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  • Washington Black: A novel by Esi Edugyan

    BUY Amazon | IndieBound Featured on The Thread: 'Washington Black' is a soaring tale of enslavement and escape George Washington Black, or "Wash," an eleven-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation,...

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  • Milkman: A Novel by Anna Burns

    BUY Amazon | IndieBound Featured on The Thread: Anna Burns wins Man Booker prize for 'Milkman' In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking,...

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  • Melmoth: A Novel by Sarah Perry

    BUY Amazon | IndieBound Featured on The Thread: 'Melmoth' bears witness to our worst, loneliest moments For centuries, the mysterious dark-robed figure has roamed the globe, searching for those whose complicity and...

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  • Infidel by Pornsak Pichetshote

    BUY Amazon | IndieBound Featured on The Thread: 'Infidel' uses the supernatural to explore racism's real life horrors A haunted house story for the 21st century, INFIDEL follows an American Muslim woman...

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  • The Sadness of Beautiful Things: Stories by Simon Van Booy

    BUY Amazon | IndieBound Featured on The Thread: 'Beautiful Things' is a string of little apocalypses Over the past decade, Simon Van Booy has been listening to people’s stories. With these personal...

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  • Virgil Wander by Leif Enger

    BUY Amazon | IndieBound Featured on The Thread: Author Leif Enger on story-light, character-heavy fiction Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is “cruising along at medium altitude” when his car flies off...

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  • Once and Forever: The Tales of Kenji Miyazawa by Kenji Miyazawa (Author), John Bester (Translator)

    BUY Amazon | IndieBound Featured on The Thread: 'Once and Forever' turns familiar fairy-tale ideas upside down Kenji Miyazawa is one of modern Japan’s most beloved writers, a great poet and a...

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  • Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore

    BUY Amazon | IndieBound Featured on The Thread: Light and dark, characters shine in 'Blanca & Roja' The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they’re also rivals, Blanca as obedient...

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  • Crudo by Olivia Laing

    BUY Amazon | IndieBound Featured on The Thread: Putting on Kathy Acker's voice in perfect, agonizing 'Crudo' "She had no idea what to do with love, she experienced it as invasion, as...

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