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Holding Her Breath: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063236080
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Published: Mariner Books - May 17th, 2022

This surprised me in the best way possible. Ryan writes with an evocative, almost dream-like prose that still manages to realistically describe Beth's life, from the pool to the home to all the murky in-betweens. A story of legacy, grief, and--most importantly--love that is incredibly easy to dive into.

Recommended by Anna


Siren Queen Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250788832
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Published: Tordotcom - May 10th, 2022

The concept and world-building are brilliant, and Vo's writing style is incredibly vivid and haunting. 

Recommended by Anna


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Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063204157
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Published: Ecco - May 3rd, 2022

A book that I compulsively read from cover to cover. The story begins with Marcellus, a giant Pacific Octopus who lives in an aquarium located in the Pacific Northwest, and Tova, the nighttime cleaner at the Sowell Bay Aquarium. Their unlikely meeting marks the beginning of a friendship that becomes the core of the book. I was torn between racing ahead to learn what happens, and slowing down to absorb the details. The characters were people with whom I felt an immediate kinship: family loss, estranged siblings, the joy of friendship, the uncertainty of new situations. The eclectic group of characters who live in this book will live in your heart for a while. The story is timeless, has a beautiful cover and is Van Pelt’s debut novel. 

Recommended by Totsie


Book of Night Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250812193
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Published: Tor Books - May 3rd, 2022

I dove into this book and didn’t surface until it was finished. Charlie is a character you won’t soon forget. Bold and brash she makes a mean bartender and an unstoppable thief. This takes me back to why I fell in love with Black’s writing - the romance! The improbable, extremely difficult romance that somehow comes to a satisfying conclusion.

Recommended by Kristine


Vigil Harbor: A Novel Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781101870389
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Published: Pantheon - May 3rd, 2022

When two unexpected visitors arrive in an insular coastal village, they threaten the equilibrium of a community already confronting climate instability, political violence, and domestic upheavals—a cast of unforgettable characters from the rich imagination of the National Book Award–winning, best-selling author of Three Junes.


Fly Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324006237
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 3rd, 2022

An entertaining and fascinating memoir of “gifted storyteller” (People) Ann Hood’s adventurous years as a TWA flight attendant.


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Housebreaking Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593337028
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Published: Berkley - April 19th, 2022

Following a long-standing feud and looking to settle the score, a woman decides to dismantle her home—alone and by hand—and move it across a frozen pond during a harsh New England winter in this mesmerizing debut.


Fevered Star (Between Earth and Sky #2) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781534437739
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - April 19th, 2022

If you feel like you haven't read a good fantasy series in a while, pick this up! It has all the fantasy tropes you want, good pacing, intricate characters, political machinations, and a unique mythology.

Highly Recommended by Kristine


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How to Live Like the Little Prince: A Grown-Up's Guide to Rediscovering Imagination, Adventure, and Awe Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781797215730
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Published: Chronicle Prism - April 12th, 2022

 This beautiful gift book collects the ageless wisdom of Antoine St. Exupéry's The Little Prince. Great graduation gift!


Woman, Eating: A Literary Vampire Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063140882
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Published: HarperVia - April 12th, 2022

Weird, compelling little novel that will leave you sated. Foodies, art students, and vampire fans will find this oddly satisfying.

Recommended by Kristine


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Atomic Anna Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538734865
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 5th, 2022

Named a Most Anticipated Book by Bookish
 
Named a Best Book of the Month by Buzzfeed


"The novel is masterfully plotted.”—New York Times Book Review

Atomic Anna is a dazzling work of ingenuity and imagination.”―
Téa Obreht,National Book Award finalist a


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The Candy House: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476716763
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Published: Scribner - April 5th, 2022

Super smart and twisty sci-fi novel about technology and memory that will hurt your brain (in a good way!).  Basically the whole staff at Buttonwood loved it.

But this recommendation is by Anna...