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I'm Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya

Recommended by Libby: Vivek Shraya has quickly become one of my favorite authors. And this book is the perfect length. There is no superfluous writing, Shraya writes in a concise, powerful manner, sending her points home…

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Dan Brewster
Lot by Bryan Washington

Recommended by Marjorie: The connection between the 13 short stories in this collection is family, community, sadness, and pain. Washington develops his characters well. They leave an impression that stays with us even…

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Dan Brewster
Sex Object by Jessica Valenti

Recommended by Libby: Sexism is deeply rooted in our society. Valenti’s work is a good “primer” on waking up and smelling the misogynistic roses. Reading about a real woman’s actual experiences growing up in this world will shock you into wondering how we let it get…

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Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken

Recommended by Marjorie: After reading this novel I am determined to read everything McCracken has written. I am always drawn to family sagas that have wonderfully crafted characters that capture your attention in ways that make you feel a variety…

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Dan Brewster
Semiosis by Sue Burke

Recommended by Daniel K: Like most science fiction, Semiosis is about a lot of things. This gripping story follows successive generations of human colonists on the distant and mysterious planet Pox, while meditating on…

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Dan Brewster
Severance by Ling Ma

Recommended by Chloe: Severance is the ultimate millennial novel—so many of the themes in this book resonated with me. Candace was such a brilliantly fleshed out, deeply relatable…

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Dan Brewster