• B.f.f: A Memoir of Friendship Lost and Found

    B.f.f: A Memoir of Friendship Lost and Found

    Tate, Christie

    NEW FOR FEBRUARY! Adult Nonfiction. “In her heartfelt memoir, Tate recalls her turbulent history of making and losing friends: as a high schooler, Tate's friendship with homecoming queen Lia dissolved after she prioritized an alcoholic boyfriend. Tate's friendship woes followed her into adulthood: the ‘uneasy triangle’ she formed with her friends Marnie and Emily reminded Tate of the fraught relationship between herself, her mom, and her sister. But the bond Tate forms with Meredith, an older woman whom she meets in a 12-step meeting, changes her perspective. Readers will be moved by this outstanding portrait of self-excavation.” PW

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  • Black Candle Women

    Black Candle Women

    Brown, Diane Marie

    NEW FOR FEBRUARY! Adult Fiction. “Generations of Montrose women have lived together in their quaint two-story bungalow in California for years. They keep to themselves, never venture far from home, and their collection of tinctures and spells is an unspoken bond between them. But when 17-year-old Nickie brings home a boy for the first time, their quiet lives are thrown into disarray. For the other women have been withholding a secret from Nickie that will end her relationship before it’s even begun: the decades-old family curse that any person they fall in love with dies.” Publisher description

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  • Cold People

    Cold People

    Smith, Tom Rob

    NEW FOR FEBRUARY! Adult Fiction. “Without warning, a mysterious force has claimed the planet for their own. There are no negotiations, no demands, no reasons given for their actions. All they have is a message: humanity has 30 days to reach the one place on Earth where they will be allowed to exist…Antarctica. Cold People follows the perilous journeys of a handful of those who endure the frantic exodus... as they cling to life on the ice, the remnants of their past swept away, they must also confront the urgent challenge: can they change and evolve rapidly enough to ensure humanity’s future?” Publisher description

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  • Drama Free: A Guide To Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships

    Drama Free: A Guide To Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships

    Glover Tawwab, Nedra

    NEW FOR FEBRUARY! Adult Nonfiction. “Every family has a story. For some of us, our family of origin is a solid foundation that feeds our confidence and helps us navigate life's challenges. For others, it's a source of pain, hurt, and conflict that can feel like a lifelong burden. Covering topics ranging from the trauma of emotional neglect, to the legacy of addicted or absent parents, to mental health struggles in siblings and other relatives, this clear and compassionate guide will help you take control of your own life−and honor the person you truly are.” Publisher description

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  • Hijab Butch Blues

    Hijab Butch Blues

    H., Lamya

    NEW FOR FEBRUARY! Adult Nonfiction. “Lamya H. debuts with a thoughtful examination of her queer South Asian identity and Islamic faith. As a young adult, Lamya moved to the U.S. from an unnamed Arab city in the Middle East. She encountered rampant Islamophobia at her (unnamed) American university−most painfully in queer circles that didn't believe a gay person could be Muslim−but gradually found a community of queer Muslims who welcomed her. The narrative is profoundly emotional, and Lamya's determination to fight for a better world hits home. This will inspire both compassion and reflection.” PW

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  • I Have Some Questions for You

    I Have Some Questions for You

    Makkai, Rebecca

    NEW FOR FEBRUARY! Adult Fiction. “Bodie Kane, a successful 40-year-old podcaster, returns… to her alma mater in New Hampshire in 2018 to teach. After two of her students team up on a Serial-like podcast about the killing of Thalia Keith, whose murder was pinned on the school’s Black athletic trainer, Omar Evans, questions are raised about the state’s flimsy case against Omar and… [the] racist assumptions about his guilt. Meanwhile, Bodie reexamines her own understanding of what happened, and comes to grips with the predatory behavior of her and Thalia’s beloved music teacher.” Publisher description

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  • Promises of Gold: Promesas De Oro

    Promises of Gold: Promesas De Oro

    Olivarez, Josae

    NEW FOR FEBRUARY! Adult Nonfiction. “Olivarez reflects on his Mexican identity through poems that explore platonic and romantic love, the joys of friendship and food, and the pain and loss at the heart of capitalist society. A ‘child of loss,’ Olivarez still believes in a salvation made possible by relationships and feeling, a world where ‘my friends show up unannounced & always welcome.’ The poet's sensitive and insightful voice allows these stirring poems to successfully explore the forces acting on love in a complex world, and the unshakable promise of understanding and belonging.” PW

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  • Sex Talks: The Five Conversations That Will Transform Your Love Life

    Sex Talks: The Five Conversations That Will Transform Your Love Life

    Marin, Vanessa/ Marin, Xander (CON)

    NEW FOR FEBRUARY! Adult Nonfiction. “In this approachable debut, sex therapist Vanessa Marin and husband Xander propose that better communication makes for better sex. Marin outlines how to begin the conversation…to discuss connection, desire, pleasure, and exploration. Marin also strives for inclusivity for readers of all sexual orientations. Compassionate and witty, Marin makes what many find a challenging discussion manageable, even for readers with little idea of where to start. Anyone looking to improve their communication with a partner will find valuable takeaways.” PW

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  • Stone Blind: A Novel

    Stone Blind: A Novel

    Haynes, Natalie

    NEW FOR FEBRUARY! Adult Fiction. “…a fresh and stunningly perceptive take on the story of Medusa, the original monstered woman. In Stone Blind, Natalie Haynes turns our understanding of this legendary myth on its head, bringing empathy and nuance to one of the earliest stories in which a woman—injured by a powerful man—is blamed, punished, and monstered for the assault. Delving into the origins of this mythic tale, Haynes revitalizes and reconstructs Medusa’s story with her passion and fierce wit, offering a timely retelling… that speaks to us today.” Publisher description

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  • Victory City: A Novel

    Victory City: A Novel

    Rushdie, Salman

    NEW FOR FEBRUARY! Adult Fiction. “In 1300s India, yet another battle has subsided when the goddess Pampa creates a glittering city called Bisnaga—that is, Victory City—by speaking through a 9-year-old named Pampa Kampana. For the next 250 years, Pampa Kampana is involved in the city and its mission to make women equal in a world of men, but will the city survive those key human vices of pride and avarice?” -Library Journal. “Brilliantly styled as a translation of an ancient epic, Victory City is a saga of love, adventure, and myth that is in itself a testament to the power of storytelling.” Publisher description

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