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Ghosts and monsters do exist, if only in our memories.  Summer break in Niagara Falls is just beginning when we meet Jake Baker, paranormal enthusiast, bullied youth, and our protagonist-extraordinaire. Told from his point of view as an adult years later, Jake reflects on one summer when the magic and adventure of youth collided with the concrete world of pain and consequences. This is a beautiful yet haunting coming-of-age story.

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ISBN: 9780143133933
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Published: Penguin Books - July 9th, 2019

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Released on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Tianamen Square Protests, Ma Jian’s China Dream is a dystopian satire of the near future where the Chinese government seeks to replace the private dreams of the Chinese people with the collective and state-sanctioned dream of the Chinese government. Ma Daode, the corrupt bureacrat at the center of the novel, is the person responsible for this monumental task and, as he fully commits himself to the cause, his begins losing grip with his sanity. China Dream is a searing critique against a government hellbent on the total control of their population at the cost of its rich history.

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By Ma Jian, Flora Drew (Translator)
ISBN: 9781640092402
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - May 7th, 2019

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 In her debut as a novelist, New York Times feature writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner provides an entertaining, smart, and insightful look at modern marriage and relationships among family and friends. Fleishman is in Trouble opens with Dr. Toby Fleishman, a 41-year-old doctor, reveling in post-divorce life. After more than 14 years of marriage, he’s free of his ambitious wife, is beginning to feel optimistic about life again, and thanks to dating apps, is surrounded by love interests. Then one day his ex-wife—Rachel, a successful talent agent—drops off the kids and disappears, throwing Toby’s life into chaos. As he struggles to figure out what happened, he reassesses his marriage and his life, but in time it becomes clear that his own perspective isn’t the only one that matters, and Toby isn’t the only one in trouble.

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ISBN: 9780525510871
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Published: Random House - June 18th, 2019