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His only wife, by Peace Medie
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An intelligent and funny debut about a relatable, indomitable heroine: a young seamstress in Ghana who agrees to an arranged marriage, only to realize that some compromises are too extreme to accept, illuminating what it means to be a woman in a rapidly changing world.

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Bouncing back, by Linda Graham
Linda Graham

Includes advice, exercises, and examples to help readers increase their clarity, connection, competence, calm, and courage, from a clinical therapist, mindfulness teacher, and expert on the neuroscience of relationships.

Three, by Dror Mishani
Dror Mishani

Three tells the stories of three women in this psychological thriller. Slowly but surely, you see the danger each woman walks into. What you won't see is the trap being laid – until it snaps shut.

Frayed Atlantic edge, by David Gange
David Gange

Over the course of a year, David Gange kayaked the weather-ravaged coasts of Atlantic Britain and Ireland from north to south.  Drawing on the archives of islands and coastal towns, as well as their vast poetic literatures in many languages, he shows that the neglected histories of these stunning regions are of real importance in understanding both the past and future of the whole archipelago. It is a history of Britain and Ireland like no other.

Patron Saints of Nothing, by Randy Ribay
Randy Ribay

When seventeen-year-old Jay Reguero learns his Filipino cousin and former best friend, Jun, was murdered as part of President Duterte's war on drugs, he flies to the Philippines to learn more.

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The Heart and Other Monsters: a memoir, by Rose Andersen
Rose Andersen

A riveting, deeply personal exploration of the opioid crisis in an empathic memoir infused with hints of true crime. This debut is a potent, profoundly original journey into and out of loss.

 Autonomous, by Annalee Newitz
Annalee Newitz

Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can't otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane. Hot on her trail, an unlikely pair: Eliasz, a brooding military agent, and his robotic partner, Paladin.

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The Feather Thief, by Kirk W. Johnson
Kirk W. Johnson

On a cool June evening in 2009, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist grabbed hundreds of bird skins – some collected 150 years earlier– and escaped into the darkness. Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess a person to steal dead birds? This is the gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man's relentless pursuit of justice.

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Elatsoe, by Darcie Little Badger
Darcie Little Badger

Elatsoe is a 17-year-old Lipan Apache girl, raised with her family's secret knowledge of ghost-calling, in this novel blending Indigenous myths, modern-day technology, and the supernatural, to build a fast-paced murder mystery. 

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Paying the Land, by Joe Sacco
Joe Sacco

Against a vast and gorgeous landscape that dwarfs all human scale, this graphic novel (non-fiction) lends an ear to trappers and chiefs, activists and priests, to tell a sweeping story about money, dependency, loss, and culture-recounted in stunning visual detail by one of the greatest cartoonists alive.

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them, by Junauda Petrus
Junauda Petrus

Told in two distinct and irresistible voices, Junauda Petrus's bold and lyrical debut is the story of two black girls from very different backgrounds finding love and happiness in a world that seems determined to deny them both.
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Jubilee : Recipes from two centuries of African American cooking, by Toni Tipton-Martin
Toni Tipton-Martin

More than 100 recipes that paint a rich, varied picture of the true history of African American cooking – from a James Beard Award-winning food writer.

Beautiful, by Massimo Cuomo
Massimo Cuomo

A magical tale of love and rivalry between two brothers set in Mexico.

One Mighty and Irresistible Tide, by Jia Lynn Yang
Jia Lynn Yang

A sweeping history of the legislative battle to reform American immigration laws that set the stage for the immigration debates roiling America today.

A Conspiracy in Belgravia, by Sherry Thomas
Sherry Thomas

Being shunned by society gives Charlotte Holmes the time and freedom to put her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. As "Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective," aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, she's had great success helping with all manner of inquiries, but she's not prepared for the new client who arrives at her Upper Baker Street office.

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How I Broke Up with My Colon, by Nick Seluk
Nick Seluk

Mysterious illnesses. Freakish injuries. X-rays revealing something weird that got stuck in your foot. These strange but true stories are among the 24 medical tales illustrated in hilarious fashion by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Nick Seluk in this graphic novel.

Shadow king, by Maaza Mengiste
Maaza Mengiste

With the threat of Mussolini's army looming in Ethiopia, Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid in Kidane and his wife Aster's household. Kidane, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie's army, rushes to mobilize his strongest men before the Italians invade. His initial kindness to Hirut shifts into a flinty cruelty when she resists his advances, and Hirut finds herself in a new world. Meanwhile, Mussolini's army prepares for an easy victory. 

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In good relation, by Sarah Nickel ed.
Sarah Nickel (ed)

This collection brings into conversation new voices of Indigenous feminist theory, knowledge, and experience. Taking a broad and critical interpretation of Indigenous feminism, it depicts how an emerging generation of artists, activists, and scholars are envisioning and invigorating the strength and power of Indigenous women.

Dragon hoops, by Gene Luen Yang
Gene Luen Yang

In this grapgic novel, Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches especially the high school's basketball team, the Dragons.

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March: Book One, by John Lewis
John Lewis

The first book of John Lewis's autobiographical account of his lifelong battle for civil rights for all Americans.

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Followers, by Megan Angelo
Megan Angelo

A budding novelist stuck in a dead-end job meets a striving, wannabe A-lister who comes up with a plan for launching them both into the high-profile lives they dream about. This darkly funny story reminds us that even if we obsess over famous people we'll never meet, what we really crave is genuine human connection.

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One long river of song: notes on wonder, by Brian Doyle
Brian Doyle

When Brian Doyle passed away at the age of sixty after a bout with brain cancer, he left behind a cult-like following of devoted readers who regard his writing as one of the best-kept secrets of the twenty-first century. Doyle invites readers to experience joy and wonder in ordinary moments that become, under Doyle's rapturous and exuberant gaze, extraordinary.

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Know My Name : A Memoir, by Chanel Miller
Chanel Miller

After a sexual assault Chanel Miller reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words in this memoir of pain, resilience, and humor. Her story illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators, indicts a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable, and, ultimately, shines with the courage required to move through suffering and live a full and beautiful life. 

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Bags (Or a Story Thereof), by Pat McHale & Gavin Fullerton
Pat McHale

In this surreal yet poignant graphic novel from the creator of Over the Garden Wall, an oddly drawn man ventures into his town and the surrounding woods to search for his lost dog, Beth. Over the course of his hero's journey, he encounters a whole host of untrustworthy strangers whose own plots are much more serious and sinister than his.

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The Scholar, by Dervla McTiernan
Dervla McTiernan

Set in Galway, Ireland this gripping and atmospheric follow-up to The Ruin, is expertly plotted, with a complex web of secrets that refuse to stay hidden.

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