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Affable April Staff Picks

Scott Guild
Current price: $28.00
For fans of Interior Chinatown and American War, a surreal, hilarious, and sneakily profound debut novel that casts our current climate of gun violence and environmental destruction in a surprising new mold. "A stunningly brilliant novel. One of those books that will follow you around, into your dre ... Read More about
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Hirokatsu Kihara
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Horror manga giant Junji Ito teams up with spooky story writer Hirokatsu Kihara for the ultimate collection of fright-filled ghost tales! A tumor shaped like a man’s face slowly moves across a woman’s body. The sea shoots glowing balls into the sky, much to the distress of beachgoers. And a girl dre ... Read More about
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Leif Enger
Current price: $28.00
BARNES & NOBLE'S APRIL BOOK CLUB PICK - A career defining tour-de-force from New York Times bestselling, award-winning and "formidably gifted" (Chicago Tribune) author of Peace Like a River Leif Enger. "A rare, remarkable book to be kept and reread--for its beauty of language, its gentle wisdom ... Read More about
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Percival Everett
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A brilliant, action-packed reimagining of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, both harrowing and ferociously funny, told from the enslaved Jim's point of view • From the “literary icon” (Oprah Daily) and Pulitzer Prize Finalist whose novel Erasure is the basis for Cord Jeffer ... Read More about
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Emily H. Wilson
Current price: $17.99
An enthralling and lyrical fantasy debut, and the first in an incredible new trilogy re-telling The Epic of Gilgamesh, perfect for readers of Madeline Miller's Circe and Jennifer Saint's Ariadne. A tale brimming with warring gods, rebellious humans, and the goddess of love caught between them whose ... Read More about
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TJ Klune
Current price: $29.99
Wolfsong is the beginning of the Green Creek Series, the beloved fantasy romance sensation by New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune, about love, loyalty, betrayal, and family. “Wolfsong is so well written that I'm in awe of TJ Klune's talent.” —Charlaine Harris The Bennett family has a secret: ... Read More about
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TJ Klune
Current price: $29.99
Ravensong is the second book in the Green Creek Series, the beloved fantasy romance sensation by New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune, about love, loyalty, betrayal, and family. “Complex and startling... Green Creek is the perfect setting.” —Charlaine Harris The Bennett family has a secret: Th ... Read More about
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TJ Klune
Current price: $29.99
Heartsong is the third book in the Green Creek Series, the beloved fantasy romance sensation by New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune, about love, loyalty, betrayal, and family. “Complex and startling... Green Creek is the perfect setting.” —Charlaine Harris The Bennett family has a secret: The ... Read More about
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Elizabeth Gonzalez James
Current price: $26.99
A Most Anticipated Book of 2024 by Goodreads, CrimeReads, The Millions, StyleCaster, The EveryGirl, Sunset, Book Riot, and HipLatinaJanuary Recommended Reading by The Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, Book Riot, Nerd Daily, The Mary Sue, and Reading Between the Spines“Mesmerizing...wildly entertainin ... Read More about
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T. Kingfisher
Current price: $14.95
When Gerta's friend Kay is stolen away by the mysterious Snow Queen, it's up to Gerta to find him. Her journey will take her through a dangerous land of snow and witchcraft, accompanied only by a bandit and a talking raven. Can she win her friend's release, or will following her heart take her to un ... Read More about
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Alan Moore
Current price: $24.99
Watchmen, the groundbreaking series from award-winning author Alan Moore, presents a world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history--the U.S. won the Vietnam War, Nixon is still president, and the Cold War is in full effect. Considered the greatest graphic novel in the history ... Read More about
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Jamie Loftus
Current price: $26.99
A NEW YORK TIMES AND INDIE BESTSELLER! Part travelogue, part culinary history, all capitalist critique—comedian Jamie Loftus's debut, Raw Dog, will take you on a cross-country road trip in the summer of 2021, and reveal what the creation, culture, and class influence of hot dogs says about America n ... Read More about
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Matt Haig
Current price: $17.00
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library. "Destined to become a modern classic." —Entertainment Weekly WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE? At the age of 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through ... Read More about
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Funeral expenses in the United States average more than $10,000. And every year conventional funerals bury millions of tons of wood, concrete, and metals, as well as millions of gallons of carcinogenic embalming fluid. There is a better way, and Elizabeth Fournier, affectionately dubbed the "Green R ... Read More about
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From the author of the beloved bestseller The Emerald Mile comes a rollicking and poignant account of the epic misadventure of two friends, zero preparation, and one dream: a 750-mile odyssey, on foot, through the heart of America’s most magnificent national park and the grandest wilderness on earth ... Read More about
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Ai Watanabe, Samuel Trifot
Current price: $19.99
Japanese rice balls made easy! When a snack stands the test of time, you know it’s good! Onigiri—balls of rice that can be served plain or stuffed with tuna, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and more—are one of the most delectable and convenient foods in Japanese cuisine. Ai Watanabe and Samuel Trifot, fo ... Read More about
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Dave Tarnowski
Current price: $14.95
USA Today Bestseller From the wildly popular Instagram account, Disappointing Affirmations hilariously counters the culture of relentless toxic positivity with a realistic take on a disappointing world where failure is always an option, but that’s okay. Pairing lovely vacation photos taken by the a ... Read More about
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An instant classic of American sportswriting—the tennis essays of David Foster Wallace, “the best mind of his generation” (A. O. Scott) and “the best tennis-writer of all time” (New York Times) Gathered for the first time in a deluxe collector's edition, here are David Foster Wallace's legendary wri ... Read More about
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Kelly Andrew
Current price: $19.99
A seductively twisted romance about loyalty, fate, the lengths we go to hide the darkest parts of ourselves . . . and the people who love those parts most of all. Wyatt Westlock has one plan for the farmhouse she's just inherited -- to burn it to the ground. But during her final walkthrough of her c ... Read More about
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An instant New York Times bestseller! “Max in the House of Spies is everything you could hope for in a book,” -R. J. Palacio, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wonder, White Bird, and Pony “Espionage! Secrets! Suspense! If you’ve ever dreamed of being a spy, this book is for you.” -Alan Gratz, ... Read More about
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Kate DiCamillo
Current price: $18.99
“Kate DiCamillo’s new children’s novel is a balm for the soul.” – The New York TimesThe beloved author of Because of Winn-Dixie has outdone herself with a hilarious and achingly real love story about a girl, a ghost, a grandmother, and growing up. It’s the summer before fifth grade, and for Ferris W ... Read More about
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Erin Entrada Kelly
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When twelve-year-old Michael Rosario meets a mysterious boy from the future, his life is changed forever. From bestselling author Erin Entrada Kelly, winner of the Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe and a Newbery Honor for We Dream of Space, this novel explores themes of family, friendship, trust, an ... Read More about
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Amy Novesky
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Carson Ellis' Home meets Carter Higgins' Everything You Need for a Treehouse in this poetic, open-ended testament to the power of imagination, through the prism of horses. In lovely, lyrical fashion, If You Want to Ride a Horse introduces young readers to the joys of owning, riding, and caring for h ... Read More about
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Embark on a journey to all seven continents and discover the remarkable ways that animals sleep. Learn about the Creatures that can doze off mind-flight, nap for only a few minutes at a time, rest upside done, and much more! See what their homes look like along the way. You might even find yourself ... Read More about