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Shamsie is a young author already lauded in England, so it’s a pleasure to break her out here with her latest novel. Home Fire is a modern retelling of Antigone, taking shape in the lives of two Muslim sisters and their radicalized brother, and in two families as they become intertwined by love, loyalty and politics. A powerful story, fast paced, light of touch and beautifully written – it’s an unforgettable introduction to Shamsie’s work. - Melinda

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ISBN: 9780735217683
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 15th, 2017

Englander has tackled the intimate and the impossible, looking with a novelist’s eye at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the cycles of harm, and the notions of identity, loyalty, and possibility. An unnamed prisoner and his guard, an Israeli spy, a traitor, a conscience and a powerful leader trapped in a coma -- how they connect is both a simmering espionage tale, a bit of a love story and a parable for our complicated times. - Melinda

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ISBN: 9781524732738
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 5th, 2017

My Absolute Darling is a perfect combination of propulsive storytelling and languid observation, a hero’s journey in the form of Turtle Alveston, a meticulous near-feral girl who is at ease in the expansiveness of the Mendocino coast but lost to the violence in her own home. Gorgeous in its depiction of nature, human and otherwise, unafraid to tell the truth, even in its complexity, this novel both breaks your heart and patches it with hope. - Melinda

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ISBN: 9780735211179
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 29th, 2017

This is a distinctly Irish story and one not often told. Until 1993, it was illegal to be homosexual in Ireland and we see the fear many faced through the eyes of Cyril Avery. In an era sweeping story, Cyril guides us from his dramatic birth to slow death touching many important parts of history on the way. I loved growing up and old with Cyril even with the hardship and I hope you will as well. - Ivy

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ISBN: 9781524760786
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Published: Hogarth Press - August 22nd, 2017

Told in pieces of the past, present, and future, The History of Bees is is a beautifully written story about our relationships with each other and with the world we share. I will never again see a bee and have it not remind me of our responsibility to respect the balance of power in nature. Lunde's novel has illuminated the path of the bees and in turn has given us a beacon of hope for our future. - Jenny

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ISBN: 9781501161377
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Published: Touchstone Books - August 22nd, 2017

There was nothing I didn’t love about this book. It follows five generations of witches, from mother to daughter, experiencing all the dangers of paranoia of the era regarding witchcraft and really female empowerment. I appreciated the way Morgan portrayed the mother/daughter relationships in all their complexities. This is Morgan’s debut novel and I’m impressed with how fantastic her writing is. This is a book that will draw both literary and fantasy fans alike. - Karena

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ISBN: 9780316508551
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Published: Redhook - September 5th, 2017

The World of Tomorrow is a dazzling debut written with the same frenetic pace as the boozy jazz age in which it’s set. Three Irish immigrant brothers are reunited in prewar NYC—under terrible circumstances—right before the World’s Fair. Entertainment abounds as our rotating protagonists stay one step ahead of trouble. With a serpentine plot that never loses its thread, and a payoff worth the page count, it will thrill fans of Michael Chabon. - Kelly

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ISBN: 9780316382199
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 5th, 2017

Through the eyes of a young filmmaker enamored by a wealthy, foreign family, Rushdie distills and retells the anomalous rise of the president who shall not be named. With long-winded paragraphs and sentences slow and sweet as molasses, The Golden House is not recommended for the reader with a short attention span, but if you enjoy playful language and political satire, this book is worth it. - Aric

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ISBN: 9780399592805
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Published: Random House - September 5th, 2017

I missed this one growing up, and worried that the book wouldn’t hold up to the off-the-charts hype. I’m happy to say this gorgeous, absolutely mesmerizing book is as relevant and engrossing today as ever. Offred’s story is so touching (and terrifying), because the world she inhabits feels so close to our own, with diction that feels positively poetic. - Jax

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ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor Books - March 13th, 1998

I LOVED this. Telling the story of the Donner Party in rich detail, Houston emphasizes interpersonal dynamics within the party, largely leaving the cannibalism theme (quite effectively) to the reader’s imagination. Diary entries from a survivor who once lived in the Santa Cruz house where Houston wrote the novel give it a special local angle. - Flannery

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ISBN: 9780156011433
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Published: Mariner Books - March 25th, 2002

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