• How to Be the Love You Seek: Break Trauma Bonds, Embody your Self, and Become the Catalyst for Healing in Any Relationship

    How to Be the Love You Seek: Break Trauma Bonds, Embody your Self, and Become the Catalyst for Healing in Any Relationship

    LePera, Nicole

    Adult Nonfiction. “After a string of failed romantic relationships, LePera realized that her inability to ‘connect emotionally with myself’ had led her to suppress her ‘authentic needs,’ lean on unhealthy coping mechanisms, and emotionally retreat from relationships. Readers facing similar roadblocks can develop a healthier self-regard by practicing ‘body consciousness’; recognizing harmful ‘ego stories’; and rewiring those ego stories with upbeat affirmations. Those eager to tackle their relationship struggles will be gratified.” Library Journal

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  • The Liberators: A Novel

    The Liberators: A Novel

    Koh, EJ

    Adult Fiction. “At the height of the military dictatorship in South Korea, Insuk and Sungho are arranged to be married. The couple soon moves to San Jose, California, with an infant and Sungho’s overbearing mother-in-law. Adrift in a new country, Insuk grieves the loss of her past and her divided homeland, finding herself drawn into an illicit relationship that sets into motion a dramatic saga and echoes for generations to come. The Liberators is an elegantly wrought family saga of memory, trauma, and empathy, and a stunning testament to the consequences and fortunes of inheritance.” Pub description

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  • The New Naturals: A Novel

    The New Naturals: A Novel

    Bump, Gabriel

    Adult Fiction. “An abandoned restaurant on a hill off the highway in Western Massachusetts doesn't look like much. But to Rio, a young Black woman bereft after the loss of her newborn child, this hill becomes more than a safe haven—it becomes a place to start over. She convinces her husband to help her construct a society underground, somewhere safe, somewhere everyone can feel loved, wanted, and accepted… where everyone has an equal shot. She locates a Benefactor and soon their utopia begins to take shape. But… what happens if this new society can't actually work?” Publisher description

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  • The Seattle Book of Dates: Adventures, Escapes, and Secret Spots

    The Seattle Book of Dates: Adventures, Escapes, and Secret Spots

    Dawn, Eden

    Adult Nonfiction. “From the authors of the bestselling Portland Book of Dates comes this cheeky insider's guide to the coolest spots in Seattle and Washington State. Authors (and married couple) Eden Dawn and Ashod Simonian seek out the obscure and fascinating, and the date descriptions are motivating enough to prompt even the most dedicated Netflix-and-chillers to head out the door. The book is an essential resource and armchair read for Seattle's couples of all ages (and singles with friends) interested in learning about off-the-beaten-path things to do, see, and taste.” Publisher description

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  • A True Account: Hannah Masury's Sojourn Amongst the Pyrates, Written by Herself

    A True Account: Hannah Masury's Sojourn Amongst the Pyrates, Written by Herself

    Howe, Katherine

    Adult Fiction. “In Boston, as the Golden Age of Piracy comes to a bloody close, Hannah Masury – bound out to service at a waterfront inn since childhood – is ready to take her life into her own hands. When a man is hanged for piracy in the town square and whispers of a treasure in the Caribbean spread, Hannah is forced to flee for her life, disguising herself as a cabin boy in the pitiless crew of the notorious pirate Edward ‘Ned’ Low. Meanwhile, Professor Marian Beresford pieces Hannah’s story together in 1930, seeing her own lack of freedom reflected back at her as she watches Hannah's transformation.” Pub description

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  • The Vulnerables

    The Vulnerables

    Nunez, Sigrid

    Adult Fiction. “In Nunez’s latest, set against the early days of New York City’s Covid lockdowns, a woman finds unlikely—and uneasy—companionship in a troubled college student and his parents’ friends’ parrot. …Nunez’s subject is the core business of being alive: the tenuous beauty of human connection, the nature of memory, the purpose of writing, the passage of time. Spare and understated and often quite funny, the experience is less like reading fiction than like eavesdropping on someone else’s brain.” Kirkus

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  • We Must Not Think of Ourselves: A Novel

    We Must Not Think of Ourselves: A Novel

    Grodstein, Lauren

    Adult Fiction. “The novel from Grodstein tells the story of Adam Paskow and the efforts of the historical Oneg Shabbat group to keep a record of those living in occupied Warsaw's Jewish ghetto. Adam is a Jewish educator with relentless optimism in spite of the Nazi invasion. Having been swindled by his father-in-law, he finds himself living in a small apartment with nine other people, all of whom have been relocated to Poland's old Jewish district and locked in. Emanuel Ringelblum, the real-life archivist behind Oneg Shabbat, finds Adam teaching children English in secret and recruits him to start documenting his life and the lives of those around him.” Library Journal

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  • The Worlds I See: Curiosity, Exploration, and Discovery at the Dawn of AI

    The Worlds I See: Curiosity, Exploration, and Discovery at the Dawn of AI

    Li, Fei Fei

    “Wired called Dr. Fei-Fei Li ‘one of a tiny group of scientists—a group perhaps small enough to fit around a kitchen table—who are responsible for AI's recent remarkable advances.’ Known to the world as the creator of ImageNet, a key catalyst of modern artificial intelligence, Dr. Li has spent more than two decades at the forefront of the field. But her career in science was improbable from the start. As immigrants, her family faced a difficult transition from China's middle class to American poverty. The Worlds I See is a story of science in the first person, documenting one of the century's defining moments from the inside.” Publisher description

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  • Kung Food: Chinese American Recipes From A Third-culture Kitchen

    Kung Food: Chinese American Recipes From A Third-culture Kitchen

    Kung, Jon

    Adult Nonfiction. “In his debut cookbook, Kung capitalizes on his TikTok fame to bring his cooking philosophy to the page. Kung refers to himself and his kitchen as ‘third-culture,’ which defines how he straddles both his parents' Chinese heritage and his Canadian American influences and how all this defines his food. On his journey, he explores the Asian diaspora in the U.S. with classics like orange chicken while also inventing a fusion that blurs the rules of cuisines and incorporates a variety of flavors from a range of cultures. The author's personality shines strongly throughout in recipe introductions, helpful tips, and personal stories.” Library Journal

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  • Absolution

    Absolution

    McDermott, Alice

    Adult Fiction. “The opening cocktail party in McDermott’s sublime ninth novel is a marvel of emotional, sensual, and social acuity as a young, shy, recently married woman from Yonkers tries to find her footing in the brash, moneyed American expat circle in early 1960s Saigon. Blueblood Charlene quickly enlists Tricia in a fundraising scheme to help Vietnamese orphans and leprosy patients sequestered at a coastal retreat. McDermott is a resplendent writer… illuminating shades of good and evil within a bubble of Western privilege and prejudice in a country on the brink of war… ” Booklist

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