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QRB Best of 2023

The end of the year is approaching, which means it's time for our annual roundup of favorites. Check out some of our booksellers' top books of 2023!


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Moby Dyke: An Obsessive Quest To Track Down The Last Remaining Lesbian Bars In America By Krista Burton Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668000533
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 6th, 2023

tee says: Follow author Krista Burton as she embarks on a pilgrimage to the last remaining lesbian bars in the country. Part memoir, part travel essays, part social history of why lesbian bars are important, this book is both enlightening and delightful (and will make you want to sing Goodbye Earl at your next queer karaoke night).


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I Have Some Questions for You: A Novel By Rebecca Makkai Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593490143
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Published: Viking - February 21st, 2023

tee says: A smart, thought-provoking mystery that keeps you guessing, ties in real cases, and interrogates the effects of true crime media on victims' loved ones.


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Swamp Story: A Novel By Dave Barry Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982191337
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 2nd, 2023

Michelle says: Fake cryptids, treasure discovery/stealing, you will LOL!


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How Can I Help You By Laura Sims Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593543702
Availability: On our shelves
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 18th, 2023

Lily says: This library thriller (that's right, it's a library thriller!) has duel unreliable narrators who leave you questioning who the real villain is and wondering if quiet, small town librarians are really as benign as you think...


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Red Rabbit By Alex Grecian Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250874689
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Tor Nightfire - September 19th, 2023

Todd says: A briskly paced weird western with an entertaining ensemble of witches, cowboys, and demonic toads!

Kaley says: This story meanders in the best way, roping in too many characters to count and disposing of them as needed. It is often disturbing, occasionally provokes a laugh, and tends toward melancholy. I blew through the second half in one sitting, unwilling to put it down.


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Ghosted: A Northanger Abbey Novel By Amanda Quain Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250865076
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Wednesday Books - July 25th, 2023

Rebecca says: If you took Northanger Abbey, blended it with Never Have I Ever, and sprinkled The X-Files on top, you would be well on your way to Amanda Quain's sophomore novel Ghosted! Fresh, funny, full of heart, and just a liiiiittle spooky, it is a perfect book for doubters, believers, and everyone in between.


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System Collapse (The Murderbot Diaries #7) By Martha Wells Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250826978
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Tordotcom - November 14th, 2023

Amber says: Following events from Network Effect, Murderbot is struggling with (redacted).


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Rouge: A Novel By Mona Awad Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982169695
Availability: On our shelves
Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - September 12th, 2023

Emma says: A stunning mosaic of dark fairy tales, surrealism, and satirized beauty standards with a culmination that knocks you off your feet. Gothic, terrifying, heady, there aren't enough words to describe Rouge - you'll just have to read it for yourself.


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Bloom By Delilah S. Dawson Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781803365756
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Titan Books - October 3rd, 2023

Emma says: Ro (short for Rosemary) meets Ash at a farmers market where Ash sells her delicious cupcakes and delicate soaps and it's infatuation at first sight. Ash is intoxicating and wildly unique and Ro is immediately consumed by their courtship. But this isn't a happily ever after sort of romance. Bloom is the blueprint for sapphic horror and I could not be more obsessed. The duality of love and violence leaps out of every page and it's impossible to look away.

Kaley says: Ro meets Ash at the farmers market and realizes she's into women. Through a steady stream of cupcakes, homemade soap, and plant-mom advice, they develop a sweet romance together. Sounds cute, right? Well, it's all downhill from there. If you've ever wanted a sapphic cottagecore romance that turns into a graphic horror novella, here it is. Beautifully written, weirdly relatable, and immensely disturbing.


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Shark Heart: A Love Story By Emily Habeck Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781668006498
Availability: On our shelves
Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - August 8th, 2023

Emma & Michelle say: A story of the perseverance of love and absurdity of your partner turning into a great white shark. Shark Heart is a devastating exploration of change and freedom and womanhood. This book is wonderful and weird and so, so heartbreaking all at once.


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Sure, I'll Join Your Cult: A Memoir of Mental Illness and the Quest to Belong Anywhere By Maria Bamford Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982168568
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Gallery Books - September 5th, 2023

Lily says: Just like Maria Bamford's comedy, her memoir is riotously funny, deeply personal, and bafflingly bizarre.


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Rubicon By J. S. Dewes Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250851239
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Tor Books - March 28th, 2023

Kaley says: Like Dewes's earlier novels, The Last Watch and The Exiled Fleet, Rubicon is fantastically character-focused military sci-fi. Adriene is flawed but brave, anxious but giving her all. It's so rewarding to witness her developing relationships with her squad members, with the awkward but friendly chief systems engineer, with her Rubicon, and with herself. Readers who, like me, loved Rake and Cav (and all the supporting characters) will also love Adriene, Daroga, et al. But for that very reason, this book left me feeling haunted. The raw trauma the characters endure is brightened by moments of healing, of friendship, and of empathy; brightened, but not overshadowed. This book is as much about grief as it is about loyalty. There is pain, disillusionment, and bitter regret. And the ending will stick with you.


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The House of Eve By Sadeqa Johnson Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982197360
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Published: 37 Ink - February 7th, 2023

“Amazing…I was completely surprised by the ending of this beautifully told and written book.” —Reese Witherspoon

“A triumph of historical fiction” (The Washington Post), an instant New York Times bestseller, and a Reese’s Book Club pick, set in 1950s Philadelphia and Washington, DC, that explores what it means to be a woman


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The Door-To-Door Bookstore By Carsten Henn Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781335490858
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Hanover Square Press - July 4th, 2023

Belinda says: An eloquent story of the life-changing power of books and the difference an individual can make. As he has done for years, German bookseller Carl Kollhoff hand delivers books he curates for select, customers who live near the the bookstore. But unwelcome job changes, and the sudden appearance of a nine-year-old girl who insists on accompanying him, threaten the elderly bibliophile's world.


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The Salt Grows Heavy By Cassandra Khaw Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250830913
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Tor Nightfire - May 2nd, 2023

Kaley says: Forget the happily-ever-after of The Little Mermaid. The Salt Grows Heavy opens as our protagonist, a carnivorous mermaid captured and forced to marry a prince against her will, watches her daughters devour the kingdom. The only other person left standing is an enigmatic plague doctor, the mermaid's friend and companion on the deadly path ahead. This story is brief but lushly written; even the most graphic passages of body horror are almost lyrical in their prose. The novella is a dark fairytale at its darkest.


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Hockey Girl Loves Drama Boy By Faith Erin Hicks Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250838728
Availability: On our shelves
Published: First Second - October 3rd, 2023

Rebecca says: This graphic novel is so stinking cute!!!  Perfect for fans of Check, Please! and Heartstopper, it's a sweet, heartfelt love story between Alix, a hockey wunderkind trying to overcome anger issues in order to make the junior national team, and Ezra, a kind, cool, and collected theatre kid who never seems to let what others say bother him. Faith Erin Hicks' art is gorgeous and emotive, and I loved Alix and Ezra and all of their supporting cast so much!


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An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us By Ed Yong Cover Image
By Ed Yong
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593133255
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 29th, 2023

Belinda says: With awe and delight and beautifully rendered informative descriptions, Science wroter Ed Yong takes us by the hand and guides us into the brilliance of nature and its extraordinary inhabitants. You will never again begrudge your dog that extra sniff on a morning walk.


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Salvage This World: A Novel By Michael Farris Smith Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316413633
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 25th, 2023

Todd says: A young mother and child are on the run as deadly storms (both literal and metaphorical) swirl all about them!


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Leeva at Last By Sara Pennypacker, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063114425
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 7th, 2023

Award-winning, bestselling author Sara Pennypacker and illustrator Matthew Cordell come together in this hilarious absurdist tale about a precocious girl who transforms her community in surprising ways.

What are people for?

That’s the burning question on the mind of Leeva Spayce Thornblossom.


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Godkiller: A Novel (Fallen Gods #1) By Hannah Kaner Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063348271
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Harper Voyager - September 12th, 2023

Rebecca says: A godkiller, a baker-knight, a noble girl, and a little god of white lies embark on a perilous quest to a ruined city devastated by gods...and that is just the tip of the iceberg for this excellent and gorgeously-written fantasy novel! Godkiller has the atmosphere of The Witcher, the heart of T. Kingfisher, and its own unique magic that makes it impossible to put down.


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Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries By Heather Fawcett Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593500132
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Published: Del Rey - January 10th, 2023

Amber says: It hits all my holiday buzzwords: Heartwarming, charming, enchanting, cozy.

Kaley says: A prickly English folklorist travels to a small Scandinavian town to study the local faeries -- and also be driven mad by her irritating but handsome Irish colleague (who may or may not be human himself). This adventurous book is populated by socially awkward academics, changelings, brownies who can bake, ice kings, and a lovable cast of villagers. If you struggle to make small talk and should infinitely prefer a book (preferably a dissertation on obscure fairy-stories), you'll get on well with Emily Wilde.


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The Villa: A Novel By Rachel Hawkins Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250834591
Availability: On our shelves
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - November 7th, 2023

Ginger & Michelle say: A taut dual-timeline thriller set in an Italian villa in the present day and in the 1970s. We know that the earlier summer will end with a genre-defining work of horror, an enormously popular record, and a murder. In the contemporary storyline, two friends/authors struggle with creativity and jealousy, while one delves into the truth of what happened in the 1970s.


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Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide By Rupert Holmes Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781451648218
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - February 21st, 2023

Laura & Michelle say: The dark and hilarious journals of a student attending a school for homicidal arts. This introduction follows students as they prepare for graduation by getting away with the perfect murder of someone whose death will make the world a much better place to live.


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Round Here and Over Yonder: A Front Porch Travel Guide by Two Progressive Hillbillies (Yes, That's a Thing.) By Trae Crowder, Corey Ryan Forrester Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781404117549
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Harper Horizon - September 19th, 2023

Amber says: Laugh-out-loud funny, the Liberal Rednecks are back to explore not only the south, but the rest of America, and the UK too!


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Tom Lake: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Ann Patchett Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063327528
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Harper - August 1st, 2023

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK

In this beautiful and moving novel about family, love, and growing up, Ann Patchett once again proves herself one of America’s finest writers.


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The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi: A new fantasy series set a thousand years before The City of Brass By Shannon Chakraborty Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780062963505
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Harper Voyager - February 28th, 2023

Amber says: A swashbuckling fantasy featuring a middle-aged mom, a murder-minded poison expert, and a spineless demon.


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Knockout: A Hell's Belles Novel By Sarah MacLean Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780063056794
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Avon - August 22nd, 2023

Rebecca says: This was my favorite book of 2023 - Sarah MacLean has done it again with her best book yet! Knockout is a fiery, flirty, combustible delight, a perfect example of everything that romance has to offer readers. Imogen, Tommy, and their Hells Belles are the best of the best.


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Double or Nothing: James Bond is missing and time is running out By Kim Sherwood Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063236516
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Published: William Morrow - April 11th, 2023

Rebecca says: James Bond is missing, and time is running out for the new generation of Double O agents tasked with rescuing him. Double or Nothing is a heartpounding, breakneck adventure with all the decadence of a classic Bond novel and the smarts of a modern spy thriller. It will keep you guessing until the very last page, and will have you chomping at the bit for the next book in the series!


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The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History By Ned Blackhawk Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780300244052
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Yale University Press - April 25th, 2023

Bud says: “The most enduring feature of U.S. history is the presence of Native Americans, yet most histories focus on Europeans and their descendants.” Blackhawk is one of a growing number of scholars who are working to correct that injustice by presenting a more honest and accurate perspective that has been largely ignored in favor of a false narrative.


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Those We Thought We Knew By David Joy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525536918
Availability: On our shelves
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 1st, 2023

Belinda says: Raw, gritty and masterful, David Joy's latest novel is set in his beloved Appalachian mountains among folks who believe their town is peaceful and nurturing. But Toya Gardner, a young Black artist, lifts that facade and dares to expose parts of the town's history, and present, that many refuse to see. Tensions rise, violence threatens, and the pressure builds so palpably that sleeping is elusive - for me and the law keepers.


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The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece: A novel By Tom Hanks, R. Sikoryak (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tom Hanks, R. Sikoryak (Illustrator)
$32.50
ISBN: 9780525655596
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Knopf - May 9th, 2023

Belinda says: I laughed, I cried and will, forevermore, read the scrolling movie credits until the screen goes black. Those who make the magic happen deserve that much. A superbly written book about the making of a movie, and so very much more.


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The Only One Left: A Novel By Riley Sager Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593183229
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Dutton - June 20th, 2023

tee says: What was a steadily eerie and intriguing mystery throughout culminated in shock after shock and my lil’ heart just couldn't handle it. Except it could, and I want more. Riley, write more.


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Poverty, by America By Matthew Desmond Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593239919
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Crown - March 21st, 2023

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a “provocative and compelling” (NPR) argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it.


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Enchantment: Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age By Katherine May Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593329993
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Riverhead Books - February 28th, 2023

Kaley says: Separated into sections loosely based around earth, water, fire, and air, Enchantment explores different means by which we can renew our sense of wonder. May's curiosity leads us from a not-so-ancient stone circle to a hidden holy well, from a historical meteor shower to a beehive. This is an important book in the vein of Sharon Blackie's The Enchanted Life.


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Love, Theoretically By Ali Hazelwood Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593336861
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Berkley - June 13th, 2023

"The reigning queen of STEM romance."—The Washington Post

An Indie Next and Library Reads Pick!

Rival physicists collide in a vortex of academic feuds and fake dating shenanigans in this delightfully STEMinist romcom from the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis and Love on the Brain.

 


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Vampires of El Norte By Isabel Cañas Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593436721
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Berkley - August 15th, 2023

Rebecca says: A thrilling supernatural Gothic Western about a headstrong rancher's daughter and her vaquero childhood sweetheart set during the Mexican-American War. Brimming with adventure, horror, romance, and things that go bump in the night, Vampires of El Norte is a perfect spooky book to keep you turning the pages until well after bedtime.


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The Book That Wouldn't Burn (The Library Trilogy #1) By Mark Lawrence Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593437919
Availability: BACKORDERED
Published: Ace - May 9th, 2023

Amber says: You won't know where you're going, but you'll love the journey.


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The Bandit Queens: A Novel By Parini Shroff Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593498958
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 3rd, 2023

Rebecca says: In a rural village in India, an ostracized woman suspected of killing her husband is enlisted to help rid the community of more terrible patriarchs. But did she actually kill her husband in the first place? The Bandit Queens is a pitch-black comedy about violence, hope, and the unbreakable bonds between women, a tour-de-force that will have you crying and cackling in equal measure (and often in the same sentence!)


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Land of Milk and Honey: A Novel By C Pam Zhang Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593538241
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Riverhead Books - September 26th, 2023

Todd says: C Pam Zhang's latest explores how we might extract some pleasure from all this pain!


Killing Me By Michelle Gagnon Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593540749
Availability: On our shelves
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 16th, 2023

Finalist for the CALIBA 2023 Golden Poppy Award

A LibraryReads Pick

Utterly original and wildly entertaining, Killing Me is a laugh-loud-loud thriller with a protagonist whose life is a total mess.


She escaped a serial killer. Then things got weird.


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Black Sheep By Rachel Harrison Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593545850
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Berkley - September 19th, 2023

tee says: This book had me yelling, squirming, covering my eyes (and then laughing at how dumb I was for thinking I could continue to read with my eyes covered), and gushing about it to absolutely anyone I could trap long enough to listen. I love when a horror novel can make me sad and contemplative as well as unsettled, and this one left me feeling completely drained. It's such a fantastic journey.


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The Black Queen By Jumata Emill Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593568545
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 31st, 2023

Nova Albright was going to be the first Black homecoming queen at Lovett High—but now she's dead. Murdered on coronation night. Fans of One of Us Is Lying and The Other Black Girl will love this unputdownable thriller.


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In the Lives of Puppets By TJ Klune Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250217448
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Tor Books - April 25th, 2023

Emma says: A Pinocchio retelling with a queer, dystopian setting. If you're a fan of any of the above: found family, classic lit remakes, Wall-E, and/or commentaries on the supernova that is humanity, read! this!! book!!!


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Starling House: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250799050
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Tor Books - October 3rd, 2023

Lily says: This pulled me in from the start and didn't let go. Starling House is a modern Gothic fairytale with the atmosphere of a classic haunted house story combined with social commentary on life in a small, Southern town plagued with economic inequality, racism, and ecological concerns. The characters are not always likeable, but you'll root for them nonetheless as they fight to define and defend home and family.


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Blood Debts By Terry J. Benton-Walker Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250825926
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Published: Tor Teen - April 4th, 2023

GODS MEDDLE AND MAGIC WILL BETRAY YOU, BUT THIS TIME JUSTICE WILL REIGN.

Terry J. Benton-Walker's contemporary fantasy debut, Blood Debts, is "an extravaganza from start to finish" (Chloe Gong) with powerful magical families, intergenerational curses, and deadly drama in New Orleans.


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All the Sinners Bleed: A Novel By S. A. Cosby Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250831910
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Flatiron Books - June 6th, 2023

tee says: At no point reading this powerful and suspenseful mystery did I have any guess where it was going and it was such a wonderful ride.


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Divine Rivals: A Novel (Letters of Enchantment #1) By Rebecca Ross Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250857439
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Wednesday Books - April 4th, 2023

Amber says: A beautifully written novel about two rival journalists with magical typewriters, facing a war of the gods and their own fates.


What Lies in the Woods: A Novel By Kate Alice Marshall Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250859884
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 17th, 2023

They were eleven when they sent a killer to prison. They were heroes . . . but they were liars.

Kate Alice Marshall's What Lies in the Woods is a thrilling novel about friendship, secrets, betrayal, and lies - and having the courage to face the past.


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Promise Boys By Nick Brooks Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250866974
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 31st, 2023

Promise Boys is a blockbuster, dark academia mystery about three teens of color who must investigate their principal’s murder to clear their own names. This page-turning thriller is perfect for fans of Karen McManus, Jason Reynolds, Angie Thomas, and Holly Jackson.


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Tress of the Emerald Sea: A Cosmere Novel (Secret Projects) By Brandon Sanderson Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250899651
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Tor Books - April 4th, 2023

Emma says: This felt like reading one of my childhood adventure/fairytale books, like warmth and nostalgia and absurdity all wrapped together. A small-town girl turns pirateer to rescue her love from a sorceress, and to do so has to sail over oceans of... moon dust? Definitely a must-read.


The Wheel of the Year: An Illustrated Guide to Nature's Rhythms By Fiona Cook, Jessica Roux (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Fiona Cook, Jessica Roux (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781524874803
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 24th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND KIRKUS BEST MIDDLE GRADE BOOK OF 2023

"This book is, in a word, immaculate." Kirkus (Starred Review)

A beautifully illustrated, interactive guide to ancient, nature-based holidays and customs.


The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre By Natasha Lester Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538706930
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Forever - January 10th, 2023

New York Times bestselling author delivers a lavish, unforgettable story of an orphan turned WWII spy turned fashion icon in Paris.
  Alix St. Pierre. An unforgettable name for an unforgettable woman. She grew up surrounded by Hollywood glamor, but, as an orphan, never truly felt part of that world.


The Berry Pickers: A Novel By Amanda Peters Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781646221950
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Published: Catapult - October 31st, 2023

2023 Barnes & Noble Discover Prize Winner
Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

A four-year-old Mi’kmaq girl goes missing from the blueberry fields of Maine, sparking a mystery that will haunt the survivors, unravel a family, and remain unsolved for nearly fifty years


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Fourth Wing (The Empyrean #1) By Rebecca Yarros Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781649374042
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Entangled: Red Tower Books - May 2nd, 2023

Michelle says: Dragons and all the best tropes and fun!


A Door in the Dark (Waxways #1) By Scott Reintgen Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781665918688
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 28th, 2023

An instant New York Times bestseller!


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Lady Tan's Circle of Women: A Novel By Lisa See Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982117085
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Scribner - June 6th, 2023

Amber says: Fans of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan will love See's latest.


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The Half Moon: A Novel By Mary Beth Keane Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982172602
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Scribner - May 2nd, 2023

“An insightful, riveting study of marriage.” —People

From the bestselling author of Ask Again, Yes, a masterful and “absorbing” (The New York Times) novel about a couple in a small town navigating the complexities of marriage, family, and longing.

Malcolm Gephardt, handsome and gregarious longtime bartender at the Half


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Pucking Around: A Why Choose Hockey Romance By Emily Rath Cover Image
$26.99
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ISBN: 9798987793367
Published: Emily Rath Books - April 24th, 2023

Michelle says: Who doesn't want a 700 page, why choose, hockey romance?


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