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All the White Spaces: A Novel By Ally Wilkes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982182700
Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - March 29th, 2022

All the White Spaces is a horror powerhouse! I could not put it down, and when I did I couldn't stop thinking about it. Atmospheric, moody, and damn scary, this book will hold you hostage until the last page. A growing sense of dread looms behind the action as our heroes are dragged beyond the point of no return in the deep Antarctic winter. Soon they find that they are not alone in the desolate wilderness.

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American War: A Novel By Omar El Akkad Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101973134
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Published: Vintage - January 30th, 2018

This book tore me apart. It is an astounding read with memorable characters and a stunning plot. It's one of those that sticks with you forever. In these uncertain times I find myself thinking of it more and more often.

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The Book of Delights: Essays By Ross Gay Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616207922
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 12th, 2019

This is going to come as no surprise, but Ross Gay's The Book of Delights is, well, delightful! Each essay is full of heart and joy as he looks through a lens we we don't often focus on: pure happiness. It's hard not to read this charming book without a smile.

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Deaf Republic: Poems By Ilya Kaminsky Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555978310
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 5th, 2019

Are you in the mood for a cathartic cry? This prescient book explores our time's vicious crimes against people and our collective silence in the face of them. The narrative is lovely and the passion of the writing is sublime. The poems will stay with you!

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Morte (War with No Name #1) By Robert Repino Cover Image
ISBN: 9781641292931
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Published: Soho Press - July 13th, 2021

Everything about the premise of Mort(e) by Robert Repino sounds bonkers when you say that housepets and animals rise up to fight humans. But the way Repino writes, it feels natural. He laces together these wild ideas with fierce, powerful characters and meditations on love, war, and belonging. 

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Senlin Ascends (The Books of Babel #1) By Josiah Bancroft Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316517911
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Published: Orbit - January 16th, 2018

Thrust into an adventure of a lifetime, hapless hero Thomas Senlin must enter a world of curiosities and wonder, betrayal and murder to find his last bride. The world building in Senlin Ascends is next level good. Get ready for a great read!