Fiction

Dreadnought

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781682300688
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Published: Diversion Books - January 24th, 2017

 

Danny has two problems--no one knows she's transgender, and she just inherited the powers of the world's greatest superhero--which also transformed her into a body that matches her gender identity. I couldn't stop reading and picked up the second book immediately.

April


Dinner at the Center of the Earth

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781524732738
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Knopf - 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.

 

David


The Plains

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By Gerald Murnane, Ben Lerner (Introduction by)
$16.95
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.

 

Matthew


Chemistry

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$16.00
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.  

Marika


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