Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous break up. The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies.

Adult; Historical Fiction

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Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

Ghost World has become a cultural and generational touchstone, and continues to enthrall and inspire readers over a decade after its original release as a graphic novel. Ghost World follows the adventures of two teenage girls, Enid and Becky, two best friends facing the prospect of growing up, and more importantly, apart.

Adult; Graphic Novel

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On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.

Adult; Fiction

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Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

Adult; Fiction

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The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

Spine tingling, creepy, utterly compelling and unpredictable, The Good Sister is about the ties that bind sisters together and about the madness that lurks where you least expect it.

Adult; Fiction

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Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. Rich with intimate anecdotes that will resonate widely, and complete with family photos, Crying in H Mart is a book to cherish, share, and reread.

Adult; Nonfiction; Memoir

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Heaven by Mieko Kawakami

Bullied because of his lazy eye, a teenage student suffers in silence. The only person who understands what he is going through is a female classmate who is also the victim of bullying. But what is the nature of a friendship if your shared bond is terror? These raw and realistic portrayals of bullying are counterbalanced by textured exposition of the philosophical and religious debates concerning violence to which the weak are subjected. Kawakami’s simple yet profound new work stands as a dazzling testament to her literary talent.

Adult; Fiction

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The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets? In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig’s enchanting new novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. She must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

Adult; Fiction

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The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

A dazzling novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris. The Great Believers has become a critically acclaimed, indelible piece of literature; it was selected as one of The New York Times Best 10 Books of the Year, a Washington Post Notable Book, a Buzzfeed Book of the Year, a Skimm Reads pick, and a pick for the New York Public Library’s Best Books of the year.

Adult; Fiction

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