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  • The Archive of Alternate Endings by Lindsey Drager

    BUY Amazon | IndieBound Featured on The Thread: Hansel, Gretel and Halley's Comet link the tales in 'Alternate Endings' Tracking the evolution of Hansel and Gretel at seventy-five-year intervals that correspond with...

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  • Orange World and Other Stories

    BUY Amazon | IndieBound Featured on The Thread: Karen Russell proves she's a true original with 'Orange World' Karen Russell’s comedic genius and mesmerizing talent for creating outlandish predicaments that uncannily mirror...

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  • Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

    BUY Amazon | IndieBound Featured on The Thread: 'Middlegame' makes mathematical magic Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power...

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  • Rules for Visiting: A Novel by Jessica Francis Kane

    BUY Amazon | IndieBound Featured on The Thread: Friendship keeps you human in 'Rules for Visiting' At forty, May Attaway is more at home with plants than people. Over the years, she's...

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  • Disappearing Earth: A novel by Julia Phillips

    BUY Amazon | IndieBound One August afternoon, on the shoreline of the Kamchatka peninsula at the northeastern edge of Russia, two girls--sisters, eight and eleven--go missing. In the ensuing weeks, then months,...

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  • The Plotters: A Novel by Un-su Kim

    BUY Amazon | IndieBound Featured on The Thread: An assassin walks into a library Behind every assassination, there is an anonymous mastermind--a plotter--working in the shadows. Plotters quietly dictate the moves of...

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  • Alienation by Ines Estrada

    BUY Amazon | IndieBound Featured on The Thread: Virtual reality eases the reality of natural destruction (somewhat) in 'Alienation' Drawn in hazy gray pencil and printed in blue pantone ink, this book...

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  • Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak by Adi Alsaid

    BUY Amazon | IndieBound Featured on The Thread: Falling in love with love in 'Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak' Has heartbreak broken her for good?Dumped by her boyfriend the summer after...

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  • The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

    BUY Amazon | IndieBound Featured on The Thread: In Helen Hoang's novels, autism is no bar to love and happiness Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move...

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