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Of Women and Salt

Gabriela Garcia

In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE. Carmen, still wrestling with...
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No One Is Talking About This: A Novel

Patricia Lockwood
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times Book Review) , a book that asks: Is there life after the internet? As this urgent, genre-defying book opens, a woman who has recently been elevated to prominence for her social media posts travels around the world to meet her adoring fans. She is overwhelmed by navigating...
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Peaces: A Novel

Helen Oyeyemi
Format: Hardcover

When Otto and Xavier Shin declare their love, an aunt gifts them a trip on a sleeper train to mark their new commitment - and to get them out of her house. Setting off with their pet mongoose, Otto and Xavier arrive at their sleepy local train station, but quickly deduce that The Lucky...
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The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story

John Freeman
Format: Hardcover

fifty years, the American short story has changed dramatically. New voices, forms, and mixtures of genres have brought this unique US genre a thrilling burst of energy. This rich anthology celebrates this avalanche of talent. Beginning in 1970, it culls together a half century of powerful...
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Phase Six: A novel

Jim Shepard · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

In a tiny settlement on the west coast of Greenland, 11-year-old Aleq and his best friend, frequent trespassers at a mining site exposed to mountains of long-buried and thawing permafrost, carry what they pick up back into their village, and from there Shepard's harrowing and deeply...
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Popisho: A Novel

Leone Ross · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Everyone in Popisho was born...with a little something...The local name for it was cors. Magic, but more than magic. A gift, nah? Yes. From the gods: a thing that felt so inexpressibly your own.Somewhere far away -- or maybe right nearby -- lies an archipelago called Popisho. A place of stunning...
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Raft of Stars: A Novel

Andrew J. Graff
Format: Hardcover

An instant classic for fans of Jane Smiley and Kitchens of the Great Midwest: when two hardscrabble young boys think they've committed a crime, they flee into the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Will the adults trying to find and protect them reach them before it's too late?It's the summer...
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The Rock Eaters: Stories

Brenda Peynado · Penguin Books
Format: Paperback

What does it mean to be other? What does it mean to love in a world determined to keep us apart?These questions murmur in the heart of each of Brenda Peynado's strange and singular stories. Threaded with magic, transcending time and place, these stories explore what it means to cross...
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What Comes After: A Novel

JoAnne Tompkins · Riverhead Books
Format: Hardcover

In misty, coastal Washington State, Isaac lives alone with his dog, grieving the recent death of his teenage son, Daniel. Next door, Lorrie, a working single mother, struggles with a heinous act committed by her own teenage son. Separated by only a silvery stretch of trees, the two parents...
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Zorrie

Laird Hunt
Format: Hardcover

"It was Indiana, it was the dirt she had bloomed up out of, it was who she was, what she felt, how she thought, what she knew."As a girl, Zorrie Underwood's modest and hardscrabble home county was the only constant in her young life. After losing both her parents, Zorrie moved...
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