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Kathleen Recommends

All Girls

by Emily Layden

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Did you love Curtis Sittenfeld's PREP? This is the book for you! Fantastic use of multiple voices and set in an all girls boarding school after an alleged affair between a teacher and a former student. I read it in two days! 


Mike Recommends

Fake Accounts 

by Lauren Oyler

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Sam Recommends

Leave The World Behind by Rumaan Alam

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Everything After by Jill Santopolo


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Deacon King Kong by James McBride

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Girl Warriors: How 25 Young Activists Are Saving the Earth


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Sweet spot: Fiction about Irish characters, rock music and bookstores

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Sweet spot: literary fiction

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Author of middle grade novels

Sweet spot: literary fiction

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My favorite question is, “What do you recommend for building a newborn’s first library?” In addition to board books for babies, I love literary fiction, nonfiction about nature & history, and memoirs (especially memoirs in graphic format, such as Emmanuel Guibert’s memoirs of WWII.)

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I read literary fiction, essays, some short stories, memoirs, history, and true crime. I’m drawn to stories set in the West, about women’s interior lives, refugees, and literature in translation.

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I'm an audiobook listener, and I love literary fiction, science fiction, non-fiction about science, politics, social issues and law

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