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The Crossing Places

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780547386065
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Published: Mariner Books - September 28th, 2010

The Crossing Places: When bones are found near her house, forensic archeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway is called in to help the police. She becomes enmeshed in the search for two missing girls and continues to get entangled with police investigations throughout the series. This series has revitalized my reading life; I can't put them down. 

April


The Boy in the Field

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062946393
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Published: Harper - August 11th, 2020

Once again Margot Livesey (Mercury, The Flight of Gemma Hardy) soars with her latest novel, The Boy in the Field. Lyrically written with her usual elegant prose, this book, ostensibly a mystery, is far more than that; it’s literary fiction at its best with subtle twists and turns of plot and characters who strive to understand the ways of the world.

Nathan


Transcendent Kingdom

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ISBN: 9780525658184
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Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

It's nothing new to say that a book is the book we need right now, but Transcendent Kingdom is the book we need right now. Narrator Gifty is both eloquently observant and clinical as she recounts the struggle of her Ghanaian immigrant family to survive in America while being Black, while being poor, while facing addiction and depression and tragedy. But she still finds hope.

Meaghan


Pink Mountain on Locust Island

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ISBN: 9781566895941
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 8th, 2020

I can never remember the exact title of this book but I'm not likely to forget the riveting characters anytime soon. They're flawed and fascinating, and even their most mundane actions are compelling. A perfect crossover title (Lau was only a teenager when she wrote it, which makes me want to scream), this one is full of the kind of lines that deserve to be written in fancy script all over your wall.

 

Caleb


Hangsaman

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By Shirley Jackson, Francine Prose (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780143107040
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Published: Penguin Classics - June 25th, 2013

In this novel, seventeen-year-old Natalie Waite embarks on her first semester of college. She is an interesting character with a lot of demons that may or may not be figurative, she doesn’t quite know either. Littered with existential spiels and a constant feeling of unease, Shirley Jackson perfectly executed the hard to swallow truth that sometimes the scariest place is simply one’s mind.

 

Hannah


Punching the Air

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ISBN: 9780062996480
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

This powerful and moving novel in verse by Ibi Zoboi, written in collaboration with Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five, portrays the deep losses of those betrayed by our justice system.


Beetle and the Hollowbones

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By Aliza Layne, Aliza Layne (Illustrator), Kristen Acampora (Colorist), Natalie Riess (Colorist)
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ISBN: 9781534441545
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

SO CUTE. Lots of ghoulies, skeletons, love, and adorable illustrations. Also there's a brief glimpse of a pumpkin headed bookseller who stole my heart.

Stacey


Kiki's Delivery Service

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By Eiko Kadono, Emily Balistrieri (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781984896667
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

Kiki's Delivery Service is a classic for all those who love Hiyao Miyazaki films and this is the story that inspired the film. Kiki is such a delight and I don't know about you, but a whimsical story about a witch who travels to the seaside village of Koriko whilst forging new friendships is the kind of content that 2020 needs right now. Plus, there is a black cat, Jiji, who steals the scene.

Sinny


The Line Tender

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ISBN: 9780735231610
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Published: Puffin Books - April 21st, 2020

If you know or have ever been a townie in a New England seaside town, this book will feel like home, like riding your bike through the warm twilight of summer. Even if you've hardly left Boston, this book will sweep you up and break your heart and then put the pieces back together with tape and bits of string. Kate Allen's writing is both lyrical and straightforward, mature and yet captures the enthusiasm and confusion of being thirteen. 

Meaghan


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