Book of the Week

BOOK OF THE WEEK

In an attempt to highlight the books that we love and want you to read, but that might not necessarily be on your radar, we'll be featuring a new book we can't stop raving about here, in our newsletter, and on social media.

The Inland Island: A Year in Nature By Josephine Johnson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982177492
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Published: Scribner - July 19th, 2022

In the Night Kitchen By Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780060266684
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Published: HarperCollins - January 19th, 1996

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All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel By Elan Mastai Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101985151
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Published: Dutton - February 20th, 2018

This Moose Belongs to Me By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399161032
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Published: Philomel Books - November 13th, 2012

The Hacienda By Isabel Cañas Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593436691
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Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2022

Twins: A Graphic Novel (Twins #1) By Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338236132
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Published: Graphix - October 6th, 2020

The Past Is Red By Catherynne M. Valente Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250301130
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Published: Tordotcom - July 20th, 2021

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As Many Nows as I Can Get By Shana Youngdahl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553854
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Published: Dial Books - August 20th, 2019

"Shana Youngdahl brings starkly real characters to the forefront of her debut YA novel that each have their own personal struggles and stories that are wholly unique to those individuals, yet universal to its readers. Scarlett is a deeply honest and flawed character that you'll want to follow through this non-linear, winding narrative of her experiences told through incredible prose. Difficult topics and choices are met head-on with care, heart, and respect. It's a novel that doesn't talk down to its readers that can be both for YA readers and adults alike!"

— Konner


We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence By Becky Cooper Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781538746851
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 14th, 2021

Dig By A.S. King Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781101994931
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Published: Penguin Books - June 30th, 2020

The Shining By Stephen King Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345806789
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Published: Anchor - August 27th, 2013

The Taking of Jake Livingston By Ryan Douglass Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781984812551
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 12th, 2022

We Found a Hat By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763656003
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Published: Candlewick - October 11th, 2016

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Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Kristen Radtke Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781524748067
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Published: Pantheon - July 13th, 2021

Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls By Karen Finneyfrock (Editor), Rachel McKibbens (Editor), Mindy Nettifee (Editor) Cover Image
By Karen Finneyfrock (Editor), Rachel McKibbens (Editor), Mindy Nettifee (Editor)
$20.00
Currently Unavailable.
ISBN: 9781938912207
Published: Write Bloody Publishing - March 28th, 2014

In the Dream House: A Memoir By Carmen Maria Machado Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450383
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Published: Graywolf Press - December 1st, 2020

Hardly Haunted By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534441705
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

Melmoth: A Novel By Sarah Perry Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062856401
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Published: Custom House - October 1st, 2019

Where the World Ends By Geraldine McCaughrean Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250225504
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 20th, 2021

Intimacies: A Novel By Katie Kitamura Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399576171
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 19th, 2022

Rosa's Song By Helena Ku Rhee, Pascal Campion (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Helena Ku Rhee, Pascal Campion (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593375495
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Published: Random House Studio - June 14th, 2022

The Wolves: A Play: Off-Broadway Edition By Sarah DeLappe Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781468315714
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Published: The Overlook Press - June 19th, 2018

Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball By Vicki Churchill, Charles Fuge Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781402708701
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Published: Union Square Kids - August 1st, 2003

My First Book of Patterns By Bobby George, June George, Boyoun Kim (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Bobby George, June George, Boyoun Kim (By (artist))
$16.95
ISBN: 9780714872490
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 18th, 2017

Delilah Green Doesn't Care By Ashley Herring Blake Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593336403
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Published: Berkley - February 22nd, 2022

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle By Stuart Turton Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492670124
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone By Jaclyn Moriarty Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338255867
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 1st, 2019

The Northern Reach: A Novel By W.S. Winslow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250776501
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 1st, 2022

The Tree in Me By Corinna Luyken Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593112595
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - March 16th, 2021

Palace of the Drowned: A Novel By Christine Mangan Cover Image
$27.99
Currently Unavailable.
ISBN: 9781250788429
Published: Flatiron Books - June 1st, 2021

The Once and Future Witches By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316422017
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Published: Redhook - September 28th, 2021

Katie the Catsitter By Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984895639
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2021

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Iron Widow By Xiran Jay Zhao Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735269934
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Published: Penguin Teen Canada - September 21st, 2021

"[This] duology opener will appeal to those seeking high-energy, feminist, queer narratives." Publishers Weekly


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All's Well: A Novel By Mona Awad Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982169664
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 3rd, 2021

“A brilliant noir comedy about art and illness…. Awad’s characters are deliciously over the top and impossible to forget, as is the author's gift for morbid humor….Endlessly thought-provoking and not to be missed.”—BOOKLIST (starred review)


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Cleopatra: A Life By Stacy Schiff Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316001946
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 6th, 2011

"Stacy Schiff does a rare thing: She gives us a book we'd miss if it didn't exist."—Wall Street Journal


All the Birds, Singing: A Novel By Evie Wyld Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345802507
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Published: Vintage - January 6th, 2015

“Gloriously gruesome [and] lushly visceral. . . . To say that Wyld’s writing makes the art of sheep shearing come alive for the reader may not sound like a particular compliment, but oh, it is—she makes it sing with flea-coated, dung-crusted eloquence. . . . Half of you wants to race through to find out what happens, half wants to pause over the dark, clotted sentences. And then the state of suspense becomes almost unbearable. . . . The final revelation, when it comes, is explosive.” — NPR.org


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This Is How You Lose the Time War By Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781534430990
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 17th, 2020

“[An] exquisitely crafted tale...Part epistolary romance, part mind-blowing science fiction adventure, this dazzling story unfolds bit by bit, revealing layers of meaning as it plays with cause and effect, wildly imaginative technologies, and increasingly intricate wordplay...This short novel warrants multiple readings to fully unlock its complexities.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review).


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Black Nerd Problems: Essays By William Evans, Omar Holmon Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982150235
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Published: Gallery Books - September 14th, 2021

“Evans and Holmon examine a broad swath of the popular-culture landscape, from anime and video games to comic books and movies, mixing social commentary and insight with the sheer love of the true fan… [The] authors reach far and wide across fan culture and use a pleasing blend of humor and pathos to connect readers to the material. An exercise in pop culture criticism that is simultaneously funny, thoughtful, and provocative.” Kirkus Reviews (starred)


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The Maidens: A Novel By Alex Michaelides Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250304452
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Published: Celadon Books - June 15th, 2021

"Stunning... The intelligent, cerebral plot finds contemporary parallels in Euripides's tragedies, Jacobean dramas such as The Duchess of Malfi, and Tennyson's poetry. The devastating ending shows just how little the troubled Mariana knows about the human psyche or herself. Michaelides is on a roll."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review


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The Grip of It: A Novel By Jac Jemc Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374536916
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Published: FSG Originals - August 1st, 2017

"[The Grip of It is] so immediately frightening that your conscious mind subsumes the drama and focuses on the sounds in the house, the weird laughter in the forest, the jagged writing on the walls. The fun in the book is the way Jemc explodes all the haunted house clichés . . . Like all great haunting stories, the great thing is how quickly reality is overturned and shown to be the flimsy construct it is." —Leah Schnelbach, Tor.com


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As Many Nows as I Can Get By Shana Youngdahl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553854
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Published: Dial Books - August 20th, 2019

"Shana Youngdahl brings starkly real characters to the forefront of her debut YA novel that each have their own personal struggles and stories that are wholly unique to those individuals, yet universal to its readers. Scarlett is a deeply honest and flawed character that you'll want to follow through this non-linear, winding narrative of her experiences told through incredible prose. Difficult topics and choices are met head-on with care, heart, and respect. It's a novel that doesn't talk down to its readers that can be both for YA readers and adults alike!"

— Konner


Hip-Hop (And Other Things) By Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538730225
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Published: Twelve - October 26th, 2021

“Serrano is at his best when relating stories… but all his hip-hop coverage is great fun and his penchant for injecting outright ridiculousness and self-deprecating humor into the mix makes it even better.”
 —Booklist Review


The Ugly Cry: A Memoir By Danielle Henderson Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525559351
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Published: Viking - June 8th, 2021

“Can a book be hysterical and heartbreaking and smart all at the same time? The Ugly Cry can. It was painfully good and I loved it.” --Jenny Lawson, bestselling author of Furiously Happy


The Fourth Island By Sarah Tolmie Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250769848
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Published: Tordotcom - October 20th, 2020

“The contemplative style, low stakes, and small cast is reminiscent of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea Cycle and is worthy of the association.” —Publishers Weekly


A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables) By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250765352
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Published: Tordotcom - October 5th, 2021

“Themes of female friendship, female strength, and female independence leave good feels behind, not to mention some laugh-out-loud bits...This fairy tale–superhero movie mashup is pure entertainment.” —Kirkus Reviews


Plain Bad Heroines: A Novel By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062942869
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 5th, 2021

The award-winning author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post makes her adult debut with this highly imaginative and original horror-comedy centered around a cursed New England boarding school for girls—a wickedly whimsical celebration of the art of storytelling, sapphic love, and the rebellious female spirit.


Powder Days: Ski Bums, Ski Towns and the Future of Chasing Snow By Heather Hansman Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781335081117
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Published: Hanover Square Press - November 9th, 2021

An electrifying adventure into the rich history of skiing and the modern heart of ski-bum culture, from one of America's most preeminent ski journalists


With Teeth: A Novel By Kristen Arnett Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593191507
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 1st, 2021

From the author of the New York Times–bestselling sensation Mostly Dead Things: a surprising and moving story of two mothers, one difficult son, and the limitations of marriage, parenthood, and love


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Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) By B. B. Alston Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062975171
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 4th, 2022

“The author weaves magical whimsy with honest, realistically portrayed circumstances, allowing Amari’s literal #BlackGirlMagic to shine even when she doesn’t believe in herself. This timely, energetic, first-person narrative moves quickly with clear descriptions, a thrilling buildup, and strong messages about profiling. An impressive debut series opener.”
— Kirkus Reviews 


The Year of the Witching By Alexis Henderson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593099612
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Published: Ace - June 15th, 2021

"Has a classic setup but updates the olde puritanical tale to deal with issues of racism and sexism."--The Washington Post


Anonymous Sex By Hillary Jordan, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982177515
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Published: Scribner - February 1st, 2022

Featuring Robert Olen Butler, Catherine Chung, Trent Dalton, Heidi W. Durrow, Tony Eprile, Louise Erdrich, Jamie Ford, Julia Glass, Peter Godwin, Hillary Jordan, Rebecca Makkai, Valerie Martin, Dina Nayeri, Chigozie Obioma, Téa Obreht, Helen Oyeyemi, Mary-Louise Parker, Victoria Redel, Jason Reynolds, S.J. Rozan, Meredith Talusan, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Jeet Thayil, Paul Theroux, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Edmund White.


Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America's Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux By Boris Kachka Cover Image
$17.99
Currently Unavailable.
ISBN: 9781451691917
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 12th, 2014

“Gripping . . . [A] wonderful book . . . Hothouse is Pepys for our time, an unblinking account of publishing history as it was made by Roger’s firm, the last of America’s major independent publishing houses. Roger would have been thrilled to publish this fine book, including its frequent and deserved criticisms of himself.”
— Jason Epstein, The New York Review of Books


Black Buck By Mateo Askaripour Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358627982
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Published: Mariner Books - January 18th, 2022

Flowers for the Sea By Zin E. Rocklyn Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250804037
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Published: Tordotcom - October 19th, 2021

Our Wives Under the Sea: A Novel By Julia Armfield Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250229892
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 12th, 2022

Our Endless Numbered Days: A Novel By Claire Fuller Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941040010
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Published: Tin House Books - March 17th, 2015

Letters of E. B. White By E. B. White Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780061374593
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - December 18th, 2007

“Pollan’s deeply researched chronicle will enlighten those who think of psychedelics chiefly as a kind of punchline to a joke about the Woodstock generation and hearten the growing number who view them as a potential antidote to our often stubbornly narrow minds . . . engaging and informative.” —Boston Globe


Before the Ruins: A Novel By Victoria Gosling Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250838391
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - March 22nd, 2022

“Gosling is a stylish, sophisticated writer, and we realize that we are following Andy on what amounts to a grand scavenger hunt for the truth. Rain falls relentlessly, and the ensuing floods form an ominous backdrop to a story that becomes darker as it goes along.”
—The New York Times Book Review


The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor) Cover Image
By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)
$38.00
ISBN: 9780593230572
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Published: One World - November 16th, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER • A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post, NPR, Esquire, Marie Claire, Electric Lit, Ms. magazine, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist


Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead: A Novel By Emily Austin Cover Image
$26.00
Currently Unavailable.
ISBN: 9781982167356
Published: Atria Books - July 6th, 2021

In this “fun, page-turner of a novel” (Sarah Haywood, New York Times bestselling author) that’s perfect for fans of Mostly Dead Things and Goodbye, Vitamin, a morbidly anxious young woman stumbles into a job as a receptionist at a Catholic church and soon finds herself obsessed with her predecessor’s mysterious death.


I Kissed Shara Wheeler: A Novel By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250244451
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Published: Wednesday Books - May 3rd, 2022

"An unfettered joy to read." - The New York Times
"McQuiston has done it again." - USA Today
"You won't want to miss." - Good Housekeeping
"Funny and compassionate." - Time
“Perfect.” - The Michigan Daily
"An absolute must-read." -
 Book Riot


Sparrow Envy: Field Guide to Birds and Lesser Beasts By J. Drew Lanham Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781938235818
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Published: Hub City Press - April 20th, 2021

The Once and Future Witches By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316422017
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Published: Redhook - September 28th, 2021

Palace of the Drowned: A Novel By Christine Mangan Cover Image
$27.99
Currently Unavailable.
ISBN: 9781250788429
Published: Flatiron Books - June 1st, 2021

The Northern Reach: A Novel By W.S. Winslow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250776501
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 1st, 2022