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Adult Onset


Adult Onset


$26.53


Mary Rose MacKinnon is a successful author of YA fiction doing a tour of duty as stay-at-home mom while her partner, Hilary, takes a turn focusing on her career. She tries valiantly to balance the (mostly) solo parenting of two young children with the relentless needs of her aging parents. But amid the hilarities of full-on domesticity arises a sense of dread. Do other people notice the dents in the expensive refrigerator? How long will it take Mary Rose to realize that the car alarm that has been going off all morning is hers, and how on earth did the sharpest pair of scissors in the house wind up in her toddler?s hands? As frustrations mount, she experiences a flare-up of forgotten symptoms of a childhood illness that compel her to rethink her own upbringing, her own family history. Over the course of one outwardly ordinary week, Mary Rose?s world threatens to unravel, and the specter of violence raises its head with dangerous implications for her and her children. With humor and unerring emotional accuracy, Adult Onset explores the pleasures and pressures of family bonds, powerful and yet so easily twisted and broken. Ann-Marie MacDonald has crafted a searing, terrifying, yet ultimately uplifting story.

Falling Ill


Falling Ill


$7.49


A capstone to an unforgettable careerOver the past half century, the great shape-shifting poet C.K. Williams took upon himself the poet?s task: to record with candor and ardor? the burden of being alive. In Falling Ill, his final volume of poems, he brings this task to its conclusion, bearing witness to a restless mind?s encounter with the brute fact of the body?s decay, the spirit?s erasure. Written with unsparing lyricism and relentless discursive logic, these brave poems face unflinchingly? the dreadful edge of a precipice? where a futureless future stares back. Urgent, unpunctuated, headlong, vertiginous, they race against time to trace the sinuous, startling twists and turns of consciousness. All is coming apart, taken away, except the brilliant art to describe it as the end is coming. All along is the reassurance of love?s close presence. Here are no easy resolutions, false consolations. Like unanswered prayers, they are poems of deep interrogation?a dialogue between the agonized? I? in its harrowing here-and-nowness and the elusive? you? of the beloved who flickers achingly just out of reach. Williams?s Falling Ill takes its place among the enduring works of literature about death and departure.

The Beautiful Bureaucrat


The Beautiful Bureaucrat


$4.99


A young wife’s new job pits her against the unfeeling machinations of the universe in this dazzling first novel Ursula K. Le Guin hails as “funny, sad, scary, beautiful. I love it.”In a windowless building in a remote part of town, the newly employed Josephine inputs an endless string of numbers into something known only as The Database. After a long period of joblessness, she’s not inclined to question her fortune, but as the days inch by and the files stack up, Josephine feels increasingly anxious in her surroundings-the office’s scarred pinkish walls take on a living quality, the drone of keyboards echoes eerily down the long halls. When one evening her husband Joseph disappears and then returns, offering no explanation as to his whereabouts, her creeping unease shifts decidedly to dread. As other strange events build to a crescendo, the haunting truth about Josephine’s work begins to take shape in her mind, even as something powerful is gathering its own form within her. She realizes that in order to save those she holds most dear, she must penetrate an institution whose tentacles seem to extend to every corner of the city and beyond. Both chilling and poignant, The Beautiful Bureaucrat is a novel of rare restraint and imagination. With it, Helen Phillips enters the company of Murakami, Bender, and Atwood as she twists the world we know and shows it back to us full of meaning and wonder-luminous and new.

The Classy Crooks Club


The Classy Crooks Club


$4.99


Twelve-year-old AJ is dreading spending the summer with her uber-strict grandmother?that is, until she?s recruited to join Grandma Jo?s heist club?in this hilarious and quirky twist on a summer vacation story. AJ does not, under any circumstances, want to spend an entire month living with her strict Grandma Jo. Not only does her grandmother tell her how to walk, what to eat, and which rooms she can enter, she fills all of AJ?s free time with boring sewing lessons! Grandma Jo wants nothing more than to transform her adventurous, fun-loving granddaughter into a prim and proper lady?and AJ hates it. But AJ?s dull summer takes an exciting turn when she discovers that her grandmother?s? bridge group? is actually a club of crooks! And when Grandma Jo offers to teach AJ lock picking instead of embroidery in exchange for help with a few capers, AJ is thrilled to join her grandmother?s madcap band of thieves who claim to steal only for ethical reasons. But even the most respectable ladies can hide some truly surprising secrets, and AJ must decide for herself what it truly means to be one of the good guys.

Valkyrie


Valkyrie


$3.74


From the bestselling author of the Pegasus books, Kate O?Hearn, comes an exciting new series that puts a fresh twist on Norse mythology. Valkyrie: Norse Goddess. Reaper of Souls. Defender of the Weak. Not someone you want to mess with? Freya is dreading her upcoming birthday when she?ll officially have to take up her duties as a Valkyrie. She doesn?t want to follow in the footsteps of the legends before her?legends including her mother and sisters. And she certainly doesn?t want anything to do with humans! Freya thinks humans are cruel, hate-filled creatures, but as she observes their world, she begins to wonder what it would be like to make friends with the girls or laugh with the boys she sees. And what would it be like to live without the fear that she could cause someone?s death with a single touch? Then when she?s sent on her first mission, she reaps the soul of a fallen soldier with unfinished business?business that sends her on an epic quest to the mortal world. Will Freya find the true meaning of being a human, or will she finally accept her destiny?

Valkyrie


Valkyrie


$5.99


From the bestselling author of the Pegasus books, Kate O?Hearn, comes an exciting new series that puts a fresh twist on Norse mythology. Valkyrie: Norse Goddess. Reaper of Souls. Defender of the Weak. Not someone you want to mess with?Freya is dreading her upcoming birthday when she?ll officially have to take up her duties as a Valkyrie. She doesn?t want to follow in the footsteps of the legends before her?legends including her mother and sisters. And she certainly doesn?t want anything to do with humans! Freya thinks humans are cruel, hate-filled creatures, but as she observes their world, she begins to wonder what it would be like to make friends with the girls or laugh with the boys she sees. And what would it be like to live without the fear that she could cause someone?s death with a single touch?Then when she?s sent on her first mission, she reaps the soul of a fallen soldier with unfinished business?business that sends her on an epic quest to the mortal world. Will Freya find the true meaning of being a human, or will she finally accept the legend she is destined to become?

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