Carrie's Book List

Here are some of the books that Carrie is thinking about right now.

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The Butchers' Blessing Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781947793781
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Published: Tin House Books - November 10th, 2020

A beautiful tale of the strife of traditions in a changing Ireland, woven together with the threads of a modern day mystery. Perhaps the most elegant bit, is the underlying story of a girl-then-young-woman trying desperately to hold together the traditions of men. 


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Bright and Dangerous Objects Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781951142100
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Published: Tin House Books - October 6th, 2020

Saturation diving, colonizing Mars, a strong but troubled woman . . . this novel sets up like a Sigourney Weaver sci-fi adventure, but instead delivers a powerful and intimate exploration of humanity.


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The Last Flight Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781728215723
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - June 23rd, 2020

Two women trade lives to escape their own. Foresight would have mentioned they now have to deal with the new ones.


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Anxious People: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501160837
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Published: Atria Books - September 8th, 2020

I laughed (loudly). I cried (more than once). Pretty soon, Bachman is just going to give us a title and we will have all of the feels.


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The Lost Spells Cover Image
By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781487007799
Availability: Backordered
Published: Anansi International - October 27th, 2020

Poetry and Art - this is basically a solitary hike in perfect weather in book form. For every person and every age.


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Memorial: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593087275
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 27th, 2020

Reading Washington is a tangible experience, and I loved sitting with this quietly shouting story of turmoil and romance of two young men told almost entirely in their time apart.


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The Hole Cover Image
By Hiroko Oyamada, David Boyd (Translated by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780811228879
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Published: New Directions - October 6th, 2020

All of the weird and introspective perfection I adore in modern Japanese literature, encapsulated in one novella.


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A Deadly Education: A Novel (The Scholomance #1) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593128480
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Published: Del Rey - September 29th, 2020

The best Fantasy book I have read in years. Really, years. 


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The Unseen Cover Image
By Roy Jacobsen, Don Shaw (Translator), Don Bartlett (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771963190
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Published: Biblioasis - April 21st, 2020

I can always trust Bibiloasis to come out with lovely translations. Never has a novel so utterly simple left me with such deep contemplation.


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Pasta Grannies: The Official Cookbook: The Secrets of Italy's Best Home Cooks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781784882884
Availability: Backordered
Published: Hardie Grant - October 29th, 2019

Feed your belly, feed your soul, and fall in love with the Pasta Grannies.