Harper Collins

This is one of those books that is hard to remember was totally groundbreaking because it feels so essential it’s hard to imagine the world without it. Gaiman, a Jewish Brit living in Minnesota, took a road trip through America and then wrote this unique exploration of plurality, religion, identity, and home. An amazing, engrossing epic adventure. - Jocelyn

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American Gods: Author's Perferred Text Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062080233
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Published: William Morrow & Company - February 5th, 2013

How well do we know the people we love?  How well do we know ourselves?  When Arthur Pepper finds a hidden charm bracelet that belonged to his late wife it sets the stage for a remarkable journey of self-discovery as he tracks down the mystery of her secret life.  This is a delightful heartwarming tale filled with interesting characters, adventure, laughs and hope. - Trey

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The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778319801
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Published: Mira Books - January 31st, 2017

I love Pandora, the heroine of this story. She’s over married life and just wants to create and sell board games. Kleypas does get into marriage and property laws of the era which I found fascinating. The love story is passionate and the dialogue is smart. - Karena

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Devil in Spring (Ravenels #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062371874
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Published: Avon Books - February 21st, 2017

Disillusioned teenager Johanna Morrigan boldly attempts to overhaul her image. Her story of self-reinvention is both hilarious and heartbreaking. It's heavy on the sex, drugs and rock-n-roll, but with a light touch and a healthy dose of self-awareness. Brassy and ballsy, perfect for a child of the 90s or anyone who has ever grappled with their self-image. - Kelly

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How to Build a Girl (P.S.) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062335982
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 30th, 2015

Rebecca Romney, rare-book specialist on Pawn Stars, serves up an always spicy—and sometimes scary—collection of stories about books, book people, and book making, including words of wisdom such as “everything’s worse with chlamydia” and “you know you’re involved in a snobby movement when printing Shakespeare is considered selling out.” Gutenberg, Mercator (of map-making fame), Benjamin Franklin, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Dickens all get amazing, and quite often appalling, chapters. - Dave

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Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062412317
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Published: Harper - March 14th, 2017

As far as celebrity tell-alls goes, this had way more history lessons than most, but was also much more hilarious (and terrifying). Youssef tells his perspective on Egypt’s revolution(s)/coups/turbulence in the last six years, and if you are at all confused at how all of those words apply, then you need to read this book. I promise it is funny, and painfully biting, as it always is with the best satire. - Jax

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Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062446893
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Published: Dey Street Books - March 21st, 2017

I gleefully tore through Mayne’s first two books about magician-turned-FBI agent Jessica Blackwood, and am thrilled to get my hands on a new one! Blackwood’s unorthodox upbringing in a family of magicians gives her unique insight into unusual crimes. In Black Fall, she finds herself pulled into two seemingly unrelated investigations that begin to converge, and may involve her nemesis, The Warlock. If you want a fast, fun thriller, look no further! - Flannery

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Black Fall (Jessica Blackwood) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062491985
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 21st, 2017

I loved Becky Chambers’ The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet so much. While it was more of a vignette, A Closed and Common Orbit, its sequel, is more focused on two specific characters, Lovey and Pepper. Identity is a strong theme that more than one of the characters struggles with. I love that even in space, even hundreds of years from now, with all our technological advances, we still struggle with who we are. - Karena

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A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062569400
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Published: Voyager - March 14th, 2017

As refreshing as a glass of sweet tea, this novel deftly reimagines the familiar American Dream story in a contemporary Southern town where an extended African-American family grapples with their own unrealized potential. Debut author Stephanie Powell Watts beautifully captures classic themes from The Great Gatsby and spins them into an updated tale that is both poignant and earnest. An absolutely timely read. - Kelly

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No One Is Coming to Save Us Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062472984
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Published: Ecco Press - April 4th, 2017

Louise Erdrich first published this title as The Antelope Wife in 1998, but on a road trip she was hit with an understanding that she had to go back to the novel, and rewrite it: one of her protagonists was demanding a different perspective. The result is this new shape-shift of a novel, published in 2016, and now titled Antelope Woman. Weaving in and out between present day and history, as well as the urban city versus the remote reservation, Erdrich tells the story of Klaus Shawano who abducts Sweetheart Calico, an Ojibwe woman who is as alluring as she is mysterious. As the story continues, we see how this one act is actually a culmination of history in the making, as unbeknownst to Klaus, his family as long been intertwined with that of Sweetheart’s. Erdrich writes in her foreword to this rewritten novel that Sweetheart is her “wise wildness”—and oh how the novel captures that. A completely mesmerizing tale of the collision between love and obsession, mothers and daughters, white and indigenous, past and present, magic and reality, and humor and tragedy, bookgroups will be stunned by how one seemingly haphazard act reveals itself to be a beautiful tale of interconnection and history. - S.M.C.

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Antelope Woman Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062375285
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 29th, 2016

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