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The Mars Room

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The Mars Room: A Novel Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9781476756554
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Published: Scribner - May 1st, 2018

 

If you're a fan of the Netflix shows Orange is the New Black or Manhunt then you'll love this book. Kushner's characters are all related to the justice system, and most of them are on the wrong side of it. But that doesn't make them bad people. This is a gritty portrait of people who are down on their luck.

Heather


Glamourie

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Alice Starmore's Glamourie (Calla Editions) Cover Image
By Alice Starmore, Jade Starmore (Photographer)
$60.00
ISBN: 9781606600832
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Published: Calla Editions - February 14th, 2018

 

This mother daughter project is more than just a book of knitting patterns. It’s a beautiful compilation of stories in the style of folk tales, and complex designs that are more costumes than sweaters. Gift this to the knitter, the loud dresser, or the lover of folklore in your life.

Heather


Little

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Little: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525534327
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 23rd, 2018

 

This historical novel about Madame Tussaud is dark and delightful. It's the story of a young girl who wends her way through the streets of Paris and the chaos of the French Revolution to become a skilled wax worker. Edward Carey's illustrations are equally eerie and fascinating. One of my favorite books of the year!

Heather


Hope Never Dies

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Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery (Obama Biden Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$14.99
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!

 

Heather


The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables

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The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables: The Enchanting Island that Inspired L. M. Montgomery Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781604697896
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Published: Timber Press - March 27th, 2018

 

Calling all kindred spirits! Catherine Reid writes about the landscape of Prince Edward Island, and how it shaped Lucy Maud Montgomery and her writing, particularly in Anne of Green Gables. Poetical and delightful!

Heather


The Mars Room

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The Mars Room: A Novel Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9781476756554
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - May 1st, 2018

 

If you're a fan of the Netflix shows Orange is the New Black or Manhunt then you'll love this book. Kushner's characters are all related to the justice system, and most of them are on the wrong side of it. But that doesn't make them bad people. This is a gritty portrait of people who are down on their luck

Heather


Winter

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Winter Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399563331
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Published: Penguin Press - January 23rd, 2018

 

Winter, the second book in the Seasons Quartet, continues in the same vein as Autumn with vignettes about items, events, and people Knausgaard encounters in the season. I found the essays in turns funny, endearing, and haunting. A few of my favorite essays are "Winter Sounds", "Guests", and "Winter Boots".

Heather


Hortense and the Shadow

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By Lauren O'Hara (By (artist)), Natalia O'Hara
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316440790
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 7th, 2017

I've been following the O'Hara sisters on Instagram for over a year while I anxiously waited to read this book. I wasn't disappointed when I finally held a copy! The illustrations are simultaneously luminescent and dark, and the story of little Hortense who's afraid of her shadow is endearing.

Heather


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