Adults 4/21


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Popisho: A Novel By Leone Ross Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374602451
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 20th, 2021

This is a unique novel. In Popisho, every character has a magical element, or a "cors". Some people can flavor food or change paint colors with their hands, and others have extra body parts. Taking place over a few days, Popisho tells the story of an island community preparing for the wedding of the governor's daughter, and dealing with their own issues.


The Empress of Salt and Fortune

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The Empress of Salt and Fortune (The Singing Hills Cycle #1) By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
ISBN: 9781250750303
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Published: Tordotcom - March 24th, 2020

A young royal sent south for a political marriage must choose her allies carefully. When a new handmaiden is assigned to the isolated empress, she realizes there is much more to her than meets the eye... This incisive fantasy novella will stab you in the heart only to leave you yearning for more. (Luckily, there's a sequel!)


I Hate Running and You Can Too

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I Hate Running and You Can Too: How to Get Started, Keep Going, and Make Sense of an Irrational Passion By Brendan Leonard Cover Image
ISBN: 9781579659882
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Published: Artisan - March 16th, 2021

Humorous, insightful, and strangely motivating, this short book, illustrated with laugh-inducing Semi-Rad charts, will inspire you to get out for a run...even if you're reading the book to procrastinate from running.  A great gift for runners, non-runners, and those who hate running!


Mike Nichols: A Life

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Mike Nichols: A Life By Mark Harris Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399562242
Published: Penguin Press - February 2nd, 2021

Those who enjoy reading Show Biz biographies are in for a treat. Mike Nichols: A Life by Mark Harris is a well-written, researched and engaging biography of a colorful, unique and fascinating character.  Winner of an Oscar, eight Tony Awards, two Emmys, Mike Nichols was a man of many talents – acting, producing, directing; he was a consummate professional and beloved by those he worked with including: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Elaine May, Elizabeth Taylor, Dustin Hoffman, Whoopi Goldberg, et al.


Between Two Kingdoms

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Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted By Suleika Jaouad Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399588587
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Published: Random House - February 9th, 2021

Joauad’s memoir is a primer for all of us slowly emerging from lockdown.  Her young life was abruptly interrupted in her early 20’s when she received a devastating diagnosis followed by 3 and a half years of isolating treatment. Her very brave battle continued after her release from hospital as she took stock of what she’d lost, who she had become, and how to live again. You won’t be able to put this down.

The Survivors

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The Survivors: A Novel By Jane Harper Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250232427
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 2nd, 2021

Jane Harper is back with another atmospheric suspense novel set on the Tasmanian coast. Kieran Elliott's life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge. A sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never washed away... Jane Harper makes the setting and characters come alive so vividly you feel like you live in Evelyn Bay. Perfect for fans of Tana French.


First Become Ashes

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First, Become Ashes By K.M. Szpara Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250216182
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Published: Tordotcom - April 6th, 2021

Lark has spent his life raised to believe that on his 25th birthday he will journey into the world to slay monsters and save the human race. However, three months before he’s supposed to do this, his home is raided by Federal Agents, who claim magic isn’t real, and that he has been in a cult this whole time. A fantastic story about trauma, healing, magic, and belief, this book had me questioning what was real and what was a lie. 

CW: Explicit sadomasochism and sexual content, as well as abuse and consent violations, including rape.


A Little Devil in America

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A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984801197
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Published: Random House - March 30th, 2021

Another absolutely essential read from Hanif Abdurraqib! Like They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, this is a keen insight into pop culture that is part history, part memoir, but with a tighter focus, one that celebrates Black performance. As always, Hanif puts on a master class on empathy, something we could all use more of.



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