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The Star-Touched Queen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250100207
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 28th, 2017

Cursed by fate and destined to marry death, Maya's story is one steeped deeply in Indian mythology. When her father's kingdom is threatened, she first agrees to sacrifice herself but instead is led on a twisting journey through fabled lands and the mysteries of reincarnation by her dark new husband, Amar. Romance, past lives, and shivers abound in Chokshi's YA fantasy. 

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By Ken Liu
ISBN: 9781481424288
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Published: Saga Press - August 9th, 2016

A fantasy epic inspired by tales of the Han Dynasty, Ken Liu's sweeping saga elevates two heroes, Kuni and Mata, to overthrow an oppressive empire. In their quest to liberate the islands of Dara, the two men quickly become friends but just as quickly turn on each other as their conflicting visions of the future clash and shatter the unified rebellion. If you love battles, philosophy, and meddling gods, this series is for you.

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Crazy Rich Asians Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345803788
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Published: Anchor Books - May 20th, 2014

Kwan's first book is a hilarious romp through the glamorous and dramatic lives of the Asian jet-set. Thrown unexpectedly into the schemes of Singapore's most elite families, Rachel must struggle to navigate the plots and perils her long term boyfriend's mother, friends, and countless cousins. Crack this open for laughs and lots of designer label eye candy.

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ISBN: 9781449470791
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - April 7th, 2015

Von Radics is a veteran of the slam poetry scene and she brings that passion and power to her first published collection. This book explores everything from the pangs of lost lovers to the double standards of objectifying women in the media while also condemning them. Her work is raw, literary, and pulses with the energy of the spoken word.

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Olives Cover Image
ISBN: 9780810152267
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Published: Triquarterly Books - April 30th, 2012

This evocative collection brings classical forms back into style with line breaking rhymes and the careful melding of Greek myth with modern sentiment. Speaking in the voices of women from across the centuries, this artfully musical book explores parenthood, marriage and the female experience with just the right touches of wit, humor and melancholy. 

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Incarnadine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555976354
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2013

Szybist brings us to the Virgin Mary at the Annunciation over and over again, each time from a new perspective of loss, joy, hesitation, confusion and acceptance. She carefully examines and compares her own choiceless childlessness with Mary's unasked for pregnancy, playing on their shared name and divergent parallels. A beautiful collection that hammers at your heart and asks for answers where there are none.

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ISBN: 9780345335463
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Published: Del Rey Books - September 30th, 1994

The original Mother of Dragons, McCaffrey's first novel in the Dragonrider's of Pern is a must-read classic for any fantasy reader. The story follows Lessa, the daughter of a deceased noble family, in her quest to take back the land that is rightfully hers. Her mission is derailed, however, when she is selected by the leader of Pern's only remaining Weyr to stand as a candidate to ride the newly hatched dragon queen. 

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Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316357913
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 25th, 2016

Hilarious, informative, totally NSFW in any century. Unmentionable debunks the rose-colored romanticism that modern literature has cast over the Victorian Era and even the graceful sidestepping of Victorian authors around such topics as menstruation, bathroom use, and the general filth that permeated every aspect of life. 

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