Adults 5/21

The Love Study

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781335943194
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Published: Carina Adores - September 29th, 2020

This romance novel is one of the queerest I've read, and considering my tastes, that's saying something. The romance is between a cis bisexual man and a genderqueer person. "Normal" relationships haven't historically worked for either of them, but they really like each other. The solution? They might have to actually communicate about their wants, needs, and past traumas. 

Shana


Legends of a Common Stream

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$22.95
ISBN: 9781625345813
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Published: Bright Leaf - April 30th, 2021

 

Mitchell returns to Beaver Brook and the environs of Scratch Flat, the setting for several of his earlier, perhaps best-known works, musing about the myths and legends from a wide range of global traditions that have connected peoples with the land. In passages of pure poetry he once again shows us we need look no further than our own backyard to rekindle that relationship with the natural world.

 

Dale


The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781982140168
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Published: 37 Ink - March 30th, 2021

 

Dawnie Walton’s debut novel is both timely and nostalgic, packed equally with wit and tension. Told in the form of snippets of interviews with main and side characters alike, Walton deftly uses skills gleaned from a career as a music journalist and LIFE magazine archivist to lift this story right off the page - by the end you’ll be shocked you can’t look up Opal’s old records.

Leila


The Ex Talk

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780593200124
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Published: Berkley - January 26th, 2021

 

The last thing public radio producer Shay wants to do is start a podcast with her insufferable work rival Dominic--by pretending to be exes doling out relationship advice, no less!--but when the alternative is unemployment, she grits her teeth and throws herself into the project. As the podcast takes off, Shay and Dominic must figure out how to navigate the lie about their past in an industry that values truth...just as unexpected sparks begin to fly. Solomon's debut romantic comedy is smart, sexy, and a whole lot of fun!

Rebecca


Written in the Stars

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780063000803
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Published: Avon - November 10th, 2020

 

We've got fake relationships and opposites attract romance in this delightful Sapphic romance. Tight-laced actuary Darcy Lowell is not going to let her brother set her up again after a disastrous first date with astrologer Elle Jones. But when she realizes dating Elle could get her brother off her back . . . she gets the idea to fake date her. Swoons ensue. If you like Boyfriend Material, this is a must-read.

April


The Conjure-man Dies

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By Rudolph Fisher, Stanley Ellin (Introduction by)
$15.99
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ISBN: 9780008216474
Published: Collins Crime Club - January 7th, 2021

 

Both smart and clever, this rich and entertaining mystery is an unjustly overlooked classic. Set in Harlem in the 1920s, and inspired by Golden Age of Mystery authors like Dorothy Sayers & Agatha Christie, The Conjure-Man Dies plays with mistaken identity, the person you least expect, locked rooms, and other tropes of the mystery genre.  A real tragedy we only got one Perry Dart & John Archer novel.

Josh


Floret Farm's Discovering Dahlias

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Floret Farm's Discovering Dahlias: A Guide to Growing and Arranging Magnificent Blooms (Floret Farms x Chronicle Books) Cover Image
By Erin Benzakein, Julie Chai (With), Chris Benzakein (By (photographer)), Jill Jorgensen (With)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452181752
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 9th, 2021

 

Dahlias are a trendy flower, but with so many different varieties, colors, and shapes, it's easy to see how incredible they are. This book is an excellent guide to planting, growing, and harvesting dahlias, with beautiful photos to boot. If you're local and are interested in planting from tubers in the future, be sure to check out the family-owned and operated FiveFork Farms in Upton, MA.

Heather


Kingdom of Liars

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781534437791
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - January 19th, 2021

 

Already torn through the Shadow & Bone tv series and hungry for something in the same vein? Have I got the pick for you! Kingdom of Liars has all the elemental powers, memory loss, and royal drama you need for an extremely fun fantasy series!

Caleb


The Low, Low Woods

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By Carmen Maria Machado, Dani (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781779504524
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Published: DC Comics - September 29th, 2020

 

This story follows two relatable and lovable queer best friends as they navigate through their cursed small town. Shudder-To-Think, Pennsylvania is crawling with skinless men, sinkhole women, deer woman hybrids, and much more that are lurking in the shadows. This is one of the most immersing and addicting horror worlds I’ve ever encountered, I didn’t want it to end.

Hannah


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