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The City of Tears: A Novel (The Burning Chambers Series #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250202185
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 19th, 2021

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Remote Control Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250772800
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Published: Tordotcom - January 19th, 2021

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Trio: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780593318232
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Published: Knopf - January 19th, 2021

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed: Stories Cover Image
By Mariana Enriquez, Megan McDowell (Translated by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593134078
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Published: Hogarth - January 12th, 2021

The Effort Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538717615
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 12th, 2021

The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781641291835
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Published: Soho Press - January 12th, 2021

The Uncollected Stories of Allan Gurganus Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780871403780
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Published: Liveright - January 12th, 2021

The Heiress: The Revelations of Anne de Bourgh (A Pride and Prejudice Novel) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063032002
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Published: William Morrow - January 5th, 2021

Perestroika in Paris: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525520351
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Published: Knopf - December 1st, 2020

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335430991
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Published: Hanover Square Press - November 17th, 2020

There's a cafe, and in that cafe there's a seat, and from that seat a person can travel in time. There are a lot of rules (you can't leave your seat or you are instantly transported back), a time limit (you must finish your coffee before it gets cold) and you must except that you can't change the present, no matter what you do. Before the Coffee Gets Cold is a story told in four parts, four different people have a desire to travel in time for various reasons. There are some seriously sad moments in this book, but overall it's really a story about these characters having a moment they wanted back just so they can move on in their life without the a huge what-if weighing on them. The story is simple, the emotions complex, and I really enjoyed my time spent in the hole-in-the-wall cafe.  

— Jason

 

 

This was a charming and disarming book, perfect in its written simplicity and perfect in the power of its messages. We all wonder about alternative paths in our lives. In a very simple setting - a tiny coffeehouse - four people travel in time (three backward, one forward) and gain wisdom from a very brief encounter with important people from their lives. They don't necessarily get what they want; they get what they need. Kawaguchi’s book is inventive, a joy to read that is packed with the punch of a much longer book.

— Kay Wosewick


Rhythm of War: Book Four of The Stormlight Archive Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765326386
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Published: Tor Books - November 17th, 2020

The Sun Collective: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524748852
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Published: Pantheon - November 17th, 2020

The Butchers' Blessing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781947793781
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Published: Tin House Books - November 10th, 2020

The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594487330
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020

Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534437678
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 13th, 2020

The Ministry for the Future: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316300131
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Published: Orbit - October 6th, 2020

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A Deadly Education: A Novel (The Scholomance #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593128480
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Published: Del Rey - September 29th, 2020

Jack: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374279301
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 29th, 2020

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Memorial: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593087275
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 27th, 2020

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

The Book of Two Ways: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984818355
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 22nd, 2020

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Hench: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062978578
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Published: William Morrow - September 22nd, 2020

Anna in a hench. She just doesn't have an evil boss to work for, but that soon changes after she uses a special temp agency that places henches with villains. The work she does for her super-villain doesn't involve anything physical (they have special skills people who they called Meat for that) or require driving or proficiency in IT; nope, Anna is particularly skill at boring office work - excel sheets and whatnot are her forte. After a run-in with Supercollider (think Superman), she's sent to the hospital with a messed up leg and a termination notice from her employer. That's when she starts down a path to scrutinize Heroes and what they actually do for the world. Broken down but not out, Anna starts to gather her life together again, and for the first time, people start to take notice of her. Natalie Zina Walschot created a world where all our assumptions are turned on their heads, and the villains are hiding in plain sight with a smile on their faces.

— Jason Kennedy

 

 

If your employer is evil, are you evil as well? Anna Tomedlov is a hench, temping for various low-rent villains to make ends meet. Her work is making spreadsheets, not holding people hostage or making death rays. When a superhero inadvertently ruins her life, she decides to exact revenge in the only way she knows how: compiling data that proves that superheroes cause way more damage than supervillains. Beginning to end, this novel is so compelling that reading it was effortless. Anna is such a relatable character - like so many hourly workers, she's just trying her best to survive and pay rent. Sure, there are superpowered people in this story, but make no mistake: this is the story of an ordinary young woman using her greatest asset, her brain, to gain power and agency.

— Rachel Copeland

 

 

This was so fun to read! Meet Anna, your average everyday Hench, finding jobs through a temp agency and just hoping to get placed somewhere with good benefits. The day-to-day life of a Hench is not all that different from working any other job. Sure, you may be building a freeze-ray or doing field work with the boss, but most of the time you're just another worker bee putting in her hours. And, if you're like Anna, you go to work, punch in, and get started in the exciting world of data entry. When Anna starts her new job, everything is business as usual, until she's in the wrong place at the wrong time. Becoming another causality of a "superhero" rescue, Anna loses her job and is laid up on her friend's couch for weeks. Healing from her encounter with the world's most indestructible hero, Anna starts thinking of all the money she's lost by being out of a job, not to mention the dead coworkers left behind; she's inspired to create a formula to determine the cost of years lost not just for herself but for the world. What does it cost when the most powerful superhero flies in to save the day? Armed with her data, Anna starts to gain a following online and finds herself recruited by one of the most elusive villains there is. Hench delightfully twists the perspective on superheroes. You will think twice next time you root for those caped heroes!

— Jen Steele


Piranesi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635575637
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 15th, 2020

The Lying Life of Adults Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781609455910
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Published: Europa Editions - September 1st, 2020

Luster: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374194321
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316509848
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Published: Orbit - March 24th, 2020

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Oona Out of Order: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250236609
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 25th, 2020

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American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250209764
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

This book put me through the heart pounding, adrenaline rushing, emotional ringer! A poignant and dynamic novel about humanity, sacrifice, and hope. When Lydia and her son Luca survive a brutal massacre, Lydia knows that they must leave everything behind and endure the brutal journey north. Trying to stay alert for every waking moment, trying to outthink the man that wants to see them dead takes a toll; Lydia will do everything in her power to ensure her son lives. As they make this arduous crossing, pushing themselves to the brink, Lydia and Luca will encounter people of all walks of life, many who seek to do harm and many more who will shine a hopeful light helping them see the good in people. Jeanine Cummins delivers a powerful glimpse into the lives of people seeking a better life, a safe life with dignity and grace. American Dirt is one of those books that will stay with you forever.

— Jen Steele


Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735219090
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018