A Spell of Good Things by Ayobami Adebayo

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Eniola and Wuraola have never met but their lives do a delicate dance together. Eniola lives a life of grinding poverty, where he begs for his school fees and doesn't know where the next meal is coming from. Wuraola is on her way to becoming a doctor and about to wed her city's most eligible bachelor. Modern Nigeria, however, has a way of pulling the most unlikely characters together. Adebayo's Booker-prize nominated novel is a masterful anatomy of inequality, told with heart, horror and, ultimately, hope.

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ISBN: 9780525657644
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Published: Knopf - February 7th, 2023

Charlie Chaplin vs America by Scott Eyman

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Before Taylor, before Spongebob, before Lebron, there was Charlie Chaplin--an instantly recognizable global celebrity. Yet in 1952, the silent comedy star was banned from returning to the United States and spent the rest of his life in exile. Eyman's masterful, suspenseful narrative explains how a combination of the FBI, conservative gossip columnists, and anti-Communist zealots conspired against a complex artist who believed his only crime was to want to make his audience laugh.

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ISBN: 9781982176358
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 31st, 2023

All the Secrets of the World, by Steve Almond

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Like a Disneyland rollercoaster, this literary thriller twists and turns, combining heart-stopping suspense with a stunning view of California in the early 1980s. Whipsmart Lorena Saenz keeps her head down at high school, but when she’s paired with astrology fan Jenny Stallworth for a science project, events are set in motion that test her to unimaginable extremes. A resourceful heroine with a fatal attraction to scorpions (and Jenny’s dad), Saenz makes readers wish they weren’t turning pages so damn fast to find out what will happen next. This is that rare tale that works as hard on the nerves as it does on the brain cells. Enormously satisfying! 

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ISBN: 9781638930020
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Published: Zando - May 3rd, 2022