Maggie H's Picks

Dawn: Stories Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780525576938
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Published: SJP for Hogarth - April 23rd, 2019

Each of these stories begins with a guttural laugh and ends with a knife to the heart. Written from a Turkish prison, where the author remains, this powerful collection is a consume-in-one-sitting kind of deal, but will remain with you for weeks afterwards.


Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781948226196
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Published: Catapult - May 7th, 2019

Prior-Palmer’s post-high school restlessness leads her to enter the world’s longest horse race on a whim, and so she travels to Mongolia to ride 25 different horses over 1,000 kilometers of harsh, lonely landscape. It was refreshing to read about women being ruthlessly competitive in a high-stakes athletic event. For fans of hardcore female survival stories - i.e. Wild and Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube.


The Inspired Houseplant: Transform Your Home with Indoor Plants from Kokedama to Terrariums and Water Gardens to Edibles Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781632171771
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Published: Sasquatch Books - January 29th, 2019

For those who aspire to live in an indoor jungle of their own making, but have a terrible history of killing their plant children within the first month. Helpful tips, gorgeous photographs, and creative display ideas.


Queenie Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501196010
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - March 19th, 2019

Like Bridget Jones’ Diary, but with casual racism and a frank conversation about mental health.


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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982102807
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Published: Atria Books - April 2nd, 2019

You know when you're going through a particularly rough time in life, and there's that one friend who sits you down and has a gentle, warm, firm, and terrifying conversation with you that opens your eyes to the fact that life happens whether or not you take time to appreciate it? This book is that friend. Mary Laura Philpott is that friend.


Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735224827
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Published: Penguin Books - May 29th, 2018

Never did I think I would laugh so hard over a story about a garbage disposal.


The Water Cure: A Novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780385543873
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Published: Doubleday - January 8th, 2019

The Road meets The Handmaid’s Tale meets Castaway

Not just another feminist dystopia. Truly a fascinating look at power dynamics between men and women when all of humanity is stripped away. The compelling, strong, and distinct characters drive this story to its shiver-inducing conclusion.


When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062656209
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Published: Harper - January 15th, 2019

Part medical history, part memoir, all heart (or kidney, or liver, or….) Although it’s now a commonplace medical procedure, the first physicians who experimented with organ transplantation were outcasts in their profession. How did we get from there to here, and what drives a medical student to pursue this immensely challenging field?


The Dreamers: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812994162
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Published: Random House - January 15th, 2019

What starts as my ultimate dream - sleeping for days on end without interruption - soon turns into a nightmare for a small college town when students who’ve fallen into this deep slumber fail to wake. Walker turns this seemingly innocuous concept into a fascinating look at social and familial norms, and how they collapse in time of uncertainty.


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