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Comfort Me With Apples By Catherynne M. Valente Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250816214
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Tordotcom - November 9th, 2021

This book is a like a hand mirror with a bladed handle; so bewitching that you fail to realize you are being cut. This is a tale that demands to be devoured in one sitting - a fabulistic retelling that shatters the veneer of the original story with grace and poignancy. Please read it. 



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Curses By Lish McBride Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984815590
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

This book will steal your heart like you stole that glittery nail polish at Target when you were 15. It’s full of witty comebacks, clever grifts, and scoundrels who are hot and secretly have big hearts. Come for the crime, stay for the dysfunctional found-family antics that'll melt your heart like expired nail polish.

P.S. Suggested theme song = Superbeast by Rob Zombie


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A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables #1) By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250765352
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Tordotcom - October 5th, 2021

This reimagined Sleeping Beauty retelling is the perfect novella for single-sitting reading. Wry, dark, and deeply feminist, A Spindle Splintered is the type of story I don't want to spoil. Just read it, closely, and then pass it on to all your friends.