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Beren and Luthien

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By J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (Editor), Alan Lee (Illustrator)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781328791825
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - June 1st, 2017

After emerging from the horror of the First World War, J.R.R. Tolkien gave us a world of hobbits, elves, and wizards; feasts and adventures. However, this is Tolkien's most personal story, so much so that the names of Beren and Luthien are engraved on the tombstone he shares with his wife.


Fen

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977740
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 2nd, 2017

If Karen Russell wrote stories set in the wilds of rural England rather than rural Florida, you might get something like Daisy Johnson's Fen--strange stories of girls growing up and on the outskirts of an unwelcoming world. Johnson writes with a cutting voice, elegantly dissecting daily injustices and incremental brutalizations, and the transformations women make to survive.


Outlander

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$9.99
ISBN: 9780440212560
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Published: Dell - June 2nd, 1992

If you haven't read it or you've seen the show but haven't read the books- this is your time to pick it up. It's full of rugged Scottish charm, whirlwind romance, heartache, page turning adventure and well developed characters. You will fall in love with Claire, Jamie and the Scottish highlands, and you'll think of them every time you put it down. Truly a modern classic for a reason and one every book lover should pick up.


The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

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ISBN: 9781401324643
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Published: Hachette Books - September 11th, 2012

Do you need a laugh out loud read for the train, plane or beach? For a relaxing few hours catching a summer breeze? Take this book home for a wild, funny ride through Allan Karlsson's 100 years, and give it to a good friend when you are done. They will thank you.


A Sudden Appearance of Hope

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ISBN: 9780316335966
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Published: Redhook - January 24th, 2017

What do you do when you're forgotten by everyone you've ever met, from your parents down to the person you just spoke to five minutes ago? This is the life of Hope Arden, a woman incapable of ever being remembered once she's out of sight. Naturally, she becomes an international jewel thief. This is a solid fun-but-not-frivolous novel, one part techno-thriller, one part meditation on the meaning of identity in the face of obscurity or conformity.

Alexander


The Bees

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ISBN: 9780062331175
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Published: Ecco Press - May 12th, 2015

Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, one of the lowliest bees in a hive where work is paramount and worship of the Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. Her self-knowledge and curiosity make her a threat to the ways of her kin...but she may also be their only hope during a season that threatens the hive's very survival. Laline Paull delivers a totally weird and brilliantly imaginative chronicle based on observations of actual bees.

Rebecca


Ramona Blue

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ISBN: 9780062418357
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - May 9th, 2017

Ever since Hurricane Katrina, it's been Ramona and her family against the world. But when her sister Hattie gets pregnant, Ramona knows that her dream of getting out of her small town is slipping away. The return of childhood friend Freddie provides a welcome distraction, but as Ramona's feelings for Freddie grow, she begins to question whether her identity as an out-and-proud lesbian fits as well as it once did. A nuanced exploration of poverty, sexuality, family, and joy.

Rebecca


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