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A Girl is a Body of Water

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781951142049
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Published: Tin House Books - September 1st, 2020

Makumbi writes small stories that somehow encompass the entire world, turning the story of one one woman into an x-ray revealing the bones of society. Broken bones. Healed bones. Brittle bones. Strong bones. Powerful and wise, A Girl is a Body of Water is like a long conversation with an elder; the struggle of life is no less difficult at the end, but you feel you understand it more and can struggle better tomorrow.

Josh


Where the Wild Ladies Are

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By Aoko Matsuda, Polly Barton (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593766900
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Published: Soft Skull - October 20th, 2020

Enthralling, smart, and relatable, these stories offer commentary on society, gender, and power...and feature ghosts. Each story in this book is a retelling of a traditional Japanese ghost tale. A thin thread connects them, growing gradually stronger until the end, making this a superb choice for those novel-enthusiasts looking to try more short stories.

Marika


Fangs

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781524860677
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 1st, 2020

What are the holidays but a time for spooks? A Christmas Carol came out of the English tradition of ghost stories at Christmas, and I for one think we should bring that back. Fangs might not raise the hairs on your neck, but this endearing story about the love between a vampire and a werewolf will warm your heart. 

Meaghan


At the Lucky Hand

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By Goran Petrovic, Peter Agnone (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646050147
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - November 10th, 2020

Pushing the idea of a "community of readers" to fantastical and fascinating extremes and bending it around a classic story of separated lovers and hopeless romantics, At the Lucky hand is like Shadow of the Wind told through the lens of playful deconstruction. It is a book lover's book that celebrates what we share in books, while wondering at all the ways we can love through them.

Josh


A Certain Hunger

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781951213145
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Published: Unnamed Press - December 8th, 2020

Food critic Dorothy Daniels wants good food and good sex, and she will go to whatever lengths she needs in order to get it. She is, after all, a psychopath. At once a critique of the food industry and a criminal's account, A Certain Hunger is a stunning feminist page-turner. With it's devious protagonist and delectable prose, this novel will devour you.

Marika


When No One Is Watching

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062982650
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 1st, 2020

Sydney's historically Black Brooklyn neighborhood seems to be changing before her eyes as "For Sale" signs pop up, and her neighbors start moving out without a word. But as Sydney does a deep dive for the history tour of the neighborhood that she's developing, she discovers that not everything is as it seems. This psychological thriller about gentrification is the book you need to be reading right now. It made my skin crawl and left me astounded at Cole's inventiveness and insightfulness. (And in true Alyssa Cole form, there is romance too.) 

April


Earth Almanac

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By Ken Keffer, Jeremy Collins (Illustrator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781680512823
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Published: Skipstone Press - March 23rd, 2020

I've been reading this day-by-day since it came out in April. Each season, month, and day offers its own small but fascinating insight into the natural world. It's been such a balm to be able to mark 2020 in moments of wonder instead of just dates. Plus, it's full of beautiful illustrations by Jeremy Collins, one of my favorite artists to follow (@jer.collins on instagram!). A great gift for the nature-lover in your life!

Kate


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