Fiction

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Christopher Boucher & Jeremy Bushnell

Chris Boucher, Golden Delicious, & Jeremy Bushnell, The InsidesFrom the writer Emily St. John Mandel (Station Eleven) called "Strange and dazzling" comes a funny, heartbreaking, and wildly imaginative tale.

Welcome to Appleseed, Massachusetts, where stories grow in soil, sentences are kept as pets, and pianos change your point of view. Golden Delicious chronicles the narrator's rich, vivid childhood -- driving to the local flea market with his father, causing trouble at school, pedaling through the neighborhood on his Bicycle Built for Two. 

But as the local economy sours, the narrator's family is torn apart. His mother joins a flying militia known as The Mothers; his father takes an all-consuming job; his sister runs away for a better life elsewhere. Who will save Appleseed? Will it be the Memory of Johnny Appleseed? The Mothers? The narrator himself? 


Ollie Krueger's days as a punk kid practicing street magic are are mostly behind her. Now she's a butcher at Carnage, a high-end restaurant offering deconstructed takes on meat, and on the busiest nights of the week she and her partner, Guychardson, race to see who can produce more finished cuts. Ollie's the better butcher, but somehow Guychardson almost always wins. And Ollie thinks maybe it's because the mysterious knife he uses is magic. 

Before she knows it, Ollie's interest in the knife has thrown her square in the path of a dangerous ex-marine called Pig and his hired psychic, Maja, who are on the hunt for the knife too who want it so badly, in fact, that they might kill for it. 

Now, magic is back in Ollie's life and she's being chased through New York City, with the fabric of space-time tattering around her and weird inter-dimensional worms squirming their way into her kitchen. And before all this is over she's going to need to face up to the Possible Consequences of some bad decisions, to look at the uncomfortable truths that she stuffed away long ago, deep down inside . . .

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ISBN: 9781612195100
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Published: Melville House - April 26th, 2016

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ISBN: 9781612195469
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Published: Melville House - June 14th, 2016

The Female Gaze: Naomi Chase & Tahmima Anam

Two novels present history from women's perspectives: the only woman to rule Rome tells her story in Naomi Chase's The Journals of Empress Galla Placidia, and Tahmima Anam's The Bones of Grace looks at Bangladesh's tumultuous history through three generations of women in one family.

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The Journals of Empress Galla Placidia from Her Faithful Servant Lepida Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781625491787
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Published: Wordtech Communications LLC - February 26th, 2016

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ISBN: 9780061478949
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Published: Harper - June 28th, 2016

Jilly Gagnon, Choose Your Own Misery: The Office

Jilly Gagnon, Choose Your Own MiseryYou have endless choices... but few real options. 

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Jilly Gagnon has contributed to NewsweekMcSweeney's Internet Tendency, Vanity Fair, the Huffington Post, the Onion, and regularly in Boston's Weekly Dig, where she s a columnist. As the writer for a safari company, Jilly dreams of exotic adventures and high drama. Mostly it's full of counting down the minutes until the next coffee break. Underworked but still unable to leave before the stroke of 5:30, Jilly is well-versed in the inanities that make up much of office life. And she's always hoping no one's really paying attention to her computer screen, where she's working on documenting her own misery for adventure stories.

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ISBN: 9781626819245
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Published: Diversion Books - January 26th, 2016

Dan Cluchey, The Life of the World to Come

Dan Cluchey, The Life of the WorldLeo Brice is dead, in a sense (not the traditional one). When the neurotic law student meets his cosmic match in Fiona Haeberle, an impulsive spirit and burgeoning soap star, all seems well -- the two fall fast in love, and spend three years navigating their twenties in wide-eyed wonder. But once the fantastical woman who had defined his future bolts to pursue a fantasy life of her own, Leo is forced to come to terms with a reality that more closely resembles an epilogue than the story he'd hoped it might be.

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Dan Cluchey is a native of Portland, Maine, and a former Obama administration speechwriter and advisor. During his time in Washington, he wrote hundreds of speeches and op-eds on behalf of a number of senior leaders throughout the administration, covering topics ranging from health care reform to international trade. A graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School, Dan is a member of the New York Bar, although he continues to not practice law. He lives in New Haven, CT, and The Life of the World to Come is the first piece of fiction he has written.

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ISBN: 9781250077165
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 28th, 2016

Thomas O'Malley and Douglas Purdy, We Were Kings

Thomas O'Malley, Douglas Purdy, We Were KingsIn 1950's Boston, the Irish Republican Army is running guns and killing witnesses. Cal and Dante are committed to stopping them.

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Thomas O'Malley was raised in Ireland and England. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and currently teaches on the faculty of creative writing at Dartmouth College. He is the author of the novels In the Province of Saints and This Magnificent Desolation. He lives in the Boston area.

Douglas Graham Purdy grew up in the Boston area. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston and currently works in Film & Media Studies at MIT.

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Published: Mulholland Books - June 21st, 2016

N.S. Dolkart, Silent Hall

N.S. Dolkart, Silent HallFive refugees from a plague-stricken island cross the continent searching for answers. Instead they find Psander, a wizard whose fortress is invisible to the gods, and who is willing to sacrifice anything -- and anyone -- to keep the knowledge of the wizards safe. 

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N.S. Dolkart is a graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. By day, he leads activities in a nonprofit nursing home in Waltham; in the evenings he cooks with his wife and plays with their two children, and only late at night does he write his tales of magic and Godhood. He doesn’t sleep much. Silent Hall is his first novel.

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Published: Angry Robot - June 7th, 2016

Meg Little Reilly, We Are Unprepared

We Are Unprepared is a novel about the next big storm, the one that changes our relationship to nature and each otherthe superstorm that threatens to destroy a marriage, a rural Vermont town and the Eastern Seaboard when it hits. But the destruction begins months earlier, when fear infects people's lives and spreads like a plague. 

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Published: Mira Books - August 30th, 2016

Molly Gloss and Gwenda Bond

Molly Gloss, Falling from Horses, & Gwenda Bond, Double Down"A beautiful, moving novel, cut from the American heartwood." -- Ursula K. Le Guin, author of Lavinia and The Unreal and the Real 

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ISBN: 9780544484030
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Published: Mariner Books - May 5th, 2015

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ISBN: 9781630790387
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Published: Switch Press - May 2016

Paula Whyman, You May See a Stranger, with Joanna Rakoff

Paula Whyman, You May See a Stranger

Paula Whyman has published stories in Ploughshares, McSweeney’s Quarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other literary journals. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. A native of Washington, D.C., she now lives in Maryland.

Joanna Rakoff’s novel A Fortunate Age won the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers and the Elle Readers’ Prize, and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and a San Francisco Chronicle best seller. She has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, and other publications. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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ISBN: 9780810133532
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Published: Triquarterly - May 15th, 2016

Kanan Makiya, The Rope

From the best-selling author of Republic of Fear, here is a gritty and unflinching novel about Iraqi failure in the wake of the 2003 American invasion, as seen through the eyes of a Shiite militiaman whose participation in the execution of Saddam Hussein changes his life in ways he could never have anticipated. 

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ISBN: 9781101870471
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Published: Pantheon - March 15th, 2016

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