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Scott SCOTT
A long-time Changing Hands junkie (his first book from CHB was bought in 1974), Scott's reading tastes run the gamut from literary classics to high fantasy to Postcolonial Indian Subcontinent literature. A graduate of ASU with a degree in English Literature focusing on Medieval and Renaissance drama, he also is a die-hard Christopher Moore and Gregory Maguire fan. When he's not reading (which is a rarity) he can be found experimenting with new recipes for bread or cheesecake, or dabbling with his own creative non-fiction writing.
The Golden House Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399592805
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Published: Random House - September 5th, 2017

Rushdie's thirteenth novel marks a return to realism. Written from the point of view of an up-and-coming young filmmaker chronicling the lives of the ultra-rich Golden family. Their story is set against one of most blaring juxtapositions of the last century - the Obama and Trump administrations. Rushdie's sublime prowess unwinding a story shines brilliantly, as always. With laser precision, Rushie dissects a generation's frame of reference for globalization.


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ISBN: 9781613735961
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Published: Chicago Review Press - July 2016

The Experiment is a city inhabited by people taken from various points in the twentieth-century and forced to live together in a new society. One of these men, Andrei Voronin, was an astronomer in 1950’s Leningrad. In The Doomed City, he is a garbage collector – until through a devastating series of events, he rises to power in the political machine with nightmarish effects. This is not a book for the casual reader. It is often disconnected and vague, but it is a clear expression of how the brothers Strugatsky thought their own countrymen felt living in Soviet Russia.


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The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781484778173
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 5th, 2017

I'll be honest. I was prepared for this to be a cheesy take on witchcraft and demonology. I expected either romance or bromance but I was pleasantly surprised to encounter neither. Prosper Redding is your typical teenage boy from a very old and very wealthy family...until the night his grandmother takes him and his twin sister Prudence before the assembled adults of the Redding family. Bracken definitely did her homework in both magick and demonology, skillfully twin\sting them into the world of a snarky but frightened teenage boy.


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Dunbar Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101904282
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Published: Hogarth Press - October 3rd, 2017

Another installment in the Hogarth line of re-imagined versions of some of Shakespeare's best know works. St. Aubyn tackles the hefty chore of retelling one of the Bard's most retold plays, King Lear. Brought thoroughly modern, Lear becomes Henry Dunbar, an international media magnate who comes to regret turning over control of the company to his two viperous daughters - especially once he is imprisoned in a nursing home. Edward St. Aubyn is no stranger to devastating family discord, and that skill serves him extremely well here. The writing evokes definitive feelings about the two eldest daughters, and none of those feelings are warm or fuzzy.


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ISBN: 9781524733155
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 6th, 2017

After twenty years, Arundhati Roy marks her return to fiction with a complex and riveting tale peopled with an incredibly diverse cast of characters - Anjum born with both male and female genitalia, Tilotamma who finds herself caught up in dangerous movement for independence, and everyone that touches their lives – all struggling to find the place of their most sincere happiness, regardless of the constraints of gender, ethnicity, or religion. Roy uses her supreme gift of storytelling to conjure a storyline that moves like a flowing river. Even after two readings, I think there is still more to be found beneath the surface.


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Hamlet Globe to Globe: Two Years, 193,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802125620
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Published: Grove Press - April 26th, 2017

From 2014 to 2016, British theatre director Dominic Dromgoole led London’s Globe Theatre Company on a world tour, performing Hamlet in nearly two-hundred countries. This book is far more than just a recounting of the troupe’s tour, it is an amalgamation of travelogue, theatrical history, and Shakespearean scholarship, discussing the impacts of Hamlet in Shakespeare’s time juxtaposed against the way was received around the world. The other wonderful thing about this book is Dromgoole’s style makes this accessible and enjoyable for not just Shakespeare aficionados. The humor and wit with which he describes the troupe’s adventures and performances make it a fun read for everyone.


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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062409164
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Published: William Morrow & Company - June 13th, 2017

Melisande Stokes is a junior professor of languages and linguistics at Harvard University. It is there that she runs into one Tristan Lyons, an agent of a "shadowy government entity" (his words). The agency is D.O.D.O. - the Department of Diachronic Operations and their goal is to bring magic back - yes, back. Apparently, it stopped working following the 1851 Great Exhibition at The Crystal Palace in London. The infusion of Galland's warmth and realism into Stephenson's complex, technical, and imaginative writing create a story and that pulls the reader in and doesn't let go until the last page.


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ISBN: 9780399549731
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 29th, 2017

Before I say anything else, I have to warn Wonder Woman purists - this book is not for you. Leigh Bardugo gives a modern take on the Amazon Warrior's origin and first encounter with the World of Men. And Diana is definitely a teenage girl. But, have no fear, her Amazonian heritage and Wonder Woman lore blasts through in the last half of the book, Bardugo most assuredly did her homework on the origins of Wonder Woman, Themyscira, and the Amazons.


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ISBN: 9781620409671
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 1st, 2017

First of all, if you are looking for a fast-paced, quick-to-the-action book, step away from Natasha Pulley. That is simply not how she unwinds a story. Her descriptions and characterizations are unraveled slowly and lovingly. If you are a lover of deftly woven narration and elegant description, definitely read this book. It has a taste of mystery, a dash of magical realism, and a few hints of historical fiction. I frequently found myself re-reading passages just to enjoy the descriptions...


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ISBN: 9781590518366
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Published: Other Press (NY) - June 20th, 2017

At a time in our world where the concept of nationalism is so profound, this short work dives headlong into a nation's psyche. What exactly would happen if a national landmark was destroyed...following on a World War II plan to destroy the Acropolis, a young man decades later carries out the plan. In only 96 pages, Chrissopoulos manages to thoroughly examine what happens when national identity is threatened and how a population comes to terms with the loss.


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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Cover Image
By Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781476753836
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 25th, 2017

With so many cookbooks to choose from, it's often difficult to find one that captures how to understand not only the steps to creating a meal, but why certain things combine well and others do not. Think of this cookbook as science meets art. Nosrat explains in depth why the four fundamentals - Sal, Fat, Acid, and Heat combine to make food enjoyable and flavorful. This would be an ideal cookbook for those just beginning to explore their culinary prowess.


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The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594749483
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Published: Quirk Books - May 2nd, 2017

Comics have never been afraid to showcase strong females. From superpowered juggernauts like Wonder Woman and Ms. Marvel to super-spies like Tiffany Sinn, this book covers the most ground-breaking women to grace newsstands and comic book shops. While the first two installments of the Comic Book History series focused on the strange and regrettable characters from comics, the women covered in Nicholson's book are definitely the cream of the crop. Granted, some of Marvel's top female characters didn't make the cut here (Storm, Rogue, Jean Grey, Pepper Potts, Jessica Jones) so Marvelites may be a bit disappointed, but the rich history of comic book women is most assuredly showcased here.


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Norse Mythology Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393609097
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 7th, 2017

Well, it's Gaiman. There isn't much else that needs be said... Gaiman gives a contemporary flavor to these classic tales from the Norse pantheon, but make no mistake, while the language may take on a more modern flavor, the stories and lessons to be gleaned from the myths remain true to their origins. This can almost serve as an American Gods primer...or refresher...or companion.


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Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781783299713
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Published: Titan Books (UK) - May 17th, 2016

So just imagine that Sherlock Holmes is NOT a deductive genius, eats only toast and soup, and...is a sorcerer given to fits of prophetic rambling. Inspector Lestrate likes to lap up the blood at crime scenes...and Dr. John Watson is...a doctor in need of lodging, so for the the price of one sovereign (ever...just one) he moves in with Warlock Holmes. I found myself laughing out loud time and again, yet in the back of my mind, that tiny voice noted that the details of Doyle's originals shone through Denning's masterful re-imagining of the world's greatest detective.


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The Red Sphinx: A Sequel to the Three Musketeers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681772974
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Published: Pegasus Books - January 3rd, 2017

Beginning only twenty days after the conclusion of The Three Musketeers, The Red Sphinx continues the stories of Cardinal Richelieu, Queen Anne, and King Louis XIII. After writing the novella The Dove, Dumas wrote seventy-five chapters of The Red Sphinx, but never completed the work. This edition combines both the completed portions of The Red Sphinx and The Dove into a cohesive narrative. This is classic swashbuckling Dumas - a brilliant combination of action, romance, intrigue, and history wrapped up in the exquisite descriptive style that is Dumas' hallmark. Translator Ellsworth does an admirable job of retaining the lyric beauty of Dumas' original work.


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The Underground Railroad Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385542364
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Published: Doubleday Books - August 2nd, 2016

“[Cora] had seen men hung from trees and left for buzzards and crows. Women carved open to the bones with the cat-o’-nine-tails. Bodies alive and dead roasted on pyres. Feet cut off to prevent escape and hands cut off to stop theft.” The raw imagery of the horrors of slavery resonates throughout time, and that's clearly no mistake. Reminiscent of the imagery of walker and Morrison infused with the stark bleakness of Ellison and Wright, The Underground Railroad is one of those literary works that spurs on an understanding of our past, and hopefully by way of that, our present.
 


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Fever Dream Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399184598
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 10th, 2017

Many times, reading a novel can shine a light into a dark corner and bring about a new revelation about some aspect of the reader's life. Fever Dream does no such thing. Instead, it directs that light just off center, casting long, deep shadows and leaving the reader with just as many questions as answers; questions about the nature of love, of parenthood, and of loss, and just how far a parent will go for their child.


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King Baby Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545637541
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 13th, 2016

Cartoonist Kate Beaton has done it again...anyone who is a parent will love this book, and Beaton's glimpse into the mind of the little monarchs in our lives!


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ISBN: 9780399562631
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Published: Penguin Press - August 16th, 2016

Lionel Savage finds that his marriage of convenience may have saved him from becoming penniless, but it has also laid waste to his poetic muse. Inadvertently, he sells his bride to the Gentleman, who is none other than the devil himself. Enlisting the aid of a rather mismatched and motley crew, Savage sets out to rescue his wife. Perhaps the most wonderful part of this novel is how Leo skewers both Victorian literary conventions and Victorian sensibilities at once. The Gentleman is an inspired, rollicking ride and most assuredly a page-turner.


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ISBN: 9781250088444
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - June 28th, 2016

Don't let the title fool you...this is not a rehashing of Raymond Chandler with farm animals, there really is a big sheep at the center of this brilliant combination of detective, science fiction, and humor novels. Kroese spins a detective yarn that is both entertaining and interesting, but also has those moments that leave you thinking "is going to really go there?" And he does...


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Miss Jane Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393241730
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 12th, 2016

Miss Jane is one of those books that pulls the reader along, not kicking and screaming, but with a quiet fascination that works itself into a respectful awe. Many times, I had to actually remind myself that this was a work of fiction, not a biography. Without giving away too much, Jane Chisolm is born with a deformity that forces her to look at the world and the people in it in a way few people ever do. Brad Watson's impeccable skill constructing sentences that are both beautiful and efficient truly shines here - the efficiency of the words will capture your attention, the beauty will capture your heart.


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ISBN: 9781476797854
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Published: Atria Books - April 26th, 2016

This is not Papa Asimov's brand of robots...not by any means. Winter is not deeply concerned with the technical details of how and why these robots work, but rather how they feel - yes feel. In fact, you, dear reader, are asked to just accept a robot girl with pink hair and bicycle wheels for legs. Despite these being artificial beings, the story is steeped in the very human conflicts or power struggles and family tensions.


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A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories Cover Image
By Lucia Berlin, Stephen Emerson (Editor), Lydia Davis (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780374202392
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 18th, 2015

Despite being a lover of short fiction, before this collection, Lucia Berlin was unknown to me...a travesty. I could have been marveling at her writing for the last few decades, but like much of America, I only just discovered one of American short fiction's best-kept secrets. Berlin had one of those rare gifts that allowed her to write about the trivialities of everyday life and make it inescapably riveting. A Manual for Cleaning Women collects stories from throughout Berlin's career. Being a bona fide grammar junkie, I was transfixed by Berlin's deft use of punctuation. It may seem like a trivial aspect of a story, but her strategic use of it gives her writing a truly conversational tone allowing her stories to be simultaneously comforting and disturbing.


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ISBN: 9780399562211
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Published: Viking - June 28th, 2016

Being a giant nerd, the idea of a book centering on the worlds of science fiction television and comic books drew me in...and it delivered, with juicy little tidbits about fan conventions big and small. What was surprising and most welcome was that this book also shows the impact stories can have on interpersonal relationships, be they between parent and child, among peers, or between new acquaintances.


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ISBN: 9781612195445
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Published: Melville House Publishing - August 30th, 2016

This is not your usual dystopian fiction...not by a long shot...and there's no way you can read this book just once. Compiled entirely from office rubber stamps, Celedón tells the story of The Subsidiary. This little book is a haunting hybrid of literature an art, demanding it be placed on the coffee table so anyone who sees it picks it up and conversations about what it means ensue.


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