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Light From Uncommon Stars By Ryka Aoki Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250789082
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Published: Tor Books - July 26th, 2022

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A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities (Quick & Easy Guides) By Mady G.  (Illustrator), Jules Zuckerberg (Illustrator), Mady G. , Jules Zuckerberg Cover Image
By Mady G. (Illustrator), Jules Zuckerberg (Illustrator), Mady G. , Jules Zuckerberg
$9.99
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ISBN: 9781620105863
Published: Limerence Press - April 23rd, 2019

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The House in the Cerulean Sea By TJ Klune Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

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Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable #1) By Charlie Jane Anders Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250317322
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Published: Tor Teen - February 1st, 2022

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Heartstopper #1: A Graphic Novel By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338617436
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Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

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The Witch King By H. E. Edgmon Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335212795
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Published: Inkyard Press - June 1st, 2021

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The Girl from the Sea: A Graphic Novel By Molly Knox Ostertag Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338540574
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Published: Graphix - June 1st, 2021

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Magical Boy Volume 1: A Graphic Novel By The Kao, The Kao (Illustrator) Cover Image
By The Kao, The Kao (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781338775525
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Published: Graphix - February 1st, 2022

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The Scapegracers By H.A. Clarke Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781645660194
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Published: Erewhon - October 26th, 2021

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Satisfaction Guaranteed By Karelia Stetz-Waters Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781538735527
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Published: Forever - June 1st, 2021

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Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope By Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525564171
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Published: Vintage - September 1st, 2020

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The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires: A Novel By Grady Hendrix Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781683692515
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Published: Quirk Books - May 25th, 2021

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Howl's Moving Castle (World of Howl #1) By Diana Wynne Jones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061478789
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 22nd, 2008

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One Last Stop By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250244499
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021

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Mexican Gothic By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525620808
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Published: Del Rey - June 15th, 2021

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

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Arsenic and Adobo (A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery #1) By Mia P. Manansala Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593201671
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Published: Berkley - May 4th, 2021

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Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable #1) By Charlie Jane Anders Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250317315
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Published: Tor Teen - April 13th, 2021

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Velvet Was the Night By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593356821
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Published: Del Rey - August 17th, 2021

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Tokyo Ever After: A Novel By Emiko Jean Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250766601
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 18th, 2021

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The City of Brass: A Novel (The Daevabad Trilogy) By S. A. Chakraborty Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062678119
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Published: Harper Voyager - July 3rd, 2018

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Gods of Jade and Shadow By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525620778
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Published: Del Rey - February 18th, 2020

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The Agency: A Spy in the House By Y.S. Lee Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763687489
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Published: Candlewick - April 26th, 2016

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Act Your Age, Eve Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters #3) By Talia Hibbert Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062941275
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Published: Avon - March 9th, 2021

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Boyfriend Material (London Calling) By Alexis Hall Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781728206141
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - July 7th, 2020

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Death Below Stairs (A Below Stairs Mystery #1) By Jennifer Ashley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399585517
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Published: Berkley - January 2nd, 2018

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A Confederacy of Dunces (Evergreen Book) By John Kennedy Toole, Walker Percy (Foreword by) Cover Image
By John Kennedy Toole, Walker Percy (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802130204
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Published: Grove Press - January 21st, 1994

You will probably hate Ignatius J. Reilly. Thats okay. You should hate him. He's awful. But A Confederacy of Dunces is brilliant, so you'll keep reading, compelled by the quirky cast of characters and the absolutely best depiction of the spirity of New Orleans ever put on the page. Both funny ha-ha and funny odd, Dunces is a delight.

— Billie


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Boyfriend Material (London Calling) By Alexis Hall Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781728206141
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - July 7th, 2020

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Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger: A Memoir By Lisa Donovan Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9780525560944
Published: Penguin Press - August 4th, 2020

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Highfire: A Novel By Eoin Colfer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062938572
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 5th, 2021

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Happiness Is Baking: Cakes, Pies, Tarts, Muffins, Brownies, Cookies: Favorite Desserts from the Queen of Cake By Dorie Greenspan (Foreword by), Maida Heatter Cover Image
By Dorie Greenspan (Foreword by), Maida Heatter
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316420570
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Published: Voracious - April 16th, 2019

This is my new favorite baking book. My copy is already butter-spattered and falling open to favorite recipes. My attention was captured by Heatter's introduction ("Bake cookies!") and knew this was a keeper at Chocolate Gingerbread.

— Billie


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The Bees: A Novel By Laline Paull Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062331175
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Published: Ecco - May 12th, 2015

The Bees by Laline Paull reads like a fantasy novel with its queens and courtiers and political machinations, but it's set within a bee colony and all of its characters are (naturally) bees. It's odd at first, but you soon find yourself absorbed in the world of Flora 717 and her hivemates. The Bees is sure to linger in your memory long after you've turned the final page.

— Billie


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Saving the Season: A Cook's Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving: A Cookbook By Kevin West Cover Image
$56.40
ISBN: 9780307599483
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Published: Knopf - June 25th, 2013

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Voodoo Vintners: Oregon's Astonishing Biodynamic Winegrowers By Katherine Cole Cover Image
$26.72
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ISBN: 9780870716058
Published: Oregon State University Press - June 15th, 2011

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants By Bill Bryson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804172721
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Published: Anchor - January 26th, 2021

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The Huntress: A Novel By Kate Quinn Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062740373
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 26th, 2019

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Force of Nature: A Novel By Jane Harper Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250105653
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 8th, 2019

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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania By Erik Larson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307408877
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Published: Crown - March 22nd, 2016

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The Girl With All the Gifts By M. R. Carey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316334754
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Published: Orbit - April 28th, 2015

Melanie is 10. Every morning she wakes up, gets dressed, and sits quietly in her wheelchair. She counts as high as she can until the soldiers unlock the door and, with a gun pointed at her head, strap her in tightly and wheel her to class. "I won't bite!" she sometimes jokes, but they never laugh...

— Shay


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Leave the World Behind: A Novel By Rumaan Alam Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062667632
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Published: Ecco - October 6th, 2020

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Outlander: A Novel By Diana Gabaldon Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440212560
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Published: Dell - June 2nd, 1992

This book is amazing! I (Cora) have never read a thick book so fast or wanted to re-read one immediately after finishing it, but I did both with this book. Love, history, action, drama, time travel, great characters, great writing--it's all here.

— Cora


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The Kiss Quotient By Helen Hoang Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451490803
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Published: Berkley - June 5th, 2018

This contemporary romance is one of my favorite reads of the year!

Stella is a delightful protagonist. Her warmth and heart are wonderful and I wished so much that she could be real and be my friend.

Extra credit for a POC hero and a neuroatypical heroine.

— Emily


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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) By Becky Chambers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062444134
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Published: Harper Voyager - July 5th, 2016

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Mink River By Brian Doyle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780870715853
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Published: Oregon State University Press - October 1st, 2010

Mink River is a stunningly poetic novle that explores the richness and complexity of th human spirit; its endless search for happiness. Portland author Brian Doyle has crafted a truly unique story using one of the most creative voices I have ever read. 

Tha most surprising and best book I have read this year.

— Beth


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Three Amazing Things about You By Jill Mansell Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781492618065
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - October 1st, 2016

Nina and Sonya of the Far Woods Sisters art collective are exceptionally talented at creating, whether that creation be art, community, or common ground. I (Piper) have been eagerly anticipating this book's arrival and was blown away by the beauty of the tutorials that are illustrated and the message they have woven throughout.


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The Nakano Thrift Shop: A Novel By Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell (Translated by) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609453992
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Published: Europa Editions - June 6th, 2017

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A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143124870
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

Interweaving the stories of Neo--a sixteen-year-old Japanese girl--and Ruth--a writer living in the San Juan Islands--this is a novel of beauty, melancholy, grief, and hope. (And physics jokes.) This is, quite simply, one of the best books I've ever read.

— Billie


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An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives By Matt Richtel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062698490
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Published: Mariner Books - March 24th, 2020

Richtel takes what could be a dry topic and makes it relatable. The first half is about the history of scientific discovery about the immune system. The gut punch is delivered in the second half whenn Richtel introduces four real life people and shows the way their immune systems struggle to keep them alive.

— Emily


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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood By Trevor Noah Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

Noah's memoir about growing up in South Africa and how politics and racea ffected his childhood is both hilarious and poignant. The stories that center on his mother are particularly impactful; he speaks about her with such pride and love. Definitely a must read!

— Emily


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Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World's Smells By Harold McGee Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594203954
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Published: Penguin Press - October 20th, 2020

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How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer's Secrets for Making Your Clothes Look, Fit, and Feel Amazing By Alison Freer Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781607747062
Published: Ten Speed Press - April 14th, 2015

This book is not just a guide to clothing, it's also an insider's look into the job of a costume designer in Hollywood! Great tips and basic information on how to choose, tailro, and care for your wardrobe. Fun stuff.

— Shay


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Circe By Madeline Miller Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

Circe is a thoroughly well-imagined retelling of the myth of Circe, the witch from the Odyssey. It has the most satisfying resolution to a #metoo moment I've ever read. (Alas, if only we could all turn men into pigs, am I right?) She's both powerful and fragile, sympathetic and forbidding. An enchanting and engrossing book.

— Shay


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Between the World and Me By Ta-Nehisi Coates Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

Everything you've heard about this book is 100% true. It's thought-provoking, beautifully written, and movine and I can honestly say that it has chnaged the way I think about history and race.

Highly Recommended!

— Shay


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And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily Mysteries #1) By Tasha Alexander Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061148446
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 10th, 2006

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The Library Book By Susan Orlean Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476740195
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

Orlean's account of the 1986 Los Angeles Central Library fire is masterfully done. She brings the fire to life in a way that made my heart ache for the books and records lost. From there unfolds a fascinating history of libraries, both around the country and in LA. This is perfect for anyone who loves libraries, books, and/or history.

— Emily


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The Master and Margarita: 50th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By Mikhail Bulgakov, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by), Boris Fishman (Foreword by), Christopher Conn Askew (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mikhail Bulgakov, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by), Boris Fishman (Foreword by), Christopher Conn Askew (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143108276
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 3rd, 2016

Satire. Allegory. Love Story. Hallucinatory Picaresque.

Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita is all of these and more. Come for the giant, talking, cigar-smoking cat and stary for the biting wit and shar social and religious commentary.

— Billie


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Fates and Furies: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634482
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 13th, 2016

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The Duchess Deal: Girl Meets Duke By Tessa Dare Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062349064
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Published: Avon - August 22nd, 2017

This delightfully witty, Beauty & the Beast-inspired story starts when the jilted Duke of Ashbury is confroted by the seamstress who made his former fiancee's wedding dress and she's demanding payment...while wearing said wedding dress. Tessa Dare's banter is always A+ and this one may be the best.

— Emily


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Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel By Celeste Ng Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735224315
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Published: Penguin Books - May 7th, 2019

I (Piper) stayed up half the night finishing this book, it was so gripping and all-consuming. I loved the tension Ng created between the characters with her examination of class, race, gender and privilege. Wonderfully intense and culturally poignant.

— Piper


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The Dry: A Novel By Jane Harper Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250105622
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 2nd, 2018

Need to warm up? The Dry takes place in hot, rural Australia. A grisly murder brings Aaron Falk back to the small town where he was raised. Old secrets, lies, and memories mix to create an environment where everyone is quick to point fingers. If you like atmospheric mysteries with strong characters, this is a good book for you.

— Sylla


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Girl in Disguise: A Novel By Greer Macallister Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492652731
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - March 6th, 2018

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Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction By Mike Mignola, John Byrne, Mike Mignola (Illustrator), Mark Chiarello (Illustrator), Dave Stewart (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mike Mignola, John Byrne, Mike Mignola (Illustrator), Mark Chiarello (Illustrator), Dave Stewart (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781506706665
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Published: Dark Horse Books - May 22nd, 2018

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Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52) By Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401235420
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Published: DC Comics - March 26th, 2013

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Black Hammer Volume 1: Secret Origins: Secret Origins By Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781616557867
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Published: Dark Horse Books - April 11th, 2017

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Paper Girls, Volume 1 By Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang (Artist), Matthew Wilson (Artist) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632156747
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Published: Image Comics - April 5th, 2016

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The Alehouse at the End of the World By Stevan Allred, Reid Psaltis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stevan Allred, Reid Psaltis (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781942436379
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Published: Forest Avenue Press - November 6th, 2018

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The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

The Fifth Season has all of my (Matthea's) favorite things! The world building happens gradually alongside the plot and not as a precursor. For someone who reads a lot of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, I notice when a book stands out from the rest and The Ffth Season definitely does so in the best way. It is refreshing, exciing, enthralling, and different. I knew I had to read it again the moment I finished.

— Matthea


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The Godmother: A Crime Novel By Hannelore Cayre, Stephanie Smee (Translator) Cover Image
By Hannelore Cayre, Stephanie Smee (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781770415430
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Published: ECW Press - September 3rd, 2019

How one can slide into illegal activity when one is down. That is the simple premise. But more than that, The Godmother is a little slice of France, and not the pretty chateaux or countryside. Gritty and nerve-wracking, you root for Patience. Soon to be a film staring Isabelle Huppert.

— Sylla


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The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Wisdom from an Obsessive Home Cook By Deb Perelman Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307595652
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Published: Knopf - October 30th, 2012

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Tartine Book No. 3: Modern Ancient Classic Whole (Bread Cookbook, Baking Cookbooks, Bread Baking Bible) By Chad Robertson Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781452114309
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Published: Chronicle Books - December 17th, 2013

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One Pan, Two Plates: Vegetarian Suppers: More than 70 Weeknight Meals for Two (Cookbook for Vegetarian Dinners, Gifts for Vegans, Vegetarian Cooking) By Carla Snyder, Jody Horton (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Carla Snyder, Jody Horton (Photographs by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452145839
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 23rd, 2016

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Jane Steele By Lyndsay Faye Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780425283202
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 14th, 2017