Anne's Picks

The Familiar: A Novel By Leigh Bardugo Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250884251
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 9th, 2024

Two words: Entertaining and propulsive! Set during the inquisition in 16th century Spain, it’s a political thriller and historical fiction with a dose of magic. Full of secret agendas, pain, fear and desire, you won't want to put this down.

- Anne


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James: A Novel By Percival Everett Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780385550369
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Published: Doubleday - March 19th, 2024

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A brilliant, action-packed reimagining of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, both harrowing and ferociously funny, told from the enslaved Jim's point of view • From the “literary icon” (Oprah Daily) and Pulitzer Prize Finalist whose novel Erasure is the basis for Cord Jefferson’s critically acclaimed film Americ


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Forgotten on Sunday By Valérie Perrin, Hildegarde Serle (Translator) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9798889660187
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Published: Europa Editions - June 4th, 2024

Memories are powerful in this heartwarming story where family secrets come to life. A young woman, working in a retirement home, listens to the residents’ life stories which helps her to try to unravel the mysteries of her own.

- Anne


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Glorious Exploits: A Novel By Ferdia Lennon Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250893697
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 26th, 2024

A crazy, absurd tale about war, class and art set long ago (412 BCE) and far away (Syracuse, Sicily). The narrator, an unemployed potter with a bit of a habit of putting his foot in his mouth and a fondness for the tavern, agrees to help his friend stage Euripides’ play Medea by recruiting some of the Athenian prisoners left to die in the quarries in exchange for food. A riotous fun read!

- Anne


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You Are the Snake: Stories By Juliet Escoria Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593767747
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Published: Soft Skull - June 18th, 2024

Great collection of stories exploring the plights of girls and young women in a world of partying, violence and addiction.

- Anne


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How to Say Babylon: A Memoir By Safiya Sinclair Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982132330
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Published: 37 Ink - October 3rd, 2023

A poetic memoir of growing up Rastafari in Jamaica. A gripping story of growing up under a fundamentalist father who tried to mold her into the perfect Rasta daughter but who eventually rebelled and broke free. The writing is wonderful, melodious - it’s so clear it’s a poet who’s writing.

- Anne


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The Frozen River: A Novel By Ariel Lawhon Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780385546874
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Published: Doubleday - December 5th, 2023

Suspenseful historical mystery inspired by the true story and diaries of midwife Martha Ballard in post-revolutionary Maine (still part of Massachusetts). Respected by women but not by Harvard-trained men, her opinion that the cause of death of the man found frozen dead in the river was murder conflicts with the men in power who rule it an accidental drowning. An exciting page-turner.

- Anne


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The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War By Erik Larson Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780385348744
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Published: Crown - April 30th, 2024

A chilling story of the country falling apart, this is a fascinating dive into the lead-up to the beginning of the Civil War: the time between Lincoln’s election and the fall of Fort Sumter. This compelling, essential and eminently readable book is based on letters, journals and political records from the time.

- Anne


A Good Life By Virginie Grimaldi, Hildegarde Serle (Translator) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9798889660248
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Published: Europa Editions - May 28th, 2024

An emotionally compelling story of two once close sisters spending a week together at their grandma’s house before it’s sold. The novel toggles between their often chaotic, sometimes dysfunctional childhood and the present time as they attempt to remember and reconcile, coming to realize how lucky they are to have each other.

- Anne


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Straw Dogs of the Universe: A Novel By Ye Chun Cover Image
By Ye Chun
$27.00
ISBN: 9781646220625
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Published: Catapult - October 17th, 2023

A fast-paced novel about Chinese immigrants in the late 1800’s in California, where violence and racism against them was all-around and constant, this is a story of survival. A railroad worker and his young daughter, sold into servitude during a famine in China, struggle for belonging and family in a country that rejects them.

—Anne


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Behind You Is the Sea: A Novel By Susan Muaddi Darraj Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780063324237
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Published: HarperVia - January 16th, 2024

In these linked stories, three Palestinian interconnected families in Baltimore, caught between the values of their homeland while struggling to make sense of their American children, come to life. It’s a portrait of how class, gender, generations and traditional values both divide and unite them, with a different family in focus in each chapter. Moving and unforgettable.

- Anne


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Long Island (Eilis Lacey Series) By Colm Toibin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476785110
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Published: Scribner - May 7th, 2024

Love, regrets, lies and complications of past relationships, this is a quiet, intense portrait of Ellis’ return to Ireland for the first time in 20 years after having discovered her husband's affair. Beautiful prose full of emotion and insights, this is a page-turner with a dramatic ending.

- Anne


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Wandering Stars: A novel By Tommy Orange Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593318256
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Published: Knopf - February 27th, 2024

A multi generational, multi-layered story, it weaves together time, family, identity, addiction and resilience. Partly a stand-alone sequel to There There, it follows the Red Feather family’s struggles after Orvil was shot at a powwow in Oakland. But is’s also partly a prequel, starting with Jude Star surviving the 1864 Sand Creek massacre only to be sent to the Carlisle Indian school. A compelling, beautifully written book.

- Anne


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Good Night, Irene: A Novel By Luis Alberto Urrea Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316265959
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 4th, 2024

Powerfully told story of a little known program of women serving in WW2. Inspired by his mother’s wartime service, the story follows two women putting their lives on the line near the same battlefields where the GIs fought as part of the Red Cross’ program to serve coffee & donuts to provide “home comfort” for the GIs, called the Clubmobile Corps. It’s a story of wartime heroism, friendship and terrible losses of regular people, where the women experienced trauma just like the men - it’s just that we’re rarely told about it.

—Annr


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Greta & Valdin: A Novel By Rebecca K. Reilly Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781668028049
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - February 6th, 2024

I’m giggling at the funny, snappy dialogue in this fantastic contemporary story about two 20-something siblings and their cheerful, messy family full of drama. A story brimming with life and love, queerness and multi-cultural identity, we follow their struggles and insecurities in early adulthood. I loved this engaging novel.

- Anne

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After Annie: A Novel By Anna Quindlen Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593229804
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Published: Random House - February 27th, 2024

A heartfelt story about loss: How does Annie’s husband, children and her best friend figure out who they are after she suddenly dies? No one knows. The husband is overwhelmed, the daughter has to care for her siblings, and the best friend struggles to stay clean. The story unfolds over four seasons, with Annie present in their thoughts, and pieces of memories of her surfacing everywhere. Wise and compassionate.

- Anne


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A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: Anatomy of a Jerusalem Tragedy By Nathan Thrall Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250854971
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Published: Metropolitan Books - October 3rd, 2023

A riveting and gripping account of a bus accident that took the life of Abed Salama’s 5-year old son, this story lays bare the struggle of Israel & Palestine while giving us a better understanding of the reality and history of the region. Based on extensive interviews, the book explores the personal stories of many of the people involved, revealing the many systemic issues and unequal opportunities faced by the Palestinians in their daily lives.

—Anne


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The Berry Pickers: A Novel By Amanda Peters Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781646221950
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Published: Catapult - October 31st, 2023

Heartfelt, tragic and hopeful, this is the story of a Mi’kmaq girl who was abducted as a young girl by a white woman yearning for a child of her own. Told alternately by the girl and one of her brothers, from the past to the present, this is a beautifully told story about grappling with grief and hope, about finding forgiveness and your own history.

—Anne


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Anita de Monte Laughs Last: Reese's Book Club Pick (A Novel) By Xochitl Gonzalez Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250786210
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 5th, 2024

Great storytelling from multiple characters that touches on feminism, gender, power, race and art. Loved this gripping story.

- Anne


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Fire Exit: A Novel By Morgan Talty Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781959030553
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Published: Tin House Books - June 4th, 2024

This novel captures the nuance of identity and two cultures living on either side of the border to the reservation: Charlie is the outsider looking in while his mother and his biological daughter live on the inside. A heart-wrenching story of loss, mental illness and family secrets.

—Anne


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Land of Milk and Honey: A Novel By C Pam Zhang Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593538241
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 26th, 2023

Both a nightmare and a dream. Set in a dystopian future where the earth is blanketed by smog, a chef takes a position at an elite research community on a mountaintop where the air is clear and food remains plentiful. In this utopia she is tasked with creating lavish meals for her employer and his guests, but it becomes clear that their bubble is built on unstable ground, dependent on the whims of wealthy investors and government officials.

—Anne


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Beyond the Door of No Return: A Novel By David Diop, Sam Taylor (Translated by) Cover Image
By David Diop, Sam Taylor (Translated by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374606770
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 19th, 2023

A fascinating tale set mostly in Senegal in the late 1700’s, this is a thrilling story of romance and adventure that also considers race, legends, hierarchy and religion. Masterful storytelling.

—Anne


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Let Us Descend: A Novel By Jesmyn Ward Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982104498
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Published: Scribner - October 24th, 2023

Both beautiful and brutal, this heartbreaking story is about an enslaved teenager sold south from the Carolinas to New Orleans’ slave markets and a sugar plantation. With the help of the stories and survival skills taught by her mother, Annis fights to defend herself on a journey to become free while struggling with the bewitching calls of the spirits of nature she encounters.

—Anne


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How to Protect Bookstores and Why: The Present and Future of Bookselling By Danny Caine Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781648411632
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Published: Microcosm Publishing - September 19th, 2023

This is a book for lovers, patrons and others who value bookstores and all that they bring to their communities when it comes to inspiration, ideas and neighborly gathering spots! Thru a dozen bookstore case studies, the author makes pretty clear that bookstores need our protection to survive, and provides a variety of suggestions and tips of what could be done.

—Anne


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The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year By Margaret Renkl Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781954118461
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - October 24th, 2023

A wonderful antidote to our hectic lives, these reflections of the changes of the seasons in 52 essays, accompanied by wonderful illustrations by the author's brother, are like a love letter to the natural world, whether in the back yard or a little further afield.

—Anne


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The Vaster Wilds: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593418390
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 12th, 2023

Written in imaginative and inspired prose, this is the tale of a young woman escaping a Jamestown-like settlement into the surrounding wilds, running from starvation and sickness. As she struggles to survive, terrified of encountering wild animals and people of the land while searching for food and shelter, she is also awed by the beauty of nature around her as she contemplates the world she left behind.

—Anne


Afterlives: A Novel By Abdulrazak Gurnah Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593541890
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 5th, 2023

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2022

A NEW YORKER “ESSENTIAL READ

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE WASHINGTON POST, TIME, THE NEW YORKER, BOOKPAGE, AND KIRKUS REVIEWS


The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics By Daniel James Brown Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143125471
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2014

Now a Major Motion Picture Directed by George Clooney

The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about the American Olympic rowing triumph in Nazi Germany—from the author of Facing the Mountain.


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The Great Transition: A Novel By Nick Fuller Googins Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781668010754
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Published: Atria Books - August 15th, 2023

What a propulsive thriller! I was immediately sucked into this climate story which is full of emotion, adventure and strong characters. Larch (father) and Emi (daughter) are searching for Kristina (mother) who has suddenly gone missing. Told thru multiple voices and a great high school history project, the story of how the world almost ended due to the Climate Crisis but was saved by people banding together in the Great Transition is both a hopeful tale while raising questions about accountability and justice.

—Anne


Gender Queer: A Memoir By Maia Kobabe Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781549304002
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Published: Oni Press - May 28th, 2019

2020 ALA Alex Award Winner
2020 Stonewall — Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award Honor Book

In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here.


The Details: A Novel By Ia Genberg, Kira Josefsson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Ia Genberg, Kira Josefsson (Translated by)
$22.99
ISBN: 9780063309715
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Published: HarperVia - August 8th, 2023

Featured in The New Yorker's "Best Books of 2023" *Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize


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Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life By Lulu Miller Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501160349
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 6th, 2021

A fascinating story of murder, Stanford University, eugenics, fish and the meaning of life. Part memoir, part biography, Lulu Miller researched David Starr Jordan's life hoping for a role model she could draw lessons from on how to handle self-doubt, pain, be optimistic. Instead, she finds a very ugly side of Jordan’s past, as well as why fish don’t exist. Read this unusual story!

—Anne


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The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel By James McBride Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593422946
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 8th, 2023

Brilliant! A skeleton found in 1972 sets the stage for a story 40 years earlier among the immigrant Eastern European Jews and African Americans in the Chicken Hill neighborhood of Potsdam, PA, who all lived on the fringes of society and were discriminated against. There are many truths about race and prejudice, but also much humor and hope in this exuberant story.

—Anne


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Tom Lake: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Ann Patchett Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063327528
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Published: Harper - August 1st, 2023

Storytelling at its very best!! Set during the pandemic summer of 2020 when they are toiling at harvesting the cherries on their Michigan farm during the lock-down, a mother regales her three 20-something daughters the story of her youth when she dated an actor who would later become famous. Beautiful and moving!

—Anne


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The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven By Nathaniel Ian Miller Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316592581
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 4th, 2022

A fabulous adventure story in an extreme environment. Engaging and fast-paced, Sven, a disfigured loner, is prodded into action by his friends. It’s a story of self-reliance and toughness, solitude and survival, where friendship plays a central role.

—Anne


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The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession By Michael Finkel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984898456
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Published: Vintage - June 25th, 2024

How do you steal art from a museum during daytime hours, using just a Swiss Army knife, and then simply walk out with it under your coat? This is the thrilling true crime account of maybe the greatest art thief ever, who stole more than 200 pieces worth more than $1billion so he could enjoy them at home in his attic room. What a page-turner!!

—Anne


Complicit: A Novel By Winnie M. Li Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982190842
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - June 20th, 2023

“Like the best filmmakers, Li draws you to the edge of your seat and keeps you there.” —The New York Times Book Review

After a long-buried, harrowing incident, a woman whose promising film career was derailed contemplates revenge in this thriller about power, privilege, and justice “that is compelling, courageous, and brutal in the


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Sidle Creek By Jolene McIlwain Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781685890414
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Published: Melville House - May 16th, 2023

A beautiful story collection that explores the lives and traumas of people living in a remote working-class, close-knit community of western Pennsylvania.

—Anne


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The Postcard By Anne Berest, Tina Kover (Translator) Cover Image
By Anne Berest, Tina Kover (Translator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9798889660354
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Published: Europa Editions - May 7th, 2024

A powerful personal account of a family’s history over multiple generations with a stunning ending that resolves the mystery of the postcard’s sender! The author launches her family research and investigation of who could have written the anonymous, unsigned postcard a decade earlier when her daughter experiences an anti-semitic incident at school. She uncovers a fascinating account of their lives: from Russia to Latvia, onto Palestine and then to France.

—Anne


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Soccer Grannies: The South African Women Who Inspire the World By Jean Duffy Cover Image
$34.00
ISBN: 9781538170175
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - May 10th, 2023

What an amazing story! In just a few months in 2010, a women’s soccer team in the Boston suburbs managed to raise funds to bring a Grannies soccer team from South Africa to a friendly Veterans Cup tournament outside Boston. But more than the telling of that story, the book also shares the life stories of many of the Grannies, and how camaraderie, and fun, of playing soccer in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s have helped them gain more power of their lives, lifting their burdens and gaining confidence. Such an uplifting story!

—Anne


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Chain Gang All Stars: A Novel By Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593469316
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Published: Vintage - January 23rd, 2024

Wow! This emotionally gripping novel about an imagined entertainment system built on a terrible for-profit incarceration system, is an amazing book. Both scathing and tender, serious and satirical, dark and hopeful, it’s a love-story between two convicted women as well as an indictment of our prison system. Intense. A must-read.

—Anne


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The Ferryman: A Novel By Justin Cronin Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525619475
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 2nd, 2023

What appears to start as a utopian tale (or maybe, does it feel more dystopian??) ends up turning into speculative fiction in this twisty novel where things are not what they seem to be. An original plot with car chases, shoot-outs and ships that sail the sea as well as to the stars, it moves along at a brisk clip.

—Anne


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The Covenant of Water (Oprah's Book Club) By Abraham Verghese Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780802162175
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Published: Grove Press - May 2nd, 2023

A sweeping, enthralling and passionate multi-generational saga that's difficult to put down, this is a brilliant story of land, family and unforgettable characters in South India. 

—Anne


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The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder By David Grann Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385534260
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Published: Doubleday - April 18th, 2023

An absorbing non-fiction nautical shipwreck thriller, this is the story of the ill-fated journey of the Wager in 1740-41 trying to sail round Cape Horn, the treacherous tip of South America. The hardships seem unreal: starvation, illness (scurvy, typhus), death, but also murder and a mutinous crew, never mind the truly wild weather and being ship-wrecked and marooned on a deserted island. A fantastic adventure story for all to read!

—Anne


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The Red Balcony: A Novel By Jonathan Wilson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780805212860
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Published: Schocken - June 4th, 2024

A gripping story built around the real assassination of a Zionist leader in 1933 in British mandate Palestine. With tempers flaring amidst the many tangled relationships among Jews, Arabs and the British, Ivor Castle arrives to assist with the legal defense of those accused. The story is so vividly told you almost can sense the light, color, heat and smells of the landscape. What a treat to read!

—Anne


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Stolen By Ann-Helén Laestadius, Rachel Willson-Broyles (Translated by) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781668007167
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Published: Scribner - January 31st, 2023

A crime thriller about the rarely told reality of the Sami people in northern Sweden, where their reindeers are poached and brutally killed and the police rarely come to investigate. 9 year old Elsa is threatened to remain quiet after she witnesses the malicious killing of her reindeer calf, and becomes painfully aware of how her indigenous origins provoke hatred. Don’t miss this book.

—Anne


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Unraveling: What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World's Ugliest Sweater By Peggy Orenstein Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063081734
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 23rd, 2024

A lively, frank and funny memoir from the pandemic year 2020, this is about a lot more than knitting. The author, a life-long knitter, set out to make a sweater from scratch: shear, spin and dye the wool into yarn. In the process, she learnt much about the history of fiber production: invention of spinning, women's rights, climate and environmental concerns and the impact of technology. Great read.

—Anne


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Now Is Not the Time to Panic: A Novel By Kevin Wilson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062913517
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Published: Ecco - August 1st, 2023

A little coming-of-age story plus a crime story equals an unusual novel that follows two bored teenagers who don't really fit in and whose "project" goes off the rails. Once again, the author has created a reality that is just a little beyond believable, yet captures human emotions so well.

—Anne


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Our Missing Hearts: Reese's Book Club (A Novel) By Celeste Ng Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593492666
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Published: Penguin Books - August 22nd, 2023

This may be her best book yet! Set in the near future where Asian Americans are mistrusted, children can be removed form their families due to parent’s “harmful” views and libraries are forced to remove unpatriotic books, this is a story about the boy Bird trying to find his mother who vanished a few years earlier when her work became seen as subversive. It’s a story about the power of art and storytelling to create change.

—Anne


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Jollof Rice and Other Revolutions: A Novel in Interlocking Stories By Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063117068
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Published: Amistad - September 5th, 2023

This is a book you won’t want to put down. A series of interconnected stories of four Nigerian women who formed a strong sisterhood while students at boarding school. Moving between Nigeria and the US, we follow the trajectories of their lives as they grapple with the possibilities and challenges of the independence they believe is their right. Creative and epic - also fantastic as audio book thru Libro.fm.

—Anne


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How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water: A Novel By Angie Cruz Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250208453
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 13th, 2022

Brilliant story telling! Thru a dozen interview sessions at a job assistance program in New York City, we gradually get to know Cara and her struggles, thoughts and life as a Dominican immigrant. Loved it!

- Anne


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If I Survive You By Jonathan Escoffery Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250872210
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Published: Picador - September 5th, 2023

A compelling collection of stories about blended identities, race, parental favoritism and financial struggles. A Jamaican family moves to Miami, but their youngest son struggles to fit in, constantly wondering who he is, always feeling like an outsider even within his own family. Beautiful writing.

-Anne


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Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law By Mary Roach Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324036128
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 30th, 2022

An Instant New York Times Bestseller
#1 Los Angeles Times Bestseller
#1 Indie Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Book of 2021
Longlisted for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction


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The Actual Star: A Novel By Monica Byrne Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063002906
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Published: Harper Voyager - August 16th, 2022

David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas meets Octavia Butler’s Earthseed series, as acclaimed author Monica Byrne (The Girl in the Road) crafts an unforgettable piece of speculative fiction about where humanity came from, where we are now, and where we’re going—and how, in every age, the same forces that drive us apart also bind us together.


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This Story Will Change: After the Happily Ever After By Elizabeth Crane Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640096110
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Published: Counterpoint - August 15th, 2023

I have to say this: this memoir is compelling, even enjoyable and kind of witty! Don’t let the topic put you off: the end of a marriage. You are a fly on the wall, listening to the author's candid and sort of stream-of-consciousness internal monologue as she processes what’s happening to her. An intimate portrait of healing.

—Anne


I'm Glad My Mom Died By Jennette McCurdy Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982185824
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 9th, 2022

* #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER * MORE THAN 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD!

A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir by iCarly and Sam & Cat star Jennette McCurdy about her struggles as a former child actor—including eating disorders, addiction, and a complicated relationship with her overbearing mother—and how she retook co


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Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter By E.B. Bartels Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780358212331
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Published: Mariner Books - August 2nd, 2022

This is a book for anyone who has ever had a pet! Beautifully told memoir sharing her personal love and grief of pets, E.B.’s research shows the many ways people process grief. There is no one “right” or “best” way. Loved it.

—Anne


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The Daughter of Doctor Moreau By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593355350
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Published: Del Rey - April 11th, 2023

A fantasy, adventure and even a bit of romance, this riff of the H.G. Wells century-old classic is a great read with a strong, intelligent woman at its center.

—Anne


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The Displacements: A Novel By Bruce Holsinger Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593189726
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 4th, 2023

At times tense, often full of unexpected twists and turns, this is a gripping story of what happens in the aftermath of a catastrophic hurricane. How resilient are people in the face of having lost home, security, everything? A hard-to-put-down book.

—Anne


Secrets of Happiness: A Novel By Joan Silber Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640095311
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Published: Counterpoint - June 7th, 2022

When a man discovers his father in New York has long had another, secret, family—a wife and two kids—the interlocking fates of both families lead to surprise loyalties, love triangles, and a reservoir of inner strength—"It would be impossible to overstate just how good this book is" (Ann Patchett).
 


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With Teeth: A Novel By Kristen Arnett Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593191521
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 31st, 2022

A weird, funny, sometimes dark story of family and queer parenthood. We follow Sammie’s inner life and personal conflicts as she mothers a son with behavioral problems who she doesn't understand, maybe doesn't even like, all while her marriage is faltering.

—Anne


This Time Tomorrow: A Novel By Emma Straub Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525539018
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 16th, 2023

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“The pages brim with tenderness and an appreciation for what we had and who we were. I could not have loved it more."—Ann Patchett

“One of the most moving and intelligent time travel novels I have ever read. Nostalgic, wise, funny, and filled with love."—Gabrielle Zevin


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Bitter Orange Tree By Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth (Translated by) Cover Image
By Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646222124
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Published: Catapult - July 11th, 2023

A window into life in another part of the world, this is a fascinating story of a young woman remembering her family and relationships growing up in Oman while feeling isolated as a student in Britain. The memories of her family back home are intermingled with her trying, wanting, to find a life of happiness and freedom in the present.

—Anne


Trust (Pulitzer Prize Winner) By Hernan Diaz Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593420324
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 2nd, 2023

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOKS OF 2022
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2022
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 BOOKER PRIZE


Vigil Harbor: A Novel By Julia Glass Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101873588
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Published: Anchor - April 25th, 2023

From the National Book Award-winning, bestselling author of Three Junes comes "an engrossing, richly drawn and exquisitely told story of small-town residents grappling with the difficulties of changing times" (People).

“Full of secrets and surprises...A must-read.” —J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Friends and Strangers


Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives By Mary Laura Philpott Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982160791
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Published: Atria Books - April 4th, 2023

A New York Times Editors’ Choice
One of NPR’s Best Books of the Year

“A beautifully wrought ode to life…a precious gift to the world.” —The Washington Post

From the bestselling author of I Miss You When I Blink comes a poignant and powerful new memoir that tackles the big questions o


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The Return of Faraz Ali: A Novel By Aamina Ahmad Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593330197
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 4th, 2023

A Pakistani police officer has been asked to cover up a violent death in Lahore’s red-light district, but instead he investigates which leads him into his own past. A novel of family and politics, strong women marginalized by society and men in powerful positions. Great story telling.

—Anne


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The Dolphin House By Audrey Schulman Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9798889660316
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Published: Europa Editions - January 16th, 2024

Schulman once again shows her special literary relationship with animals that lets her weave together human stories with analogies to some of the world’s wild and intelligent mammals!. Deaf Cora discovers she can “hear” the dolphins underwater and ends up as a research assistant to Dr. Blum, but her strong bond with the dolphins eventually puts her on collision course with the scientists.

—Anne


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Glory: A Novel By NoViolet Bulawayo Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525561156
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Published: Penguin Books - February 28th, 2023

This is a clever fable following the overthrow of one oppressive tyrant in the (fictional) African country of Jidada and the rise of another one. An inventive satire inspired by the overthrow of Mugabe in Zimbabwe in 2017, it is a story of our times when resistance movements crop up in many places around the world, challenging various forms of oppression.

—Anne


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The Christie Affair: A Novel By Nina de Gramont Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250792631
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 7th, 2023

A story of clues and twists a la Agatha Christie, this fictionalized telling of her 1926 disappearance is a fun read!

—Anne


Recitatif: A Story By Toni Morrison, Zadie Smith (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Toni Morrison, Zadie Smith (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593315033
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Published: Knopf - February 1st, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A beautiful, arresting story about race and the relationships that shape us through life by the legendary Nobel Prize winner—for the first time in a beautifully produced stand-alone edition, with an introduction by Zadie Smith
 


Taste: My Life Through Food By Stanley Tucci Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781982168018
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Published: Gallery Books - October 5th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Named a Notable Book of 2021 by NPR and The Washington Post

From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen.

Stanley Tucci grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around the kitchen ta


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China Room: A Novel By Sunjeev Sahota Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593298220
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Published: Penguin Books - July 12th, 2022

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION'S CARNEGIE MEDAL
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2021 BY NPR, TIME, AND THE STAR-TRIBUNE

“Sunjeev Sahota's new novel follows characters across generations and continents...Heart-wrenching.” Entertainment Weekly


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Unsettled Ground By Claire Fuller Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781953534170
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Published: Tin House Books - April 26th, 2022

A tale of homelessness, hardship, survival, secrets and love, two marginalized people uncover long-held family secrets. So well written, so worth reading.

—Anne


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While Justice Sleeps: A Thriller (Avery Keene #1) By Stacey Abrams Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593310939
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Published: Anchor - April 12th, 2022

A fast-paced plot-driven legal thriller set at the Supreme Court involving biotech discoveries, international relations and a president with autocratic tendencies, this is an entertaining read of perils and surprises. A page-turner!

—Anne


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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by) Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525541349
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 11th, 2020

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE

"A brilliant literary murder mystery." —Chicago Tribune

"Extraordinary. Tokarczuk's novel is funny, vivid, dangerous, and disturbing, and it raises some fierce questions about human behavior. My sincere admiration for her brilliant work." —Annie Proulx