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Matt Haig

Matt Haig

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Matt Haig is the author of the instant New York Times Bestseller The Comfort Book; two memoirs, Notes on a Nervous Planet and the internationally bestselling Reasons to Stay Alive; along with six novels, including How to Stop Time, and several award-winning children’s books. The Midnight Library, a number one New York Times Bestseller, is his latest novel and has sold more than six million copies world-wide. His work has been translated into more than forty languages.

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Hudson's May Read of the Month

The Midnight Library By Matt Haig

"A unique blend of philosophy, science fiction, and emotion that will make you ponder what could have been and appreciate what is. With its delicate prose and imaginative storytelling, The Midnight Library takes readers on a journey through the labyrinthine paths of hope and regret, inviting us to reflect on the beauty and complexity of life. A haunting and beautiful ode to the human spirit that will linger in your mind long after you turn the last page."
-Russell, New Jersey



Matt's Recommended Reads

Check out some of Matt Haig's favorite books and read why he loved them so much!

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Sea of Tranquility
By Emily St. John Mandel

"I love the way Emily writes. It is deeply readable and cerebral all at once. She is making the most compelling science fiction out there and I think The Sea of Tranquility is her best work."


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Everything All At Once
By Stephanie Catudal

"A brilliant, unflinching, lyrical memoir about illness and grief and the intensity of being there for people and the memories it brings up. It’s a heart-wrenching book but is also healing in its raw truth. I loved it."


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When Things Fall Apart
By Pema Chodron

"This is a comforting book that really helped my mental health. She is a Buddhist, but the wisdom about acceptance and coping with adversity is universal and fits all of us. Plus the writing is exquisite."


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Bird by Bird
By Anne Lamott

"This is always my go-to choice for anyone interested in writing, though it is as much a treatise on life as it is a creative-writing primer."


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One Summer
By Bill Bryson

"I was sad to when Bill Bryson retired.. He is a brilliant writer. I love all his books. My favourite is One Summer, which articulates a love and passion for history that seems easy but is really rare. He was popular but sometimes underrated because his books are so easy to read. That is a real skill."



Holiday Lights

Since 1996, the month of April has served as National Poetry Month to remind people of the role poets and poetry have played in our culture and history. Over the past 25 years, National Poetry Month has grown into of the largest literary celebrations in the world. To help you celebrate this year, we’ve created a list of 30 poetry books, one for each day in April. We’ve featured some of our favorite new releases, the most anticipated upcoming collections, classic works by some of poetry’s most influential voices, poetry from around the world, and the perfect poetry books to read with your kids, so whatever your age or interests you’re sure to find the books you need to keep your celebration going all month long.

New Releases

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Celebrate Women's Voices for Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month, an annual celebration of the achievements women have made, and a recognition of their hard-fought progress and historic moments over the course of history. Whether you are looking to educate yourself on the powerful women who have shaped the world, engross yourself in the poetic musings of some of literature’s most influential figures, or open yourself up to a whole world of women’s literature, we have the recommendations for you below.

Stories of Extraordinary Women

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Classic Works by Women Authors

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Call Us What We Carry cover image
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Contemporary Women's Fiction

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Women in Translation

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Staff Picks

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The School for Good Mothers: A Novel By Jessamine Chan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982156138
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - February 7th, 2023

Frida Liu has made a mistake. A mistake that has labelled her a bad mother. But Frida is given the opportunity to show she can be a good mother, a redeemed mother, through a new Big Brother-esque government program, that is not all that it seems. The School for Good Mothers is a critique of both Child Protective Services and how we define motherhood (versus fatherhood). Readers will find hints of Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale, both in the main character’s dry self-reflections and in the dystopian world which controls her every move.   --Gwyn, Detroit

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ISBN: 9780778387114
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Published: Park Row - March 7th, 2023

Wow! I did not expect to stay up until 2am finishing the second half of this book. Sarah Penner has expertly crafted a supernatural murder mystery that will continually rework your theories until the satisfying denouement. Secrets abound within the London Séance Society, a gentleman’s club that specializes in clairvoyance and spiritualism. The president of the organization was recently murdered and the police have been unable to solve the crime. Enter Vaudeline and Lenna, a well-known spiritualist and her apprentice. They are tasked with holding a séance to learn the identity of the murderer, but only if they can avoid the sinister forces at work. -Rebecca, Atlanta

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In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator) Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
ISBN: 9781609457372
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Published: Europa Editions - March 15th, 2022

In the Margins is an enjoyable collection of essays on the pleasures of reading and writing, on a life lived on paper, and on the joys of literary adventure. The origin story of a prolific literary figure, these essays outline Elena Ferrante's development as both a reader and writer and some of her major influences. Almost like a behind the scenes tour of her work. -Russell, New Jersey

Celebrate Black History & Culture

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration and recognition of the spectacular contributions and achievements, as well as the overwhelming struggles and hardships, of the African American community. This year we are highlighting powerful Black voices across all genres of literature, from playwrights to poets, pioneers of the Harlem Renaissance to modern writers just making their debut. Understand the history, embrace the culture, and engage in a thought-provoking discussion with our 2023 Black History Month collection.

New Releases & Coming Soon

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Classic Works by Black Authors

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings cover image
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Staff Picks

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Bird Brother: A Falconer's Journey and the Healing Power of Wildlife By Rodney Stotts, Kate Pipkin (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Rodney Stotts, Kate Pipkin (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9781642831740
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Published: Island Press - February 3rd, 2022

"Bird Brother is a candid tale of one man’s journey to becoming a master falconer. This thought provoking story of second chances and following your dreams is one you won’t be able to put down."
-Della, Atlanta

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Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow South By Winfred Rembert, Erin I. Kelly, Bryan Stevenson (Foreword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635576597
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 7th, 2021

"While the horrors of the Jim Crow South have been well documented, Winfred Rembert’s memoir in words and paintings lends immediacy and specificity to their lasting trauma. Rembert’s survival could be described as miraculous if that didn’t seem to discount his own tenacity or absolve his tormentors. Chasing Me to My Grave is painful to read, but it also celebrates beauty and joy and kindness. It is a powerful testament to America’s most shameful history, but even more so to Rembert’s talent and vision as an artist, and to his unique and indomitable spirit."
-Sara, Senior Vice President, Books

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ISBN: 9780316543033
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 28th, 2023

"A remarkable poetry collection from the author of How the Word is Passed, these poems explore the power of parenthood and the decision to bring a child into a world rife with social and political turmoil.  Written in a plain yet lyrical language, Above Ground is a passionate, emotional, and accessible ode to the joys of parenthood, the celebration of ancestry, and the importance of remembering."

-Russell, New Jersey

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South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation By Imani Perry Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062977403
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Published: Ecco - January 25th, 2022

"Imani Perry, National Book Award Winner, has not written a history book - as she tells you in her introduction – but a letter. A letter of introduction to us, a love letter to herself, a letter of sympathy for the past. Each chapter covers a different State, Region, or City of “The South”, and within those chapters are dictionary definitions of slang, historic records, insightful interviews, and heartwarming personal anecdotes, as she tries to illustrate the complex story of the Southern United States like you’ve never heard before."
-Gwyneth, Detroit


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