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Jade Legacy (The Green Bone Saga #3) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316440974
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Published: Orbit - November 30th, 2021

"Lee’s series will stand as a pillar of epic fantasy and family drama." Library Journal (starred review)

The Kaul siblings battle rival clans for honor and control over an East Asia-inspired fantasy metropolis in Jade Legacy, the page-turning conclusion to the Green Bone Saga.

Jade, the mysterious and magical substance once exclu


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The Heart Principle Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451490841
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Published: Berkley - August 31st, 2021

A woman struggling with burnout learns to embrace the unexpected—and the man she enlists to help her—in this new New York Times bestselling romance by Helen Hoang.


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Not Here to Be Liked Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063038363
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 14th, 2021

“A smart romance with heart and guts and all the intoxicating feelings in between.” —Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of 13 Little Blue Envelopes


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Nightbitch: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780385546812
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Published: Doubleday - July 20th, 2021

"[Nightbitch] feels like reading a deliciously long text from your smartest friend, with a hint of Kafka, if Kafka lived in the age of mommy bloggers . . . Yoder writes about contemporary anxieties with so much intelligence and charm that she can cause you to reflect without spiraling into deep depression.


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Tastes Like War: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781952177941
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Published: Feminist Press - May 18th, 2021

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION

This evocative memoir of food and family history is "somehow both mouthwatering and heartbreaking... and] a potent personal history" (Shelf Awareness).


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The Hug: Mini Edition Cover Image
By Eoin McLaughlin, Polly Dunbar (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9780571350605
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Published: Faber & Faber Children's - October 5th, 2021

Hedgehog was feeling sad.
As sad as a hedgehog can feel.
So sad only one thing could help...

Tortoise was feeling sad.
As sad as a tortoise can feel.
So sad only one thing could help...


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The Personal Librarian Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593101537
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Published: Berkley - June 29th, 2021

The Instant New York Times Bestseller! A Good Morning America* Book Club Pick!

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post


“Historical fiction at its best!”*
 


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Matrix: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634499
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION



“A relentless exhibition of Groff’s freakish talent. In just over 250 pages, she gives us a character study to rival Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell .” – USA Today


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Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood Cover Image
By Kwame Mbalia (Editor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593379936
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 3rd, 2021

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • FIVE STARRED REVIEWS

Celebrate the joys of Black boyhood with stories from seventeen bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authorsincluding Jason Reynolds, Jerry Craft, and Kwame Mbalia!


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The Golden Hour Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316540339
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 23rd, 2021

From the author of The Deep & Dark Blue comes a tender graphic novel, perfect for our time, that gently explores themes of self-discovery, friendship, healing from tragedy, and hope for a better tomorrow.

Struggling with anxiety after witnessing a harrowing instance of gun violence, Manuel Soto copes through photography, using his cell-phone camera to find anchors


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Mexican Gothic Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525620808
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Published: Del Rey - June 15th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
 


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Damnation Spring Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982144401
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Published: Scribner - August 3rd, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK: Entertainment Weekly, Oprah Daily, Vogue, Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, CNN, Harper’s Bazaar

“A glorious book—an assured novel that’s gorgeously told.” —The New York Times Book Review
“An incredibly moving epic about an unforgettable family.&


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Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802156983
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE


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Afterparties: Stories Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063049901
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Published: Ecco - August 3rd, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A Roxane Gay's Audacious Book Club Pick!

Named a Best Book of Summer by: Wall Street Journal * Thrillist * Vogue * Lit Hub * Refinery29 * New York Observer * The Daily Beast * Time * BuzzFeed * Entertainment Weekly 


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The Cat Who Saved Books: A Novel Cover Image
By Sosuke Natsukawa, Louise Heal Kawai (Translated by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780063095724
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Published: HarperVia - December 7th, 2021

"Cats, books, young love, and adventure: catnip for a variety of readers!" –Kirkus

“Bibliophiles will dote on this charming import from Japan, smoothly translated by Louise Heal Kawai." – Library Journal


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The Littlest Yak Cover Image
By Lu Fraser, Kate Hindley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781682632826
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - October 1st, 2021

A little yak yearns for BIG things in this rollicking, rhyming picture book that celebrates individuality, unique talents, and the importance of not growing up too fast.

Gertie is the littlest yak, feeling stuck in her smallness. She wants to grow UP with the hugest of hooves and humongous horns Because there isn't anything a BIG yak can't do.


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My Heart Is a Chainsaw Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982137632
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 31st, 2021

In her quickly gentrifying rural lake town Jade sees recent events only her encyclopedic knowledge of horror films could have prepared her for in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature, New York Times bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones.

“Some girls just don’t know how to die…”

Shirl


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The Night Watchman: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780062671196
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 23rd, 2021

WINNER OF THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WASHINGTON POST, AMAZON, NPR, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, KIRKUS, CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY, AND GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BEST BOOK OF 2020


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Watercress Cover Image
By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446247
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Published: Neal Porter Books - March 30th, 2021

Gathering watercress by the side of the road brings a girl closer to her family's Chinese Heritage.
 
New England Book Award Winner
A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book


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Fat Chance, Charlie Vega Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823447176
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Published: Holiday House - February 2nd, 2021

Coming of age as a Fat brown girl in a white Connecticut suburb is hard.

Harder when your whole life is on fire, though.


Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat.


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All the Feels: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063005587
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Published: Avon - November 16th, 2021

Following Spoiler Alert, Olivia Dade returns with another utterly charming romantic comedy about a devil-may-care actorwho actually cares more than anyone knowsand the no-nonsense woman hired to keep him in line.


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Festival Days Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316497237
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 16th, 2021

A searing and exhilarating new collection from the award-winning author of The Boys of My Youth and In Zanesville,who “honors the beautiful, the sacred, and the comic in life” (Sigrid Nunez, National Book Awardwinner for The Friend)

A New York Times Notable Book
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A Snake Falls to Earth Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140923
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Published: Levine Querido - November 23rd, 2021

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature

★ "Two richly constructed worlds using a style that evokes the timeless feeling of listening to traditional oral storytelling. A coming-of-age story that beautifully combines tradition and technology for modern audiences."—Kirkus Reviews (starred)