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The Lost Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250105684
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 5th, 2019

Cameron Bright is dead, that much is for certain. When questions are raised as to how this happened, that is where the facts become cloudy. In the Australian outback, the closest neighbors are family, and questions can only cause conflict. Jane Harper's gift in crafting a wide-open atmosphere that also suffocates will have you devouring the story of the Brights and what really happened at the stockman's grave.

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ISBN: 9781640091412
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - January 22nd, 2019

When you've only known one way of doing things and one way of being, it can be difficult to question why things can't be different; Nomi Nickel, on the other hand, has no difficulty with asking questions. In a community where she should - by all rights - belong, Nomi is lost and looking for answers that the religion she was raised in cannot offer. Her deeply personal characters and masterfully-crafted settings prove that Miriam Toews is a wonder of the modern age that cannot be missed.

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Iron, Fire and Ice: The Real History that Inspired Game of Thrones Cover Image
By Ed West
ISBN: 9781510735644
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Published: Skyhorse - April 9th, 2019

Fact is almost always stranger than fiction.

This book is for anyone who is:
- finished binge-watching all seven seasons of Game of Thrones and is upset that it's not yet April 14th
- mourning that this will be the final season of Game of Thrones
- (still) faithfully and impatiently awaiting a release date for Winds of Winter
- hoping to break into conversations around the water cooler about Westerosi events

Basically, it's for everyone! Ed West offers a great review of the real-life counterparts to some of the defining aspects of the series. 

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The Killer in Me: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524742669
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Published: Dutton - April 2nd, 2019

Stop waiting around for the next real heroine in crime fiction and get to know Frankie Sheehan. A detective who refuses to take things at face value, her newest case has implications far beyond the two bodies discovered in the local church. A tightly-plotted procedural with fully realized characters, this is a captivating read for fans of crime shows.

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ISBN: 9781616959999
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Published: Soho Teen - January 8th, 2019

Though many YA stories explore the feeling of "other-ness," few are as eye-opening as Samira Ahmed's first novel. Maya Aziz is torn between her dreams and her parents' wishes, but after a terrorist attack in a local city, she has much larger worries. A thought-provoking story of hidden prejudices and the damage stereotypes can do, you will never be able to look at the news in the same way again.

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ISBN: 9780670012107
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2019

If you're going to begin this book, be prepared to finish it in a single sitting. Speak was like a headlock, forcing readers to look at the reality of sexual assuault; but Shout is a raw sucker-punch of emotion that commands readers be a part of positive change. A beautiful challenge to be and do better, this is a generation-shaping book.