Staff Pick

This book is a brilliant, soul-crusher of a novel. Writing in prose at once melancholy and lush--and that makes the most mundane activities, like steeping tea, seem brand new and magical--Schwab follows Addie LaRue through the slow-burn of a love story spanning some three centuries. As she explores the question of what it means to leave a legacy, and what happens if you can't, Schwab dramatizes Addie's frustration with being unable to create, and she leads readers to one of the most epic finales ever.


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ISBN: 9780765387561
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Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

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I cannot stop gushing about this short story collection—it’s phenomenal, and I would easily re-read it again tomorrow. These stories explore Blackness, faith, and sexuality in a way that doesn't make it seem like any of these topics is taken lightly or used as a plot device, but rather are urgent matters that the women in the stories are exploring. I want to befriend all these characters.  

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ISBN: 9781949199734
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Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020

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Rarely have I seen a book depict a relationship as beautifully and viscerally as Helen Hoang has here.  Not only does she exquisitely capture the feelings of a blossoming romance--she makes the reader fall in love with her characters, characters that have the depth, complexities, and nuances of real people. It's impossible not to end up rooting for them.

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ISBN: 9780451490827
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Published: Berkley - May 7th, 2019