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Conversations with Friends: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451499066
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Published: Hogarth - August 7th, 2018

Frances and Bobbi are best friends at Trinity in Dublin who perform as a poetry double act and just happen to be exes. They become intertwined with older, fancier married couple and adventures ensue. Don't be fooled by the cover, Sally Rooney is a serious writer who just happens to seriously write about women in their 20s in 2018. Nobody gets millennial women better!

Too Much and Not the Mood: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374535957
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Published: FSG Originals - April 11th, 2017

Chew-Bose's essay collection slips in and out of forms to play with the notion of what defines an essay. The opening essay, "The Heart Museum," spans over 90 pages exploring how small things can change your whole life. In other essays, Chew-Bose looks at everything from love to race.

Bluets Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933517407
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Published: Wave Books - October 1st, 2009

In a series of brief essays Maggie Nelson poses the question: can you fall in love with a color? What happens when you do? She uses the color blue to explore loneliness, love, and the whole point of being alive. Blending essay, poetry and prose, she creates something entirely new. A must read!

Life on Mars: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555975845
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 10th, 2011

Smith's 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning poetry collections asks the hard questions. An elegy to her father who worked on the Hubble Telescope, the collection explores life, death, and everything beyond.

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The Secret History (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400031702
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Published: Vintage - April 13th, 2004

Secrets, romance, murder, Greek mythology... What doesn't The Secret History have? In her first novel, Tartt is able to perfectly thread the needle between a thoughtful look at Greek mythology and friendship and heart stopping suspense. A perfect examination of going off to college and falling in with a strange crowd.

Call Me by Your Name: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312426781
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Published: Picador - January 22nd, 2008

Thoughtful, steamy, and surprisingly funny, this novel takes you back to your first romance. Well, if your first romance happened to happen in the Italian countryside. Fall in love with Elio and Oliver as completely as they do. A gut punch of a novel!