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Learning to Talk: Stories Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250865366
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - June 21st, 2022

Learning to Talk is a dazzling collection of short stories from the two-time winner of the Booker Prize and #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Wolf Hall trilogy.

With a New Preface


An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us Cover Image
By Ed Yong
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593133231
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Published: Random House - June 21st, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Every kind of animal, including humans, is enclosed within its own unique sensory bubble, perceiving but a tiny sliver of our immense world.


Lapvona: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593300268
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Published: Penguin Press - June 21st, 2022

Lapvona flips all the conventions of familial and parental relations, putting hatred where love should be or a negotiation where grief should be . . .


On Animals Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982181543
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - June 21st, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Magnificent.” —The New York Times * “Beguiling, observant, and howlingly funny.” —San Francisco Chronicle * “Spectacular.” —Star Tribune (Minneapolis) * “Full of astonishments.” —The Boston Globe

Susan Orlean—the belove


Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525565994
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Published: Vintage - June 21st, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the world's leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest—a moving, deeply personal journey of discovery


A Year to the Day Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062854438
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Published: HarperTeen - June 21st, 2022

National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Robin Benway returns with a story of love, loss, and sisterhood reminiscent of I’ll Give You the Sun and Every Day. Told in reverse chronological order, A Year to the Day will claim a permanent home in your heart.


The Judge's List: A Novel (The Whistler #2) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593157848
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Published: Vintage - June 21st, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Investigator Lacy Stoltz follows the trail of a serial killer, and closes in on a shocking suspect—a sitting judge—in “one of the best crime reads of the year.… Bristling with high-tech detail and shivering with suspense…. Worth staying up all night to finish” (Wall Street Journal).


A Slow Fire Burning: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735211247
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 21st, 2022

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


The scorching new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train.

 
A Slow Fire Burning twists and turns like a great thriller should, but it's also deep, intelligent and intensely human.” – Lee Child


The Catch: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593134290
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Published: Random House - June 21st, 2022

A young woman searches for the truth about her father—and the secrets of her family—in this “big-hearted debut that absolutely crackles with smarts” (Emma Straub).

“A warm and funny debut novel . . . perceptive, wry, and witty.”—The New York Times


Filthy Animals Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525538929
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 21st, 2022

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER 

WINNER OF THE STORY PRIZE

SHORTLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY USA TODAY, NPR, VULTURE, MARIE CLAIRE, THE TIMES OF LONDON, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY


The World Needs More Purple Schools (My Purple World) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593434901
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 21st, 2022

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • It's back to school with Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart! Learn how to paint your school purple with this follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller The World Needs More Purple People.


Castle Shade: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525620884
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Published: Bantam - June 21st, 2022

A queen, a castle, a dark and ageless threat—all await Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes in this chilling adventure.


Ridgeline: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250310484
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - June 21st, 2022

The thrilling, long-awaited return of the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Revenant

Winner of the 2022 Spur Award for Best Western Historical Novel
Winner of the 2021 David. J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction
2021 Montana Book Award Honoree


Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250849311
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Published: Picador - June 21st, 2022

The startling, witty, highly anticipated second novel from the critically acclaimed author of Atmospheric Disturbances.


The Secret Keeper of Jaipur: A Novel for Book Clubs Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780778386339
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Published: Mira Books - June 21st, 2022

A NEW NOVEL BY THE AUTHOR OF THE HENNA ARTIST, A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

Good Morning America's "27 Books for June"

PopSugar's Best Summer Reads of 2021


This Wicked Fate (This Poison Heart) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547609208
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 21st, 2022

Would you tempt even the most dangerous fate to save the ones you love?

Briseis has one chance to save her mother, but she'll need to do the impossible: find the last fragment of the deadly Absyrtus Heart. To locate the missing piece, she must turn to the blood relatives she's never known, learn about their secret powers, and take her place in their ancient lineage.


You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538719350
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 21st, 2022

In this New York Times bestseller and Indie Next Pick from writer and performer Amber Ruffin and her older sister Lacey Lamar, the sisters banter with humor and heart as they share absurd anecdotes about everyday experiences of racism.


The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu: A Novel Cover Image
By Tom Lin
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316542142
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 21st, 2022

Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence
Finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award

A Chinese American assassin sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and exact revenge on her abductors in this New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice: a twist on the classic western from "an astonishing new voice" (Jonathan Lethem).

Orphaned young, Ming Tsu,


This Poison Heart Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781547609956
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 21st, 2022

Darkness blooms in bestselling author Kalynn Bayron's new contemporary fantasy about a girl with a unique and deadly power.

Briseis has a gift: with a single touch she can grow plants from tiny seeds to rich blooms.


Wayward: A novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593312490
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Published: Vintage - June 21st, 2022

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • A “furious and addictive new novel” (The New York Times) about mothers and daughters, and one woman's midlife reckoning as she flees her suburban life.


An Island Wedding: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063141889
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Published: Avon - June 21st, 2022

New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan brings us a delightful summer novel that will sweep you away to the remote Scottish island of Mure, where two very different weddings are about to take place…


Here for the Drama Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781525811449
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Published: Graydon House - June 21st, 2022

It wouldn't be the theater without a few theatrics...


KINDergarten: Where Kindness Matters Every Day Cover Image
By Vera Ahiyya, Joey Chou (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593484623
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Published: Random House Studio - June 21st, 2022

Written by kindergarten teacher and Instagram influencer affectionately known as the Tutu Teacher, comes a picture book about a class that creates a kindness pledge to ensure that their class is the kindest it can possibly be.


In the Beautiful Country Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063118980
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Published: Quill Tree Books - June 28th, 2022

For fans of Jasmine Warga and Thanhhà Lại, this is a stunning novel in verse about a young Taiwanese immigrant to America who is confronted by the stark difference between dreams and reality.


The Cost of Knowing Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534445468
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 21st, 2022

Four starred reviews!

Dear Martin meets They Both Die at the End in this gripping, evocative novel about a Black teen who has the power to see into the future, whose life turns upside down when he foresees his younger brother’s imminent death, from the acclaimed author of SLAY.

Sixteen-year-old Alex Rufus is trying his best.


War and American Life: Reflections on Those Who Serve and Sacrifice Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781684580996
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Published: Brandeis University Press - June 20th, 2022

An engaging collection of essays focusing on American veterans.

War and American Life is a book of essays and reflections by celebrated historian and former marine James Wright, who has been active as an advocate, teacher, and scholar.


The Ballad of Perilous Graves Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780759557192
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Published: Redhook - June 21st, 2022

"Funny, wild, witty, and profound.


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The House Across the Lake: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593183199
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Published: Dutton - June 21st, 2022

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Named a most anticipated summer book by USA Today, People, E! News, Cosmopolitan, PureWow, CNN.com, New York Post, CrimeReads, POPSUGAR, and more 


The Desperate Hours: One Hospital's Fight to Save a City on the Pandemic's Front Lines Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250805737
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 21st, 2022

AWARD-WINNING VANITY FAIR WRITER Marie Brenner shares a remarkable depiction of New York—a city in crisis—based on new, behind-the-scenes reporting that captures the resilience, peril, and compassion of the early days of the Covid pandemic.

In the spring of 2020, COVID-19 arrived in New York City.


The Drowning Sea: A Maggie D'arcy Mystery (Maggie D'arcy Mysteries #3) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250826657
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 21st, 2022

In The Drowning Sea, Sarah Stewart Taylor returns to the critically acclaimed world of Maggie D’arcy with another atmospheric mystery so vivid readers will smell the salt in the air and hear the wind on the cliffs.


Kalmann Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781913394684
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Published: Bitter Lemon Press - June 21st, 2022


This atmospheric crime thriller laced with humor--described by some as an Icelandic Fargo
--is set in the village of Raufarh fn in
the far north of the country.


Grown Ups Cover Image
By Marie Aubert, Rosie Hedger (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781782277088
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Published: Pushkin Press - June 21st, 2022

"The perfect summer read."  --British Vogue
 
A whip-smart novel about modern motherhood and sibling rivalry, from one of Norway's rising stars--perfect for fans of Emma Straub and the films of Greta Gerwig!


Juniper & Thorn: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062973160
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Published: Harper Voyager - June 21st, 2022

From highly acclaimed, bestselling author Ava Reid comes a gothic horror retelling of The Juniper Tree, set in another time and place within the world of The Wolf and the Woodsman, where a young witch seeks to discover her identity and escape the domination of her abusive wizard father, perfect for fans of Shirley Jackson and Catherynne M. Valente.


Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
By Eoin Colfer, Stephen Gilpin (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368065313
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 21st, 2022

The third book in the internationally best-selling Artemis Fowl series by New York Times best-selling author, Eoin Colfer, is available as a full-color graphic novel with all-new text and artwork.

*"Readers will burn the midnight oil to the finish." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)


Fire and Steel: The End of World War Two in the West Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780190601867
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - July 1st, 2022

The final volume in one of the most acclaimed works of military history of this generation.


Ice Cream Face Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518488
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - June 21st, 2022

The Ezra Jack Keats Award–winning creator of Brick by Brick brings to delicious life the anxiety and elation involved in waiting in line to get ice cream.


The Pet Potato Cover Image
By Josh Lacey, Momoko Abe (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250834157
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 21st, 2022

Potatoes can't do anything a pet should. They can't learn tricks, or go for walks, or snuggle up with Albert.

But to Albert's surprise, his potato begins to grow on him, and soon he can't imagine having any other pet.


We Weren't Looking to Be Found Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368064101
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 21st, 2022

"Stephanie Kuehn writes fearlessly, honestly, and tenderly about the challenges of recovery"—Courtney Summers, New York Times best-selling author of Sadie and The Project
Two young girls. Two disparate stories. One unlikely friendship....


I Love My Body Because Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534494954
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 21st, 2022

All Are Welcome meets Bodies Are Cool in this picture book that shows us what makes every body special.

Everybody has a body and every body is good. Your body takes you where you want to go. Your body is your first home. And your body is different from everyone else’s body!


The Boy and the Mountain Cover Image
By Mario Bellini, Marianna Coppo (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735270251
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Published: Tundra Books - June 21st, 2022

A boy sets off to draw a mountain in this thoughtful exploration of art and the creative process. For fans of Hike by Pete Oswald.


Ways of Being: Animals, Plants, Machines: The Search for a Planetary Intelligence Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374601119
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 21st, 2022

Artist, technologist, and philosopher James Bridle’s Ways of Being is a brilliant, searching exploration of different kinds of intelligence—plant, animal, human, artificial—and how they transform our understanding of humans’ place in the cosmos.


Girls They Write Songs About: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374282264
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 21st, 2022

A power ballad to female friendship, Girls They Write Songs About is a thrumming, searching novel about the bonds that shape us more than any love affair.

We moved to New York to want undisturbed and unchecked. And what did we want?


Pigeon & Cat Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316311250
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Published: Christy Ottaviano Books - June 21st, 2022

Pigeon and Cat form a lasting bond in this poignant picture book about compassion and friendship.

In an abandoned city lot, Cat lives alone in a cardboard box. He leaves only to find food. One day, Cat discovers an unbroken egg too beautiful to eat. Soon, out pecks Pigeon, and they become fast friends. Cat is happy to share his box with Pigeon.


American Desi Cover Image
By Jyoti Rajan Gopal, Supriya Kelkar (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316705301
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 21st, 2022

For fans of Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, this poetic story filled with expressive art empowers South Asian children living in the United States and celebrates being bicultural.

Pavadais in bright gold colors
Jersey shirts and faded jeans
Swapping, changing, feeling seen...
Which is the color of me?


A young girl longs to know where she fit


Tomatoes in My Lunchbox Cover Image
By Costantia Manoli, Magdalena Mora (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250763129
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 21st, 2022

A moving picture book from a debut author about the first day of school, layered with themes about the immigrant experience and the universal experience of feeling out of place.


The Loophole Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547609178
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 21st, 2022

A gay Muslim boy travels the world for a second chance at love after a possibly magical heiress grants him three wishes in this YA debut that's Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda with a twist of magic.


The Name She Gave Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063157835
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Published: HarperTeen - June 21st, 2022

A heartbreakingly beautiful novel in verse about adoption, family, friendship, and love in all its many forms, perfect for fans of Robin Benway and Jandy Nelson, from the acclaimed author of Three Things I Know Are True.


Never Coming Home Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593304860
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 21st, 2022

The beach read you have been dying for! When ten of America's hottest teenage influencers are invited to an exclusive island resort, things are sure to get wild. But murder isn't what anyone expected. Will anyone survive?


Golden Ticket Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250820334
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 21st, 2022

A middle grade novel by Kate Egan, Golden Ticket, explores friendship, academic anxiety, and what it means to be special.