Adult 2/23

The Midnight Bargain

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The Midnight Bargain By C. L. Polk Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781645660293
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Published: Erewhon Books - December 7th, 2021

Bridgerton…but make it fantasy! Beatrice's family is on the brink of financial ruin, and the only way  to bring them back is to find a wealthy husband during this year's Bargaining Season. And while someone will surely agree to marry her, Beatrice isn't sure the payday is worth the price—her freedom to practice sorcery. Does she choose herself and her love of the magic within her? Or does she choose her family and their financial well-being? And what happens when she accidentally falls in love and gets a demon involved? For lovers of atmosphere, this one's got it in spades.
 

Meghan, Writer in Residence for Young Readers


The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

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The Secret Lives of Church Ladies By Deesha Philyaw Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781949199734
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Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020

Respectable, upstanding people on the surface; a tangle of complicated desires and messy choices underneath. From the biting “Instructions for Married Christian Husbands” to the epistolary “Dear Sister” – a letter from four sisters to a possible fifth after their father’s death – Deesha Philyaw has a knack for creating characters who feel like sisters and cousins, and zeroing in on their intimate truths in just a few pages.

Pia, Writer in Residence for Adults


Tin Man

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Tin Man: A Novel By Sarah Winman Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735218765
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 9th, 2019

Tin Man is a sparse and sort of lonely book, but it is filled to the brim with those quiet moments that over a lifetime add up to something quite big. Your heart will ache, but in a good way.

Kendall


Betye Saar: Serious Moonlight

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Betye Saar: Serious Moonlight By Betye Saar (Artist), Stephanie Seidel (Editor), Alex Gartenfeld (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Betye Saar (Artist), Stephanie Seidel (Editor), Alex Gartenfeld (Foreword by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9781636810362
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Published: Delmonico Books - September 20th, 2022

Betye Saar's body of work is just mindblowing. Her visual story-tellling and artistic talents are revolutionary, and I feel like she should receive much more recognition for her work. This particular collection, with its themes of the African Diaspora and the night sky, really just left me floored.

Stacey


Heaven Official's Blessing (Vol. 1)

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Heaven Official's Blessing: Tian Guan Ci Fu (Novel) Vol. 1 By Mo Xiang Tong Xiu, ZeldaCW (Illustrator), tai3_3 (Cover design or artwork by) Cover Image
By Mo Xiang Tong Xiu, ZeldaCW (Illustrator), tai3_3 (Cover design or artwork by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781648279171
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Published: Seven Seas - December 14th, 2021

Gay ghostbusters, but in a Chinese fantasy genre called xianxia. Martial artists develop magic & immortality to become cultivators, who battle demonic spirits. Xie Lian, an immortal hot mess, keeps getting thrown out of heaven, because the bureacracy there is wild. He's back on earth again, this time to investigate a string of disappearances with the help of a mysterious (and handsome) young man. Action-packed, funny as hell, and very gay. (Hint: if this is your first xianxia novel, read the appendix first!)

Murphy


Really Good, Actually

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Really Good, Actually: A Novel By Monica Heisey Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063235410
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Published: William Morrow - January 17th, 2023

Actually, this book is really F’ing great. It is funny as hell, smart, poignant, painful and relatable. There is nothing romantic about divorce, and Monica Heisey captures the messy search for meaning (and joy?) with hilarity and tenderness. Too bad this book wasn’t around years ago because some of us would have clutched it to their chest as they cried in a heap in their closet over their failed marriage (or any failure for that matter) and thanked God Monica came into their life and was now their BFF. But don’t you worry - even if you are one of those happy, well-adjusted, non-single people (goodie for you) you will still ADORE this book and not be able to put it down!

Babbie


To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness

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To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness By Robin Coste Lewis Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781524732585
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Published: Knopf - December 6th, 2022

In this breathtaking combination of photography and poetry Robin Coste Lewis again asks, what can we do with our history? Our past is the material for our future but only if we engage with it critically & creatively. Coste Lewis is doing powerful things with history, art, and poetry.

Josh


Brown Girl In the Ring

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Brown Girl in the Ring By Nalo Hopkinson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780446674331
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 1st, 1998

Who was the first Black woman to be named a "Grand Master" of sci-fi by the Sceince Fiction Writers of America? Nope, not Octavia Butler, but the lesseer-known Hopkinson who kicked off her literary career with this tale of Afro-Caribbean magic, women's herbal wisdom, the strains of motherhood, and the cycle of trauma, set in a post-apocalyptic Toronto. Slow-stewing but meaty.

Rachael


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