Fiction

Birthday

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Birthday: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250129833
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 21st, 2019

 

Birthday follows best-friends-from-birth Eric and Morgan over the course of their joint birthdays from ages thirteen to eighteen. It feels viscerally real as it faces issues such as homophobia and transphobia in the south, family tension, and the struggles of growing up in a poor rural area.

April


The Last Days of Night

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780812988925
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 23rd, 2017

 

Before Apple was sued by Samsung over smartphones, before Microsoft was accused of having a monopoly in software, before Theodore Rosevelt broke up any of the large trusts, Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse went to court over who would light up America.

John


American Hippo

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American Hippo: River of Teeth, Taste of Marrow, and New Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250176431
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Published: Tor.com - May 22nd, 2018

 

Take the gritty lawlessness of a western, combine it with vicious hippos that can and will snap a person in half with their giant jaws, then make everyone queer. That might give you an idea of what you're in for with American Hippo, but I don't think anything can really prepare you. Pick it up, and experience the delightful and bloody madness for yourself.

 

Shana


Die

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Die Volume 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781534312708
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Published: Image Comics - June 11th, 2019

 

D&D meets Jumanji in the biggest comic of 2019. As with all of Kieron Gillen's books, the characters and their humanity are what drives this, even amongst such a high-concept premise. And Stephanie Hans' artwork will take your breath away. This one is a game changer.

Caleb


Night at the Fiestas

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Night at the Fiestas: Stories Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393352214
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 7th, 2016

 

Roxane Gay called this collection "outstanding" and "nearly flawless," so that should tell you something.  The writing is beautiful, and each story so emotionally intense I had to take breaks while reading. Quade's strong and scrappy characters face their troubled lives with heart and tenacity in rural New Mexico.

Catherine, Writer in Residence Adult


The Silk Road

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The Silk Road: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555978297
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 5th, 2019

 

A post-apocalyptic dream song sung in a labyrinth, this is another brilliant novel from Davis. The prose is so beautiful and the images so rich that the reader is drawn in so that "Reader" becomes as much of a character as the Botanist, the Ice Man & the Archivist. A mind trip in the best possible way. 

Josh


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