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Beach Read Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984806734
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020

Two college rivals turned successful novelists who happen to have neighboring Michigan beach houses for the summer as they attempt to get over their debilitating writer's block--absolutely, YES.

This perfect enemies-to-lovers story will make you happily forget the fact that you might not be packing any real beach reads for a while because the book itself is its own coastal-town getaway.

Review by Claire

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My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947793286
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: Tin House Books - February 4th, 2020

If you’ve ever read the title of Carson McCullers’ seminal work “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter” and thought: “I’ve just read the most beautiful poem, written for me”—if you’ve ever done that—maybe you should pick up this book. 


Shapland deftly writes about closeted queer desire, her own coming to terms with herself, and McCullers vs. the coded language she has long been shrouded in. 


I don’t know where to put this magnificent  book—but maybe it belongs with you. 

Review by Kitri