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Happy Autumn, everyone! We're looking forward to a season of curling up with cider and a good book - don't forget to stop by and stock up!

Due to COVID and social distancing, printers have reduced capacity and publishers are warning us about possible stock shortages during the holiday season. We encourage all our customers to consider holiday shopping much earlier this year and to place paid pre-orders with us to guarantee your gifts. 

Speaking of gifts, signed Nicholas Sparks books make a great gift -- and we're thrilled to be hosting an in-person signing with him in just a few short days! Click on the event below for more info.

We hope that you have a wonderful October!


From the Team at Fiction Addiction:
-Grace Anne
-Devin (not pictured)

October is National Bullying Prevention Month
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10/6/20 - Tiger Tales: 2020 - $17.99

Now You See Me, Now You Don't by Patricia Hegarty

Chameleon is sneaky and likes to use his camouflage powers to play tricks on the other jungle animals. But when he meets someone who beats him at his own game, will Chameleon learn to change his ways?

October 11th is National Coming Out Day
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What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.

Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.

But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them . . . ?

Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.

Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.

But what if they can’t nail a first date even after three do-overs?

What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?

What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?

But what if it is?

What if it’s us?

It's Election Season!
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One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote by Bonnie Worth

The Cat in the Hat looks at how, why, and who we vote for in a rhyming, nonfiction book that's perfect for Election Day, President's Day, and year-round reading—now with 16 bonus-pages of kid-friendly voting activities!

Written in simple rhyme, this Cat in the Hat's Learning Library Book introduces early readers to the concept and practice of voting—with a focus on the American Presidency! Revised to include 16 pages of activities showing kids how to hold their own elections, it's an ideal choice for reading and talking about voting—whether for classroom pet or leader of the free world! Readers will learn the basic principles of democracy; how political parties are made; why Election Day is held in early November; and much more. Fans of the hit PBS show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! will be delighted to see the Cat knows as much about history and civic responsiblity as he does about science!

Happy Halloween!
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The Last Seance: Tales of the Supernatural by Agatha Christie

From the Queen of Suspense, an all-new collection of her spookiest and most sinister stories, including an Agatha Christie story never before published in the USA, The Wife of Kenite!

For lovers of the supernatural and the macabre comes this collection of ghostly and chilling stories from legendary mystery writer Agatha Christie. Fantastic psychic visions, specters looming in the shadows, encounters with deities, a man who switches bodies with a cat—be sure to keep the light on whilst reading these tales.

The Last Séance gathers twenty stories, some featuring Christie’s beloved detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, in one haunting compendium that explores all things occult and paranormal, and is an essential omnibus for Christie fans.

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The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey

Oscar is a little dog with a big problem -- he gets more tricks than treats because other dogs tease him all the time. But one brave act on Halloween makes Oscar a Grade-A hero, proving that a little wiener can be a real winner!

"My family loved holiday-themed picture books when I was growing up, and this was always my favorite Halloween read! The perfect Halloween elementary school pick." - Recommended by Grace Anne J.

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9/29/20 - Grand Central Publishing: 2020 - $28.00

The Return by Nicholas Sparks - Signed Copies Available after 10/4 as Supplies Last

In the romantic tradition of Dear John, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with the story of an injured Navy doctor — and two women whose secrets will change the course of his life.

Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina. But when a mortar blast outside the hospital where he worked sent him home from Afghanistan with devastating injuries, the dilapidated cabin he'd inherited from his grandfather seemed as good a place to regroup as any.

Tending to his grandfather's beloved beehives, Trevor isn't prepared to fall in love with a local . . . yet, from their very first encounter, Trevor feels a connection with deputy sheriff Natalie Masterson that he can't ignore. But even as she seems to reciprocate his feelings, she remains frustratingly distant, making Trevor wonder what she's hiding.

Further complicating his stay in New Bern is the presence of a sullen teenage girl, Callie, who lives in the trailer park down the road. Trevor hopes Callie can shed light on the mysterious circumstances of his grandfather's death, but she offers few clues — until a crisis triggers a race to uncover the true nature of Callie's past, one more intertwined with the elderly man's passing than Trevor could ever have imagined.

In his quest to unravel Natalie and Callie's secrets, Trevor will learn the true meaning of love and forgiveness . . . and that in life, to move forward, we must often return to the place where it all began.

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10/20/20 - Berkley: 2020 - $16.00

The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street by Karen White

Melanie Trenholm should be anticipating Christmas with nothing but joy—after all, it's only the second Christmas she and her husband, Jack, will celebrate with their twin toddlers. But the ongoing excavation of the centuries-old cistern in the garden of her historic Tradd Street home has been a huge millstone, both financially and aesthetically. Local students are thrilled by the possibility of unearthing more Colonial-era artifacts at the cistern, but Melanie is concerned by the ghosts connected to it that have suddenly invaded her life and her house—and at least one of them is definitely not filled with holiday cheer....

And these relics aren't the only precious artifacts for which people are searching. A past adversary is convinced there is a long-lost Revolutionary War treasure buried somewhere on the property that Melanie inherited—untold riches rumored to have been brought over from France by the Marquis de Lafayette himself and intended to help the Colonial war effort. It's a treasure fit for a king, and there have been whispers throughout history that many have already killed—and died—for it. And now someone will stop at nothing to possess it—even if it means destroying everything Melanie holds dear.

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10/6/20 - The Viking Press: 2020 - $27.00

The Searcher by Tana French

A spellbinding, propulsive new novel from the bestselling mystery writer who "is in a class by herself." (The New York Times)

Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets.

"One of the greatest crime novelists writing today" (Vox) weaves a masterful, atmospheric tale of suspense, asking what we sacrifice in our search for truth and justice, and what we risk if we don't.

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10/27/20 - Random House: 2020 - $28.99

The Sentinel by Lee Child and Andrew Child

As always, Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there. One morning he ends up in a town near Pleasantville, Tennessee.

But there’s nothing pleasant about the place.

In broad daylight Reacher spots a hapless soul walking into an ambush. “It was four against one” . . . so Reacher intervenes, with his own trademark brand of conflict resolution.

The man he saves is Rusty Rutherford, an unassuming IT manager, recently fired after a cyberattack locked up the town’s data, records, information . . . and secrets. Rutherford wants to stay put, look innocent, and clear his name.

Reacher is intrigued. There’s more to the story. The bad guys who jumped Rutherford are part of something serious and deadly, involving a conspiracy, a cover-up, and murder—all centered on a mousy little guy in a coffee-stained shirt who has no idea what he’s up against.

Rule one: if you don’t know the trouble you’re in, keep Reacher by your side.

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10/27/20 - Penguin Random House: 2020 - $28.00

The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg

Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop with his mother, Ruth, church-going and proper, and his Aunt Idgie, the fun-loving hell-raiser. Together they ran the town’s popular Whistle Stop Cafe, known far and wide for its fun and famous fried green tomatoes. And as Bud often said of his childhood to his daughter Ruthie, “How lucky can you get?”

But sadly, as the railroad yards shut down and Whistle Stop became a ghost town, nothing was left but boarded-up buildings and memories of a happier time.

Then one day, Bud decides to take one last trip, just to see what has become of his beloved Whistle Stop. In so doing, he discovers new friends, as well as surprises about Idgie’s life, about Ninny Threadgoode and other beloved Fannie Flagg characters, and about the town itself. He also sets off a series of events, both touching and inspiring, which change his life and the lives of his daughter and many others. Could these events all be just coincidences? Or something else? And can you really go home again?

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10/6/20 - William Morrow: 2020 - $27.99

A Wild Winter Swan by Gregory Maguire - SIGNED COPIES AVAILABLE

After brilliantly reimagining the worlds of Oz, Wonderland, Dickensian London, and the Nutcracker, the New York Times bestselling author of Wickedturns his unconventional genius to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans," transforming this classic tale into an Italian-American girl's poignant coming-of-age story, set amid the magic of Christmas in 1960s New York.

Following her brother's death and her mother's emotional breakdown, Laura now lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in a lonely townhouse she shares with her old-world, strict, often querulous grandparents. But the arrangement may be temporary. The quiet, awkward teenager has been getting into trouble at home and has been expelled from her high school for throwing a record album at a popular girl who bullied her. When Christmas is over and the new year begins, Laura may find herself at boarding school in Montreal.

Nearly unmoored from reality through her panic and submerged grief, Laura is startled when a handsome swan boy with only one wing lands on her roof. Hiding him from her ever-bickering grandparents, Laura tries to build the swan boy a wing so he can fly home. But the task is too difficult to accomplish herself. Little does Laura know that her struggle to find help for her new friend parallels that of her grandparents, who are desperate for a distant relative’s financial aid to save the family store.

As he explores themes of class, isolation, family, and the dangerous yearning to be saved by a power greater than ourselves, Gregory Maguire conjures a haunting, beautiful tale of magical realism that illuminates one young woman’s heartbreak and hope as she begins the inevitable journey to adulthood.

On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather as a family for a bistro dinner with Armand’s godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. Walking home together after the meal, they watch in horror as Stephen is knocked down and critically injured in what Gamache knows is no accident, but a deliberate attempt on the elderly man’s life. 

When a strange key is found in Stephen’s possession it sends Armand, his wife Reine-Marie, and his former second-in-command at the Sûreté, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, from the top of the Tour d’Eiffel, to the bowels of the Paris Archives, from luxury hotels to odd, coded, works of art. It sends them deep into the secrets Armand’s godfather has kept for decades.

A gruesome discovery in Stephen’s Paris apartment makes it clear the secrets are more rancid, the danger far greater and more imminent, than they realized.

Soon the whole family is caught up in a web of lies and deceit. In order to find the truth, Gamache will have to decide whether he can trust his friends, his colleagues, his instincts, his own past. His own family.

For even the City of Light casts long shadows. And in that darkness devils hide.

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10/13/20 - Doubleday: 2020 - $29.95

A Time for Mercy by John Grisham

Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance digs in and discovers that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Jake’s fierce commitment to saving Drew from the gas chamber puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line.
In what may be the most personal and accomplished legal thriller of John Grisham’s storied career, we deepen our acquaintance with the iconic Southern town of Clanton and the vivid cast of characters that so many readers know and cherish. The result is a richly rewarding novel that is both timely and timeless, full of wit, drama, and—most of all—heart.
Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, small-town intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become the hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy is John Grisham’s most powerful courtroom drama yet.
There is a time to kill and a time for justice. Now comes A Time for Mercy.

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9/29/20 - Farrar, Straus and Giroux - $27.00

Jack by Marilynne Robinson - SIGNED COPIES AVAILABLE

Marilynne Robinson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, returns to the world of Gilead with Jack, the latest novel in one of the great works of contemporary American fiction

Marilynne Robinson’s mythical world of Gilead, Iowa—the setting of her novels GileadHome, and Lila, and now Jack—and its beloved characters have illuminated and interrogated the complexities of American history, the power of our emotions, and the wonders of a sacred world. Jack is Robinson’s fourth novel in this now-classic series. In it, Robinson tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the prodigal son of Gilead’s Presbyterian minister, and his romance with Della Miles, a high school teacher who is also the child of a preacher. Their deeply felt, tormented, star-crossed interracial romance resonates with all the paradoxes of American life, then and now. 

Robinson’s Gilead novels, which have won one Pulitzer Prize and two National Book Critics Circle Awards, are a vital contribution to contemporary American literature and a revelation of our national character and humanity.

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10/20/20 - Voracious: 2020 - $35.00

This Will Make It Taste Good: A New Path to Simple Cooking by Vivian Howard - SIGNED COPIES AVAILABLE

From caramelized onions to fruit preserves, make home cooking quick and easy with ten simple "kitchen heroes" in these 125 recipes from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Deep Run Roots.
“I wrote this book to inspire you, and I promise it will change the way you cook, the way you think about what’s in your fridge, the way you see yourself in an apron.”

Vivian Howard’s first cookbook chronicling the food of Eastern North Carolina, Deep Run Roots, was named one of the best of the year by 18 national publications, including the New York TimesUSA TodayBon Appetit, and Eater, and won an unprecedented four IACP awards, including Cookbook of the Year. Now, Vivian returns with an essential work of home-cooking genius that makes simple food exciting and accessible, no matter your skill level in the kitchen.

Each chapter of This Will Make It Taste Good is built on a flavor hero—a simple but powerful recipe like her briny green sauce, spiced nuts, fruit preserves, deeply caramelized onions, and spicy pickled tomatoes. Like a belt that lends you a waist when you’re feeling baggy, these flavor heroes brighten, deepen, and define your food.

Many of these recipes are kitchen crutches, dead-easy, super-quick meals to lean on when you’re limping toward dinner. There are also kitchen projects, adventures to bring some more joy into your life. Vivian’s mission is not to protect you from time in your kitchen, but to help you make the most of the time you’ve got.

Nothing is complicated, and more than half the dishes are vegetarian, gluten-free, or both. These recipes use ingredients that are easy to find, keep around, and cook with—lots of chicken, prepared in a bevy of ways to keep it interesting, and common vegetables like broccoli, kale, squash, and sweet potatoes that look good no matter where you shop. 

And because food is the language Vivian uses to talk about her life, that’s what these recipes do, next to stories that offer a glimpse at the people, challenges, and lessons learned that stock the pantry of her life.

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10/6/20 - Clarkson Potter Publishers: 2020 - $35.00

Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten

A collection of all-new soul-satisfying dishes from America’s favorite home cook!

In Modern Comfort Food, Ina Garten shares 85 new recipes that will feed your deepest cravings. Many of these dishes are inspired by childhood favorites—but with the volume turned way up, such as Cheddar and Chutney Grilled Cheese sandwiches (the perfect match for Ina’s Creamy Tomato Bisque), Smashed Hamburgers with Caramelized Onions, and the crispiest hash browns that are actually made in a waffle iron!

There are few things more comforting than gathering for a meal with the ones you love, especially when dishes like Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas are at the center of the table. Old-fashioned crowd pleasers like Roasted Sausages, Peppers, and Onions are even more delicious and streamlined for quick cleanup. For dessert? You'll find the best Boston Cream Pie, Banana Rum Trifle, and Black and White Cookies you’ll ever make. Home cooks can always count on Ina’s dependable, easy-to-follow instructions, with lots of side notes for cooking and entertaining—it’s like having Ina right there beside you, helping you all the way.

From cocktails to dessert, from special weekend breakfasts to quick weeknight dinners, you’ll find yourself making these cozy and delicious recipes over and over again.

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10/6/20 - Simon & Schuster: 2020 - $35.00

Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld

The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy.

Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub “Catch a Rising Star” as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything. “Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a conversation, or working it out on my preferred canvas, the big yellow legal pad, I kept it in one of those old school accordion folders,” Seinfeld writes. “So I have everything I thought was worth saving from forty-five years of hacking away at this for all I was worth.”

For this book, Jerry Seinfeld has selected his favorite material, organized decade by decade. In page after hilarious page, one brilliantly crafted observation after another, readers will witness the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time and gain new insights into the thrilling but unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy.

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10/27/20 - Alfred A. Knopf: 2020 - $27.95

Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South by Rick Bragg

From the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All Over but the Shoutin' and The Best Cook in the World, a collection of his irresistible columns from Southern Living and Garden & Gun

A collection of wide-ranging and endearingly personal columns by the celebrated author, newspaper columnist, and Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg, culled from his best-loved pieces in Southern Living and Garden & Gun.

From his love of Tupperware ("My Affair with Tupperware") to the decline of country music, from the legacy of Harper Lee to the metamorphosis of the pickup truck, the best way to kill fire ants, the unbridled excess of Fat Tuesday, and why any self-respecting southern man worth his salt should carry a good knife, Where I Come From is an ode to the stories and the history of the Deep South, written with tenderness, wit, and deep affection—a book that will be treasured by fans old and new.

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9/29/20 - Amulet Books: 2020 - $14.99

Welcome to Smellville by R.L. Stine - SIGNED COPIES AVAILABLE

Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine teams up with the pop-culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids for a first-ever GPK illustrated middle-grade series

Welcome to the town of Smellville, where ten kids all live in a big tumbledown house and have as much fun as they possibly can. People may think that they’re gross and weird and strange, but they’re not bad kids—they just don’t know any better. In this hilarious new illustrated series from bestselling author R.L. Stine, the Garbage Pail Kids—from Adam Bomb to Brainy Janey—get into mischief at their middle school, all while battling bullies and their archenemies, Penny and Parker Perfect. These all-new illustrated stories are sure to amuse, entertain, and blow away readers of all ages. Bonus: includes four exclusive Garbage Pail Kids stickers!

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10/27/20 - Amulet Books: 2020 - $14.99

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End by Jeff Kinney

In The Deep End, book 15 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ​ready for the adventure of a lifetime. 

But things take an unexpected turn, and they find themselves stranded at an RV park that’s not exactly a summertime paradise. When the skies open up and the water starts to rise, the Heffleys wonder if they can save their vacation—or if they’re already in too deep.

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10/20/20 - G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - $18.99


A group of clever animals find an unusual but warm and furry home during Alaska's long winter in Jan Brett's newest snowy adventure.

Cozy is the softest musk ox in Alaska, with the warmest fur you ever did feel. When a storm hits while he's separated from his family, he starts to feel lonely—but not for long. As the snow piles up, animals start to notice just how warm and cozy Cozy really is! One mama lemming has a bright idea . . . maybe the best place to spend the winter is under Cozy's fur!

As more and more animals burrow in, Cozy adds to the house rules: quiet voices, gentle thumping, claws to yourself, no biting, and no pouncing. That seems easy enough . . . until the lemmings, snowshoe hare, snowy owl, arctic fox, and wolverine begin to bicker. Luckily, signs of spring soon appear, and that means Cozy can find his herd and his new friends can head to their summer homes. But not before promising to get cozy with Cozy next year!

Jan Brett brings a new lovable character to life through this gorgeous tale of sharing, friendship, and living in harmony.

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10/20/20 - Feiwel & Friends: 2020 - $19.99

Natalie Portman's Fables by Natalie Portman

Academy Award-winning actress, director, producer, and activist Natalie Portman retells three classic fables and imbues them with wit and wisdom.

From realizing that there is no “right” way to live to respecting our planet and learning what really makes someone a winner, the messages at the heart of Natalie Portman’s Fables are modern takes on timeless life lessons. 

Told with a playful, kid-friendly voice and perfectly paired with Janna Mattia’s charming artwork, Portman’s insightful retellings of The Tortoise and the Hare, The Three Little Pigs, and Country Mouse and City Mouse are ideal for reading aloud and are sure to become beloved additions to family libraries.

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10/6/20 - Random House Books for Young Readers: 2020 - $12.99

Max Meow Book 1: Cat Crusader by John Gallagher

Max is just a regular cat in Kittyopolis, trying to make it big as a podcaster UNTIL he accidentally takes a bite of an RADIOACTIVE SPACE MEATBALL at his best friend, scientist Mindy's, SECRET LAB. Then before you can say MEOWZA, Max becomes...(drum roll!)...The CAT CRUSADER! Being a super hero is fun (Super strength? Check! Flying? YES!!!)—but not if you get so cocky, you forget your best friend! Will Max learn to listen? Will he and Mindy make up? And together, can Max and Mindy save Kittyopolis from the evil Agent M and BIG BOSS?! Find out in Max Meow: Cat Crusader-a laugh out loud, furr-ociously funny, action-packed new series filled with so many twists, turns, and terrific jokes it makes bad guys FLEA and kids cheer with glee! 

BONUS: Includes how to draw Max Meow!

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10/6/20 - Orchard Books: 2020 - $17.99

All Because You Matter by Tami Charles

Elegant, eloquent, heart-felt, powerful. Tami Charles’ timely words are perfectly complimented by Bryan Collier’s collage painting in this necessary, emotion-filled book. Feeling like an anthem, the reader is reminded that they are (literally) made of stardust like everyone but also reassured that they do, in fact, matter. A beautiful love letter to Black and brown children with a nurturing message to be appreciated by all. This is sure to start conversations and have a long-lasting impact.

Signed First Editions Club!

Our picks have won awards, been made into movies, or have simply been really good reads.

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Monogamy by Sue Miller, Harper, $28.99

You Are Not Alone November

The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline, Custom House, $27.99

Afterlife December

The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan, Forge Books, $27.99

Staff Picks
Jill Hendrix
Jill Hendrix, Store Owner

I've been reading a lot of nonfiction recently in my role as a business coach. When I do read fiction, I prefer genre fiction with happy endings!

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10/6/20 - HC - $17.99
On Account of the Gum by Adam Rex

Fun, fun, read aloud. I still remember when my baby sister fell asleep in the car and ended up with gum in her hair. There's one in every family :)

Jill Hendrix
Nancy M. (Jill's mom)

I love mysteries & thrillers, police procedurals, and psychological mysteries. I also love well written southern fiction set in the early to late 1900's.

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10/6/20 - HC - $26.99
Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

A woman who has been held captive in a cabin in the woods escapes with her 13 yo daughter, Hannah, who has an eerie ability to quote back verbatim the dictionary definition of just about anything. As the woman is running from the cabin she is hit by a car and ends up in the hospital. The daughter says her mothers name is Lena the name of a young woman who disappeared over 13 years ago. This starts a series of events trying to find out if the woman is really Lena, who abducted her, who is the dead man found in the cabin, whose child is Hannah and her brother Jonathan. The story starts with a bang and doesnt let up for the entire novel. The tension is so taut that you keep thinking everything is going to snap and you will find some answers. But, instead as bits and pieces are revealed the story becomes more and more twisted and you just have to wait until the very end for everything to finally make sense.

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10/27/20 - HC - $27.99
A Solitude of Wolverines by Alice Henderson

A Solitude of Wolverines is a heart stopping action packed wilderness survival story, an education about the lives of endangered wolverines, and an introduction to the unforgettable, tough as nails heroine, wildlife biologist Dr. Alex Carter. Alex was living in Boston trying to decide if she and her long time beau, Brad, were really finished when she was almost killed at the dedication of a new wildlife preserve she had helped save from a developer. That very day she got the offer of a job in the Bitterroots of Montana. Alex loved field work, she loved nature, she loved being alone with the animals and more than anything she wanted to preserve habitats to protect them and she needed to get away from what had almost happened to her. So she packed up and left the next day for Montana. I loved reading all about the wolverines and all of the things Alex rigged up to try and get information about them. I knew the towns people didnt like the Land Trust that had taken away their hunting land but I had no idea that there was going to be a lot more and a lot worse for Alex to deal with than poachers. I cant wait to see what trouble might lie ahead for Alex as she tries to find out who the mysterious person is who keeps popping up at the last minute to save her life. Highly recommended for fans of Nevada Barr, Jane Harper and C.J. Box.

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10/27/20 - PB - $9.99
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

The Wife Between Us is psychological suspense at its best. The writing is so convincing that you will naturally make certain assumptions. But, as the blurb for the book says you should assume absolutely nothing. I lost count of how many times I was totally surprised by what I thought I knew and even when the surprise ending was revealed there was still one last surprise. A story of love, deceit, betrayal and sickness--it is scary and troubling and stunning and amazing all rolled up into one of the best thrillers of the year.

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10/27/20 - PB - $9.99
The Daughter by Jane Shemilt

Jenny Malcolm thinks she has the perfect life. She is a busy and successful physician, her husband is a neurosurgeon at the top of his field and she has 3 healthy, happy and well adjusted teenagers. Or, so she believes. All of this begins to come into doubt when her 15 yo daughter disappears one day after a school play. It is obvious from the story that Jenny truly loved her children and her husband, but did she love them the right way? The Daughter is a sad, haunting but beautiful story of how easy it is to convince oneself that everything is rosy. How easy it is for busy parents to rationalize away warning signs that all is not right with their children and how easy it is to drift totally apart in a marriage. There are many lessons to learn in this heart wrenching tale of family.

Jill Hendrix
Melissa O., Operations

I love the faster pacing of books written for a younger audience (middle grade and young adult), but will try just about anything fiction, especially if it has some romance. I also have a soft spot for really special picture books.

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9/29/20 - Crown Books for Young Readers: 2020 - $18.99

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

Quan has been in and out of prison since he was 13. Now, at 18, he's been in prison for over a year. To keep his sanity, he writes letters to his friend Justyce, who gave him the idea with his own letters to Martin Luther King, Jr. Told through a series of flashbacks and letters alternating with the current story, readers will see Quan's life and the decisions he and others have made in his life that have affected him and led to his incarceration. This book, focusing on the justice system and how it fails some people and favors others, is just as powerful as Dear Martin and is a must-read for fans of Angie Thomas, Jason Reynolds, and Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam's Punching the Air.

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10/6/20 - Tor Books: 2020 - $26.99

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab - SIGNED COPIES AVAILABLE

In a small town in France in 1714, all Addie LaRue wants is to be free, to not be tied down to a husband and family she doesn't want. In a moment of desperation, while running from her wedding, she makes a deal with a devil -- she will have her freedom, and he can have her soul when she is done with it. The catch -- she is immortal, but no one will remember her. Until one day, in a small bookshop in 2014, someone does remember, and Addie experiences real human relationship for the first time in her long life. A Faustian fairy tale that asks not only what love is, but what it isn't, and what people will do to have it, and to keep it once found. It takes Addie LaRue 300 years to find these answers, but what a beautiful, heartbreaking story she has to tell at the end.

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9/15/20 - HC - $18.99
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Bree is still dealing with her mother's death when she goes to UNC Charlotte for an early college program. While there, she discovers a secret society of descendants of Arthur's knights who fight modern-day demons. But even within this magical society, everything is not as it seems, and Bree learns secrets about the order and herself that could put herself and her new friends in danger. Black Girl Magic in all its forms, Deonn seamlessly blends contemporary fantasy with Arthurian lore while also exploring Bree's Black identity.

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9/22/20 - HC - $19.99
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

When she turns 18, Susan decides to set off on her own to try to find her father and solve the mysteries that his absence has left in her and her mother's life. When she gets to London, though, she soon falls in with a group of booksellers -- the left-handed sect being the muscle with cool weapons, and the right-handed sect being the brains with some mystical abilities. As she runs from beings who want to destroy her for unknown reasons, her new companions help her on her quest for family secrets, though the answers they find may have as much to do with the old world as the new. A fun, bookselling-ish fantasy read that will appeal to fans of adventure fantasies.

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10/20/20 - HC - $17.99
Among the Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston

Cerys has grown up safe in Aloriya, running around with her best friend, the princess, and the annoying fox who follows her around. She knows better than most what the cursed wood bordering the village is capable of; she's the only one who made it out alive as a child when it claimed the lives of her mother and two friends. So Cerys helps her father tend the palace garden, occasionally using her small wood curse magic to make flowers grow, and she's content with that lot in life. Or so she tells herself. When the princess's coronation is taken over by the wood and the curse, though, Cerys is the only one who can save them all. A dark fantasy that nevertheless contains Poston's signature humor while telling a story that fairy-tale fans will undoubtedly enjoy.

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10/6/20 - PB - $15.99
Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade

April has garnered an online following for her Gods of the Gates fanfiction. When she posts a picture of herself in cosplay, one of the show's actors (and unbeknownst to both of them, April's online fanfic friend and beta reader) sees it -- and the trolls commenting on her weight -- and asks her out. Neither of them expect the attraction that blooms between them, but can their relationship withstand the scrutiny of the public and the baggage that they both bring to the table? A smart, hilarious rom-com that had me laughing out loud (especially at the between-chapter glimpses into fanfics and scripts). Will appeal to fans of Talia Hibbert.

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Grace Anne J., Marketing Specialist

I love historical fiction, with World War II fiction usually topping my list of favorites. I also love YA contemporaries, mysteries, and adore anything having to do with musical theatre.

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7/21/20 - HC - $28.00
The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

The perfect mix of historical drama and sweet romance, The Book of Lost Names is a heartwarming tale of heroism amidst horror, with the type of ending that I think we all need in this crazy year.

Jill Hendrix
Linda H., Volunteer

I enjoy nonfiction the most: biographies, true crime, sociology, and civil rights narratives to name a few. When I read fiction, I choose historical novels or literary fiction most often.

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10/6/20 - PB - $17.99
When We Were Young & Brave by Hazel Gaynor

I was fascinated to read about the young group of children who were sent to a China internment camp during WWII. Gaynor's compassionate and thoughtful novel shows how strength of spirit and hope for the future can bring some through the darkest of days.

Jill Hendrix
Brent B., Volunteer

There are no limits to what I love to read, however I tend to gravitate to mystery/thriller action stories that are fast paced with lots of twists and turns that keep you guessing all the way to the end. There is nothing I love more than an ending that comes completely out of left field that I never saw coming.

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10/20/20 - PB - $16.99
Cover Your Tracks by Daco Auffenorde

Margo Fletcher is eight-and-a-half months pregnant but has her doctor's blessing to take a train trip from Chicago to Spokane for the wedding of her niece, who is actually her biological daughter was raised by her older sister as her own. Deep into the Rocky Mountains the train comes to an unexpected halt and the passengers are told to stay in place. Former Army Ranger Nick Eliot is in the same car as Margo and others and senses impending doom for the train as an avalanche looms on the mountain above. He implores the passengers to follow him to the safety of the last car, but only Margo joins him on a dash against catastrophe which they are able to avoid when Nick is able to uncouple at the last car seconds before the avalanche roars down the mountain sweeping the remainder of the train and all of those in it down the mountainside. As Nick and Margo fight for survival, it becomes more and more apparent that all is not right with Nick Eliot. Is it PTSD or is it something more that puts Margo in the position of having to fight to save herself not just from the brutal mountain winter conditions, but perhaps from the man who unquestioningly saved her life on the train? Clearly Nick has some dark secrets in his past as does Margo with some secrets of her own. This one is loaded with twists and turns and ultimately becomes a battle for survival for Nick, Margo and for Margo's baby.

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10/6/20 - PB - $16.95
The Rabbit Hunter by Lars Kepler

The Rabbit Hunter is another top notch Joona Linna thriller by Lars Kepler. When high level political players are being systematically and brutally murdered, in a last-ditch effort to stop the killings, the Prime Minister offers a deal to the imprisoned Joona Linna: Solve the case and earn your freedom. Joona accepts the challenge and enters into an intricate and macabre plot that crosses years and the lives of some of the most powerful people in the country. This book is compelling and difficult to put down. Kepler has a unique style of writing that draws the reader into the story. Don't miss this one!

Jill Hendrix
Lee Hendrix, Sales Manager

I enjoy Scifi,Thrillers and the occasional Non-Fiction. (If it's Scifi related. And thrilling.)

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9/22/20 - HC - $27.99
Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots

Anna is not a super villain herself, but she will do temp work for them from time to time in data support. Hench is the designation to low level employees and that's all she wanted to be. But after being injured by a superhero, Anna will find herself on a path of revenge against one of the most powerful beings on the planet armed only with a her blog post. A smart, exciting, action packed scifi.

Jill Hendrix
Nancy H., Volunteer

I love to read fast-paced thrillers that take you on a wild ride with twists and turns and surprise endings!! But, I also love a good novel, with great characters and a rich and bold plot.

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10/27/20 - HC - $26.95
Fortune Favors the Dead by Stephen Spotswood

Jessica Fletcher meets Miss Marple and Sam Spade in this who dun it set soon after the war. This author has a clever wit and his young protagonist comes to life in the pages he writes. The story is complex, with lots of red herrings, and some good twists and turns. Its a fun read, and would appeal to young adultsno swearing.

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10/6/20 - PB - $12.99
The Woman I Was Before by Kerry Fisher

Be prepared to sit down with a cup of tea and devour this wonderful book. A new neighborhood, a new house, and a new start. Its a compelling story of three neighbors who become good friends. Its a story of the secrets they hide, the hurts they endure, and the happy, outward appearances each family portrays. But things arent always as they seem, and the grass is not necessarily greener Even though there are some heartaches and heartbreaks in this book, there are also some real feel-good moments. I loved this authors dry wit, her masterful writing, and her ability to make such rich and warm characters come alive. Many thought-provoking situations make this a great book-club book.

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10/13/20 - HC - $27.99
Goodnight Beautiful by Aimee Molloy

You dont know twists and turns until youve read this fast-paced thriller. Sam and Annie are newly married, living in a small town in upstate New York. Hes a psychologist and she teaches at the local college. Their life is a fairy tale. But Sams got secrets, and he tends to tell lies. Then Sam disappears. Annie is heartbroken, she misses him; but the police believe hes run away and have dropped the case. The plot is chilling, complex, all consuming, and brilliant, with a surprise ending that will leave you stunned!

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10/20/20 - HC - $25.99
Once We Were Here by Christopher Cosmos

This was such an emotionally charged story, right from the beginning, that Im not sure my review can do it justice. Its a story about WWII as it devastates Greece, and its a story about two young people, in love, who want to be together forever. But, its also a story of friends who risk everything for their freedom and a better life. Its a first hand introduction to the horrors of war and the heartbreaking story of love and sacrifice. An epic story about the brave men and women who fought for their country. This is an unforgettable book.

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10/27/20 - PB - $16.99
House of Correction by Nicci French

Tabitha is in jail for murder; a murder she doesnt think she committed. Her court appointed attorney wants her to plead out, but she doesnt believe she did it. So she fires her attorney and begins her own defense. This story not only uncovers Tabithas sad life story, it also begins to show Tabitha how much strength she actually has. A gripping courtroom drama, with Tabitha doing her best to defend herself, while sorting out the truths from the lies. We are taken on a compelling journey to its shocking ending. Wonderfully written, this fast-paced and thought-provoking story is a definite hit for this seasoned author.

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10/6/20 - HC - $27.99
Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger

Selenas life is gooda beautiful family, a handsome hubby, and a great job. And then she meets a stranger on the train, and her world begins to fall apart. This dark thriller, emotionally charged, and fast-paced, opened with a bang and kept me riveted throughout. A heartbreaking story about cheating, and hurting the ones youre supposed to love the most. Too many secrets and lies, a frightening and complex plot, and a shocking climax. Masterfully written, this game of cat and mouse is rich and clever. A lesson to be learned: be very careful who you tell your secrets.

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