everything; hills to roll down, perfect-sized rocks, trees that seem to whisper their thoughts. It's the same when you're much, much older, and every time 'round the seasons seems precious. Yet the folks in the middle (we know who we are) are always rushing, rushing, rushing.


Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Penguin Vitae) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780143134442
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Published: Penguin Classics - February 25th, 2020

"Sister Outsider's teachings, by one of our most revered elder stateswomen, should be read by everyone." -Essence

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature, with a foreword by Mahogany L. Browne.


The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250217288
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Published: Tor Books - March 17th, 2020

Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune’s bestselling, breakout contemporary fantasy

A USA Today Bestseller!
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”


The Runaway Princess Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593118405
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Published: Random House Graphic - January 21st, 2020

This princess can't resist the lure of adventure, but her parents aren't quite on board in this fantastical graphic novel perfect for fans of Princess in Black and Phoebe and Her Unicorn!

Robin? Robin? Robin?! Where are you?

She couldn't have gone far. . . .

Princesses don't run away to have their own adventures. Right?


The Crying Book Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226448
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Published: Catapult - November 5th, 2019

This bestselling "lyrical, moving book: part essay, part memoir, part surprising cultural study" is an examination of why we cry, how we cry, and what it means to cry from a woman on the cusp of motherhood confronting her own depression (The New York Times Book Review).


The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978273
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2019

Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting Award


Mostly Dead Things Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793835
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Published: Tin House Books - April 21st, 2020

The celebrated New York Times Bestseller

A Best Book of the Year pick at the New York TimesNPRThe New YorkerTIMEWashington PostOprahmag.comThrillistShelf Awareness, Good Housekeeping and more.


Severance: A Novel Cover Image
By Ling Ma
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250214997
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Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma’s offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance.

"A stunning, audacious book with a fresh take on both office politics and what the apocalypse might bring." Michael Schaub, NPR.org


The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812988659
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 8th, 2019

Twenty-five years after Jesus’ Son, a haunting new collection of short stories on mortality and transcendence, from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson


What to Do When I'm Gone: A Mother's Wisdom to Her Daughter Cover Image
By Suzy Hopkins, Hallie Bateman (Illustrator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781632869685
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - April 3rd, 2018

A mother's advice to her daughter--a guide to daily living, both practical and sublime--with full-color illustrations throughout.


The Dark Dark: Stories Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374282134
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Published: FSG Originals - July 18th, 2017

A Best Book of the Year: NPR, Vogue, The Huffington Post, The Chicago Review of Books, The National Post, Electric Literature, Kirkus

“Wields such a subtle and alien power . . . Wonderfully spooky.” —Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker


Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. 

A National Book Award Finalist


Alarah's Picks

Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984892638
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 8th, 2020

Jose Alberto Gutierrez collected garbage around the streets of Bogota, Colombia and collected the books he found in the trash. Each weekend he would allow children all over his barrio to come and take his books home. 

In an inspiring, heart-warming story, we meet a young Jose who cannot WAIT for each Saturday to ride his bike to older Jose's home to pick out his next adventure. Based on a true story literally teaching how someone's trash is another person's treasure, this book will renew your hope in the good people in this world. 


The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440420477
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Published: Yearling - March 13th, 2007

If you are looking for a beautifully written, captivating story, look no further than this series. Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the adventures of Rosalind, Skye, Jane, and Batty (and Hound) will warm your soul. 

This book is the first installment of a lovely story of four sisters going on wonderful adventures in Massachusetts (as well as my favourite children's book series I've read so far). 


Fortunately, the Milk Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Skottie Young (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780062224088
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Published: HarperCollins - September 30th, 2014

Oh my word, this book was funny. If you are a fan of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, then you will absolutely love this book! With time travel, aliens, pirates, dinosaurs, hot air balloons and, most importantly, milk, this book made this lactose intolerant reader (me) laugh out loud. A dad leaves in the morning to pick up some milk at the corner store for his children's cereal and goes on an epic adventure throughout several eras and meets wild characters.


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The History of Bees: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501161384
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Published: Atria Books - June 5th, 2018

It has been long since I have willingly lost sleep to finish a book I chose to read out of pleasure instead of necessity. I am absolutely in love with this book. The way the stories are intertwined is so beautifully crafted, I wish I could go back and re-read this book again for the first time and rediscover the plot over again. I loved the short chapters that held my attention and begged me to keep learning about the complex lives of William, George, and Tao. This book is so beautiful and I feel lucky to have discovered it. What an incredible story with a powerful lesson on the importance of bees and our lives connected to them, all with an aura of hope for the future.


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Black Brother, Black Brother Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316493802
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

This book was fantastic.
Biracial Donte learns firsthand what it is like to grow up in an injust society where he is discriminated against more than his light skinned brother Trey. Amongst jail visits, court cases, and bullies, Donte learns that true power, respect, and honour comes from fighting fairly—whether it be on the fencing piste or in life.


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The Amelia Six Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534418851
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - June 30th, 2020

What a lovely little mystery novel!
Six brilliant, science-loving girls are chosen to have a snowy sleepover in Amelia Earhart's childhood home the night before the goggles she wore on her trans-Atlantic flight are sent to the Smithsonian in Washington DC. The girls drink hot chocolate, roam the house, play games, and are sent on a scavenger hunt when the goggles go missing from their case. They become sleuths as they try to find out which person in the house took the goggles and why before the sun rises in the morning.
A perfect read for any girls who have a passion for science, planes, and girl-power, or for anyone who enjoys a lighthearted mystery.


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Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers Cover Image
By Anna James, Paola Escobar (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984837127
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Published: Philomel Books - September 24th, 2019

Oh how I adored this sweet book! Eleven-year-old Tilly has the ability to travel into her favourite books, and the adventures she finds herself in reminded me of books I loved reading as a kid and made me wish I was a bookwanderer, too! 

A powerful story highlighted with the importance of family, love, and books made this one of my favourites for 2019! 


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Pages & Co.: The Lost Fairy Tales Cover Image
By Anna James, Paola Escobar (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984837295
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Published: Philomel Books - May 5th, 2020

And the sequel is just as fantastic! Tilly and Oskar are thrown back into the world of bookwandering when the creepy, new Head of the Underlibrary decides children should no longer be allowed to go into books on their own... especially fairy tales. They disregard the rules and hop into an old storybook where the fairy tale characters begin to go missing and fall into the inky depths of plot holes.

Can Tilly and Oskar save these characters while escaping themselves and save bookwandering for everyone? Read to find out! 


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Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come: One Introvert's Year of Saying Yes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781449499235
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - May 28th, 2019

As an introvert, I related hard to this book. The experiences and subsequent reactions to the crazy shenanigans she put herself through made me laugh and blush. I initially went into reading this book because I appreciated the cover and the synopsis Jessica Pan provides, but I came out of this book with such a greater knowledge of what it means to be introverted and extroverted and how saying "yes" really isn't the worst thing in the world.  

I would highly recommend this book if you're (a) looking for ideas and ways to expand your comfort zone, (b) wanting to laugh at someone else's various successes and/or failures for putting themselves out of their comfort zone, or (c) just wanting to read a really fun story of what it is like to like to continually grow and do things we never thought we would do in our lives. 


Maggie M.'s Picks

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The Grace Year: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250145444
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Published: Wednesday Books - October 8th, 2019

Young Adult Fiction

An exciting mix of horror, survival, romance, and friendship, this book is a roller coaster from start to finish. I could not put it down. Kim Liggett has truly outdone herself. With a strong female lead and suspenseful plot, this young adult dystopian novel is a great read for any Hunger Games or Handmaid's Tale lover out there.


InvestiGators Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250219954
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Published: First Second - February 25th, 2020

Middle Grade Graphic Novel

"John Patrick Green's goofy graphic novel series follows the super spy alligator duo the InvestiGators as they travel through the sewers and fight the forces of evil."


Ghost Boys Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316262262
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Young Adult Fiction

A short and powerful read about a twelve-year old boy who is shot and killed by a police officer. As a ghost, twelve-year old Jerome watches on as his death tears apart his family and community. This book beautifully weaves historical and socio-political issues of race and police brutality in America and is an appropriate story for readers of all ages. Books like this one make change happen and spark important thought and action among young people.


Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438285
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019

Middle Grade / Young Adult Fiction

Yet another book by Jason Reynolds that I absolutely adore. This story follows various students on their way home from school; ten different tales for each block walked. While overall lighthearted and consumable, this book also deals with difficult topics, such as divorce, bullying, and death. Any reader can find at least one character to relate to, demonstrating the ways in which we are all dynamic and complex individuals that happen to share, at the very least, a walk home.


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Maybe Cover Image
By Kobi Yamada, Gabriella Barouch (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781946873750
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Published: Compendium Publishing & Communications - September 15th, 2019

Children's Picture Book

With absolutely stunning illustrations, this whimsical picture book takes readers on a journey through all of the endless possibilities life has in store for us. It is a gentle reminder that everyone has potential for greatness.


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When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

Middle Grade Graphic Novel

A beautifully illustrated graphic novel about a boy and his brother living in a refugee camp.


Trust Exercise: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250231260
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - May 5th, 2020

Fiction

"As captivating and tender as it is surprising, Trust Exercise will incite heated conversations about fiction and truth, friendships and loyalties, and will leave readers with wiser understandings of the true capacities of adolescents and of the powers and responsibilities of adults."


Crocodiles Need Kisses Too Cover Image
By Rebecca Colby, Penelope Dullaghan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451480071
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

Children's Picture Book

A sweet reminder that we all - even those with toothy grins and scary scales - need love, affection, and affirmation.


Illegal Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781492665823
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - August 7th, 2018

Middle Grade Graphic Novel

A heartbreaking, gripping, powerfully emotional middle-grade graphic novel.


Grumpy Monkey Cover Image
By Suzanne Lang, Max Lang (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553537864
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 15th, 2018

Children's Picture Book

It's okay to be grumpy, it's okay to be upset, it's okay to want some time alone. Another hilariously adorable book by Suzanne Lang. This time, one that explores all of our not-so-desirable (but all too real) emotions that we face on a daily basis.


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Such a Fun Age Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541905
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 31st, 2019

Fiction

"A story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both."


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A Good Neighborhood: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250237279
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 10th, 2020

Fiction

"Told from multiple points of view, A Good Neighborhood asks big questions about life in America today―What does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don't see eye to eye?―as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending star-crossed love in a story that’s as provocative as it is powerful."


Kim's Picks

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I Am Human: A Book of Empathy Cover Image
By Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419731655
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 2nd, 2018

A delightful children's book about compassion. Susan Verde shows how each of us is instilled with amazing qualities, yet at the same time capable of making mistakes. The book teaches how to handle our imperfections with grace. Beautiful teamwork (again) with illustrator Peter Reynolds!


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Love That Dog: A Novel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064409599
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Published: HarperCollins - April 8th, 2008

Sharon Creech describes the heart-felt journey of a young boy's love for his dog.  The story is told through a poetry journal with the boy's teacher.  Be prepared to shed a tear!


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If Monet Painted a Monster Cover Image
By Amy Newbold, Greg Newbold (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780884487685
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - October 1st, 2019

This book is a  fun cross between monsters and classic art.  The illustrations have vivid colors and a cute hamster who tends to all the art supplies.  The end of the book contains a section with a brief, kid-friendly description of each artist contained within.  Fun and educational!


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Up in the Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses Cover Image
By Shira Boss, Jamey Christoph (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454920717
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 6th, 2018

This is a true story about a young boy who finds refuge from the chaos of the city by building treehouses in the trees of Central Park.  Unfortunately, each of the treehouses is discovered and removed.  Over the course of eight years, Bob Redman builds a total of 13 treehouses in the Central Park trees! 

The author first met Bob Redman when she was looking for an arborist to help prune a tree for her!  Be sure to read the book jacket flaps for more fun facts.


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I See, I See. Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452183343
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 5th, 2019

What a clever way to introduce or discuss the topic of perspective with children!  R. Henderson has created a book that is read with two people sitting across from each other, allowing the illustrations to be viewed differently.  What one sees is not the same as what the other sees! This gem is likely to spark some good conversations!


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Love You Head to Toe Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771473040
Availability: Backordered
Published: Owlkids - March 15th, 2019

Love You Head to Toe is illustrator's Ashley Barron's first book.  In this book, she compares babies and their actions to different animals.  The comparisons flow throughout different adventures in the life of a baby.  Barron's cut-paper collage illustrations are quite delightful!  A sweet book just in time for new parents or as a valentine book for children.


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An Ordinary Day Cover Image
By Elana K. Arnold, Elizabet Vukovic (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481472623
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Published: Beach Lane Books - March 10th, 2020

An Ordinary Day tells the story of two families simultaneously.  The parallel stories are both of extraordinary love happening on an ordinary day.  It's sweet and sad and beautiful all at once, with amazing illustrations. 


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Tomorrow I'll Be Kind Cover Image
By Jessica Hische, Jessica Hische (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524787042
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 14th, 2020

Tomorrow I'll Be Kind is a follow-up to Jessica Hische's award-winning book, Tomorrow I'll Be Brave.  Hische's words and illusrations weave together beautifully, showing examples of ways that all of us can make the world a better place.  Through kindness, patience, honesty, generosity, gentleness and more, we can make a difference!  An excellent and uplifting read, especially during this difficult time our nation is facing.


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By Nikki Grimes, Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492638322
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - January 14th, 2020

Bedtime for Sweet Creatures is a lovely book written by Award-winning author Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon.  The author weaves a variety of animals and their movements into her tale of the bedtime process, creating a fun story for parents and kids.  The illustrator does an amazing job with the child's facial expressions, and the collages she uses throughout the story are wonderful!


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Becoming a Good Creature Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358252108
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

Author Sy Montgomery has written this children's book based on her memoir.  She tells of her adventures throughout life, and what lessons she has learned from all the "teachers" she's had along the way.  Her lessons range from learning respect from the gorillas to learning forgiveness from the white-coated weasel.  Lovely illustrations are icing on this cake!  


Tenley's Picks

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American Royals Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984830173
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

This adorable story about the fictionalized royal family of the United States combines both sympathetic characters with elegant prose. Once I began this book, I was completely captivated by a world where America is lead by royalty and finished it within days! The tension between duty and love is woven throughout each character's story in a way that is simaultaneoulsly beautiful and heartbreaking.


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The Mists of Avalon: A Novel Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780345350497
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 12th, 1987

Mists of Avalon is a wonderful addition to the longstanding tradition of the Arthurian Legend. Told from the perspective of Arthur's sister, Morgaine, this novel focuses on the women involved during the reign of King Arthur and their often underappreciated role in this enduring legend. Bradley harnesses the use of elegant prose to explore gender roles in the face of a cultural battle between Christianity and the dying Druid culture.


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ISBN: 9780316420013
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 18th, 2019

Both a quaint beach read and a historical pearl, Summer of '69 pays homage to the tumultuous energy of the 1960s and its impact on a nation, a distant island, and a family. Elin Hilderbrand commanders this riveting world to captivate your attention until the very last page in one of the best books of the summer.


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The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393338102
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 11th, 2010

For anyone who has ever wondered about the great mysteries of our universe, leading string theorist Brian Greene makes the sophisticated world of modern physics accessible to the ordinary reader through the use of clever anecdotes. A testament to the power of thought, this novel celebrates brilliance of humanity and asks us to accept the magnitude of our ignorance.


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ISBN: 9780385743174
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - August 4th, 2015

A book for anyone who remembers growing up and learning what it means to forgive someone and when it's time to say goodbye.


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Circe Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

Poignant, powerful, and a timeless story, Madeline Miller's book is a a fresh take on the many interconnected stories of Greek mythology through the eyes of an unlikely heroine. 


Russian Winter: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061962172
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 5th, 2011

I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good book about ballet or communist Russia. Telling the story both through their experiences in Russia and their recollections of the past, the characters grapple with their love for art and each other in a time where both were deadly.


Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307476074
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Published: Vintage - March 26th, 2013

I don't think that I would ever want to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading about it! Strayed's novel reminded me of how beautiful yet dangerous the wild can be. Both poignant and funny, I recommend Wild to anyone who has ever craved adventure--even from inside of a book.


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ISBN: 9780061854149
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 8th, 2009

I read this book a few weeks into quarantine and could not put it down! It is now my absolute favorite book of all time. Personally, I find the Siege of Leningrad fascinating, and this book was a visceral portrayal of love during this soul-crushing period in history. From the momment I started this book, I was captivated. Tatiana and Alexander's romance is an adrenaline filled adventure that propels you through the novel. You will laugh, cry, and fall in love with these characters as they struggle to prove that their love is stronger than everything else that surrounds them.


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ISBN: 9780307744432
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Published: Anchor - July 3rd, 2012

The Night Circus easily makes my list of greatest novels of all time. Erin Morgenstern's prose style is undeniably beautiful and unlike anyone else's. The attention to detail in everything from the circus tents to the characters' clothing to the very smell of burnt caramel in the air makes the novel come alive! The characters traverse this brilliantly-crafted world with multi-layered personalities, and the plot propels the reader forward with them. I do not have enough kind words to say about this book!


Yes No Maybe So Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062937049
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 4th, 2020

For a light-hearted YA novel, Yes No Maybe So tackles a variety of different subjects with surprising ease. The romance between a Jewish boy and a Muslim girl combined with the optimistic view about the political landscape was incredibly uplifting. I related to the teenage struggles of both characters and hope that these two writers do more collaborations in the future!


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ISBN: 9780143110439
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Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2019

A Gentleman in Moscow is the perfect quarantine book. This novel followers the story of a former Russian aristocrat during his exile in a hotel. As he interacts with the regular cast of characters who embrace the hotel as their home, the count becomes a father, a lover, and a man with strong code of ethics. This was a beautifully written and well crafted novel.


Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9780062316097
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Published: Harper - February 10th, 2015

For anyone who read Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel, I highly recommend Sapiens. This novel outlines the evolution of humans and attempts to answers questions about the creation of language, the switch from nomadic life to agriculture, and the death of early sapien relatives. While this book is not light, it is easily readable and thoroughly enlightening.


Memoirs of a Geisha Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375400117
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Published: Knopf - September 23rd, 1997

I knew very ittle about Japanese Geisha culture or even Japan before reading this book, but I am now fascinated! Arthur Golden's novel sucks you into a world of beauty, pain, and strength as you follow a young girl through her Geisha training. Begining in a small fishing village and ending after the devastation of Word War II, this novel is an empowering narrative of fearless women who defy the odds and the power of love.


Roller Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780803740167
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Published: Dial Books - March 10th, 2015

I was a huge Raina Telgemeier fan as a kid, and Roller Girl definately reminded me of Smile and Sisters. Jamieson perfectly captures the awful feeling of friends growing apart which is something I bet most of us can relate to. (Don't tell Raina, but I think Roller Girl is my new favorite graphic novel).


Yayoi Kusama Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn't Sorry. Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781838660802
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Published: Phaidon Press - March 18th, 2020

The eccentric and eclectic Yayoi Kusama is now in picturebook form! With pages full of polka dots, pumpkins, and lots of funky patterns, her story is one that even the youngest reader can enjoy.


Main Street #1: Welcome to Camden Falls Cover Image
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 1st, 2007

I rarely hear anyone talk about the Main Street series, but these books were some of my favorites as a kid. After the sudden death of their parents, Flora and Ruby move to the small town of Camden Falls to live with their grandmother. The two sisters soon make friends with Camden Falls residents Olivia and Nikki and begin the next chapter in their lives. Even though the characters face difficult topics such as death, abuse, and new beginnings, the friendships they have made in Camden Falls help them persevere. This novel is a touching coming of age story for anyone who grew up with the March sisters or the Babysitters Club. 


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Why I Don't Write: And Other Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525658245
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Published: Knopf - August 4th, 2020

I was introduced to Susan Minot through her 1989 short story collection "Lust." I was immediately attracted to the sparseness of her style and the way she wrote women who were scared of their own emotions.

Thirty years later, Minot has graced us with a new collection of stories that gives breath to characters who are "ruled by feeling." No one holds a candle to the way she writes about the interior and exterior lives of women and their longing for connection.

In this collection Minot plays with memory and structure, sometimes successfully and sometimes not. She is constantly forcing me to ask questions I don't want answered. The precision of her sentences and the vivid details will make any reader fall in love with her writing.


I Hold a Wolf by the Ears: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374102098
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - July 28th, 2020

In this exquisite collection of eleven short stories, van den Berg gives voices to unsteady women lurking in the shadows of their own lives.  With a controlled and transcendent writiing style, she establishes herself as a writer ahead of her time. 


What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence Cover Image
By Michele Filgate (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781982107352
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 11th, 2020

This collection is not for the faint of heart. Emotional and soul-rattling, these essays will gut punch you in the best possible way.


The In-Betweens: The Spiritualists, Mediums, and Legends of Camp Etna Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631493812
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Published: Liveright - October 29th, 2019

Is there anything more important than human hope? In this engaging and curious look at spiritualism, specifically at Camp Etna in Maine, Ptacin beautifully brings the history and the characters of the camp alive.


So We Can Glow: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538715338
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 10th, 2020

Do you still have the hots for Tim Riggins? Did you or do you still worship at the altar of Winona Ryder? In this short story collection from local author Leesa Cross-Smith, the hearts of girls and women are caught in moments of obsessive desire and fantasy, wildness and bad behavior, brokenness and fearlessness. These forty-two short stories beat with a tremendous amount of heart, written by a woman described by award-winning author Roxane Gay as "a consummate storyteller."

I love her and you will too.


Brown Album: Essays on Exile and Identity Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - May 19th, 2020

Khakpour is not one to shy away from controversy. In this new collection, she writes of the personal and socio-political while tackling the erasure of race in America. A beautifully rendered essay collection that is not to be missed in 2020.


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I Used to Be Charming: The Rest of Eve Babitz Cover Image
By Eve Babitz, Molly Lambert (Introduction by), Sara Kramer (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781681373799
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Published: NYRB Classics - October 8th, 2019

As a woman from the frontlines of '70s LA bohemia, Babitz writes with a voluptuous confidence that makes you want to be her best friend. Her writing is sharp, funny, and daringly witty.


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Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316259637
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 24th, 2019

Leslie Jamison's new collection of essays is a mesmerizing hybrid of journalism, memoir, and criticism. As one of my literary heros Jamison has solidified her status as the definitive chronicler of human connection and the beauty of mundanity. For fans of Joan Didion, but with a more modern and less smug approach. 


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ISBN: 9781938235542
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Published: Hub City Press - August 13th, 2019

In a quiet meditation on love and grief, local author Cross-Smith tells the story of the lives of three friends and how to go on living after a tragedy. Her debut novel is a slow and beautiful burn that will make your heart skip a beat.


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Sick: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062428738
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 5th, 2018

A honest and beautifully written memoir about living with a chronic illness. Beyond this, it's a remarkable story about living through trauma, toxic relationships and addiction that will remind the reader about the value of empathy.


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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 12th, 2018

Written by one of my favorite leaders of the modern feminist movement, Roxane Gay's "Hunger" is a brutally honest account about living in her body. The simplicity of her langauge as well as the straightforwardness of her storytelling make the reader feel as though they are sitting across the table from a close friend. For Gay, writing about personal issues like sexual assault and overeating means being able to take up space and to use that space in order to help lead to more understanding.


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Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501125799
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Published: Scribner - January 8th, 2019

Eve Babitz may not be a household name but for anyone interested in what it was like to live in Los Angeles and Hollywood in the '60s and '70s this book is a must read. Party girl, artist, muse and writer, I immediately became obsessed with Eve and ordered two of her own books. Friends with Joan Didion and an "It Girl" of Hollywood, Babitz's writing has often been overlooked. She left me hungry for more.


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The Once and Future Witches Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316422048
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Published: Redhook - October 13th, 2020

I have become a fan of historical fiction fantasy mostly due to the writing of Alix E. Harrow. In her latest work, The Once and Future Witches, the reader is introduced to the three Eastwood sisters during the suffragette movement. The sisters become involved with the suffragists but also delve into the will, the words, and the ways of witchcraft. I appreciated reading about the sisters' sibling dynamic and their emotional journey to repair their relationships with one another. The spells that mark the beginning of each new chapter were a treat. Fans of Erin Morgernstern and Gregory Maguire will enjoy this “witchy as hell” tale.


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Anxious People: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501160837
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Published: Atria Books - September 8th, 2020

This is a story about idiots (according to the author’s own words) that will restore some of your faith in humanity. Yes, these are fictional characters, but they moved me so deeply that they reminded me of myself and people from my own life. I am in complete awe of Backman’s writing. Most of the time I was either laughing, gasping, crying, or rolling my eyes along with the characters. The transitions between hilarious and tender moments happened so seamlessly that they blew my mind. I think one of the biggest takeaways from this novel is that none of us adults really know what we’re doing, but we should keep on doing the best that we can. We should help others who are struggling, and remember we’re not alone when we ourselves struggle with anxiety.


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Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524766719
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

Cozy up with the first book in this new early chapter series by Caldecott Honor winner Lauren Castillo. Recommended for ages 5-9, this sweet book is about making new friends and being a good friend. It is a peaceful story accompanied by lovely illustrations that will make it an instant bedtime favorite.


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In a Jar Cover Image
By Deborah Marcero, Deborah Marcero (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780525514596
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 21st, 2020

Llewellyn and Evelyn collect extraordinary things together in jars. The two friends cherish their time together and their special discoveries until one day Evelyn moves away. How will the little bunnies share their finds together now? This is a gorgeous picture book to add to a child's collection that is about the beautiful memories friends can make together.


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By Jory John, Liz Climo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735228559
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Published: Dial Books - July 7th, 2020

I'm a big Liz Climo and Jory John fan and this picture book did not disappoint! It is hilarious, adorable, and helpful. I highly recommend it for children feeling a little anxious or nervous about a new beginning.


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The Gifted School: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525534976
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 30th, 2020

A fast-paced story about a group of friends and parents who are competing to get their children into a new exclusive school for exceptional students. Set in Colorado, this smart novel keeps you entertained with familiar characters and explosive revelations. I can't wait to see what Bruce Holsinger writes next.


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Things in Jars: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982121280
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Published: Atria Books - February 4th, 2020

A cast of characters including a pipe-smoking female detective, a seven-foot tall maid with a lovely baritone, a dead boxer with living tattoos, a young girl and her one-eyed doll, plus more await you in this Gothic mystery novel by Jess Kidd. Set in Victorian London, Bridie Devine has been tasked with finding a kidnapped young girl who may have supernatural abilities. The tale is told by a gifted storyteller who expertly combines hilarious, heartbreaking, and horrific moments. I didn’t want it to end.


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A Good Neighborhood: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250237279
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 10th, 2020

In a departure from her bestselling historical fiction, the author writes a story about a contemporary neighborhood in North Carolina. This book is a perfect book club selection for the new year because there is plenty to discuss about class, race, love, and more. The story of two completely different families who become neighbors poses many questions. What makes a neighborhood “good?” What does it mean to be a good neighbor? And above all, what does it mean to be a good person? A Good Neighborhood will stay with you long after you read the final page.


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The Grace Year: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250145444
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Published: Wednesday Books - October 8th, 2019

In this YA dystopian thriller, sixteen year old girls are banished to the wilderness for a year to release their “magic” and return purified and prepared for marriage. Tierney James realizes that her greatest threat may not be the elements or poachers of the wilderness; it may very well be the other girls. This fierce page-turner is a timely examination of women’s relationships with one another and survival in a fragmented society.


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ISBN: 9780316421997
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Published: Redhook - September 10th, 2019

The Ten Thousand Doors of January took me on an adventure through generations, continents, and worlds. It is a beautiful mix of genres but ultimately a coming-of-age story about exploration, change, family, and true love. I was lost in January's world and fascinated by the book-within-a-book that had a completely different tone. If you need a magical escape, this is the book for you!


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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524731656
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Published: Knopf - May 21st, 2018

This true crime story about the fall of Silicon Valley startup, Theranos, and its CEO and founder, Elizabeth Holmes, is expertly researched and told. The details are so insane, I couldn't put it down. I'm fascinated by this story and the fact that Holmes was so magnetic she could sell a technology that never worked. Bill Gates also recommends this book!


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Skulls! Cover Image
By Blair Thornburgh, Scott Campbell (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534414006
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 23rd, 2019

"Skulls are safe and snug, like a car seat for your brain." I can't wait to share this book with my four year old. The information told in the main text focuses on the science of the skull in a fun and lighthearted way. It's a positive look at a very important part of our bodies. Scott Campbell's watercolor illustrations are lovely. Not your typical picture book, but it's so fun!


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The Dreamers: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812994162
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Published: Random House - January 15th, 2019

In a small college town in California, a contagious illness quickly spreads among the residents. The infected cannot be roused from slumber and are displaying heightened levels of brain activity. It is clear they are dreaming, but of what? This is a thought-provoking novel written in clear and elegant prose. The book flows like a dream.


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Dandy Cover Image
By Ame Dyckman, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316362955
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2019

The story of a father trying to destroy the dandelion growing in his perfect lawn and his daughter's efforts to save and befriend it. This book is precious and has a valuable message.


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ISBN: 9781947793224
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Published: Tin House Books - January 15th, 2019

The exceptional imagery used in this novel sets it apart from other historical fiction placed in Word War II. I felt as if I arrived at the marsh alongside the young orphan Virginia and felt the decay of the home in her later years. The events that haunt the elder Virginia are revealed in an unforgettable way.


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Dear Boy,: A Celebration of Cool, Clever, Compassionate You! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062422514
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Published: HarperCollins - April 23rd, 2019

This is a companion book to the #1 NYT bestseller Dear Girl,. It is an inspirational picture book for boys ages 4-8. The lessons and advice are accompanied with stunning illustrations and it is the perfect book for caretakers to read with their own dear boy!


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Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316204262
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 2nd, 2013

This book is thoroughly entertaining. It is whip-smart, hilarious, and heartwarming all at the same time. Agoraphobic Bernadette is loving, eccentric, and gone. It is up to her teenage daughter Bee to find her. A modern day epistolary that will make you belly laugh.


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