Dwan's Picks

Check out some of Dwan's favorites below! (Currently being revamped - please check back soon!)

Dwan is reads YA and Kids books, too!  Check out her current kids pics here!

The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250217288
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tor Books - March 17th, 2020

A lovely, get-away read!  Perfect for adults looking for a followup to the Miss Peregrine series.


Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy #1) Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9781250313195
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tordotcom - September 10th, 2019

Gideon the Ninth is the first book in the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Locked Tomb Trilogy, and one of the Best Books of 2019 according to NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, BookPage, Shelf Awareness, BookRiot, and Bustle!

WINNER of the 2020 Locus Award and Crawford Award


Kabu Kabu Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781607014058
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Prime Books - October 15th, 2013

Kabu kabu--unregistered illegal Nigerian taxis--generally get you where you need to go. Nnedi Okorafor's Kabu Kabu, however, takes the reader to exciting, fantastic, magical, occasionally dangerous, and always imaginative locations you didn't know you needed.


Who Fears Death Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780756407285
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DAW - February 4th, 2014

Now optioned as a TV series for HBO, with executive producer George R. R. Martin!

An award-winning literary author enters the world of magical realism with her World Fantasy Award-winning novel of a remarkable woman in post-apocalyptic Africa. 


Kindred Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807083697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - February 1st, 2004

The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.


The Ballad of Black Tom Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780765387868
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - February 16th, 2016

One of NPR's Best Books of 2016, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, the British Fantasy Award, the This is Horror Award for Novella of the Year, and a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Awards

People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn't there.


Lovecraft Country: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062292070
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - February 14th, 2017

Now an HBO® Series from J.J. Abrams (Executive Producer of Westworld), Misha Green (Creator of Underground) and Jordan Peele (Director of Get Out)


Borne: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374537654
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: MCD - February 27th, 2018

Named one of the best books of 2017 by The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, PopSugar, Financial Times, Chicago Review of Books, Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Thrillist, Book Riot, National Post (Canada), Kirkus and Publishers Weekly

“Am I a person?” Borne asked me.


The Strange Bird: A Borne Story Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780374537920
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: MCD x FSG Originals - February 27th, 2018

The Strange Bird—from New York Times bestselling novelist Jeff VanderMeer—expands and weaves deeply into the world of his “thorough marvel”* of a novel, Borne.


Annihilation: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780374104092
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: FSG Originals - February 4th, 2014

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM ALEX GARLAND, STARRING NATALIE PORTMAN AND OSCAR ISAAC

The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel that "reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world" (Kim Stanley Robinson).


Authority: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374104108
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: FSG Originals - May 6th, 2014

After thirty years, the only human engagement with Area X—a seemingly malevolent landscape surrounded by an invisible border and mysteriously wiped clean of all signs of civilization—has been a series of expeditions overseen by a government agency so secret it has almost been forgotten: the Southern Reach.


Acceptance: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374104115
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: FSG Originals - September 2nd, 2014

It is winter in Area X, the mysterious wilderness that has defied explanation for thirty years, rebuffing expedition after expedition, refusing to reveal its secrets. As Area X expands, the agency tasked with investigating and overseeing it--the Southern Reach--has collapsed on itself in confusion.


Meddling Kids: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101974445
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - May 29th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“The story proves as cleverly witty as its title. It's filled with high jinks both terrorizing and hilarious.” —USA Today
 


Reincarnation Blues: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399178504
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Del Rey - July 10th, 2018

A wildly imaginative novel about a man who is reincarnated over ten thousand lifetimes to be with his one true love: Death herself.

“Tales of gods and men akin to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman as penned by a kindred spirit of Douglas Adams.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Alif the Unseen Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802121226
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - April 2nd, 2013

"G. Willow Wilson has a deft hand with myth and with magic, and the kind of smart, honest writing mind that knits together and bridges cultures and people. You should read what she writes."--Neil Gaiman, author of Stardust and American Gods


A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143124870
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki—shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award

“A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.”


The Dog Stars (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307950475
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2013

Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. Now his wife is gone, his friends are dead, and he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, Jasper, and a mercurial, gun-toting misanthrope named Bangley.
 


Lisey's Story: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501138256
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - June 28th, 2016

Soon to be a limited series starring Julianne Moore

The “haunting…tender, intimate book that makes an epic interior journey” (The New York Times), Lisey’s Story is a literary masterpiece—an extraordinarily moving and haunting portrait of a marriage and its aftermath.

Lisey lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty-five


The Illumination (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9780307387776
Availability: Special Order
Published: Vintage - February 21st, 2012

Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, The Seattle Times, The Kansas City Star, and Philadelphia City Paper  

What if our pain was the most beautiful thing about us?

 


The Brief History of the Dead (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781400095957
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - January 9th, 2007

From Kevin Brockmeier, one of this generation's most inventive young writers, comes a striking new novel about death, life, and the mysterious place in between.

 


Red at the Bone: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525535270
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - September 17th, 2019

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

"A spectacular novel that only this legend can pull off." -Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of  HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, in The Atlantic


The Death of Bees: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062209856
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - October 22nd, 2013

A riveting, brilliantly written debut novel, The Death of Bees is a coming-of-age story in which two young sisters attempt to hold the world at bay after the mysterious death of their parents.

Marnie and Nelly, left on their own in Glasgow's Hazlehurst housing estate, attempt to avoid suspicion until Marnie can become a legal guardian for her younger sister.


The Yellow Birds: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780316219341
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - April 30th, 2013

Finalist for the National Book Award, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive in Iraq.

"The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of friendship and loss.


Winter's Bone: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316066419
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - July 11th, 2007

Daniel Woodrell's modern classic is an unforgettable tale of desperation and courage that inspired the award-winning film starring Jennifer Lawrence. 

Ree Dolly's father has skipped bail on charges that he ran a crystal meth lab, and the Dollys will lose their house if he doesn't show up for his next court date.


The Devil All the Time Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307744869
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - July 10th, 2012

Now a Netflix film starring Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson

A dark and riveting vision of 1960s America that delivers literary excitement in the highest degree. 


Lexicon: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143125426
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - April 1st, 2014

Stick and stones break bones. Words kill.

They recruited Emily Ruff from the streets. They said it was because she's good with words.

They'll live to regret it.

They said Wil Parke survived something he shouldn't have. But he doesn't remember.

Now they're after him and he doesn't know why.

There's a word, they say. A word that kills.


The Secret History of Las Vegas: A Novel Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9780143124955
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Books - January 7th, 2014

A gritty, riveting, and wholly original murder mystery from PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author and 2015 Edgar Awards winner Chris Abani


The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley: A Novel Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9781101983386
Availability: Special Order
Published: Riverhead Books - May 3rd, 2016

A dark and unexpected novel about a Dublin undertaker who finds himself on the wrong side of the Irish mob.


True Grit: A Novel Cover Image
By Charles Portis, Donna Tartt (Afterword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781590204597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: The Overlook Press - November 5th, 2010

Charles Portis’s true American classic novel and #1 New York Times bestseller, “an epic and a legend” (The Washington Post)
      

Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America’s most enduring and incomparable literary voices, and his novels have left an indelible mark on the American canon.


Perfume River Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802126955
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - August 8th, 2017

From one of America's most important writers, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, comes Perfume River, an exquisite novel that examines family ties and the legacy of the Vietnam war through the portrait of a single North Florida family.


Willnot Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781632864529
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA - June 21st, 2016

In his celebrated career, James Sallis has created some of the most finely drawn protagonists in crime fiction, all of them thoughtful observers of the human condition: Lew Griffin, the black New Orleans private investigator; retired detective John Turner; the unnamed wheelman in Drive. Dr. Lamar Hale will now join the ranks of Sallis's finest characters.


Plainsong (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375705854
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - August 22nd, 2000

National Book Award Finalist

A heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver.


Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812982855
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - June 4th, 2013

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Wall Street Journal • O: The Oprah Magazine • BookPage • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • School Library Journal
 


Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316204262
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - April 2nd, 2013

A misanthropic matriarch leaves her eccentric family in crisis when she mysteriously disappears in this "whip-smart and divinely funny" novel that inspired the movie starring Cate Blanchett (New York Times).


Upstream: Selected Essays Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143130086
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - October 29th, 2019

One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year! 

The New York Times bestselling collection of essays from beloved poet, Mary Oliver
.
 


A Poetry Handbook Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780156724005
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - August 15th, 1994

With passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built—meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. She talks of iambs and trochees, couplets and sonnets, and how and why this should matter to anyone writing or reading poetry.


On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439156810
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - July 6th, 2010

Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.

“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing.


Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded): The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419729669
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - July 3rd, 2018

Ordinary Girls: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643750828
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - June 16th, 2020

One of the Must-Read Books of 2019 According to O: The Oprah Magazine * Time * Bustle * Electric Literature * Publishers Weekly * The Millions * The Week * Good Housekeeping

“There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime.” —Julia Alvarez 


In thi


Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781620404942
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA - January 16th, 2018

Amazon’s Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2017 List

“This touching memoir of the late neurologist Oliver Sacks, by a photographer and writer with whom he fell in love near the end of his life, turns a story of death into a celebration.” —The New Yorker


Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316247757
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - April 26th, 2016

This National Book Award finalist is a revealing and beautifully written memoir and family history from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann.


In Other Words Cover Image
By Jhumpa Lahiri, Ann Goldstein (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101911464
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - February 7th, 2017

National Best Seller


The Butterfly Mosque Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802145338
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - June 7th, 2011

The Butterfly Mosque, journalist G. Willow Wilson's remarkable story of converting to Islam and falling in love with an Egyptian man in a volatile post-9/11 world, was praised as "an eye-opening look at a misunderstood and often polarizing faith" (Booklist) and "a tremendously heartfelt, healing crosscultural fusion" (Publishers Weekly).


Make Trouble Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616206352
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - April 11th, 2017

From an icon of popular culture, here is inspiring advice for artists, graduates, and all who seek happiness and success on their own terms.

So what if you have talent?


 
 
 

Indie Bestsellers

This feature require that you enable JavaScript in your browser.
 

Indie Next List

This feature require that you enable JavaScript in your browser.
Zircon - This is a contributing Drupal Theme
Design by WeebPal.