Adult 8/22

Happy Hour

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Happy Hour: A Novel By Marlowe Granados Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781839764011
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Published: Verso Fiction - September 7th, 2021

21-year-old Isa and her friend Gala embark on a season of hedonism and adventure in New York City, determined to reap the fruits of their youth, beauty, and charisma during one sweltering summer in the 2010’s. With little money, plentiful charm, and a biting wit, Isa’s bold and compelling voice cuts through with poignant observations on the glamorous coterie in which she precariously thrives. Happy Hour may be my Book of the Summer forever. Read it in August, on a hot, languid day with a cool and refreshing drink in hand, and fill yourself with the ebullient joy and youthful wisdom of its narrator.

Catherine


The Boys

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The Boys By Katie Hafner Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781954118058
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 26th, 2022

NYT called this book "a wonder of storytelling" and I couldn't come up with a better description. The narrative is touching, hilarious, and poignant, yet manages to raise deep and provocative questions about loneliness, parenting, and companionship. The story takes a turn in the middle that is so astounding, and so deftly handled, that you may feel compelled to go right back to the beginning - and the rest of the book floats on the brilliance of that device.

David


Tale for the Time Being

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A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143124870
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

One of my all-time favorite novels. It'll break your heart several times over, but when you reach the end? It feels so totally complete and well rounded - like a musical chord resolving. Several of us have read it across the years, and we all love it. It's such a well crafted story with such human and fallible characters.

Stacey


Yerba Buena

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Yerba Buena: A Novel By Nina LaCour Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250810465
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 31st, 2022

Yerba Buena, Nina LaCour's adult debut, takes her trademark emotional resonance and brings it to an adult audience. A breathtaking modern queer love story with stunning prose and realistic romance, about love, family, and dealing with our pasts. Will tug on your heartstrings.

April


Before She Disappeared

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Before She Disappeared: A Novel (A Frankie Elkin Novel #1) By Lisa Gardner Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524745073
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Published: Dutton - June 1st, 2021

Lisa Gardner writes fantastic Boston-based mysteries. Her latest series features Frankie Elkins, a recovering alcoholic with a talent for finding missing people, who takes on cases whether the police want her help or not.

Sarah


Carnality

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Carnality: A Novel By Lina Wolff, Frank Perry (Translated by) Cover Image
By Lina Wolff, Frank Perry (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781635420746
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Published: Other Press - July 19th, 2022

A Swedish journalist on a travel grant in Spain meets a stranger in a bar who believes a black market body organ harvesting firm is after his heart because they were hired by a nun on an underground reality show. Dark, absurd, occasionally malicious, and always brilliant, Carnality gives a new structure to understanding the burden of carrying your own body through life.

Josh


On Looking

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On Looking: A Walker's Guide to the Art of Observation By Alexandra Horowitz Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439191262
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Published: Scribner - April 15th, 2014

Horowitz takes a series of walks around her neighborhood accompanied by various experts: bug knowers, typeface designers, rockhounds; connoisseurs of sounds, spines, couches, crowds. How much can you learn about the world around you just by learning how to notice things?

Piera


Get a Life, Chloe Brown

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Get a Life, Chloe Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters #1) By Talia Hibbert Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062941206
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Published: Avon - November 5th, 2019

The first in the Brown Sisters trilogy, I read this book and then both sequels in three days because I just couldn’t put them down. Chloe Brown is sarcastic and relatable and ready to start living her life –which of course requires the help of her surly super with a heart of gold, Red Morgan. A high heat romance that’s enemies to lovers, some truly fantastic banter, and a conflict at the center of the story that felt real and understandable. The perfect book to take with you to the beach this August, and the perfect book for fans of Book Lovers.

Katherine


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