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War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi

War Girls hits the ground running and doesn’t stop until the last page. Full of heart-pounding action and terrible, beautiful technology, Onyebuchi’s created an incredible future Nigeria that jumps off the page. The sister-bond between Onyii and Ify is a bright spark of love and hope in this unflinching look at the toll war takes on children and teens. Give this to fans of post-apocalyptic dystopias and Black Panther—these genius warriors with enormous hearts are prime candidates for the Dora Milaje. - J Gallo

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780451481672
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Published: Razorbill - October 15th, 2019

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

Move over Holden Caulfield, Juliet is here! Rivera sums up the awkward feeling of being caught between worlds and of trying to figure out what you believe. We follow Juliet on a journey of learning: through the LGBTQIA+ community, the Puerto Rican radicals before her, about her own family, her hero (they’re never who they seem), and most importantly, herself. This book is perfect for teens who have been waiting to see themselves reflected in the books they read. - MJ

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108178
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Published: Dial Books - September 17th, 2019

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

After getting caught with her secret girlfriend, Audre is sent away from her home in Trinidad to live with her father in the U.S. There, she meets Mabel, and neither girl’s life is ever the same again. In lyrical prose that tumbles and flows with ease, Stars draws you into the girls’ intimate world. A love story brimming with emotion, tragedy, and hope. - Katherine

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ISBN: 9780525555483
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

The Sweetest Fruits by Monique Truong

The Sweetest Fruits, Monique Truong is a brilliantly fictional retelling of the life of the Greek-Irish writer Lafcadio Hearn told through the stories of the three women, across multiple continents, who changed the direction of his life. This book is the best type of storytelling- one that connects to all senses, through journeys in time and place, and where the decisions and reflections of these women speak to the push and pull of women’s needs throughout time. A creative and beautiful tale. - Casey

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780735221017
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Published: Viking - September 3rd, 2019

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarcruz

Polish literary fiction? Animal rights-oriented crime novel? Astrologically guided former civil engineer with a penchant for Blake? Check, check, check. I wasn’t really sure which bucket to put this beautifully written pastoral in, but really it can fit anyone looking for stellar writing or a meditatively paced mystery. I think I’m going to have to dig up anything else Tokarcruz has available in English. - Dave

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By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525541332
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 13th, 2019

The Conscious Closet by Elizabeth L. Cline

Let your closet do some good, and pay attention to where your donated clothes are going. The Conscious Closet will give you techniques to green-ify your wardrobe, and Fashionopolis takes an unflinching look at the fast-fashion industry and its impact on the world. Either one of these books would be great for environmentally conscious folks wanting to bring their Earth-friendly values into more of their lives. - J Gallo

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ISBN: 9781524744304
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Published: Plume - August 20th, 2019

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780735224018
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Published: Penguin Press - September 3rd, 2019

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

I loved Naomi Novik’s Uprooted so much that I have spent years awaiting Spinning Silver, and it did NOT disappoint. Spinning is not a sequel to Uprooted, but it follows in a similar style: adventure fantasy loosely inspired by a classic fairy tale and set in medieval Eastern Europe. Different from Uprooted, however, Spinning is told from the rotating viewpoints of a sizeable cast of characters, centering around three strong but very different female characters. Novik does a fantastic job of building excitement and constantly accelerating the plot. Overall, even though it’s set in winter (too much winter!) in a cold region, I found it the perfect summer read.

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ISBN: 9780399180996
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Published: Del Rey - May 7th, 2019

I loved Naomi Novik’s Uprooted so much that I have spent years awaiting Spinning Silver, and it did NOT disappoint. Spinning is not a sequel to Uprooted, but it follows in a similar style: adventure fantasy loosely inspired by a classic fairy tale and set in medieval Eastern Europe. Different from Uprooted, however, Spinning is told from the rotating viewpoints of a sizeable cast of characters, centering around three strong but very different female characters. Novik does a fantastic job of building excitement and constantly accelerating the plot. Overall, even though it’s set in winter (too much winter!) in a cold region, I found it the perfect summer read.


The Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

This book is subtle yet surreal, and a bit of a ride. With characters anyone can relate to, and actions that aren't so easy to relate to, this is the perfect summer read. The story winds its way along and the reader wants to try and figure out what is going to happen. Tuck this in your bag for the times when you have a moment to escape into the story. You will want to read it to the end as quickly as you can. Enjoy! —Karen Burgess, Book Group Ambassador

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780525563020
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Published: Vintage - April 30th, 2019

This book is subtle yet surreal, and a bit of a ride.  With characters anyone can relate to, and actions that aren't so easy to relate to, this is the perfect summer read.  The story winds its way along and the reader wants to try and figure out what is going to happen.  Tuck this in your bag for the times when you have a moment to escape into the story.  You will want to read it to the end as quickly as you can.  Enjoy! —Karen Burgess, Book Group Ambassador


Barbarian Days by William Finnegan

This is a perfect summer nonfiction read for anytime you want an escape. Finnegan paints with vivid strokes the places and times that shaped his identity as a surfer, from Hawaii to Santa Cruz, to parts few of us will ever hear about, much less see. The passion of a surfer will keep you turning pages that exude salt air and the feel of the ocean beneath a board under your feet. - Jocelyn

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780143109396
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Published: Penguin Books - April 26th, 2016

Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler

This is a classic of the modern Witchcraft movement. Adler takes a close look at the religions and spiritual movements of those outside of the norm of organized religion, shedding some light on an otherwise oft-misunderstood demographic of the country. This is perfect for anyone curious about the swiftly growing movement of contemporary witches and pagans. - J Gallo

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$23.00
ISBN: 9780143038191
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Books - October 3rd, 2006

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