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    Most recent staff pick: Isadora by Amelia Gray

    Amelia Gray fans will not be disappointed in her first novel, Isadora, a haunting portrayal of Isadora Duncan, "the mother of modern dance," who is reeling from the tragic drowning of her two young children. At the height of her career, Isadora is faced with this unimaginable loss and struggles to recover from the shock. Essentially abandoning her lover and family, Isadora turns to dance as a coping mechanism, becoming increasingly unhinged as she fuels her art with her despair. Gray's feverish depiction of Isadora's emotional upheaval is a visceral exploration into the effects of grief.

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    $27.00
    ISBN: 9780374279981
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    Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 23rd, 2017

    Amelia Gray fans will not be disappointed in her first novel, Isadora, a haunting portrayal of Isadora Duncan, "the mother of modern dance," who is reeling from the tragic drowning of her two young children. At the height of her career, Isadora is faced with this unimaginable loss and struggles to recover from the shock. Essentially abandoning her lover and family, Isadora turns to dance as a coping mechanism, becoming increasingly unhinged as she fuels her art with her despair. Gray's feverish depiction of Isadora's emotional upheaval is a visceral exploration into the effects of grief.


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    $26.99
    ISBN: 9780062383273
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    Published: Harper - April 18th, 2017

    In an innovative and moving retelling of the story of Joan of Arc, Lidia Yuknavitch portrays a future in which the essence of humanness is at stake. Forced to flee Earth, a portion of humanity lives on space station CIEL where they are condemned to lives without gender, sex, procreation, or old age. Hope only exists in the legend of Joan and rumors of rebellion and insurrection on the Earth's surface far below. Yuknavitch beautifully examines the will and need to fight against tyranny and oppression even at the cost of one's life.


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    $15.99
    ISBN: 9781937512552
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    Published: Two Dollar Radio - March 14th, 2017

    A modern epic full of charm and intrigue, The Vine That Ate the South is a wild romp that showcases the imaginative and linguistic quirks of the deep south. The unlikely hero is accompanied by the indomitable and unforgettable Carver Canute on a search for an infamous house swallowed whole by kudzu, with its occupants still inside. Set in the depths of Kentucky in a world full of blurred reality, folk tales, and rural lore, the two encounter the stuff of nightmares in the haunted forest which forces them to confront their fears and pasts on the journey. J.D. Wilkes peppers the novel with delightful illustrations that heightens the magical feel of this creative exploration into modern South.


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    $25.00
    ISBN: 9780802126399
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    Published: Grove Press - February 7th, 2017

    A timely collection of stories about home, identity, and fulfillment that will deeply resonate with readers of all backgrounds. Viet Thanh Nguyen's stories capture the complex emotions and struggles confronting immigrants who have recently arrived in America and beautifully portrays the power of hope amidst struggle. Given the current political climate, I can't think of a more appropriate book to read.


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    $25.00
    ISBN: 9780399576102
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    Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2017

    A psychologically gripping dissection of a failing marriage, A Separation by Katie Kitamura challenges notions of love, fidelity, and relationships. The unnamed female narrator travels to Greece to find unfaithful, estranged Christopher. her missing husband. In her half-hearted search, she contemplates the nature and necessity of her marriage. Christopher's ultimate whereabouts lead to a rupture in the narrator's sense of self and a definitive, though unexpected, answer to the separation she sought.


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    The Glorious Heresies Cover Image
    $27.00
    ISBN: 9780804189064
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    Published: Tim Duggan Books - August 9th, 2016

    An accidental murder has far-reaching consequences for five characters in Lisa Mcinernery's debut, prize-winning novel. With a touch of dark humor and a brutal look at the effects of poverty, crime, and religion on family, this novel will leave you wondering if redemption is possible for anyone.