Fiction

The Women in the Castle

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The Women in the Castle: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062563668
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Published: William Morrow - March 28th, 2017

You will find this beautifully written historical novel quite different from other World War II fiction you may have read. Spanning the periods before, during and after the war, the women of the title - three widows of men who in different ways had resisted the Nazis - find themselves in a dilapidated castle, coming to terms with the very complicated moral and emotional choices they have been forced to make. Winner of the 2017 New England Book award for fiction.

David


New World

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New World: An Anthology of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Cover Image
By C. Spike Trotman (Editor)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780970873170
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Published: Iron Circus Comics - April 18th, 2017

An exceptional sci-fi comics anthology about first contact, culture clash, and colonialism, from a small indie comics publisher, addressing issues of representation with uniquely fun anthologies. New Worlds is a standout, where new and established talents push the genre of science fiction to do what it does best: show us who we are and who we can aspire to be.

Alexander


Infomocracy

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Infomocracy: Book One of the Centenal Cycle Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765392367
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Published: Tor.com - August 8th, 2017

National borders have been eliminated in favor of centenals, geographical groupings of every 100,000 citizens who vote every ten years. The corporate party Heritage holds the majority, but the system may be upended by idealistic Policy1st--or warmongering Liberty, a party playing on old nationalist tensions. I have never been so fascinated by the innards of a fictional election. Complex and compelling.

Rebecca


The Accusation

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The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea Cover Image
By Bandi, Deborah Smith (Translator)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802126207
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Published: Grove Press - March 7th, 2017

North Korea...It is time to take sobering stock. Bandi (a cover name) has risked everything to tell the world about it in these smuggled stories. He implores: Reader! I beg you to read my words. The gifted writing and politics of the day make it a must read.

Molly


In the Distance

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894883
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 10th, 2017

Through the story of Hakan, a Swedish immigrant to the United States in the mid 1800s, Diaz meditates on the nature of impersonal landscape, explores a life of isolation, and tours through some of characters that carved the identity of the American West. This is a strange and brilliant version of historical fiction, twisting the genre into something unique. For fans of Cormac McCarthy and  Eleanor Catton's Booker Prize winning novel The Luminaries.

Josh


Wild Beauty

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781250124555
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 3rd, 2017

McLemore has been longlisted for the National Book Award, and her latest does not disappoint. The Nomeolvides women have tended the lush estate La Pradera for almost a century, but have also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But when a mysterious boy appears in the gardens, the sisters unearth secrets that lead them to question everything they know about La Pradera, and their own family. Haunting and beautifully written.

Rebecca


Trell

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780763692759
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 12th, 2017

15-year-old Trell has grown up knowing her father didn't commit the murder he's in prison for, and now she has the chance to work with a lawyer and a reporter to prove his innocence. Written by a Boston Globe reporter and based on his work investigating a cold case, this is perfect for aspiring journalists and activists.

Sarah


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