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The Teacher By Freida McFadden Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728296210
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - February 6th, 2024

Eve lives a perfect life. She wakes up, kisses her husband, and off they go together to teach at the local high school. But things begin to unravel when a student who caused one of her coworkers to lose their job last year is placed into her third period class.... and her husband's fifth period....

- Connor


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Cleopatra and Frankenstein By Coco Mellors Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781639730704
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 30th, 2024

What an incredible read, truly captivated me through every page of this engrossing novel. This book incredibly encapsulates the ways a relationship can touch the people around them.

- Olive


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Splinters: Another Kind of Love Story By Leslie Jamison Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316374880
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - February 20th, 2024

Last year around this time I was raving about You Could Make This Place Beautiful by Maggie Smith. This year it's Leslie Jamison's Splinters, a tribute to the author's love for her young daughter and a perceptive reflection on the competing desires and identities that come with being a woman and a mother.

- Katie


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Mistborn: The Final Empire (The Mistborn Saga #1) By Brandon Sanderson Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250868282
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Published: Tor Books - February 14th, 2023

THIS IS SO GOOD. This is epic fantasy is so so so full of emotion and mystical powers and incredibly relevant commentary that you could literally never ask for anything more. I am not often one for books over 500 pages but this one had me hooked & I will promptly be reading the rest of the series.

- Alyssa


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The Prospects: A Novel By KT Hoffman Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593596869
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - April 9th, 2024

The sports romance of April's dreams! The Prospects imagines a world where sports are inclusive and love and trans joy are everything. Perfect for fans of Red White and Royal Blue. You'll smile! You'll cry! Your heart will grow!

- April


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The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition By Fernando Pessoa, Jerónimo Pizarro (Editor), Margaret Jull Costa (Translated by) Cover Image
By Fernando Pessoa, Jerónimo Pizarro (Editor), Margaret Jull Costa (Translated by)
$27.95
ISBN: 9780811226936
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Published: New Directions - August 29th, 2017

"The ultimate futility of all accomplishment, the fascination of loneliness, the way sorrow colors our perception of the world"--so Pessoa's "favorite themes" have been described. Compliment with Richard Zenith's translation for Penguin Classics and his Pessoa: A Biography, both also 20% off this month.

- James


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Modern Poetry: Poems By Diane Seuss Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781644452752
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 5th, 2024

The audacity to title your collection of poetry Modern Poetry. Audacity that Seuss earned, with her Pulitzer Prize winning collection frank: sonnets of course, but also with this new collection. Some poems & lines will leave you cross-eyed.

- Josh


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Done and Dusted: A Rebel Blue Ranch Novel By Lyla Sage Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593732427
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - October 24th, 2023

Was this book written solely for my enjoyment...? Western romance, check. Tortured yet sweet main characters, check. Spice? DEFINITE check.

- Halle


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All Things Are Too Small: Essays in Praise of Excess By Becca Rothfeld Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250849915
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Published: Metropolitan Books - April 2nd, 2024

The minimalist lifestyle had its moment, but I think we have now transition into the next phase where the girl-mathing, daily little treat buying, collectors of dopamine raising trinkets, have taken center stage. Through mesmerizing essays of media commentary, literary criticism and personal reflection, Becca Rothfield shines a light on the cultural and emotional cost of minimalism, and how the things that are over the top, and even unnecessary, are the things that may matter the most.

- Emma


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Mother Doll: A Novel By Katya Apekina Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781419770951
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Published: The Overlook Press - March 12th, 2024

Blending Russian cynicism with the playfulness of Lincoln in the Bardo, Mother Doll is a nestled stack of intergenerational traumas that features characters who are capable of great resilience but also great betrayal, abandonment, and spite. Apekina depicts the Russian Revolution with as much aplomb as she does present-day Los Angeles and leaves us with the question: is humanity really as monstrous as the titular matriarch insists?"

- Rachael


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The Extinction of Irena Rey By Jennifer Croft Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781639731701
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 5th, 2024

A Booker Prize-winning translator writing about eight translators lost in the wilderness looking for an author whose great work they're all trying to translate. I'm not really sure what more you could ask for. - James

- Engel


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Facing Down the Furies: Suicide, the Ancient Greeks, and Me By Edith Hall Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780300273533
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Published: Yale University Press - March 19th, 2024

An extremely difficult topic for both personal and societal reasons, and yet impacts an increasing percentage of the population in some way. I rarely find books that I felt like addressed suicide with the combination of compassion and intellect that I need in this case. This book, however, joined my short list of titles I would recommend.

- Stacey


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Tristram Shandy: A Norton Critical Edition (Norton Critical Editions) By Laurence Sterne, Judith Hawley (Editor) Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780393921366
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 24th, 2018

Before "the novel" as we know it was even a thing, Sterne was already making it weird.

- Sam


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Minor Detail By Adania Shibli, Elisabeth Jaquette (Translated by) Cover Image
By Adania Shibli, Elisabeth Jaquette (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811229074
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Published: New Directions - May 26th, 2020

A story that strikes, and strikes hard. It is difficult, gripping, but necessary to read.

- Kai


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River East, River West: A Novel By Aube Rey Lescure Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063257856
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Published: William Morrow - January 9th, 2024

Things you will not be able to do while reading this novel: 1) believe it's a debut, and 2) anything on your to-do list. I couldn't put it down.

- Alyssa


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