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An intelligent novel about a secret society of hungry young women

      Roberta spends her life trying not to take up space. At almost thirty, she is adrift and alienated from life. Stuck in a mindless job and reluctant to pursue her passion for food, she suppresses her appetite … Continue reading

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Menace and suspense in the Popular Reading Collection

When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is … Continue reading

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An essential instruction manual and memoir

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false … Continue reading

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The power of trying

To be our best selves, we must become secure in our insecurities. The Try Guys – Keith, Ned, Zach, and Eugene – reveal their philosophy of trying: how to fully embrace fear, foolishness, and embarrassment in an effort to understand how … Continue reading

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Imagine seeing all the possible versions of yourself…

In the quiet haven of Clearing, Oregon, four neighbors find their lives upended when they begin to see themselves in parallel realities. Ginny, a devoted surgeon, has a baffling vision of a beautiful co-worker in her bed and begins to … Continue reading

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An exploration of what it means to be a modern woman

Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, linking two cultures and fitting neatly into either. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a … Continue reading

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Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horrifying secret. Forever.

Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning him away from his family. He is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder—a vocation arousing fear, superstition, and prejudice amongst his small community.  Bookbinding is … Continue reading

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An exploration of the thresholds between life and death

Henri Skinner is a hardened ex-war reporter on the run from his past. On his way to see his son, Sam, for the first time in years, Henri steps into the road without looking and collides with oncoming traffic. He … Continue reading

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A tale of neighbor hating neighbor

A gaudy, newly constructed behemoth of a home called The White Elephant looms over the quaint suburban town of Willard Park. When owner Nick Cox cuts down Allison and Ted Millers’ precious red maple—in an effort to make his unappealing … Continue reading

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A humorous memoir-in-essays

For Damon Young, existing while Black is an extreme sport. The act of having black skin while searching for space to breathe in America is enough to induce a ceaseless state of angst where questions such as “How should I react … Continue reading

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