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Tango Lessons: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780544980709
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - June 19th, 2018

From a dazzling new literary voice, a debut memoir about a young woman learning to dance tango, becoming comfortable in her own skin and in the arms of others
 

Tango was an unlikely choice for Meghan Flaherty. A young woman living with the scars of past trauma, she was terrified of being touched and shied away from real passion.


The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250125149
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Published: Metropolitan Books - July 10th, 2018

When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins.


Napa Noir (Wine Country Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781947290631
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Published: Wildblue Press - May 1st, 2018

When northern California's idyllic Napa Valley is shattered by the vineyard shooting deaths of two men, investigative-reporter-turned-wine-editor Dante Rath seizes the chance to salvage his sagging career.


Boozy Slushies, Poptails and Ice Pops: Delicious Recipes for Alcohol-Infused Frozen Treats Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781849759663
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Published: Ryland Peters & Small - June 12th, 2018

Kickstart a summer of fun with this collection of over 25 recipes for deliciously refreshing frozen cocktails. Happy hour is never far away with an ice box stocked full of these spiked icy treats.


Not One Damsel in Distress: Heroic Girls from World Folklore Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Susan Guevara (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781328900203
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - July 10th, 2018

From celebrated author Jane Yolen comes this inspiring collection of folktales from around the world, all featuring strong female heroes.


NB + KVON radio 7/6/18

Monster and Mouse Go Camping Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Jared Chapman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544648326
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 29th, 2018

Monster proves he's not that great in the great outdoors in this heartwarming tale of camping and friendship by New York Times bestselling author Deborah Underwood.


Modern Guide to Energy Clearing Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780738753492
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Published: Llewellyn Publications - June 8th, 2018

This book is a complete guide to transforming your life by working with energy. Discover how to clear inappropriate energy and how to maintain healthy energy in yourself, your home, your workplace, and other shared or public spaces.


A History of the United States in Five Crashes: Stock Market Meltdowns That Defined a Nation Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062467287
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 5th, 2018

In this absorbing, smart, and accessible blend of economic and cultural history, Scott Nations, a longtime trader, financial engineer, and CNBC contributor, takes us on a journey through the five significant stock market crashes in the past century to reveal how they defined the United States today


The Whale: A Love Story Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399562358
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Published: Penguin Books - June 26th, 2018

A rich and captivating novel set amid the witty, high-spirited literary society of 1850s New England, offering a new window on Herman Melville's emotionally charged relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne and how it transformed his masterpiece, Moby-Dick


Dosa Kitchen: Recipes for India's Favorite Street Food Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780451499103
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - June 5th, 2018

Dosas, a popular Indian street food, are thin, rice- and lentil-based pancakes that can be stuffed with or dipped into a variety of flavorful fillings. Dosa Kitchen shows you how to make this favorite comfort food at home with a master batter, plus 50 recipes for fillings, chutneys, and even cocktails to serve alongside.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338299144
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 26th, 2018

A special new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, with a stunning new cover illustration by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick.


The Mortification of Fovea Munson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484780541
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 5th, 2018

Fovea Munson is nobody's Igor. True, her parents own a cadaver lab where they perform surgeries on dead bodies. And yes, that makes her gross by association, at least according to everyone in seventh grade. And sure, Fovea's stuck working at the lab now that her summer camp plans have fallen through. But she is by no means Dr. Frankenstein's snuffling assistant


NB + KVON radio 6/29/18

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Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062850218
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Published: Harper Design - May 22nd, 2018

Filled with beautiful full-color illustrations, a groundbreaking compendium honoring the amazing true stories of fifty inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration from the nineteenth century to today—including Hidden Figure’s Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson as well as former NASA Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson, the record-hol


Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812978902
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Published: Random House Trade - June 5th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "The single most important explanation, and the fullest explanation, of how Donald Trump became president of the United States . . . nothing less than the most important book that I have read this year."--Lawrence O'Donnell

How did we get here?


Stephen Florida Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895163
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Published: Coffee House Press - June 12th, 2018

Foxcatcher meets The Art of Fielding, Stephen Florida follows a wrestler in North Dakota during his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity. Profane, manic, and tipping into the uncanny, it's a story of loneliness, obsession, and the drive to leave a mark.


Virtually Vegan: All-Vegan Recipes with a Non-Vegan Twist Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781848993471
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Published: Nourish - June 19th, 2018

All-vegan recipes with a non-vegan twist

Whether you're a committed vegan, or just want plant-based recipes that look and taste great, then this book is for you. Every recipe in this modern collection is suitable for vegans - but the book is packed with twists to introduce meat or dairy for anyone who wants it.


Monster and Mouse Go Camping Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Jared Chapman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544648326
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 29th, 2018

Monster proves he's not that great in the great outdoors in this heartwarming tale of camping and friendship by New York Times bestselling author Deborah Underwood.


NB + KVON radio 6/22/18

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Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250097897
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 12th, 2018

"With deep reporting and graceful storytelling, Sarah Kessler reveals the ground truth of a key part of the American workforce. Her analysis is both astute and nuanced, making GIGGED essential reading for anyone interested in the future of work." --Daniel H. Pink, author of WHEN and DRIVE


The Book of Essie Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520313
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 12th, 2018

FINALIST FOR THE 2018 NEW ENGLAND BOOK AWARD

"Both timelessly beautiful and unbelievably timely."--Chris Bohjalian, New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant


Drinking Like Ladies is dedicated to the proposition that a woman's place is behind the bar. . . or in front of it. . . or really any place she pleases.


Tasting the Past: The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Origins of Wine Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616205775
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 12th, 2018

"A myth-busting, history-reclaiming, science-centric, skeptical--and yet loving and respectful--tour of the history, the present, and even the future of wine production."
--Cat Warren, author of What the Dog Knows


Kids' Paper Airplane Book [With Full-Color Poster of an Airport] (Paper Airplanes) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780761104780
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Published: Workman Publishing - January 9th, 1996

Distilling the innovation, science, and enthusiasm of their first book-The World Record Paper Airplane Book-world record holder Ken Blackburn and mechanical engineer Jeff Lammers present The Kids' Paper Airplane Book.


NB + KVON radio 6/15/18

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The Upstarts: Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the New Silicon Valley Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316388412
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 15th, 2018

ONE OF AMAZON'S BEST BOOKS OF 2017 A look deep inside the new Silicon Valley, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Everything Store.


Us Against You Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501160790
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Published: Atria Books - June 5th, 2018

Instant New York Times Bestseller The author of A Man Called Ove returns with "a lyrical look at how a community heals, how families recover, and how individuals grow" (The Washington Post).

"Fans of Backman will not be disappointed. His work continues to amaze and captivate, enlighten and thrill." --Shelf Awareness


Florida Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594634512
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 5th, 2018

The much-anticipated return of the New York Times bestselling author of Fates and Furies.


Superiority Burger Cookbook: The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now Delicious Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780393253986
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 5th, 2018

Along with recipes for a coterie of other delights--fresh, vegetarian, accidentally vegan, and always incredible--you'll find out why Superiority Burger in New York City's East Village is the hottest ticket in North America and the surrounding continents.


Bunny Built Cover Image
By Michael Slack, Michael Slack (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781627792707
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - April 24th, 2018

A construction bunny learns a creative lesson in sharing and friendship when he meets the biggest carrot of his life.


Standroid & Dandroid Make a Mess Cover Image
By Michael Slack, Michael Slack (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534405677
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Published: Little Simon - April 3rd, 2018

Power up with robots Standroid and Dandroid in this playful board book When two robots make one giant mess, will they figure out how to clean it up?


NB + KVON radio 6/8/18

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The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780451496386
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - May 15th, 2018

From bestselling author Gary Krist, the story of the metropolis that never should have been and the visionaries who dreamed it into reality


A Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the Cia's Secret War Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385540209
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Published: Doubleday Books - May 8th, 2018

A thrilling dramatic narrative of the top-secret Cold War-era spy plane operation that transformed the CIA and brought the U.S. and the Soviet Union to the brink of disaster


There There Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520375
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 5th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER

"This is a novel about what it means to inhabit a land both yours and stolen from you, to simultaneously contend with the weight of belonging and unbelonging. There is an organic power to this book--a revelatory, controlled chaos. Tommy Orange writes the way a storm makes landfall." --Omar El Akkad, author of American War


Connect with the earth and explore the outdoors with this enchanting cookbook from Fox Meets Bear blogger Johnna Holmgren.


The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle Cover Image
By Christina Uss, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780823440078
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - June 5th, 2018

A determined 12-year-old girl bikes across the country in this quirky and charming debut middle grade novel.


NB + KVON radio 6/1/18

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New Minimalism: Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781632171320
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Published: Sasquatch Books - January 2nd, 2018

The decluttering craze meets a passion for sustainable living and interior design in this gorgeous new book for readers of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.


Talking to My Daughter about the Economy: Or, How Capitalism Works--And How It Fails Cover Image
By Yanis Varoufakis, Jacob Moe (Translator), Yanis Varoufakis (Translator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780374272364
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Published: Farrar Straus and Giroux - May 8th, 2018

Less Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review).WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017
A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017


Boqueria: A Cookbook, from Barcelona to New York Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781632864949
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Published: Absolute Press - May 1st, 2018

"A sublime collection of traditional Spanish and Tapas recipes. Boqueria captures the soul of Spanish cuisine." --James Beard Award-winning chef and cookbook author Alfred Portale


Furyborn (Empirium Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781492656623
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - May 22nd, 2018

When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light, and a queen of blood. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven elemental magic trials. If she fails, she will be executed...unless the trials kill her first.


NB + KVON radio 5/25/18

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143111306
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Published: Penguin Books - April 3rd, 2018

The author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen visits with nature's most magnificent networkers -- trees

"Both a love song to trees, an exploration of their biology, and a wonderfully philosophical analysis of their role they play in human history and in modern culture." - Science Friday


Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781524731656
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 21st, 2018

A National Besteller

"Chilling...Reads like a West Coast version of All the President's Men." --The New York Times Book Review


The Mars Room: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781476756554
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Published: Scribner - May 1st, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Gritty, empathetic, finely rendered, no sugary toppings, and a lot of punches, none of them pulled.” —Margaret Atwood via Twitter

“A page turner… one of those books that enrage you even as they break your heart.” —The New York Times Book Review (cover review)

“B


Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781632863829
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - May 8th, 2018

Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic, and culinary story of milk and all things dairy--with recipes throughout.


Ocean Meets Sky Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481470377
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 15th, 2018

“Young readers will be captivated.” —The Washington Post

From the creators of the gorgeous bestseller The Night Gardener, comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about…the spot where the ocean meets the sky.

It’s a good day for sailing.

Finn li


NB + KVON radio 5/18/18

Tightrope: Balancing a Life Between Mario Cuomo and My Brother Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781942762423
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Published: Heliotrope Books LLC - June 22nd, 2017

During a span of seven years, from 1985-1992, when Steve Villano worked with Mario Cuomo, Steve's brother Michael was at the peak of his association with John Gotti.


Robin Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781627794244
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - May 15th, 2018

From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.


The Overstory Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393635522
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 3rd, 2018

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light.


Flavor Bombs: The Umami Ingredients That Make Taste Explode Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544784895
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Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 15th, 2018

The founder of the national empires Umami Burger and 800 Degrees Pizza shows how to detonate flavor in beloved dishes using ordinary ingredients high in umami


Seven Bad Cats Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492657101
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - June 1st, 2018

There once were seven very BAD cats...

Seven cats anywhere are probably too many. Seven BAD cats, all in one boat, is asking for trouble...

When a band of very bad cats stow away on a little girl's boat she knows she's in for a bumpy ride. But when they take their antics too far they just might ruin her whole trip


Lazybones Cover Image
By Claire Messer, Claire Messer (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807544020
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - April 3rd, 2018

Good ol' Lazybones, Robert Exelby Perdendo, is the master of all things lazy. Long walks in the park? Psh Who needs them? But when all attempts to avoid his latest dreaded "walkies" fail, Lazybones soon discovers something new and exciting along the way--a lovable pug ready to play.


Moon Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328781604
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Published: Clarion Books - April 17th, 2018

For the over-scheduled generation, the illustrator of the popular BabyLit books explores the joy found in wildness, following in the footsteps of beloved bestsellers The Night Gardener and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild.


NB + KVON radio 5/11/18

The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374158378
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Published: Farrar Straus and Giroux - May 1st, 2018

Tessa Fontaine's astonishing memoir of pushing past fear, The Electric Woman, follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery--through her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother.


The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer's Next Superstars Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393292206
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 6th, 2018

Over the past decade, an audacious program called Football Dreams has held tryouts for millions of 13-year-old boys across Africa looking for soccer's next superstars.


Adjustment Day Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393652598
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 1st, 2018

People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They've been reading a mysterious book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.


Godforsaken Grapes: A Slightly Tipsy Journey Through the World of Strange, Obscure, and Underappreciated Wine Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781419727580
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Published: Abrams Press - April 24th, 2018

There are nearly 1,400 known varieties of wine grapes in the world--from altesse to zierfandler--but 80 percent of the wine we drink is made from only 20 grapes. In Godforsaken Grapes, Jason Wilson looks at how that came to be and embarks on a journey to discover what we miss.


Undead Girl Gang Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451478238
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Published: Razorbill - May 8th, 2018

"A fun, fast read...it will resonate with readers who dabble in any sort of arts, dark or otherwise." --NPR.org

"With a singular and hilariously cutting teen voice, UNDEAD GIRL GANG is sure to be one of the most talked-about YA novels of the year." --BookPage


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