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$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

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

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Termination Shock: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780063028050
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Published: William Morrow - November 16th, 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

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


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The Midnight Library: A Novel Cover Image
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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


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

Mercy (An Atlee Pine Thriller #4) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538719725
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 16th, 2021

Hell of a Book: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593330968
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Published: Dutton - June 29th, 2021

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

Noor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780756416096
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Published: DAW - November 16th, 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 Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501171345
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 4th, 2021

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

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Bright Burning Things: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063097148
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Published: HarperVia - December 7th, 2021

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Leviathan Falls (The Expanse #9) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316332910
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Published: Orbit - November 30th, 2021

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Wish You Were Here: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984818416
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Published: Ballantine Books - November 30th, 2021

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Hello, Transcriber: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250795953
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Published: Minotaur Books - November 30th, 2021

Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone: A Novel (Outlander #9) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101885680
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Published: Delacorte Press - November 23rd, 2021