2017 Pick of the Year

Hortense and the Shadow

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780316440790
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 7th, 2017

I've been following the O'Hara sisters on Instagram for over a year while I anxiously waited to read this book. I wasn't disappointed when I finally held a copy! The illustrations are simultaneously luminescent and dark, and the story of little Hortense who's afraid of her shadow is endearing.

Heather


The Education of Margot Sanchez

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781481472111
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 21st, 2017

After a round of overspending on the parental credit card, Margot has to spend the summer working in her dad's Bronx supermarket, a different world from the fancy private school where she always feels like an outsider.

Sarah


On a Magical Do-Nothing Day

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062657602
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Published: HarperCollins - September 12th, 2017

When a child is thrown out of the house by their mother, they have no choice but to explore. What starts off as a do-nothing day turns into everyday magic as they explore. The illustrations are full of depth, detail, and flashes of surprising color.

Marika


Confessions of a Heretic

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781910749128
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Published: Notting Hill Editions - March 28th, 2017

A delightfully controversial book, there is much here to chew on. Witty, thoughtful, and occasionally funny, Scruton's insight is both timely and timeless in a world where sometimes we just need to slow down and look.

Matthew


The Dry

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$12.79
ISBN: 9781250105622
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 2nd, 2018

It's hot. So hot. And dry. Everything is dying. Gardens, farms, livestock.  Tensions are running high in this small Outback town.  You can feel it as you read. Then there is a terrible killing and past events are resurrected, dividing the town further.  The Dry is a bestselling stand alone mystery in Australia and Europe, set in the Australian draught of the 1980's. If you're not looking forward to cooler weather, this will definitely raise the temperature.

Susannah


1Q84

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$14.40
ISBN: 9780307476463
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Published: Vintage - January 22nd, 2013

The novel unfurls into a twisting mass of parallel lives and fated occurrences. Just when the reader believes they are finally on the path of truth, Murakami masterfully unearths new connections and twists, keeping you on your toes. As with the characters, the reader finds themselves falling into a new world and back again, making each person reconsider the reality around them.

Cissa


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