Lonesome Dove

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 05/23/2018 - 1:33pm
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel By Larry McMurtry Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439195260
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 15th, 2010

In this epic there's room under the sky for characters taciturn and loyal, loving and illogical, searching, settling, surviving. If you read only one Western, this should be it. [Raissa]


Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 05/20/2018 - 11:16am
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ISBN: 9781571315007
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Published: Milkweed Editions - February 20th, 2018

I tore through this book of poems. Deep and heartfelt, Sotelo's work resonates with me as a woman but also speak to the larger human experience. [Karen]

The Break

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:46pm
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The Break By Katherena Vermette Cover Image
ISBN: 9781487001117
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Published: House of Anansi Press - March 6th, 2018

It's winter in Winnipeg and this book literally comes with a trigger warning for violence. It's a gritty novel, and there are no easy solutions for these Indigenous women. If you like intergenerational stories that explore resiliency and love, are emotionally demanding, and told with great depth, try The Break. The story will stick with you, as it has with me. [Tanya]

Emergency Contact

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 04/04/2018 - 7:29pm
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Emergency Contact By Mary H. K. Choi Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534408968
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 27th, 2018

The payoff is sooooo satisfying. Strong focus on character development and I'm honestly still thinking about Penny and Sam all the time. Choi wanted to write a YA book about a blossoming friendship where "high-key nothing happens"—much of the book unfolds through texting (which is written exceptionally well, not forced LiKe 0Mgz at all)—and I'm maybe obsessed. Introverts and millennials will especially enjoy this contemporary, dual perspective novel, which also touches on anxiety, awkwardness, and class. It's a lighthearted but not fluffy read. I loved this. [Tanya]


Submitted by kingsbookstore on Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:55pm
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Freshwater By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802127358
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Published: Grove Press - February 13th, 2018

I keep putting off writing this blurb because I don't want to mess it up… but this is the book I want to handsell most. This haunting, beautiful novel Akwaeke Emezi has created is unprecedented. Ten pages in and I knew this. Freshwater is an entire reality; it is liminal space, it is dark, spiritual, layered. It offers a new paradigm for gender and trauma (but let's be clear: Emezi has stated that "none of this is a metaphor for mental illness."). The prose is incantory and so, so gorgeous. Read this and get back to me because I am dying to talk to someone about it. [Tanya]

Sour Heart: Stories

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 03/28/2018 - 5:47pm
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Sour Heart: Stories By Jenny Zhang Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399589386
Published: Lenny - August 1st, 2017

Jenny Zhang packs a punch with this collection of short stories that captures girlhood in all its glory. Her writing is rapid fire, full of wit, anger, sadness, hope, and love. Zhang skillfully embodies the voices of the girls whose stories she tells, is often crass—perfectly capturing a kid's unfiltered self. You'll find yourself laughing one minute and crying the next. Winner of the 2018 PEN Literary Award. [Tanya]


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