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The Mars Room

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$21.60
ISBN: 9781476756554
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 1st, 2018

 

If you're a fan of the Netflix shows Orange is the New Black or Manhunt then you'll love this book. Kushner's characters are all related to the justice system, and most of them are on the wrong side of it. But that doesn't make them bad people. This is a gritty portrait of people who are down on their luck

Heather


The Best Cook in the World

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$23.16
ISBN: 9781400040414
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 24th, 2018

 

All the best recipes have stories behind them. This is a book of beautifully crafted storytelling, both hilarious and poignant, that will set your mouth watering. A wonderful tribute to those who have filled us and enriched our lives with love and good food. Simultaneously one of the best cookbooks and memoirs I have ever read.

 

Matthew


The Future is History

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$22.40
ISBN: 9781594634536
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 3rd, 2017

 

This work of nonfiction reads like a compelling novel where Masha follows the lives of young people just old enough to remember the fall of the USSR. Their stories intertwine with those of their parents and grandparents showing the generational disconnect and the obstacles it presents. Through interviews and impressive research Masha shares the truth behind the iron curtain and what happened after it was rent in two.

Cissa


Black Sunset

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Black Sunset: Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal and Raging Egos Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781593766573
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Published: Soft Skull Press - December 13th, 2016

 

Novelist (Going Away) Sigal was a Hollywood talent agent and secret communist in the blacklist-plagued 1950s. An outrageously entertaining, naming-names memoir (with a ration of b.s. too...sweetheart, whaddya expect, he's an agent!), What Makes Sammy Run meets L.A. Confidential. The cover should be a lot more lurid!

 

Gary


The Waters and the Wild

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$24.30
ISBN: 9780812989540
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Published: Random House - April 3rd, 2018

 

This is a "thriller" in that it begins with a death that takes the entire book to unravel, but it is much more literary, philosophical & poetic than I think of a typical thriller to be. It is introspective & thoughtful, told largely through letters, & Harrison's prose is as much a driver of the book's appeal as the plot itself. I found myself getting lost in the language and his philosophical digressions, only to be drawn back to the central mystery and its surprising resolution.

 

David


Space Opera

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$15.99
ISBN: 9781481497497
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Published: Saga Press - April 10th, 2018

 

Decibel Jones and the Absolute Zeroes must perform in a galaxy-wide battle of the bands to prove their sentience through the power of glamrock and keep humanity from being demolished. Too bad they're down a member and the two remaining can't stand each other. Life is beautiful, and life is stupid, and this book is a glorious celebration of both.

Shana


Circe

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$21.60
ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

 

Miller follows up her brilliant Song of Achilles with the story of Circe, goddess, banished daughter of Helios, lover of Odysseus, and a witch. The lyrical writing and complex characters will capture you and the thousand-year span of this story will fly by. If you’re looking for a page-turning literary read, this for you.

Marika


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