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Decadent December Staff Picks

Dive into December's Decadent Staff Picks! Though the iPhone weather app denies it, it's snowing, and is thus the perfect time to enjoy a book! (Also skiing and whatnot)

Ann Napolitano
Current price: $28.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the author of Dear Edward comes a “powerfully affecting” (People) family story that asks: Can love make a broken person whole? “Another tender tearjerker . . . Napolitano chronicles life’s highs and lows with aching precision.”—The Washington ... Read More about
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Ali Bryan
Current price: $21.95
Meet the Figgs. June, the family's matriarch, looks forward to a quiet retirement - if only she can get her three adult children to finally, finally, move out of the house. But her dreams are shattered when her son Derek unexpectedly becomes a single father. Now there's a newborn baby at home, and D ... Read More about
Jesmyn Ward
Current price: $28.00
OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • Instant New York Times Bestseller • Named one of the best books of 2023 by The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The Boston Globe, Time, The New Yorker, and more. “Nothing short of epic, magical, and intensely moving.” —Vogue • “A novel of triumph.” —The Washington Post • “Harro ... Read More about
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Amanda Peters
Current price: $27.00
2023 Barnes & Noble Discover Prize WinnerWinner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction A four-year-old Mi’kmaq girl goes missing from the blueberry fields of Maine, sparking a mystery that will haunt the survivors, unravel a family, and remain unsolved for nearly fifty years "A ... Read More about
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Jhumpa Lahiri
Current price: $27.00
A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: THE NEW YORKER, NPR • The first short story collection by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author and master of the form since her number one New York Times best seller Unaccustomed Earth • Rome—metropolis and monument, suspended between past and future, multi-faceted and metaphys ... Read More about
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An empowering and witty guide to banishing shame and living your fullest life with ADHD—plus tips for loved ones on helping them navigate this world, too—from viral duo ADHD_Love. What if you stopped feeling ashamed of constantly being late or of getting so hyperfocused on a task that you drop every ... Read More about
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Betsy Gaines Quammen
Current price: $19.95
"True West disentangles reality from centuries of myth and mystique." --HAMPTON SIDES, New York Times bestselling author of Blood and Thunder From the Northern Rockies to the Southwest deserts, Betsy Gaines Quammen explores how myths shape our identities, heighten polarizations, and fracture our sh ... Read More about
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Uncover the fascinating and complex women from mythology and folklore with this collection of stories profiling powerful goddesses, mighty queens, and legendary creatures. Get inspired with 50 fascinating stories of powerful female figures from mythologies around the world. From heroines and deities ... Read More about
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Change the way you think about cooking! In this epic guide to better eating, the chef, recipe developer, and video producer Sohla El-Waylly reimagines what a cookbook can be, teaching home cooks of all skill levels how cooking really works. “The new Joy of Cooking.” —The ... Read More about
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Aileen Bennett
Current price: $22.99
Burning within each one of us is the promise of a flame. It may be a wildfire, it might be just an ember, or it might even be kindling in need of a spark. A Little Book About Fire is the flint and steel to set your heart ablaze. This book is an introspective look into how we might harness what's in ... Read More about
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Tamora Pierce
Previous price: $11.99 Current price: $9.99
Kel will not allow this first test to be her last. Her adventure begins in the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE.   Keladry of Mindelan is the first girl who dares to take advantage of a new rule in Tortall—one that allows females to tra ... Read More about
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Holly Jackson
Current price: $10.99
THE MUST-READ MULTIMILLION BESTSELLING MYSTERY SERIES • Everyone is talking about A Good Girl's Guide to Murder! With shades of Serial and Making a Murderer this is the story about an investigation turned obsession, full of twists and turns and with an ending you'll never expect. Everyone in Fairvie ... Read More about
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Stephanie Garber
Current price: $11.99
Welcome, welcome to CARAVAL, Stephanie Garber’s enchanting, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling fantasy debut about two sisters swept up in a mysterious competition filled with magic, heartbreak, and danger Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their power ... Read More about
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Melissa Landers
Current price: $17.99
Veronica Mars gets a fantastical twist in this novel about a girl with a transferrable consciousness, who uses her power for good, only to have it turned on her when someone uses her body to commit murder. Now she must solve the crime before the killer comes after her. Caught red handed... for a cri ... Read More about
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Leigh Bardugo
Current price: $11.99
See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with the Netflix series, Shadow and Bone -- Season 2 streaming now! Meet Kaz Brekker and his crew: Jesper, Inej, Wylan, and the star-crossed Nina and Matthias, on the heist of a lifetime in Six of Crows from #1 bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo. Ketterdam ... Read More about
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Patricia C. Wrede
Current price: $17.99
From the New York Times bestselling author of Dealing with Dragons comes this timeless fantasy, about an ordinary girl who discovers she's the heir to a dark throne, and must find her place between her life on Earth and her magical inheritance. "A heart-stopping, unique adventure for all!" —Tamora P ... Read More about
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Brandon Hobson
Current price: $17.99
From National Book Award finalist Brandon Hobson, a kaleidoscopic middle-grade adventure that mixes the anxieties, friendships, and wonders of a Cherokee boy's life with Cherokee history and lore. Ziggy has ANXIETY. Partly this is because of the way his mind works, and how overwhelmed he can get wh ... Read More about
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Tui T. Sutherland
Current price: $24.99
Dive into the world of Wings of Fire like never before! The #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Wings of Fire series soars to even greater heights with an all-new collection of stories and art from readers' favorite dragon world! Tui T. Sutherland and Wings of Fire cov ... Read More about
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Zachary Sterling
Current price: $12.99
From rising star Zachary Sterling comes a humorous and heartwarming middle-grade graphic novel that celebrates food, family, and folklore. Can two kids save the world and work their family food truck? First-generation Filipino siblings JJ and Althea struggle to belong at school. JJ wants to fit in w ... Read More about
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Jacqueline Woodson
Current price: $18.99
National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson brings readers a powerful story that delves deeply into life’s burning questions about time and memory and what we take with us into the future. It seems like Sage’s whole world is on fire the summer before she starts seventh grade. As house after house ... Read More about
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Neil C. Cavanaugh
Current price: $14.99
Hooray for horses! Jump into the perfect combination of facts, true stories, vibrant photos, and fun stuff all about one of the world’s favorite animals. Horses are popular all over the world, as pets, participants in competitions, farm animals, and more. In fact, they’re one of humankind’s oldest a ... Read More about
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Lois Ehlert
Current price: $18.99
The classic story of the night before Christmas gets a humorous twist in this engaging holiday picture book filled with die-cuts from the acclaimed and beloved picture book creator, Lois Ehlert. It was a cold, wintery night, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring…except a small mouse ... Read More about
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Peter Cheong
Current price: $18.99
A little lone werewolf prowls the nights on his own until he finds friendship in the most unexpected of places in this whimsical and tender picture book in the spirit of Julie Fogliano’s My Best Friend. Every night at midnight, Felix turns into a wolf. His hands and feet turn into velvety paws, his ... Read More about
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Ashley Benham-Yazdani
Current price: $18.99
An innovative and visually sweeping picture book imagines Halley’s Comet observing Earth and its inhabitants at every pass, tracing human evolution over millennia. First recorded traveling overhead in 240 BCE, Halley’s Comet returns every seventy-six years or so for a fresh glimpse of life on bounti ... Read More about
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Peter H. Reynolds, Henry Rocket Reynolds
Current price: $18.99
A tender and timeless tale about what truly matters: LOVE -- from creative visionary of The Word Collector, Happy Dreamer, and The Dot, #1 New York Times bestseller Peter H. Reynolds! Poppy: All we need is love. Little One: And a pillow. Poppy: Yes, a pillow, but that is all we need. This heartfelt ... Read More about
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