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New Releases: March 2022

This post is sponsored in honor of the paperback release of That Way Madness Lies ed. by Dahlia Adler on March 15th, an anthology Kirkus called “A radical reimagining and avant garde interpretation of Shakespeare.”

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Chef’s Kiss by Jarrett Melendez (Author), Danica Brine (Illustrator), Hank Jones (Colorist), Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (Letterer) (1st)

Now that college is over, English graduate Ben Cook is on the job hunt looking for something…anything…related to his passion for reading and writing. But interview after interview, hiring committee after hiring committee, Ben soon learns getting the dream job won’t be as easy as he thought. Proofreading? Journalism? Copywriting? Not enough experience. It turns out he doesn’t even have enough experience to be a garbage collector! But when Ben stumbles upon a “Now Hiring—No Experience Necessary” sign outside a restaurant, he jumps at the chance to land his first job. Plus, he can keep looking for a writing job in the meantime. He’s actually not so bad in the kitchen, but he will have to pass a series of cooking tests to prove he’s got the culinary skills to stay on full-time. But it’s only temporary…right?

When Ben begins developing a crush on Liam, one of the other super dreamy chefs at the restaurant, and when he starts ditching his old college friends and his old writing job plans, his career path starts to become much less clear.

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Fave Five: Sapphic Fiction Set in the 1920s

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (1922)

Of Trust and Heart by Charlotte Anne Hamilton (1923)

Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin  (1926, YA)

Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia (1926)

The Last Nude by Ellis Avery (1927)

Bonus: These are all realistic fiction, but for historical fantasy, check out The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo and Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May, both of which are heavily Gatsby-inspired.

Double Bonus: For books that begin in 1919 and then span the next decade plus, check out The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher and Swearing Off Stars by Danielle Wong

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