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November's Hottest Reads

November's Hottest Reads

Posted on November 07, 2017 by Paul Kibala


A thriller on the moon, a sweeping drama about a young woman during the Russian Revolution, a nonfiction look at our obsession with hoaxes, and much more! This November, there are plenty of reasons to stock up on new books.

Artemis by Andy Weir 
Andy Weir's first novel, The Martian, was an interstellar stellar hit and was later adapted into a hit movie starring Matt Damon. Weir's followup to that success is this thriller set on the moon.  Artemis must undergo a harrowing journey in order to uncover a conspiracy in this thrilling novel.

The Revolution of Marina M. by Janet Fitch 
The author of White Oleander takes readers inside the St. Petersburg bourgeoisie in this sweeping historical saga of the Russian Revolution.  As her country goes through almost unimaginable upheaval, Marina's own coming-of-age unfolds, marked by deep passion and devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times. This is the epic, mesmerizing story of one indomitable woman's journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century.

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter 
The actress, best known from Netflix's Jessica Jones, is now a debut novelist with this thriller about a woman who returns to her hometown and uncovers an old scandal.  With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote, rural town of just five claustrophobic miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of the question: can you ever outrun your past?

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich 
In this dystopian thriller, evolution suddenly stops. Pregnancy and childbearing become issues of state security. For Cedar, this change is deeply personal. She is four months pregnant.  A chilling dystopian novel both provocative and prescient, Future Home of the Living God is a startlingly original work from one of our most acclaimed writers: a moving meditation on female agency, self-determination, biology, and natural rights that speaks to the troubling changes of our time.

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty 
Step into The City of Brass, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty—an imaginative alchemy of The Golem and the Jinni, The Grace of Kings, and One Thousand and One Nights, in which the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom rests in the hands of a clever and defiant young con artist with miraculous healing gifts.  In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.
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