Episode 73: Literary Gatekeeping!

Comeuppance Served Cold By Marion Deeds Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250811073
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but easily available to be ordered
Published: Tordotcom - March 22nd, 2022

Marion Deeds's Comeuppance Served Cold is a hard-boiled historical fantasy of criminality and magic, couched in the glamour of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.


A Most Anticipated Pick for Buzzfeed | Bustle | Autostraddle | The Nerd Daily


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A Mirror Mended (Fractured Fables #2) By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766649
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - June 14th, 2022

A Mirror Mended is the next installment in USA Today bestselling author Alix E. Harrow's Fractured Fables series.

Finalist for the Hugo Award!


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A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables #1) By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250765352
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Published: Tordotcom - October 5th, 2021

USA Today bestselling author Alix E. Harrow's A Spindle Splintered brings her patented charm to a new version of a classic story. Featuring Arthur Rackham's original illustrations for The Sleeping Beauty, fractured and reimagined.


Husband Material (London Calling) By Alexis Hall Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781728250922
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - August 2nd, 2022

An Instant USA Today Bestseller!

"Our favourite chaos demon & stern brunch daddy return in this delicious, ridiculous, and often poignant romcom about all the ways love can grow." —Talia Hibbert, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author


Boyfriend Material (London Calling) By Alexis Hall Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781728206141
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - July 7th, 2020

"It's a fun, frothy quintessentially British romcom about a certified chaos demon and a stern brunch daddy with a heart of gold faking a relationship."—New York Times bestselling author Talia Hibbert

AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH


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Ring Shout By P. Djèlí Clark Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250767028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - October 13th, 2020

Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark returns with Ring Shout, a dark fantasy historical novella that gives a supernatural twist to the Ku Klux Klan's reign of terror

“A fantastical, brutal and thrilling triumph of the imagination...Clark’s combination of historical and political reimagining is cathartic, exhilarating and fresh.” —The New York Times


What Happened to the Bennetts By Lisa Scottoline Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525539674
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 29th, 2022

From #1 bestselling author Lisa Scottoline comes a pulse-pounding new novel.

Your family has been attacked, never again to be the same.
Now you have to choose between law…and justice.


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Idiots: Marriage, Motherhood, Milk & Mistakes By Laura Clery Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982167103
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but easily available to be ordered
Published: Gallery Books - April 5th, 2022

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

A fresh, hilarious, and relatable collection of essays about everything from motherhood and marriage to sobriety and work-life balance (or imbalance) from the nationally bestselling author of the “honest, complicated” (SheKnows) Idiot.

TRIGGER WARNING: TORN EVERYTHING!

In her first book, Idiot


Nightmare Fuel: The Science of Horror Films By Nina Nesseth Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250765215
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Tor Nightfire - July 26th, 2022

Nightmare Fuel by Nina Nesseth is a pop-science look at fear, how and why horror films get under our skin, and why we keep coming back for more.

Do you like scary movies?
Have you ever wondered why?

Nina Nesseth knows what scares you. She also knows why.


Book of Night By Holly Black Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250812193
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but easily available to be ordered
Published: Tor Books - May 3rd, 2022

"A delicious, dark, adrenaline rush of a book. I'm already dying to see Charlie Hall's next con." - New York Times bestselling author, Alix E. Harrow


Ghost Eaters: A Novel By Clay Chapman Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781683692171
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Published: Quirk Books - September 20th, 2022

“A Gothic-punk graveyard tale about what haunts history and what haunts the human soul. An addicting read that draws you into its descent from the first page.”—Chuck Wendig, New York Times best-selling author of The Book of Accidents


By the Book-A Meant To Be Novel By Jasmine Guillory Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781368053389
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Published: Hyperion Avenue - May 3rd, 2022

I Kissed Shara Wheeler: A Novel By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250244451
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but easily available to be ordered
Published: Wednesday Books - May 3rd, 2022

*INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
*INSTANT #1 INDIE BESTSELLER*
*INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER*

From the New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop and Red, White & Royal Blue comes a romantic comedy about chasing down what you want, only to find what you need...


Just Like Home By Sarah Gailey Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250174727
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Published: Tor Books - July 19th, 2022

Just Like Home is a darkly gothic thriller from nationally bestselling author Sarah Gailey, perfect for fans of Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House as well as HBO's true crime masterpiece I'll Be Gone in the Dark.


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Magic for Liars: A Novel By Sarah Gailey Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250174628
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - May 5th, 2020

A 2020 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL

Sharp, mainstream fantasy meets compelling thrills of investigative noir in Magic for Liars, a fantasy debut by rising star Sarah Gailey.


Ivy Gamble was born without magic and never wanted it.


Ivy Gamble is perfectly happy with her life – or at least, she’s perfectly fine.


The Echo Wife By Sarah Gailey Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250174666
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Tor Books - February 16th, 2021

Sarah Gailey's The Echo Wife is “a trippy domestic thriller which takes the extramarital affair trope in some intriguingly weird new directions.”--Entertainment Weekly

I’m embarrassed, still, by how long it took me to notice. Everything was right there in the open, right there in front of me, but it still took me so long to see the person I had married.


To Paradise: A Novel By Hanya Yanagihara Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385547932
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but easily available to be ordered
Published: Doubleday - January 11th, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the award-winning, best-selling author of the classic A Little Life—a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia.


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A Little Life By Hanya Yanagihara Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780804172707
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - January 26th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A stunning “portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR) about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. A masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century.


Song of Solomon: A Novel (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400033423
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An official Oprah Winfrey’s “The Books That Help Me Through” selection • The acclaimed Nobel Prize winner transfigures the coming-of-age story with this brilliantly imagined novel. Includes a new foreword by the author.


Recitatif: A Story By Toni Morrison, Zadie Smith (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Toni Morrison, Zadie Smith (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593315033
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Published: Knopf - February 1st, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A beautiful, arresting story about race and the relationships that shape us through life by the legendary Nobel Prize winner—for the first time in a beautifully produced stand-alone edition, with an introduction by Zadie Smith
 


Cuyahoga: A Novel By Pete Beatty Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982155568
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but easily available to be ordered
Published: Scribner - September 7th, 2021

Longlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel

Cuyahoga is tragic and comic, hilarious and inventive—a 19th-century legend for 21st-century America” (The Boston Globe).

Big Son is a spirit of the times—the times being 1837.


Harlem Shuffle: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385545136
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Published: Doubleday - September 14th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, this gloriously entertaining novel is “fast-paced, keen-eyed and very funny ... about race, power and the history of Harlem all disguised as a thrill-ride crime novel" (San Francisco Chronicle).


Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but easily available to be ordered
Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

On the New York Times bestseller list for over 20 weeks * A New York Times Notable Book * A National Book Award Finalist * Named a Best Book of the Year by Fresh Air, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, and many more

“If you’re looking for a superb novel, look no further.” —The Washington Post


The Lincoln Highway: A Read with Jenna Pick (A Novel) By Amor Towles Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735222359
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but easily available to be ordered
Published: Viking - October 5th, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

More than ONE MILLION copies sold

A TODAY Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick


A New York Times Notable Book, and Chosen by Oprah Daily, Time, NPR, The Washington Post, Bill Gates and Barack Obama as a Best Book of the Year


The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: An Oprah's Book Club Pick By Honoree Fanonne Jeffers Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062942937
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but easily available to be ordered
Published: Harper - August 24th, 2021

An instant New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today Bestseller • AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB SELECTION • ONE OF THE ATLANTIC'S "GREAT AMERICAN NOVELS" • BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2021 • WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION


The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) By Viet Thanh Nguyen Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802124944
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - April 12th, 2016

Now an HBO Limited Series from Executive Producers Park Chan-wook and Robert Downey Jr., Streaming Exclusively on Max

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Winner of the 2016 Edgar Award for Best First Novel
Winner of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction