Harper Collins

Hi, my name is Ivy and I am an awkward person. I have been all my life. There’s nothing inherently wrong with me, I’ve just always been a little weirdo whose foot finds her mouth quite frequently. This slim volume, written by an expert with a layperson’s voice, helped arm me with simple things to make social interactions a little bit easier and lot less stressful. - Ivy

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Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062429155
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Published: William Morrow - April 25th, 2017

I know we are told not to judge a book by its cover, but how can anyone not be drawn to this one, which features astronaut Leland Melvin being kissed by his two dogs? A former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions and now an engineer and a NASA astronaut, Melvin has a story for anyone who has wanted to drastically shift their life from the fields below to the stars above. A good pick for those wondering what a persevering spirit can merit someone at NASA. - Ian

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Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062496720
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Published: Amistad - May 23rd, 2017

From the first pages of this highly anticipated memoir, Roxane Gay (Bad Feminist) takes readers on an emotional journey. Searching through photo albums for clues, Gay traces her very happy childhood to where she is now: struggling “to love or at least tolerate this body in a world that displays nothing but contempt for it.” After having been raped, she filled the void and protected herself by eating and eating “in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe.” Self-conscious, in pain, and trapped in her body, Gay takes on what it means to truly take care of yourself, all while facing the unrelenting judgment of society. Breathtakingly honest and brave, Hunger will not leave you unchanged. - S.B.

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062362599
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Published: Harper - June 13th, 2017

A captivating, charming premise involving magic, science, and quantum physics steamrolls into a fast-moving, time-traveling plot with more historical weirdness than anything you’ve seen on Doctor Who. Told through documents, journals, letters, and highly irreverent acronyms, this book delighted me with its offbeat playfulness. I’ll never look at Vikings or a Walmart the same way again. - a.c.

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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062409164
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Published: William Morrow - June 13th, 2017

This debut novel, reminiscent of Nnedi Okorafor, is a fresh and welcome addition to the SFF genre. The South African setting and combination of gods and technology in the world of The Prey of Gods will pique any reader’s interest. “Draydon weaves an engaging story that’s populated by a diverse cast and enhanced by fascinating concepts.” —Publishers Weekly - Karena

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ISBN: 9780062493033
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Published: Harper Voyager - June 13th, 2017

If you like Agatha Christie, closed-room mysteries, publishing industry tales, books within books, narrators in crisis, or any combination thereof, Magpie Murders has something for you. Both a delightful homage to the British village mystery (containing the manuscript for a British village mystery) and a fiendishly clever story of an editor on the hunt for what she suspects is a real-life killer, this dark, suspenseful, inventive book is a must-read. - Flannery     

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Magpie Murders: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062645227
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Published: Harper - June 6th, 2017

When a boy is accidentally killed on a North Dakota reservation, the family of the shooter undertakes a drastic attempt at redemption. The fraught but permanent tie between the families sparks questions of trust, loyalty, justice, and memory. As in life, there are no concrete answers, and Erdrich does not attempt to prettify that which life makes messy. Her prose, as ever, is unrelentingly affecting; the agonies, hopes, and longings of these characters become the reader’s own. LaRose traces its characters’ paths as they cross back and forth between old tradition and modernity, the spirit world and tangible experience, reconciliation and grief. - Julia

LaRose: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062277039
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 11th, 2017

“The four of us together weren’t something they understood. They understood girls alone, folding their arms across their breasts, praying for invisibility,” says Jacqueline Woodson’s character, August, as she embarks upon her transformation from girlhood to womanhood with a cohort of friends in 1970’s Brooklyn. It is the poetic voice of these girls, bound and yet alone, that grounds the reader in the neighborhood, and in the class, race, and religious dynamics of that time and place but that ultimately speaks to all women whose memory of their youth continuously folds and unfolds into their identity. A powerful, beautiful novel. - Casey

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Another Brooklyn: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062359995
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Published: Amistad - May 30th, 2017

The lives of six children and their four parents are merged when an uninvited party guest sparks the dissolution of two marriages. So begins Ann Patchett’s ambitious suburban epic, tracing 50 years of secrets and resentments, loss and loyalty. Scenes across decades are dropped for the reader to gather—nonlinear, yet told in somehow perfect order. An impressionistic portrait that makes logical sense from afar but holds impeccable emotional realism and thoughtfulness in each stroke. - Julia

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Commonwealth: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062491831
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 2nd, 2017

Humans have abandoned the toxic Earth for the stars, and in doing so have recreated themselves in some other, grotesque image. One woman, Christine, remembers Joan’s story through gorgeous tattoos. The Book of Joan is a tale of revolution, mystic power, love, and hate, and of how the Earth died. It will shake you and scorch you, and force you to reckon with just what humanity has created. - Jax

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The Book of Joan: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062383273
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Published: Harper - April 18th, 2017

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