Book mentions in this thread

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    The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

    by Deesha Philyaw

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    My Sister, the Serial Killer

    by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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    Negative Space (SFWP Literary Awards)

    by Lilly Dancyger

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    Firekeeper's Daughter

    by Angeline Boulley

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    Gold Diggers

    by Sanjena Sathian

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    Ivory Shoals

    by John Brandon

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    Children of Chicago

    by Cynthia Pelayo

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    The Sea Keeper's Daughters (A Carolina Heirlooms Novel)

    by Lisa Wingate

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    Shirley Jackson

    by Ruth Franklin

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    Abide with Me

    by Elizabeth Strout

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    The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

    by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

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    The Only Wonderful Things

    by Melissa J. Homestead

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    The Salmon of Doubt (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

    by Douglas Adams

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    Tristan und Isolde

    by Richard Wagner

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    Queen of the Darkness

    by Anne Bishop

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    Shuggie Bain

    by Douglas Stuart

    Winner of the Booker Prize 2020 Shortlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction 2020 The Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2020 'Douglas Stuart has written a first novel of rare and lasting beauty.' – Observer It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life. She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid for outright (like her perfect, but false, teeth). But Agnes is abandoned by her philandering husband, and soon she and her three children find themselves trapped in a decimated mining town. As she descends deeper into drink, the children try their best to save her, yet one by one they must abandon her to save themselves. It is her son Shuggie who holds out hope the longest. Shuggie is different. Fastidious and fussy, he shares his mother’s sense of snobbish propriety. The miners' children pick on him and adults condemn him as no’ right. But Shuggie believes that if he tries his hardest, he can be normal like the other boys and help his mother escape this hopeless place. Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain lays bare the ruthlessness of poverty, the limits of love, and the hollowness of pride. A counterpart to the privileged Thatcher-era London of Alan Hollinghurst’s The Line of Beauty, it also recalls the work of Édouard Louis, Frank McCourt, and Hanya Yanagihara, a blistering debut by a brilliant writer with a powerful and important story to tell. 'We were bowled over by this first novel, which creates an amazingly intimate, compassionate, gripping portrait of addiction, courage and love.' – The judges of the Booker Prize
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    The Vietri Project

    by Nicola DeRobertis-Theye

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    Detransition, Baby

    by Torrey Peters

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    The Lean Startup

    by Eric Ries

    Outlines a revisionist approach to management while arguing against common perceptions about the inevitability of startup failures, explaining the importance of providing genuinely needed products and services as well as organizing a business that can adapt to continuous customer feedback.
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    The Last Thing He Told Me

    by Laura Dave

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    We Are Still Supposed To Be Slaves

    by G B Lynch

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    A People's History of the United States

    by Howard Zinn

    In this Second Edition of this radical social history of America from Columbus to the present, Howard Zinn includes substantial coverage of the Carter, Reagan and Bush years and an Afterword on the Clinton presidency. Its commitment and vigorous style mean it will be compelling reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scholars in American social history and American studies, as well as the general reader.
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    The Cost of Living

    by Deborah Levy

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    The Dating Plan

    by Sara Desai

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    The Social Graces

    by Renée Rosen

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    The Noonday Demon

    by Andrew Solomon

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    Festival Days

    by Jo Ann Beard

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    Hour of the Witch

    by Chris Bohjalian

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    Before We Were Yours

    by Lisa Wingate

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    Secrets of Happiness

    by Joan Silber

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    The Rose Code

    by Kate Quinn