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New Fiction in hardback and paperback!

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The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780525541608
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 4th, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR’S CHOICE

"Electrifying." — O: The Oprah Magazine
 


Plain Bad Heroines: A Novel Cover Image
By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator)
$25.19
ISBN: 9780062942852
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Published: William Morrow - October 20th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“A delectable brew of gothic horror and Hollywood satire . . . [and] what makes all this so much fun is Danforth’s deliciously ghoulish voice . . . exquisite." —Ron Charles, THE WASHINGTON POST


How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525537205
Availability: Backordered
Published: Riverhead Books - April 7th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES  NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020 

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE 2020 CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE


The Prettiest Star Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781938235627
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Published: Hub City Press - May 19th, 2020

One of 2020's most acclaimed books. A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of 2020 - One of O Magazine's Best LGBT Books of 2020 - A Finalist for the Southern Book Prize - One of the Women's National Book Association's 2020 Great Group Reads Selections - EW's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 - BookRiot - Lambda Literary's - Salon - BookPage's - Garden & Gun's - Logo NewNowNext's


Memorial: A Novel Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780593087275
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 27th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK


Transcendent Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
$25.16
ISBN: 9780525658184
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Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER 

Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama
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The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780525536291
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * NPR * PEOPLE * TIME MAGAZINE* VANITY FAIR * GLAMOUR 



The Secret Lives of Church Ladies Cover Image
$17.09
ISBN: 9781949199734
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Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020

***2020 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction***
“Tender, fierce, proudly black and beautiful, these stories will sneak inside you and take root.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Triumphant.”
—Publishers Weekly
“Cheeky, insightful, and irresistible.” —​​​​​​


Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic Cover Image
$25.19
ISBN: 9781982108847
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 6th, 2020

In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic.

Where does the story of the Owens bloodline begin?


The Night Watchman Cover Image
$26.09
ISBN: 9780062671189
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Published: Harper - March 3rd, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WASHINGTON POST BEST BOOK OF 2020

AMAZON BEST BOOK OF 2020

NPR BEST BOOK OF 2020

CBS SUNDAY MORNING BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST FICTION OF 2020

CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY'S BEST OF THE BEST


The Living Is Easy Cover Image
By Dorothy West, Morgan Jerkins (Foreword by), Adelaide M. Cromwell (Afterword by)
$17.96
ISBN: 9781936932979
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Published: Feminist Press - November 10th, 2020

An insightful, witty novel set in early twentieth-century black Boston by the Harlem Renaissance's youngest member.

"A powerful work." --Essence


Party of Two Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780593100820
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Published: Berkley - June 23rd, 2020

A chance meeting with a handsome stranger turns into a whirlwind affair that gets everyone talking in this New York Times bestseller. 


Where the Wild Ladies Are Cover Image
By Aoko Matsuda, Polly Barton (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781593766900
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Published: Soft Skull Press - October 20th, 2020

In this delightfully uncanny collection of feminist retellings of traditional Japanese folktales (The New York Times Book Review), humans live side by side with spirits who provide a variety of useful services--from truth-telling to babysitting, from protecting castles to fighting crime.


A World Between Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781936932955
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Published: Feminist Press - September 15th, 2020

A college fling between two women turns into a lifelong connection--and spells out a new kind of love story for a millennial, immigrant America.

"A sweetly poignant look at the transformative power of young love." --O, The Oprah Magazine


Writers & Lovers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802148537
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Published: Grove Press - March 3rd, 2020

"I loved this book not just from the first chapter or the first page but from the first paragraph... The voice is just so honest and riveting and insightful about creativity and life." --Curtis Sittenfeld

#ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today


Crooked Hallelujah Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9780802149121
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Published: Grove Press - July 14th, 2020

"A book that you want to share with everyone you know and one that you are desperate to keep in your own possession.


The Pull of the Stars: A Novel Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9780316499019
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 21st, 2020

In Dublin, 1918, a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu is a small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, in "Donoghue's best novel since Room" (Kirkus Reviews)


A Burning: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525658696
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Published: Knopf - June 2nd, 2020

A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!
A New York Times Notable Book


The Lying Life of Adults Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$23.40
ISBN: 9781609455910
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Published: Europa Editions - September 1st, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES & NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A BEST BOOK OF 2020


A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel Cover Image
By Isabel Allende, Nick Caistor (Translated by), Amanda Hopkinson (Translated by)
$25.20
ISBN: 9781984820150
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 21st, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.


Fiebre Tropical Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781936932757
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Published: Amethyst Editions - March 4th, 2020

Lit by the hormonal neon glow of Miami, this heady, multilingual debut novel follows a Colombian teenager's coming-of-age and coming out as she plunges headfirst into lust and evangelism.


Nothing to See Here Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780062913494
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Published: Ecco - September 1st, 2020

New York Times Bestseller  •  A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!


The Beadworkers: Stories Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781640094277
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - October 13th, 2020

Beth Piatote's luminous debut collection opens with a feast, grounding its stories in the landscapes and lifeworlds of the Native Northwest, exploring the inventive and unforgettable pattern of Native American life in the contemporary world


Things in Jars: A Novel Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9781982121297
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Published: Washington Square Press - September 29th, 2020

In this “miraculous and thrilling” (Diane Setterfield, #1 New York Times bestselling author) mystery for fans of The Essex Serpent and The Book of Speculation, Victorian London comes to life as an intrepid female sleuth wades through a murky world of collectors and criminals to recover a remarkable child.

Bridie Devine—flame-haired, pipe-smoking


Red at the Bone: A Novel Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780525535287
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 1st, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

"A spectacular novel that only this legend can pull off." -Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of  HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, in The Atlantic


Cantoras Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9780525563433
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2020

In defiance of the brutal military government that took power in Uruguay in the 1970s, and under which homosexuality is a dangerous transgression, five women miraculously find one another—and, together, an isolated cape that they claim as their own.


Mostly Dead Things Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9781947793835
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Published: Tin House Books - April 21st, 2020

The celebrated New York Times Bestseller

A Best Book of the Year pick at the New York TimesNPRThe New YorkerTIMEWashington PostOprahmag.comThrillistShelf Awareness, Good Housekeeping and more.


Speaking of Summer Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781640093898
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - July 7th, 2020

A "powerful song about what it means to survive as a woman in America" (Jesmyn Ward), this "fiercely astute" novel follows a sister determined to uncover the truth about her twin's disappearance (Tayari Jones).


The Testaments: A Novel Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9780525562627
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Published: Anchor - September 1st, 2020

A New York Times bestselling modern masterpiece that "reminds us of the power of truth in the face of evil” (People)—and can be read on its own or as a sequel to Margaret Atwood’s classic, The Handmaid’s Tale 
  


The Revisioners Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781640094260
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 18th, 2020

This New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year is a powerful tale of racial tensions across generations (People) that explores the depths of women's relationships--powerful women and marginalized women, healers and survivors.


The Atlas of Reds and Blues Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781640093416
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - February 18th, 2020

This Washington Post Best Book of the Year grapples with the complexities of the second-generation American experience, what it means to be a woman of color in the workplace, and a sister, a wife, and a mother to daughters in today's America.


The Water Dancer: A Novel Cover Image
$16.20
ISBN: 9780399590610
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Published: One World - November 17th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.