Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

“In 1945 our parents went away and left us in the care of two men who may have been criminals.” This is the opening line of Michael Ondaatje’s haunting new novel, Warlight.

The story follows the lives of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel


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Impostors by Scott Westerfeld

Impostors by Scott Westerfeld begins a new series based in the same universe as his most popular work: The Uglies series. Where Uglies begins in a seemingly idyllic setting, Impostors takes place after the wool has been removed from the …


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Past Tense by Lee Child

Jack Reacher is back in Lee Child’s 23rd book in the series and it’s a strange one.

This time around, Reacher is vagabonding across the country again. He’s decided to hitchhike diagonally from New England to Southern California for the …


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How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

“I would never tell you that the life you wanted couldn’t have been exactly as great as you planned. But you have to live the life you have. You have to find inspiration in the struggle, and pull joy out …


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Are You Scared, Darth Vader? by Adam Rex

“I do not get scared. No one has the power to frighten Lord Vader.”

Who or what is Darth Vader afraid of? Vampires? Witches? Ghosts? No! He’s not afraid of anything! Hmm..or is he??

In this delightful book with multimedia …


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The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Like many of Eisenhower’s patrons, Susan Orlean’s early reading years were inspired by her local public library. Visiting the Bertram Woods Branch of the Shaker Heights Public Library in Ohio with her mother was a mainstay of her childhood. Of …


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How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

Does LSD have a place in your medicine cabinet? In How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence, Professor Michael Pollan explores the history of psychedelics in …


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Cutting Machine Crafts by Lia Griffith

From well-known DIYer Lia Griffith comes a stunning book of hip, modern and fun projects for the home and entertaining.

The designs elevate natural elements and adorable themes into true art objects – the paper plant projects are especially beautiful. …


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Speak Easy Speak Love by McKelle George

If you’ve ever wished you’d been born in time to get the secret password and sneak into a speakeasy; if you love Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing; if you wish you’d seen the Spirit of St Louis take off


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Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

Sarah Henning’s debut novel, Sea Witch, is different from most fairy tale inspired young adult novels. It’s a unique telling of an origin story of the Sea Witch from Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale The Little Mermaid.…


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My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Samantha lives a seemingly perfect life. She’s a beautiful teenage girl, lives in a big house, and gets good grades. But family life at home is lacking, to say the least. Samantha only has her mother, an always busy state …


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Pack by Mike Bockoven

In the middle of Nebraska there’s a tiny town called Cherry about 45 minutes from the nearest Walmart. Cherry has a bar, a service station, and a couple of churches. It also has a pack of werewolves.

Dave Rhodes and …


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Conan: The Frost Giant’s Daughter

“Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. Let me tell you of the days of high adventure!”

If you are into Sorcery and Swords this …


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Noir by Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore returns to San Francisco with Noir, a novel satirizing the titular genre.

Set in 1947, foul-mouthed Sammy “Two Toes” Tiffin is tending bar when a beautiful and crass dame crash lands in his life. Soon Sammy is


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Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

“You’re back. Took you long enough,”

What if you discovered an imaginary friend from your childhood whom you had completely forgotten about? Livy, now ten, visits her grandmother again after five years. She doesn’t remember much until she finds a …


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Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

Freedom takes many forms in Mira T. Lee’s debut novel. Miranda’s pregnant mother was an immigrant from China when she journeyed to America to give her family a better life. When she dies, Miranda assumes the role of mother to


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Please, No More Nuts! by Johnathan Fenske

“I used to love nuts. I ADORED them.”

There are so many nuts, what are the squirrels to do? Try and pawn them off on you! These silly squirrels have had enough nuts and now are trying to get rid …


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Under a Dark Sky by Lori Rader-Day

Nine month ago Eden Wallace became a widow and she’s still grieving.

She’s incapable of sleeping, her grief has alienated her friends and family, and she’s developed a paralyzing fear of the dark. She spends her days restlessly mourning and …


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Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

Meade Creamery is a summer tradition, an ice cream stand started during World War II. Molly Meade made the treat and, since its beginning, it’s been a sisterhood, run by an all-girl staff.

This year Amelia is head girl. She …


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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

The Golem and the Jinni centers around Ahmad and Chava. Ahmad is a jinni, a being made of fire, who hails from the Syrian Desert. He has been trapped in a flask for almost a thousand years, and is accidentally …


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White Tears by Hari Kunzru

Hari Kunzru asks the reader to consider the line between appreciation and appropriation in his gothic ghost story White Tears.

The main characters are young white music producers who bond over vintage reggae and blues. They make their living …


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