Episode 5: UpLit, Escapism, and Activism!

Bel Canto: A Novel By Ann Patchett Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780060838720
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 7th, 2023

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award • Winner of the Orange Prize • National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

"Bel Canto is its own universe. A marvel of a book." —Washington Post Book World


The New Me By Halle Butler Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143133605
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Published: Penguin Books - March 5th, 2019

"[A] definitive work of millennial literature . . . wretchedly riveting." —Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker

Girls Office Space My Year of Rest and Relaxation + anxious sweating = The New Me.” Entertainment Weekly


There There By Tommy Orange Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525436140
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A wondrous and shattering award-winning novel that follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize.


A Noise Downstairs: A Novel By Linwood Barclay Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062678263
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 3rd, 2019

The New York Times bestselling author of No Time for Goodbye returns with a haunting psychological thriller that blends the twists and turns of Gillian Flynn with the driving suspense of Harlan Coben, in which a man is troubled by odd sounds for which there is no rational explanation.


Verify By Joelle Charbonneau Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062803627
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Published: HarperTeen - September 24th, 2019

“Wow! Shades of Fahrenheit 451 and Orwell’s 1984. Painfully real and urgent. Read this book.” —Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series


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Sorcery of Thorns By Margaret Rogerson Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781481497619
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 4th, 2019

A New York Times bestseller!

“A bewitching gem...I absolutely loved every moment of this story.” —Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series
“If you loved the Hogwarts Library…you’ll be right at home at Summershall.” —Katherine Arden, New York Times bestselling autho


The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall By Shannon Kirk Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781944387082
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Published: Reputation Books - September 6th, 2016

What if you could choose your heaven now? Go on a celestial shopping trip of sorts? Thirty-five-year-old Vivienne does just that, as she lies dying in the ICU; a fatal walk into the path of a truck. In her final week of life, Vivienne treks through the Heavens of a priest, a best friend, a homeless child, and a lover who never was.


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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel By Gabrielle Zevin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781616204518
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 2nd, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BY THE AUTHOR OF TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING LUCY HALE & KUNNAL NAYAR


“A fun, page-turning delight.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“Funny, tender, and moving, The Storied Life of A. J.


The Trouble with Goats and Sheep: A Novel By Joanna Cannon Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781501121906
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Published: Scribner - June 20th, 2017

“I loved this book.


Things Invisible to See: A Novel By Nancy Willard Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781480481695
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Published: Open Road Media - May 13th, 2014

The first novel by Newbery Award–winning author Nancy Willard: A stunning story of magic and miracles, and a testament to the enduring power of faith and love 

Ben and Willie Harkissian are twin brothers (think Cain and Abel, Jacob and Esau) growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on the eve of World War II.


Practical Magic: 25th Anniversary Edition (The Practical Magic Series #1) By Alice Hoffman, Alice Hoffman (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Alice Hoffman, Alice Hoffman (Introduction by)
$19.00
ISBN: 9780425190371
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Published: Berkley - August 5th, 2003

*25th Anniversary Edition*—with an Introduction by the Author!

The Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic, Magic Lessons, and The Book of Magic.


A Man Called Ove: A Novel By Fredrik Backman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781476738024
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Published: Atria Books - May 5th, 2015

Now a major motion picture A Man Called Otto starring Tom Hanks!

#1 New York Times bestseller—more than 3 million copies sold!

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse.


Fever Pitch By Nick Hornby Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781573226882
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 1st, 1998

“Whether you are interested in football or not, this is tears-running-down-your-face funny, read-bits-out-loud-to-complete-strangers funny, but also highly perceptive and honest about Hornby’s obsession and the state of the game.” —GQ


The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared By Jonas Jonasson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781401324643
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Published: Hachette Books - September 11th, 2012

A larger-than-life old man with a fondness for vodka goes on an unexpected adventure in this whimsical novel -- perfect for fans of Forrest Gump and A Man Called Ove.

The international publishing sensation -- more than six million copies sold worldwide!

A reluctant centenarian much like Forrest Gump (if Gump were an explosives expert) decides it's n


The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man: A Novel By Jonas Jonasson, Rachel Willson-Broyles Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062838551
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 15th, 2019

The hysterical, clever, and unforgettable sequel to Jonas Jonasson’s international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared.

He's back. Even older. Even funnier.


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The Hate U Give: A Printz Honor Winner By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best  ·  William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · Coretta Scott King Honor Book · #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds


Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women By Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo, Rebel Girls Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780997895810
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Published: Rebel Girls - November 10th, 2016

Feminist Baby By Loryn Brantz, Loryn Brantz (Illustrator), Loryn Brantz (Cover design or artwork by) Cover Image
By Loryn Brantz, Loryn Brantz (Illustrator), Loryn Brantz (Cover design or artwork by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781484778586
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 11th, 2017

Feminist Baby likes pink and blue. Sometimes she'll throw up on you!

Feminist Baby chooses what to wearand if you don't like it she doesn't care!


Red: A Crayon's Story By Michael Hall, Michael Hall (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Hall, Michael Hall (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062252074
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 3rd, 2015

A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times–bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo. This funny, heartwarming, colorful picture book about finding the courage to be true to your inner self can be read on multiple levels, and it offers something for everyone.


Pride Colors By Robin Stevenson Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459820708
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - March 12th, 2019

"Awash in messages of love and the celebration of individuality... A rare treat for both Pride Day and everyday sharing."--School Library Journal, starred review

★ "A good thing comes in a small, rainbow package...A joyful, affirming, pride-filled read."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Where The Lost Dogs Go: A Story of Love, Search, and the Power of Reunion By Susannah Charleson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358298663
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Published: Harvest - June 16th, 2020

From a New York Times best-selling author, an important and heartfelt exploration into the world of lost dogs and the power of reunion

One in six dogs goes missing at some point, leaving bereft owners to search high and low, hang Missing posters, check shelters, and hope for good news. But amid these grim statistics, countless happy endings are forged.


Scent Of The Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog By Susannah Charleson Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780547422572
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Published: Harvest - January 19th, 2011

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.


The Possibility Dogs: What I Learned from Second-Chance Rescues About Service, Hope, and Healing By Susannah Charleson Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780544228023
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Published: Harvest - June 3rd, 2014

“Reading The Possibility Dogs is like taking an amazing literary journey with a dear friend by your side. The characters you meet will enchant you, but the storyteller will capture your heart.


Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set: Paperback Classic Collection (The Hunger Games) By Suzanne Collins Cover Image
$38.97
ISBN: 9780545670319
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 24th, 2014

Suzanne Collins's worldwide-bestselling Hunger Games trilogy is now available in a paperback box set! This edition features the books with the classic cover art in a striking new package.

Now available, a paperback box set of the Hunger Games! This box set features the original cover artwork from the ground-breaking, bestselling trilogy.


Golden State By Ben H. Winters Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316505437
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Published: Mulholland Books - January 14th, 2020

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling novelist Ben H. Winters comes a mind-bending novel set in a world governed by absolute truth, where lies are as dangerous as murder.


Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: Reese's Book Club (A Novel) By Gail Honeyman Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735220690
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Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick


The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments Box Set By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$32.90
ISBN: 9780593311646
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Published: Anchor - November 3rd, 2020

A box set of Margaret Atwood's bestselling companioned novels, The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments


Nightbird By Alice Hoffman Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780385389617
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Published: Yearling - March 8th, 2016

Bestselling author Alice Hoffman’s bewitching Nightbird is perfect for ages 10-13: love and friendship empower a lonely girl to embrace her uniqueness and discover her strengths.  


Educated: A Memoir By Tara Westover Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590504
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Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER • One of the most acclaimed books of our time: an unforgettable memoir about a young woman who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University