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The Last House on Needless Street By Catriona Ward Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250812643
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 20th, 2022

Bambi By Felix Salten, Damion Searls (Translated by), Paul Reitter (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Felix Salten, Damion Searls (Translated by), Paul Reitter (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781681376318
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Published: NYRB Classics - September 20th, 2022

Drunk on Love By Jasmine Guillory Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593100882
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Published: Berkley - September 20th, 2022

When in Rome: A Novel By Sarah Adams Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593500781
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Published: Dell - September 20th, 2022

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The Family Chao: A Novel By Lan Samantha Chang Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324050469
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 20th, 2022

The Magician: A Novel By Colm Toibin Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781476785097
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Published: Scribner - September 20th, 2022

Maybe Now: A Novel (Maybe Someday #3) By Colleen Hoover Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781668013342
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Published: Atria Books - September 20th, 2022

Ship Fever: Stories By Andrea Barrett Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324036012
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 20th, 2022

Assembly By Natasha Brown Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316268363
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 13th, 2022

The Book Haters' Book Club By Gretchen Anthony Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780778333067
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Published: Park Row - September 13th, 2022

The Brides of Maracoor: A Novel (Another Day #1) By Gregory Maguire Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063093973
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 13th, 2022

Civilizations: A Novel By Laurent Binet, Sam Taylor (Translated by) Cover Image
By Laurent Binet, Sam Taylor (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250858870
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Published: Picador - September 13th, 2022

Defending Britta Stein: A Novel (Liam Taggart and Catherine Lockhart #6) By Ronald H. Balson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250852649
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 13th, 2022

Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone: A Novel (Outlander #9) By Diana Gabaldon Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781101885703
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Published: Bantam - September 13th, 2022

Inseparable: A Novel By Simone de Beauvoir, Sandra Smith (Translated by), Margaret Atwood (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Simone de Beauvoir, Sandra Smith (Translated by), Margaret Atwood (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780063075054
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Published: Ecco - September 13th, 2022

Kibogo By Scholastique Mukasonga, Mark Polizzotti (Translated by) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781953861368
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Published: Archipelago - September 13th, 2022

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Lucy on the Wild Side By Kerry Rea Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593201862
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Published: Berkley - September 13th, 2022

The Mad Women's Ball: A Novel By Victoria Mas, Frank Wynne (Translated by) Cover Image
By Victoria Mas, Frank Wynne (Translated by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781419757600
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Published: The Overlook Press - September 13th, 2022

Palmares By Gayl Jones Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780807007150
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Published: Beacon Press - September 13th, 2022

The Real Mrs. Tobias: A Novel By Sally Koslow Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780063223745
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - September 13th, 2022

Signal To Noise By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781786186447
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Published: Solaris - September 13th, 2022

Still Life By Sarah Winman Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780593330760
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 13th, 2022

Ti Amo By Hanne Orstavik, Martin Aitken (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hanne Orstavik, Martin Aitken (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781953861443
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Published: Archipelago - September 13th, 2022

Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match: A Novel By Sally Thorne Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062912831
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Published: Avon - September 6th, 2022

The Family Izquierdo: A Novel By Rubén Degollado Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393866827
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 6th, 2022

Ghost Forest: A Novel By Pik-Shuen Fung Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593230985
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Published: One World - September 6th, 2022

The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All By Josh Ritter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335475084
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Published: Hanover Square Press - September 6th, 2022

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L.A. Weather: A Novel By María Amparo Escandón Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250802583
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 6th, 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

Medusa's Ankles: Selected Stories (Vintage International) By A. S. Byatt, David Mitchell (Introduction by) Cover Image
By A. S. Byatt, David Mitchell (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780593466858
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Published: Vintage - September 6th, 2022

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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

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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 Sisters Sweet: A Novel By Elizabeth Weiss Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984801562
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - September 6th, 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

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What We Fed to the Manticore By Talia Lakshmi Kolluri Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781953534415
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Published: Tin House Books - September 6th, 2022

The Women of Troy: A Novel By Pat Barker Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593311325
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Published: Anchor - September 6th, 2022

The Wrong End of the Telescope By Rabih Alameddine Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802157812
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Published: Grove Press - September 6th, 2022

The Manningtree Witches: A Novel By A. K. Blakemore Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781646221578
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Published: Catapult - August 30th, 2022

Survive the Night: A Novel By Riley Sager Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593183182
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Published: Dutton - August 30th, 2022

Careering By Daisy Buchanan Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385684170
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Published: Doubleday Canada - August 23rd, 2022

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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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What Storm, What Thunder By Myriam J A. Chancy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781953534385
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Published: Tin House Books - August 23rd, 2022

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A Novel By Quentin Tarantino, Walter Kirn (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Quentin Tarantino, Walter Kirn (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780063241572
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 16th, 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


The Librarian Spy: A Novel of World War II By Madeline Martin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335426918
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Published: Hanover Square Press - July 26th, 2022

Beautiful World, Where Are You: A Novel By Sally Rooney Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250859044
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Published: Picador - June 7th, 2022

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

Nina, Jay, Hud, and Kit are the children of the world-famous crooner Mick Riva. However, they may know him best through celebrity magazines. Raised by their mother June, the siblings grow up in Malibu and bond over surfing. Told in two parts, we learn the family's history from the mid-fifties to late seventies and then of the day of the Riva's annual end-of-summer party in 1983. Each chapter reveals a new heartbreak, all leading up to the most explosive party the siblings have ever hosted. Taylor Jenkins Reid sets the scene for family drama and manages to transport you to Malibu's past effortlessly. I was mesmerized by the Rivas, my heart breaking with them at one turn, and laughing out loud at the next, especially at Kit's astute observations. Make an 80's surfing playlist and add this to your summer read pile!

— Jen Steele


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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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Great Circle: A novel By Maggie Shipstead Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984897701
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Published: Vintage - April 5th, 2022

Marian Graves is a pilot who disappeared on a groundbreaking flight. Hadley Baxter is the actress, tarnished by scandal, who hopes an important role playing Marian in a biopic will burnish her reputation. With alternating voices, Great Circle ponders, can you really know someone’s story? Historical fiction of the highest order!

— Daniel Goldin


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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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The Lost Apothecary By Sarah Penner Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778311973
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Published: Park Row - February 22nd, 2022

Reeling from the discovery of her husband's affair, Caroline Parcewell decides to go to London on what was supposed to be an anniversary vacation. One afternoon she takes part in mudlarking and discovers a curious vial which reignites a long-buried passion for history. As Caroline embarks on uncovering the vial’s secrets, she discovers more about herself and her marriage. Meanwhile, in 18th century London, there's a hidden apothecary dealing in poisons. Nella is the heir of the apothecary. What used to be a place where all could go for health and healing is now something more sinister. Nella now works in the shadows, helping women right the wrongs done to them by men. The rules are simple: the poison must never be used to harm another woman, and the names of the murderer and her victim must be cataloged in the apothecary's register. A definite page turner that kept me up late just to find out what happens next!!

— Jen Steele


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

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

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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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


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