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Kate Tempest writes not with the beat of the heart, but with the force of the tide, the world’s pulse, pulling you inexorably in and out as the dirt and breath and sex of the everyday is revealed to also be the mythic. Starting from the Greek story of Tiresias, the blind prophet once woman, now man, Tempest’s poetry is beautiful, rude, legendary, and immediate, exploring what it means to be human in this world. —Jocelyn
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ISBN: 9781632862051
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 10th, 2015

What should have been a simple favor sends James Beck and his tight-knit crew into a firestorm of epic proportions. Can they juggle all these enemies, keep themselves out of trouble with the law, and somehow steal their own piece of the millions of dollars at stake? Move over Reacher, sit down Burke, I’ve got a new action hero crush. —Nici

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ISBN: 9781250081162
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 1st, 2016

Sure, you’ve probably seen the movie, but that definitely doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read the book. It’s just as full of edge-of-your-seat tension. Harris gives Buffalo Bill a much more detailed, complex persona, while Hannibal Lector remains as iconically creepy as ever. But it’s Clarice Starling, one of the best mystery heroines ever—smart, tough, and doggedly tenacious—who cements this as one of my all-time favorite mysteries.

—Flannery

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ISBN: 9780312195267
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 15th, 1998

I love a good serial killer mystery, and this is one of the most enjoyable, thrilling entries in the genre. A killer uses geocaching spots to cache his kills, taunting the investigators with cryptic clues. The gruesome, twisting story kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time, and the ending took me by surprise. If you want a good mystery, check this one out. -Flannery

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ISBN: 9781250081490
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 26th, 2016

Jonathan Franzen’s Purity is excellent. It’s addictive, worldly and at times wildly inappropriate. It deals heavily with themes of surveillance, communication, postwar communism and freedom of information. Near and far, morality clashes with unfailing human desires to create a rich and emotionally dynamic landscape. It’s definitely my favorite fiction of the year.  --Ashley

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Purity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374239213
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 1st, 2015

The U.S. Constitution is undeniably an incredible document, but it can be a little tricky to read if you aren’t used to English from that era. That’s why this graphic adaptation if so great—it makes reading the Constitution much easier, and explains what every part means. For any kid who wants to better understand our nation, this is a fantastic way to get a grasp on the details of our Constitution.  –Flannery

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The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780809094707
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Published: Hill & Wang - October 14th, 2008

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were the best of friends. They were also two of the women who did the most for the women’s suffrage movement, and their strong will changed the country. This book chronicles not only their fight for women’s right to vote, but also their friendship. Upon her death, Elizabeth Cady Stanton asked that Susan B. Anthony’s photo be placed on her coffin. Isn’t that the kind of friendship we should all aspire to?  –Flannery

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ISBN: 9781250073730
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Published: Square Fish - February 9th, 2016

This small book explores with great agility all that a novel can be, with its poetry, its allegory, its humor, dark, lovely and raw. This is a story about grief, told by a widowed husband, his two young sons, and the crow who comes to tend them, raucously and with great feeling. Porter has written a remarkable novel, suffused with the love of  literature and sound, one that can be read over and over; out loud may be best.  —Melinda

 

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ISBN: 9781555977412
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Published: Graywolf Press - June 7th, 2016

This book had me completely hooked by the end of the first chapter. Filled with morally ambiguous, damaged people fighting the various forces trying to bury them, plus some creepy bad guys and a serial killer on the loose, it had me totally engrossed in its blood-spattered pages. I can be a tough one to surprise, but I never saw the ending coming and I was left shocked and completely satisfied.  —Flannery

 

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ISBN: 9780312380366
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - May 3rd, 2016

Detective Casey Duncan has a secret that has finally caught up to her. To save her life, she flees to a town where people go to disappear. But Rockton has secrets of its own, and Casey is about to be in the middle of them. I loved Kelly Armstrong’s fantasy novels, and her first foray into the mystery genre was a welcome surprise. The town and characters were particularly compelling, and I hope for a sequel!  —Flannery

 

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ISBN: 9781250092144
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Published: Minotaur Books - May 3rd, 2016

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