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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


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The Index of Self-Destructive Acts Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781947793828
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Published: Tin House Books - May 5th, 2020

"This brilliant novel is a complicated history of New Yorkers in the first decade of the millennium. All of the relevant trends are covered within the set of interconnected characters, all family or friends. The book is so clever and insightful into people and motivations. I was laughing and moved at the same time. I did not want it to end."

Recommended by Sarah


The Night Watchman Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671189
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Published: Harper - March 3rd, 2020

"Loved this story based on the real life experience of Erdrich's grandfather who was a night watchman for the jewel bearing factory in the 1950's. He is also the head of the Chippewa tribal council and is leading the charge to Washington DC to appear before Congress in response to legislation being proposed to terminate tribal rights. In typical Erdrich style, the beauty and the pain of Native American life is vividly portrayed."

Recommended by Mary Kay


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The Authenticity Project: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984878618
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - February 4th, 2020

"I loved this book! A feel good read with some delightful characters that all circle together bringing a 'goodness' to each other. Smart, witty, & very British"

Recommended by: Kathy


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When We Were Vikings Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982126766
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - January 28th, 2020

"A love of Vikings definitely helps enjoy this book but i don’t think it’s a requirement. Readers will find themselves rooting for Zelda and her tribe regardless. It is the story of a young woman with cognitive disabilities who overcomes not only prejudices, but poverty, familial instability, and failed romances. It has some unsavory bits and though I applaud the author for taking the plunge into Zelda’s mind, there are parts that felt a bit trite if not downright exploitive. I have never read a book like this (it is compared to The Curious Instance of the Dog in the Night-time and Silver Linings Playbook) so have nothing to compare it to. I did find myself turning pages and wished good things for Zelda, so despite any flaws, I would recommend it. "

Recommended by Kristine


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Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781328519030
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 15th, 2019

 

Recommended by: Kathy


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Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358023937
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 8th, 2019

"This is a wondrously twisty mystery that perfectly evokes Boston. With resonant atmosphere and delightful characters, this book is one where you want to discuss theories as you go along. A Westing Game for adults, this scavenger hunt brings together great characters, great writing, and a twisty plot. "

Recommended by Gwendolyn and Jill


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The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062963673
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Published: Harper - September 24th, 2019

 

Recommended by: Sarah and Mary Kay


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The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481481762
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Published: Simon Pulse - July 9th, 2019

"I truly loved this book - the surrealism really worked for me, and immerse the reader in both the world and emotions of the characters. Billy and Lydia were both fantastic characters that were easy to empathize with and cheer for as both of them ran from their problems, past and present, in different ways. Well-written and impossible to put down!." 

                                   Recommended by Jill