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    A Court of Thorns and Roses

    “What do you want?” I demanded. “A moment of peace and quiet,” he snapped, rubbing his temples. Book one in the Court of Thorns and Roses series is a staple to any fantasy bookworm’s shelf. From start to finish the…

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    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

    ‘Do you think I’m a whore?’ Harry pulled over to the side of the road and turned to me. ‘I think you’re brilliant. I think you’re tough. And I think the word whore is something ignorant people throw around when…

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    New To Us

    The Quality of Mercy by Barry Unsworth Barry Unsworth returns to the terrain of his Booker Prize-winning novel Sacred Hunger, this time following Sullivan, the Irish fiddler, and Erasmus Kemp, son of a Liverpool slave ship owner who hanged himself. It…

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    The Impossible Fortress

    “There are plenty of things that a teenage boy doesn’t tell his mother. As we get older, there are more and more things we hold back, things too hard to say or too embarrassing to explain. We do this to…

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    And Introducing . . .

    An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma   Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria and narrated by a chi, or guardian spirit, AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES tells the story of Chinonso, a young poultry farmer whose soul is ignited when he…

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    On The Come Up

    Sometimes I dream that I’m drowning.  It’s always in a big, blue ocean that’s too deep for me to see the bottom.  But I tell myself I’m not going to die no matter how much water gets in my lungs…

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    Break With a Book

    The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the…

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    Read More This Year!

    The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.But Xiomara has plenty she…

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    New Year, New Books

    The Caregiver by Samuel Park Mara Alencar’s mother Ana is her moon, her sun, her stars. Ana, a struggling voice-over actress, is an admirably brave and recklessly impulsive woman who does everything in her power to care for her little girl. With…

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    I’ll Read What She’s Reading

    Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken From the day she is discovered unconscious in a New England cemetery at the turn of the twentieth century—nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold on her person—Bertha Truitt is an…