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ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

I read this entire book in a single sitting. Miller has done her homework: Circe's story includes the expected appearances by Jason and Medea and Odysseus and his men, but she also incorporates the lesser-known stories of Glaucus, Scylla, and Telegonus, as well as the stories of Circe's immediate family. Miller depicts Circe as too divine to be human, and too imperfect to be a proper immortal: but her most accomplished sorcery is chronicling Circe's own transformation over the course of the novel.

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ISBN: 9781250217288
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Published: Tor Books - March 17th, 2020

A delightful, poignant novel. Equal parts of Kafka, Gaiman, and Douglas Adams, this coming-of-old story is proof that it is never too late to find love, or your family, or your true home. Or to survive the Antichrist.

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ISBN: 9780765335043
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Published: Tor Books - April 7th, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen, and Readers of all ages, I present to you Caroline Stevermer's latest: The Glass Magician, I promise, will delight and thrill you with its unforgettable characters, magic, mystery, and more than a hint of danger. Set during New York's Gilded Age, Stevermer makes the stage magic just as real and exciting as the enchantments. There's nothing up her sleeve, I assure you--except, I hope, a sequel or two.

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You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735224100
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Published: Viking - February 4th, 2020

This book is a rare delight. Like an art restorer, Alexis Coe strips away two centuries worth of legend, misinterpretation, and downright misinformation to reveal the human man who was our first president. As is so often the case, the truth is often both more and less than what has been believed unquestioningly for so long. Rigorously research and yet accessible to anyone, this presidential biography is not just for Dads to read.

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By Cecil Castellucci, Jim Rugg (By (artist))
ISBN: 9780316522816
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

The Plain Janes is a heartwarming trilogy of graphic novels about a teenage gang of guerilla artists (all named Jane) who take their suburban community by storm.  Beautifully drawn and written, these Janes are anything but plain reading.

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ISBN: 9780525564102
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Published: Anchor - August 27th, 2019

The Silence of the Girls is a powerful rendition of the Trojan war, told from the point of view of Briseis, a former princess, now the concubine of Achilles; this is the story behind the better-known epic by Homer.