A beautiful, mystical creature meets a rational-thinking human man, and their children—who are legion—awaken suddenly to seemingly magical powers. This is the (very basic) outline of Rushdie’s latest novel, a rhapsodic and thrillingly old-fashioned story that steals from the heart of many different genres. Like so many of Rushdie’s novels, it’s a book person’s book, the kind that reminds you how lucky you are to be able to read it.  --Kat

ISBN: 9780812998917
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Published: Random House - September 8th, 2015

Featuring the first two short novels he ever published, Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973, along with a new introduction in which he describes his early writing days, this book crackles with the off-beat sensibility and mysteriously intriguing storytelling that has made Murakami an international sensation. While these two works stand on their own, part of the fun is recognizing early treatments of scenes and obsessions that show up in later works. If you love wonderful (and compact) literary fiction, this is for you. If you’re a Murakami fan, this is mandatory.  --Rico

By Haruki Murakami, Ted Goossen (Translator)
ISBN: 9780385352123
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 4th, 2015

Many die­hard fans of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series don’t know that the series, which began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, was intended to have ten installments, but was cut short by the unfortunate death of Larsson in 2004. Legal issues have stunted his unfinished manuscripts and outlines from being used, but in 2013, Swedish journalist David Lagercrantz was chosen by publishers to write the fourth installment in the haunting series of mysteries.  --Aric

ISBN: 9780385354288
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 1st, 2015

Following his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Orphan Master’s Son, Johnson’s short fiction delves into isolation both political and personal, often as two sides of the same coin. The dreamlike stories unfold in crisp prose, and complex characters strive for connection even as they battle the subtle darkness of desperation. Hope weaves through like a golden thread, glimmering and elusive, a fiber holding the dreams together.  --Dillon

ISBN: 9780812997477
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Published: Random House - August 18th, 2015

Zero World is a super spy thriller with a major twist. Peter Caswell is an assassin with a distinct advantage. He can’t remember his missions after they’re completed, wiping his deeds from his conscience. That doesn’t mean the past can’t haunt him. When he finds himself sent through a hole in space to an alternate Earth, he must team up with a native, Melni, before his memory is automatically wiped and he’s stranded on an alien world.  --Ivy

ISBN: 9780553391268
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Published: Del Rey Books - August 18th, 2015

The gaming world is very much in a state of crisis. No one can quite decide the best direction to take this burgeoning art form. Sixteen major players in the industry have some ideas. It was incredibly refreshing to read essays where no one treats the community like glass. We’re big kids, we can take some criticism. At its heart, this collection is a labor of love for a space we all hold dear.  --Ivy

ISBN: 9781609806392
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Published: Seven Stories Press - September 8th, 2015

I loved Susan Casey's first two books (The Wave, The Devil’s Teeth), but neither had the impact on me this did. After a personal encounter with wild dolphins, Casey began traveling the globe researching all things dolphin. Exploring their complex lives, intelligence, and most of all, their complicated relationship with us, this thought-provoking book is marked by Casey's brightly descriptive prose. By turns awe-inspiring, heartbreaking, and infuriating, this book stays with you. I highly recommend it.  --Flannery

ISBN: 9780385537308
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Published: Doubleday Books - August 4th, 2015

Getting girls and women more involved in the sciences is a familiar discussion, and this book helps expose the behaviors that are creating that dearth of involvement. As a combination of memoir and research, I definitely found my own experiences reflected in what’s shared within. This is a book that will prompt discussions—and that’s exactly what needs to happen.  --Rachel

ISBN: 9780807046579
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Published: Beacon Press - September 15th, 2015

Avenue Foch is one of the most exclusive streets in Paris, but in WWII, it housed German officers, spies, collaborators, and one family who dared to resist. An American doctor and his wife risked their lives helping the French Resistance while living doors down from the SS. Opening on the Nazi invasion, this book brims with action, intrigue, and bravery. Gripping and tense, it's the best kind of spy thriller—the true kind.  --Flannery

ISBN: 9780804140034
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - August 4th, 2015

This book is the amusing tale of a young girl and her squash. Sophie loves her friend the squash, and takes it with her everywhere. Her parents become concerned as the squash begins to do what squashes do if not cooked, but Sophie cannot be convinced that she needs to leave her friend behind. Funny and sweet, Sophie’s Squash builds to a satisfying (and realistic) conclusion. Ages 4+


By Pat Zietlow Miller, Anne Wilsdorf (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780307978967
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - August 6th, 2013



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