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Erased, Volume 1 by Kei Sanbe
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Satoru is a struggling twenty-nine-year-old manga artist who is criticized for failing to get to the heart of his work. His aloof attitude and social ineptness makes it difficult for him to connect to others, and so he fails to get to the heart of hi ...more
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
The Mars Room
by Rachel Kushner
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Exotic dancer Romy Hall is serving two lifetime sentences at California's Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility for murdering a disabled, yet obsessive customer she met at the Mars Room, a seedy strip club. Tough and smart, Romy is a single mother ...more
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
An American Marriage
by Tayari Jones (Goodreads Author)
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This is, at its heart, a love story, but one warped by racial injustice. Roy has done everything right. He earns a scholarship, obtains a college degree, and marries a beautiful girl, Celestial. Now he is eager to start a family and enter the busines ...more
Beneath a Ruthless Sun by Gilbert King
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Pulitzer Prize winning author Gilbert King offers a sobering look into the state of Florida in the 1950s. A wealthy white woman, mother of three, is raped in the dead of night in her own home. It was dark and she stated that a black man was the perpe ...more
Still Lives by Maria Hummel
Still Lives
by Maria Hummel (Goodreads Author)
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In Los Angeles, the talented staff at Rocque Museum feverishly prepare for avant-garde artist Kim Lord's opening night. Lord's controversial art showcases real women who have died violently, such as Nicole Brown Simpson and Elizabeth Short, the Black ...more
How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson
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In this side-splitting follow-up to I Don't Know How She Does It, Kate Reddy is nearing 50 when she returns to work for her former employer after a seven-year hiatus, during which time she raised two kids, moved the family into a fixer-upper, and str ...more
Tin Man by Sarah Winman
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Searing and soulful, this slender coming-of-age novel explores a love triangle. As a teen in the 1960s, Ellis had an abusive father and his loving artistic mother passed away. Ellis had to give up his dreams of becoming an artist and he increasingly ...more
Don't Skip Out on Me by Willy Vlautin
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Horace Hopper is a half-Paiute, half-Irish young man abandoned by his parents, and now mentored by Mr. Reese, an elderly rancher. The Reeses like Horace so much they want him to take over the vast Nevada sheep ranch, but Horace has his eyes set on bo ...more
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
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Warlight is Ondaatje's term for the sparest possible illumination during London's blackouts in 1945. Two teens are left in the care of a rather remote but kind man they call "The Moth" when their parents leave for an extended stay overseas. They are ...more
Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern
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An underfunded local library sits at the core of this warmhearted novel with multiple story threads. Riverton is an old mill town; the work has all but disappeared and recently the government is sending refugees to live in this rather dingy place.

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