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The Paris Hours: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250307187
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - May 5th, 2020

Michael Recommends


A Thousand Moons: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735223103
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - April 21st, 2020

Michael Recommends


The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781501178412
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

Michael Recommends


The Book of Longings: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525429760
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - April 21st, 2020

Michael Recommends


How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501132735
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 8th, 2019

Tyrinne Recommends


The Deep Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525537908
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 10th, 2020

Tyrinne Recommends


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The Other Americans: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525436034
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 17th, 2020

A page-turning novel revolving around the suspicious death of Driss Guerraoui. When Driss is killed in a hit and run, his death brings together a diverse cast of characters. As the mystery behind who killed Driss slowly unfolds secrets and lies are revealed. -- Tyrinne


If They Come for Us: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525509783
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Published: One World - August 7th, 2018

Tyrinne Recommends


House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635574043
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

Anastasia Recommends


The Undocumented Americans Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399592683
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

Anastasia Recommends


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Sabrina & Corina: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525511304
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - April 7th, 2020

A collection of unique short stories by a debut author, taking place in Denver, Colorado each with a strong female voice. Each story is thought provoking, exploring the themes of abandonment, family, culture, and growing up. You will become invested in the characters and their stories. -- Anastasia


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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501116858
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - January 9th, 2018

This debut novel is an intriguing mystery that is completely unpredictable. When a regular bookstore customer commits suicide, bookseller Lydia dives into the mystery of his psyche. In doing so, she starts to remember her own childhood mystery. -- Anastasia


Always Home: A Daughter's Recipes & Stories: Foreword by Alice Waters Cover Image
By Fanny Singer, Alice Waters (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781524732516
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - March 31st, 2020

Susan Recommends


An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616208684
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - February 5th, 2019

Susan Recommends


My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062422941
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Wave - May 1st, 2018

Susan Recommends


The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250077707
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - April 25th, 2017

Susan Recommends


Oona Out of Order: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250236609
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 25th, 2020

Ellen Recommends


The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062862822
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Published: Ecco - May 7th, 2019

Signed copies available while supplies last -- Ellen


Things You Save in a Fire: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250047328
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Published: St. Martin's Press - August 13th, 2019

Ellen Recommends


The Wives Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781525809781
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graydon House - December 30th, 2019

Ellen Recommends