Along Those Lines by Peter Cashwell

Along Those Lines: The Boundaries That Create Our World is a trip through and across the various lines that create and shape our lives, from the ones on maps to the ones demarking seasons or defining scholarly pursuits.

Though not …


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The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell, who is said to be living without food. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale’s Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl. As Anna’s life ebbs away, Lib …


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We Fed an Island by José Andrés

Spanish-American Chef José Andrés arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island in 2017.

This memoir, We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time recounts the chef’s …


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Nine Shiny Objects by Brian Castleberry

As a teenager I was obsessed with UFOs. For a year or two I read only books about cop circles, close encounters, or alien abductions. I became very well versed in UFO lore. So when I heard the title of …


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Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

In 1946, Laura McAllan struggles to raise children without electricity or running water on her husband’s failing Mississippi Delta farm. As the war comes to an end, two young men return to work the land.

Jamie McAllan, Laura’s brother-in-law, is …


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The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

“The books I read were the dark kind—about scary things like disappearances and murders, especially the true ones. While other kids read J. K. Rowling, I read Stephen King. While other kids did history reports about the Civil War, I


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The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

As a caseworker for the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, Linus Baker’s reports are impeccable; nothing but clinical observations about the state of the government-run homes where “gifted” children reside. This is why Extremely Upper Management increases his security …


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Devolution by Max Brooks

When Kate Holland’s brother Frank approached Max Brooks with a tale about a volcanic eruption, a hi-tech-back-to-nature planned community, a Bigfoot massacre, and his missing sister’s journal, the author of World War Z wondered why Frank thought he would be …


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Siri, Who Am I? by Sam Tschida

When a young woman wakes up in the hospital with amnesia, she only knows there’s a head wound under her very trendy haircut, and that her phone addresses her as both “Mia” and “hello gorgeous.”

While perusing her phone, she …


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Turbulence by David Szalay

This story is told in twelve plane flights. Each of the short chapters has as its title an airport departure and destination code (Chapter One, LGW-MAD, Chapter 12, BUD – LGW), beginning and ending in London.

The story moves through …


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Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

Ripped from the headlines of 1914, Girl Waits with Gun is the first book in the unmissable historical mystery series by Amy Stewart.

Constance Kopp is everything we want in the first lady police deputy of Paterson, New Jersey: bold, …


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