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Posted on: January 5, 2024

Circe

Circe

by Madeline Miller

Follows Circe, the banished witch daughter of Helios, as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and...

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Posted on: December 12, 2023

The Argonauts

The Argonauts

by Maggie Nelson

A genre-bending memoir, a work of 'autotheory' offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the a...

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Posted on: November 3, 2023

A Field Guide to Getting Lost

A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit

by Rebecca Solnit

A series of autobiographical essays that draws on key moments and relationships in the author's life to explore such issues as trust, loss, and desire, in a volume that focuses on a central theme of losing oneself in the pleasure...

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

Eileen

Eileen

by Ottessa Moshfegh

A lonely young woman working in a boys' prison outside Boston in the early 60s is pulled into a very strange crime, in a mordant, harrowing story of obsession and suspense.

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

Convenience Store Woman

Convenience Store Woman

by Sayaka Murata

Keiko Furukura had always been considered a strange child, and her parents always worried how she would get on in the real world, so when she takes on a job in a convenience store while at university, they are delighted for her. For her pa...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

If We Were Villians

If We Were Villains

by M.L. Rio

They were seven Shakespearean actors at Dellecher Classical Conservatory, rivals exchanging roles and lovers. Until opening night on their fourth year, when the competition turned ugly and violence entered the scene. Then they faced their great...

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

Conversations with Friends

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

by Sally Rooney

Frances is a cool-headed and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend and comrade-in-arms is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance...

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

Loveless

Loveless

by Alice Oseman

Georgia has parents who are still in love, two sets of grandparents that are still together, and a brother who married his girlfriend, but at eighteen she has never even kissed someone (not even her lesbian best friend, Felipa) or particula...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

Noor

Noor

by Nnedi Okorafor

When everything goes wrong on a trip to the local market, AO, a woman with a ton of major and necessary body augmentations, must race against time across the deserts of Northern Nigeria with a Fulani herdsman named DNA in a world where ev...

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Posted on: April 10, 2023

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

On Earth We re Briefly Gorgeous

by Ocean Vuong

Reviewed by Linda:A faculty member in the UMass MFA Program and recently named a 2019 MacArthur Fellow, Ocean Vuong earned comparisons to Emily Dickinson with his first book, a collection of poetry. For his second, he turned to autobiographi...

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Posted on: March 10, 2023

Black Chalk

Black Chalk

by Christopher J. Yates

One game. Six students. Five survivors. It was only ever meant to be a game played by six best friends in their first year at Oxford University; a game of consequences, silly forfeits, and childish dares. But then the game changed: ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2023

Crying in H Mart

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

by Michelle Zauner

From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother, and forging her ow...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Payback's a Witch

Payback's a Witch by Lana Harper

by Lana Harper

The witch is back and ready for revenge with a little help from her friends in this fresh, sizzling rom-com by Lana Harper. Emmy Harlow is a witch but not a very powerful one – in part because she hasn't been home to the m...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

A Master of Djinn

A Master of Djinn

by P. Djèlí Clark

Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark returns to his popular alternate Cairo universe for his fantasy novel debut, A Master of Djinn. Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha'arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of A...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Severance

Severance by Ling Ma

by Ling Ma

After an epidemic causes most New Yorkers to flee, Candace Chen stays behind and continues her routine: going to work, getting paid, and blogging about the deserted city. Eventually, though, Candace will have to leave – putting her at ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Migrations

Migrations

by Charlotte McConaghy

Franny Stone has always been a wanderer. By following the ocean's tides and the birds that soar above, she can forget the losses that have haunted her life. But when the wild she so loves begins to disappear, Franny can no l...

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