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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525562023
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Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

Vuong's writing is so beautiful and poetic that I found myself re-reading sections just to absorb the words. He writes about a young man who is composing a letter to his mother - a letter he knows she will never be able to read because of the language barrier. Powerful. Sad. Beautiful.


Diary of a Murderer: And Other Stories Cover Image
By Young-ha Kim, Krys Lee (Translated by)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781328545428
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Published: Mariner Books - April 16th, 2019

If the idea of a serial killer with memory loss is intriguing - this may be the book for you! A fun, at times bizarre, collection of short stories, Young-Ha Kim's book does not disappoint.


Rabbits for Food Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781641290531
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Published: Soho Press - May 7th, 2019

Two Words: funny and intense. I'll expand on that: darkly funny and emotionally intense. Hands down my favorite book of 2019 so far. I don't know where Kirshenbaum gets her information from (and I don't need to), but wherever it comes from, it's a pretty darn accurate description of mental illness / psych hospitals.


The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780770436452
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Published: Hogarth - July 19th, 2016

Loved Loved Loved This Book! I am totally mesmerized by Marra's work. This is his second book (the first is also AMAZING - A Constellation of Vital Phenomena). These interconnected stories are compelling and powerful. 


A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062204097
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2012

I cannot say enough about this book (just ask anyone who knows me). If forced to pick ONE book as my all-time favorite this is it. Hands down. No questions asked. No character has stayed with me in the way that Owen Meany has. 


Bad Monkey Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780446556149
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 3rd, 2014

I love Carl Hiaasen's books.... seriously, I have not been disappointed by anything  that I have read by him so far.  Hiaason has the best knack for combining the truly absurd with the mundane---and mixing it up in ways that are hysterically funny. Bad Monkey is no exception. Restaurant inspector +  voodoo witch + futives + frozen arm + monkey = see what I mean? 


Chemistry: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525432227
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

I enjoyed Wang's writing style in this novel about a young woman's ever-changing outlook on her life and her life choices. Social development and family dynamics meet in Wang's sometimes funny sometimes sad novel.


The Heart's Invisible Furies: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524760793
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Published: Hogarth - March 6th, 2018

WOW….   Powerful     ,emotionally and intellectually.. I love the way Boyne wove this story over time and place.


HEX Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765378811
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Published: Tor Books - April 4th, 2017

What a fun book for fans of horror-with a touch of the humorous thrown in for good measure. Smart, funny, original and quite CREEPY!!