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The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

Kushner’s new novel is, in a word, devastating. It opens as the main character, Romy Hall, is on her way to prison to serve a life sentence for murder. Kushner writes so convincingly, with such compassion for people struggling to survive in modern California’s darkest corners, you’d think she has personally lived the life of her main character—and every other character in the book. - Rico

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ISBN: 9781476756554
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Published: Scribner - May 2018

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

I have really liked the romances written by this duo of writers (who write under the single pseudonym Christina Lauren), so when I saw they were trying contemporary fiction I was willing to try it out. I usually side-eye books with constant flashbacks, but this was done so effortlessly (and charmingly) I actually looked forward to the flashbacks. - Karena

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ISBN: 9781501128011
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Published: Gallery Books - April 10th, 2018

House of Names by Colm Toibin

The blood of Iphigenia bought her father, Agememnon, passage to the Trojan War, but there are consequences when a man betrays his children and a king betrays his queen. Tóibín brings to life the pettily human and divinely mystic of Greek drama in a vivid novel about revenge, loyalties and intrigues. - Clara

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ISBN: 9781501140228
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Published: Scribner - March 6th, 2018

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka

Danya Kukafka’s debut novel ticks so many of my good-read boxes: Beautifully written; well-paced; great character development; and then, more specifically, multiple points of view and intertwining story lines. Told from three distinct perspectives, Girl in Snow takes different paths to the same ending as each character passes by, circles around, and eventually collides with the others as this small Colorado town deals with the aftermath of the homicide of a local teen. - Megan

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ISBN: 9781501144387
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 3rd, 2018

Space Opera by Catherynne Valente

This is what we’d get if Douglas Adams started writing in the ’80s instead of the ’70s. And was really into glam rock. And maybe had been jilted by David Bowie. And was, maybe, still a little in love with David Bowie. Decibel Jones and the Absolute Zeroes, washed-up glitter punk multiracial Brit extravaganza missing their last Zero, are to sing, fight, and f--make friends to save humanity. A glorious, Looney Tunes-driven ride through planets and punk rock emotions, and what’s worth saving. - Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9781481497497
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - April 10th, 2018

Something Old, Something New by Tamar Adler

When I read Tamar Adler’s first book, An Everlasting Meal, I was taken by her lovely way with words. There is a timeless quality to her writing, which makes the focus of her new book—rekindling classic recipes—a perfect pairing. From Steak Diane to Peach Melba, Oysters Rockefeller to Shrimp Scampi, Adler muses on the original recipes for these dishes, then updates them with modern techniques and flavors. Nostalgic, but forward thinking, this is food writing at its best. - S.B.

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By Tamar Adler, Mindy Dubin (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781476799612
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Published: Scribner - April 3rd, 2018

Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski

This is the book ladies have been waiting for, all the things we should have learned in sex education, but didn’t. Nagoski is a font of information and delivers it with expertise as well as understanding. I learned so much from this book; you need to read it! - Karena

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ISBN: 9781476762098
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 3rd, 2015

Roomies by Christina Lauren

I’m a sucker for a good marriage of convenience plot, but imagine my surprise when it was in a contemporary romance instead of the typical historical. I love that Holland, the heroine, is not perfect. She’s a little bit of a mess yet she is relatable and I found myself rooting for her and Calvin. - Karena

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ISBN: 9781501165832
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Published: Gallery Books - December 5th, 2017

Stone Mirrors by Jeannine Atkins

Atkins chose to write this searing biographical novel as a window into the difficult life of neoclassicist sculptor Edmonia Lewis. A woman of African-Haitian and Ojibwe descent, she attended Oberlin College in 1862, was expelled on trumped-up charges and, while working as a housekeeper in Boston, apprenticed to a sculptor. She studied in Italy and tenaciously worked toward artistic perfection in stone. Ages 13 and up. - Ga

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ISBN: 9781481459051
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2017

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

A plane crashes in the Amazon rainforest, and four children pull together to survive in this lush world, utterly alien to them. The flora and fauna, along with the smells, tastes, and sounds of the jungle, are vivid and sometimes terrifying. A secondary theme, winding like the river the children raft, examines the nature of curiosity, exploration, and imperialism. An environmentally aware, Amazonian adrenaline story for fans of Hatchet. Grades 4–8. - Ga

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ISBN: 9781481419451
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2017

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