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The Reservoir Tapes by Jon McGregor (Catapult)

"A companion piece to his Man Booker-longlisted Reservoir 13, McGregor’s latest works perfectly well as a standalone, offering an alternately sweet and suspenseful depiction of a community as it reacts, person by person, to the disappearance of a teenage girl." - Entertainmetnt Weekly's 20 New Books to Read this August Read More

Deep Underwater by Irene Luxbacher (Groundwood)

"Masterful artwork and nuanced verse invite readers to hold their breath and dive deep." - Kirkus Reviews Read More

Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs (Grove / Atlantic)

"Brennan-Jobs’s narrative is tinged with awe, yearning, and disappointment… Bringing the reader into the heart of the child who admired Jobs’s genius, craved his love, and feared his unpredictability." - Publisher’s Weekly (starred review) Read More

Still Lives by Maria Hummel (Counterpoint)

"It’s a thrilling mystery that will leave you wondering which characters you can and can’t trust... There’s a twist at the end that still keeps us up at night, it's THAT good." - Reese Witherspoon (A Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Selection)

"While Still Lives is a deeply affecting examination of how our culture fetishizes female victims of crime—be it in art, news, or publishing—it will also have readers feverishly turning pages to discover the fate of engaging characters who are more than symbols of what’s wrong or right about Los Angeles. It’s a stunning achievement for a writer who perfectly captures an outsider’s ambivalence about the city’s pluses and minuses, and most notably its sensational crimes and the dark angels we make of its victims." - Los Angeles Times

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The Carrying by Ada Limón (Milkweed)

"For a book metered by grief, there's a lot to love here—that shouldn't come as a surprise, considering Limón's stylistic control and skill... Limón is very good at pacing her poems to leave us satisfied but also curious... One of the best books of the year." - The Millions Read More

The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish by Katya Apekina (Two Dollar Radio)

"[A] propulsive and electrifying look at how family—and art—can both break people and put them back together again. A dark and unforgettable first book." - Kirkus Reviews Read More