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What do readers say about Fingersmith?

preplotted, contrived and dryvery twisty and tricksy

"Oliver Twist with a twist…Waters spins an absorbing tale that withholds as much as it discloses. A pulsating story."-The New York Times Book Review

The Handmaiden, a film adaptation of Fingersmith, directed by Park Chan-wook and starring Kim Tae-Ri... Read more about Fingersmith

My name, in those days, was Susan Trinder. People called me Sue. I know the year I was born in, but for many years I did not know the date, and took my birthday at Christmas. I believe I am an orphan....


What do readers say about Tipping the Velvet?

very sexually explicitlove, loss, and rebirth

"Erotic and absorbing…Written with startling power."-The New York Times Book Review

Nan King, an oyster girl, is captivated by the music hall phenomenon Kitty Butler, a male impersonator extraordinaire treading the boards in Canterbury. Through a f... Read more about Tipping the Velvet

Have you ever tasted a Whitstable oyster? If you have, you will remember it. Some quirk of the Kentish coastline makes Whitstable natives - as they are properly called - the largest and the juiciest,...


What do readers say about Annie on My Mind?

a romance novelrealistic young adult fiction

A fantastic story of a love affair between two girls.... Read more about Annie on My Mind

So I’m going to start with the rainy Sunday last November when I met Annie Kenyon. I’ve wanted to be an architect since long before I could spell the word, so I’ve always spent a lot of time at museum...


What do readers say about The Color Purple?

diary and letter styleoppression, redemption, and transformation

A powerful cultural touchstone of modern American literature, The Color Purple depicts the lives of African American women in early twentieth-century rural Georgia. Separated as girls, sisters Celie and Nettie sustain their loyalty to and hope in eac... Read more about The Color Purple

Harpo girl daddy say Harpo not good enough for her. Harpo been courting the girl a while. He say he sit in the parlor with her, the daddy sit right there in the corner till everybody feel terrible. Th...


What do readers say about Ammonite?

character driven storiesa first novel

Winner of the Lambda and Tiptree Awards

"A knockout . . . Strong, likable characters, a compelling story, and a very interesting take on gender."-Ursula K. Le Guin

Change or die. These are the only options available on planet Jeep. Centuries earlie... Read more about Ammonite

Marghe’s suit was still open at neck and wrist, and the helmet rested in the crook of her left arm. An ID flash was sealed to her shoulder: “Marguerite Angelica Taishan, SEC.” The suit was wrinkled an...


What do readers say about Gideon the Ninth?

weirdo science fantasya crazy mashup

15+ pages of new, original content, including a glossary of terms, in-universe writings, and more!

A USA Today Best-Selling Novel, and one of the Best Books of 2019 according to NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, BookPage, Shelf Awareness, Boo... Read more about Gideon the Ninth

IN THE MYRIADIC YEAR OF OURLORD—the ten thousandth year of the King Undying, the kindly Prince of Death!—Gideon Nav packed her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and she escaped from the House...


What do readers say about The Priory of the Orange Tree?

fairly brief descriptionsqueer dragon fantasy


'The new Game of Thrones' Stylist

'Puts Samantha Shannon in the same league as Robin Hobb and George R.R. Martin. Shannon is a master of dragons' Starburst

'Epic fantasy with added dragons. A blockbuster... Read more about The Priory of the Orange Tree

Every morning she kept the same routine. To be predictable was to be safe. First she went to the Master of the Posts, who confirmed he had no letters for her. Then she went to the gates and gazed out ...


What do readers say about The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics?

regency-era f/f romanceromantic historical fiction

As Lucy Muchelney watches her ex-lover's sham of a wedding, she wishes herself anywhere else. It isn't until she finds a letter from the Countess of Moth, looking for someone to translate a groundbreaking French astronomy text, that she knows where t... Read more about The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics

Miss Priscilla Carmichael made a lovely bride. Her dress of champagne satin caught all the light and haloed her, making her blond curls gleam and her eyes look as blue as a summer sky. The Honorable H...


What do readers say about One Last Stop?

feel good romancea warm, fluffy pancake




From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks...... Read more about One Last Stop

That’s the first thing the guy with the tattoos says when August settles onto the rubbed-off center cushion of the brown leather couch—a flaking hand-me-down number that’s been a recurring character t...


What do readers say about Crier's War?

too much emotingthe world building

From debut author Nina Varela comes the first book in a richly imagined epic fantasy duology about an impossible love between two girls-one human, one Made-whose romance could be the beginning of a revolution.

Perfect for fans of Marie Rutkoski's Th... Read more about Crier's War

When she was newbuilt and still fragile, and her fresh-woven skin was soft and shiny from creation, Crier’s father told her, “Always check their eyes. That’s how you can tell if a creature is human. I...

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