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Funny and raunchy and hip-hop and tragic—can you say a Greek myth is timely? My gods, is it! This retelling of the minotaur story has the sea god Poseidon as our derisive, manipulative, gleeful narrator. But our sympathies lie with the physically deformed Asterion (our bull-headed boy) whose sensitivity, intelligence, and hope are over years eroded until, trapped in a maze, isolated, he falls into despair and violence. Expertly written, cleverly paced, and so effective. Ages 14 and up. - Ga

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780544610606
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 28th, 2017

I have to confess that I have not seen anything Gabourey has been in. However, her story intrigued me. She is a hilarious writer who speaks from her heart. This isn’t just a celebrity memoir, it’s about body image, race, feminism, and being famous in America when you don’t fit the widely accepted norm. I highly recommend! - Karena

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ISBN: 9780544786769
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 1st, 2017

Tobias Wolff calls this the best thing ever written about the Vietnam War. An amalgam of autobiography, war reportage, and fiction, it tells the story of O’Brien himself and the other soldiers in his platoon in such a powerful way you can’t imagine anything else needing to be said on the subject. The perfect companion to the new Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary. - RIco

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ISBN: 9780618706419
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Published: Mariner Books - October 13th, 2009

Beowulf is one of the great epics of the Western tradition, and one of the main inspirations for JRR Tolkien's collection of stories set in Middle Earth. Following Beowulf from his dramatic arrival through his heroic trials to the end of his life, this version also includes direct translations from Old English and commentary from Tolkien himself. - Ian

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ISBN: 9780544570306
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Published: Mariner Books - August 4th, 2015

Shakespeare in Love meets Shakespeare’s Sister in this novel of England’s first professional female poet and her collaboration and love affair with William Shakespeare. “An exquisite portrait of a Renaissance woman pursuing her artistic destiny in England and Italy, who may—or may not—be Shakespeare’s Dark Lady.” —Margaret George, best-selling author of Elizabeth I

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ISBN: 9780544944442
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Published: Mariner Books - April 11th, 2017

Winner of the Costa First Novel Award

When the remains of a young child are discovered during a winter storm on a stretch of the bleak Lancashire coastline known as the Loney, a man named Smith is forced to confront the terrifying and mysterious events that occurred 40 years earlier when he visited the place as a boy. “It’s not just good, it’s great. An amazing piece of fiction.” —Stephen King

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ISBN: 9780544947191
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Published: Mariner Books - April 11th, 2017

Fever at Dawn has the sweetness of The Rosie Project and the pathos of The Fault in Our Stars. Better still, it is based on a true story, that of the author’s parents, who found love in the aftermath of the Holocaust and the horrors of World War II. …A book to fall in love with.” —Herald Sun

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By Peter Gardos, Elizabeth Szasz (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780544944411
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Published: Mariner Books - April 18th, 2017

I love a good road trip story. There is something about being trapped in a vehicle with others that forces us to not only examine who we are as people, but also to confront the complicated threads that bind us to others. In The Wangs vs. the World, Chang explores one family’s tumultuous relationships with both humor and empathy. This is Chang’s debut novel and I am definitely looking forward to more by her. - Karena                                                 

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ISBN: 9781328745538
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Published: Mariner Books - June 6th, 2017

“We continue to love thrillers and especially love this one. In Pittard’s unconventional novel, a couple on a road trip deal with raging storms and their own fraying marriage. Appropriately tense and doomy.” —Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review

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ISBN: 9780544947184
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Published: Mariner Books - May 16th, 2017

Pacific Northwest Book Award Winner & Starred Review from Publishers Weekly

“A faltering journalist returns to an island abandoned after an earthquake released a toxic spill. That’s the beautifully wrought setting of this novel, which reunites two childhood friends, one of whom has joined a sect claiming it can heal the land.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

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ISBN: 9781328710345
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Published: Mariner Books - June 6th, 2017

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