The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in WaterZen Cho returns with a found family wuxia fantasy that combines the vibrancy of old school martial arts movies with characters drawn from the margins of history n nA bandit walks into a coffeehouse, and it all goes downhill from there Guet Imm, a young votary of the Order of the Pure Moon, joins up

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Lacan the Charlatan (The Palgrave Lacan Series)

Lacan the Charlatan (The Palgrave Lacan Series)This book sets out to determine the validity of an accusation made against Jacques Lacan by Noam Chomsky in an interview in 1989 He stated that Lacan was a charlatan not that his ideas were flawed or wrong, but that his entire discourse was fraudulent, an accusation that has since been repeated

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Normal People

Normal PeopleLibrarian s note An alternate cover edition can be found here n nAt school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other He s popular and well adjusted, star of the school soccer team while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her house

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Girl, Woman, Other

Girl, Woman, OtherJoint Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2019 n nTeeming with life and crackling with energy a love song to modern Britain and black womanhood n nGirl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families

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Conversations with Friends

Conversations with FriendsA sharply intelligent novel about two college students and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with a married couple n nFrances is twenty one years old, cool headed, and darkly observant A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind and to the beautiful

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Intimations

IntimationsDeeply personal and powerfully moving, a short and timely series of essays on the experience of lock down, by one of the most clear sighted and essential writers of our time n n There will be many books written about the year 2020 historical, analytic, political and comprehensive accounts This is no

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Convenience Store Woman

Convenience Store WomanConvenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty six year old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura Keiko has never fit in, neither in her family, nor in school, but when at the age of eighteen she begins working at the Hiiromachi branch of Smile Mart, she finds peace and purpos

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The Pale-Faced Lie

The Pale-Faced LieGrowing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation, David Crow and his siblings idolized their dad Tall, strong, smart, and brave, the self taught Cherokee regaled his family with stories of his World War II feats But as time passed, David discovered the other side of Thurston Crow, the ex con with his o

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Utopia Avenue

Utopia AvenueThe long awaited new novel from the bestselling, prize winning author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks n nUtopia Avenue is the strangest British band you ve never heard of Emerging from London s psychedelic scene in 1967 and fronted by folk singer Elf Holloway, guitar demigod Jasper de Zoet, and b

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Weather

WeatherFrom the author of the nationwide best seller Dept of Speculation one of the New York Times Book Review s Ten Best Books of the Year a shimmering tour de force about a family, and a nation, in crisis n nLizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a traditional degree But this gives her

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My Year of Rest and Relaxation

My Year of Rest and RelaxationThis is a novel about a young woman s efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes n nOur narrator should be happy, shouldn t she She s young, thin

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The Overstory

The OverstoryThe Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of and paean to the natural world From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from anteb

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Death in Her Hands

Death in Her HandsA novel of haunting metaphysical suspense about an elderly widow whose life is upturned when she finds a cryptic note on a walk in the woods that ultimately makes her question everything about her new home n nWhile on her normal daily walk with her dog in the forest woods, our protagonist comes acro

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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange WorldAn intensely powerful new novel from the best selling author of The Bastard of Istanbul and Honour n n In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila s consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now compl

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An Ace and A Pair (Dead Cold Mystery #1)

An Ace and A Pair (Dead Cold Mystery #1)Detective John Stone of the NYPD has the best arrest record in the 43rd precinct But he s a dinosaur who belongs to another age Detective Carmen Dehan has such a bad attitude that nobody at the precinct can stomach her Captain Jennifer Cuevas wants them both out of the way and thinks they make a

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Expectation

ExpectationHannah, Cate and Lissa are young, vibrant and inseparable Living on the edge of a common in East London, their shared world is ablaze with art and activism, romance and revelry and the promise of everything to come They are electric They are the best of friends n nTen years on, they are not wher

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