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Portrait of a Thief

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Portrait of a Thief: A Novel By Grace D. Li Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593184738
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Published: Tiny Reparations Books - April 5th, 2022

Portrait of a Thief is the heist novel with a marvelous and dynamic all-Asian cast that will make you laugh and cry, with stakes that will keep your hands (pleasantly) sweating and your heart racing an unsteady beat. Don't believe me? Weike Wang, author of Chemistry, calls it a "slick, dazzling" read.

Cindy


Private Label

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Private Label By Kelly Yang Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062941107
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 31st, 2022

Kelly Yang's Private Label is a brilliant contemplation of what becomes of dreams once disaster strikes. Following two Chinese American teenagers who seem to be from entirely different universes--assured fashion designer Serene and new kid on the block Lian--Yang weaves a gripping YA tale that ultimately discusses how worlds can fall apart and slowly be put back together again with the help of unlikely friendships (and maybe something more).

Cindy


Grendel

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Grendel By John Gardner Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679723110
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Published: Vintage - May 14th, 1989

What does it mean to be a monster? In this retelling of Beowulf from Grendel’s POV, we find the creature searching for meaning in a world that never wanted him. Through conversations with dragons and his secretive observations through the roof of the great hall, Grendel tries to determine the meaning of life, if there even is one.                   
Dave
 


Civilwarland in Bad Decline

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CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella By George Saunders, Joshua Ferris (Introduction by) Cover Image
By George Saunders, Joshua Ferris (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780812987683
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 26th, 2016

 

Before George Saunders was a genius minted by the MacArthur Fellowship folks, and the recipient of the Booker Prize for his first novel, he wrote this book of genuinely delightful, weird, tender stories. In terms of short story writers, Saunders has become American royalty. But this is him as a debut author, in what might be his wildest form.

Dave


You Deserve Each Other

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You Deserve Each Other By Sarah Hogle Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593085424
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 7th, 2020

 

Naomi and Nicholas are the lovey dovey fiances everyone's jealous of. But they're both burdened by an earth-shattering secret...they actually despise one another. With the wedding coming hot at their heels, It's too late to back out, though neither of them wants to tank the cost of their wedding by calling it quits. Suddenly, their "happily ever after" becomes a battle of wills: who's going to outlast the other in this crumbling relationship? Full of hilarious dialogue and trickery to last a lifetime, Sarah Hogle's debut You Deserve Each Other is the unconventional lovers-to-enemies-to-??? rom-com you didn't know you needed.

Cindy


The Tiny Upward Shove

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A Tiny Upward Shove: A Novel By Melissa Chadburn Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374277758
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 12th, 2022

 

If you're looking for new, unique, and diverse writing that is reminiscent of authors like Mona Awad, Cat Valente, and Carmen Maria Machado, this book is an ideal read for you! Chadburn's Filipino heritage lends a heavy filter to the narrative, which follows the too-short life of a woman cast out by society and transformed by death into an agent of justice--or mercy. Murdered by a serial killer, Marina Salles' life doesn't end the day she wakes up dead. Transformed into a monster from myth, she has nine days to decide whether to enact revenge.

Engel


The Dream of Reason

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The Dream of Reason By Jenny George Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781556595196
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 17th, 2018

 

Not all of these poems are about death, but a lot of them are. Likewise, not all of these poems are about pigs, but really truly A LOT of them are, and Jenny George treats both subjects with the care and close attention of someone who loves this world and all the things living and dying in it. Describing a pig, George writes: "All sleeping things are children."

Piera


The Hacienda

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The Hacienda By Isabel Cañas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593436691
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Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2022

 

If you enjoyed Mexican Gothic, you’re going to (lose it) over The Hacienda. Cañas has captured the eerie trapped feeling of a gothic with perfect skill and has crafted a vivid, gory, and terrifying story that you won’t be able to put down. This is the type of horror novel that keeps you up at night as its beautiful imagery creeps its way into your nightmares. And to top it all off, there’s a romance that will have you yelling “JUST KISS ALREADY” at the page

Katherine


Refuse to Be Done

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Refuse to Be Done: How to Write and Rewrite a Novel in Three Drafts By Matt Bell Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781641293419
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Published: Soho Press - March 8th, 2022

I've read a ton of craft books. This is the first one about novel writing that fully acknowledges how messy a process it is, while also giving concrete steps to navigate the hard parts. Buried within these tips is a philosophy that the act of creation is in itself, beautiful. It hasn't left my desk since I finished it.

Dave


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