Adults 2/21

We Keep the Dead Close

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ISBN: 9781538746837
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 10th, 2020


More than a true crime book, more than a memoir, Becky Cooper weaves a compelling and vivid portrait of an unsolved murder at Harvard and pulls together threads of misogyny, issues with academic culture, silencing at elite institutions, and the ways that we rewrite the stories of female victims. A striking portrait for fans of I'll Be Gone in the Dark


Mrs Murakami's Garden

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By Mario Bellatin, Heather Cleary (Translator)
ISBN: 9781646050291
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - December 22nd, 2020

Bellatin has a way of saying the loud part quietly so his stories light a long fuse in your brain that can crackle and spark for months before exploding. One never knows quite where to look or what to pay attention to as this slow story of art, identity, patriarchy, and cultural mores winds through the fall out of a critical essay a young woman writes about an art collector. Baffling, beautiful, & unique.


Milk Fed

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ISBN: 9781982142490
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Published: Scribner - February 2nd, 2021

Lush and weird, one bite of this book isn't enough- I had to binge it, and it was hard to find another book after that would feed my hunger for more. From the complexities of food and mother-daughter relationship, to questions of career, sex, and desire, Broder has created a deliciously weird, multiple-course masterpiece.


Reconstruction: Stories

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ISBN: 9781618731777
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Published: Small Beer Press - January 12th, 2021

This book is incredible. After each story, I had to stop and stare at a wall for at least 24 hours just processing until I could move on and read the next one. Several times I found myself forgetting that this was, in fact, a book of short stories and not a full length novel where I could spend all 256 pages in any one of Alaya Dawn Johnson's unique and engrossing worlds, and the first story, A Guide to Fruits of Hawai'i immediately captured my vampire loving heart. 



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