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Most recent staff pick: Wild Laughter by Caoilinn Hughes

Hughes' tale of two Irish brothers and their ailing father is brilliantly written, with scenes that slide seamlessly between hilarity and heartbreak, profanity and poetry, hope and devastation. This is a story about willing and unwilling sacrifices, and making choices in the face of society, family, and your own best interests, set against a spare but evocative rural Ireland in the early 2000s. I laughed, I cried, and I will never look at magnets in the same way ever again.

 

 

 

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Ninefox Gambit Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781781084496
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Published: Solaris - June 14th, 2016

"If you like clever (and math-y) world-building, big bombastic space battles, resilient protagonists who are just Doing Their Best to Survive Difficult and Politically Complex Situations, and also dead military geniuses who aren't quite dead, check this out."


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Felix Ever After Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062820259
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 5th, 2020

"This story brings does such a great job of portraying the many anxieties of a high school teen, from gender identity to grades to family relationships to first love. The author has a lovely sense of empathy and compassion for the characters, which is really lovely to read."


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Heart Berries: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640091603
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - April 9th, 2019

"Searing, electrifying, and devastating at times, Mailhot's memoir is brief but packs a punch. And though reading about her difficult coming of age and her struggles with motherhood and mental health is painful, there's also a sense of defiance and triumph that rings through her writing."


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The Wild Laughter Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781786077806
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Published: Oneworld Publications - July 28th, 2020

"Hughes' tale of two Irish brothers and their ailing father is brilliantly written, with scenes that slide seamlessly between hilarity and heartbreak, profanity and poetry, hope and devastation. This is a story about willing and unwilling sacrifices, and making choices in the face of society, family, and your own best interests, set against a spare but evocative rural Ireland in the early 2000s. I laughed, I cried, and I will never look at magnets in the same way ever again."


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Mexican Gothic Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525620785
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Published: Del Rey - June 30th, 2020

"A proper, juicy gothic tale with the requisite decrepit manor full of rot and creepy inhabitants, a sharp heroine, and a good thick layer of supernatural horror, all set against 1950s rural Mexico. Straightforward and solidly written, there's a sprinkle of sweet romance, a dash of social commentary, and a whole lot of unsettling fungi. Settle yourself in for a slow-building unease that mounts to a wildly raucous crescendo. This book gave me nightmares, in the best way."