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Lady’s Guide to Petticoats & Piracy

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780062795328
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 2nd, 2018

 

This is the 18th-century women-in-science pirate girl gang you've always dreamed of, tearing down ideas of patriarchy and colonialism as they swashbuckle their way across Europe and the Atlantic. Felicity is fierce, funny, and whip-smart. I didn't think I could love a book as much as Gentleman's Guide, but this one is just as good--and it's a companion novel, so you can pick this one up even if you haven't read the first one yet!

Kate


Dreadnought

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781682300688
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Published: Diversion Books - January 24th, 2017

 

Danny has two problems--no one knows she's transgender, and she just inherited the powers of the world's greatest superhero--which also transformed her into a body that matches her gender identity. I couldn't stop reading and picked up the second book immediately.

April


Swing

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ISBN: 9780310761914
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Published: Blink - October 2nd, 2018

 

Alexander (along with Mary Rand Hess) has done it again! Swing is a coming-of-age tale that feels accessible and urgent. Covering everything from baseball to high school romance, jazz to heartbreak, Swing tells the story of two best friends longing to express themselves. Their path to becoming seen might not always feel straightforward, but what does in high school?

Caleb


Dinner at the Center of the Earth

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$13.56
ISBN: 9780525434047
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Published: Vintage - September 4th, 2018

 

If you've read Englander before prepare to be surprised - the writing is brilliant as usual, but unlike his previous work it's plot-driven and quite political - practically a thriller. As in his other work, the characters in the story struggle with empathy and conscience and moral ambiguity, but this time in a novel of today's Israel-Palestine with spies and generals and double crossing and informants. A compelling, non-stop read.

David


The Mars Room

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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


Go, Went, Gone

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By Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780811225946
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - September 26th, 2017

 

Superior writing about a retired professor from East Berlin who unwittingly befriends homeless African refugees. Subtle layering of ancient and recent history, politics and cultures. All delivered in quite gestures and conversations. Outstanding reviews from across the globe. Book group gold.

Molly


The Sparsholt Affair

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ISBN: 9781101874561
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Published: Knopf - March 13th, 2018

 

This alluring new novel by Man Booker Prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst weaves a complex story of family, friendship and scandal, beginning in 1940’s Oxford, and proceeding forward into the present day. Exploring the social and sexual revolutions of the decades, this dazzling novel is written with grace, precision and passion.

Nathan


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