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The Regrets

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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.

 

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The Seep

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ISBN: 9781641290869
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Published: Soho Press - January 21st, 2020

 

What if the inevitable alien takeover happened not with a bang, but with a caress? The sweet caress of intoxicants, immortality, and easy access to everything you ever wanted. There’d be at least one person who found the whole “the world is perfect thing” utterly depressing, right? Meet Trina FastHorse Goldberg-Oneka. Her story is a funny, heartfelt ride.

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Ungrateful Refugee

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ISBN: 9781948226424
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Published: Catapult - September 3rd, 2019

 

A refugee who escaped Iran under threat of religious persecution in 1989, Dina Nayeri writes with lyricism and incredible clarity about the refugee experience. She weaves her own story in with those of fellow Iranian refugees, as well those waiting in the camps in Greece today to show the insidious power of Western privilege, the hopelessness of the asylum seeker, and to make the plea for dignity for the misplaced. A necessary read.

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Unnatural Magic

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ISBN: 9781984805843
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Published: Ace - November 5th, 2019

 

Part love story, part comedy of manners, part murder mystery, CM Waggoner’s debut novel is a story of magic that explores love, family, and gender in all their complexities. Onna Gebowa is a wizard of unparalleled talent searching for her place, the troll Tsira and her newfound human companion are on the hunt for the source of some mysterious troll murders, while navigating an increasingly dangerous world as a mixed race couple. This story is a heartfelt adventure, with a fascinating magic system to boot.

 

Meaghan


Pavi Sharma’s Guide to Going Home

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ISBN: 9780316491068
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

 

A foster child on track to finding her “forever home,” 12-year-old Pavi runs her own business (salary: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and school supplies) offering help and reconnaissance for fellow foster kids given placements with new families.When Pavi learns that a young girl at her old shelter, named Meridee, has been placed with Pavi’s first (horrible) foster family, she goes on a mission to make sure Meridee is safe, at all costs. This book provides visibility and empathy to children in the system who often receive neither, and provides lessons to readers about what it’s really like to be a friendless or endangered child.

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Salt on Your Tongue

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ISBN: 9781786891198
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Published: Canongate Books - March 5th, 2019

 

Charlotte Runcie’s SALT ON YOUR TONGUE is an artfully woven tapestry of history, mythology, personal essay, and reflection that dives into the historical and literary ties between women and the sea. The book is framed by Runcie’s pregnancy with her first child and her own obsession with the ocean. As her child grows, Runcie visits the weathered seascapes and portside ruins of Scotland, while revisiting the importance of sirens, and fishwives, ancient saints, and seabirds. This book is a calm in the storm of womanhood, a peaceful place to contemplate all that that means. 

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