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Bookstore at Fitger's: Anna's Recommendations

Bookstore at Fitger's: Anna's Recommendations

These books are some of our assistant manager Anna's favorite books to recommend!

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Aurora

A Novel

By David Koepp
Narrated by: Rupert Friend
Length: 9 hours 5 minutes

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM NETFLIX AND ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR KATHRYN BIGELOW

“Fantastic story, a real page-turner. Impossible to put down." – Stephen King

From the author of Cold Storage comes a riveting, eerily plausible thriller, told with the menace and flair of Under the Dome or Project Hail Mary, in which a worldwide...

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Her Majesty's Royal Coven

A Novel
The HMRC Trilogy: Book #1

By Juno Dawson
Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
Length: 13 hours 55 minutes

“Superb and almost unbearably charming, Her Majesty’s Royal Coven… expertly launches an exciting new trilogy."The New York Times Book Review
 
"Talk about a gut punch of a novel. …A provocative exploration of intersectional feminism, loyalty, gender and transphobia [that] invites readers into an intricately woven web of magic, friendship and...
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A Novel

By Blake Crouch
Narrated by: Henry Leyva
Length: 9 hours 47 minutes

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“The narrator was terrific! Another winner from Blake Crouch! I'm not an expert in gene-editing, but Crouch provided just enough information to follow and understand. Suspenseful, engaging story, and a satisfying ending!”

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The It Girl

By Ruth Ware
Narrated by: Imogen Church
Length: 17 hours 8 minutes

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “claustrophobic spine-tingler” (People) One by One returns with an unputdownable mystery following a woman on the search for answers a decade after her friend’s murder.

April Clarke-Cliveden was the first person Hannah Jones met at Oxford.

Vivacious, bright, occasionally vicious, and the ultimate... Read more »

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The Dead Romantics

By Ashley Poston
Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
Length: 10 hours 23 minutes

If you enjoyed Meet Me in the Margins, then you’ll love The Dead Romantics.

“A very funny charming take on the rom-com. I expected something a bit darker when the description included a romance ghost-writer who no longer believes in love, a family owned funeral home with a death in the family, and a clash with a new publisher. The protagonist does break the romance wall a bit by mocking her own distrust of HEA and the pull ghostly romantic interests. NO spoilers just a heads up--you will laugh, with fingers crossed!”

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The Once and Future Witches

By Alix E. Harrow
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
Length: 16 hours 3 minutes

The Once and Future Witches

“Alix Harrow’s The Ten Thousand Doors of January was my favorite book last year, so I had incredibly high expectations when I picked up The Once and Future Witches. This book is very different, but I adore it just as much! Set in the late 1800s in a world with a slightly alternate history from ours, women are fighting for the vote and losing. Three wayward sisters decide to challenge the patriarchy by bringing back witchcraft. Told through familiar stories twisted in new ways, this book is incredible. You will not be able to put it down, from the beautifully written introduction to the pulse-pounding ending!”

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The Silence that Binds Us

By Joanna Ho
Narrated by: Raechel Wong
Length: 11 hours 19 minutes

Joanna Ho, New York Times bestselling author of Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, has written an exquisite, heart-rending debut young adult novel that will inspire all to speak truth to power.

Maybelline Chen isn’t the Chinese Taiwanese American daughter her mother expects her to be. May prefers hoodies over dresses and wants to become a writer....

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The Black Witch

The Black Witch Chronicles: Book #1

By Laurie Forest
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 18 hours 11 minutes

The New York TImes bestselling series!

“Maximum suspense, unusual magic—a whole new, thrilling approach to fantasy!”
—Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Powerful magic. A deadly legacy. A world at the edge of war. Prepare to be spellbound by The Black Witch.

Elloren Gardner is the spitting image of her grandmother, who drove back... Read more »

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A Haunted Road Atlas

Sinister Stops, Dangerous Destinations, and True Crime Tales

By Christine Schiefer & Em Schulz
Narrated by: Christine Schiefer & Em Schulz
Length: 6 hours 45 minutes

The instant New York Times bestseller!

Pack up your Ouija board, wine bra, and squirt guns full of holy water ... we’re going on a road trip! From the hit podcast And That’s Why We Drink, this is your interactive travel guide to the hosts’ favorite spooky and sinister sights. The world is a scary place ... and that’s why we drink!

Jam-packed with... Read more »

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A Rip Through Time

A Novel
Rip Through Time Novels: Book #1

By Kelley Armstrong
Narrated by: Kate Handford
Length: 13 hours 59 minutes

A Rip Through Time

“It's a time travel story, it's a police procedural story, it's the beginning of two strong friendships and probably a highly addictive series. Armstrong's devotees will be thrilled to watch this intelligent author pulling apart our assumptions about middle-class Victorian society (with a running gag involving how modern phrases sound to very early forensic scientists), and fans of Laurie King's Mary Russell books will be excited to discover a new, strong female lead with razor logic and winning honesty. There are some familiar tropes, and the first couple of chapters, while sympathetic, don't seem to offer anything really new...but hold on. The coffee is just percolating. The twists to come are worthy of an Old Town Edinburgh setting!”

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When Women Were Dragons

A Novel

By Kelly Barnhill
Narrated by: Kimberly Farr & Mark Bramhall
Length: 15 hours 28 minutes

A rollicking feminist tale set in 1950s America where thousands of women have spontaneously transformed into dragons, exploding notions of a woman’s place in the world and expanding minds about accepting others for who they really are. • The first adult novel by the Newbery award-winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon

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Run Time

By Catherine Ryan Howard
Narrated by: Siobhan Waring, Alison McKenna, various narrators, Gary Furlong, Alan Smyth, Gerard Doyle & Alana Kerr Collins
Length: 11 hours 2 minutes

Lights

Feeling her stardom fading, struggling soap-actress Adele Rafferty is ready to give up on her dreams when she gets a last-minute offer to play the lead in upcoming horror film Final Draft. Could this be her big break? Will she have redemption for what happened the last time she was on a film set? Adele doesn’t think twice before signing...

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Firekeeper's Daughter

By Angeline Boulley
Narrated by: Isabella Star LaBlanc
Length: 14 hours 13 minutes

If you enjoyed There There, then you’ll love Firekeeper's Daughter.

Firekeeper's Daughter is a wonder! We so rarely hear YA through an Indigenous people's voice and this book does it so very well. Main character Daunis Lorenzo Fontaine lives a fine line between her white French Canadian mother and her Ojibwe father in a complicated family dynamic. She is smart, hockey talented, driven, and tenacious as she navigates the murder of her best friend Lily, rampant drug culture, and the journey to find herself. Angeline Boulley seamlessly incorporates the Ojbiwe language and lifeways that both inform and educate the reader in this amazing story that will stay with me long after I have moved onto other books. A MUST-read (or listen)!”

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Lakelore

By Anna-Marie McLemore
Narrated by: Vico Ortiz & Avi Roque
Length: 6 hours 28 minutes

Lakelore

“Written in the exquisite lyrical manner that Anna-Marie McLemore does better than anyone, Lakelore is a vibrant and sensitive exploration of gender identity and neurodivergence. Their writing is always luminous and honest; their use of magical realism is powerful; and their deftness and care in writing about ADHD, Dyslexia, bullying, trans, and non-binary lives is excellent. I listened on Libro.fm and it was a delightfully multi-sensory experience between the illustrative writing and talented voice actors.”

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The Golden Swift

By Lev Grossman
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 4 hours 11 minutes

The Golden Swift

“Just as good if not better than the first book, The Silver Arrow! Adults could learn a lot by reading this book, too. Kate and Tom grapple with relatable personal issues, along with trying to save the world and its creatures via their magical train. This time, they meet up with another pair of young conductors, and learn hard and important lessons along the way. Listening to the audio version was such a treat- audiobooks ARE reading, too! ”

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The Silver Arrow

By Lev Grossman
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 3 hours 51 minutes

The Silver Arrow

“So great! For fans of every good, classic story for the young and the young-at-heart, reminiscent of Roald Dahl, C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling, with powerful-yet-accessible-to-children commentary on the state of our Earth and the creatures that inhabit it. Please, Lev, please, write more! The audio version is phenomenal! ”

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The Sign for Home

A Novel

By Blair Fell
Narrated by: Blair Fell
Length: 14 hours 8 minutes

The Sign for Home

“Unforgettable and completely unique! Fell illuminates DeafBlind life in Arlo Dilly, who will steal your heart as he journeys to experience life and independence, and to break free of those who have been holding him back. A must read!”

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Remarkably Bright Creatures

A Novel

By Shelby Van Pelt
Narrated by: Marin Ireland & Michael Urie
Length: 11 hours 16 minutes

If you enjoyed The Midnight Library, then you’ll love Remarkably Bright Creatures.

“A heartfelt story about challenging assumptions and healing from trauma with a fun cast of characters set in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. Tova is a kind-hearted, stubborn, and ultimately courageous heroine whose friendship with an octopus (one of the story's narrators!) helps to awaken a new chapter of life with connection, love, and adventure. Shelby Van Pelt's debut novel is funny, touching, and ultimately life-affirming.”

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The Last Cuentista

By Donna Barba Higuera
Narrated by: Frankie Corzo
Length: 8 hours 33 minutes

The Last Cuentista

“Twelve year old Petra Peña has always dreamed of becoming a Cuentista (a storyteller). When she wakes up from 500 years in cryosleep to a community of brainwashed people, Petra is different; she still has her memories from Earth, and she is full of stories from the past...The Last Cuentista demonstrates the importance of learning from ancestors' stories to shape the future, illustrating the dangers of homogeneity and the beautiful imperfection of being human.”

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A Snake Falls to Earth

By Darcie Little Badger
Narrated by: Shaun Taylor-Corbett & Kinsale Hueston
Length: 10 hours 35 minutes

Nina is a Lipan girl in our world. She’s always felt there was something more out there. She still believes in the old stories. Oli is a cottonmouth kid, from the land of spirits and monsters. Like all cottonmouths, he’s been cast from home. He’s found a new one on the banks of the bottomless lake. Nina and Oli have no idea the other exists.... Read more »

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