Books We Love: Fiction

Our newest recommendations are right at the top of the list.  Enjoy!

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The Graveyard Apartment Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250060549
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - October 11th, 2016

I love the set-up -- A young family with a tragic past and an apartment building in the middle of a cemetary. It's the feeling someone is watching you. Kioke  has created a modern masterpiece of Japanese horror with a minimal amount of violence and graphic content and has still managed to make me afraid of elevators. Recommended by Rob


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Captain America: Steve Rogers, Volume 1: Hail Hydra Cover Image
By Nick Spencer (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Jesus Saiz (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781302901127
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Published: Marvel Comics - December 20th, 2016

Nick Spencer turns Cap and the Marvel universe on their heads by re-writing the character's heroic history and origin. Think Captain Amcerica couldn't possibly be an undercover agent of Hydra? Think again. Nick Spencer makes it happen in a way that is realistic and believable. This book is comic book writing at its best! Recommended by Rob


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Mooncop Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781770462540
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Published: Drawn & Quarterly - September 20th, 2016

Grab a cup of coffee and a donut and spend some time making the rounds with Mooncop. Quirky and poignant, Mooncop may just lead your imagination to script further adventures. Recommended by Jane  (P.S. For readers of any age!)


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A Whole Life Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780374289867
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 13th, 2016

The perfect book for a comtemplative read in one sitting. A quiet reflection on time's passage. Recommended by Jeanette


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Commonwealth Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062491794
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Published: Harper - September 13th, 2016

I am haunted by this novel. Can't stop thinking about it. Family Stories -- dark & light ones -- How do they affect each of us? Who do they belong to? How do we find forgiveness & redemption? Recommended by Alena


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Jimmy Bluefeather Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781943328710
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Published: Alaska Northwest Books - September 6th, 2016

Did you ever REALLY want to meet a character in a book? I wanted to meet Keb, a 95 year old Tlingit/Norwegian elder canoe carver in Southeast Alaska. Keb's story of his support to his grandson Jimmy Bluefeather is wonderful, heartwarming and a peek into the complicated native life in Alaska. Recommended by Katy


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Homegoing Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781101947135
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 7th, 2016

Every character is indelible and full of life, and I cared deeply about them all. Both intensely personal and historic in scope, Homegoing is marvelous. Recommended by Christie


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Death Rides the Zephyr: A Mystery Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781564745309
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Published: Perseverance Press - September 9th, 2013

A railfan's delight -- a tidy well-written mystery combined with scrupulous detailed rail history about Zephyrettes, the train industry's equivalent of airline stewdardess' who served on the California Zephyr passenger trains from 1949-1970. Recommended by Katy


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Christodora Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802125286
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Published: Grove Press - August 2nd, 2016

You know that feeling that your REAL life is occurring between the pages of a book, and having to get up and go about your own business in an interruption? That bustling, tragic, joyful, surprising life is going on without you when you can't be reading THE BOOK? Christodora is like that. I would have kept reading forever. Recommended by Christie


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Daredevils Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101979891
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Published: Penguin Press - April 12th, 2016

It's an irresistible 1970s road novel about runaway Mormons, but it's also an absurdly entertaining exteded monologue titled "Evel Knievel Addresses an Adoring Nation." If that's not enough to make you want to read Daredevils, then I can't help you. Recommended by Christie


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Sleeping Giants Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101886694
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Published: Del Rey Books - April 26th, 2016

Sleeping Giants is like an episode of "The X-Files" written by Jules Verne. Imaginative, cinematic and utterly addictive -- if you love a good sci-fi thriller, you will not be disappointed! Recommended by Jane.


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White Sky, Black Ice Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781569473337
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Published: Soho Crime - July 2003

For all you Dana Stabenow fans here's another good mystery writer out of Alaska -- meet trooper Nathan Active and the Inupiat Exkimo people. Recommended by Katy


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The Widow Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101990261
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Published: Berkley Books - February 16th, 2016

Quietly terrifying! Told in alternating voices ... this is the perfect book for fans of Girl on the Train. Recommended by Sally


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Before the Wind Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780307958983
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 19th, 2016

If you haven'st read Jim Lynch yet, start now! Before the Wind epitomizes his perfectly drawn characters, immersive natural settings, and brilliant sense of humor. Plus: Boats! Recommended by Christie


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Lily and the Octopus Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781501126222
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 7th, 2016

Whether you're grieving the loss of a beloved pet or a human, this is the novel for you. Yes, it will make you cry, but you'll also laugh. It helped me through a very mournful time in my life. Recommended by Jeanette


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Uprooted Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780804179058
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Published: Del Rey Books - March 1st, 2016

Agnieszka is a strong-willed and loyal friend, and she is certain her best friend will be the girl chosen to serve the Dragon, a local wizard with a fearsome reputation. But Agnieszka herself is chosen. Lushly written, enthralling. Recommended by Emily


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Above All Things Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425268148
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Published: Berkley Publishing Group - February 4th, 2014

Carey does it again in this haunting tale of spirits and secrets. With all of the heart and heartbreak you'd exect from the author of Pandora, this book is quite simply unputdownable. Recommended by Sichelle


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Slaughterhouse-Five: Or the Children's Crusade, a Duty-Dance with Death Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385333849
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Published: Delta - January 11th, 1999

I am almost ashamed I had not read this book sooner! Witty, Dark, Sad, Hysterical, I couldn't put it down! Vonnegut and you will time-travel together through past and future. From concentration camps, to outer space. Spectacular read. Recommended by Rachel


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My Name Is Lucy Barton Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781400067695
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

Lucy Barton's voice and story are deceptively simple -- ultimately clear and true. A story of things said and unsaid. I picked this book up just to check it out and found myself reading the whole thing through. Still thinking about her ... "All life amazes me."   Recommended by Alena


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All the Birds in the Sky Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765379948
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Published: Tor Books - January 26th, 2016

Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Technology and Magic.

Talking birds, talking trees and time machines. Stories cast spells and artificial intelligence evolves by being a good listener. Intelligent. Exceptionally written. My top SciFi - Fantasy pick for 2016. Recommended by Alena


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Mendocino Fire: Stories Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062410344
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Published: Harper - October 20th, 2015

These stories, many set in Mendocino County, showcase Tallent's extraordinarily vivid and closely observed writing. She's a master of the form. Go read the first few pages ... you'll be hooked.  Recommended by Christie

 


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The Bone Labyrinth Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062381644
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Published: William Morrow & Company - December 15th, 2015

Picking up this book I never expected to get a lesson in human prehistory and evolutionary biology inside a thriller. I now know more about recent advances in understanding prehistoric Neanderthals and other early humans than I ever expected to glean from an adventure story. Recommended by Katy


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A Man Called Ove Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476738024
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 5th, 2015

Sure, it's about a grouchy Swedish guy who's so fed up with life he's trying to end it all. But it's SO FUNNY! This author's voice is fresh and delightfully absurd. Enyoy! Recommended by Christie


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The Japanese Lover Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501116971
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Published: Atria Books - November 3rd, 2015

I simply loved

this book,

these characters,

this story ...

Another masterpiece from her.

Recommended by Alena


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Breaking Wild Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780425283783
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Published: Berkley Books - February 9th, 2016

You thought Cheryl Strayed's Wild was Wild?  Then you've got to read this novel. A woman gets lost in a snow storm while hunting with a bow and arrow. How long can she survive? Another woman does her best to rescue her. The personal lives of both women will snare your attention, as you shiver at the perils of winter in the wilderness. Recommended by Jeanette


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Inside the O'Briens Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476717791
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Published: Gallery Books - January 5th, 2016

The 4th book by Genova, a neuroscientist. Her first, Still Alice was about Alzheimer's disease. This book tackles the impact of Huntington's Disease on Joe O'Brien and his family. Joe is a tough, Boston cop with a soft heart and he "doesn't do doctors." Recommended by Sally


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Circling the Sun Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780345534187
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Published: Ballantine Books - July 28th, 2015

This fascinating story revolves around Beryl Markham -- an adventurer, horse trainer and pioneering aviator -- set in the 1920's Kenya. The heroine is a complex woman, way ahead of her time, who was willing to break any or all of society's rules, no matter what the personal cost. I loved it! A great read. Recommended by Joan


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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501115066
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Published: Atria Books - June 16th, 2015

As of today, this is my favorite book of 2015. (But, then, I am a sucker for fiercely independent, savvy seven-year-olds determined to do the right thing.) Add an eclectic cast of characters, fairy-tale wisdom, and a little mystery -- it's one of those books you want everyone to read. Recommended by Jane


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Paris: The Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345530769
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 1st, 2014

With a huge cast of characters spanning generations and centuries it is really the city of Paris that is the main character. Full of suspense, intrigue and romance it is worth reading every one of the 832 pages and the ending is perfect. Recommended by Katy


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Everything I Never Told You Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143127550
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Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2015

Is it possible to want too much for your children? Can we fulfill our parents' dreams? These old questions have no new answers, but they resound poignantly throughout this heartfelt novel. Read this and know you aren't the only person to hurt the ones you love. Recommended by Jeanette


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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062330321
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 27th, 2015

Gaiman is a masterful storyteller, weaving webs of delicate magical-realism with ease. This collection of stories offers the reader an escape ... a glimpse into the fascinating mind of Neil. Recommended by Sichelle


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Rivers Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781451699432
Availability: Special Order
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 9th, 2014

A scarily realistic future after severe weather destroys U. S. society. Strong writing about a man whose will to survive is offset by his kindness to those most vulnerable. Recommended by Jeanette


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All the Light We Cannot See Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781476746586
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 6th, 2014

Without a doubt, one of the most beautifully written novels you'll ever read. Recommended by Jeanette


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The Martian Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780553418026
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Published: Broadway Books - October 28th, 2014

Laugh out loud science fiction in the manner of the great writer Robert Heinlein. An astronaut abandoned on Mars tries to survive using ingenuity and guts. Recommended by Katy


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Leaving Time (with Bonus Novella Larger Than Life) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345544940
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 28th, 2015

A brilliant novel / mystery of grief, memory and motherhood. Takes place in an elephant sanctuary, with an unusual cast of characters. I loved it ... and you will never guess the ending! Recommended by Sally


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The Bone Orchard Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250067425
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 16th, 2015

This author consistantly delights me with well written "who-done-it's". Plus I've kearned a lot more about Maine reading his novels. This is a good one. Recommended by Katy


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Landline Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250049544
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 7th, 2015

Wow ...  Don't expect this review to be competent since I stayed up until five am reading this fantastic new novel. Rowell does an excellent job depicting how love really works yet manages to quicken your pulse and pull at your heart strings. Recommended by Roxy


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The Queen of the Tearling Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062290380
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - April 14th, 2015

The most compelling BADASS herione since Katniss!!! It makes us wish we had royalty so she could be our queen. Can't wait to see what Queen Kelsea does next ...  Recommended by Alena, Christie & Jane


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A Tale for the Time Being Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143124870
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

This book made me think of something I never thought of before. Beautifully written and totally absorbing--my very favorite book of 2013!  Recommended by Jane


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The Weirdness Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781612193151
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Published: Melville House Publishing - March 4th, 2014

The Weirdness IS weird -- and crazy and fun and surprising. I couldn't help but root for our charming, intrepid hero as he holds his own against the devil. And, I did laugh -- out loud! Recommended by Jane