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  • Clytemnestra Jacket
    Clytemnestra:
    A Novel
    by Costanza Casati
    Sourcebooks
    Publishes: 03/07/2023
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    448 pages

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    About this Book
    Madeline Miller's Circe meets Cersei Lannister in a stunning debut following Clytemnestra, the most notorious heroine of the ancient world and the events that forged her into the legendary queen.

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  • Wade in the Water Jacket
    Wade in the Water:
    A Novel
    by Nyani Nkrumah
    Amistad
    Publishes: 01/17/2023
    Genre: Literary Fiction
    320 pages

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    About this Book
    Resonant with the emotional urgency of Alice Walker's classic Meridian and the poignant charm of Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees, a gripping debut novel of female power and vulnerability, race, and class that explores the unlikely friendship between a precocious black girl and a mysterious white woman in a small Mississippi town in the early 1980s.

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  • Once We Were Home Jacket
    Once We Were Home
    by Jennifer Rosner
    Flatiron Books
    Publishes: 03/14/2023
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    288 pages

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    From Jennifer Rosner, National Jewish Book Award Finalist and author of The Yellow Bird Sings, comes a novel based on the true stories of children stolen in the wake of World War II.

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  • Sisters of the Lost Nation Jacket
    Sisters of the Lost Nation
    by Nick Medina
    Berkley Books
    Publishes: 04/18/2023
    Genre: Literary Fiction
    352 pages

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    About this Book
    A young Native girl's hunt for answers about the women mysteriously disappearing from her tribe's reservation lead her to delve into the myths and stories of her people, all while being haunted herself, in this atmospheric and stunningly poignant debut.

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  • Ghost Season Jacket
    Ghost Season:
    A Novel
    by Fatin Abbas
    W.W. Norton & Company
    Publishes: 01/10/2023
    Genre: Literary Fiction
    320 pages

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    A dynamic, beautifully orchestrated debut novel connecting five characters caught in the crosshairs of conflict on the Sudanese border.

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