August 2018

My Solo Exchange Diary

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My Solo Exchange Diary Vol. 1 (My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness #2) By Nagata Kabi Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626928893
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Published: Seven Seas - June 5th, 2018


In this follow up to My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, the author struggles to break loose from her family's house and establish some sort of independence. Nagata's sometimes frenzied lines capture the internal stress of depression and loneliness and how they can take over your world. An important look at depression and the role of self-esteem that is both honest and accessible.


Bottom of the Sky

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Bottom of the Sky By Rodrigo Fresán, Will Vanderhyden (Translator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781940953786
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Published: Open Letter - April 3rd, 2018


One part meditation on the early days of science fiction and one part meditation on the course of life into death, Fresan’s novel is utterly unique. For the first 100 pages you’ll think “This isn’t sci fi,” then something will happen to make you say, “Oh, yeah it is,” and then you’ll settle into understanding this beautiful book is in a genre all its own.


Hope Never Dies

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Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery (Obama Biden Mysteries #1) By Andrew Shaffer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683690399
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Published: Quirk Books - July 10th, 2018


The dynamic duo we need! (Four more years?!) This hilarious caper finds Joe Biden feeling left out while his best friend Barack Obama vacations around the world with high-profile friends. But soon they're brought together while investigating the murder of an Amtrak train conductor. This book is perfectly corny and satirical. Thank you Andrew Shaffer!



Winter Tide

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Winter Tide (The Innsmouth Legacy #1) By Ruthanna Emrys Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765398086
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Because of how it is sold to us we cannot accept a return of this title.
Published: Tordotcom - June 12th, 2018


If you're into Lovecraft lore but aren't into bigotry and hate, this book is for you! Aphra Marsh doesn't like or trust the government after they raided her town and imprisoned her and her fellow Deep Ones, but helping her contact in the FBI is the only way to access the lost relics of her Innsmouth home, and possibly prevent a bigger disaster from befalling the entire country. Along the way, she learns she has more family than she knows. This book is beautifully weird.


The Kiss Quotient

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The Kiss Quotient By Helen Hoang Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451490803
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Published: Berkley - June 5th, 2018


A smart, sexy, adorable romance about an autistic woman who decides to get "good at sex" by hiring a male escort! This one convinced me to give the romance genre another try--so if you're not a romance fan, maybe it'll convince you too!


The Mercy Seat

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The Mercy Seat By Elizabeth H. Winthrop Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802128188
Published: Grove Press - May 8th, 2018


A quiet, powerful, and brilliant novel, based on the historical case of a black man wrongfully sentenced to death for rape in 1943 Mississippi. The entire story unfolds over a 12-hour period, with chapters alternately assuming the perspectives of a number of people with different relationships to its events - the defendant, his father, the prosecutor, the executioner, the priest, and many others. It is about both overt and subtle prejudice, reflexive vitriol, muted decency, and the profound ugliness and complexity of race in the Jim Crow south.



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