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A Woman is no Man – Etaf Rum

Spoiler Alert Trigger warning for; domestic abuse, child marriage, rape, misogyny. Blurb:This debut novel by an Arab-American voice takes us inside the lives of conservative Arab women living in America.In Brooklyn, eighteen-year-old Deya is starting to meet with suitors. Though she doesn’t want to get married, her grandparents give her no choice. History is repeating… Continue reading A Woman is no Man – Etaf Rum

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The Testaments – Margaret Atwood

Trigger warning for child molestation, suicide, domestic abuse. BlurbWhen the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her--freedom, prison or death.With The Testaments, the wait is over.Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story more than fifteen years after Offred… Continue reading The Testaments – Margaret Atwood

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The Lady Upstairs – Halley Sutton

Blurb:A modern-day noir featuring a twisty cat-and-mouse chase, this dark debut thriller tells the story of a a woman who makes a living taking down terrible men...then finds herself in over her head and with blood on her hands. The only way out? Pull off one final con. Jo's job is blackmailing the most lecherous… Continue reading The Lady Upstairs – Halley Sutton

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Siege – Simon Kernick

Blurb:London is under attack.People are dead. Many more lives hang in the balance as a group of highly trained gunmen storm the historic Stanhope Hotel on Park Lane.The gunmen have given the government just five hours to meet their demands before they blow up the building.Shots ring out. Some guests panic. Others text their loved… Continue reading Siege – Simon Kernick

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Shadow & Bone – Leigh Bardugo

***Spoiler Alert*** Blurb:Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her… Continue reading Shadow & Bone – Leigh Bardugo

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Sword Song – Bernard Cornwell

Blurb:The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the south. Warrior by instinct and Viking by nature, Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, has land, a wife and children—and a duty to King Alfred to hold the… Continue reading Sword Song – Bernard Cornwell

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The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo

Blurb:A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo.Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her… Continue reading The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo

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Based on a True Story – Delphine de Vigan

Blurb:Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L.L. embodies everything Delphine has always secretly admired; she is a glittering image of feminine sophistication and spontaneity and she has an uncanny knack of always saying the right thing. Unusually intuitive, L. senses Delphine’s… Continue reading Based on a True Story – Delphine de Vigan

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All-American Murder: The rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez – James Patterson, Alex Abramovich & Mike Harvkey

Blurb:Aaron Hernandez was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl. His every move as a tight end with the New England Patriots played out the headlines, yet he led a secret life--one that ended in a maximum-security prison. What drove him to go so wrong,… Continue reading All-American Murder: The rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez – James Patterson, Alex Abramovich & Mike Harvkey

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17 Church Row – James Carol

**Spoiler Alert** Blurb:For fans of J. P. Delaney's The Girl Before comes a thriller that makes us question our relationship with technology and the lengths we would go to, to keep our family safe.Three years ago, Ethan and Nikki Rhodes suffered a devastating loss. Their four-year-old daughter Grace was tragically killed when she ran from… Continue reading 17 Church Row – James Carol