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Things We Found When the Water Went Down By Tegan Nia Swanson Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781646221691
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Published: Catapult - December 6th, 2022

An extremely profound epistolary mystery that will leave you breathless with it's scope and gorgeous prose!

—Nikki


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How to Turn Into a Bird By María José Ferrada, Elizabeth Bryer (Translated by) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781953534460
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Published: Tin House Books - December 6th, 2022

I really enjoyed the efficiency of storytelling in Ferrada's latest. This is a touching story about a boy who looks up to his uncle whom everyone else views as strange, and raises questions of point-of-view, individuality, and growing up.

—Nikki


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The Sense of Wonder By Matthew Salesses Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316425711
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 17th, 2023

I started this book, and the next thing I knew, it was two hours later. This book is FANTASTIC! It made me think happily of other books about sports that were about so much more — The Silver Linings Playbook, The Art of Fielding, Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese. I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!

—Mary


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Tell Me I'm Worthless By Alison Rumfitt Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250866233
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Published: Tor Nightfire - January 17th, 2023

TELL ME I’M WORTHLESS is such a terrifying and fantastic book! A haunted house standing in for English imperialism, white supremacy, and fascism that wants to absorb everything in its shadow. TMIW is about enduring scars of the past, violence, and complicity. Fast-paced enough to read in one sitting, and so much to reflect on that you can also keep coming back to it and be just as hooked. It’s utterly horrifying and full of rage!

—Nikki


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I Keep My Exoskeletons to Myself: A Novel By Marisa Crane Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781646221295
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Published: Catapult - January 17th, 2023

Dept. of Speculation meets Black Mirror in this lyrical, speculative debut about a queer mother raising her daughter in an unjust surveillance state


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The Davenports By Krystal Marquis Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593463338
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Published: Dial Books - January 31st, 2023

The first in a breathless YA series set in 1910 Chicago, The Davenports offers a glimpse into a period of African American history often overlooked, while delivering a totally escapist, swoon-worthy read


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Cocktails in Color: A Spirited Guide to the Art and Joy of Drinkmaking By Sammi Katz, Olivia McGiff Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781454944447
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Published: Union Square & Co. - February 7th, 2023

An artistic cocktail book that is as beautiful as it is practical. By utilizing design and their expertise, Sammi and Olivia have created a vibrant, knowledgeable guide for both seasoned and newbie drinkmakers.


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Endpapers By Jennifer Savran Kelly Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781643751849
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 7th, 2023

An accessible, character-driven story set in 2003 New York City about a genderqueer book conservator who feels trapped by her gender presentation, her ill-fitting relationship, and her artistic block, as she discovers a decades-old hidden queer love letter and becomes obsessed with tracking down its author.

It’s 2003, and artist Dawn Levit is stuck.


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The Spite House: A Novel By Johnny Compton Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250841414
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Published: Tor Nightfire - February 7th, 2023

A terrifying Gothic thriller about grief and death and the depths of a father's love, Johnny Compton's The Spite House is a stunning debut by a horror master in the making—The Babadook meets A Head Full of Ghosts in Texas Hill Country.


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Brutes: A Novel By Dizz Tate Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781646221677
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Published: Catapult - February 7th, 2023

The Virgin Suicides meets The Florida Project in this wildly original debut—a coming-of-age story about the crucible of girlhood, from a writer of rare and startling talent

We would not be born out of sweetness, we were born out of rage, we felt it in our bones.


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Our Share of Night: A Novel By Mariana Enriquez, Megan McDowell (Translated by), Pablo Gerardo Camacho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mariana Enriquez, Megan McDowell (Translated by), Pablo Gerardo Camacho (Illustrator)
$28.99
ISBN: 9780451495143
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Published: Hogarth - February 7th, 2023

A woman’s mysterious death puts her husband and son on a collision course with her demonic family in the first novel to be translated into English by the International Booker Prize–shortlisted author of The Dangers of Smoking in Bed—“the most exciting discovery I’ve made in fiction for some time” (Kazuo Ishiguro).


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Love Everlasting, Volume 1 By Tom King, Elsa Charretier (Artist), Matt Hollingsworth (Artist) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534324640
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Published: Image Comics - February 14th, 2023

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Sister, Maiden, Monster By Lucy A. Snyder Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250825650
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Published: Tor Nightfire - February 21st, 2023

I wish this book had been twice as long! Gruesome, weird, creepy, pandemic-y—this book feels very prescient with LOTS of cosmic and body horror. It pushes boundaries and there were a lot of WTFs while I was reading. It's definitely stuck in my brain!

—Nikki


A wildly over-the-top social satire reimagining the mad misadventures of the iconic royal cousins King Ludwig and Empress Sisi, from the incomparable Jac Jemc.


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The Red Balcony: A Novel By Jonathan Wilson Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780805243697
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Published: Schocken - February 21st, 2023

Based on actual events, a gripping novel of sex, love, and justice in the tinderbox of British Mandatory Palestine, by the acclaimed author of A Palestine Affair


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Sink: A Memoir By Joseph Earl Thomas Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538706176
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 21st, 2023

"A brilliant and brilliantly different" (Kiese Laymon), wrenching and redemptive coming-of-age memoir about the difficulty of growing up in a hazardous home and the glory of finding salvation in geek culture.

Stranded within an ever-shifting family’s desperate but volatile attempts to love, saddled with a mercurial mother mired in crack addiction, and demeaned da


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A Day of Fallen Night (The Roots of Chaos) By Samantha Shannon Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781635577921
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 28th, 2023

The stunning, standalone prequel to the New York Times bestselling The Priory of the Orange Tree.

“A magnificent, sweeping epic. Shannon has created a world rich in intricate mythology, beautifully realized and complex.” Jennifer Saint, bestselling author of Ariadne


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Win Every Argument: The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public Speaking By Mehdi Hasan Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250853479
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - February 28th, 2023

Win Every Argument shows how anyone can communicate with confidence, rise above the tit for tats on social media, and triumph in a successful and productive debate in the real world.


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The Curator By Owen King Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982196806
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Published: Scribner - March 7th, 2023

From New York Times bestselling author Owen King comes a Dickensian fantasy of illusion and charm where cats are revered as religious figures, thieves are noble, scholars are revolutionaries, and conjurers are the most wonderful criminals you can imagine.

It begins in an unnamed city nicknamed “the Fairest”, it is distinguished by many things from the river


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Hidden Systems: Water, Electricity, the Internet, and the Secrets Behind the Systems We Use Every Day By Dan Nott Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984896049
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Published: Random House Graphic - March 14th, 2023

We use water, electricity, and the internet every day--but how do they actually work? And what’s the plan to keep them running for years to come? This nonfiction science graphic novel takes readers on a journey from how the most essential systems were developed to how they are implemented in our world today and how they will be used in the future.


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Brother & Sister Enter the Forest: A Novel By Richard Mirabella Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781646221172
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Published: Catapult - March 14th, 2023

Opening like a fairy tale and ending like a nightmare, this cannonball of a queer coming-of-age novel follows a young man's relationship with a violent older boyfriend—and how he and his sister survive a terrible crime


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Lone Women: A Novel By Victor LaValle Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525512080
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Published: One World - March 21st, 2023

Blue skies, empty land—and enough wide-open space to hide a horrifying secret. A woman with a past, a mysterious trunk, a town on the edge of nowhere, and a bracing new vision of the American West, from the award-winning author of The Changeling.


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White Cat, Black Dog: Stories By Kelly Link, Shaun Tan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kelly Link, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593449950
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Published: Random House - March 28th, 2023

Seven ingeniously reinvented fairy tales that play out with astonishing consequences in the modern world, from one of today’s finest short story writers—MacArthur “Genius Grant” fellow Kelly Link, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Get in Trouble

Featuring illustrations by award-winning artist Shaun Tan


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A House With Good Bones By T. Kingfisher Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250829795
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Published: Tor Nightfire - March 28th, 2023

A haunting Southern Gothic from an award-winning master of suspense, A House With Good Bones explores the dark, twisted roots lurking just beneath the veneer of a perfect home and family.

"Mom seems off."

Her brother's words echo in Sam Montgomery's ear as she turns onto the quiet North Carolina street where their mother lives alone.


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Chain Gang All Stars: A Novel By Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593317334
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Published: Pantheon - April 4th, 2023

The explosive, hotly-anticipated debut novel from the New York Times-bestselling author of Friday Black, about two top women gladiators fighting for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America’s own. • “A new and necessary American voice.” —Tommy Orange, The New York Times Book Review


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Quietly Hostile: Essays By Samantha Irby Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593315699
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Published: Vintage - May 16th, 2023

A much-anticipated, hilarious new essay collection from #1 New York Times bestselling unabashed fan-favorite Samantha Irby invites us to share in the gory particulars of her real life, all that festers behind the glitter and glam.


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The Late Americans: A Novel By Brandon Taylor Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593332337
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 23rd, 2023

The author of the Booker Prize finalist Real Life and the bestselling Filthy Animals returns with a deeply involving new novel of young men and women at a crossroads


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The Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536223361
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Published: Candlewick - July 11th, 2023

Once again, Klassen's moody and touching illustrations lend themselves perfectly to a longer-form picture book like this! In keeping with folkloric tradition, he's changed the ending to how he originally remembered the story, and to touch on themes of found family and overcoming past trauma. I absolutely loved this!

—Nikki


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