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The Eyes Are the Best Part By Monika Kim Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9781645661238
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Published: Erewhon Books - June 25th, 2024

Monika Kim crafts an unsettling and rage-filled piece where a young girl has a hunger for human eyes and a vengeance against her mom's new boyfriend.

- Kaliisha


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The Guncle Abroad By Steven Rowley Cover Image
$23.20
ISBN: 9780593540459
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 21st, 2024

This is not, sadly, about Gruncle Stan. - Stacey

- Connor


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Rainbow Black: A Novel By Maggie Thrash Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9780063286870
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 19th, 2024

Odd, unpredictable, and full of dark humor – just read the first page and you'll be hooked.

- Katie T


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Cross-Stitch By Jazmina Barrera, Christina Macsweeney (Translator) Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9781949641653
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Published: Two Lines Press - April 2nd, 2024

Known primarily for her essay and nonfiction work, Jazmina Barrera engages with the subject of embroidery in her debut novel to reveal both the brutality of womanhood and tenderness of female friendship over time.

- Katie H


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Mochi's Pugpyhood By Gemma Gené Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9781524876814
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 25th, 2022

"Do you like graphic novels? Do you like cuteness? Do you like puppies? Do you like shenanigans? Do you like pure unadulterated JOY?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, Mochi's Pugpyhood - a compilation of everyday adventures with a young woman and her adorable pug - is the perfect summer read for you!"

- Halle


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The Skunks By Fiona Warnick Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9781959030614
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Published: Tin House Books - May 7th, 2024

Once I picked up this book, I could not put it down or stop thinking about it! This unique story perfectly captures the feelings of summer after graduating, with all of its joys, challenges, and unknowns. I have never experienced a more relatable and comforting read, that also made me feel connected to skunks…

- Emma


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The God of Endings: A Novel By Jacqueline Holland Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9781250856784
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 26th, 2024

I always love a new, refreshing take on vampires, and Jacqueline Holland's version is both troubling and fascinating. Great for readers of Claire Kohda, The God of Endings is a story of love, family, and history, as seen through the eyes of an immortal woman.

- Engel


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Worry: A Novel By Alexandra Tanner Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9781668018613
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Published: Scribner - March 26th, 2024

This book reads like a car crash you can't take your eyes off of (complimentary). These characters are horrible people going through horrible things. Everything that can go wrong does, in fact, go wrong. And yet through the messiness of it all, Jules and Poppy's story feels so accurate and true-to-life... because sometimes life really is just full of WORRY. Alexandra Tanner's debut is sharp, witty, brilliant, and the kind of disastrous that I revel in.

- Cindy


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Bad Dreams in the Night By Adam Ellis Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781524887186
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - April 16th, 2024

Pure horrific delight, with beautiful and colorful artwork to haunt your dreams. An absolute must for any fan of the genre (and even if you're not, what the heck).

- Jen


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You Should Be So Lucky: A Novel By Cat Sebastian Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9780063272804
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Published: Avon - May 7th, 2024

It is impossible for me to fit how much I love this book into 100 words. It had me staying up until 2am and then immediately waking up my fiancé so I could yell about it. I've written four different reviews for it but it all comes down to this: You Should Be So Lucky is a slow burn historical romance, and it is also a story about rallying --about failure, and grief, and falling down. And then it's about getting back up, dusting yourself off, and rejoining the game.

- Katherine


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Red Handler By Johan Harstad, David Smith (Translator) Cover Image
By Johan Harstad, David Smith (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781948830805
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Published: Open Letter - March 26th, 2024

Perhaps the strangest detective story I've ever read this fictional annotated novel is, yes, about how we narrate crime & the limits of language & other very literary ideas, but, ultimately, I think it's mostly about how important creating is to being human, even when you only create for yourself.

- Josh


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Answers in the Pages By David Levithan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593484685
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

A beautiful book that weaves three seemingly disconnected stories together. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wonder why people would ever question someone's right to love another. Answers in the Pages explores themes of sexuality, youth, acceptance, and the fight for equality. A must read for kids!

- Connor


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The Fabled Life of Aesop: The extraordinary journey and collected tales of the world's greatest storyteller By Ian Lendler, Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ian Lendler, Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator)
$15.19
ISBN: 9781328585523
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Published: Clarion Books - March 10th, 2020

Ian Lendler tells not just the tales themselves, but also their origins and their relationship to the life of their author--itself one of the most storied lives in literature. As always, though, Pamela Zagarenski's marvelous illustrations are what really steal the show.

- James


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The Voyage By Stéphane Servant, Audrey Spiry (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stéphane Servant, Audrey Spiry (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781778400704
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Published: Greystone Kids - April 30th, 2024

This beautiful book with its sweeping illustrations and immersive language takes you on a voyage of a lifetime, and a lifetime of voyage.

- Robin


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The Last Zookeeper By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536227680
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Published: Candlewick - March 26th, 2024

Something for everyone; the kids can enjoy the artwork and clear wordless story, while the parents can ponder deep questions like "When we're all gone, what legacy will we leave behind?"

- John


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