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Nightwatching

by Méira Cook
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
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It is a hot, lonely summer in the Orange Free State of South Africa, and young Ruthie Blackburn finds herself at odds with everyone around her. She squirms under the watchful eye of her nanny and bristles at Sip, the gardener’s son, who follows her everywhere and is her only friend. But mostly she misses her distracted widower father, who is more …

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American Innovations

by Rivka Galchen
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
tagged: short stories (single author)

In one of the intensely imaginative stories in Rivka Galchen’s American Innovations, a woman’s furniture walks out on her. In another, the narrator feels compelled to promise to deliver a takeout order that has incorrectly been phoned in to her. In a third, the petty details around a property transaction detail the complicated pains and loves o …

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Transit

A Novel

by Rachel Cusk
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook Paperback
tagged: literary

**FINALIST for the Scotiabank Giller Prize; FINALIST for the Goldsmiths Prize; a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year; A New York Times Notable Book of the Year**

“A work of stunning beauty, deep insight and great originality.” —The New York Times

Brave and uncompromising. . . . A work of cut-glass brilliance.” —Financial Times

“Cusk’ …

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Unauthorized Bread

by Cory Doctorow
edition: Paperback
tagged: cyberpunk

New York Timesbestselling author Cory Doctorow'sUnauthorized Bread—a novella about immigration, the toxicity of economic and technological stratification, and fighting against all odds to survive and prosper

From the outside, the Boston-based subsidized apartments reserved for low-income tenants in a new technologically-advanced building seem like …

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Alphabetique, 26 Characteristic Fictions

by Molly Peacock
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: literary, literacy

Take the sumptuousness of Molly Peacock's own #1 bestselling The Paper Garden, the extraordinary creative variety of The Bedside Book of Birds, and the cat-nip-for-language-geeks appeal of Eats, Shoots and Leaves, and wrap it around tales rich with wisdom and humanity, and you get Alphabetique: the most gorgeous gift book of the season. 
      Mol …

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The Affinities

by Robert Charles Wilson, edited by Teresa Nielsen Hayden
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback
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In the near future of Robert Charles Wilson's The Affinities, new analytic technologies-genetic, brain-mapping, and behavioral-have supercharged social media's process of sorting people into fine-tuned affinity groups. To join one of the twenty-two Affinities is to change one's life.

Adam Fisk matches for Tau, one of the largest Affinities. Joining …

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Missing Pieces

by Joy Fielding
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: thrillers

Family therapist Kate Sinclair repairs other people's troubled lives, all the while revelling in her stable marriage and handsome home.  But there are pieces of her past that are less than tidy, and the carefully constructed edifice of her life comes tumbling down when her half-sister JoLynn announces her plans to marry one Colin Friendly, on trial …

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The God is Not Willing

by Steven Erikson
edition: Hardcover
tagged: epic

New York Times bestselling author Steven Erikson continues the beloved Malazan Book of the Fallen in a thrilling new sequel trilogy

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Cat's Paw

by Christopher Huang
edition: Paperback
tagged: historical, noir

Sir Lawrence Linwood is dead. More accurately, he was murdered—his face bludgeoned so badly he was identified only by his pocketwatch. The murder calls home his three adopted children: Alan, an archeologist; Roger, an engineer; and Caroline, a journalist. But his heirs soon find that his last testament contains a strange proviso—that his estate …

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The Gap in the Curtain

by John Buchan
edition: Paperback
tagged: supernatural

John Buchan (1875-1940), author of over 100 books including The Thirty-Nine Steps, was a stealth writer of supernatural and Weird fiction. From the beginning of his career to his last works, he brought supernatural elements into his narratives to test his characters and thrill his readers. His 1932 novel The Gap in the Curtain was his last full-len …