East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Staff Pick

Fine, I’ll do it--I’ll recommend the literary classic from the '50s that you pretended to read in high school. East of Eden retells Genesis through the Trasks, following the family down several generations as each member grapples with the sins of the parents. The novel asks whether we are doomed to be the worst parts of our progenitors and if there is any hope of breaking free. Family secrets AND religious symbolism in a work of literature?! What more could you ask for?

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By John Steinbeck, David Wyatt (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780140186390
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 1st, 1992

A Fate Inked in Blood by Danielle L. Jensen

Staff Pick

This book is for anyone on a romantasy kick who wants a break from Fae (you deserve it, you’ve put in the hours). Steeped in Norse mythology, the story introduces Freya, who is stuck in an unwanted marriage and dreams of more. When it is revealed that she is a part of a prophecy and can turn men into kings, she finally gets the adventure she yearned for--but not the control over her own fate. Bound by another unwanted marriage Freya must learn how to hone her magic to save both her people and herself.

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ISBN: 9780593599839
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Published: Del Rey - February 27th, 2024

What the River Knows by Isabel Ibañez

Staff Pick

Nom nom nom… this book was that good. Set in 19th century Argentina and Egypt, it introduces Inez, the daughter of wealthy archaeologists who spends half the year without her parents as they pursue their work half-way around the world. However, when she receives a letter from her uncle /parents' business partner notifying her of their sudden and tragic death, Inez heads to Egypt to demand answers from her uncle and his reticent and elusive assistant, Whit, who knows more than he lets on. The story includes a bit of adventure, a few twists and turns, and a little (okay a lot) of pining

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ISBN: 9781250803375
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Published: Wednesday Books - October 31st, 2023