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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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Heritage
Heritage
by Sean Brock
Staff Pick
Chef Brock is a storyteller. His tales take the form of recipes deeply steeped in the American South. The Southern cuisine in Heritage is honest and proud, based in history and a back-to-the-roots approach. Whether diner fare, Sunday supper, or... (read more)

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Atlantia
Atlantia
by Ally Condie
Staff Pick
Dive into Atlantia and discover an undersea future of sirens and science, where one family's secrets will either save the world or destroy it completely. Creative world-building and an immersive mythology make this a refreshing addition to a YA shelf... (read more)

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The Whites
The Whites
by Harry Brandt
Publisher Comments
The electrifying debut of a new master of American crime fiction, Harry Brandt — the pen name of novelist Richard Price. Back in the run-and-gun days of the mid-90s, when Billy Graves worked in the South Bronx as part of an anti-crime unit known as... (read more)

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The Buried Giant
The Buried Giant
by Kazuo Ishiguro
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"If forced at knife-point to choose my favourite Ishiguro novel, I'd opt for The Buried Giant. It uses the tropes of fantasy to set up a smoke-screen which the book then, by twists and turns, dispels. This reveal gives the book a shadow-plot, and layers... (read more)

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Belzhar
Belzhar
by Meg Wolitzer
Staff Pick
When Jam and four others are given mysterious journals and assigned Sylvia Plath for a "Special Topics" class in a boarding school for fragile teens, they discover new ways to reconnect with their lost loved ones and one another. An insightful, moving... (read more)

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California
California
by Edan Lepucki
Staff Pick
This book proves definitively that when Sherman Alexie and Stephen Colbert tell you to read a book, you should probably go ahead and do it. Edan Lepucki creates a world full of morally ambiguous characters who force you to examine the systems of security... (read more)

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My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind
My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind
by Scott Stossel
Staff Pick
Both a memoir and a far-reaching exploration of anxiety's many facets. Stossel fearlessly illuminates his experiences with anxiety and his attempts to manage it, all while providing a fascinating account of anxiety throughout history, touching on... (read more)

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We Were Liars
We Were Liars
by E. Lockhart
Staff Pick
During Cady's 15th summer on the island, she had an accident. She doesn't remember what happened, just that she gets terrible headaches. Lockhart weaves a suspenseful tale, building to a wallop of a surprise ending.... (read more)

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The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad)
The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad)
by Tana French
Staff Pick
Tana French's talent for gorgeously crafted psychological mysteries shines in The Secret Place, the latest installment of her Dublin Murder Squad series. The narrative centers on the murder of a boy in the gardens of an exclusive girls' school, but its... (read more)

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The Jaguar's Children
The Jaguar's Children
by John Vaillant
Staff Pick
Though Vaillant is best known for his critically acclaimed works of nonfiction, his prodigious talent is clearly on display in his debut novel, The Jaguar's Children. It’s a thrilling, timely story told with knowledge and compassion. If you, like me... (read more)

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Family Life
Family Life
by Akhil Sharma
Staff Pick
Sharma has written a simple, shattering book about tragedy that takes you so completely on a journey that by the final line, Ajay (the narrator) is your avatar and the three-minute disaster that has shaped his life is your disaster. Family Life is one of... (read more)

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The Witch's Boy
The Witch's Boy
by Kelly Barnhill
Staff Pick
Ned is a boy with a curse and Aine is the child of a bandit king. Together they encounter an enchanted forest, powerful stones, feuding kingdoms, magic, greed, death, war, forgiveness, and peace when they discover friendship conquers all. This is a true... (read more)

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Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles: Levana's Story
Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles: Levana's Story
by Marissa Meyer
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Feeling villainous? The latest installment of Meyer's sci-fi fairytale series spotlights the big baddie herself, Queen Levana. Travel through time (and space, of course) to discover how the Lunar Chronicles' most infamous ruler got her start.... (read more)

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Amnesia
Amnesia
by Peter Carey
Staff Pick
A twisting thriller-like tale, Carey's timely political drama resonates with disturbing parallels to today's global politics, cyber criminals, and covert CIA actions.... (read more)

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The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (and Two Not-So-Great Ones) Saved My Life
The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (and Two Not-So-Great Ones) Saved My Life
by Andy Miller
Publisher Comments
An editor and writer's vivaciously entertaining, and often moving, chronicle of his year-long adventure with fifty great books (and two not-so-great ones) — a true story about reading that reminds us why we should all make time in our lives for... (read more)

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Home
Home
by Carson Ellis
Publisher Comments
Influential artist Carson Ellis makes her solo picture-book debut with a whimsical tribute to the many possibilities of home. Home might be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. Home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm... (read more)

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Go the F**k to Sleep
Go the F**k to Sleep
by Adam Mansbach
Staff Pick
Riotous and perfectly apt, Go the F**k to Sleep is destined to become the rallying cry for parents across the nation. We nod. We guffaw. We stream tears of glee as we pump fists in the air, whisper-shouting, "Yes — been there!" This book speaks the... (read more)

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The Young Elites
The Young Elites
by Marie Lu
Staff Pick
Adelina is scarred from a disease and has become an abomination in her world. Gaining a mysterious, powerful gift, she joins the outcasts of the Young Elites to battle the wickedness of her Kingdom and the darkness in her heart. Following the Legend... (read more)

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Where Bear?
Where Bear?
by Sophy Henn
Staff Pick
Bear has grown so big and bearish that he really needs to find his own place — but where? With Sophy Henn's beautifully spare and subtly adorable illustrations, Where Bear? is a sweet story of friendship and finding one's place in the world.... (read more)

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