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Force of Nature: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250105653
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 8th, 2019

Jane Harper writes deeply satisfying Australian mysteries.  If you love Tana French or Kate Atkinson grab this!  Harper has a keen eye for human nature and she weaves it deftly into gripping stories.  Here she grapples with the damage we do to ourselves and others when we try to live up to the expectations of our families and the world in chilling and insightful ways.


Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735224827
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Published: Penguin Books - May 29th, 2018

John Hodgman is one of today's great American philosophers.  Touching and hilarious, this is a must read for anyone who's ever become an adult.  Come for fun, stay for Hodgman's glittering prose and poignant insights.


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Warlight (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525562962
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Published: Vintage - April 2nd, 2019

Yet another beautiful examination of memory and the way the stories we tell ourselves shape our lives from Michael Ondaatje.  No one gazes into the formation of identity and the construction of personal geography as insightfully as he.  This story of WWII era betrayal and regret will carry you along to the very last page and leave you room to reflect and expand on the story you just read.


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The Lady in the Lake (A Philip Marlowe Novel #4) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780394758251
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - August 12th, 1988

Chandler is one of the originators of the literary detective novel.  He's a must read for anyone who loves noir or language or both.  This is my personal favorite, it contains some of Chandler's greatest characters.  The story opens with the search for a rich man's missing wife and expands into an elegy on loneliness and loss. 


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The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
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Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

Erik Larson excels at writing narrative history.  Here he tells a story filled with amazing day to day detail about a nation and its leaders living through a long term crisis.  Churchill and his associates leap off the page.  I thought I knew this period well and I learned so much!


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The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316509848
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Published: Orbit - March 24th, 2020

Jemisin weaves a beautiful fairytale/superhero story of contemporary NYC.  She renders everything that New York is in the loving detail of a family member and reckons with race, class, misogyny, and of course H.P. Lovecraft.  This is the beginning of what's sure to be another amazing trilogy from her. 


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Stepping Stones (Peapod Farm #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984896841
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Published: Random House Graphic - May 5th, 2020

Lucy Knisley is one of the great practitioners of the graphic memoir.  Here she is telling a lightly fictionalized story of a girl grappling with her parent's divorce, a dramatic move, and a new family.  No one captures life breathing details like Lucy, you're not going to want to miss this!


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One Dark Bird Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534404434
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Published: Beach Lane Books - July 16th, 2019

A really lovely counting book that features lots of starlings but also lots of little everyday life details kids love to spot and identify.


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Two Little Trains Cover Image
By Margaret Wise Brown, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062676511
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Published: HarperCollins - March 3rd, 2020

A really cool re-illustration of a Margaret Wise Brown classic.  A must own for "things that go" enthusiasts.


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City Moon Cover Image
By Rachael Cole, Blanca Gómez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553497076
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 19th, 2017

A beautiful little story based on evening walks the author takes with her son.  Again, lots of everyday life in a city details that kids enjoy.


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Eric Carle's Book of Many Things (The World of Eric Carle) Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781524788674
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Published: World of Eric Carle - February 5th, 2019

A must have for every curious toddler.  The page with the octopus is recommended in particular!