Jordan's Visionary Fantasies and Essential Narratives - 2022

Silver Under Nightfall By Rin Chupeco Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982195717
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - September 13th, 2022

Magnificent and sexy, this vampire fantasy is guaranteed to sink its teeth into you!

Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063021426
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Published: Harper Voyager - August 23rd, 2022

In this visionary alternate history, translation brings power but all-too-frequently benefits the colonizer. There is magic in silver, and power in resistance—this book will forever change how you view language.

Locklands: A Novel (The Founders Trilogy #3) By Robert Jackson Bennett Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984820679
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Published: Del Rey - June 28th, 2022

Picking up eight years after the events of Shorefall, this book reinvents the meanings of connection and resistance against an all-too-powerful force, and is the last book in one of my favorite trilogies of all time.

Last Exit By Max Gladstone Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765335739
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Published: Tor Books - March 8th, 2022

Both haunting and hopeful, Last Exit explores the darkness of the Americana aesthetic, venturing onto forgotten highways as a group of friends squares off against inter-dimensional terrors.

Portrait of a Thief: A Novel By Grace D. Li Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593184738
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Published: Tiny Reparations Books - April 5th, 2022

Applying a revolutionary premise to the classic heist story, a group of Chinese American students band together to ‘illegally’ repatriate artifacts that never truly belonged to the museums that held them. Enthralling and unputdownable!!!

Little Foxes Took Up Matches By Katya Kazbek Cover Image
ISBN: 9781953534026
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Published: Tin House Books - April 5th, 2022

This book is both a gender odyssey and a murder mystery through post-Soviet Russia, telling the magnificent coming-of-age story of the protagonist Mitya. I adored this and its visionary retelling of the legend of Koschei the Deathless.

Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor By Kim Kelly Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982171056
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - April 26th, 2022

Kelly tells the stories of often-forgotten leaders of the American labor movement, charting their victories and losses against immense opposition. This book is a hopeful testament to the power of collective organizing and the spirit of labor.

I'm Glad My Mom Died By Jennette McCurdy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982185824
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 9th, 2022

Both darkly funny and tragic, Jennette McCurdy tells her story of trauma, iCarly, and the pitfalls of fame. Though this book is guaranteed to make you cry, I cannot recommend it enough.

We Carry Their Bones: The Search for Justice at the Dozier School for Boys By Erin Kimmerle Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063030244
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Published: William Morrow - June 14th, 2022

Told by the lead forensic anthropologist that investigated the graves of children killed at the Dozier School for Boys, this dark but hopeful narrative confronts America's painful history while also highlighting the key leaders involved in giving the victims' families closure. A necessary follow-up for anyone who read Colson Whitehead's The Nickel Boys.

There Are No Accidents: The Deadly Rise of Injury and Disaster—Who Profits and Who Pays the Price By Jessie Singer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982129668
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 15th, 2022

Inspired by a death that was wholly preventable, Singer investigates the way our built environment contributes to the phenomena we call "accidents." This necessary book gives us a way forward in preventing death and injury through an interrogation of what we've considered normal or isolated tragedies.