God Spare the Girls by Kelsey McKinney

Staff Pick

From the orange and white Whataburger bag to the social mores of church ladies at a wedding shower, McKinney perfectly captures the idiosyncrasies of the Texas patriarchal evangelical culture her protagonists, Abigail and Caroline, inhabit. The two sisters grew up in the shadow of their father, Luke Nolan, the handsome, charismatic pastor of their church, The Hope. But when his affair comes to light, everything they know is called into question. As Abigail gets ready for her wedding and Caroline prepares to leave for college, they turn to their grandmother's ranch house for respite. A coming-of-age novel for the deconstructing Christian, God Spare the Girls explores sisterhood, morality, and identity under small-town summer skies.

 

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780063020269
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 10th, 2022

Cleopatra and Frankenstein, by Coco Mellors

Staff Pick

Coco Mellors's novel explores questions of love, identity, art, mental health, and, perhaps chiefly, what makes a marriage, tracing the relationship between Cleo, a young artist, and Frank, a decades-older ad agency owner, from the romantic dream of their meet-cute through the turbulent months after their intimate, spontaneous wedding. This whirlwind marriage helps Cleo secure a visa but quickly devolves from love-struck euphoria to tragic destruction.  Each chapter follows a single character from the couple's circle of friends and family to show how the effects of their marriage's breakdown reverberate through their community. Readers of Sally Rooney and Audrey Niffenegger will enjoy this dialogue-driven literary debut--which has already been optioned for a Warner Brothers TV series.

 

 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781635576818
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 8th, 2022

A Good Day to Bake, by Benjamina Ebuehi

Staff Pick

If you ever get a hankering to bake, need something to take to a dinner party, or want an activity for an afternoon with your kids, Benjamina Ebuehi's A Good Day to Bake is for you. The dishes range from quick and easy (cornflake caramel peanut bars) to indulgent and beautiful (mango and hazelnut choux puffs), but each is delectable and they're all perfect for any home cook. With recipes as delicious to read as to consume, and an organization based on flavor profiles rather than type of dish, the book appeals to cooks who have cravings. And Ebuehi covers her bases, offering sweet and savory, projects for slow afternoons, and something for every season.

 

 

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$32.00
ISBN: 9781787138018
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - March 1st, 2022

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