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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781524733155
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 6th, 2017

If I were to send one book into outer space to send aliens a message about the human race, I would send this one. This magic Persian carpet of a book contains interwoven tales within tales and colorful patterns that reflect the history of our human condition. --Aggie


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Celine Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780451493897
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - March 7th, 2017

Peter Heller’s beautiful and spare prose elevates the traditional detective novel. Celine is a spunky, sexagenarian private eye on an RV romp through Wyoming in search of a missing person. At times majestic, gritty, and laugh-out-loud funny, this was a perfect read. --Amanda


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The Resurrection of Joan Ashby Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250081438
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 29th, 2017

Joan, a celebrated and successful author, wants no entanglements: no husband, no children. But life happens, and she loses the essence of herself. Only a tragic betrayal forces her to rediscover who she really is. With fantastic writing and character development, this book interrogates the many meanings of “mothering.” --Nancy


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ISBN: 9781513260815
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Published: Petty Curse Books - September 5th, 2017

By turns beautiful and eerie, this masterfully illustrated novel is set in the streets of San Francisco and in the jungles of Thailand. Emit Hopper is a painter turned musician turned author turned laundromat owner who also happens to be the luckier (if less talented) sibling in a pair of twins. --Ron


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Black Moses Cover Image
By Alain Mabanckou, Helen Stevenson (Translator)
$23.95
ISBN: 9781620972939
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Published: New Press - June 6th, 2017

Full of wicked wit and imbued with the heartwarming voice of Tokumisa Nzambe po Mose yamoyindo abotami namboka ya Bakoko (Moses for short), this coming-of-age tale is set in a Congo-Brazzaville orphanage in the 1970s' post-independence era. Dark humor abounds in this book for lovers of funny, pointed fiction. --Nicole


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The Red-Haired Woman Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780451494429
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 22nd, 2017

A reflection of an older man looking back at his first love, this book ranks among the early masterpieces of its Nobel Prize-winning author. Pamuk sews myth into history, appraises the precarious balance between politics and propaganda, and meditates on the past in ways that echo our present political uncertainty. --Andrew


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Sing, Unburied, Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501126062
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Published: Scribner Book Company - September 5th, 2017

Drawing on the literary traditions of William Faulkner and Toni Morrison, this road novel features a poor farming family from rural Mississippi. Its lush, descriptive prose will make you feel the heat and humidity as well as the haunting sorrow. --Julie


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What We Lose Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780735221710
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Published: Viking - July 11th, 2017

Thandi, split between her African-American and South African heritage, grapples with the many intricacies of her identity after her mother’s death. At once deeply personal and wholly universal, this is an intimate study of reckoning with loss. A brilliant debut novel. --Santiago


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Exit West Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735212176
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

For those of us gasping for hope in an urgent time, Hamid’s story of lovers living in a city slowly overcome by political catastrophe is both a warning and an oxygen tank. With stunning prose and a hint of magic, Exit West takes any fiction lover through a portal of no return. --Nicole


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American War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451493583
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 4th, 2017

American War is the twenty-first century's 1984. This must-read features young heroine Sarat Chestnut and her struggles during the Second American Civil War, raging from 2074 to 2093. --Aggie


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Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781455563937
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 7th, 2017

This incredible novel grapples with issues of Korean and Japanese national identity, discrimination, and the legacies of immigrant families. Pachinko is a beautiful read, perfect for fans of modern and historical fiction and those who are looking for a compelling family story with a flair of cultural critique. --Mya


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No Time to Spare: Thinking about What Matters Cover Image
By Ursula K. Le Guin, Karen Joy Fowler (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781328661593
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - December 5th, 2017

Literary giant Ursula K. Le Guin gifts us with these forty-one essays that are infused with her signature quiet humor and wit. Le Guin moves gracefully between profundity and levity on topics including writing, aging, swear words, misattributed quotes, utopias and dystopias, eggs, and--finally but most importantly--her cat, Pard. --Brynn


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Five-Carat Soul Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735216693
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 26th, 2017

At work in these stories is an imagination of genius and power. Here you will encounter characters, caricatures, rich alternative histories, “talking” animals, and the truest funk around. --Ron


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Home Fire Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735217683
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 15th, 2017

Sisters Isma and Aneeka fracture in different ways when their beloved brother Parvaiz becomes obsessed with the fate of the jihadist father they never knew. Intimate and expansive, personal and political, this stunning retelling of Antigone demands to be read in one sitting. --Brynn


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Provenance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316388672
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Published: Orbit - September 26th, 2017

The author of the Hugo and Nebula awarded Imperial Radch series returns with this thrilling and timely standalone. Part murder mystery, part political thriller, and part space opera, Provenance investigates a society whose fabricated origin story props up a privileged ruling class. --Brynn


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ISBN: 9780735224292
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Published: Penguin Press - September 12th, 2017

When artist and single mother Mia Warren and her daughter Pearl move to the orderly Cleveland suburb Shaker Heights, neither the town nor its rule-following resident Elena Richardson will ever be the same. Once again, Celeste Ng makes you think about family in a new and different way. --Cynthia


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$19.95
ISBN: 9781770462960
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - October 3rd, 2017

Brilliantly sly and incredibly charming, Tom Gauld’s blend of levity and sarcasm is pitch perfect. Illustrated in his uniquely spare style, each one of these cartoons is more adroit than the last. A tribute to the absurd wonder of literature. --Molly