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Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1)
Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1)
by Jeff VanderMeer
Staff Pick
Annihilation is haunting and dreamlike, eerily menacing and appealingly open to interpretation. Immersion in VanderMeer's intriguing and beautifully drawn dystopian world will keep you up at night.... (read more)

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One Kick (Kick Lannigan Novel)
One Kick (Kick Lannigan Novel)
by Chelsea Cain
Publisher Comments
From the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thrillers: The first in a nail-biting new series featuring Kick Lannigan, a young woman whose complicated past has given her a very special skill set... (read more)

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Gone Girl
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn
Staff Pick
Both a cautionary tale for bad men and a clarion call for unhappy women, Gone Girl is a compelling page-turner that does not let up. Every few pages another bombshell drops, and the tension is exquisite! While Nick Dunne lackadaisically plans to show up... (read more)

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House of Leaves: A Novel
House of Leaves: A Novel
by Mark Z. Danielewski
Staff Pick
"Saints be praised, this is the best book of the new millennium. A veritable tour de force. Pynchon meets Stephen King meets Robert Hughes meets Borges meets Dante. Joycian. Jungian. Mythic. Any clich used by fawning literary critics applies. Yadda Yadda... (read more)

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How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #9)
How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #9)
by Louise Penny
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ONE   Audrey Villeneuve knew what she imagined could not possibly be happening. She was a grown woman and could tell the difference between real and imagined. But each morning as she drove through the Ville-Marie Tunnel from her home in east-end... (read more)

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In the Woods
In the Woods
by Tana French
Staff Pick
The only thing more exciting than a great thriller is a terrific debut by a great thriller writer! Tana French makes a tremendous splash with In the Woods, a harrowing mystery in the vein of Mystic River that wholly earns the comparison. I dare you to... (read more)

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The Sound of Things Falling
The Sound of Things Falling
by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Publisher Comments
* National Bestseller * Hailed by Edmund White as "a brilliant new novel" on the cover of the New York Times Book Review * One of NPRs 6 Best Books of the Summer * Esquire recommends The Sound of Things Falling “if you read only one book this month&... (read more)

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Sharp Objects: A Novel
Sharp Objects: A Novel
by Gillian Flynn
Staff Pick
Gillian Flynn's debut novel is a literary thriller that will shock and repulse you, even as it draws you inexorably into its tangled, sadistic web of deceit, secrets, and horrific revelations. With her vivid characters and sharp-edged dialogue, Flynn is... (read more)

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The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike Novel)
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike Novel)
by Robert Galbraith
Publisher Comments
Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The Cuckoo's Calling. When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first,... (read more)

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There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales
There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales
by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
Staff Pick
Regarded as one of Russia's most talented contemporary writers, Petrushevskaya's collection of vignettes is far beyond the macabre, with characters who desperately cling to the past while living discreetly painful lives. Their souls dangle on the... (read more)

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John Dies at the End
John Dies at the End
by David Wong
Staff Pick
If you're a fan of the movie, this book has everything you loved about it: the gut-wrenchingly funny juxtaposition of lowbrow humor and surrealism, the gore, the impending sense of doom that soaks the narrative until you're coated in a sticky quagmire of... (read more)

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The Shadow of the Wind
The Shadow of the Wind
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Staff Pick
Okay, never mind that The Shadow of the Wind starts off in a wonderfully mysterious bookstore and that there's a romantic element that is not schmaltzy, but "timeless" in the best sense of the word. What I loved was how I thought I knew where the author... (read more)

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Dune
Dune
by Frank Herbert
Staff Pick
I'm sure other Powell's employees have chosen Dune as a staff pick, and for good reason: It's a science fiction classic. It is densely written and almost prophetic in nature. The spice, and the desert wars over it, sound so very much like our current... (read more)

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The Wasp Factory
The Wasp Factory
by Iain Banks
Staff Pick
What is it that Frank has hidden up in the attic that could possibly tell the future? What does his father keep locked away in his private study? And when will his mentally disturbed brother, who escaped from the asylum, get home? Iain Banks's first... (read more)

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Dark Places
Dark Places
by Gillian Flynn
Staff Pick
Libby Day's mother and two sisters were savagely murdered when Libby was only seven years old. Her testimony in the ensuing trial helped send her brother to prison for the crimes. But is he really guilty? Flynn's accessible and compelling writing style... (read more)

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The Terror
The Terror
by Dan Simmons
Staff Pick
This book is based factually on the missing Franklin expedition, last seen by Europeans in July of 1845. The HMS Erabus and the ill-named HMS Terror were the space shuttles of their day, and Dan Simmons spins a haunting and suspenseful tale of this... (read more)

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The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
The Haunting of Hill House (Penguin Classics)
by Shirley Jackson
Staff Pick
The 1963 movie of this book with its perfect casting of the late Julie Harris as the fragile, doomed Eleanor is one of my all-time favorite spook flicks, but it still does not capture the incredible malevolence and inexplicability of a place gone very... (read more)

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The Girl with All the Gifts
The Girl with All the Gifts
by M. R. Carey
Publisher Comments
The Girl With All the Gifts is a groundbreaking thriller, emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her... (read more)

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The Humans
The Humans
by Matt Haig
Staff Pick
If asked to host and invite anyone of my liking to a dinner party, a seat would most definitely go to alien Andrew. This endearing fella is what makes The Humans sing with charm and humor. As readers see the world through Andrew's eyes, there is... (read more)

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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
by Alexander McCall Smith
Staff Pick
A 'cozy' set in Africa. This is the first in a wonderful new mystery series set in Botswana. Using deceptively simple language that nonetheless sings with the rhythms of Africa, the author introduces us to the indomitable lady detective, Precious... (read more)

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