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Marketing Coordinator. Enjoys science, nature, & food writing, historical & speculative fiction, fantasy & books about books. ~Bookie since 2017~

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765387561
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Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

A classic tale of a wish gone wrong, modernized. Addie LaRue lives in small-town France in the 1700's and burns to escape her provincial life. She makes a bargain with a dangerous entity but is not careful about the parameters of the deal. She gains a sort of immortality but is cursed by being almost instantly forgotten by everyone she meets. Her story reaches modern-day New York where she meets a handsome young bookseller who, against all odds, seems to defy the curse and REMEMBERS her. This is a story about stories, books and writing, creation and art, and about how we use them to deal with life's disappointments, especially  mortality. It clever twist of fairy tale and mythological motifs makes it a natural match for  fans of Anne Rice, Naomi Novik, Alix E. Harrow, & Erin Morgenstern.


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Shadowplay Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781609455934
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Published: Europa Editions - June 16th, 2020

O'Connor chronicles the dark despair of the act of writing itself through the lens of London's famous Lyceum Theater. A book-within-a-book of the highest caliber, it treads the boards from the dazzling spectacle of Shakespeare to the quiet desperation of everyday life. It's also occasionally, as befits a story of Dracula's creator, creepingly spooky...  Very good reading as the nights (hopefully) turn to chilly autumn. Shadowplay made me laugh, weep, and most importantly, begat a sense of intimately knowing its real-life muses: Abraham Stoker, Ellen Terry, and and Henry Irving.


Toil & Trouble: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250752000
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - November 17th, 2020

Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525522294
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Published: Penguin Press - March 10th, 2020

Qualityland Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538732960
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 7th, 2020

The Midnight Bargain Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781645660071
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Published: Erewhon - October 13th, 2020

Regency chaos magick sorceresses with creepy dystopian patriarchy problems. A quick, fun, romantic read - it's all that's fun about Austen: the details of beautiful people in beautiful dresses dancing beautiful dances - but under the surface there's substantial exploration of feminist concerns that is ALSO reminiscent of Austen.

Please do tell the details of your whalebone corset while you draw a circle to invite a lucky spirit to inhabit you for the night in order to aid you in escaping an unhappy marriage! *swoon*


Tyll: A Novel Cover Image
By Daniel Kehlmann, Ross Benjamin (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781524747466
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Published: Pantheon - February 11th, 2020

Fresh Water for Flowers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781609455958
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Published: Europa Editions - July 7th, 2020

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Hollow Kingdom Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538745830
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 7th, 2020

So good, simultaneously funny and heartbreaking. I'd recommend it to pretty much anyone who doesn't mind a corvid dropping lots of curse words. Helen McDonald, author of H is for Hawk and Vesper Flights, says that "Hollow Kingdom is a nature book for our own age, an exuberant, glittering, hard-hitting mashup of Dawn of the Dead and The Incredible Journey. It's an adventure lit by strange myths, brand-names, television and smartphone screens, a fable with teeth and claws about animals making new lives amongst the ruins of humanity. It's transformative, poignant, and funny as hell."


Nottingham: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250195616
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Published: Forge Books - September 15th, 2020

Destroy Your Safe and Happy Lives Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644280300
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Published: Rare Bird Books - November 12th, 2019

This is one for people who, like me, really really miss live music. It's a fantastic specimen of music writing. Jack Carneal looks upon on his music career as a touring drummer, especially one summer when his band played that little thing called Lollapalooza.

Highly entertaining, lively but introspective writing addresses how you square simply surviving with taking the artist's journey.

Super funny, self deprecating, just a great piece of music journalism and memoir in general.


Falastin: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780399581731
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Published: Ten Speed Press - June 16th, 2020

The Ralph Nader and Family Cookbook: Classic Recipes from Lebanon and Beyond Cover Image
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Published: Akashic Books - April 7th, 2020

Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307271013
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Published: Knopf - May 5th, 2020

A Winter's Promise: Book One of the Mirror Visitor Quartet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781609456078
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Published: Europa Editions - May 12th, 2020

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Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358006091
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 20th, 2020

The Shapeless Unease: A Year of Not Sleeping Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802148827
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Published: Grove Press - May 12th, 2020

The Western Wind Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802147721
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Published: Grove Press - October 15th, 2019

Trouble the Saints: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250175342
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Published: Tor Books - July 21st, 2020

Shorefall: A Novel (The Founders Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524760380
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Published: Del Rey - April 21st, 2020

Foundryside: A Novel (The Founders Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525573845
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Published: Crown - May 21st, 2019

Miss Austen: A Novel of the Austen Sisters Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250252203
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 7th, 2020

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The Other Bennet Sister: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250129413
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 31st, 2020

A worthy addition to the Austen canon, The Other Bennet Sister gives voice to a much-maligned character from Pride and Prejudice, sister Mary, the awkwardly bookish middle child. We see the events from the original story afresh through her eyes, and find out what happens after all her more glittering sisters are married off. Is poor bespectacled Mary doomed to spinsterhood or, even more terrifying, the itinerant life of a governess? The reader keenly feels the pain of living in the shadow cast by siblings gifted more liberally with those characteristics society and fiction reward - vivaciousness, beauty, elegance. Hadlow seamlessly and respectfully fits this side-story into the Austenverse while provoking new insights into the characters you thought you knew inside-out.


88 Names: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062854674
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Published: Harper - March 17th, 2020

Upright Women Wanted Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250213587
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Published: Tordotcom - February 4th, 2020

Exhalation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101972083
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Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735220188
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2020

Agency (The Jackpot Trilogy #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101986936
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Published: Berkley - January 21st, 2020

Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524759650
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - July 21st, 2020

The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101971383
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Published: Anchor - August 4th, 2020

Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250313188
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Published: Tordotcom - July 14th, 2020

The Ten Thousand Doors of January Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316421973
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Published: Redhook - May 12th, 2020

The History of Living Forever: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250619525
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Published: Picador - September 1st, 2020

The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Sarah Jacoby (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062393449
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 21st, 2019

Carl and the Meaning of Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451474988
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2019

Foucault in California: [a True Story--Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death] Cover Image
By Simeon Wade, Heather Dundas (Foreword by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781597144636
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Published: Heyday Books - March 5th, 2019

Once Upon a River: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743298087
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - July 2nd, 2019

Year of Wonder: Classical Music to Enjoy Day by Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062856203
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Published: Harper - October 30th, 2018

The Travelling Cat Chronicles Cover Image
By Hiro Arikawa, Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780451491336
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Published: Berkley - October 23rd, 2018

Little: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525534334
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 22nd, 2019

Meet Me at the Museum: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250295170
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 6th, 2019

Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781541699533
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Published: Basic Books - September 3rd, 2019

Spinning Silver: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399180996
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Published: Del Rey - May 7th, 2019

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

Mozart's Starling Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316370905
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - May 15th, 2018

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101981634
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Published: Penguin Books - April 23rd, 2019

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America (Bird Books, Books for Bird Lovers, Humor Books) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452174037
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 2nd, 2019

Magpie Murders: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062645234
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 27th, 2018

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735210639
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 8th, 2019

Soon: An Overdue History of Procrastination, from Leonardo and Darwin to You and Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062491596
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Published: Dey Street Books - December 31st, 2018

The Philosopher's Flight: A Novel (The Philosophers Series #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476778167
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 19th, 2019

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life Cover Image
By Ed Yong
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ISBN: 9780062368607
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Published: Ecco - January 16th, 2018

Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781784785697
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Published: Verso - September 26th, 2017

The California Field Atlas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781597144025
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Published: Heyday Books - September 5th, 2017

All the Birds in the Sky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765379955
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Published: Tor Books - April 11th, 2017

The Devourers: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101967539
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Published: Del Rey - February 21st, 2017

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620408346
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 3rd, 2016

Neuromancer (Sprawl Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780441007462
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Published: Ace - July 1st, 2000

Why Fonts Matter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781584236313
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Published: Gingko Press - May 1st, 2016

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780756404741
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Published: DAW - April 1st, 2008

The Club Dumas Cover Image
By Arturo Perez-Reverte, Sonia Soto (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780156032834
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Published: Mariner Books - May 1st, 2006

The Shadow of the Wind Cover Image
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780143034902
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Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393324822
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2004

Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345457684
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Published: Del Rey - March 4th, 2003

Perdido Street Station (Bas-Lag #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345443021
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Published: Del Rey - February 27th, 2001

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375725845
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Published: Vintage - February 13th, 2001

On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality #1) Cover Image
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Published: Del Rey - September 12th, 1986