Ship It

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ISBN: 9781368003131
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Published: Freeform - May 1st, 2018


This book was everything I was looking for and more. Fandoms? Check. Cute girlfriends? Check. Fanfiction? Check. Accepting parents trying to be cool and supportive? Check. Overall, this is just a fun and feel good read, perfect for summer.


Dinner at the Center of the Earth

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ISBN: 9781524732738
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 5th, 2017


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.



The Plains

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By Gerald Murnane, Ben Lerner (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781925355901
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Published: Text Publishing Company - April 18th, 2017


Here is a masterpiece of unusual substance. The author himself is a peculiar fellow (worth reading about), but this novel has been described as feeling "less like something you've read than something you've dreamed." It is just that. Haunting, mesmerizing prose that picks you up and leaves you suspended, making you care more about the aesthetic quest of the Australian plains than you ever dreamed possible. The Plains goes deep, exploring a world aesthetic, spiritual, and cosmic, all the while impossible to articulate.




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ISBN: 9780525432227
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018


Smart, surprising, quirky, humorous, and deeply emotional, this story of a PhD candidate in chemistry whose life is upended will resonate with readers who’ve had their own crisis. The short, snappy sections are perfect for reading in patches of sunshine- whether on the beach or during a stolen afternoon ice cream break.  



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ISBN: 9780544916128
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Published: Mariner Books - November 1st, 2016


This novel has been called haunting, poetic, complex, profound, lyrical – it’s a coming of age story under dark, disturbing and seemingly traumatic circumstances. However, this moody passionate novel shows how someone can survive abuse, trauma, and loss and emerge intact.




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ISBN: 9780062327192
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 14th, 2017


Willowdean Dickson, or Dumplin' as her mom calls her, is an unapologetic fat girl who wants to challenge the way we look at beauty--by entering the beauty pageant run by her mom. Willowdean is my winner for sure.



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