Calypso by David Sedaris

“I felt betrayed, the way you do when you discover that your cat has a secret secondary life and is being fed by neighbors who call him something stupid like Calypso. Worse is that he loves them as much as …

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The River by Peter Heller

I was excited to see a new book by Peter Heller, author of The Dog Stars, The Painter, and The Whale Warriors. Heller is an adventure writer. His books all feature wilderness and conquering, or better, interacting …

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Modern Memory Quilts​ by Suzanne Paquette

Modern Memory Quilts goes beyond a sewing instructional book and looks at the emotional drive behind creating. 

Author Suzanne Paquette stresses the importance of celebrating human stories and connections through the medium of quilt making.  Modern Memory Quilts is …

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Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Australian Federal Agent Aaron Falk (The Dry) returns in Jane Harper’s novel Force of Nature.

This time, Agent Falk and his new partner, Carmen Cooper investigate the disappearance of a hiker gone missing during a corporate retreat. …

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Mister Miracle by Tom King & Mitch Gerads

In the early days of the American comic book industry Jack Kirby created or co-created pretty much all of the characters that now rule pop culture, Marvel’s superheroes. In alphabetical order, Kirby had his fingers in the invention of Ant-Man, …

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Chasma Knights by Boya Sun and Kate Reed Petty

“What do you want with all these toys? After all… everyone in the whole Chasma knows Neon Knights can’t catalyze.”

Beryl is a Neon Knight living on Chasma Ring 7, and it’s not easy being one. Looked down on being …

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Severance by Ling Ma

Candace Chen is almost thirty and struggling through a break-up when Shen Fever hits New York City. Soon the subway is out, and her colleagues are disappearing. Is Candace the last unfevered person in New York? Will she notice? Severance …

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All That Trash by Meghan McCarthy

“Wherever this stuff goes, it’s going to be somebody else’s problem.”

1987, the year of trash, specifically New York’s trash. New York’s landfills were at their limit, so Lowell Harrelson, the owner of the National Waste Contractors in Alabama offered …

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Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

For 900 years, Arcadia has been sealed off from the rest of the world. This piece of land has also been under the rule of a demon lord, whose bargains with people bring misfortune instead of happiness.

Seventeen-year-old Nyx has …

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The Dinosaur Artist by Paige Williams

In 2012, a very unusual item appeared in an auction catalog: a nearly complete skeleton of Tarbosaurus bataar, the eight feet tall, 24-feet long cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex. The expected million dollar sale would solve a lot of …

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Universal Harvester by John Darnielle

It’s the 1990s and the VHS tapes in a tiny independent video rental store are being returned with short, profoundly disturbing clips spliced into them. Despite having misgivings, the customers and employees of Nevada, Iowa’s Video Hut are drawn into …

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Deerskin by Robin McKinley

Lissla has always lived in the shadow of her parents, the king and queen. Lissla’s mother was the most beautiful woman in all the kingdoms, and the king was deeply in love with her. Due to illness, the queen dies …

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Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

Humans are not alone in the universe. In Catherynne M. Valente’s new science fiction comedy, we find out about the existence of aliens when electric blue fish-flamingoes appear in the living rooms of every human on earth announcing our invitation …

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The New York Times Explorer Series

Travel books are the ultimate easy getaway resource – learn something new, lose yourself in beautiful sites, all from the comfort of your favorite chair.

Of course, some travel books are even more delightful than others! The New York Times …

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Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

The Big Water has come, and two billion people have died, but the Diné (Navajo Nation) have survived. Barely. Chronic drought, the collapse of central authority, and the fallout of the deadly Energy Wars have made life on the reservation …

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Quilled Christmas by Alli Bartkowski

Quilling is one of those vintage crafts that has seen a resurgence in the last few years. Alli Bartkowski’s Quilled Christmas elevates the traditional, relatively flat construction of quilled scenes and shows how quilling can be used to construct three …

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Country Living: Christmas at Home

While the snow blows outside, blow away the chill with a bright blast of cheer by flipping through the pages of Country Living’s Christmas at Home.

Half luxurious design spreads, half fun tips for decorating/hosting/baking, this idea book is …

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The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk

“That’s why [the sun’s] been employee of the month for 4.5 billion years and counting.”

It can be hard to explain things that we don’t interact with everyday. Especially things that happen all the time without us noticing. T

hat …

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You’re on an Airplane by Parker Posey

I love the way actress Parker Posey commits to her characters, and she does not disappoint with You’re on an Airplane.

She performs her autobiography as if she has you cornered in the window seat. You will hear about …

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A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper

Sophie Fitzosborne lives in a crumbling castle on the island Kingdom of Montmaray where the only residents are her impoverished family. The year is 1936 and Sophie keeps track of their days in her journal. Everything in the news says

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My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

These sisters have bad habits: Ayooli has stabbed a boyfriend or three in “self-defense” and Korede has always cleaned up the mess. When Ayooli starts dating Korede’s long-time unrequited crush, Korede asks herself how much she owes her beautiful little …

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