May 2020

Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices

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By S. K. Ali (Editor), Aisha Saeed (Editor), Iman Rasheed (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419740831
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 5th, 2020

An absolute delight! So charming, bright, and uplifting. Even when there’s some drama, there’s always hope. Love for family, friends, and celebration just make for a wonderful read. The illustrator Sara Alfageeh (@thefoofinator) is also local!

Stacey


Between the Rocks and the Stars

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ISBN: 9780826522757
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Published: Vanderbilt University Press - April 15th, 2020

Daubert’s new book is a collection of wonders. Each short chapter details the extraordinarily complex web of connections all forms of life have evolved to sustain themselves and reproduce, each more incredible than the next.

 

Dale


The Regrets

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780316516167
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - February 4th, 2020

The Regrets is the rom-com for those of us who hate rom-coms for being heartwarming and unrealistic. (Yes, there are ghosts in this book and still it's more realistic than your standard Meg Ryan fare.) Bonnaffons takes the set pieces of the New York romance and turns them into a prescient meditation on the nature of identity and the ways that romantic relationships can threaten one's sense of self. Also, and I can't stress this enough, there are ghosts.

 

Meaghan


Afterlife

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781643750255
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 7th, 2020

This beautifully written, uplifting novel is about the timely issue of immigration, and also about grief and uncertainty. It is a story told with kindness and hope. It is Julia Alvarez’s first book in fifteen years, and well worth the wait.

 

Robin


Supernova Era

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By Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781250306036
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Published: Tor Books - October 22nd, 2019

This book is one for the times! Cixin Liu has a way of making sci-fi really accessible and enjoyable for sci-fi beginners and fans alike. This book really delves into what it would look like if societies invested in our future in a real way. A world where adults have to prepare children what it takes to keep Earth functional and sustainable.

 

Sinny


Gilead

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ISBN: 9780312424404
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Published: Picador - January 10th, 2006

Gilead keeps coming up as beloved in this time of quarantine. Some friends are just discovering it and others re-reading it. If you are finding it hard to read and feeling unsettled, this beautiful book is, well, a balm. Obama loved Robinson's writing so much, he went to Iowa to interview her for the NY Review of Books, and awarded her the National Humanities Medal in 2012. A related book called Jack will be published in September 2020. 

 

Molly


HOW TO INVENT EVERYTHING

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ISBN: 9780735220157
Availability: On Order at the Warehouse
Published: Riverhead Books - September 17th, 2019

Feel like the end of the world? Fear not: with this handy (and hilarious) guide, you can completely rebuild civilization from scratch--and even take some shortcuts and avoid some of the missteps of our forebears. This book somehow manages to be a fascinating primer on science history and a witty page-turner. Essential reading for the post-apocalypse.

 

Kate


Paul is Dead

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ISBN: 9781534316294
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Published: Image Comics - June 9th, 2020

This is an absolute must for Beatles fans! I’ve read so many books on the “Paul Is Dead” conspiracy that I was hesitant when I saw this coming out, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a fresh twist, rooted in reality, but with plenty of nods to my favorite urban legend. As for the art, I dare you to find a more beautiful graphic novel; each page is a treat!

 

Caleb


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