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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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All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062798206
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Published: William Morrow - May 22nd, 2018

Anthony Horowitz is both author and character in The Word Is Murder. The murder of a film star’s mother the day she’s arranged her funeral brings Horowitz himself into a mystery referencing Google-able reality but seeming too pat. Of course, Horowitz admits to his role as unreliable narrator, to allowing his desire to write compelling narrative win over real-life criminal facts. The result is layers of mystery, from murder to reality itself. I curse Horowitz for playing with me, but I’m still turning things over in my mind. - Jocelyn

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The Word Is Murder: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062676788
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Published: Harper - June 5th, 2018

The author of Rich and Pretty returns with a thought-provoking novel about the families we fight to build and those we fight to keep. “A rich, complex, beautifully observed story about the collision of class, race, and family. Motherhood is an overwhelming and joyful job and this book takes on the minutiae of that domestic sphere with quiet, but incendiary power.” —Stephanie Watts, author of No One is Coming to Save Us

That Kind of Mother: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062667601
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Published: Ecco - May 8th, 2018

Don’t let the title fool you – this book is about much more than a happy marriage. Full of reflections on a broad range of topics such as her writing process, her friendship with an elderly nun, and what it’s like to try out for the LAPD police academy, this essay collection contains observations on all the forms of grace, tragedy, and humor that life has to offer. - Jessica

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ISBN: 9780062236685
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 7th, 2014

I firmly believe Louisa Hall to be the most creative and boundary-pushing fiction writer of the 21st century. This speculative novel explores artificial intelligence through the vast canon of recorded words that computers feed on. Hall makes meaning out of an overload of data. Alan Turing, chat transcripts, a puritan diary, and unsent letters all contribute to this incredible story. - Clara

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Speak: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062391209
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Published: Ecco - May 3rd, 2016

I love a good hot mess and this was one in the best way possible. It feels so realistic you might think it’s actually a biography. I know people like Belden’s main character Allie (but I’m not naming names). The adulting that she has to do to cover for her trash fire of a boyfriend is astounding and exhausting. This would make an excellent movie. - Karena

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ISBN: 9781525811418
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Published: Graydon House - March 20th, 2018

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

If you’ve ever struggled with who you thought you were in contrast to who life shows you to be, you will appreciate the stories of these three women. Set against the harsh and resilient sub-Saharan African landscape, Adrienne Benson uses this appropriate backdrop to illustrate the resiliency and courage of these women as they wrestle with cultural expectations, motherhood desires and disappointments, and the way we can use relationships to speak truth back to ourselves. - Jenny

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ISBN: 9780778331278
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Published: Park Row - March 20th, 2018

Right away I knew I was going to love this book. This is one instance where you should judge the book by its cover because of how lovely it is. Naledi is a capable, intelligent woman who really had zero time for Thasibo's privileged nonsense. Cole layers her sexy smooches with real world issues, smart dialogue, and just a fun plot. Life hack: Read this after you watch Black Panther, because then you’ll picture T’Challa as Thasibo and it’ll be that much better. - Karena

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A Princess in Theory: Reluctant Royals Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062685544
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Published: Avon - February 27th, 2018

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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I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Cover Image
By Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn (Introduction by), Patton Oswalt (Afterword by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062319784
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Published: Harper - February 27th, 2018

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