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Migrations: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250204028
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 4th, 2020

Every now and then a book comes out that everyone on staff raves about. This is that book.


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Universe of Two: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062878441
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Published: William Morrow - August 4th, 2020

Stephen Kiernan does not disappoint with his new book. He takes a little known bit of history and spins a romantic novel that entertains and educates. It covers the Manhattan Project and organ construction, an unusual intersection of interests. It is a good read.

Recommended by Sarah


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Luster: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374194321
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

Dark, funny, and unflinchingly honest...                           - Recommended by Jill
..crude, unique, and holds a brutal yet refreshing mirror up to every reader...        - Recommended by Abby
..full of complicated layers of identity, race, sex, art, and self discovery...         - Recommended by Kathy


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Empire of Wild: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062975942
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Published: William Morrow - July 28th, 2020

A fast-paced thriller based off of M├ętis mythology, Empire of Wild is an enthralling read that serves both as a horror story and an expose of the exploitation of indigenous people. A fantastic read!

Recommended by Jill


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Hamnet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525657606
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf - July 21st, 2020

One of my favorite books this year. O'Farrell brings to life the world of Agnes; her husband, her children, and her grief. The story opens with young Hamnet searching frantically for help when his sister Judith becomes suddenly ill. His race through town sets the stage for this often poetic account of a family's life. There are whole passages I wish I could quote here. A unique voice and a unique take on the myth of Shakespeare. Highly recommended.

                                   Recommended by Kristine


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The Only Good Indians Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982136451
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - July 14th, 2020

"I loved this book. Jones has a unique narrative voice, allowing the entity to step in and take over unexpectedly. This amps up the horror. Also, each character has a distinct voice which brings them to life. Jones combines the culture and traditions of the Blackfeet and Crow people with the social truths of their contemporary life. It is refreshingly different from any other horror I've read. This book is gruesome and honestly scary. Couldn't put it down."

Recommended by Kristine


Florence Adler Swims Forever: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781982132460
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

A moving story about the lengths family members will go to to protect their own when tragedy occurs. Loved it!                                                                             Recommended by: Laurie


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Mexican Gothic Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525620785
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Published: Del Rey - June 30th, 2020

A true Gothic tale! The house on the hill with its cemetery swathed in fog and rain, looms large in this creepy and surprising tale. The beautiful heroine, Noemi, determined to save her cousin, must face and defeat the Doyle's dark family secrets in this sometimes grotesque love story.

- recommended by Kristine