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THE HARPY

BY MEGAN HUNTER

Part revenge tale, part fairytale, The Harpy is an electrifying story of marriage, infidelity and power.

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HUNGER

BY ROXANE GAY

New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health.

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EDUCATED

BY TARA WESTOVER

Educated is a memoir by the American author Tara Westover. In it, Westover recounts overcoming her survivalist Mormon family in order to go to college, and emphasizes the importance of education to enlarging her world.

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THE PULL OF THE STARS

BY EMMA DONOGHUE

From the international bestselling author of Room. In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre, where expectant mothers who have come down with an unfamiliar Flu are quarantined together.

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WRITERS AND LOVERS

BY LILY KING

Writers & Lovers is a portrait of the artist as a young woman. Lily King writes masterfully about desire and loss, creativity and inspiration, and how each overlaps and influences the other. I found myself reading slowly, underlining phrases, wanting to linger in the world of this novel.

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MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE

BY LORI GOTTLIEB

A therapist, her therapist, and our lives revealed. The dual nature of the book enables Gottlieb to show her world as both a therapist and someone receiving therapy. Gottlieb explores five patients, including herself, and their different scenarios and viewpoints on life.

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HOW BEAUTIFUL WE WERE

BY IMBOLO MBUE

A masterful exploration of what happens when the reckless drive for profit, coupled with the ghost of colonialism, comes up against one community’s determination to hold onto its ancestral land and a young woman’s willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of her people’s freedom.

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THE FOUR WINDS

BY KRISTIN HANNAH

An epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America's most defining eras - the Great Depression.