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Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton

This compulsively readable book is as much about NYC as it is about the two toxic friends who roam the city in pursuit of the next Thing -- party, selfie, gala, boy. It’s a wild and heart-pounding ride through private clubs and penthouses as Lavinia introduces Louise to a lifestyle any girl would kill for. A delicious blend of The Talented Mr. Ripley and Gossip Girl, you won't be able to put this down until the last bloody page. - Kelly

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ISBN: 9780385543521
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Doubleday - June 5th, 2018

All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller

There are two sides to every story, and this unique take on Cinderella offers an empathetic version of Agnes, the evil stepmother who looms so large in the fairy tale. Agnes recounts her own life of hardship and misfortune long before meeting Ella, and shows how their destructive relationship is rooted in more than just spite. Lushly written and so much more than a simple retelling, this will surely delight fans of Wicked and Uprooted. - Kelly

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ISBN: 9780062798206
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: William Morrow - May 22nd, 2018

The Devil's Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch

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 Books - June 5th, 2018

Jenny Finn by Mike Mignola

Fans of Mike Mignola (Hellboy) will no doubt devour his latest book, illustrated by the incomparable Troy Nixey and colored by Eisner winner Dave Stewart. With such talents at work, Jenny Finn is sure to be beautifully crafted and promises a generous dose of Mignola’s trademark Lovecraftian horror: a plague that leaves bodies covered in tentacles, a serial killer slashing women at night, and a séance that reveals a horrible curse… - Kelly

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By Mike Mignola, Troy Nixey, Troy Nixey (Illustrator), Farel Dalrymple (Illustrator), Dave Stewart (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781506705446
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Published: Dark Horse Books - June 19th, 2018

What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons

Reading this novel is truly a visceral experience. The story is about (of course) loss—of a parent, of a cultural identity, of innocence, of love—but even though it focuses on such palpable grief, you are never left hopeless. Each vignette of our narrator Thandi’s life is so raw and so real that I initially assumed it was a memoir! This debut is surely just the beginning of Clemmons’ literary stardom. - Kelly

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ISBN: 9780735221734
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Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

Rock Candy Mountain V1 by Kyle Starks

This comic is completely bonkers and has everything you could want: old-timey hobos, hobo slang, tramps, bums, magical maps, sidekicks, regular kicks, and a heavy dose of hilarity that doesn't quit. It's like O Brother, Where Art Thou? meets Deadly Class. On trains. Trust me—it’s amazing. - Kelly

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By Kyle Starks, Kyle Starks (Artist), Chris Schweizer (Artist)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781534303171
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Published: Image Comics - October 3rd, 2017

Stray City by Chelsey Johnson

This lovely literary debut takes you back to Portland in the 90s in all its raw and messy glory. It is an unconventional love story with one major twist: A lesbian has an affair with a man that leaves her pregnant and possibly ostracized from her insular community. The plot is simple yet powerful, deftly shining light on issues of belonging, what family means, and how to expect the unexpected—all with humor and care. - Kelly

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ISBN: 9780062666680
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Published: Custom House - March 20th, 2018

I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

An absolute must-read for any true crime fan or armchair sleuth, this horrifying account of a decades-long unsolved California crime spree is the definition of “gripping.” The compassion and bulldog advocacy McNamara brought to the story is truly a new standard for this genre, and even though the case remains cold, the bittersweet ending is more than satisfying. Be warned that this intense read will have you locking your doors and windows at night! - Kelly

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By Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn (Introduction by), Patton Oswalt (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780062319784
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper - February 27th, 2018

The Hunger by Alma Katsu

This reimagined take on the doomed Donner Party blends supernatural horrors with historical facts to create a fun and chilling tale. It was more than just brutal weather and an impossible route that terrorized the Party—something hungry, lurking in the shadows, was picking off members in gruesome and frightening ways. This tightly-wound plot is easy to devour, if you can stomach the fear. - Kelly

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ISBN: 9780735212510
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 6th, 2018

Edgy Embroidery by Renee Rominger

Want to dive into the Instagrammable world of embroidery but feeling like a basic stitch? Grab this book for a super approachable guide to everything you need in your sewing kit to create sassy, #resist-ready masterpieces. The beautiful photos, easy-to-follow instructions, and ready-to-go patterns will turn you into a crafty superstar. - Kelly

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$21.99
ISBN: 9781624144417
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Published: Page Street Publishing - September 19th, 2017

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