• The cover of the book The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

    The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

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    If this book flew under your radar, you should grab it now. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls is perfect for fans of An American Marriage by Tayari Jones and follows a sister tribe as they navigate the devastation following the arrest of one of the sisters—they must all come together during this difficult time. This book is a stunning portrait of an American family and a vital read about women of color and the justice system.

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  • The cover of the book Sabrina & Corina

    Sabrina & Corina

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    A National Book Award finalist, Sabrina & Corina is, to put it simply, a real masterpiece. The debut short story collection centers on Latinas of indigenous descent living in the American West—a place that is as fierce as it is exquisite. It explores sexual violence, ancestry and heritage, the fight over land, and the impact that these experiences have on generations of women. It’ll surely go down as one of the best books of the year—it’s one you won’t want to miss.

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  • The cover of the book Lot

    Lot

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    Named one of the best books of 2019, Lot is a collection of short stories set in Houston’s multiethnic neighborhoods. It centers on the son of a Black mother and Latino father as he comes of age—and discovers that he likes boys, not girls—and the others who live around him, from a young baseball team to a group of hustlers to a local drug dealer. Providing much-needed insight into the people that build a community, Lot explores love in all its many forms.

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  • The cover of the book The Ghosts of Eden Park

    The Ghosts of Eden Park

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    The epic true crime story of the most successful bootlegger in American history and the murder that shocked the nation, The Ghosts of Eden Park is a read you’ll want to devour in one sitting. The story begins in the early days of Prohibition, when a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law, starts trafficking whiskey, and becomes a multi-millionaire within two years. What follows is more drama than anyone ever imagined. Described as “Gatsby-era noir at its best” by Erik Larson himself, this page-turner will keep you entranced until the last page.

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  • The cover of the book The Beekeeper of Aleppo

    The Beekeeper of Aleppo

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    The Beekeeper of Aleppo is a beautifully crafted novel that follows a Syrian couple as they seek refuge in Britain after war breaks out in the only home they’ve ever had. It documents their journey through the unknown and the perpetual feeling of displacement. This unforgettable novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the story of a beekeeper, his wife, and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable. It’s an immigrant story for those who understand the hardship, and for those who don’t.

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  • The cover of the book We Cast a Shadow

    We Cast a Shadow

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    Haunting and captivating in equal measure, We Cast a Shadow is a near-future dystopian novel that’ll make you question where we are and where we’re heading. It’s about a Black father who wants the best for his son, which, in the near-future South, means making him look white via cosmetic surgery. Part comedy, part horror story, and part family saga, this novel is chilling and will stay with you long after you put it down.

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  • The cover of the book Dreyer's English

    Dreyer's English

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    It’s no secret that we love Ben Dreyer. Dreyer has been Random House’s longtime copy chief and one of Twitter’s leading language gurus—in short, he’s a grammar genius. His book is everything you need to write better in your daily life. Far from boring, this sharp, funny grammar guide is one you’ll actually look forward to reading.

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  • The cover of the book The River

    The River

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    The River is a national bestseller about two college students on a wilderness canoe trip. Wynne and Jack are best friends who decide to canoe the Maskwa River in northern Canada. They expect beautiful views, leisure days, and relaxing nights under the stars. What they don’t see coming? A wildfire that leads to more than just an urgent escape to safety. An unsettling yet stunning read about male friendship and the natural world, this thriller will keep you on your toes and will be one that you want to revisit over and over again.

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  • The cover of the book Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

    Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

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    From Nobel Prize– and Man Booker Award–winning author Olga Tokarczuk, this book is an extraordinary examination of human behavior. Set in a remote Polish village, it follows Janina, who devotes her time to poetry, astrology, and taking care of animals. When one of her neighbors, Big Foot, turns up dead, and other bodies follow, Janina takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. A divine mix of fairy tale and thriller, this book will be hard to put down.

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  • The cover of the book Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory

    Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory

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    If you haven’t watched Bojack Horseman on Netflix yet, please do yourself a favor and start it now. It’s a hilarious yet heartwrenching cartoon that tackles everything from love to trauma to addiction and loss. Raphael Bob-Waksberg is the creator of the show, and with this collection of short stories, he’ll make you laugh, cry, and feel every other emotion out there.

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  • The cover of the book Meg and Jo

    Meg and Jo

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    We’re so excited for the latest Little Women movie coming out on Christmas Day. While you wait for its release, check out Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra. It’s a modern-day retelling of the classic Alcott tale that follows two of the March sisters, Jo and Meg. This lovely story brings the powerful sister tribe into the 21st century and will surely find a space in everyone’s heart.

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  • The cover of the book The Farm

    The Farm

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    Imagine a gorgeous countryside getaway boasting every amenity: organic meals, personal fitness trainers, daily massages—and all of it for free. In fact, you’re paid big money to stay here—more than you’ve ever dreamed of. The catch? For nine months, you cannot leave the grounds, your movements are monitored, and you are cut off from your former life while you dedicate yourself to the task of producing the perfect baby. For someone else.

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  • The cover of the book The Other Americans

    The Other Americans

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    From the Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Moor’s Account, here is a timely and powerful novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant. At once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story, informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture, The Other Americans is a compelling portrait of race and immigration in America.

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  • The cover of the book High Achiever

    High Achiever

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    When Tiffany Jenkins was convicted of 20 felonies that resulted from her severe drug addiction, she was sentenced to 20 days in jail, which changed her life forever. In this book, she shares her experiences. A great read for fans of Orange is the New Black, this national bestseller provides an honest look into the life of a recovering addict and helps to break the stigma surrounding addiction and mental illness.

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  • The cover of the book Bunny

    Bunny

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    This book is a delightfully strange combination of The Vegetarian and Heathers that’ll keep you turning pages. Bunny is a down-the-rabbit-hole tale of loneliness and belonging, friendship and desire, and the fantastic and terrible power of the imagination. Plus, it’s already been snapped up to be made into a TV series.

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  • The cover of the book D-Day Girls

    D-Day Girls

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    We are huge fans of interesting books about World War II—it was one of the most tumultuous periods of history, and there’s so much more to learn. D-Day Girls is the untold true story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain’s elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory in World War II. Rigorously researched, it’s an inspiring story about the power of brave women and what they can accomplish when the stakes seem incalculably high.

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  • The cover of the book The Old Drift

    The Old Drift

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    Named one of the best books of the year and another rock-star debut novel, The Old Drift covers multitudes, from a woman covered with hair and another plagued with endless tears, to forbidden love affairs and fiery political ones, to homegrown technological marvels like Afronauts, microdrones, and viral vaccines. It’s a testament to our yearning to create and cross borders, and a meditation on the slow, grand passage of time.

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  • The cover of the book American Spy

    American Spy

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    Fans of John le Carré will absolutely love American Spy. It’s a hard-to-put-down espionage thriller with elements of family drama, a passionate romance that takes place during the Cold War, and is led by a young Black FBI officer, Marie Mitchell.

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  • The cover of the book The Travelers

    The Travelers

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    The Travelers is a riveting debut novel from a new literary voice that’s bound to make waves in the years to come. It’s an intergenerational saga that follows two interconnected families—one Black and one white—as they navigate love, loss, and change from the 1950s to Barack Obama’s first year as president. Not only is it a vivid portrayal of family, it’s also a chronicle of 20th-century America’s casual intolerance and racial violence, making it an especially timely and evocative read.

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  • The cover of the book Family of Origin

    Family of Origin

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    Family of Origin centers on one unique family as they grapple with a recent death. When Nolan Grey and his half-sister, Elsa, learn that their father drowned off an island where he worked (and failed) to find a rare sea duck, they decide to make the journey there to find it for him. The problem? Nolan and Elsa don’t get along, and the close quarters of the island only make matters worse. Delightfully funny, fiercely original, high-spirited, and warm, Family of Origin grapples with questions of nature and nurture, evolution and mating, intimacy and betrayal, progress and forgiveness.

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  • The cover of the book We Have Always Been Here

    We Have Always Been Here

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    This memoir is a must-read for absolutely everyone. As an Ahmadi Muslim growing up in Pakistan, Samra Habib faced regular threats from Islamic extremists. In an effort to escape violence and persecution, Samra and her family fled to Canada, where they faced another set of challenges: racism, poverty, and a new way of life. Over time, Samra felt empowered to explore her faith, art, love, and queer sexuality—this is her story.

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  • The cover of the book On Swift Horses

    On Swift Horses

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    An astonishing debut, this book is a story about two people—a lonely newlywed and her brother-in-law—trying to find their place in a country that is falling apart even as it promises them everything. Set in the post-war American West, this cinematic story features a strong woman and a LGBTQ+ protagonist—and the prose is simply stunning.

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  • The cover of the book Ayesha At Last

    Ayesha At Last

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    A gorgeous modern-day retelling of Pride and Prejudice centered around a Muslim family, Ayesha at Last is a tale of love, rejection, culture, and family. It takes the story we all know and love and weaves in important elements of identity, class, and discrimination, all the while maintaining the romance and charm that makes readers swoon.

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