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Fans Of Shrill Will Love This New Essay Collection

Lindy West re-examines the most beloved movies of the last 40 years in Sh*t, Actually.

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Romances and thrillers abound on bookshelves this week.

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Jennifer L. Armentrout concludes her Origin trilogy this week. Set in a world recovering from an alien war, The Brightest Night centers on Evie and Luc, two young lovers thrown together by fate, whose stories are about to come to a shocking and unforgettable conclusion.

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Iris has always been jealous of her twin sister's perfect life. Now she finally has the chance to live it. You see, Iris has just returned alone from a sailing trip with her sister, and she's all too willing to let her brother-in-law believe that she's his wife.

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Heather Clark retraces Sylvia Plath's bright and quickly burning life in Red Comet, one of the year's most anticipated biographies.

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Merritt wrote the book on Brookhants, literally. Now, her work is headed to the big screen, starring two hot A-listers as doomed lovers. But as the three young women head to the long-shuttered girls' school, it becomes clear that Brookhants still has plenty of evils left to inflict.

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Including excerpts from the author's major novels and dozens of his short stories, The Neil Gaiman Reader feels long overdue. Containing 52 works from a writer who has thrilled fans for the last three decades, this book is one of the year's must-reads.

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Yoon Ha Lee's Phoenix Extravagant is a new, literary tale of art and honor. After being drafted to paint sigils on military robots, Jebi stumbles upon a shocking secret they cannot ignore. There's only one thing for them to do: steal a giant dragon robot and go to war.

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'This Is How We Fly' by Anna Meriano
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A trio of friends' grand plans for their last summer before college goes sideways when one is unexpectedly grounded. Ellen's only way out of the house turns out to be joining a local Quidditch team, but she starts to drift away from her old friends as the summer wears on.

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From the author of The Witches Are Coming and Shrill comes this new collection of film criticism, told with Lindy West's signature brand of wry and outspoken humor. Revisit the most popular movies of the last four decades in Sh*t, Actually.

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