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Made for Love: A Novel By Alissa Nutting Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062280596
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Published: Ecco - July 3rd, 2018

Made for Love is the high tech trailer park dramedy I've been waiting for.  Alissa Nutting's take on monogamy, sex, and love is hilarious and insightful.  This is one of the most original titles I've read all year.

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It Devours!: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel By Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062476074
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 8th, 2019

Once again Joseph Fink and Jeffery Cranor have asked a complex question of their audience.  Are science and religion reconcilable?  Is it possible to have both strongly present in your life and remain true to both?  While there is no straight answer in It Devours, the book guides us along Nilanjana and Daryll's attempts to understand each other. Night Vale is an absurd place, surreal beyond belief, and still the message isn't lost. 

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Morte (War with No Name #1) By Robert Repino Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616956219
Published: Soho Press - February 9th, 2016

Mort(e) takes the reader from a comfortable house cat's life to a war front. Animals have gained sentience on par with humans and are now fighting to claim the land that was once theirs. House pets turned warriors, Mort(e) is a great look at power and its dangers.

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Noah's Wife By Lindsay Starck Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399159237
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 26th, 2016

In a parish plagued by perpetual rain, Starck uses small town oddballs to create a novel that touches on self doubt, faith, and hometown pride. Noah’s Wife is charming and engaging from the first page to the last.

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Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel By Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062351432
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 10th, 2017

A man in a tan jacket holding a deerskin suitcase, a perpetually nineteen year old pawn shop owner, and a PTA treasurer have one thing in common: “KING CITY.” This wildly imaginative novel will satisfy long-time fans of the podcast and stand alone as a clever work of not-so-science fiction.

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Bats of the Republic: An Illuminated Novel By Zachary Thomas Dodson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385539838
Published: Doubleday - October 6th, 2015

The story of the Thomas family, spanning over two hundred years, is told by a novel within a novel, love letters, and government monitored conversations. Bats of the Republic is visually fascinating and a stunning example of science fiction at its finest. 

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Taxidermy Art: A Rogue's Guide to the Work, the Culture, and How to Do It Yourself By Robert Marbury Cover Image
ISBN: 9781579655587
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Published: Artisan - September 23rd, 2014

Ok, so taxidermy seems creepy, but this book is just wonderful. Not only does it showcase truly talented artists, there is also a brief history of taxidermy and its major players throughout history. Taxidermy Art doesn't stop there. There is a wonderful guide to getting started on taxidermy in the back. Art, history, and DIY all in one book.

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Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions By Daniel Wallace Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616201647
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 15th, 2012

Information can be found in non-fiction, but if you're looking for the Truth, it lives in stories. For fans of Southern literature and amazing stories

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The Hike: A Novel By Drew Magary Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399563874
Availability: Backordered -- Email or Call for Availability
Published: Penguin Books - July 4th, 2017

Judge this book by its cover. Magary has written a low key super, hip update of the Odyssey. Do not miss this title.