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Book of the Month

Staff Picks

A.J. Jacono

Stranger in the Desert

Jordan Salama

One Thanksgiving afternoon at his grandparents’ house, Jordan Salama discovers a large binder stuffed with yellowing papers and old photographs—a five-hundred-year wandering history of his Arab-Jewish family, from Moorish Spain to Ottoman Syria to Argentina. One story in particular captures his attention: that of his great-grandfather, a Syrian-born, Arabic-speaking Jewish immigrant to Argentina who in the 1920s worked as a traveling salesman in the Andes—and may have left behind forgotten descendants. Encouraged by his grandfather, Jordan goes in search of these “Lost Salamas,” traveling more than a thousand miles up the spine of South America’s greatest mountain range.

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A.J. Jacono

Forever Barbie

M.G. Lord

The 30th anniversary edition of the classic! Since Barbie's introduction in 1959, her impact on baby boomers has been revolutionary. Far from being a toy designed by men to enslave women, she was a toy invented by women to teach women what, for better or worse, was expected of them. In telling Barbie's fascinating story, cultural critic and investigative journalist M.G. Lord, herself a first-generation Barbie owner, has written a provocative, zany, occasionally shocking book that will change how you look at the doll and the world.

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A.J. Jacono

Good Material

Dolly Alderton

Andy loves Jen; Jen loved Andy. He can't work out why she stopped. Now, he has no home, is waiting for his stand-up career to take off, and wonders why everyone around him seems to have matured. Unmoored on the sea of heartbreak, Andy clings to the idea of solving the puzzle of his ruined relationship, because, if he can find the answer to that, then maybe Jen can find her way back to him. But Andy still has a lot to learn, not least his ex-girlfriend's side of the story. This book is funny, relatable, and a beautiful exploration of romantic disaster.

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A.J. Jacono

The Fetishist

Katherine Min

The Fetishist is the story of three people: Kyoko, a Japanese-American punk-rock singer full of rage and grief; Daniel, a philandering violinist forced to confront the wreckage of his past; and Alma, the love of Daniel’s life, a Korean-American cello prodigy long adored for her beauty, passion, and talent, but who spends her final days examining if she was ever loved. A provocative story that confronts race, complicity, visibility, and femininity, The Fetishist was written before the celebrated author’s untimely death in 2019.

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A.J. Jacono

Chain-Gang All-Stars

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Loretta Thurwar and Hamara Stacker are the stars of Chain-Gang All-Stars, the cornerstone of CAPE, or Criminal Action Penal Entertainment, a highly controversial program covering America’s private prison industry. It’s the return of the gladiators, and prisoners are competing for the ultimate prize: freedom.

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Scott Woltz

The Rabbit Hutch

Tess Gunty

An online obituary writer; a young mother with a dark secret; a woman waging a solo campaign against rodents—this National Book Award-winning debut novel is an ingeniously plotted, braided narrative about a group of unlikely characters living in a crumbling apartment complex in the postindustrial Midwest.

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A.J. Jacono

Bunny

Mona Awad

This extraordinarily weird book explores the dynamics between Samantha, an MFA student, and an unnerving group of rich girls in the program who draw Samantha into their clique and share with her their writing antics. From there, things get freaky. This novel satirizes the lengths writers will go to get that pretty, perfect draft, and the mdness that can go hand-in-hand with making art.

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