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Quotah's debut novel sweeps you up in the secrets that cause a young mother, Saeedah, to flee Cleveland with her daughter, Hanadi. Sadie and Hannah (among other pseudonyms) cover ground from  Ohio to California as they're pursued by investigators hired by her abandoned ex-husband Muneer who just wants his daughter back. Told across generations, from Muneer and Saeedah's first flirtation in their native Jidda, Saudi Arabia, to their crumbling marriage in the cold of midwinter middle America, a now-adult Hannah discovers her mother's betrayal and attempts to piece back together the heritage she's been denied. Quotah's prose is rich and flows easily; whether the shores be those of the Red Sea or Lake Erie-- she captures effectively what it means to exist between two lands and two cultures.
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$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142452
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Published: Tin House Books - January 26th, 2021

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Cook's novel is a virtuoso exploration of humanity's relationship to nature. Set in a futuristic America where the entire population lives in a giant, polluted, smog-ridden city-state, the narrative focuses on Bea,  a young mother hoping to save her sick child, Agnes. Along with 18 others, the pair volunteer to move into the Wilderness State--a vast western territory that has been closed to humans--as nomadic hunter-gatherers. Timely and expansive, Cook's fiction will change the way you see nature.


 

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062333131
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Published: Harper - August 11th, 2020

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Part comedy and part Western, Johnson's novel unfolds in 1938 Reno, Nevada, on a dude ranch for wealthy women looking to get legally divorced. Emily and Nina are two such guests, and during one memorable summer they become inseparable from Ward, a young cowboy, whose perspective shapes the narrative. As he recounts the trio's various hijinks, adventures, and the passion that would alter their lives forever, the novel sparkles with brilliant, witty dialogue, romance, and plot twists.

 

 

Better Luck Next Time: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062916365
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Published: Custom House - January 5th, 2021

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