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The Black Flamingo By Dean Atta Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062990303
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 25th, 2021

A beautiful coming of age story told in free verse that everyone can relate to in some way.


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Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America By Ijeoma Oluo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580059527
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Published: Seal Press - November 9th, 2021

A thoughtful and accessible analysis of white male supremacy in the U.S.


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Spoiler Alert: A Novel By Olivia Dade Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063005549
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Published: Avon - October 6th, 2020

A cute twist on the friends-to-lovers trope and plus-size representation!


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Act Your Age, Eve Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters #3) By Talia Hibbert Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062941275
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Published: Avon - March 9th, 2021

Talia Hibbert is in her own category for exeptional contemporary romances. The Brown sisters' trilogy are three near-perfect romances.


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The Lion's Den By Katherine St. John Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538733653
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 9th, 2021

Wealthy escapism at its finest with a thriller twist. An excellent summer read!


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Felix Ever After By Kacen Callender Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062820266
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 20th, 2021

This YA story of self-discovery will touch readers of all ages.


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The Gifted School: A Novel By Bruce Holsinger Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525534976
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 30th, 2020

My favorite book from 2019. It's like Big Little Lies minus the murder.


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Anna K: A Love Story By Jenny Lee Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250236449
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 23rd, 2021

A modern retelling of Anna Karinina. It's Gossip Girl meets classic literature.


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The Girl He Used to Know: A Novel By Tracey Garvis Graves Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250298874
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 7th, 2020

One of the loveliest, sweetest books I've read in a long time. It's like a big warm hug.


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The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir By Michele Harper Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525537397
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 29th, 2021

Real stories from a Black female ER doc and lessons learned from her patient encounters. A fantastic memoir! 


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The Guncle By Steven Rowley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525542308
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 5th, 2022

I loved this so much. A retired actor in his 40s becomes the temporary guardian for his young niece and nephew. Most of the dialogue between the uncle and the kids is quite unrealistic (the kids are BEYOND precocious) but it's so fun it didn't really bother me.