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Apeirogon: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781400069606
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Published: Random House - February 25th, 2020

This beautifully written novel of hope for peace speaks on a personal level to the Israeli/Palestinian division. Longlisted for the Booker Prize, it remains the best book I've read this year. 


Weather: A novel Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780385351102
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Published: Knopf - February 11th, 2020

From the author of Dept of Speculation, this is another novel done in short, witty paragraphs about an observant librarian troubled by impending climate catastrophe.


Must I Go: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399589126
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Published: Random House - July 28th, 2020

Yiyun Li's memoir Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life presents the author coping with a suicide. Must I Go is a haunting novel and further exploration on the subject.


What Are You Going Through: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593191415
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2020

A powerful little book about empathy.


Borges and Me: An Encounter Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385545822
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Published: Doubleday - August 18th, 2020

As a young graduate student, Jay Parini guides the blind literary giant Luis Borges for a week-long tour of Scotland. This is a lovely memoir. 


His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9781501125485
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 29th, 2020

This biography provides in depth a re-evaluation of Jimmy Carter as a president of vision and peace--a contrast to our current times.


Kant's Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write: An Autobiography in Essays Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324006756
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 13th, 2020

An autobiography in essays. Claire Messud's personal international background creates a unique world view and perspective as a memoirist and critic. She is a delightful author who often makes me reach for a dictionary. 


I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419737114
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 14th, 2020

This is a graphic novel that all of us bibliophiles can relate to--and chuckle.


Cast Away: Poems for Our Time Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062907691
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 11th, 2020

These next two collections are by the current Young People's Poet Laureate, Naomi Shihab Nye. In Cast Away she deals with trash and our disposable society.


Everything Comes Next: Collected and New Poems Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063013452
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 29th, 2020

"There's a place in this brain where hate won't grow."


Dearly: New Poems Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063032491
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Published: Ecco - November 10th, 2020

Margaret Atwood is amazing. Here is her wisdom in poetry. 


Class Act Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062885500
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Published: Quill Tree Books - October 6th, 2020

This graphic novel for younger readers is the sequel to New Kid, winner of the Newbery Medal.


Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras #1) Cover Image
By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781943147090
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Published: Innovation Press - March 14th, 2017

This great series for young readers (8 books thus far) combines science, mystery, and adventure.