Michael

Michael

Michael is a senior bookseller and manages the receiving and operations team. His passions are LGBTQ+ fiction, young adult fiction, memoir, and sociology non-fiction. When not reading, you can probably find him experimenting with his espresso machine and watching a Netflix docuseries.

 

Favorite Genres: 
Feminism
LGBTQ Fiction
Literary Fiction
Memoirs
Sociology
Book Recommendations: 
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Paris Daillencourt Is About to Crumble (Winner Bakes All) By Alexis Hall Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781538703335
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Forever - November 1st, 2022

The Great British Bake Off meets Red, White, & Royal Blue in this funny, tender romance. ~Michael


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When the Angels Left the Old Country By Sacha Lamb Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781646141760
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Levine Querido - October 18th, 2022

Uriel the Angel and Ashmedai the Demon travel to America to rescue a girl from their shtetl, or village. Part historical fantasy, part Jewish fairy, tale this is a beautiful, super unique novel that keeps you enraptured until the last page. ~Michael


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The Dove in the Belly By Jim Grimsely Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781646141319
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Levine Querido - May 3rd, 2022

A sensitive, gay college student begins tutoring a football player in 1970's North Carolina, and a connection develops that shocks them both and changes the course of their lives. This is a quiet book that pack a powerful punch. Will definitely become a modern classic. ~Michael


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The Town of Babylon: A Novel By Alejandro Varela Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781662601033
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Astra House - March 22nd, 2022

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To Paradise: A Novel By Hanya Yanagihara Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385547932
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Doubleday - January 11th, 2022

The perfect follow up for fans of A little Life. Yanagihara has weaved three overlapping tales in order to present a great American saga, with reflections on loss, family, betrayal, and mirage of true Paradise. Don't be intimidated; all 720 pages are magnificent. ~Michael


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Several People Are Typing: A Novel By Calvin Kasulke Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780385547222
Availability: Backordered
Published: Doubleday - August 31st, 2021

Gerald's consciousness gets accidentally uploaded into his work's Slack channel in this hilarious, absurdist novel. Kasulke is brilliant in this satire of our brave new world of Zoom and working from home, and has created the perfect gift to send to your colleague. --Michael


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Under the Whispering Door By TJ Klune Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250217349
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Tor Books - September 21st, 2021

When high-powered attorney Wallace Price finds himself dead, it turns out to be a much bigger inconvenience than he could have imagined. Luckily, tea shop owner/soul courier Hugo is ready to help him resolve his unfinished business and move on to the other side. This charming, romantic, cozy hug of a book is the perfect balance of funny and thoughtful; the perfect gift, from teens to grandparents. --Michael


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Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World By Benjamin Alire Sáenz Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534496194
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 2021

In this sequel to the modern classic, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is the perfect conclusion to one of YA's greatest romances. Ari and Dante navigate new love, new friends, and the pain and joy of growing into adulthood in this beautiful novel. --Michael


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The City Beautiful By Aden Polydoros Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781335402509
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Inkyard Press - October 5th, 2021

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Indivisible By Daniel Aleman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780759556058
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

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Cemetery Boys By Aiden Thomas Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250250469
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Swoon Reads - September 1st, 2020

Surrender Your Sons By Adam Sass Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781635830613
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Flux - September 15th, 2020

These Violent Delights: A Novel By Micah Nemerever Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062963635
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Harper - September 15th, 2020

Felix Ever After By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062820259
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 5th, 2020

Conventionally Yours (True Colors) By Annabeth Albert Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781728200293
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - June 2nd, 2020

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda By Becky Albertalli Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062348685
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - June 7th, 2016

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Bloom By Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626726413
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: First Second - January 29th, 2019

--Michael


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The Affliction: A Novel in Stories By C. Dale Young Cover Image
$19.75
Not available
ISBN: 9781945588068
Published: Four Way Books - March 6th, 2018

--Michael


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We Should All Be Feminists By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9781101911761
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Vintage - February 3rd, 2015

--Michael


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The Great Believers: A Novel By Rebecca Makkai Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735223530
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Penguin Books - June 4th, 2019

--Michael


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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Movie Tie-in Edition By Becky Albertalli Cover Image
$12.09
Not available
ISBN: 9780062792167
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 30th, 2018

--Michael


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Call Me by Your Name: A Novel By André Aciman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250169440
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Picador - October 3rd, 2017

--Michael


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Darius the Great Is Not Okay By Adib Khorram Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525552970
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Penguin Books - August 20th, 2019

--Michael


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Like a Love Story By Abdi Nazemian Cover Image
$19.79
Not available
ISBN: 9780062839367
Published: Balzer + Bray - June 4th, 2019

--Michael


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Ziggy, Stardust and Me By James Brandon Cover Image
$18.99
Not available
ISBN: 9780525517641
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 6th, 2019

--Michael