Winter Hours: Prose, Prose Poems, and Poems by Mary Oliver

From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, her most personal book yet “What good company Mary Oliver is!” the Los Angeles Times has remarked. And never more so than in this extraordinary and engaging gathering of nine essays, accompanied by a brief selection of new prose poems and poems. (One…

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

Childhood friends Patricia Delfine, a witch, and Laurence Armstead, a mad scientist, parted ways under mysterious circumstances during middle school. But as adults they both wind up in near-future San Francisco, where Laurence is an engineering genius and Patricia works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world’s ever-growing ailments. But…

The Freeze-Frame Revolution by Peter Watts

She believed in the mission with all her heart. But that was sixty million years ago. How do you stage a mutiny when you’re only awake one day in a million? How do you conspire when your tiny handful of potential ally’s changes with each shift? How do you engage an enemy that never sleeps,…

Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert by Patricia Cornwell

From New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing exposé of one of the world’s most chilling cases of serial murder—and the police force that failed to solve it. Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert made a name for himself as a painter in Victorian London. But the…

The Innocent (Beneath the Alders #1) by Lynne Golding ARC

In the year 1907, all of Brampton is present at the sod-turning ceremony for the Carnegie Library. At the end of the event, the crowd rises as one to walk to the Presbyterian Church for a consecration service… Everyone except Jessie Stephens and her family. Her father will not allow them to enter the Presbyterian…

Apocalypse Nyx by Kameron Hurley ARC

Move over Mad Max―here comes Nyx. Ex-government assassin turned bounty-hunter, Nyx, is good at solving other people’s problems. Her favourite problem-solving solution is punching people in the face. Then maybe chopping off some heads. Hey―it’s a living. Her disreputable reputation has been well earned. To Nyx’s mind, it’s also justified. After all, she’s trying to…

Single Asiatic Male Seeks Ride or Die Chick by Eddie Huang

What does it mean to say “I love you” in the digital age? Fresh Off the Boat author and host of VICELAND’s Huang’s World Eddie Huang swipes right and meets his perfect match in this short tale of “shooting your shot.” Julie, 28, Chicago. All Eddie had were her photos—her green eyes and her wayward posture. Who made the…

Boyfriends of Dorothy by Wednesday Martin

In her love letter to her gay “boyfriends,” New York Times bestselling author Wednesday Martin shows just how an unconditional—and non-traditional—romance transformed the life of a teenage outsider forever. As an awkward high schooler, Wednesday struggled to find her place in Grand Rapids. Until a handsome senior encouraged her to believe how talented, smart, and wonderfully…

Love & Estrogen by Samantha Allen

In this unforgettable meet-cute, Samantha Allen traces her story of self-discovery during gender transition and the life-altering partnership that began with a simple hello in an elevator. Feeling “unfinished” at the liminal age of twenty-six, the author had already accumulated decades of emotional baggage growing up in a Mormon family and living with gender dysphoria….

House of Names by Colm Tóibín

‘They cut her hair before they dragged her to the place of sacrifice. Her mouth was gagged to stop her cursing her father, her cowardly, two-tongued father. Nonetheless, they heard her muffled screams.’ On the day of his daughter’s wedding, Agamemnon orders her sacrifice. His daughter is led to her death, and Agamemnon leads his…