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FICTION

Christmas by the Book by Anne Marie Ryan

“Discussion questions at the end make this a great choice for book groups looking to end the year on an upbeat note. Ryan’s first novel for adults has endearing and flawed characters who are easy to root for as they navigate tough situations and find that they’re stronger together than alone.”—Library Journal, starred review

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Archangel’s Light by Nalini Singh

“Every “Guild Hunter” reader has strong feelings about Illium and Aodhan, and Singh has a talent for turning readers inside-out with her outstanding worldbuilding and characterizations. Fans will either love or hate this installment, depending on their feelings about the protagonists’ formerly platonic/newly romantic friendship, but it will be in high demand regardless. An essential purchase.”—Library Journal, starred review

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The Family by Naomi Krupitsky

“Insightfully imagining the lives of two Italian American girls born into the Mafia as they come of age and become mothers, Krupitsky has written a debut that readers will want to inhale with occasional pauses to savor her evocative descriptions.”—Library Journal, starred review

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The Untold Story by Genevieve Cogman

“Fantasy fans will be thrilled as book eight of the action-packed series ventures further into the depths of the Invisible Library than ever before.” —Booklist, starred review

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On Sale December 28, 2021 | Available in Trade Paperback and eBook Editions


Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi-Andreades

“The eponymous brown girls of Andreades’s debut novel are all the girls in the world who are not white, and the author uses the collective “we” to tell the tale as a group experience . . . Highly recommended.”—Library Journal, starred review

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On Sale January 4, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


Lightning in a Mirror by Jayne Ann Krentz

“Best-selling Krentz expertly wraps up her Fogg Lake trilogy by smartly leaning into her

preferred literary wheelhouse of paranormal-tinged danger, sizzling desire, and zippy dialogue.” —Booklist, starred review

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On sale January 18, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions


One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner

“Gardner’s latest series continues to excel; instinctual, tragedy-driven Frankie is one of crime fiction’s most intriguing new sleuths.” —Booklist, starred review

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On sale January 18, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Large Print Editions


Survivor’s Guilt by Robyn Gigl

“Gigl delightfully flips the usual terms of the genre with a murder victim readers are quickly drawn to hate and a murderer whom they will be rooting for.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On Sale January 25, 2022 | Available in Hardcover Edition


Thank You, Mr. Nixon: Stories by Gish Jen

“With wry humor, pathos, and punchy dialogue, Jen’s uncanny stories easily stand up to her hefty themes. This is a stellar addition to Jen’s prolific body of work.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“On into the COVID-19 pandemic, the connections Jen finesses among her entrancing characters are surprising and piquing, her painterly descriptions compassionate and amusing, her summoning of ambiguity and hard truths uniquely illuminating.”—Booklist, starred review

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On Sale January 25, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

“…[A] deeply emotional meditation on the psychological perils of success within a passionate romance.”—Booklist, starred

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On Sale January 25, 2022 | Available in Paperback, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


Violeta by Isabel Allende

“Allende has long been renowned as an enchanting storyteller, and this emotionally perceptive epic ranks among her best.” —Booklist, starred review

“Majestic . . . both timeless and perfectly timed for today.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On Sale January 25, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download, CD, Large Print and Spanish Editions


Reader, I Buried Them & Other Stories by Peter Lovesey

“A thoroughly entertaining compendium of the best of the best by one of the best.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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On Sale February 1, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions


The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk

“A wealth of fine quotidian detail and brilliantly connected narrative threads draw the reader in. With its length, dozens of characters, and theological discussions, Tokarczuk’s panoramic tale requires commitment, but it is masterful.” —Booklist, starred review

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On sale February 1, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


The Pages by Hugo Hamilton

“By astutely meshing a suspenseful quest, a sharply relevant homage to Roth, and intricate stories of persecution, exile, war, censorship, love, and anguish, Hamilton has created a tale of deep resonance.”—Booklist, starred review

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On Sale February 1, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


The Violence: A Novel by Delilah S. Dawson

“With a visceral hook, a fast pace, and a story that provides plenty of action while allowing the characters to propel the plot, Dawson delivers both a realistically messy portrayal of everyday violence and a highly unsettling, utterly entertaining tome.”—Booklist, starred review

“Dawson doesn’t hold back in her graphic depictions of domestic abuse, but the violence never feels gratuitous, clarifying the high stakes of this smart, fast-paced thrill ride. Fans of dystopian sci-fi stories will devour this. “—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On Sale February 1, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


Jane and the Year Without a Summer by Stephanie Barron

“Outstanding…When one of these sharply defined characters dies of poisoning, Jane once again turns sleuth. The Austen family’s financial constraints and Jane’s own failing health add verisimilitude to this taut, sometimes perplexing tale of lost opportunity and unfulfilled aspirations.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On Sale February 8, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions


One Night on the Island by Josie Silver

“This celebration of unexpected love will leave readers thoroughly satisfied.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On Sale February 15, 2022 | Available in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


Seeking Fortune Elsewhere by Sindya Bhanoo

“Journalist Bhanoo’s stunning debut collection spotlights women who navigate comfortable but often stifling cultural traditions while pursuing new-world promises.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review (boxed)

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On Sale February 15, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions


Paradox Hotel by Rob Hart

“The twists keep coming without simplifying January’s mental struggles in this impressive melding of creative plotting and three-dimensional characters. Hart remains a writer to watch.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On Sale February 22, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


Sierra Six by Mark Greaney

“Greaney seamlessly adjusts focus between the timelines, jumping from one exhilarating roller-coaster ride to the other.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On Sale February 22, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Large Print Editions


The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka

“Award-winning, best-selling Otsuka is averaging one book per decade, making each exquisite title exponentially more precious. Here she creates a stupendous collage of small moments that results in an extraordinary examination of the fragility of quotidian human relationships.” —Booklist, starred review

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On Sale February 22, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download, and Large Print Editions


This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel

This Might Hurt contains moments and characters recognizable to those familiar with the NXVIM cult and its downfall, although the twists and turns are all Wrobel’s own, and will leave readers guessing until the very end.” —Booklist, starred review

“This outstanding psychological thriller from Wrobel (Darling Rose Gold) centers on two estranged sisters…both wrestling with guilt, anger, fear, and the horrible “barnacle” of loneliness after their mother’s death.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On Sale February 22, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


The Verifiers by Jane Pek

“Pek’s thoughtful, well-constructed debut introduces irrepressible Claudia Lin. . . . This nuanced novel will leave readers eagerly awaiting Pek’s next book.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On Sale February 22, 2022 | Available in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


When I’m Gone Look for Me in the East by Quan Barry

“Barry vastly expands readers’ horizons, both geographical and metaphysical, as she chronicles Mun’s trials in performing his arduous spiritual task. An imaginative tour de force.” —Booklist, starred review

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On Sale February 22, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


Chorus by Rebecca Kauffman

“Kauffman’s luminous latest (after House on Fripp Island) showcases her knack for delving into the hearts of her characters.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On Sale March 1, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions


The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh

“Walsh masterfully shows both [protagonists’] points of view while maintaining an intoxicating air of mystery…a propulsive thriller with heart that will keep readers guessing.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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On Sale March 1, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


Every Good Boy Does Fine: A Love Story, in Music Lessons by Jeremy Denk

“Denk’s sparkling prose, frankness, and humor make for an indelible portrait of the musician as a bewildered kid.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On Sale March 22, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


 NONFICTION


1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir by Ai Weiwei; Translated from the Chinese by Allan H. Barr

“In this impassioned and elegant work, acclaimed Chinese artist and activist Weiwei (Humanity) tells his story alongside his father’s—renowned poet Ai Qing—to describe the personal cost of resistance…Astounding and provocative, this easily sits in the top tier of dissident writing.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Ai Weiwei’s historically precise, generously candid, and deeply delving chronicle is clarion testimony to how intrinsic art is to human nature and to defining and protecting human rights.”—Booklist, starred review

“Ai creates a vivid portrait of two generations grappling with their place in the Chinese cultural and political landscape, and gives readers a glimpse of his approach to art and the creative process. Highly recommended for those interested in art, memoir, politics, and history.”—Library Journal, starred review

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AFROSURF by Mami Wata

“Filled with great photos, inspiring stories, and infectious enthusiasm for the sport and life of surfing.”—Library Journal, starred review

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The Black Panther Party by David F. Walker; Illustrated by Marcus Kwame Anderson

“This nuanced and gripping history supplies much needed background for today’s activism relating to violence against Black people.”—Library Journal, starred review

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Fierce Love by Dr. Jacqui Lewis

“Lewis’s infectious optimism (about the power of love and its potential to change society) will reignite hope in many readers who might be weary from personal and professional struggles.”—Library Journal, starred review

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Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love: Recipes to Unlock the Secrets of Your Pantry, Fridge, and Freezer: A Cookbook by Noor Murad and Yotam Ottolenghi

“In this superb collection, the folks at the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen (OTK) offer an innovative array of adaptable recipes “that say without saying, ‘I’ll show you the rules, but here’s how to break them.’” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Our First Civil War by H. W. Brands

“This engaging book, which includes often-neglected Indigenous and Black perspectives of the war, reads like the story of a contentious extended family, as opposed to a traditional military history. It will appeal to a wide audience.”—Library Journal, starred review

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Renegades by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen

“Even readers who think they know everything there is to know about them might be surprised . . . Fascinating and supremely entertaining.”—Booklist, starred review

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Van Gogh and the Artists He Loved by Steven Naifeh

“Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer Naifeh (Jackson Pollock) offers a captivating look inside the mind of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) through the artists who inspired him…While illuminating the life of one of the world’s most significant artists, this also sheds a broader light on the fascinating nuances of the creative process.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Lost & Found by Kathryn Schulz

“Schulz is a wonderful writer, poetic and profound, and Lost & Found is a poignant, loving, wise, and comforting meditation on grief from both a personal and collective perspective.” —Booklist, starred review

“By the end of these exquisite existential wanderings, Schulz comes to a quiet truce with her finding that ‘life, too, goes by contraries… by turns crushing and restorative… comic and uplifting.’ Schulz’s canny observations are a treasure.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On Sale January 11, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download, CD, and Large Print Editions


The Art of More: How Mathematics Created Civilization by Michael Brooks

“Behind the powerful formulas, readers also glimpse the often deeply flawed character of the mathematicians who developed them, prompting serious reflection on the need for human wisdom in applying their work. A potent reminder of how mathematics has shaped the modern world.” —Booklist, starred review

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On Sale January 18, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


The Hard Sell: Crime and Punishment at an Opioid Startup by Evan Hughes

“Hughes’ compact retelling of the Insys saga unfolds like a blockbuster film. Fans of Bad Blood by John Carreyrou (2018) will be captivated by this story of unbelievable greed and hubris. A must-read.”—Booklist, starred review

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On Sale January 18, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley by Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Civil Rights Queen is an essential text for anyone studying the history of racial injustices against African Americans and a testament to one of the most remarkable women in history who deserves far more recognition.”—Booklist, starred review

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On Sale January 25, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


God: An Anatomy by Francesca Stavrakopoulou

“Stavrakopoulou writes with the fluidity of a seasoned storyteller, using ample footnotes, but never getting weighed down by academic jargon. This is a provocative tour de force.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On Sale January 25, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


How I Survived a Chinese “Reeducation” Camp by Gulbahar Haitiwaji

“A viscerally affecting memoir from a Uyghur woman who “endured hundreds of hours of interrogation, torture, malnutrition, police violence, and brainwashing. . . . A taut, moving, powerful account of an ongoing human rights disaster.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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On Sale February 8, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions


The Nineties: A Book by Chuck Klosterman

“Wonderfully researched, compellingly written, and often very funny, this is a superb reassessment of an underappreciated decade from a stupendously gifted essayist.” —Booklist, starred review

“A fascinating examination of a period still remembered by most, refreshingly free of unnecessary mythmaking.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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On Sale February 8, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma by Stephanie Foo

“Foo, radio journalist and former producer of This American Life, recounts her astounding story of living with complex PTSD (C-PTSD), a diagnosis that describes the psychological pain experienced by those who’ve suffered recurring traumas…This is a work of immense beauty.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On Sale February 22, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Download Editions


Carbon Queen: The Remarkable Life of Nanoscience Pioneer Mildred Dresselhaus by Maia Weinstock

“Weinstock, deputy editorial director at MIT News, highlights the many scientific contributions of nanotechnologist Mildred “Millie” Dresselhaus (1930–2017) in this striking portrait of a brilliant mind.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On Sale March 1, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions


Shmuel’s Bridge: Following the Tracks to Auschwitz with My Survivor Father by Jason Sommer

“Poet Sommer (Portulans) movingly combines a Holocaust memoir with an intimate account of his relationship with his survivor father.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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On Sale March 15, 2022 | Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions


Riverman: An American Odyssey by Ben McGrath

Riverman honors a free-spirited American naturalist and modern-day explorer (a blend of Forrest Gump, Huck Finn, and even Don Quixote) who shucked a conventional lifestyle for complete freedom, at significant personal cost. A masterpiece of narrative nonfiction.”—Booklist, starred review

“McGrath’s writing is measured and confident, the product of a journalist’s persistence in investigating the truth behind so colorful and contradictory a figure… A memorable and intoxicating exploration of what we make of those who reinvent themselves.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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On Sale April 5, 2022 | Available in Hardcover, eBook, Audio Download, and Large Print Editions


AUDIO


Beautiful Country by and narrated by Qian Julie Wang

“Qian Julie Wang narrates her powerful memoir of growing up in New York City as the child of undocumented immigrants. . . Wang successfully finds her childhood voice as she narrates the five traumatic years her family spent in New York. Her reading brims with emotion as she captures the crushing fear she always felt of being caught, while also conveying the curiosity, humiliations, and small joys of a child.”—Booklist, starred review


The Days of Afrekete by Asali Solomon; Narrator: Karen Chilton

“Chilton easily differentiates their voices. She convey’s Liselle’s poignant knowledge and humorously ironic memory of her time with Selena. Selena’s tones contrast, conveying a sharper-edged yet worn-down life. But it’s the third-person narration leading to the final, short sentence that fully embraces the deeply felt nuances of their love story’s changing pathways, yearnings, disappointments—and ultimately the women’s return to themselves.”—Booklist, starred review


Known and Strange Things By Teju Cole; Read by Peter Jay Fernandez

Essays

“Peter Jay Fernandez’s near flawless performance combines a clear and resonant voice with an ear for language.”—AudioFile Earphones Award


The Bluest Eye Written and Read by Toni Morrison

“More than 50 years after its initial print publication, Morrison’s debut novel, narrated by the author, continues to resonate with lyricism and relevance. . . a listening experience that is achingly beautiful even as it cuts to the bone.” —AudioFile Earphones Award


Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout; Read by Kimberly Farr

“Strout’s spare prose is mirrored by Farr’s nuanced narration, which reveals Lucy’s vulnerabilities as well as her enduring strength. Farr ably captures the townspeople’s broad accents and William’s infuriating petulance, but it is her pitch-perfect depiction of Lucy — so damaged yet so forgiving — that makes for a truly affecting listening experience.” —AudioFile Earphones Award


The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne by Johnathan Stroud. Read by Sophie Aldred

Middle Grade Fiction

“Stroud and Aldred make an excellent team; her standout performance is reminiscent of the work of the late Katherine Kellgren. Highly recommended.” –Booklist, starred review


Bewilderment By Richard Powers; Read by Edoardo Ballerini

“Ballerini’s skillful narration of this stylistically complex work allows the listener to immerse themselves in the story. His captivating performance highlights the emotional experiences evoked by Powers’ prose.” – Booklist, starred review


Martita, I Remember You/Martita, Te Recuerdo By Sandra Cisneros. Read by Sandra Cisneros and others

“The performance in English and Spanish by the same three narrators makes this dual-language story an audio treat.” – Booklist, starred review


The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles; Read by Edoardo Ballerini and others

“Ballerini delivers a near-perfect performance with his versatile, silky voice, demonstrating that this latest gem from Towles is meant to be heard.” – Booklist, starred review


A Little Devil in America by Hanif Abdurraqib; Read by JD Jackson

“Abdurraqib is a poet whose reflections offer a compelling look at Black performance in white America, and Jackson’s narration gives it that extra something that will keep listeners listening.”—AudioFile Earphones Award Winner


Conquistadores by Fernando Cervantes; Read by Luis Soto

“Soto rolls through these thickets with an ease and grace that are truly impressive, and wonderful to hear. But some listeners may get lost in a bewildering profusion of unfamiliar syllables. Still, the essence of the story is perfectly clear, and once heard, impossible to forget.”—AudioFile Earphones Award Winner


The Disappearing Act by Catherine Steadman; Read by the Author

“The narration is so good that it’ll carry listeners through the book’s rising tide of confusion, fear, and surprise.”—Library Journal, starred review


A Million Things by Emily Spurr; Read by Zenia Starr

“Narrator Zenia Starr is the believable voice of 10-year-old Rae . . . This hopeful story is a testament to the power of empathy.” —AudioFile Earphones Award Winner


No One Goes Alone by Erik Larson; Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt and Erik Larson

“Julian Rhind-Tutt masterfully narrates and navigates the British and American accents . . . A fine ghost story steeped in Victorian morality and mannerisms.”—Library Journal, starred review


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