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John Scalzi writes incredibly fun and propulsive science fiction and Head On, the sequel to 2014’s Lock In, is another fast, exciting read. This novel again follows FBI detective Chris Shane as he investigates the death of a Haden’s Syndrome– afflicted athlete, and more murders and corporate intrigue—as well as plenty of humor—follow. If you’re looking for a fun science fiction police procedural, Head On is a great choice. - Stuart

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ISBN: 9780765388919
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Published: Tor Books - April 17th, 2018

The charming love story within an epic fantasy world intrigued and beguiled me. Two star-crossed lovers are tasked with affecting the fate of the world, while magic and forbidden knowledge dog their every step. I appreciated especially that the prejudice Jasminda suffers is not only because of her inherent power as a magic user but also related to the color of her skin. Lovely romance with some sharp edges, this is a great. transporting summer read. - Jax

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ISBN: 9781250148070
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 1st, 2018

Justy Flanagan is a young Irish lawyer returning to his adopted home of New York City (still in its post-Revolution infancy) with the hope of solving his father’s suspicious death. Wall Street is a cutthroat and sinister part of town, and more bodies quickly pile up. In Justy’s campaign for truth, he comes up against a secret so terrible it may cost him his own life to uncover it. You’ll be gripped to the page until the stunning—and satisfying—conclusion. - Kelly

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ISBN: 9780765399137
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Published: Forge - June 5th, 2018

Griffith’s newest novel explores the experience of sudden Otherness with searing intensity when her young, successful, self-assured protagonist Mara is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis right after her wife of 14 years has left her. Feeling betrayed by her body and alienated by her friends, she must come to terms with her new reality and forge a new path. Griffith’s sharp writing is emotional, truthful, powerful, and makes for a compelling, heart-baring, important read. - Melinda

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ISBN: 9780374265922
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Published: Farrar Straus and Giroux - May 15th, 2018

With Isadora, Amelia Gray takes the life of a great modern artist and turns it into breathing poetry. A novelized version of a key moment in Isadora Duncan’s tragic life, Isadora is a meditation on humanity, grief, and family. Gray is at her career best here, stringing a tightrope attached at one end to consuming sadness and another to irreverent vitality. In honor of her subject, perhaps, she doesn’t just walk it, she dances. - Jessica

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Published: Picador USA - May 8th, 2018

In this tender and uplifting novel, set in a suburb outside Cleveland, a community of Indian immigrants are trying to find their place and identity in American culture. “No One Can Pronounce My Name is a warm, life-affirming story of reckoning with past secrets, forging unexpected bonds, and finding the strength to be yourself. This bighearted, utterly charming novel explores immigrant experience and family life with humor and compassion.” —Celeste Ng

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Published: Picador USA - May 8th, 2018

I treat this book like I would a religious text, if I were religious; I take it with me every time I leave the house, I write all over it, I quote passages back to people, I read it before bed. Part memoir, part love letter, part queer familial ethnography, and part critical theory, Nelson sets an astounding precedent for the newly emerging genre of auto-theory. - Wren

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Published: Graywolf Press - January 26th, 2016

Straight from the land of Shaolin comes a poignant memoir about one of the Wu-Tang Clan’s underrated members, chronicling childhood traumas, first run-ins with Wu-Tang Clan members (his young Method Man stories are insightful and hilarious), and the beginnings of the Wu-Tang. Heartbreaking and laugh-out-loud hilarious, RAW is the definitive hip-hop memoir of the year. - Gabe

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ISBN: 9781250191168
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Published: Picador USA - March 6th, 2018

You might think you're not interested in orchids, or the Hoover Dam, or in Caltrans' creation of the "diamond lane" in LA, but that's because you haven't talked to Joan about it. Insightful, poetic critiques of class and socio-political events combine with compelling portraits of California in the 70's and of Didion herself in this informative and entertaining read. - Wren

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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - November 10th, 2009

I’m pretty sure I read this with my jaw clenched. Wariner tells a difficult story about being raised in a polygamist colony by her mother along with several siblings. Wariner’s stepfather is particularly hard to read. It is a survival tale that you makes you rage at times and sob in others, but in the end will make you all the more better for reading it. - Karena

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Published: Flatiron Books - April 25th, 2017

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