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Go, Went, Gone

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By Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811225946
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - September 26th, 2017

 

Superior writing about a retired professor from East Berlin who unwittingly befriends homeless African refugees. Subtle layering of ancient and recent history, politics and cultures. All delivered in quite gestures and conversations. Outstanding reviews from across the globe. Book group gold.

Molly


The Sparsholt Affair

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$28.95
ISBN: 9781101874561
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Published: Knopf - March 13th, 2018

 

This alluring new novel by Man Booker Prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst weaves a complex story of family, friendship and scandal, beginning in 1940’s Oxford, and proceeding forward into the present day. Exploring the social and sexual revolutions of the decades, this dazzling novel is written with grace, precision and passion.

Nathan


All Systems Red

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780765397539
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Published: Tor.com - May 2nd, 2017

 

The SecUnit who (secretly) refers to itself as "Murderbot" hacked its own governor module, so it could go rogue and kill all the humans if it wanted, but it would rather spend its time watching Sanctuary Moon. Unfortunately, its humans keep getting themselves into danger. Even more unfortunately, Murderbot actually finds itself caring about these humans. It's hard being a heartless killing machine when you have feelings.

Shana


Confessions of the Fox

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780399592270
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Published: One World - June 26th, 2018

 

One part sexy rogue’s tale, one part intellectual exploration of the nature of history, one part examination of how people are marginalized by the powerful, all wrapped up in a tale of frustrated love and surveillance, this wild novel wriggles through genres, tones, and themes like a Dickensian pickpocket disappearing into a crowded London street. You won’t read anything like it this year. One of my favorite books of 2018.

Josh


The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781250153708
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Published: First Second - July 17th, 2018

 

If you've listened to the podcast and want to see our hapless heroes' hijinks in a new format, this is for you! If you've never heard of The Adventure Zone but love beautifully-drawn graphic novels and lighthearted high fantasy adventures, this is definitely for you! I don't think I've ever found another story that made me feel this purely, laughingly happy the whole time I was reading it.

Ari


Hunger

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ISBN: 9780735212510
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 6th, 2018

 

Full disclosure, I was VERY into creepy and unsettling things as a child and the tragedy of the Donner party fell right into my wheelhouse. As an adult, this book was a fun mix of history and fiction all mixed with a deep feeling of disquiet that weighs on you throughout the entire book. It might not be the traditional Christmas ghost story, but it's still the perfect spooky winter read.

 

Cissa


Abbott

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By Saladin Ahmed, Sami Kivela (Illustrator), Jason Wordie (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684152452
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Published: BOOM! Studios - October 30th, 2018

 

Elena Abbott must contend with racism, sexism, and occult horror while she chases down a serial killer the police aren't pursuing. Only she can stop the murderer, but that's provided she survives. Beautiful art, superb storytelling, and fantastic characters. I had no idea how much I needed this comic until I picked it up.

 

Shana


Sleep of Memory

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By Patrick Modiano, Mark Polizzotti (Translated by)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780300238303
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Published: Yale University Press - October 16th, 2018

 

In this dreamy, moody novel, Nobel Prize winner for literature (2014) Patrick Modiano takes a backward glance - combing autobiography and fiction - to his youthful days in Paris, his unorthodox  childhood and his relationships with several mysterious women.  Nathan


Realm of Ruins

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ISBN: 9780823439867
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Published: Holiday House - December 4th, 2018

 

Realm of Ruins is as timely as it is timeless; though peppered with delightful hints of familiar fantasy classics, the world-building is utterly fresh and features the patriarchy-smashing heroine we all need. West's writing sings and makes for a perfect winter read. Check out the companion novel as well, out now in paperback!

Caleb


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