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Raccoon River Press Recommends

Want some personal recommendations for all the wonderful releases 2023 brought us? Look no further!

*Note: the two book club favorites (Braiding Sweetgrass & The Guncle) were read by our book clubs in 2023, but not released in 2023!

A Stone Is Most Precious Where It Belongs

Hoja, Gulchehra
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A Memoir of Uyghur Exile, Hope, and Survival This extraordinary memoir shares an insight into the lives of the Uyghurs, a people and culture being ...

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Braiding Sweetgrass

Kimmerer, Robin Wall
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Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature ...

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Don't Fear the Reaper

Jones, Stephen Graham
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Indian Lake, Book #2 December 12th, 2019, Jade returns to the rural lake town of Proofrock the same day as convicted Indigenous serial killer Dark ...

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Eight Bears

Dickie, Gloria
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Mythic Past and Imperiled Future Bears have always held a central place in our collective memory, from Indigenous folklore and Greek mythology to n...

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Fourth Wing

Yarros, Rebecca
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Empyrean Book #1 Enter the brutal and elite world of a war college for dragon riders from New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Yarros Twenty-y...

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Going Bicoastal

Adler, Dahlia
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A queer Sliding Doors YA rom-com in which a girl must choose between summer in NYC with her dad (and the girl she's always wanted) or LA with her e...

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How to Sell a Haunted House

Hendrix, Grady
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER New York Times bestselling author Grady Hendrix takes on the haunted house in a thrilling new novel that explo...

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I Absolutely, Positively Love My Spots

Rivera, Lid'ya C.
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A young girl with vitiligo celebrates her skin in this joyful picture book by debut author Lid'ya C. Rivera and illustrated by #1 New York Times be...

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In the Lives of Puppets

Klune, TJ
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A NEW YORK TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES AND INDIE BESTSELLER! New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune invites you deep into the heart of a peculiar fores...

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Lady Tan's Circle of Women

See, Lisa
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The latest historical novel from New York Times bestselling author Lisa See, inspired by the true story of a woman physician from 15th-century Chin...

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Murder Your Employer

Holmes, Rupert
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The McMasters Guide to Homicide A New York Times bestseller! From Edgar Award-winning novelist, playwright, and story-songwriter Rupert Holmes com...

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Spice Road

Ibrahim, Maiya
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Spice Road, Book #1 The first book in an epic fantasy series set in an Arabian-inspired land with secret spice magic. Raised to protect her nation ...

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The Deep Sky

Kitasei, Yume
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Yume Kitasei's The Deep Sky is an enthralling sci fi thriller debut about a mission into deep space that begins with a lethal explosion that leaves...

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The First Bright Thing

Dawson, J.R.
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If you knew how dark tomorrow would be, what would you do with today? Ringmaster - Rin, to those who know her best - can jump to different moments ...

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The Guncle

Rowley, Steven
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The Guncle, Book #1 From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus and The Editor comes a warm and deeply funny novel about a once-famous gay...

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The Road to Roswell

Willis, Connie
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A delightful novel about alien invasions, conspiracies, and the incredibly silly things people are willing to believe - some of which may actually ...

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Thornhedge

Kingfisher, T.
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From USA Today bestselling author T. Kingfisher, Thornhedge is the tale of a kind-hearted, toad-shaped heroine, a gentle knight, and a mission gone...

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Tiny T. Rex and the Grand Ta-Da!

Stutzman, Jonathan
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In the newest picture book in the bestselling Tiny T. Rex series, lovable friends Tiny and Pointy challenge themselves when they enter the school t...

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Tress of the Emerald Sea

Sanderson, Brandon
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Secret Projects, Book #1 - One of the biggest Kickstarter campaigns of all time! #1 New York Times Bestselling author Brandon Sanderson brings us ...

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Untethered Sky

Lee, Fonda
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From World Fantasy Award-winning author Fonda Lee comes Untethered Sky, an epic fantasy fable about the pursuit of obsession at all costs. Ester's ...

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