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After the Flood

Kassandra Montag

$27.99 $25.19

Remember Kassandra Montag's name: After the Flood marks the birth of a major literary talent! The story takes place in a world remodeled -flooded- by climate change and explores what remains of our humanity after everything has been taken away from us, and we have to reinvent survival itself. It is also the story of a mother's fierce love for her daughters and the choices she faces to protect one or the other. It is a brilliantly imagined, fast-paced page turner, despite its length. I could not put it down. Recommended by Francoise

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

Judy Blume

$9.99 $9.19

I read this book as a young girl -oh- at least 50 times! It got me through my adolescence, and maybe even my adulthood. Recommended by Anna

Armada

Ernest Cline

$26.00 $23.40

Loved Ready Player One? Love sci-fi, aliens, and video games? Then this book is a must read for you! Recommended by Anna Bookseller

The Dutch House

Ann Patchett

$27.99 $25.19

This book is a testament to familial love, a slow but riveting story of two siblings and their journey to find peace with the world. Dark but redemptive, it's a gorgeous read and easily Ann Patchett's finest novel to date. It's the book I'll be talking about all season to everyone who will listen and even those who won't - plan to buy copies for everyone you know. Recommended by Cari

Inland

Téa Obreht

$27.00 $24.30

It's been eight years since Téa Obreht's debut "The Tiger's Wife" was published, which means it's been eight long years of constantly checking to see when her next novel would be out. Luckily for all of us, INLAND does not disappoint. It's a hard book to talk about without spoiling the sheer beauty of its construction, but know that it involves the American West, ghosts, exotic animals, and outlaws -not to mention what now feels like Obreht's signature addictive and lyrical prose. It's a stunner of a book that I haven't been able to stop talking about even though I finished it a month ago, and I suspect that won't change for a long time to come. Recommended by Cari

Laura

Vera Caspary

$13.95 $12.83

LAURA by Vera Caspary is a first-person narration by several different characters. The stories revolve around the murder of Laura, a wealthy woman living on the Upper East Side. The detective investigating the crime, Mark McPherson, begins falling in love with her; when some unexpected details are revealed, the story keeps you on your toes for the rest of the novel! Recommended by Jessica

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

Mitch Albom

$16.99 $15.63

This is the beautiful story an orphan raised by a blind musician who becomes the greatest guitar player who ever lived and the six lives he changes with his six magical blue strings. Recommended by Avery

The New York Stories

John O'Hara

$19.00 $17.48

Today, John O'Hara is a largely forgotten master of the short story. Although he wrote many novels, the concise nature of the short story was where he thrived. In his writing, the middle decades of twentieth century America come to life in a detailed, multi-layered panaorma which we now glimpse like a disappeared world through movies and television. If you liked "Madmen," you will love these stories. Recommended by Frank

The Night Circus

Erin Morgenstern

$16.00 $14.72

Even if you don't usually go for memoirs (I'm not generally a fan), PRIESTDADDY is unmissable. Patricia Lockwood, a poet who became the poet version of famous on Twitter in the early 2010s, applies her irreverent and occasionally obscene sensibility to prose so adeptly that it's kind of a miracle to behold. PRIESTDADDY is both laugh out loud funny and exquisitely beautiful: every sentence is a surprise, ending somewhere far from where it began yet leaving you with the sense that any other description of a family road trip, a high school play, or the epiphany that precedes the writing of a poem would fall terribly short. Lockwood turns language inside out, finding nooks and crannies that simply weren't there before. It's a kind of transubstantiation that perhaps only the daughter of a happily married Catholic priest (yes, that's a real thing) could deliver. One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2017 Recommended by Rebecca

Recursion

Blake Crouch

$17.00 $15.64

In development to be a TV show helmed by Shonda Rhimes, Recursion is a story that wonders, what would happen if you had the ability to go back into your memories and potentially edit them? What kind of world would that create? What follows is a non-stop adventure as the main characters fight against time itself in a novel described as part sci-fi thriller, part epic romance. Recommended by Avery

Red, White & Royal Blue

Casey McQuiston

$16.99 $15.63

The Sparsholt Affair

Alan Hollinghurst

$28.95

Not to sound hyperbolic, but Alan Hollinghurst is one of, if not the best writer of English prose today. He proves this once again in his new book The Sparsholt Affair out March 13, which I was fortunate enough to get an advanced copy of. The story spans across 3 generations of the Sparsholt family, starting first with the patriarch of the family, then moving to his son as a young boy through adulthood. While this may seem unnerving to some, Hollinghurst moves through them with ease and guides the reader along. Those who enjoyed Call Me By Your Name (the movie and book) will find this book familiar in the best way, as Hollinghurst plays with their happiness as opposed to their trauma. Readers will equally enjoy the secrecy the novel plays with "It was that brief time between sunset and the blackout," as one of the characters explains, "when you could see into other people's rooms." The action takes place off the page as much as it takes place on it. Those wanting to pre-order a copy can do so by calling or coming in. You can also check out his other books, such as The Line of Beauty for which he won the Man Booker Prize. Recommended by Nick A.

The Power

Naomi Alderman

$26.00 $23.40

THE POWER is speculative fiction at its best, because Naomi Alderman is astonishingly attuned to today's zeitgeist. What would happen, she wonders, if all of a sudden, women held all the power. This is not a feminist manifesto, though, but a riveting meditation on the nature of power. One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2017 Recommended by Francoise

The Song Is You

Arthur Phillips

$17.00

It starts in snow: A man is in the middle of picking up the pieces of his life; he wanders into a bar and hears a song that snaps him out of his own headspace (maybe). One of the best-written novels about what it's like when three minutes of music can change your mind about anything, THE SONG IS YOU fulfills the promise of Arthur Phillips' debut novel PRAGUE, focusing on just two characters and capturing entire worlds within them. Recommended by Ken

Trout Fishing in America

Richard Brautigan

$14.99 $13.79

Welcome spring with Bill Morgan's thoughtfully collected "Uncollected Poems by Allen Ginsberg, Wait Till I'm Dead". Thick with the tense metamorphic human spirit you can always count on from Ginsberg, Wait Til I'm Dead marks the first new Ginsberg Collection in over 15 years and explores themes of lust, political conflict, and personal reinvention. Perfect for a languid spring afternoon spent lounging in the park. Recommended by Jane