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The Council of Animals: A Novel Cover Image
By Nick McDonell, Steven Tabbutt (Illustrator)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250799036
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 20th, 2021

From national bestselling author Nick McDonell, The Council of Animals is a captivating fable for humans of all ages—dreamers and cynics alike—who believe (if nothing else) in the power of timeless storytelling.


All the Lonely People Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538720165
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 13th, 2021

If you loved A Man Called Ove, then prepare to be delighted as Jamaican immigrant Hubert rediscovers the world he'd turned his back on this "warm, funny" novel (Good Housekeeping).

In weekly phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Birdpaints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun, friendship, and fulfillment.


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The Roxy Letters: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982121440
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 6th, 2021

Meet Roxy. For fans of Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Bridget Jones’s Diary comes “just the kind of comic novel we need right now” (The Washington Post) about an Austin artist trying to figure out her life one letter to her ex-boyfriend at a time.

Bridget Jones penned a diary; Roxy writes letters.


Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525510567
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 14th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.”—Esquire
 


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Beach Read Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806734
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Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION!

“Original, sparkling bright, and layered with feeling.”—Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game


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The Song of Achilles: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062060624
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Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2012

A New York Times Bestseller

“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art….A book I could not put down.” —Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House


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$10.99
ISBN: 9780062998408
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Published: HarperTeen - April 27th, 2021

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * Kirkus Best Book


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Tokyo Ever After: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766601
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 18th, 2021

The New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine YA Book Club Pick! Emiko Jean’s Tokyo Ever After is the “refreshing, spot-on” (Booklist, starred review) story of an ordinary Japanese American girl who discovers that her father is the Crown Prince of Japan


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Homeland Elegies: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316496414
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 25th, 2021

This "beautiful novel . . .


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Big Girl, Small Town Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643750897
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 1st, 2020

“An immensely lovable debut novel . .


Mostly Dead Things Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793835
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Published: Tin House Books - April 21st, 2020

The celebrated New York Times Bestseller

A Best Book of the Year pick at the New York TimesNPRThe New YorkerTIMEWashington PostOprahmag.comThrillistShelf Awareness, Good Housekeeping and more.


The Salt Path: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143134114
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Published: Penguin Books - March 5th, 2019

"Polished, poignant... an inspiring story of true love."Entertainment Weekly

A BEST BOOK OF 2019, NPR's Book Concierge
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARD
OVER 400,000 COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE

The true story of a couple who lost everything and embarked on a transformative journey walking the South West Coast Path in England


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Notes to Self: Essays Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984855459
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - June 11th, 2019

The international sensation that illuminates the experiences women are supposed to hide—from addiction, anger, sexual assault, and infertility to joy, sensuality, and love.


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Ariadne: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250773586
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 4th, 2021

A mesmerizing debut novel for fans of Madeline Miller's Circe.

Ariadne, Princess of Crete, grows up greeting the dawn from her beautiful dancing floor and listening to her nursemaid’s stories of gods and heroes. But beneath her golden palace echo the ever-present hoofbeats of her brother, the Minotaur, a monster who demands blood sacrifice.


Circe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times).


Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525656098
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Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the world's leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest—a moving, deeply personal journey of discovery


Utopia Avenue: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812987218
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 4th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The long-awaited new novel from the bestselling, prize-winning author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks.


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Picnic In the Ruins Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640093225
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Published: Counterpoint - January 5th, 2021

"Part mystery; part quirky, darkly funny, mayhem-filled thriller; and part meditation on what it means to 'own' land, artifacts, and the narrative of history in the West . . . A fast-paced, highly entertaining hybrid of Tony Hillerman and Edward Abbey." --Kirkus Reviews


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Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781982132071
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - October 6th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“A meditation on kindness and hope, and how to move forward through grief.” —NPR

“A shining reminder to learn all we can from this moment, rebuilding ourselves in the darkness so that we may come out wiser, kinder, and stronger on the other side.” —The Boston Globe

“Powerful essa


Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind's Greatest Invention Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385543460
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Published: Doubleday - November 10th, 2020

In a captivating tour of cities famous and forgotten, acclaimed historian Ben Wilson tells the glorious, millennia-spanning story how urban living sparked humankind's greatest innovations.
 
“A towering achievement. . . . Reading this book is like visiting an exhilarating city for the first time—dazzling.” —The Wall Street Journal


Underland: A Deep Time Journey Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393358094
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

National Bestseller • New York Times "100 Notable Books of the Year" • NPR "Favorite Books of 2019" • Guardian "100 Best Books of the 21st Century" • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award

"Mesmerizing…Underland is a portal of light in dark times." —Terry Tempest Williams, New York Times Book Review


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Southern Lady Code: Essays Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780525562924
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Published: Anchor - April 28th, 2020

A collection of essays that are "like being seated beside the most entertaining guest at a dinner party" (Atlanta Journal Constitution), from the New York Times bestselling author of American Housewives

“Thank you Helen Ellis for writing down the Southern Lady Code so that others may learn.” —Ann Patchett


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The Travelers: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525576204
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Published: Hogarth - September 1st, 2020

“American history comes to vivid, engaging life in this tale of two interconnected families (one white, one black) that spans from the 1950s to Barack Obama’s first year as president. . . . The complex, beautifully drawn characters are unique and indelible.”—Entertainment Weekly


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The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires: A Novel Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781683691433
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Published: Quirk Books - April 7th, 2020

The New York Times Best Seller
A Barnes & Noble Best Fiction Book of 2020
A Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist

Steel Magnolias 
meets Dracula in this '90s-set horror novel about a women's book club that must do battle with a mysterious newcomer to their small Southern town, perfect for murderinos and fans of Stephen King.

 


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The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316452700
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Published: Redhook - January 21st, 2020

The ultimate book-lovers fantasy, this sparkling debut is a "delight of magic and literature, love and adventure" (Kat Howard) featuring a young scholar with the power to bring literary characters into the world. For his entire life, Charley Sutherland has concealed a magical ability he can't quite control: He can bring characters from books into the real world. But when literary characters


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Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was A Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142032
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Published: Tin House Books - August 11th, 2020

A New York Times Editors’ Choice and Best Book of the Year at TIME, Esquire, Amazon, Kirkus, and Electric Literature


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If You Cross the River Cover Image
By Geneviève Damas, Jody Gladding (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571311207
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Published: Milkweed Editions - May 14th, 2019

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 PEN TRANSLATION PRIZE

From celebrated Belgian author Genevi ve Damas, a modern fable about friendship, self-determination, and the power of words.


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Dear Reader: A Novel Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250077097
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Published: Flatiron Books - December 4th, 2018

“Imaginative, exhilarating, genre-bending, and one of the best YA novels of the year.” —BookRiot

“An audacious tale. Like much classic literature and like growing up, reading this immersive novel is all about the experience.The Horn Book

An IndieNext Pick!


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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735213616
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 26th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller

A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020

Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR
 


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A Year in the Merde Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781582346175
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 1st, 2006

Based on Stephen Clarke's own experiences and with names changed to "avoid embarrassment, possible legal action, and to prevent the author's legs being broken by someone in a Yves Saint Laurent suit," A Year in the Merde provides perfect entertainment for Francophiles and Francophobes alike.


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Down Along with That Devil's Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616209100
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 29th, 2020

ESSENTIAL ANTIRACIST READING

“We can no longer see ourselves as minor spectators or weary watchers of history a­fter finishing this astonishing work of nonfiction.” —Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy

 
Connor Towne O’Neill’s journey onto the battlefield of white supremacy began with a visit to Selma, Alabama, in 2015.


Larry Miller Time: The Story of the Lost Legend Who Sparked the Tar Heel Dynasty Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781098304621
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Published: BookBaby - September 7th, 2020

LARRY MILLER is the tough-as-nails, fun-loving, working class bad boy who in the 1960s saved young North Carolina coach Dean Smith's job by winning his first two ACC titles and a trip to the National Championship game. A two-time All American, Miller is still the only Tar Heel ever named ACC Player of the Year twice.


Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735224582
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Published: Penguin Books - June 25th, 2019

“A palaeontological howdunnit…[Spying on Whales] captures the excitement of…seeking answers to deep questions in cetacean science.” —Nature
 


Transcription: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316176668
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 23rd, 2019

A dramatic story of WWII espionage, betrayal, and loyalty, by the #1 bestselling author of Life After Life


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Blue Marlin Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781949467314
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Published: Blair - April 21st, 2020

Lee Smith brings her masterful storytelling magic to this jewel of a novella that follows Jenny, an adventurous thirteen-year-old, down to Key West for a patched-up family vacation following the discovery of her father's illicit affair.


The Hotel Neversink Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793347
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Published: Tin House Books - August 6th, 2019

A 2020 Edgar Award Winner!

"A gripping, atmospheric, heart-breaking, almost-ghost story. Not since Stephen King's Overlook has a hotel hiding a secret been brought to such vivid life." —Lydia Kiesling, author of The Golden State


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My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525564201
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Published: Anchor - July 30th, 2019

NOMINATED FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZE 
WINNER OF THE LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR MYSTERY/THRILLER
FINALIST FOR THE 2019 WOMEN'S PRIZE



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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250037756
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This title is a nonreturnable book, so please make sure it is the right one!
Published: Picador - September 24th, 2013

The New York Times Bestseller

A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle


Running with Sherman: How a Rescue Donkey Inspired a Rag-tag Gang of Runners to Enter the Craziest Race in America Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525433255
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Published: Vintage - July 28th, 2020

"A delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor." --John Grogan, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog


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The Half-Drowned King: A Novel (The Golden Wolf Saga #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062563705
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 26th, 2018

"Linnea Hartsuyker brings myth and legend roaring to life in this superbly good page-turning saga of Viking-era Norway. The book’s fiercest magic shines in the characters of Ragnvald and Svanhild, as unforgettable a brother and sister duo as I can remember.


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All This Could Be Yours Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358361336
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Published: Mariner Books - September 15th, 2020

From critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg comes a novel of family secrets: think the drama of Big Little Lies set in the heat of a New Orleans summer.

“If I know why they are the way they are, then maybe I can learn why I am the way I am,” says Alex Tuchman of her parents.


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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307279286
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Published: Anchor - February 25th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Empire of Pain—a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions


The Silence of the Girls: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525564102
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Published: Anchor - August 27th, 2019

A Washington Post Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Economist, Financial Times
 
Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award
Finalist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction


Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385722438
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Published: Anchor - September 17th, 2002

A hilarious and moving story of one girl’s fight for freedom of expression, as well as a linguistic tour de force sure to delight word lovers everywhere


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Parakeet: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250798510
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Published: Picador - June 1st, 2021

A Best Book of 2020 at Lit Hub, Electric Literature, and Refinery29
A Best Book of Summer at Vulture, Refinery29, Yahoo! Life, Alma, Subway Book Review, and Lit Hub
A Best Book of the Month at Entertainment Weekly, Hello Giggles, and PopSugar


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The Knockout Queen: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525567295
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Published: Vintage - March 2nd, 2021

A Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
An InStyle Best Book of the Year
A Refinery29 Best Book of the Year


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Greenwood: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984822017
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Published: Hogarth - February 9th, 2021

A magnificent generational saga that charts a family’s rise and fall, its secrets and inherited crimes, from one of Canada’s most acclaimed novelists


Topics of Conversation: A novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780525566366
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Published: Vintage - March 9th, 2021

A compact tour de force about sex, violence, and self-loathing from a ferociously talented new voice in fiction, perfect for fans of Sally Rooney, Rachel Cusk, Lydia Davis, and Jenny Offill.

“Shrewd and sensual, Popkey's debut carries the scintillating charge of a long-overdue girls' night." —O, The Oprah Magazine