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ISBN: 9780374115241
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Published: MCD - April 25th, 2017

A must-have book that's perfect for sci-fi fans and lovers of literary fiction who haven't outgrown their imaginations. Borne is the genius of Jeff VanderMeer dialed to 11, complete with a giant flying bear and other rampaging biotech-- all anchored by a truly unique parent-child relationship.

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ISBN: 9781616208424
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 5th, 2017

The debut of the year. I quite simply did not want this novel to end-- I savored every paragraph. At 29, Fiona Mozley has earned comparisons to Cormac McCarthy and landed on the Man Booker Prize shortlist, and all the accolades are richly deserved.

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ISBN: 9781250118455
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 30th, 2017

Daniel Wallace has written a completely winning novel, one that will appeal to many readers with its warmth and wit. Extraordinary Adventures is a book with heart, brains, and guts that made me both laugh and cry.

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ISBN: 9781616205041
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 22nd, 2017

Like many other readers, I quickly got swept up in Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, and I was similarly helpless against Young Jane Young's charms. Marvel at Gabrielle Zevin's ingenuity and sharp ear as you compulsively turn the pages.

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By Valeria Luiselli, Jon Lee Anderson (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781566894951
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 4th, 2017

Luiselli's book-length essay should be on the list of every socially conscious, politically activated reader. Luiselli uses 40-piece battery of questions given to child migrants facing deportation-- one she has helped administer in New York as a translator-- as a lens to examine where this country's going.

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ISBN: 9781101870839
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Published: Pantheon Books - April 18th, 2017

Like a cross between Leslie Jamison and Alison Bechdel, in this graphic memoir Kristen Radtke takes the best of the contemporary essay and brings her story to life with clean and evocative illustrations.

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ISBN: 9781941411339
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Published: Sarabande Books - January 31st, 2017

A genuinely hilarious memoir about surviving & living with a rare pituitary tumor. A master class in self-deprecation, this was the funniest book I read this year-- Mike Scalise is someone to watch!