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Ducks, Newburyport

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ISBN: 9781771963077
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Published: Biblioasis - September 10th, 2019

 

In 2019's most ambitious novel Ellmann puts us in the mind of one of literature's most neglected characters; an average woman and mother doing her best in a world that respects neither women nor mothers. Rambunctiously political, tenderly personal, and profoundly humanist, Ellmann's simple respect for her protagonist's thoughts, feelings, faults, & successes is revolutionary. And on top of everything else in this towering achievement of a novel, you'll find yourself desperately rooting for a mountain lion.

Josh


Two Girls Down

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ISBN: 9780525433750
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Published: Anchor - January 8th, 2019

 

When two young sisters disappear from a strip mall parking lot, their mother hires a bounty hunter to help find them. Shut out by an overworked police department, Alex Vega enlists a disgraced former detective to help her. Perfect for mystery fans looking for a new gritty antihero to root for.

Rebecca


The Right Swipe

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ISBN: 9780062878090
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Published: Avon - August 6th, 2019

 

In this modern romance, we meet Rhiannon, a cynical dating app owner who has a magical night with former pro-football player Samson Lima. But then he ghosts her...only to re-appear months later as a business competitor. Ouch. Rai engages with current issues such as the #MeToo movement and CTE in the NFL, and she does so masterfully while still creating a fun and enjoyable read. 

April


The Refrigerator Monologues

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By Catherynne M. Valente, Annie Wu (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481459358
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 6th, 2018

 

It’s tough to be a woman, especially in a superhero world. They tend to be casualties to the storylines of men, and it’s so common there’s a name for it: women in refrigerators. Valente gives these women a voice and the chance to take their stories back and claim their own narrative. It’s brutal, brilliant, and beautiful and even knowing the stories can’t end well, you find yourself hoping maybe this one will be different. 

Shana


Deep River

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ISBN: 9780802125385
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - July 2nd, 2019

 

Karl Marlantes transports the reader to the early 1900’s in the Pacific Northwest and the early logging industry, through the story of the Koski family fresh from Finland -  and doesn’t let you go until the last of the 700 pages. He writes with such authority about logging, fishing, immigration, unions, women’s empowerment, and the environment at the time. The story is held together by the bonds of the Koski’s as they navigate through the hardships of life in a new country while maintaining their connection to their traditions and myths. This is a sprawling novel with richly drawn characters, so worth getting pulled into.  

Carol


Once Upon a River

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ISBN: 9780743298087
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - July 2nd, 2019

 

A little dark, a little spooky, and just as winding as the river that was the inspiration. A well crafted story with characters that run the gamut from serene and innocent to really creepy. A good way to start the fall season if you like a little chill.  

Stacey


Tiger vs. Nightmare

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By Emily Tetri, Emily Tetri (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781626725355
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Published: First Second - November 6th, 2018

 

Nightmares are bad, but Tiger doesn’t have to worry about that. The Monster under her bed is her best friend and scares them all away. Until one comes that’s so big and scary that even Monster is frightened. Only friendship and teamwork can save the day now!

Shana


Frankly in Love

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ISBN: 9781984812209
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

 

Two friends know their traditional-minded parents won't approve of their non-Korean love interests, so they pretend to date each other to take the heat off. What could go wrong? What seems like a simple premise is the vehicle for a hilarious, moving, and surprising exploration of growing up second generation American, realizing your parents are only human, and finding yourself along the way. With its playful use of language and relatable characters, this book is frankly easy to fall in love with.

Leila


The Downstairs Girl

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ISBN: 9781524740955
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 13th, 2019

 

Atlanta, 1890. By day, Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid. By night, she writes a newspaper advice column under the name Miss Sweetie. But when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender, she isn't prepared for the backlash. Rich with historical detail and a compelling heroine. Stacey Lee is one of the best YA historical fiction authors writing today!

Rebecca


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