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FINALE

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Picking up just after the end of Legendary (2018), Garber continues to
build the world of Caraval with a final installment, this time focusing equally
on both Dragna sisters’ perspectives.

After they released their
long-missing mother from the Deck o…

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BULLETS AND OPIUM

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A survivor of the 1989 Tiananmen
Square massacre offers a searingly honest examination of the lives broken by
that momentous event.Poet Liao (For a Song and a Hundred Songs:
A Poet’s Journey Through a Chinese Prison, 2013, etc.) presents a
series of h…

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EMPIRE OF GRASS

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The shelf-bending second installment in Williams’ Last King of
Osten Ard saga (after The Witchwood Crown, 2017) exemplifies the
very best—and worst—that epic fantasy has to offer.

The novel begins with Osten Ard—which is inhabited by mortals
and a va…

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THE FIRST

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In this second installment, the dairne Byx’s quest is far
from over.

Applegate continues her otherworldly saga in this second
installment of the Endling series. (Yes, the second book is called The
First, while the first book was called The Last. Just…

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ASK ME ANYTHING

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Complications arise in this YA novel when a brilliant teenage coder’s
anonymous sex education blog goes viral and a friendship becomes romantic.

Amber Henderson is a senior at private Wilmont Academy—possibly “the last
non-religious school on the pla…

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ANNE’S FEELINGS

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Fans of L.M. Montgomery will enjoy the whimsical art and
brief text inspired by the Anne of Green Gables novels.

Hill is well acquainted with the characters and scenes. She
designed the covers and interior art for the 2014 reissue of the series. As …

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STATE OF THE UNION

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An unhappy couple walks into a bar….

“This would make a good play,” one may think while
reading Hornby’s (Funny Girl, 2015, etc.) latest—if one doesn’t know
that it has already been dramatically produced for television. In addition to
being a littl…