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Clean Air By Sarah Blake Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781643753416
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 31st, 2023

A Guide to Being Just Friends: A Novel By Sophie Sullivan Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250624208
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 17th, 2023

The Love of My Life: A Novel By Rosie Walsh Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593297018
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Published: Penguin Books - January 17th, 2023

The Magnolia Palace: A Novel By Fiona Davis Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593184035
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Published: Dutton - January 17th, 2023

Mouth to Mouth: A Novel By Antoine Wilson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982181819
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - January 17th, 2023

Pandora: A Novel By Susan Stokes-Chapman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063280021
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 17th, 2023

The Reunion: A Novel By Kayla Olson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781668001943
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Published: Atria Books - January 17th, 2023

When I'm Gone, Look for Me in the East: A Novel By Quan Barry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525565444
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Published: Vintage - January 17th, 2023

All Day Is a Long Time: A Novel By David Sanchez Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063271524
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 10th, 2023

American Estrangement: Stories By Saïd Sayrafiezadeh Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781324050483
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 3rd, 2023

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Anxious People: A Novel By Fredrik Backman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501160844
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Published: Washington Square Press - July 6th, 2021

Back in a Spell (The Witches of Thistle Grove #3) By Lana Harper Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593336106
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Published: Berkley - January 3rd, 2023

Beartown: A Novel (Beartown Series) By Fredrik Backman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501160776
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Published: Washington Square Press - February 6th, 2018

Beasts of a Little Land: A Novel By Juhea Kim Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063093584
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Published: Ecco - December 6th, 2022

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Bewilderment: A Novel By Richard Powers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324036142
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 1st, 2022

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The Birthday Party By Laurent Mauvignier, Daniel Levin Becker (Translator) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781945492655
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Published: Transit Books - February 7th, 2023

Black Cake: A Novel By Charmaine Wilkerson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593358351
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Published: Ballantine Books - November 29th, 2022

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Book Lovers By Emily Henry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593334836
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Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2022

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The Boy with a Bird in His Chest: A Novel By Emme Lund Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982171940
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Published: Atria Books - January 3rd, 2023

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Bright Burning Things: A Novel By Lisa Harding Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063097155
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Published: HarperVia - December 13th, 2022

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Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982168445
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Published: Scribner - September 27th, 2022

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Cursed Bunny: Stories By Bora Chung, Anton Hur (Translated by) Cover Image
By Bora Chung, Anton Hur (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781643753607
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 6th, 2022

Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524798642
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 4th, 2020

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Don't Cry for Me By Daniel Black Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335449351
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Published: Hanover Square Press - January 10th, 2023

Dr. No: A Novel By Percival Everett Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644452080
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 1st, 2022

Factory Girls By Michelle Gallen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643752457
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Published: Algonquin Books - November 29th, 2022

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The Family Chao: A Novel By Lan Samantha Chang Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324050469
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 20th, 2022

Fiona and Jane By Jean Chen Ho Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593296066
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Published: Penguin Books - January 3rd, 2023

Gunk Baby: A Novel By Jamie Marina Lau Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781662601453
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Published: Astra House - December 13th, 2022

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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525567271
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Published: Anchor - August 9th, 2022

Whitehead starkly defines his characters' world as he unwraps their stories with a direct, graceful style and unique symbolism. I met him once at a Boswell Book Company event. I saw the genius in his eyes; the sincerity, too. And he’s funny! Once again, he drops us into another time. Harlem, 1959, was a much harder place than the one where I was born (that same year). Ray Carney is a loving family man with a small furniture company and modest ambitions for upward movement. He stays at the edges of the hustles all around him, but everything heavy pulls at the edges. He “was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked" until his beloved cousin Freddie draws him into a heist. I like Ray, and in Whitehead’s masterful hands he becomes real. I haven’t read a better American novelist, living or dead. He stands with James Baldwin, Joyce Carol Oates, Toni Morrison, and E. L. Doctorow. Back-to-back Pulitzers ain’t bad. By giving us the past, Whitehead leads us toward the future. He's the new King of American historical fiction, the new voice as powerful as Doctorow’s. The torch of greatness has been passed.

— Tim McCarthy


How High We Go in the Dark: A Novel By Sequoia Nagamatsu Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063072657
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 10th, 2023

The Hummingbird: A Novel By Sandro Veronesi, Elena Pala (Translated by) Cover Image
By Sandro Veronesi, Elena Pala (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780063158566
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Published: HarperVia - January 10th, 2023

It Ends with Us: A Novel By Colleen Hoover Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501110368
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Published: Atria Books - August 2nd, 2016

It Starts with Us: A Novel (It Ends with Us #2) By Colleen Hoover Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781668001226
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Published: Atria Books - October 18th, 2022

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Klara and the Sun: A novel (Vintage International) By Kazuo Ishiguro Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593311295
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Published: Vintage - March 1st, 2022

Klara is an AF (artificial friend) waiting at the store with her friend Rosa for someone to take her home. Her odds have decreased since a new model has been released. Josie, a young girl, has been browsing the store and has set her eye on Klara, but hasn’t been able to commit. And when she does, Klara will find itself (herself?) plopped into a family drama of an ill girl and divorced parents who disagree on the best course of action. Ishiguro hints at an eerie future of genetically modified elites, professions replaced by robots, and worsening civil breakdowns. If there’s an author where the more you read, the greater the appreciation for the entire body of work, Ishiguro is it. I began Klara and the Sun imagining a connection to Never Let Me Go, noting later that Klara was also the obvious descendent of Stevens, the butler of Remains of the Day, dedicated to service and unmoored by a change. I love how Ishiguro’s heroes are both keenly observant and hobbled by blind spots. For Klara, it could be mistaking the sun for a deity, which makes sense, being solar powered. I’m almost disturbed to say this – Klara is perhaps the most empathetic hero I’ve read about in a long time. So what does this say about me?

— Daniel Goldin

 

 

This book is easy to read, and not because it's simple. Ishiguro creates tremendous emotional depth with a graceful narrative flow. That must be how you win a Nobel Prize: expertly crafting writing that sounds so natural. Klara observes the world and its people with open curiosity, at first untainted by her limited experience, but she’s always learning. Her ability to analyze human behavior with sincerity, consideration, and objectivity is something I would love to possess, but Klara isn't human. She's a machine, waiting for a future with a human family who would buy her as their child's Artificial Friend. She looks forward to being displayed in the storefront window, where nourishment from the sun will make her stronger, and she can see more of the city's intensity. Then there’s a wider world out there, where her status will be friend, family, and possession. Klara feels the effects. She has her own intentions, and her personal story has an unmistakable living warmth. Can Klara love and be loved? Is she ultimately being used for her owners' needs alone, or do they care for her as they would care for a person? One thing I can say without hesitation is that I wish Klara was my friend!

— Tim McCarthy


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Legends & Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes By Travis Baldree Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250886088
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Published: Tor Books - November 8th, 2022

The Lipstick Bureau: A Novel Inspired by a Real-Life Female Spy By Michelle Gable Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781525811470
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Published: Graydon House - December 27th, 2022

Loathe to Love You By Ali Hazelwood Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593437803
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Published: Berkley - January 3rd, 2023

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Love on the Brain By Ali Hazelwood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593336847
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Published: Berkley - August 23rd, 2022

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Malibu Rising: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781524798673
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 17th, 2022

A Man Called Ove: A Novel By Fredrik Backman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476738024
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 5th, 2015

The Man Who Lived Underground: A Novel By Richard Wright Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062971487
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - November 8th, 2022

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Matrix: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594634505
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 6th, 2022

Motherthing By Ainslie Hogarth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593467022
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Published: Vintage - September 27th, 2022

The Narrows: A Novel By Ann Petry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063259997
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Published: Mariner Books Classics - January 10th, 2023

The Night Watchman: A Novel By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062671196
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 23rd, 2021

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Our Country Friends: A Novel By Gary Shteyngart Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984855145
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 6th, 2022

The Paris Bookseller By Kerri Maher Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593102190
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Published: Berkley - December 6th, 2022

Paris Daillencourt Is About to Crumble (Winner Bakes All) By Alexis Hall Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538703335
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Published: Forever - November 1st, 2022

The Personal Librarian By Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593101544
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Published: Berkley - June 7th, 2022

Phaedra: A Novel By Laura Shepperson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781639101535
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Published: Alcove Press - January 10th, 2023

Probably Ruby: A Novel By Lisa Bird-Wilson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593448694
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Published: Hogarth - January 3rd, 2023

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Project Hail Mary: A Novel By Andy Weir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593135228
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 4th, 2022

The Rebel and the Thief: A Novel By Jan-Philipp Sendker, Imogen Taylor (Translated by) Cover Image
By Jan-Philipp Sendker, Imogen Taylor (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781635423044
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Published: Other Press - November 22nd, 2022

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The Red-Headed Pilgrim By Kevin Maloney Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781953387288
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - January 24th, 2023

The Rom-Com Agenda: A Novel By Jayne Denker Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250821485
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 10th, 2023

The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle: An Uplifting and Unforgettable Story of Love and Second Chances By Matt Cain Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496737755
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Published: A John Scognamiglio Book - May 31st, 2022

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The Sentence: A Novel By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062671134
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2022

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle By Stuart Turton Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781492670124
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501161933
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 29th, 2018

tell her story. Hollywood's most scintillating star will tell all. It's an interview of a lifetime for Monique Grant, who has been handpicked by Evelyn. Monique will be the only one to ask and get the answer that the world has been dying to know: Who was the love of Evelyn Hugo's life? It's the golden age of Hollywood. There's scandal, extravagance, leading men, lavender marriages and overbearing studio bosses. If you're like me, reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo will leave you utterly absorbed and wishing Evelyn Hugo was a real-life film star!

— Jen Steele


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Small World: A Novel By Jonathan Evison Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593184134
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Published: Dutton - January 10th, 2023

Things We Never Got Over (Knockemout Series) By Lucy Score Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945631832
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Published: Bloom Books - January 12th, 2022

The Torqued Man: A Novel By Peter Mann Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063072114
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 10th, 2023

Two Steps Onward By Graeme Simsion, Anne Buist Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781922458865
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Published: Text Publishing Company - January 3rd, 2023

Verity By Colleen Hoover Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538724736
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 26th, 2021

Very Cold People: A Novel By Sarah Manguso Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593241240
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Published: Hogarth - January 3rd, 2023

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The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches By Sangu Mandanna Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593439357
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Published: Berkley - August 23rd, 2022

The Ways We Hide: A Novel By Kristina McMorris Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781728249766
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - September 6th, 2022

Weasels in the Attic By Hiroko Oyamada, David Boyd (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hiroko Oyamada, David Boyd (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780811231183
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Published: New Directions - October 4th, 2022

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What We Fed to the Manticore By Talia Lakshmi Kolluri Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781953534415
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Published: Tin House Books - September 6th, 2022

Where the Crawdads Sing By Delia Owens Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735219106
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 30th, 2021