Talia's Favorite Atmospheric and Character-Driven Reads of 2019

The Grammarians: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374280116
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - September 3rd, 2019

A compelling, funny story of twins growing together and apart in a world of words (and in New York City). This book is perfect for the language-lover in your life.


The Dearly Beloved: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982104528
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 13th, 2019

Wall has created some of the most believable, best-drawn characters I have ever read about. Their backgrounds may be disparate, but they come together--and stick together--because of love, ideology, and family.
 


Say Say Say: A novel Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780525655923
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Published: Knopf - July 9th, 2019

This is a slow-burning, thoughtful meditation on relationships, selfhood, and caregiving of many kinds. It's so easy to get lost in Savage's beautiful language.


In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children #4) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765399298
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Published: Tor.com - January 8th, 2019

What happens when the children who fall through doors to other worlds make it back to reality? In short: otherworldly PTSD. The novellas in the Wayward Children series are perfectly bite-sized fairy tales with a healthy dose of the macabre.


Ninth House Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250313072
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 8th, 2019

Curl up with a blanket and a hot drink to enjoy this spooky, sexy opening chapter to a new favorite fantasy saga.


You Know You Want This:
$24.99
ISBN: 9781982101633
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - January 15th, 2019

These stories are intensely readable, and I was hooked even as my teeth ground together in disgust, even as my jaw dropped in horror. Explorations of power, gender, and control that range from fairy tale to ultra-realism.
 


This Is How You Lose the Time War Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534431003
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - July 16th, 2019

In a society of warring time-hoppers, enemies Red and Blue pen lengthy letters and tuck them into the nooks and crannies of their battlefields: in feathers, rivers, flames. What begins as a challenge between fighters evolves, through El-Mohtar and Gladstone's beautiful prose, into a tender struggle to be together beyond the parameters of time and space.