Staff Pick

Tom Hazard was born with a condition that makes him age so slowly that, at age 437, he appears to be in his 40s. When attempting to start over as a history teacher in London, his past catches up with him in unexpected ways. At once epic and intimate, How to Stop Time effortlessly jumps between centuries and continents without ever losing its heart. A profound, exciting, and beautiful piece of speculative fiction that is guaranteed to entrance readers, regardless of age. 

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ISBN: 9780525522874
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Published: Viking - February 6th, 2018

Staff Pick

Set in Boston in the early '90s, Sam Graham-Felsen's debut novel excels as both an eminently relatable and emotional coming-of-age story and as a love letter to a time and a place. The book centers around the friendship between two sixth graders - Green, who is white, and Marlon, who is black - both geeky outcasts in their inner-city middle school. What follows is a deft exploration of race, class, and privilege that crackles with all the excitement and heartbreak one feels at that age. Put down that Sega controller, because Green is the bomb.

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ISBN: 9780399591143
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Random House - January 2nd, 2018

Staff Pick

Just about anyone would find Shattered (Crown, $28)—Washington Post reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes’s fast-moving and detailed account of the trials and travails that beset the 2016 Clinton campaign—an interesting and compelling read. I’d be remiss if I didn’t single out two particular groups of people who would be especially intrigued: campaign wonks on either side of the political aisle, and fans of Greek and Shakespearean tragedies. For liberals weary of re-experiencing any election-related trauma, have faith: Allen and Parnes, who previously authored the positive portrayal of Hillary Clinton in the biography HRC, depict both Clinton and her campaign staff sympathetically, trying as best they can to navigate the minefield that was the 2016 election. Even if you experienced last year as an avid news consumer and continue to be flabbergasted (and/or horrified) by the outcome, Shattered will help shed some light on what may have seemed unexplainable. A must-read read for news junkies everywhere.

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ISBN: 9780553447088
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Published: Crown - April 18th, 2017