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I Will Never See the World Again

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By Ahmet Altan, Yasemin Congar (Translated by)
$12.79
ISBN: 9781590519929
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Published: Other Press - October 1st, 2019

 

Altan, one of contemporary Turkey’s most important writers, currently serving a life sentence on trumped up charges by Erdogan’s  brutish authoritarian regime, has written this profoundly moving prison memoir that ultimately is an expression of the triumph of the human spirit and imagination.

Dale


The Starless Sea

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$23.16
ISBN: 9780385541213
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Published: Doubleday - November 5th, 2019

 

The wait is over and Erin Morgenstern makes it totally worth it! The Starless Sea is a beautiful dream, full of disorienting emotion, literary touchstones, and secret societies. For anyone who liked The Night Circus or ever wanted to dive into that never-ending library from Beauty and the Beast, this is sure to be a treat. 

Caleb


Dunce

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$20.00
ISBN: 9781940696850
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Published: Wave Books - September 10th, 2019

 

Another gem from a criminally under-read poet. Ruefle has a way of tilting the world so ideas and images you thought you understood, start to slide off the table. Dunce is full of the wit, wisdom, and weirdness that makes Ruefle such an important poetic voice. 

Josh


Salt on Your Tongue

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ISBN: 9781786891198
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Published: Canongate Books - March 5th, 2019

 

Charlotte Runcie’s SALT ON YOUR TONGUE is an artfully woven tapestry of history, mythology, personal essay, and reflection that dives into the historical and literary ties between women and the sea. The book is framed by Runcie’s pregnancy with her first child and her own obsession with the ocean. As her child grows, Runcie visits the weathered seascapes and portside ruins of Scotland, while revisiting the importance of sirens, and fishwives, ancient saints, and seabirds. This book is a calm in the storm of womanhood, a peaceful place to contemplate all that that means. 

Meaghan


Lullabies for Little Criminals

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780062468475
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 5th, 2016

 

Twelve-year-old Baby, the daughter of a young heroin addict, lives mostly on the streets of Montreal. Her story is gritty, tender, funny, disturbing, and unexpectedly hopeful. Also, Baby’s voice is unlike anything else I’ve read.  A stunning coming-of-age novel.

Catherine, Writer in Residence for Adults


Strange Weather in Tokyo

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781640090163
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - November 14th, 2017

 

This book is seriously entertaining without anything ever happening. The story moves forward but you’re unsure of how or why. Tsukiko shuffles through life awkwardly, whilst Sensei lives with intention. Their paths cross in a bar one night and somehow they end up picking mushrooms in a mountain later. 

Sinny


Monster, She Wrote

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ISBN: 9781683691389
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Published: Quirk Books - September 17th, 2019

 

This is a great place to start if you're a horror lover looking for more authors to read. There are so many mentioned in this book, not just the big names. I appreciate the trigger warnings that accompany discussions of some works, as there are some topics you may want to know about ahead of time. A beautiful ode to women horror and speculative fiction writers (including pulp fiction!).

Stacey


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