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The Behavior of Love: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501183508
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Published: Scribner - May 14th, 2019

This novel has become a part of my language, and is lodged between my ribs. Set in 1970s Boulder, Montana, the story follows three people trying to find themselves, each other, and their own paths.  Beautiful.

--Mara


The End of the World Might Not Have Taken Place (Czech Literature) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781628973396
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - February 18th, 2020

Patrik Ourednik has once again lured readers into an unexpected intellectual feast. A Frenchman, a Czech expat, and the end of the world (perhaps) is the setting for a wide-ranging, wickedly funny novel that brings to mind Kurt Vonnegut, but is both smarter and more subtle. 111 chapters in 160 or so pages will leave the reader at once stunned, and then sad that the end of the book has come far too soon.
--Shawn 


Frankissstein Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802129499
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Published: Grove Press - October 1st, 2019

A beautifully "imagining" of Mary Shelley, her Franenstein, his monster and how love transcends a human lifetime. Dual plots. Dual timelines. Double the pleasure!

--Mara


The Last Taxi Driver Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781947793392
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Published: Tin House Books - March 3rd, 2020

Lee Durkee's The Last Taxi Driver is a riotous road trip in the Boston Strangler's seat of Lou's Town Car. As he shuttles the mostly down and out around Gentry Mississippi, Lou--a would be Buddhist--ponders why he is repeatedly screaming at old ladies in crosswalks and flipping off red lights. He blames it on a hard day; but what constitutes a bad day? Wickedly funny, at times brutal and raw, but splendidly written, it will make you reevaluate that person who just cut you off.

--Shawn


Unpregnant Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062876249
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Published: HarperTeen - September 10th, 2019

Bitingly poignant and hilariously relevant, this book is going to hit you in the feels and keep on punching. Smart, clever, and telling, Jenni and Ted tell a story that says a lot about our society and how it deals with women, girls, and every issue in female friendships; friends, fake friends, stress, competition, and yes, abortion. Our heroine, Veronica, has to unlearn some damaging stereotypes and learn to accept that sometimes the people we thought loved us don't have our backs and those that we thought we lost can be the most meaningful relationships.

--Randi