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  • Of Women and Salt Jacket
    Of Women and Salt
    by Gabriela Garcia

    Flatiron Books
    Publishes: 04/06/2021
    Genre: Novels
    224 pages

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    About this Book
    Gabriela Garcia is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award and a Steinbeck Fellowship from San Jose State University. Her fiction and poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Tin House, Zyzzyva, Iowa Review, and elsewhere. She is the daughter of immigrants from Mexico and Cuba and grew up in Miami. Of Women and Salt is her first novel.

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  • Palace of the Drowned Jacket
    Palace of the Drowned
    by Christine Mangan

    Flatiron Books
    Publishes: 06/01/2021
    Genre: Thrillers
    320 pages

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    About this Book
    A suspenseful, transporting literary thriller about a British novelist who heads to Venice after a public breakdown, by Christine Mangan, the bestselling author of Tangerine.

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  • Ariadne Jacket
    by Jennifer Saint

    Flatiron Books
    Publishes: 05/04/2021
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    320 pages

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    Hypnotic, propulsive, and utterly transporting, Jennifer Saint's Ariadne forges a new epic, outside the traditional narratives of heroism and glory that leave no room for women.

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  • Footnotes Jacket
    The Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way
    by Caseen Gaines

    Publishes: 05/25/2021
    Genre: History, Science & Current Affairs
    352 pages

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    About this Book
    For readers of Hidden Figures and Something Wonderful, Footnotes is the story of New York in the roaring twenties and the very first Broadway show with an all-black cast and creative team to succeed―and the indelible mark on our popular culture.

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