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Revelator: A novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525657385
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Published: Knopf - August 31st, 2021

Stella is a descendant of a line of women haunted by their family's own personal God, holed up in a Tennessee Mountain. This Gothis novel pulls you deeper into its mysteries with every page until it unfolds to reveal its final, terrifying truth. Utterly gripping.


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Light From Uncommon Stars Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250789068
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Published: Tor Books - September 28th, 2021

Your heart will break and be mended by this story of Katrina Nguyen, a talented violinist being scouted for her soul by a woman fearefully known as the Queen of Hell, who herself is in thrall to a lovely donut lady from another planet. An unexpected science fantasy genre mash-up centered on queer and trans characters. And so many donuts!


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Plain Bad Heroines: A Novel Cover Image
By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator)
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062942852
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Published: William Morrow - October 20th, 2020

Alternating between the gothic horror of a girl's school in 1902 and the making of a movie of a book in current day, this novel unfolds like matryoshka dolls, revealing a narrative within a narrative within a narrative, all of it haunted with the terrifying buzz of yellow jackets and doomed queer romance.  Spellbinding!


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Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374280468
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 8th, 2021

I loved Katharina, the cantankerous, incorrigible narrator of this historical novel inspired by the true story of the witch trial of Johannes Kepler's mother. 


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$27.00
ISBN: 9780525620785
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Published: Del Rey - June 30th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
 


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The Five Wounds: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393242836
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 30th, 2021

A year in the life of a fractured family in New Mexico, this book follows Amadeo on his quest for forgiveness as he struggles to reconcile his past mistakes and ongoing addiction with a desire to reconnect with his faith and family.  This is a surprisingly funny and tragic story, with moments of reverence and sacrilege.  You will fall for this broken family working towards redemption. 


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Milk Fed: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982142490
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Published: Scribner - February 2nd, 2021

Raw, unflinching, funny, and sensuous, this book can inspire both revulsion and desire in the same paragraph.  This book explores Miriam's fraught relationship with food and sexuality, exploring both in surprising and shocking ways.  


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$24.99
ISBN: 9781781087947
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Published: Solaris - October 15th, 2020

Can a philosophical exploration of invasion and rebellion and what it means to be an artist also be a page turner?  Absolutely yes!  This book features a lovable automaton dragon and artist Gyen Jebi, who is trying to find their way in a world that has been occupied by invading forces. 


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In the Dream House: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781644450031
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

Carmen Maria Machado weaves together a variety of storytelling styles to create a memoir of her time in an abusive relationship with a woman.  A difficult, engaging, and surprisingly funny book.  Pairs well with dashed dreams, quarantine, and hot tea.


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$19.95
ISBN: 9781551528236
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - November 3rd, 2020

Twin sisters and their mother come together in Lagos to confront themselves and each other and heal the wounds of the past.  This beautiful novel woven with Nigerian folklore and lush descriptions of food examines what it means to be connected to life and other humans.  


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