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Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery By Alan Bradley Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780385343497
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Published: Bantam - January 19th, 2010

With a main character reminiscent of Wednesday Addams and Eloise, this charming murder mystery is part humor, part chills, all heart. Flavia will win your favor and save the day.

Jennifer


The English Undertand Wood

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The English Understand Wool (Storybook ND Series) By Helen DeWitt Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9780811230070
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Published: New Directions - September 27th, 2022

What a strange delight! DeWitt is an absolute genius and this story of a brilliant young woman discovering she was raised by criminals (and then leaning into that discovery) is a great introduction to DeWitt's work. Throw in a delectable anti-authoritian streak and you have a fun and intelligent single-sitting read.

Josh


Mrs Caliban

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Mrs. Caliban By Rachel Ingalls, Rivka Galchen (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Rachel Ingalls, Rivka Galchen (Introduction by)
$11.16
ISBN: 9780811226691
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Published: New Directions - November 28th, 2017

What an absolute gem of a book! I'm so glad it's back in print and can get the love it deserves. Succinct, sincere, and utterly original, this short book has everything you didn't know you needed in your next read (a romance with a 6 ft 7 lizard man? yes).

Catherine


Front Country

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Front Country By Sara St. Antoine Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9781797215631
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 4th, 2022

When Ginny starts fixating on the hazards of climate change, her parents send her off to wilderness camp for a month. Ginny thinks someone's made a mistake, especially when it appears every other camper is a boy delinquent, but she finds out she has plenty to learn about the environment and about people.

Sarah


Leech

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Leech By Hiron Ennes Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9781250811189
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Published: Tordotcom - September 27th, 2022

This is just such a phenomenally well developed and frightening allegory about self and identity. Complex world building details add to a growing atmosphere of internal and external dystopia and dysphoria. The horror and violence end up cresting and create space - amazingly - for some hope. It's horror with a heart, and my heart loves it.

Stacey


Man Made Monsters

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Man Made Monsters By Andrea Rogers, Jeff Edwards (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Rogers, Jeff Edwards (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781646141791
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Published: Levine Querido - October 4th, 2022

A journey through decades as we follow one Cherokee family and the monsters they meet --or face or befriend or become. Each story feels like the perfect glimpse into a the life of each complex character. In turns haunting, heartfelt, and hopeful, this book is ideal for teen and adult readers alike.

Katherine


Dowry of Blood

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A Dowry of Blood By S. T. Gibson Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9780316501071
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Published: Redhook - October 4th, 2022

This is maybe the best follow up to Dracula I have ever read, and trust me when I say I have read a lot. Gothic and sensual and capital R Romantic, Gibson captures the cultural feeling of Dracula while fleshing out the three brides and giving us their dark and bloody story. Vampire fans will not want to miss out on this ravenous story swathed in romance.

Katherine


House of Hunger

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House of Hunger By Alexis Henderson Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9780593438466
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Published: Ace - September 27th, 2022

In Alexis Henderson’s newest Gothic horror, you’ll find vampires that are only slightly well-behaved, a feral yet fascinating court, and a quickly passionate romance that threatens to devour the thing the protagonist holds most dear: her life.

Engel


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