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The Sentence Cover Image
$23.19
ISBN: 9780062671127
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Published: Harper - November 9th, 2021

The Sentence is both hilarious and deadly serious, sly and sincere. It's hard-edged and beautifully tender, with biting humor as a balm for life’s wounds. Erdrich is a national treasure, but you probably knew that. What I knew of her was limited to her Birchbark House children's writing. I also knew that her flowing autograph is a signed book nerd’s dream, and her beautiful jacket photos take my breath away. I'm a shameful book collector who’s picky about his crushes. Oh yes, the story. If I tell you very much, I’ll ruin good surprises. So, I’ll just say it’s a ghost story, an exploration of the spirit world inside our own. It happens in Erdrich’s very own book store, Birchbark Books, with Louise as a subtle character. And the ghost is an annoying, complex, recently dead regular customer. Above all, we get to see into the heart of a Minneapolis bookstore during the pandemic and the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder. This book is priceless American truth! And it's about people who love books.

— Tim McCarthy


The Lincoln Highway: A Novel Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780735222359
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Published: Viking - October 5th, 2021

Taste: My Life Through Food Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9781982168018
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Published: Gallery Books - October 5th, 2021

Oh William!: A Novel Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9780812989434
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Published: Random House - October 19th, 2021

Crossroads: A Novel Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780374181178
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 5th, 2021

State of Terror: A Novel Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781982173678
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Published: Simon & Schuster/St. Martin’s Press - October 12th, 2021

Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984880871
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Published: Viking - November 9th, 2021

Five Tuesdays in Winter Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802158765
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Published: Grove Press - November 9th, 2021

Beautiful World, Where Are You: A Novel Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9780374602604
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 7th, 2021

The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9780063076099
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 5th, 2021

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Matrix: A Novel Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9781594634499
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021

In this engaging work of historical fiction, Groff creates a story for real life poet Marie de France, who was cast out of the French court of Eleanor of Aquitaine and sent to an ailing abbey to be its prioress. Angry and resentful at first, Marie slowly takes charge, transforming the abbey and empowering the women who live and work there. Wonderful blend of historical people and events and the author's vivid imagination.

— Kathy Herbst


The Promise: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781609456580
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Published: Europa Editions - April 6th, 2021

Peril Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982182915
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 21st, 2021

The Every Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781952119361
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Published: McSweeney's Publishing - October 5th, 2021

The Stranger in the Lifeboat: A Novel Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9780062888341
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Published: Harper - November 2nd, 2021

The Dark Hours (A Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel #4) Cover Image
$23.20
ISBN: 9780316485647
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 9th, 2021

Still Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593330753
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - November 2nd, 2021

Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781250313799
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 30th, 2021

Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101984697
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Published: Dutton - October 12th, 2021

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The Midnight Library: A Novel Cover Image
$20.80
ISBN: 9780525559474
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Published: Viking - September 29th, 2020

This book was one of the most stunning ways to begin 2021. I absolutely love this book. First, this is my only (but surely not the last) experience with Matt Haig’s writing. He crafts his story by masterfully taking the reader by the hand and - quite literally - jumps through time and space of the main character’s life (or, lives). The story is easy and enjoyable to follow. It was definitely a satisfying page turner that remained thought provoking even when I wasn’t reading. Second, I am a nerd for how words are strung together to convey descriptions. For example, when the reader is faced with the physical sensations of how depression grips the main character’s body, it’s some of the most beautiful yet painful sentences I’ve ever read. From what I know about the author, perhaps only someone who has truly experienced the physicality of such low moments could be able to illustrate them so clearly. And, if one can relate to these sensations, it makes the writing all the more powerful. Haig’s descriptiveness allows the reader to share in the lows and highs of every emotion and situation the main character gets into, and it’s part of what makes this novel so great. The reader is placed in her shoes, exploring life with her - if not as her. Lastly, I would highly recommend this for anyone interested in existential questions that deal with the self and introspection or philosophy that deals with solitude and the development of the self. Overall, it’s such an inspiring and refreshing read.

— Rose Camara


The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984880994
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - September 28th, 2021

The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9781501171345
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 4th, 2021

Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593423066
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Published: Portfolio - October 26th, 2021

Better Off Dead: A Jack Reacher Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781984818508
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Published: Delacorte Press - October 26th, 2021

Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight (Stephanie Plum #28) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982154875
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Published: Atria Books - November 2nd, 2021

The Island of Missing Trees: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635578591
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - November 2nd, 2021

Crying in H Mart: A Memoir Cover Image
$21.56
ISBN: 9780525657743
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Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

Empire of Rubber: Firestone's Scramble for Land and Power in Liberia Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781620973776
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Published: New Press - November 2nd, 2021

Never: A Novel Cover Image
$28.80
ISBN: 9780593300015
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Published: Viking - November 9th, 2021

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: The Deluxe Hardcover: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063112568
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Published: Harper - November 9th, 2021

Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062435781
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 26th, 2021

The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781984879264
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Published: Viking - November 9th, 2021

The Age of AI: And Our Human Future Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316273800
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 2nd, 2021

The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635574357
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - November 2nd, 2021

Burntcoat: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062657107
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Published: Custom House - November 2nd, 2021

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Blue-Skinned Gods Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781641292429
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Published: Soho Press - November 2nd, 2021

There are two reasons why a person might be born with blue skin.  They might be the tenth and final reincarnation of the Hindu God Vishnu or, possibly, within their DNA is a rare recessive gene that has a chance of popping up when even distantly related people conceive a child together. Ten-year-old Kalki’s blue skin, his parents insist, comes from being a living god, one who can heal and perform miracles. His father creates a religious retreat in India called an ashram, and he welcomes Westerners interested in meditation and yoga and locals who yearn to be cured of back pain, bad luck, and more. Many simply want a blessing from a god. Secretly, doubts flicker through Kalki’s mind. Is he a healer? What if he is simply casting an illusion over people desperate to believe? Kalki’s journey from a living god in India to the mascot of his American cousin’s rock band, the Blue-Skinned Gods, is full of loss and much soul-searching. Blue-Skinned Gods is such a compelling take on identity written from the vantage of an adult recalling glimpses of his childhood and twenty-something years. This is absolutely the right choice, because this is a book that asks a question that I think needs an adult’s perspective to answer: Does having faith mean believing in a lie? And faith could mean belief in a god or gods, in our parents, or even in our political leaders. Blue-Skinned Gods is a great story, but it’s also a book that I’m still turning over in my mind days after the last page. 

— Jenny Chou


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Brothers on Three: A True Story of Family, Resistance, and Hope on a Reservation in Montana Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250210685
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Published: Celadon Books - September 7th, 2021