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What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!

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The Evolution of Love by Lucy Jane BledsoeFollowing the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, The Evolution of Love reads like a dystopian novel but paints an all-too-realistic picture of what challenges society might face in the midst of a devastating natural disaster. Lucy Jane Bledsoe brings together an unlikely group of characters fighting to meet basic needs--food, shelter, safety--while desperately trying to find themselves, their people, and their place in the world. Recommended for fans of Station Eleven.

The Evolution of Love by Lucy Jane Bledsoe ($16.95*, Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book), recommended by Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC.