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Thirst: A Novel By Marina Yuszczuk, Heather Cleary (Translated by) Cover Image
By Marina Yuszczuk, Heather Cleary (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593472064
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Published: Dutton - March 5th, 2024

So violent. So sexy. So literary. 
 
This genre-bending novel set in Buenos Aires is sure to make you squirm. Oh, and there are vampires!


Review by Lily

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Winter in Sokcho By Elisa Shua Dusapin, Aneesa Abbas Higgins (Translator) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781948830416
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Published: Open Letter - April 27th, 2021

Quiet, atmospheric, a little chilly to the bone. A college graduate moves to Sokcho, a town nestled between North and South Korea, to work at a guesthouse during the off season. A traveling French graphic novelist visits Sokcho in search of inspiration. The two develop a bond that I can only describe as liminal, constantly between growing close while growing apart. The town and everything in it unfolds before us through our narrator’s eyes and the very second a thought comes to her head. It’s beautiful, a wintery cocoon, and deeply meditative. 


Review by Javi

The Whalebone Theatre: A Read with Jenna Pick By Joanna Quinn Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593467152
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Published: Vintage - July 25th, 2023

We meet Cristabel Seagrave at age 4. She grows into the sister Flossie needs and Digby adores, all three of them wild, and more than unsupervised. They claim the bones of a whale to create a stage for plays that, of course, Crista directs. These children become adults during the war and take on new roles they never imagined for themselves. English countryside, pluck and love - my kind of book!


Review by Laura

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Girl Juice By Benji Nate Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770466630
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - May 23rd, 2023

I was intrigued by the artwork and laughed out loud at the goofy and cringey antics the Girl Juice housemates got into. Highly recommended for a fun time!


Review by Lily

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Home Reading Service: A Novel By Fabio Morábito, Curtis Bauer (Translated by) Cover Image
By Fabio Morábito, Curtis Bauer (Translated by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781635420722
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Published: Other Press - November 16th, 2021

Funny, moving, effectively written -- the characters and situations are so vivid you will read this in one sitting.



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Grown Ups: A Novel By Emma Jane Unsworth Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781982141943
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - February 2nd, 2021

If you loved the show FLEABAG, then this book is for you. Funny as hell with some heartbreaking moments. One of the more real mother/daughter relationships I've read in awhile. Perfect book to read to help you get out of a reading slump. 


Review by Rosa