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“Are we in the bullpen? Cuz you’re warming me up.”
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
From the host of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast comes a heartfelt debut about the unlikely relationship between a young woman who’s lost her husband and a major league pitcher who’s lost his game.

“You + Me = Love”
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
From the critically acclaimed author of The Kiss Quotient comes a romantic novel about love that crosses international borders and all boundaries of the heart.

“Is that a short story collection in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?”
Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories by Raphael Bob-Waksberg
From the creator and executive producer of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman comes a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love—the best and worst thing in the universe.

“If I could rearrange the alphabet, I’d put ‘U’ and ‘I’ together.”
How Not to Die Alone by Richard Roper
Smart, darkly funny, and life-affirming, How Not to Die Alone is the bighearted debut novel we all need, for fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, it’s a story about love, loneliness, and the importance of taking a chance when we feel we have the most to lose.

“What’s your sign?”
Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke
Star-Crossed is an adorable and addictive debut love story that explores whether the stars can or should be a guide through life and what happens when one woman tries to give the stars a little help.

“Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?”
Women by Mihail Sebastian
A rediscovered classic from the author of For Two Thousand Years, this remarkable novel presents nuanced snapshots of love in the early twentieth century.

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