Mia's Picks

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Together We Rot By Skyla Arndt Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593526279
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 29th, 2023

The dark and spooky U.P. Gothic I've been waiting for! Cults! Romance! A very angry teen-girl protagonist! Murder?? It's possible!! A perfect creepy Autumn read.


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Seven Empty Houses (National Book Award Winner) By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by) Cover Image
By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525541400
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 17th, 2023

I love a good story about a house, haunted or otherwise. Here are seven! This uncanny collection shines a light on the loneliness, the absurdity, and yes - the emptiness - of being human. Beautiful, weird, engrossing.


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Disturbance: A Novel By Jenna Clake Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324050773
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 4th, 2023

This book has everything I love - witchcraft, hauntings, the trials of teenage girlhood, a darkly comic (if unreliable) narrator. At times suffocating, at others hopeful, this is, at heart, a story of survival. (TW for depictions of domestic abuse)


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An Incomplete Encyclopedia of Happiness and Unhappiness: Poems By Amy Newman Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780892556021
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Published: Persea - September 12th, 2023

The mythological meets the biblical meets the formal in these brutal and beautiful poems. Thank you Amy Newman for restoring my faith in contemporary poetry!!


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Nineteen Claws and a Black Bird: Stories By Agustina Bazterrica, Sarah Moses (Translated by) Cover Image
By Agustina Bazterrica, Sarah Moses (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781668012666
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Published: Scribner - June 20th, 2023

A perfect dark & stormy read. Every story in here packs a punch. Sinister & bleak, yet beautifully written, each tale reads like nightmare poetry.


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Chrysalis: A Novel By Anna Metcalfe Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593446959
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Published: Random House - April 11th, 2023

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The Crane Husband By Kelly Barnhill Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250850973
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Published: Tordotcom - February 28th, 2023

A bleak and beautiful reimagining of the classic Japanese folktale, centering on female exploitation and the making of art. Perfect for anyone missing Angela Carter.


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Toad: A Novel By Katherine Dunn, Molly Crabapple (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Katherine Dunn, Molly Crabapple (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374602321
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Published: MCD - November 1st, 2022

Grotesque, gorgeous, tragic, hilarious, brutal, revolting, lovely!! Dunn's sentences chew you up & spit you out.


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The School for Good Mothers: A Novel By Jessamine Chan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982156138
Availability: Not in-store, but we'd be happy to order one for you.
Published: 37 Ink - February 7th, 2023

Chan has served up a truly chilling dystopia that feels just-around-the-corner. Orwell meets Atwood in a near future where "bad mothers" are rounded up, institutionalized, and ~reformed~ by the state. Aahhhh!!


My Year of Rest and Relaxation: A Novel By Ottessa Moshfegh Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525522133
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Published: Penguin Books - June 25th, 2019

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I Hold a Wolf by the Ears: Stories By Laura van den Berg Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250798664
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Published: Picador - July 27th, 2021

Lapvona: A Novel By Ottessa Moshfegh Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780593300268
Published: Penguin Press - June 21st, 2022

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Severance: A Novel By Ling Ma Cover Image
By Ling Ma
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250214997
Availability: Not in-store, but we'd be happy to order one for you.
Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

A zombie apocalypse novel? A satire of American consumerism? An immigrant's tale of otherness and alienation? All this and more!!


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White is for Witching By Helen Oyeyemi Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594633072
Availability: Not in-store, but we'd be happy to order one for you.
Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2014

Does a house haunt a family, or does a family haunt a house? Dark fairy tale meets ghost story meets queer love... A spooky modern gothic.


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A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143124870
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

On a remote island in British Colombia, novelist Ruth is walking the beach when she finds a message in a bottle - or, more accurately, a diary kept safe in a Hello Kitty lunchbox. She begins reading and meets Nao, a 16-year old Japanese schoolgirl meditating on suicide, bullying, and the meaning of life. This book is hilarious and devastating, hopeful and tragic. One of my all-time favorites.


Annihilation: A Novel (The Southern Reach Series #1) By Jeff VanderMeer Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780374104092
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Published: FSG Originals - February 4th, 2014

Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Novel By Ray Bradbury Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501167713
Availability: Not in-store, but we'd be happy to order one for you.
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 24th, 2017

Neverwhere: A Novel By Neil Gaiman Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063070721
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 19th, 2021

Norwegian Wood (Vintage International) By Haruki Murakami Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375704024
Availability: Not in-store, but we'd be happy to order one for you.
Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2000