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Shakespeare for Squirrels: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062434029
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Published: William Morrow - May 12th, 2020

Take a romp in the woods, on a midsummer adventure! This is too hilarious for words. Who knew fairies are so randy? - Carolyn

The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250217288
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Published: Tor Books - March 17th, 2020

On an island out to sea, through some dark and twisted woods, is a house on a cliff. It's an orphanage, though it's common knowledge that no one will come here to adopt. These children have been marked as too dangerous, too "other" and they've been registered and tracked from infancy. But I love the, and I bet you will too. - Amy

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Find Me: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374155018
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 29th, 2019

Great! Aciman truly has that rare ability to capture relatable human thought. His suspenseful and intriguing tale of romance especially shines here. If you liked the prequel Call Me By Your Name, this is a must try!! -Dalton

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The Savage Detectives: A Novel Cover Image
By Roberto Bolaño, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780312427481
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Published: Picador - March 4th, 2008

It's really hard to describe this novel. It's a mystery story about a poet who may have only written one illegible poem, but also an oral history of the effects of two vagabonds as they travel the world. If you like this one be sure to check out its spiritual sequel, 2666, my favorite novel of all time. #Latin American! #Epic #Mystery -Dan

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The New Iberia Blues: A Dave Robicheaux Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501176890
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 7th, 2020

Latest installment of the Dave Robicheaux saga is RIVETING! Hollywood comes to the bayou and Maltese crosses and tarot symbols start showing up on corpses!! Old Louisiana + Cajun + Creole tale! Brilliant storytelling! Flawed yet compelling characters! Twists and turns and sympathetic to imperfection. -Anna

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The Parisian Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802148803
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Published: Grove Press - December 17th, 2019

The prose alone made me weep! It's a love story, but so much more, in a place I know little of. It is the most remarkable work of art. Please read it! -Carolyn

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Spinning Silver: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399180996
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Published: Del Rey - May 7th, 2019

I loved this book so much. It is winter ice, mythic kingdoms falling & rising, defiance in despair -- devils and Russia (or some Tsar-ruled fantasy kingdom) & money lenders and family and story and oh! so good. It is enchanting, & has been loved by even those who don't usually read genre fiction. #fairytale #beauty #BestFantasy #I had a free copy but bought it in hardcover I loved it so much #challengedbyfairies! #otherworlds #silverwinter #hygge -Jess

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Like Lions: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250206947
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Published: Minotaur Books - April 30th, 2019

Like Lions is a classic 'some become cops and some become 'criminals' story. Drugs, violence, motorcycle clubs and family ties are rotting a community from the inside out and one man struggles to maintain law and order while also protecting his family. Super juicy! Rural Georgia! Compellingly flawed characters! Gang violence! Addiction! PTSD! Families! Domestic violence! -Anna

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The Flight Portfolio: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307959409
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Published: Knopf - May 7th, 2019

It's a big book but if you're a lover of historical fiction - this is for you! Meticulously researched and based on the true story of Varian Fry, whose mission was to protect artists and writers from being deported to Nazis concentration camps. You will feel like you're on Fry's journey. His moral dilemma of who to save will make you think and you may understand more of the plight of refugees in today's world. -Sue

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Follow Your Heart Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385316576
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Published: Delta - August 1st, 1996

This is my all time favorite -- a letter from an Italian grandmother to her estranged granddaughter in the US encouraging her to follow her heart. A wonderful gift for all! -Annie

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Loose Lips: Fanfiction Parodies of Great (and Terrible) Literature from the Smutty Stage of Shipwreck Cover Image
By Amy Stephenson (Editor), Casey A. Childers (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781455566426
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 27th, 2016

A wonderfully inappropriate collection of smutty short stories based around characters from beloved classic novels. The Dorian Gray story is my favorite... -Kelsy

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She Would Be King: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555978174
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 11th, 2018

A beautiful tale of Libera's beginnings, spun across continents and communities. Three characters linked by a voice on the wind and their mysterious strengths. This book blew me away. -Amy

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The Peppermint Tea Chronicles: 44 Scotland Street Series (13) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984897817
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Published: Anchor - December 3rd, 2019

The latest book in Alexander McCall Smith's popular 44 Scotland Street series is a sheer delight.

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A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube Cover Image
By Patrick Leigh Fermor, Jan Morris (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781590171653
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Published: NYRB Classics - October 3rd, 2005

This beloved account about an intrepid young Englishman on the first leg of his walk from London to Constantinople is simply one of the best works of travel literature ever written.