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Thornhedge By T. Kingfisher Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250244093
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Published: Tor Books - August 15th, 2023

The tale of Sleeping Beauty and fairy folklore meet in this charming new story from T. Kingfisher. You'll devour this book as quickly as a toad devours a fly, which makes it perfect for reading out loud with someone you love. Thornhedge is a fairy tale at its finest -- there's a princess, a changeling, a knight, and a curse, but nothing is as simple as it seems, "...nothing with fairies is ever simple."

The Seas By Samantha Hunt Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947793569
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Published: Tin House Books - July 16th, 2019

This deep and dazzling novel transports you to a small fishing town on the rocky northern coast, and into the magical mind of our young narrator who believes herself to be a mermaid. Dealing with themes of loss, first love, alcoholism, PTSD, etymology, and isolation, Samantha Hunt's unique poetic voice sparkles like the sea in this tragic coming-of-age story. The perfect quick read for a dark and stormy night, only you'll be sad when it's over. 

Cat's Cradle: A Novel By Kurt Vonnegut Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385333481
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - September 8th, 1998

Science fiction, religious satire, and Vonnegut's signature dark, candid comedy come together to tell a story of humanity's downfall. The sudden and dramatic ending will leave you spinning. A story for the open-minded reader from one of the best American writers. 

Raven Black: Book One of the Shetland Island Mysteries By Ann Cleeves Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312359676
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 24th, 2008

As the weather turns colder, this chilling and thrilling murder mystery will call you to your reading nook. Set in the frozen Shetland Islands, a city detective works to make sense of the small-town drama of an isolated community. An absolute page-turner -- you'll die to know how it ends.

Paper Girls, Volume 1 By Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang (Artist), Matthew Wilson (Artist) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632156747
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Published: Image Comics - April 5th, 2016

For fans of the 80's and coming-of-age adventures. Stranger Things but with a girl gang. 

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear By Elizabeth Gilbert Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594634727
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 27th, 2016

If you're a writer or an aspiring artist of any sort, Gilbert's non-fiction book on creative living is an inspiration. Maybe you're feeling stuck on a project, out of ideas, or wanting to reunite with your creative self, this book will alleviate any anxieties you might have and push you to keep going.

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood By Trevor Noah Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

You might have watched him on The Daily Show or listened to his new podcast, but behind his on-air persona is a wealth of wild stories from his youth in South Africa during the final years of apartheid. Trevor Noah's cleverness and wit stand out in this award-winning, poignant memoir.