Hachette

Frog Music hits every bewitching note on key, a haunting immersion into 19th century San Francisco and the allure of an unsolved murder. Donoghue's writing is so vivid that you can feel the fumes of the scorching heat waves sweltering through Market Street and China Town as Blanche, a burlesque dancer, scrambles to find her son and bring justice to her dead friend. Raw, captivating, and thrilling.

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Eva
$17.00
ISBN: 9780316324670
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Published: Back Bay Books - February 24th, 2015

I absolutely loved this fast paced, steampunk adventure! Jax is a Clakker, a clockwork robot with a soul, albeit one that is bound to serve humans. He is sent on a mission that may free all of his kind, but how can you rebel against your very nature? Luscious, excellent world-building, political intrigue and memorable characters combine to make a really fun book that still thoughtfully questions the the nature of free will.
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Jax
$17.00
ISBN: 9780316248006
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Published: Orbit - March 10th, 2015

When a floss-obsessed, emotionally wounded Brooklyn dentist who can’t get over his ex realizes he’s being impersonated on Facebook and Twitter by an obscure, dubious ancient religious sect, he starts to question pretty much everything. Once again, Joshua Ferris delivers a masterpiece with too much heart to be labeled as satire. Dark in all the right ways, funny, stinging, and smart; Ferris's quirky narrative is, at its core, O'Rourke's confused search for life's meaning—through avoiding gum disease, Google-dependence, and worshipping the Boston Red Sox.

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Julia
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316033992
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Published: Back Bay Books - March 10th, 2015

If you participated in our Winter Reading Program, you may have read one of Robotham’s books, The Suspect. If you did, and liked it, rest assured that his other books are just as good, including this one! If you haven’t read him, his books are taught psychological thrillers that will keep you on the edge of your seat till the last page. If that sounds like your kind of thing, check this out.

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Flannery
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316252058
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Published: Mulholland Books - March 10th, 2015

Unlike your typical detective mystery, this novel has more of a focus on character development than the crime at hand. Told from multiple points of view, the book is a mosaic of the human condition, with each story weaving through the others and connecting in ways you won't expect. The narrative definitely keeps you guessing.

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Megan
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316010702
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 2005

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of the original Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), but when someone new was set to take up the mantel, I was understandably nervous. Kamala Khan exceeded all expectations. She's funny, excitable, and every bit the awkward teenager you'd expect. You don't need to know the whole (or any of the) history to love Kamala and this volume. 

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Ivy
By G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780785190219
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Published: Marvel Comics - October 28th, 2014

Laird Hunt’s novel follows a woman who calls herself Ash and leaves her husband behind to fight in the Civil War. It’s been months since I finished the book, and it’s still shadowing me, hovering just behind my shoulder when I least expect it. Ash’s voice is haunting and lyrical and heartbreaking. This one of the best books of 2014.

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Julia
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316370134
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 9th, 2014

Things get weird after Glory and her friend drink the petrified bat. Glory, struggling with her upcoming graduation and concerns about her future, starts seeing visions of people’s futures—and what she sees is brutal. Not only is this book a roar of feminist-teen awesomeness, but I adored photograph-obsessed Glory, and loved watching her become a strong, assertive woman.

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Flannery
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316222723
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 14th, 2014

Hello, daily dose of pure joy! It matters not whether you already have Underwater Dogs or whether you even like dogs, I dare you to resist smiling as you turn each lavishly photographed page. These wide-eyed, wondrous, adventurous, delightfully adorable puppies are a natural endorphin rush. I swear, this book is good for your health. 

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Melinda
$21.00
ISBN: 9780316254892
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 16th, 2014

Cirilia Rose is a crafter after my own heart. This collection of patterns is organized with 3 sections based on the three main types of knitting projects (Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads) and broken up further by smart and relatable personal essays on the creative process. No matter your knitting mood, you'll find a perfect pattern in this awesome book. 

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Megan
By Cirilia Rose, Jared Flood (Photographer)
$27.50
ISBN: 9781584799535
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Published: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang - November 4th, 2014

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