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The Snow Hare: A Novel By Paula Lichtarowicz Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316461351
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 31st, 2023

The Snow Hare by Paula Lichtarowicz takes place in a work camp in Siberia during WWII. The tundra provides a hostile environment for Lena and her family, who were transported there from their home in Poland. Alternating between her life before and after the camp and her time there, the novel provides a deep look into her life, loves, and end-of-life struggle to come to terms with the past.

— Mamie


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This Is Happiness By Niall Williams Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635576313
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 31st, 2021

One benefit of working in a bookstore are the book chats with customers. Here’s a novel I was told I simply had to read, and boy am I glad I listened.
 
Set in 1950s rural Ireland, electricity is finally coming to a remote community. The story centers around Christy, an old man come to town, working for the electric project and seeking forgiveness from a local woman he wronged so many years ago. Christy befriends 17-year-old Noe Crowe, the floundering grandson of an elderly couple unswayed by the promised wonders of electric power. Christy and Noe’s friendship is central to the story as each guides the other and pursues love, old and new.
 
This story has a quiet wit, is oh-so-poetic, and is simply beautiful. It is about knowing when you are standing in the midst of happiness, recognizing it, feeling it, not missing it. It is a book about everyday life and love, forgiveness, and finding your religion. Savor this novel and then insist your friends read it too.
 
— Peggy


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Rough Sleepers: Dr. Jim O'Connell's urgent mission to bring healing to homeless people By Tracy Kidder Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984801432
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Published: Random House - January 17th, 2023

I've read almost everything Tracy Kidder has written. I was inspired, as always, by his forthcoming book, Rough Sleepers. For five years, Kidder followed Jim O'Connell, a doctor who has been providing healthcare to the homeless in Boston for several decades. Like Solito, Rough Sleepers brings tough statistics to vivid life. 

— Sarah


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All the Broken Places: A Novel By John Boyne Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593653067
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - November 29th, 2022

This novel will have you hiding away from friends and family, just so you can read one more quick chapter.

All The Broken Places moves effortlessly between present-day London and a past full of secrets, guilt, and complicity. The story captivates from page one, and pulls the reader along at an earnest pace. Part mystery, part historical fiction — you will not be able to put this one down.

And while this is technically a follow-up to Boyne’s bestseller The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, it is not necessary to read the books in order. If this is your first novel by John Boyne, it will surely not be your last.

— Peggy


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How to Sell a Haunted House By Grady Hendrix Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593201268
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Published: Berkley - January 17th, 2023

The best haunted house story is entrenched in family regrets, trauma, memories, and gleefully corrupted childhood monoliths. Hendrix does all of this with heart-stopping fear, love and loss, and so, so many puppets. Think Annabeth meets Chucky with a sprinkle of every campy 80s horror movie you loved as a kid. Whimsical horror, dark comedy and gruesomely visceral details. There is no better haunted house book.

— Emma


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The Shards: A novel By Bret Easton Ellis Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593535608
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Published: Knopf - January 17th, 2023

I think this is going to be huge. THE SHARDS, rolled out initially on Easton’s blog, is a heartening return to form. Easton fans will see callbacks to LUNA PARK, maybe IMPERIAL BEDROOMS. Immensely heavy in mood, absolutely grinding with tension the entire way through, so horrendous I actually had to back away a couple times, this book is also multiple trigger warning territory, and trepedacious readers are hereby warned off. Heed me now. The writing is great – his threnodies to Los Angeles make me wish he’d just write a travel essay book and get it off his chest – and his very genuine knowledge of cults and killers makes for a disturbingly real experience. Bret plays his teenage self in this book, and the inseparability of his fictional and real selves here adds a bizarre edge. Staggeringly attention-getting, kudos.

— Matt


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Astrid Parker Doesn't Fail By Ashley Herring Blake Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593336427
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Published: Berkley - November 22nd, 2022

Ashley Herring Blake is the master of sapphic romances and terrifyingly tangible messy family dynamics. A thorny interior designer with major mommy issues falls in love with a sunshiny carpenter with major abandonment issues and together they renovate a (maybe) haunted inn. If you read Blake's previous romance Delilah Green Doesn't Care, you'll absolutely adore this enemies-to-lovers heart-wrenching romance. And if you haven't, read both immediately. Thank me later. 

- Emma


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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

Everyone believes Geeta is a ‘self-made’ widow, though the truth is her husband abandoned her. When another member of her microloan group needs their portion of the loan covered thanks to her abusive and alcoholic husband, Geeta’s not inclined to help hapless Farah solve her husband problem beyond a one-time loan - until Geeta overhears said husband bragging that Geeta’s money will continue to cover his bar tab going forward. Geeta turns to the true story of the Bandit Queen for inspiration - a low-caste woman who despite monstrous abuse and trauma became first a bandit leader and eventually a politician. Would the Bandit Queen murder a terrible man like Farah’s husband? 

Of course, Farah’s husband isn’t the only dangerous man in the village, Farah isn’t the only wife looking for assistance in becoming a widow, and events rapidly escalate further out of Geeta’s control.

Though the novel is often funny, a dark current of gendered violence underpins the story. There are good men and happy marriages in the novel, but even the good ones either don’t see the problems or don’t speak up about them. Ultimately, Geeta can only rely on herself and the other women - at least as far as she can trust them.

— Ginger


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My Hygge Home: How to Make Home Your Happy Place By Meik Wiking Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781419766374
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 15th, 2022

This book is chock-full of great ideas on how to make your home (and life!) cozy, content, and happy. Wiking covers every layer of our lives and offers easy to implement and low cost suggestions that everyone can use. A fabulous gift that you should start by giving to yourself.

— Peggy


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Eat Your Mind: The Radical Life and Work of Kathy Acker By Jason McBride Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781982117023
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 29th, 2022

Kathy Acker’s short, brilliant life is given a proper and reverent treatment here. She broke every rule possible; if you’re a reader today, her influence is felt invisibly now, in all kinds of media. Read this and see how. One of the many interesting things about this book is the insight into the publishing world: truly, it’s a grinding battlefield. She knew everyone and was loved by most, and the story of her early & tragic death cancer death is extended, revelatory. An excellently researched, oddly timely book.

— Matt


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Two Wrongs Make a Right (The Wilmot Sisters Series #1) By Chloe Liese Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593441503
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Published: Berkley - November 22nd, 2022

Enemies to lovers meets blind date meets fake dating in this swoony romance by Chloe Liese. Bea is an autistic erotic artist and Jamie is a pediatrician with anxiety and at least one change of (perfectly ironed) clothes on him at all times. The two could not be worse for each other, so convincing everyone they're dating should be a lot harder than it is. Swoony, funny, and sweet, it's safe to say this is one of my favorite romances of 2022.

— tee


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Legends & Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes By Travis Baldree Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250886088
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Published: Tor Books - November 8th, 2022

There is literally nothing about this book that I would change. When an orc with chronic back pain decides to retire from adventuring to open a coffee shop, so begins the next chapter of her life, which we are fortunate enough to bear witness to. The characters are quirky and loveable and imperfect, the conflict is just enough to keep the story moving, and the baked goods sound so good I found my mouth watering more than once. This cozy, feel-good fantasy belongs on shelves alongside The House in the Cerulean Sea, Psalm for the Wild Built, and Every Heart a Doorway. Perfect is a strong word, but it may just be the right one.

— tee


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Desolation Peak: Collected Writings By Jack Kerouac, Charles Shuttleworth (Editor) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781644282861
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Published: Rare Bird Books - November 8th, 2022

In 1956, Jack Kerouac spent the majority of that summer working as a fire lookout atop Desolation Peak in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington State. Despite earlier albeit limited brushes with literary success, Kerouac still felt that he had yet to achieve the literary success that he sought. The solitude of that time allowed Kerouac to focus inward and re-dedicate himself to a new style of writing immortalized in 1957’s On The Road. Desolation Peak gives readers a glimpse into Kerouac’s life and thoughts while unknowingly on the cusp of literary superstardom.

-- Bud


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A Postcard from the Delta By Michael Gaspeny Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781604893328
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Published: Livingston Press (AL) - October 20th, 2022

Michael Gaspeny from Greensboro's novel in verse, The Tyranny of Questions, remains one of the most thought-provoking books I’ve read. His new novel, A Postcard from the Delta, is the story of Johnny Spink, a young football star in his hometown of Spinkville, Arkansas. While dialing through the radio searching for a football game, he happens on a blues station. His newfound love of the blues and his mentor's daughter force him to confront racial disparities in the south and the privileges he enjoys as a young white male.

— Mamie


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The Presence of Absence By Simon Van Booy Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781567927443
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - June 13th, 2022

Nancy Olson was a big fan of Simon Van Booy, whose visits to the store are always “an occasion”! We were first introduced to Simon through his beautiful short story collection, Love Begins in Winter, which will satisfy readers’ desire for something that is both literary and upbeat. His new book is The Presence of Absence, the story of Max Little, a writer who is terminally ill. He struggles with how and where to tell his beloved wife, Hadley, the news as he reflects on his life.

— Mamie


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We Are the Light: A Novel By Matthew Quick Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781668005422
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - November 1st, 2022

The depth and breadth of loss suffered by the narrator and townspeople in We Are the Light by Matthew Quick took me to my knees. The devastation I felt was matched only by the hope that rose from the characters' ineffable strength to overcome the horrific events they endured. Their sheer strength of will, forgiveness, and support of each other in the aftermath still leaves me breathless, awestruck by their capacity to overcome life's darkest events.

The author skillfully reveals the story through letters from the narrator to his therapist, and leads the reader to confront and viscerally experience the crushing wounds we inflict upon each other. He does not leave us bereft, and ultimately allows us to see the possibility of surviving the devastation.  A profound and moving read that will leave you wounded by the depths of horrors we wreak upon each other, and uplifted by our boundless capacity to rise above them. 

— Belinda


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The Passenger By Cormac McCarthy Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780307268990
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Published: Knopf - October 25th, 2022

Mr. McCarthy's done it again! This brilliant new novel follows Bobby Western as he gets swallowed up in the mystery of an airplane crash and its missing passenger. Meanwhile, there's another mystery for the reader to unravel in the form of hallucinatory interludes from the perspective of Bobby's sister. These two disparate sections combine to create a novel unlike almost anything Cormac McCarthy has ever written!

P.S. Look for the companion novel, Stella Maris, set to be released this December!

— Todd


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Such Sharp Teeth By Rachel Harrison Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593545829
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Published: Berkley - October 4th, 2022

When Rory Morris moves back to her hometown to help her pregnant and recently single twin sister, the last thing she expects is to be reacquainted with high school hottie Ian, and the second to last thing she expects is a werewolf attack. When both of those happen in the same evening, Rory's world is flipped upside down.

This is unlike any werewolf book I've ever read. Part romance, part comedy, part horror story, I couldn't get enough. Whether you're a fan of creature stories or you're just in the mood for some monstrous social commentary, this is the book for you!

— tee


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House of Hunger By Alexis Henderson Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593438466
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Published: Ace - September 27th, 2022

When I heard Alexis Henderson was coming out with a gory vampire book based on Elizabeth Bathory, I was in. What I didn't expect was this beautifully nuanced gothic story of a girl clawing her way out of the horrors into which she was born. Marion is strong-willed and vibrant and she makes the perfect heroine-turned-final girl. Come for the bloody mystery and courtly intrigue, stay for the hard-won character development and hypnotic romance.

— tee


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Illuminations: Stories By Alan Moore Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781635578805
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 11th, 2022

Alan Moore is one of my favorite English authors out there. I have consistently found myself enjoying his work time and time again. To those unfamiliar with his name – his writing almost certainly will strike a chord of recognition.

A word to the wise: Moore is not going to be everybody’s cup of tea nor does he try to be. He is very much off the beaten path to the point that many view him as a literary trailblazer. That approach has garnered Moore numerous awards and literary honors despite his efforts to just be himself.

An anthology of tales as only Moore could tell them, Illuminations comes highly recommended. To those willing to take a chance – give this one a try.

— Bud

 


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Smart Brevity: The Power of Saying More with Less By Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, Roy Schwartz Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781523516971
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 20th, 2022

George Bernard Shaw is credited with saying, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

Smart Brevity by Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen and Roy Schwartz will help you zap this illusion.

Buy this book, read it, do what it tells you to do and you will see results.

People will:

  • Listen to you
  • Read your words
  • Understand your message
  • Value your brief, complete, informative style
  • Clamor for your communiques

Read this book - you, and everyone you talk to, write to, present to, will benefit. 

— Belinda


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The Book Eaters By Sunyi Dean Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250810182
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Published: Tor Books - August 2nd, 2022

A gothic fairy tale with crumbling manors, knights in barely-used armor, dragons that eat human minds, and a runaway princess who has long-since stopped living off of her diet of fairy tales. A haunting fantasy about rebellion, loss, and how far we'll go for love. 

— Emma


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Jane and the Year Without a Summer (Being a Jane Austen Mystery #14) By Stephanie Barron Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641292474
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Published: Soho Crime - February 8th, 2022

There is a wide spectrum of Jane Austen fan fiction out there - some of it wonderful, some of it...less so. Technically speaking, Jane and the Year Without a Summer is among the best.

During the summer of 1816, when Europe had fallen under a volcanic winter, we join the Misses Austen on a (real) visit to the spa at Cheltenham. Jane's physician has recommended taking the waters there to restore her health (which the reader knows, sadly, will not happen). While staying at Mrs. Potter's boarding house (another true-to-life detail), they become embroiled in a murder mystery that threatens all their lives.

While the plot of the story is fictional, it is based in large part on real people and real events from Jane Austen's life. Barron does a fantastic job capturing the language and manners of the period, all the while relating a fun whodunit that keeps one on one's toes.

Though this is the 14th entry in this series, Jane and the Year Without a Summer works perfectly as a standalone. And now I'm off to read #1!

— Kaley


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Lost In Time By A G. Riddle Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781804541760
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Published: Head of Zeus - September 1st, 2022

I am not usually drawn to science fiction, but Lost In Time by A.G. Riddle pulled me in by page 1 - the characters are compelling and the story is mind-bending. I found myself at times - which times?!! past, present, future? - re-reading passages to see how that could possibly happen only to remind my startled self that this is science fiction!

But it seems so real. So plausible. So scientifically reasonable!

I was thoroughly taken with the focused, rational brilliance of the characters as they tried against impossible odds to will their own survival in their extraordinary circumstances. The author skillfully guided me to lose myself in the past, present and future alongside these smart, capable and, at times, enigmatic traveling companions.

An absorbing, compelling read with whip-smart characters - I highly recommend that you lose yourself in Lost InTime!

— Belinda


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Fairy Tale By Stephen King Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781668002179
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Published: Scribner - September 6th, 2022

Let me preface this by saying if this didn't have Stephen King's name on it, I never would have guessed it was written by him, so don't write this off thinking it'll be too scary. Oh, and the dog not only lives but thrives, so don't worry about that either. Alright, now into the review:

I loved it. Five stars. Ten stars. Twenty stars. This has just about everything you could want: a heartwarming tale of a a boy taking care of his neighbor's dog, a quest into a fantasy world, brutal gladiator-type games, skeletons covered in forcefields of electricity, an inexplicable blight, and just a smidge of Eldritch horror. I loved every single character with my whole heart and I needed to know what was going to happen next even in the midst of the coziest scenes. I stayed up until two in the morning finishing it and I just sat and hugged it to my chest when I was done. I wanted to flip right back to page one and start all over. Read this book or we can't be friends (only slightly joking).

— tee


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Mount Chicago: A Novel By Adam Levin Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385548243
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Published: Doubleday - August 9th, 2022

Riotous! A book so weird, so vast in intent that they could barely squeeze any of it onto the book flap. I loved his previous Bubblegum; this is more focused, funnier. It really is a sprawling plot, you will see, and hosted by the author as himself – he often pops in to interrogate the action and comment cruelly on his own failings. I see ghosts and intimations of many great authors here, I don’t know if he meant to rouse Philip Roth in his arch Jewishness and hilarious dialogue, but…points scored, regardless. A parrot named Gogol and Perry Farrell from Jane’s Addiction are characters. A sinkhole swallows a big chunk of Chicago itself.  How, further, can I convince you?

— Matt


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Build Your House Around My Body: A Novel By Violet Kupersmith Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780812983487
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 5th, 2022

If you're looking for a fantastic multi-generational Vietnamese ghost story that will give you the absolute weirdest dreams, look no further! This really was such an experience, with so many moving parts and fragments of stories that don't come together until the very end. The descriptions are gorgeous, the characters are bewildering and the story itself is unnerving at best. Give this a try if you're adventurous (and patient). 

— Emma


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Miles on Miles: Interviews and Encounters with Miles Davis (Musicians in Their Own Words) By Paul Maher , Jr. (Editor), Michael K. Dorr (Editor) Cover Image
By Paul Maher , Jr. (Editor), Michael K. Dorr (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781641604673
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Published: Chicago Review Press - June 15th, 2021

The late Miles Davis, in these press interviews over his career, really pulled no punches whatsoever. He’d just trash his peers casually, outright diss the musicians he was literally touring with at the time and in general say whatever he felt like to the press (see also: the late Lou Reed). It’s endlessly amusing, because, well, no one does that. Now, Miles was into self-promotion for SURE, but that’s not how it’s done. He forever saw himself, in a torrent of hubris, as the pinnacle of Jazz. When you’re coming from a place like that, the laughs pour as easily as the tears! A revealing and deeply humorous read.

— Matt


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So Happy for You By Celia Laskey Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781335426901
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Published: Hanover Square Press - June 7th, 2022

What happens when you take one feminist lesbian in the midst of writing her dissertation on why the marriage industry is destroying our country, one marriage-obsessed best friend in need of a Maid of Honor, and a destination wedding at a (cursed?) California resort? A hectic ride full of manipulation, superstition, and attempted murder. I had so much fun!

— tee


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Dial A for Aunties By Jesse Q. Sutanto Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593333037
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Published: Berkley - April 27th, 2021

When Meddy goes on a blind date arranged by her mother in a mild catfishing situation, the worst she thinks could happen is she gets a free meal from a creepy guy. One thing leads to another, and now his body is in her aunt's freezer on a private island where her family is hosting the biggest wedding of their career. The chaos that ensues is nothing short of delightful, the characters are well developed and loveable, and the conclusion is satisfying. Finlay Donovan fans: your next great read is here!

— tee


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I Am From Here: Stories and Recipes from a Southern Chef By Vishwesh Bhatt, John Currence (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Vishwesh Bhatt, John Currence (Foreword by)
$37.50
ISBN: 9781324006060
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 16th, 2022

I Am From Here is a stunning debut cookbook from 2019 James Beard Foundation Best Chef (South)—Vishwesh Bhatt. Recipes are organized by their star ingredient (think: rice, okra, tomatoes, catfish) and are a blend of the foods from Bhatt's home in Oxford, Miss., and the recipes passed down in his Indian family. While some recipes fall on one end of the spectrum or the other, still more are unique marriages of the two—like the dish he created with Raleigh chef and restaurant owner Cheetie Kumar: corn korma, an elevated creamed corn with a flavor profile reminiscent of chicken korma.

If you pick up cookbooks to read the stories behind the recipes just as much as for the recipes themselves, I Am From Here: Stories and Recipes from a Southern Chef is not to be missed.

— Rebecca


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Why Patti Smith Matters (Music Matters) By Caryn Rose Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781477320112
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Published: University of Texas Press - May 31st, 2022

Rare and pure American genius, that’s why! In this pocket-size book, Caryn Rose lays out the terms: brilliance without plan or guile, constant creativity and reinvention, hard pivots away from many bad choices, long-term friendship and good choices thereof, outspokenness in the face of various repressors, willingness to retreat and regroup as needed, dedication to family, decency among humans, visible love, persistence, humanity above war. Above all, rock music as real communication, for the last 60 years the great equalizer. Ms. Rose says all this better than me, so read it.

— Matt


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Laundry Love: Finding Joy in a Common Chore By Patric Richardson, Karin B. Miller Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250235190
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 30th, 2021

The tea stain vanished. 

From a favorite pair of white slacks.

Impossible but true, but there it isn't! -- thanks to Laundry Love: Finding Joy In a Common Chore by Patric Richardson.

I am smitten with this gem of a tiny tome that gently guided me (&  sometimes not so gently) to adopt laundry methods that actually work. It saved me time, money, frustration and clothing, and turned routine drudge work into a delightful task of anticipation - what stain will I vanquish today?

Informative, entertaining and sobering (even with a spray bottle of vodka for freshening clothes), Laundry Love sorts through laundry dos and don'ts, and doles out doable advice that will fatten your wallet, gift you more time, help you save the environment and see your laundry hamper in a brighter, cleaner light.

— Belinda


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Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America By Pekka Hämäläinen Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781631496998
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Published: Liveright - September 20th, 2022

Noted scholar, Pekka Hamalainen eschews traditional explanations popularized by “manifest destiny/colonialism theories” in this retelling of American history from the perspective of Indigenous peoples.

Contrary to popular belief, “America” was a land that was home to myriad numbers of people long before the arrival of Europeans. Much of this history has been overlooked in favor of Euro-centric viewpoints. Hamalainen sets out to correct that.

Indigenous Continent restores Native peoples to their rightful place at the very fulcrum of American history.

— Bud


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The Puppeteer's Daughters By Heather Newton Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781684428588
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Published: Keylight Books - July 26th, 2022

This is a rich, puppetry-entrenched, family drama about three sisters who grew up with wildly different childhoods and mothers, but all share the same famous, puppeteering father. Think contemporary King Lear. I loved the complexities each sister had with their individual father-daughter relationships, and how that translated into their adult lives. This is a great read, threaded with fairytales and grounded in sisterhood.

— Emma


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The Whalebone Theatre: A novel By Joanna Quinn Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593321706
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Published: Knopf - October 4th, 2022

Joanna Quinn’s debut novel is intensely pleasing historical fiction written with great imagination, gorgeous imagery, daring espionage and lively characters. The novel is broken into five acts (complete with an encore), beginning in 1919 and ending at the close of WWII. The story is immediately charged when a poet comes to stay at Chilcombe, an old English estate in rural Dorset. The adults of the story are only mildly interested in the manor’s three children who have created a magical outdoor theatre using the skeleton of a washed up whale. As the children grow up, theatre connects them as each is morphed by the war. This tour de force will leave you feeling misty and musing. — Peggy


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City Witchery: Accessible Rituals, Practices & Prompts for Conjuring and Creating in a Magical Metropolis By Lisa Marie Basile Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780760370810
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Published: becker&mayer! books - September 14th, 2021

City Witchery is an accessible and intuitive guide to making and finding magic as a city dweller, traveler, or someone living in a small apartment.

In this gorgeous book, author of Light Magic for Dark Times and The Magical Writing Grimoire, Lisa Marie Basile, shows how you can maintain a practical, potent, and poetic practice when nature, time,


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Just Like Home By Sarah Gailey Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250174727
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Published: Tor Books - July 19th, 2022

Just Like Home is a darkly gothic thriller from nationally bestselling author Sarah Gailey, perfect for fans of Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House as well as HBO's true crime masterpiece I'll Be Gone in the Dark.


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If You Ask Me By Libby Hubscher Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593199442
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Published: Berkley - March 8th, 2022

When an advice columnist’s picture-perfect life implodes, she opts to go rogue in this hilarious, heartwarming romance from the author of Meet Me in Paradise.


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The Cousins By Karen M. McManus Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780525708001
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Published: Delacorte Press - December 1st, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying comes your next obsession. You'll never feel the same about family again.


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The Dead Romantics By Ashley Poston Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593336489
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Published: Berkley - June 28th, 2022

A New York Times Notable Book of 2022!

The New York Times Bestseller and Good Morning America Book Club Pick!


"I LOVED this book! ...Funny, breathtaking, hopeful, and dreamy.”—Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis


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The It Girl By Ruth Ware Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982155261
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - July 12th, 2022

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “claustrophobic spine-tingler” (People) One by One returns with an unputdownable mystery following a woman on the search for answers a decade after her friend’s murder.


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Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) By James S. A. Corey Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316129084
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Published: Orbit - June 15th, 2011

From a New York Times bestselling and Hugo award-winning author comes a modern masterwork of science fiction, introducing a captain, his crew, and a detective as they unravel a horrifying solar system wide conspiracy that begins with a single missing girl.


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Who Killed Jane Stanford?: A Gilded Age Tale of Murder, Deceit, Spirits and the Birth of a University By Richard White Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781324004332
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2022

A New Yorker Best Book of 2022
A New York Times Best True Crime of 2022
A Los Angeles Times Best Nonfiction Book of 2022

A premier historian penetrates the fog of corruption and cover-up still surrounding the murder of a Stanford University founder to establish who did it, how, and why.


A humorous and rousing set of literal and figurative sojourns as well as a mission statement about comprehending, protecting, and truly experiencing the outdoors, fueled by three journeys undertaken by actor, humorist, and New York Times bestselling author Nick Offerman


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The Marriage Portrait: A novel By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593320624
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Published: Knopf - September 6th, 2022

REESE’S BOOK CLUB DECEMBER PICK • NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • The author of award-winning Hamnet brings the world of Renaissance Italy to jewel-bright life in this unforgettable fictional portrait of the captivating young duchess Lucrezia de' Medici as she makes her way in a troubled court.


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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: A novel By Gabrielle Zevin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593321201
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Published: Knopf - July 5th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • WINNER OF THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD • Sam and Sadie—two college friends, often in love, but never lovers—become creative partners in a dazzling and intricately imagined world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality.


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Thank You for Listening: A Novel By Julia Whelan Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063095564
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Published: Avon - August 2nd, 2022

From the author of My Oxford Year, Julia Whelan’s uplifting novel tells the story of a former actress turned successful audiobook narrator—who has lost sight of her dreams after a tragic accident—and her journey of self-discovery, love, and acceptance when she agrees to narrate one last romance novel.

For Sewanee Chester, being an audiobook n


INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From decorated Green Beret sniper, UFC headliner, and all around badass, Tim Kennedy, a rollicking, inspirational memoir offering lessons in how to embrace failure and weather storms, in order to unlock the strongest version of yourself.

Tim Kennedy has a problem; he only feels alive right before he’s about to die.


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Jane Eyre: Introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett (Everyman's Library Classics Series) By Charlotte Bronte, Lucy Hughes-Hallett (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Charlotte Bronte, Lucy Hughes-Hallett (Introduction by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780679405825
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Published: Everyman's Library - October 15th, 1991

Jane Eyre, a penniless orphan, is engaged as governess at Thornfield Hall by the mysterious Mr Rochester. Her integrity and independence are tested to the limit as their love for each other grows, and the secrets of Mr Rochester's past are revealed.


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Mirrors in the Earth: Reflections on Self-Healing from the Living World By Asia Suler Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781623176914
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Published: North Atlantic Books - June 28th, 2022

A nature therapy session for the soul--encounter the benevolence of the living world through 12 essays on the Earth-healing powers of self-compassion and empathy.

When healing is needed at the deepest level, nature will always call us back home--not only to the oak woods or water-filled coves, but to the homes within ourselves.


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Reluctant Immortals By Gwendolyn Kiste Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982172350
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 23rd, 2022

For fans of Mexican Gothic, from three-time Bram Stoker Award–winning author Gwendolyn Kiste comes a novel inspired by the untold stories of forgotten women in classic literature—from Lucy Westnera, a victim of Stoker’s Dracula, and Bertha Mason, Mr.


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How to Fake It in Hollywood: A Novel By Ava Wilder Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593358955
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Published: Dell - June 14th, 2022

A talented Hollywood starlet and a reclusive A-lister enter into a fake relationship . . . and discover that their feelings might be more than a PR stunt in this sexy debut for fans of Beach Read and The Unhoneymooners.


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Solito: A Memoir By Javier Zamora Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593498064
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Published: Hogarth - September 6th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK AS FEATURED ON TODAY ALA ALEX AWARD WINNER

A young poet tells the inspiring story of his migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this “gripping memoir” (NPR) of bravery, hope, and finding family.
 


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Carrie Soto Is Back: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593158685
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 30th, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An epic adventure about a female athlete perhaps past her prime, brought back to the tennis court for one last grand slam” (Elle), from the author of Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


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Razzmatazz: A Novel By Christopher Moore Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062434128
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Published: William Morrow - May 17th, 2022

New York Times Bestseller

“Smart and funny and all sorts of raunchy in the best way.” — San Francisco Chronicle


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Wastelands: The True Story of Farm Country on Trial By Corban Addison, John Grisham (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Corban Addison, John Grisham (Foreword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593320822
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Published: Knopf - June 7th, 2022

"Beautifully written, impeccably researched, and told with the air of suspense that few writers can handle, Wastelands is a story I wish I had written." —From the Foreword by John Grisham
 


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The Cherry Robbers By Sarai Walker Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780358251873
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Published: Harper - May 17th, 2022

"Sarai Walker has done it again. With The Cherry Robbers she upends the Gothic ghost story with a fiery feminist zeal." Maria Semple


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Something Wilder By Christina Lauren Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982173401
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Published: Gallery Books - May 17th, 2022

The “reigning romance queens” (PopSugar) and New York Times bestselling authors of The Soulmate Equation and The Unhoneymooners present a charming and laugh-out-loud funny novel filled with adventure, treasure, and, of course, love.

Growing up the daughter of notorious treasure hunter and absentee father Duke Wilder left Lily without muc


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PlantYou: 140+ Ridiculously Easy, Amazingly Delicious Plant-Based Oil-Free Recipes By Carleigh Bodrug, Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, MD (Foreword by) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780306923043
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Published: Hachette Go - February 15th, 2022

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Plant-based eating doesn't have to be complicated!


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Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention--and How to Think Deeply Again By Johann Hari Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593138519
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Published: Crown - January 25th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Our ability to pay attention is collapsing. From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream and Lost Connections comes a groundbreaking examination of why this is happening—and how to get our attention back.


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Sea of Tranquility: A novel By Emily St. John Mandel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593321447
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Published: Knopf - April 5th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • WINNER OF THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD • The award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time travel, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon five hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across cen


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Four Treasures of the Sky: A Novel By Jenny Tinghui Zhang Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250811783
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 5th, 2022

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK · A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITOR'S CHOICE · REVIEWED ON THE FRONT COVER · INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Zhang’s blend of history and magical realism will appeal to fans of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Water Dancer as well as Amy Tan's The Valley of Amazement.” —Booklist (starred review)


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Far Side of the Moon: Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman and the Woman Who Gave Him Wings By Liisa Jorgensen Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781641606066
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Published: Chicago Review Press - December 7th, 2021

The decades-long love story of a NASA commander and the leader of the Astronaut Wives Club

Far Side of the Moon  is the untold, fully authorized story of the lives of Frank and Susan Borman. One was a famous astronaut—an instrumental part of the Apollo space program—but the other was just as much a warrior.


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Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life: A Memoir By Delia Ephron Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316267656
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 12th, 2022

The bestselling, beloved writer of romantic comedies like You've Got Mail tells her own late-in-life love story in her "resplendent memoir," complete with a tragic second act and joyous resolution (Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Good Left Undone).

Delia Ephron had struggled through several years of heartbreak.


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If We Were Villains: A Novel By M. L. Rio Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250095299
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 17th, 2018

“Much like Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, M. L. Rio’s sparkling debut is a richly layered story of love, friendship, and obsession...will keep you riveted through its final, electrifying moments.”
—Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest

"Nerdily (and winningly) in love with Shakespeare…Readable, smart.”


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M.R. James Ghost Stories (Gothic Fantasy) By M.R. James, Robert Lloyd Parry (Foreword by) Cover Image
By M.R. James, Robert Lloyd Parry (Foreword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781839647710
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Published: Flame Tree Collections - February 25th, 2022

M.R. James's celebrated ghost stories resonate still, their chilling narratives drawing us unsuspecting into the deadly shadows. His tales are haunted, bleak disturbances of the soul, carefully crafted from the stuff of human fears. A towering presence in literature, TV and the movies, his work is much admired today.


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In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss By Amy Bloom Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593243947
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Published: Random House - March 8th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A powerful memoir of a love that leads two people to find a courageous way to part—and a woman’s struggle to go forward in the face of loss—that “enriches the reader’s life with urgency and gratitude” (The Washington Post)


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The Violin Conspiracy: A Novel By Brendan Slocumb Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593315415
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Published: Anchor - February 1st, 2022

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! • Ray McMillian is a Black classical musician on the rise—undeterred by the pressure and prejudice of the classical music worldwhen a shocking theft sends him on a desperate quest to recover his great-great-grandfather’s heirloom violin on the eve of the most prestigious musical competition in the world.


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Organizing for the Rest of Us: 100 Realistic Strategies to Keep Any House Under Control By Dana K. White Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781400231430
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Published: Thomas Nelson - January 11th, 2022

So you want to keep your kitchen counter clean but you aren't ready to toss the toaster? You want to be able to find your kids' socks but aren't looking to spend your 401(k) on clear bins? You long for a little more peace but minimalism isn't sparking joy? Discover 100 practical, do-able tips to organize, declutter and manage your home.


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Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship (Inalienable Rights) By Nadine Strossen Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780190089009
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 2nd, 2020

The updated paperback edition of HATE dispels misunderstandings plaguing our perennial debates about "hate speech vs. free speech," showing that the First Amendment approach promotes free speech and democracy, equality, and societal harmony.


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The Museum of Rain By Dave Eggers, Angel Chang Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781952119354
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Published: McSweeney's - September 7th, 2021

Ois n Mahoney is an American Army vet in his 70s who is asked to lead a group of young grand-nieces and grand-nephews on a walk through the hills of California's Central Coast. Walking toward a setting sun, their destination is a place called The Museum of Rain, which may or may not still exist, and whose origin and meaning are elusive to all.


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Gender Queer: A Memoir By Maia Kobabe Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781549304002
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Published: Oni Press - May 28th, 2019

2020 ALA Alex Award Winner
2020 Stonewall — Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award Honor Book

In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here.


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The Sentence By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671127
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Published: Harper - November 9th, 2021

"Dazzling. . . . A hard-won love letter to readers and to booksellers, as well as a compelling story about how we cope with pain and fear, injustice and illness. One good way is to press a beloved book into another's hands. Read The Sentence and then do just that."—USA Today, Four Stars


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The Maid: A Novel By Nita Prose Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593356159
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 4th, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • “A heartwarming mystery with a lovable oddball at its center” (Real Simple), this cozy whodunit introduces a one-of-a-kind heroine who will steal your heart.
 


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Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark By Cassandra Peterson Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780306874352
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Published: Hachette Books - September 21st, 2021

The woman behind the icon known as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, the undisputed Queen of Halloween, reveals her full story filled with intimate bombshells—told by the bombshell herself. 

On Good Friday in 1953, at only 18 months old, 25 miles from the nearest hospital in Manhattan, Kansas, Cassandra Peterson reached for a pot on the stove and doused herself in boiling w


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The Exiled Fleet (The Divide Series #2) By J. S. Dewes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250236364
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Published: Tor Books - August 17th, 2021

J. S. Dewes continues her fast paced, science fiction action adventure series, the Divide, with The Exiled Fleet, where The Expanse meets The Black Company—the survivors of The Last Watch refuse to die.

The Sentinels narrowly escaped the collapsing edge of the Divide.


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Hamlet (Play on Shakespeare) By William Shakespeare, Lisa Peterson (Translated by) Cover Image
By William Shakespeare, Lisa Peterson (Translated by)
$9.95
ISBN: 9780866986663
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Published: ACMRS Press - October 6th, 2021

To thine own text be true—Lisa Peterson’s translation of Hamlet into contemporary American English makes the play accessible to new audiences while keeping the soul of Shakespeare’s writing intact. 
 
Lovers of Shakespeare’s language take heart: Lisa Peterson’s translation of Hamlet into contemporar


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Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery By Brom Cover Image
By Brom
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250622006
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 14th, 2021

Set in Colonial New England, Slewfoot is a tale of magic and mystery, of triumph and terror as only dark fantasist Brom can tell it.

Connecticut, 1666: An ancient spirit awakens in a dark wood. The wildfolk call him Father, slayer, protector.

The colonists call him Slewfoot, demon, devil.


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Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol By Mallory O'Meara Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335282408
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Published: Hanover Square Press - October 19th, 2021

*A Finalist for the Spirited Award for Best New Book on Drinks Culture, History or Spirits*
*A Guardian Best History and Politics Book of 2022*


"At last, the feminist history of booze we've been waiting for " --Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist


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The Death of Jane Lawrence: A Novel By Caitlin Starling Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250272584
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 5th, 2021

***AN INSTANT BESTSELLER!***
Best Books of 2021 ·
NPR
ALA/The Reading List Best Horror 2021 Pick
Longlisted for the Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement in a Novel, 2021


From the Bram Stoker-nominated author of The Luminous Dead comes a gothic fantasy horror
The Death of Jane Lawrence.


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1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir By Ai Weiwei, Allan H. Barr (Translated by) Cover Image
By Ai Weiwei, Allan H. Barr (Translated by)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780553419467
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Published: Crown - November 2nd, 2021

The “intimate and expansive” (Time) memoir of “one of the most important artists working in the world today” (Financial Times), telling a remarkable history of China over the last hundred years while also illuminating his artistic process
 


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A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020) By David Sedaris Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316558792
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 5th, 2021

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice: There’s no right way to keep a diary, but if there’s an entertaining way, David Sedaris seems to have mas­tered it.
 
If it’s navel-gazing you’re after, you’ve come to the wrong place; ditto treacly self-examination.


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Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village By Maureen Johnson, Jay Cooper Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984859624
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 14th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Considering a trip to a quaint English village? You’ll think twice after learning about the countless murderous possibilities lurking behind the bucolic façades, thanks to this illustrated guide from #1 bestselling author Maureen Johnson and illustrator Jay Cooper—perfect for fans of cozy mysteries.


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Renegades: Born in the USA By Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780593236314
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Published: Crown - October 26th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Two longtime friends share an intimate and urgent conversation about life, music, and their enduring love of America, with all its challenges and contradictions, in this stunningly produced expansion of their groundbreaking Higher Ground podcast, featuring more than 350 photographs, exclusive bonus content, and never-before-seen archival material.


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Fisherman's Apprentice: The Making of a Fisher of Men By Dan Floen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781950995288
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Published: Dan Floen - April 10th, 2021

Fisherman's Apprentice tells the inspiring true story of how God trained one stubborn fisherman to think and act more like a fisher of men. When the ride gets bumpy, the fisherman's prayer life kicks into high gear, but this is just the beginning. Financial ruin, a death sentence, and breaking the fisherman's will are all yet to come.


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The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels (Dangerous Damsels #1) By India Holton Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593200162
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Published: Berkley - June 15th, 2021

A New York Times Notable Book of 2021

“The kind of book for which the word “rollicking” was invented.”—New York Times Book Review

A prim and proper lady thief must save her aunt from a crazed pirate and his dangerously charming henchman in this fantastical historical romance.


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The Cipher By Kathe Koja Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781946154330
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Published: Meerkat Press - September 15th, 2020

Winner of the Bram Stoker Award and Locus Awards, finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award, and named one of io9.com's "Top 10 Debut Science Fiction Novels That Took the World By Storm." With a new afterword by Maryse Meijer, author of Heartbreaker and Rag. "Black.


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Dark Archives: A Librarian's Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin By Megan Rosenbloom Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250800169
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Picador - October 19th, 2021

On bookshelves around the world, surrounded by ordinary books bound in paper and leather, rest other volumes of a distinctly strange and grisly sort: those bound in human skin. Would you know one if you held it in your hand?


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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life By George Saunders Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9781984856029
Published: Random House - January 12th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today.


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Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness By Ingrid Fetell Lee Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316399272
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - June 8th, 2021

Make small changes to your surroundings and create extraordinary happiness in your life with groundbreaking research from designer and TED star Ingrid Fetell Lee.

Next Big Idea Club selection—chosen by Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Dan Pink, and Adam Grant as one of the "two most groundbreaking new nonfiction reads of the season!"

"This book has th


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A Good Drink: In Pursuit of Sustainable Spirits By Shanna Farrell Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781642831436
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Published: Island Press - September 16th, 2021

“Insightful tour de force… Farrell’s writing is as informative as it is intoxicating”  -- Publishers Weekly


Shanna Farrell loves a good drink. As a bartender, she not only poured spirits, but learned their stories—who made them and how.


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The Once and Future Witches By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316422048
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Published: Redhook - October 13th, 2020

"A gorgeous and thrilling paean to the ferocious power of women. The characters live, bleed, and roar.


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Intimacies: A Novel By Katie Kitamura Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399576164
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 20th, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BOOK OF 2021

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN FICTION


ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE 2021 READS

AN INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER


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A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) By Becky Chambers Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250236210
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Published: Tordotcom - July 13th, 2021

Winner of the Hugo Award!

In A Psalm for the Wild-Built, bestselling Becky Chambers's delightful new Monk and Robot series, gives us hope for the future.


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The Therapist: A Novel By B.A. Paris Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250274120
Availability: On our shelves
Published: St. Martin's Press - July 13th, 2021

The multimillion-copy New York Times bestselling author B.A. Paris returns to her heartland of gripping psychological suspense in The Therapista powerful tale of a house that holds a shocking secret.


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Lucky Girl By Jamie Pacton Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781645672081
Availability: BACKORDERED
Published: Page Street Kids - May 11th, 2021

A hilarious and poignant reflection on what money can and cannot fix

58,642,129. That’s how many dollars seventeen-year-old Fortuna Jane Belleweather just won in the lotto jackpot. It’s also about how many reasons she has for not coming forward to claim her prize.


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Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning By Cathy Park Hong Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984820389
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Published: One World - March 2nd, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • ONE OF TIME’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE • A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness


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People We Meet on Vacation By Emily Henry Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806758
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Published: Berkley - May 11th, 2021

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Book Lovers and Beach Read comes a sparkling novel that will leave you with the warm, hazy afterglow usually reserved for the best vacations.

Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love.


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First Comes Like: A Novel By Alisha Rai Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062878151
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Avon - February 16th, 2021

The author of The Right Swipe and Girl Gone Viral returns with a story about finding love in all the wrong inboxes...


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The First Ten Years: Two Sides of the Same Love Story By Joseph Fink, Meg Bashwiner Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780063027251
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 11th, 2021

A sometimes hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking, and always entertaining joint memoir by Joseph Fink, cocreator of Welcome to Night Vale, and his wife, writer and performer Meg Bashwiner, chronicling the first ten years of their relationship from both sides.

There are two sides to every love story.


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