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Women Talking by Miriam Toews

In a remote Mennonite community in the late 2000's, more than 100 girls and women were sexually assaulted as they were drugged at night, and then told that it was demons who visited them instead of the real culprits—the men of the colony. Miriam Toews takes real life events and creates a fictional world in which the women—uneducated and without decision-making power—come together over two nights to decide whether to fight or flee in order to save themselves and their daughters. In quiet desperation, these women discuss philosophy, faith, relationships and their needs, and ultimately reclaim their agency as individuals and their role in a community of women. This is a book you will never forget. - Casey

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$19.20
ISBN: 9781635572582
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - April 2nd, 2019

Aerialists: Stories by Mark Mayer

Mark Mayer’s stories are astonishingly good, and Aerialists is a genuine pleasure to read. With absorbing characters and elegant writing, Mayer proves himself a richly developed, sensitive writer. Whether he’s writing in an adolescent voice or at the other end of the spectrum, with men looking back on their lives, the gems in this gorgeous collection will settle into your mind and heart, not to be forgotten. - Chorel

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781635572179
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 19th, 2019

Full Fathom Five by Max Gladstone

Come for the necromantic-urban-space-lawyer-priests, stay for the twisty plots and hard-core women. This is the 3rd/5th book in the sequence (don't ask), but also completely readable as a standalone. The world building is endlessly cool. Soul is the universal currency that feeds coins, idol-gods, and the stock market, but how much of your soul can you give away? - Clara

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780765335760
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Published: Tor Books - April 14th, 2015

The Savage Detectives by Robert Bolaño

This is one of the most beautiful and strangely compelling novels I’ve ever read. Centered around a small group of mostly failed poets in Mexico City in the 1970s, it veers to Spain, Africa, and back to Mexico in surprising and wonderful ways. Part crime story, part hero’s journey, the book is funny, poignant and one hundred percent unique. - Rico

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By Roberto Bolaño, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780312427481
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Published: Picador - March 4th, 2008

The Ravenmaster by Christopher Skaife

Skaife, a yeoman warder, describes himself as being ornithivorous in relation to his job, inhaling all that there is about ravens, no matter the area of study (science, mythology, art, etc.). And while he covers some of those topics in this book, it’s his personal stories that kept me reading late into the night. Skaife’s voice feels like you’re just swapping stories over a pint with a friend. - Rachel

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ISBN: 9780374113346
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 2nd, 2018

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

Chast paints a portrait of her aging parents' final days through four-color cartoons, short narratives, family photos, and original documents like her mother's handwritten poetry. Chast's colorful, often hilarious drawings are the perfect contrast to the darkness of oncoming loss and looming grief. This book will make you laugh and cry—sometimes simultaneously. - Kristi

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ISBN: 9781632861016
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 13th, 2016

This Chair Rocks by Ashton Applewhite

This eye-opening book explores the impact of ageism on individuals and society. It's a clarion call for action that changed many of my attitudes and assumptions about aging. Applewhite details how unchallenged ageism negatively impacts health, sex, money, the workplace, and all areas of society. Guaranteed to lead to lively discussions, this is a great book club selection. - Trey

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ISBN: 9781250311481
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Published: Celadon Books - March 5th, 2019

The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

A compelling and carefully crafted blend of memoir and investigative journalism. The author begins with a heinous murder case she stumbled upon as a law intern, and slowly reveals how she uncovered her own deeply traumatic past while researching the murder. Her deft touch with seriously sensitive material finds hope even in the darkest of stories. - Kelly

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781250080554
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 8th, 2018

Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle

This is a gut-wrenching and heart-opening. As Glennon recovers from multiple addictions, and deals with her husband’s infidelity, she goes on a deep spiritual journey and  rediscovers herself and a new relationship with god. She is a living example of how to be a Spiritual being, mother, and feminist. Impossible to put down, my wife and I both read this book in under three days. - Jason

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ISBN: 9781250075734
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 12th, 2017

Olympians: Hephaistos: God of Fire by George O'Connor

I’ve been reading the Olympians series since its inception nearly a decade ago and continue to love it! If you’re a fan (or know a fan) of Rick Riordan’s books, graphic novels, and/or Greek mythology, this series—each focusing on a god living on Mount Olympus—is for you (them). This latest installment about gifted metalsmith Hephaistos is a reflection on learning to see your own worth, even when those around you don’t. - Stephanie

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ISBN: 9781626725287
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Published: First Second - January 29th, 2019

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