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A white-hot novel documenting the friendship that arises between two very different women, Veronica is a heady, hallucinatory narrative—another walk on the wild side from a writer who has never shied from tackling potentially contentious topics.

A white-hot novel documenting the friendship that arises between two very different women, Veronica is a heady, hallucinatory narrative—another walk on the wild side from a writer who has never shied from tackling potentially contentious topics.

From Ernesto’s warm, happy house to the busy sidewalks, the neighborhood of Emergency Quarters is alive and full of energy, and its story will resonate with kids of all ages.

From Ernesto’s warm, happy house to the busy sidewalks, the neighborhood of Emergency Quarters is alive and full of energy, and its story will resonate with kids of all ages.

Within the conversational free verse of Bibsy Cross and the Bad Apple, Liz Garton Scanlon and Dung Ho combine an exuberant, endearing protagonist with an empowering, STEM-focused plot.

Within the conversational free verse of Bibsy Cross and the Bad Apple, Liz Garton Scanlon and Dung Ho combine an exuberant, endearing protagonist with an empowering, STEM-focused plot.

If you loved Downton Abbey or wish the works of Edith Wharton were a little less mannered, put Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Shuttle on your reading list.

If you loved Downton Abbey or wish the works of Edith Wharton were a little less mannered, put Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Shuttle on your reading list.

Long before venturing southwest with Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy plumbed his native Appalachia for visceral cruelty and mythological beauty in Outer Dark.

Long before venturing southwest with Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy plumbed his native Appalachia for visceral cruelty and mythological beauty in Outer Dark.

In Stephenie Meyer’s lesser-known sci-fi thriller, The Host, a love triangle (parallelogram?) forms between bad-boy Jared, sensitive Ian and Melanie—plus the parasitic alien borrowing Melanie’s body.

In Stephenie Meyer’s lesser-known sci-fi thriller, The Host, a love triangle (parallelogram?) forms between bad-boy Jared, sensitive Ian and Melanie—plus the parasitic alien borrowing Melanie’s body.

Embracing her inner misfit, Amanda Turner mines her own peculiarities to wonderful effect in essays about childhood mishaps, odd health issues and her devotion to David Sedaris.

Embracing her inner misfit, Amanda Turner mines her own peculiarities to wonderful effect in essays about childhood mishaps, odd health issues and her devotion to David Sedaris.

Crying in the Bathroom is a memoir-in-essays about growing up in Chicago in the 1990s and raising hell, in a good way.

Crying in the Bathroom is a memoir-in-essays about growing up in Chicago in the 1990s and raising hell, in a good way.

Cultural critic Mia Mercado trains her keen observational eye on her identity as an Asian American woman from the Midwest, tackling gender and cultural stereotypes.

Cultural critic Mia Mercado trains her keen observational eye on her identity as an Asian American woman from the Midwest, tackling gender and cultural stereotypes.

Part mystery, part slowly building romance, Sylvie Cathrall’s lyrical fantasy, A Letter to the Luminous Deep, utilizes poignant details and quaint language to conjure an evocative underwater world.

Part mystery, part slowly building romance, Sylvie Cathrall’s lyrical fantasy, A Letter to the Luminous Deep, utilizes poignant details and quaint language to conjure an evocative underwater world.

The dynamic, photo-heavy Parachute shows the titular brand’s influence on fashion and culture.

The dynamic, photo-heavy Parachute shows the titular brand’s influence on fashion and culture.

Oscar-nominated Irish actress Jessie Buckley gives nuanced voices to Eilis Lacey’s Irish relatives and Italian American in-laws in the audio version of Long Island, Colm Tóibin’s sequel to Brooklyn.

Oscar-nominated Irish actress Jessie Buckley gives nuanced voices to Eilis Lacey’s Irish relatives and Italian American in-laws in the audio version of Long Island, Colm Tóibin’s sequel to Brooklyn.

Jamaica Kincaid and Kara Walker’s An Encyclopedia of Gardening for Colored Children will be a treat to gardeners, children, artists, poets and book lovers alike.

Jamaica Kincaid and Kara Walker’s An Encyclopedia of Gardening for Colored Children will be a treat to gardeners, children, artists, poets and book lovers alike.

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