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Such a Fun Age Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541905
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 31st, 2019

This novel is hilarious, thoughtful, beautifully written, and totally addictive. I read it in a day and am so eager to talk about it with everyone. — Janet G.


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F*ck Your Diet: And Other Things My Thighs Tell Me Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982108618
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Published: Gallery Books - January 7th, 2020

I usually don't laugh out loud while reading but this book had me at a whole new level. Hilliard weaves her journalism background with her messy childhood to produce a surprisingly well-researched memoir filled with food and admirable naiveté. I loved getting a glimpse into her hilarious, insightful world. —Christy


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$26.00
ISBN: 9780525540670
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 7th, 2020

Liz Moore’s Long Bright River is one of the most compelling books I’ve read in a long time. It’s the story of a bad ass female cop and her lost sister. It’s a love letter to the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia and a very real glimpse of what the opioid crisis is doing to the city. Long Bright River is also a thriller, as Moore’s storytelling delivers twists you won’t anticipate. Want to understand how America’s addiction epidemic is affecting families, neighborhoods, communities? Long Bright River puts the suffering in perspective while also being terribly entertaining. That’s not an easy feat and Moore should be commended. —Rachel


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$25.95
ISBN: 9781616208592
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 7th, 2020

In Van Meter’s CREATURES we meet Evangeline the night before her wedding. Evie has grown up being nurtured more by the weather and sea creatures on Winter Island than by her parents. Her father was a mediocre but present parent for most of her life, compared to her narcissistic mother who drops in and out of her life irregularly. Having been on her own (emotionally) since childhood, when she finds herself with a dead whale stinking up the island and her fiancé missing at sea, having her mother arrive uninvited pretty much sets the tone. CREATURES tells deep lessons about global warming, dysfunctional families, and the many seasons that occur in the life of a marriage. —Rachel


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ISBN: 9780374124588
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 14th, 2020

The narrator from What Belongs To You returns to devistate you.The finely crafted sentences in these stories elegantly implements living, breathing syntax to weave pleasure and politic, ecstasy and rumination. Sensual scenes that made me need to occasionally take a pause to fan myself, to take a moment, as if I had been caught unawares. It's fucking beautiful. —Luis


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ISBN: 9781593765866
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Published: Soft Skull Press - January 14th, 2020

Reading Imaginary Museums feels like you're sitting on the morning train, chatting with the passengers beside you. Some conversations are longer than others and some peers stand out from the crown with their absurdness. But above all, these characters and their stories are so human: strangers that you'd like to visit with again sometime soon.  —Christy


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$27.99
ISBN: 9781250209764
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

This one blew me right out of the water. From page one, I was completely engrossed. Worth every ounce of pre-publication hype it’s getting. — Janet


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ISBN: 9781644450109
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020

An exciting, playful, elegiac, and rousing tribute to friendship, family, and the prismatic self. Queer verse that pays tribute to the traditions of poetry while also being unafraid to be refreshingly inventive and approachable. —Luis


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ISBN: 9780525541967
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 28th, 2020

The Truants is a must-read for fans of The Secret History &/or Agatha Christie &/or any “campus” novels. Intriguing—I couldn’t put it down! —Janet


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$35.00
ISBN: 9780399563522
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Published: Viking - February 18th, 2020

This is a Whitman's sampler of characters and their varying slow burn relationships with Neva, a magical Christ-like figure cursed/blessed with the power to dispense seemingly endless love. But this is delicious, vulgar, beautiful, sick Vollmann. One chump's polished turd is another's oxygenated jewelry. Some sulk in the moonlight as others bask in surplus sunlight bouncing off of a big space rock. However, all of us are users, abusers and addicts of love. I walked away from this book with a much higher awareness of the worth of everyone around me. The A-Listers, the understudies, the chorus, the backstage crew, the audience, the ticket takers, the folks in the alley behind the theater. —Ian


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ISBN: 9781984822000
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Published: Hogarth - February 25th, 2020

'Greenwood' slingshots the timeline whilst remaining linear, scattering and pollinating its mysteries throughout. A family name is a nickname and time is a game of telephone. A family tree, on paper, can just look like a post-tornado pile of branch scraps. Optimism can be dark. That's when I find it most convincing.—Ian


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ISBN: 9781250236609
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 25th, 2020

Oona Out of Order  is a work of fiction that genuinely encouraged me to reflect upon my own mortality and the trajectory of my life. Oona wakes up on her birthday every year in a different part of her life. The difficulty this imposes is fascinating. Pop culture and music is ever present, as Oona is a musician and chapter titles are taken from song titles or lyrics. What would it be to live your life out of order? To instinctively want to second guess and redo what you saw as failures? At the heart, OONA OUT OF ORDER is about mastering the art of living in the moment and it is a terribly fun romp. —Rachel


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ISBN: 9781947793392
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Published: Tin House Books - March 3rd, 2020

A fairly thorough search for fairness and cab fare in the world that barely leaves the car or Mississippi. I laughed and (sadly) related. —Ian


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My Dark Vanessa: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062941503
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Published: William Morrow - March 10th, 2020

My Dark Vanessa is riveting, nauseating, fascinating, and propulsive. I had trouble putting it down and have been thinking about it ever since I read the final sentence. —Janet


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ISBN: 9781250203816
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 17th, 2020

It’s hard to explain mankind’s connection to wild animals, the desire for some to possess and capture, other’s deep need to protect and conserve. Brown’s latest southern novel tells the story of four very different characters and their deep connections to the animals they love. In PRIDE OF EDEN, Brown illustrates what happens when we hit a crisis regarding our treatment of exotic game. It’s a compelling story featuring as many four-legged characters as humans. —Rachel


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The Roxy Letters: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982121433
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 7th, 2020

This epistolary novel is a lot of fun—you may cringe if you identify with Roxy occasionally. Sexy, thoughtful, and funny, this is a quick read with a lot of heart. —Janet


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Bubblegum: A Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385544962
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Published: Doubleday - April 14th, 2020

I cried and laughed out loud so many times throughout this book (a couple moments that inspired both were the breakdown of how it feels to have $25 billion dollars vs. $20 billion in your bank account and 'The Golden Child' volume/valium story). Similar (to me) to 'The Instructions''s main character, Belt's style of breaking down a single moment of thought was so addictive. I kept wanting more but some paragraphs/pages made me feel like I just ran a brain marathon, so many breaks from reading were taken. That's not a diss. As a once physically sick and mentally questionable child from a family on a tight budget, I felt the mother/son flashbacks were perfect in so many ways. I'm fighting back the urge to jabber on about how much I loved these moments. Many near-tears reading those. Heavy tears after her letters to Belt near the middle of the novel. The father/son relationship was very hard to decipher at first, but the third third of the book was swimming in wonderful interactions. SPOILER PART: The only part that made me squirm was Adam Levin being inserted into the book. With all of the references to Vonnegut throughout, I was pretty sure this was a LevinMagnet/VonnegutTrout homage situation, so I wanted to like it. But still feel squirmy. That whole letter-segment in France with the product placement of his wife's book (it worked, however, I'm gonna pick up a copy, but...) just seemed thrown in as an inside joke. KIND OF SPOILER PART(?): When this ARC showed up at work, I flipped out. 'The Instructions' and 'Hot Pink' are favorites of mine, and I had no clue that a new book was even close to being available. I couldn't wait for my shift to end, so I could speed-finish the book I was into and get started on 'Bubblegum'. So during that shift, I impatiently drooled the back of the book multiple times. Now that I've finished it, I wish that the description would have left out the fact that the 'internet does not exist.' I would have liked to experience the novel having to figure that out for myself. When 'The Sixth Sense' was in theaters, I went with a friend who didn't own a TV and hung out with a crew that talked more about music and comic books than current movies. During the first half of the movie she was visually and audibly disturbed by what she saw. Later on, when HJO tells BW that he sees dead people, I heard a slight her utter a slight "ahh...". Working at the movie theatre, I saw the trailer about 100 times before it was released so "I see dead people" was already an inside joke made with coworkers. She never saw the preview, so this moment (a good way into the film) was huge for my friend. I wish I never read the back of the book. It didn't ruin it. Just a hindsight thing. I did, too, find the idea that in a world without the internet, 9/11 took two extra days to organize amusing. —Ian