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A “provocative, colloquial and entertaining” (Carolyne Larrington, Times Literary Supplement) exploration of medieval thinking about women’s beauty, sexuality, and behavior. “A timely corrective…Ms. Janega’s witty but merciless dissection of medieval misogyny is a welcome challenge to us to stop rec ... Read More about
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Ray Nayler
Current price: $26.99
When you bring back a long-extinct species, there’s more to success than the DNA. Moscow has resurrected the mammoth. But someone must teach them how to be mammoths, or they are doomed to die out again. Dr. Damira Khismatullina, an expert in elephant behavior, was brutally murdered trying to defend ... Read More about
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Ava Reid
Current price: $19.99
An instant Indie and #1 New York Times bestseller! “Achingly atmospheric and beautifully sharp, A Study in Drowning will draw you in from the first page.” —Rory Power, New York Times bestselling author of Wilder Girls Bestselling author Ava Reid makes her YA debut in this dark academic fantasy perf ... Read More about
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Richard E. Grant
Current price: $28.99
Academy Award–nominated actor Richard E. Grant’s “genuine and compelling” (The New York Times), “moving and entertaining” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) memoir about finding happiness in even the darkest of days. Richard E. Grant emigrated from Swaziland to London in 1982, with dreams of making ... Read More about
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T. Kingfisher
Current price: $14.99
An Instant USA Today & Indie BestsellerA Barnes & Noble Book of the Year FinalistA Goodreads Best Horror Choice Award Nominee A gripping and atmospheric reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” from Hugo, Locus, & Nebula award-winning author T. Kingfisher When Al ... Read More about
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The follow-up to T. Kingfisher’s bestselling gothic novella, What Moves the Dead. Retired soldier, Alex Easton, returns in a horrifying new adventure. *A very special hardcover edition, featuring a foil stamp on the casing and custom endpapers illustrated by the author.* After their terrifying orde ... Read More about
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Emily Austin
Current price: $27.99
A fast-paced, hilarious, and ultimately hopeful novel for anyone who has ever worried they might be a terrible person—from the bestselling author of Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead. Enid is obsessed with space. She can tell you all about black holes and their ability to spaghettify you wi ... Read More about
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This gorgeous foiled edition of THE LIGHTNING THIEF with new interior art is the perfect accompaniment to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series The son of a sea god has never looked so good! Rick Riordan's classic first novel, THE LIGHTNING THIEF, has been dressed up in a deluxe edition with a ... Read More about
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Colleen Oakley
Current price: $18.00
A Good Morning America Buzz Pick * A Marie Claire Book Club Pick for April * A Reader's Digest Book Club Pick for April * A LibraryReads Pick * One of Southern Living's Most Anticipated 2023 Releases * One of Today's Most Anticipated 2023 Releases An unforgettable pairing of a college dropout and an ... Read More about
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Laura C. Stevenson
Current price: $17.99
2023 Global Book Awards Finalist (Historical Fiction) 2022 Foreword INDIES Finalist (Mystery-Adult Fiction) 2022 IPNE Finalist (Genre Fiction) The steward of Willingford Hall was murdered in the Dell on 12 March 1919. I found his body because I'd been thrown by a horse. It's difficult to say which ... Read More about
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Sloane Crosley
Current price: $27.00
One of the Most Anticipated Books of the Year: TIME, The Washington Post, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Publishers Weekly, Paste, The Millions, Kirkus Reviews, Lit Hub, Real Simple, Nylon, BookPage, The Story Exchange, Sunset, and Zibby Mag Disarmingly witty and poignant, Sloane Crosley’s memoir explores mul ... Read More about
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A “compelling” (The Wall Street Journal) account of the only mutiny in the history of the United States Navy—a little-known but once notorious event that cost three young men their lives—part murder mystery, part courtroom drama, and as propulsive and dramatic as the bestselling novels of Patrick O’ ... Read More about
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A modern amorality play about a 17-year-old girl, the wilder shores of connoisseurship, and the power of false friends Maman was exigeante—there is no English word–and I had the benefit of her training. Others may not be so fortunate. If some other young girl, with two million dollars at stake, find ... Read More about
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Pip Williams
Current price: $17.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • “Delightful . . . [a] captivating and slyly subversive fictional paean to the real women whose work on the Oxford English Dictionary went largely unheralded.”—The New York Times Book Review “A marvelous fiction about the power of language to elev ... Read More about
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Kenneth M. Cadow
Current price: $17.99
A 2023 National Book Award FinalistA Michael L. Printz Honor Book "Arguably one of the finest novels of the year."—Booklist (starred review) A resourceful teenager in rural Vermont struggles to hold on to the family home while his mom recovers from addiction in this striking debut novel. Ian Gray is ... Read More about
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Benjamin Stevenson
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From the bestselling author of Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone, a fiendishly fun locked room (train) murder mystery that "offers a tip of the hat to the great Agatha Christie novel while at the same time being a modern reinvention of it" (Nita Prose) -- perfect for fans of Richard Osman and ... Read More about
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"A beautiful, courageous book.”Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese Monstrous is poignant young adult graphic memoir about a Korean-American girl who uses fandom and art-making to overcome racist bullying. Perfect for fans of Almost American Girl!Sarah has always struggled to fit in. Born ... Read More about
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Heather Fawcett
Current price: $18.00
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A curmudgeonly professor journeys to a small town in the far north in this “incredibly fun journey through fae lands and dark magic” (NPR), the start of a heartwarming and enchanting new fantasy series.“A darkly gorgeous fantasy that sparkles with snow and magic.”—Sangu Mandann ... Read More about
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The powerful story of an inspiring doctor who made a difference, by helping to create a program to care for Boston’s homeless community—by the Pulitzer Prize–winning, New York Times bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains “I couldn’t put Rough Sleepers down. I am ... Read More about
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Derek B. Miller
Current price: $28.99
From the Dagger Award–winning author of Norwegian by Night comes a vivid, thrilling, and moving World War II art-heist-adventure tale where enemies become heroes, allies become villains, and a child learns what it means to become an adult—for fans of All the Light We Cannot See. August, 1943. Fourte ... Read More about
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Laura C. Stevenson
Current price: $17.99
2023 Global Book Awards Finalist (Historical Fiction) 2022 Foreword INDIES Finalist (Mystery-Adult Fiction) 2022 IPNE Finalist (Genre Fiction) The steward of Willingford Hall was murdered in the Dell on 12 March 1919. I found his body because I'd been thrown by a horse. It's difficult to say which ... Read More about
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"A delight from start to finish. If you like Agatha Christie, you’ll love this.” - Alex Michaelides, # 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient Veep meets Agatha Christie in this intelligent, wildly funny, literary mystery for fans of Richard Osman, Anthony Horowitz, and Nita Prose ... Read More about
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Knives Out and Clue meet Agatha Christie and The Thursday Murder Club in this “utterly original” (Jane Harper), “not to be missed” (Karin Slaughter), fiendishly clever blend of classic and modern murder mystery. “A witty twist on classic whodunits… Stevenson not only 'plays fair,' he plays the myste ... Read More about
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INSTANT #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER • A rollicking history of England’s kings and queens from Arthur to Elizabeth I, a tale of power, glory, and excessive beheadings by award-winning British actor and comedian David Mitchell “Clever, amusing, gloriously bizarre and razor sharp. Mitchell [is] a funny ... Read More about
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Paul Harding
Current price: $17.99
Shortlisted for the 2023 Booker Prize Finalist for the 2023 National Book Award for Fiction One of Barack Obama's 15 favorite books of 2023 • A New Yorker Best Books of 2023 • An NPR 2023 "Book We Love" Pick and Top 10 Book of 2023 • One of Time's 100 Must-Read Books of 2023 • One of the New York Ti ... Read More about
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Lauren Layne, Anthony Ledonne
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From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne--and her real-life husband and high school sweetheart, Anthony LeDonne--comes a new holiday rom-com that is sure to warm even the coldest heart. Katherine, an ambitious New York City attorney, gets diagnosed with a concussion and must be monitored ... Read More about
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Bryan Washington
Current price: $28.00
“Tender and poignant, Washington’s latest hits the spot.” – PEOPLE Magazine From the bestselling, award-winning author of Memorial and Lot, an irresistible, intimate novel about two young men, once best friends, whose lives collide again after a loss. Cam is living in Los Angeles and falling apart ... Read More about
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Sadeqa Johnson
Current price: $17.00
From the New York Times bestselling author of House of Eve—a 2023 Reese’s Book Club Pick! *A Best Book of the Year by NPR and Christian Science Monitor* Called “wholly engrossing” by New York Times bestselling author Kathleen Grissom, this “fully immersive” (Lisa Wingate, #1 bestselling author of B ... Read More about
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