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    The Fox Wife

    Manchuria, 1908. A young woman is found frozen in the snow. Her death is clouded by rumors of foxes involved, which are believed to lure people by transforming themselves into beautiful women and men. Bao, a detective with a reputation for sniffing out the truth, is hired to uncover the dead woman’s identity. New York Times bestselling author Yangsze Choo brilliantly explores a world of mortals and spirits, humans and beasts, and their dazzling intersection. The Fox Wife is a stunning novel about a winter full of mysterious deaths, a mother seeking revenge, and old folktales that may very well be true.

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    From Blood and Ash

    The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. when Hawke enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. A fallen kingdom is rising once more and as the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred, Poppy is on the verge of losing her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel.

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    In the Hour of Crows

    This book has all the qualities I look for in a good southern gothic: magical/paranormal elements, murder, and a pervading sense of doom. It is set in a small town in Appalachian Georgia, where superstition mixes with religion and the good ol' boys rule. In Black Fern, Georgia, a family with certain peculiarities lives on the fringes of society, feared and reviled but still needed by people for their gifts. Weatherly's family still abides by the old ways, and the town looks down on them for it, until they need them, that is. Until they need her.

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    Karma Under Fire

    When Harlow Kennedy, an aspiring jewelry maker, meets Tej Mayur, the “it” chef of Atlanta’s hottest new Indian restaurant, on a flight from Atlanta to Delhi, sparks fly. Unfortunately, Tej’s nuptials are already being arranged by his privileged East Indian family, and Harlow is not Indian. A modern day Mississippi Masala, Karma Under Fire tells the story of two young people’s search for love while they navigate the uncertain path between passion and tradition.

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    The Magic All Around

    The Russell family members all seem to have . . . gifts. When independent, artistic Mattie Russell finds herself back in the family home after her mother’s unexpected death, she has no intention of sticking around the small town, even though she has no future destination in mind. But during the reading of the will, the family is shocked to learn Lilith included a testamentary trust that requires Mattie to stay in Ivy Ridge long enough to complete a series of seemingly absurd tasks in order to claim her inheritance. This enchanting and whimsical tale of mothers and daughters, home, and love will open readers’ eyes to the magic all…

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    The Unmaking of June Farrow

    A woman risks everything to end her family’s centuries-old curse, solve her mother’s disappearance, and find love in this mesmerizing novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Spells for Forgetting. With The Unmaking of June Farrow, Adrienne Young delivers a brilliant novel of romance, mystery, and a touch of the impossible—a story you will never forget.

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    Ill-Fated Fortune

    Felicity Jin grew up literally hanging onto Mom’s apron strings in their magical bakery in the quaint town of Pixie, California. After many failed attempts, a takeout meal gone wrong inspires her to craft some handmade fortune cookies. But when one customer’s ill-fated fortune results in his murder, Felicity’s suspiciously specific fortune has the police focusing on her as the main culprit.

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    Remarkably Bright Creatures

    After Tova Sullivan's husband died, she began working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Tova becomes acquainted with curmudgeonly Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus living at the aquarium. Ever the detective, Marcellus deduces what happened the night Tova's son disappeared. Shelby Van Pelt's debut novel is a gentle reminder that sometimes taking a hard look at the past can help uncover a future that once felt impossible.

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    The Last of the Moon Girls

    Lizzy Moon never wanted Moon Girl Farm. Eight years ago, she left the land that nine generations of gifted healers had tended, determined to distance herself from the whispers about her family’s strange legacy. When her beloved Grandmother Althea dies, Lizzy must face the tragedy still hanging over the farm’s lavender fields: the unsolved murders of two young girls. When she reconnects with Andrew Greyson, one of the few in town who believed in Althea’s innocence, she resolves to clear her Grandmother’s name.

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    At the Coffee Shop of Curiosities

    When Ava Harrison receives a letter containing an unusual job listing one month after the sudden death of her ex-boyfriend, she thinks she’s being haunted. On the surface, Maggie Mae Brightwell is a bundle of energy as she runs Magpie’s, Driftwood’s coffee and curiosity shop, where there’s magic to be found in pairing the old with the new. Both must learn to let go of the past to move on—because sometimes the waves of change bring you to the place where you most belong.