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The Rabbit Hutch: A novel By Tess Gunty Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593534663
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Published: Knopf - August 2nd, 2022

Tess Gunty's stunning debut takes us to the heartland where a crumbling apartment building in a dying town is filled with horrible secrets. I'm continuously impressed by Gunty's discerning and sensitive eye, particularly when looking at the oft glorified yet equally overlooked people of middle America.

- Laura


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Carrie Soto Is Back: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593158685
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 30th, 2022

This is the fourth and final book in Reid’s loosely connected fiction series that follows the lives of famous athletes, actors, and musicians from the 60s to the 90s. (All four are amazing!) Carrie Soto, the tennis champion, is back to defend her record-setting career. It’s invigorating to read about someone being relentless in what they do. But there is always a cost, in this case to one’s identity, legacy, and relationships, when the stakes are so high. This book portrays an unapologetic fight to the death, and the inevitable growth that comes along with it.

- Kiarra


The Marriage Portrait: A novel By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593320624
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Published: Knopf - September 6th, 2022

Maggie O’Farrell’s powerful take of one woman’s determination for agency is spellbinding. Set in Florence during the 1550’s, the novel is a vivid portrait of power and politics. Fans of Hamnet won’t be disappointed in O’Farrell’s engaging new novel.

- Ülrika


On the Rooftop: A Novel By Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063139961
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Published: Ecco - September 6th, 2022

A beautifully written story of mothers and daughter, of fame and music and luscious food, of changing, gentrifying neighborhoods, and a family you won’t soon forget. On the Rooftop is the classic tale of what happens when a mother’s dreams are quite different from her daughters'. A wonderful, immersive, engaging read, perfect for book clubs and beyond.

- Joy


The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings By Dan Jones Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781801101295
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Published: Head of Zeus - September 1st, 2022

A short but wickedly interesting ghost story. Set during the reign of King Richard III, a tailor is haunted by ghosts and given tasks that he must complete or face dire consequences. This medieval story is given new life with Dan Jones phenomenal retelling.

- Patrick


Ithaca By Claire North Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316422963
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Published: Redhook - September 6th, 2022

The women of Ithaca were left behind after their husbands sailed off to fight in the Trojan war. Among these women is Penelope, the wife of Odysseus. Seventeen years have passed and the people are restless. New suitors are asking for Penelope’s hand in marriage while others wait to see who will take the throne. Penelope is tasked with using her cunning and trusted circle of maids to steady the waters in the kingdom before it too is plunged into war. A perfect book for those who love character driven stories and Greek mythology retellings.

- Kiarra


Lessons: A novel By Ian McEwan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593535202
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Published: Knopf - September 13th, 2022

Following the life of one man, Lessons portrays both the personal struggles everyone goes through as well as the global conflicts that affect us all. It is easy to connect and empathize with Roland, and you can't help but put yourself in his shoes as his life goes on. If you are looking for a honest good book, this is the one.

- Patrick


The Enigma of Room 622: A Novel By Joël Dicker, Robert Bononno (Translated by) Cover Image
By Joël Dicker, Robert Bononno (Translated by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9780063098817
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Published: HarperVia - September 13th, 2022

This is a mystery, thriller, and meta-narrative all wrapped up in one book. Joel Dicker is both the author and main character and the plot follows him trying to solve a murder mystery he gets caught up in. It is a fun and engaging mystery that will keep you flipping pages long past your bedtime.

- Patrick


Lucy by the Sea: A Novel By Elizabeth Strout Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593446065
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Published: Random House - September 20th, 2022

Set during current times of Covid and lockdown, Lucy by the Sea focuses on the intricacies of a divorced couples' small world as the world around them crumbles into uncertainty. An important, gripping, and topical read.

- Laila


Shrines of Gaiety: A Novel By Kate Atkinson Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780385547970
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Published: Doubleday - September 27th, 2022

Following the Great War, the Roaring Twenties in London have given way to an illustrious nightlife. At the forefront of this scene is Nellie Coker, a ruthless nightclub owner who is determined to get herself and her six children ahead in this world. But, of course, with ambition and success comes enemies. The characters and narrative will have you journeying through the glitzy lives of London elite and their grimy underbelly, all while contending with drugs, sex, fame, fortune, and murder.

- Kiarra


Best of Friends: A Novel By Kamila Shamsie Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593421826
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 27th, 2022

A captivating novel that centers around two women trying to learn if their once-treasured childhood friendship can overcome the differences as they move into adulthood. A story that begs the question: what is more important in a friendship, loyalty or principles?

- Ülrika


Our Missing Hearts: A Novel By Celeste Ng Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593492543
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Published: Penguin Press - October 4th, 2022

A beautiful, touching story about a world in which patriotism is a mandatory state of being, Ng's newest novel is told from the point of view of a biracial, Chinese boy wondering what happened to his mother. This book is a literary dystopian masterpiece. It will bubble your heart.

- Sara


Dinosaurs: A Novel By Lydia Millet Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324021469
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 11th, 2022

A stunning new novel from the National Book Award finalist for A Children's Bible, Dinosaurs is an equally sharp yet tender exploration of community, identity, and a world undergoing multiple threats.

- Laura


Illuminations: Stories By Alan Moore Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635578805
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 11th, 2022

This is legendary graphic novelist Alan Moore’s first ever collection of short stories which spans 40 years of work. There are nine stories in this collection that are wildly different and unforgettable.

- Ülrika


Liberation Day: Stories By George Saunders Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525509592
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Published: Random House - October 18th, 2022

Saunders is an indisputable master of the short story, and this is his first collection in almost a decade. By turns funny, biting, and insightful--spanning from the fantastical to the existential--see what makes him the most entertaining storyteller since Vonnegut.

- Keaton


The Last Chairlift By John Irving Cover Image
$38.00
ISBN: 9781501189272
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 18th, 2022

Unconventional and found families, distinctive sexual politics, characters you won’t soon forget as they make their way through the world, and that distinctive John Irving voice, plus yes, wrestling, because even in a book that starts at a ski resort, there’s always wrestling. The Last Chairlift is classic John Irving. Whether this is your first Irving novel or you’re a newbie, please, please read this one about the son of a single mother ski instructor who returns to the Aspen hotel where he was conceived and confronts ghosts both metaphoric and literal. Brilliant and unforgettable.

- Joy


Demon Copperhead: A Novel By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780063251922
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Published: Harper - October 18th, 2022

A modern and American retelling of Charles Dickens's David Copperfield. Kingsolver's take on the classic story is entirely her own. A coming of age story that is both moving and nostalgic. It really shows how some things have not changed much between Victorian England and modern America.

- Patrick


Signal Fires: A novel By Dani Shapiro Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593534724
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Published: Knopf - October 18th, 2022

Set in the mid 80's, Signal Fires details a tragic accident and the impact it leaves on the people surrounding. Enthralling and captivating, this is a dark and provoking tale of love and loss. A perfect read if you want to dive into someone else's dark world.

- Laila


The Passenger By Cormac McCarthy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307268990
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Published: Knopf - October 25th, 2022

Ruminative and beautifully written, this Southern tale cements McCarthy's status as America's greatest living author. The tragic lives of a brother and sister offer up a Faulknerian exploration of the tension between a haunted past and the uncertain future.

- Keaton


Shuna's Journey By Hayao Miyazaki, Alex Dudok de Wit (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hayao Miyazaki, Alex Dudok de Wit (Translated by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250846525
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Published: First Second - November 1st, 2022

From the legendary creator behind Studio Ghibli's panoply of anime classics, this epic quest story--originally released in 1983--has finally found its way into English translation. It's a timeless tale of adventure and magic to cherish for generations.

- Keaton


Galatea: A Short Story By Madeline Miller Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780063280519
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Published: Ecco - November 8th, 2022

This adorable, pocket-sized short story is perfect for any fans of Circe, Song of Achilles, or just general Greek myth retellings. This is a beautifully rendered, feminist exploration of the myth of Galatea. Given agency and a voice, her story rivets the reader. I was turning page after page with a quickening heart. The story combines the trope of masculinity-enforced convalescence with Greek mythos, and turns them both on their heads. A delectable little read.

- Sara


The Boy and the Dog: A Novel By Seishu Hase, Alison Watts (Translated by) Cover Image
By Seishu Hase, Alison Watts (Translated by)
$23.00
ISBN: 9780593300411
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Published: Viking - November 15th, 2022

This book is the ultimate tear-jerker, both happy and sad. An intimate portrait of the power of canine companionship to alter lives, this book follows our beloved Tamon, a dog trying to find his young owner after a terrible earthquake. Simply put: astounding. This book opens our eyes to the beauty in every day kindnesses and the expansive nature of love.

- Sara