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We Are Okay Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.

Into the Drowning Deep Seven years ago, the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a “mockumentary” bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a maritime tragedy. Now, a new crew has been assembled. But this time they’re not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life’s work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost. Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the waves. But the secrets of the deep come with a price. 

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits or waking up in the arms of women or men. But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and travelling companion, Percy.

Ghost Wall In the north of England, far from the intrusions of cities but not far from civilization, Silvie and her family are living as if they are ancient Britons, surviving by the tools and knowledge of the Iron Age. For two weeks, the length of her father’s vacation, they join an anthropology course set to reenact life in simpler times. They are surrounded by forests of birch and rowan; they make stew from foraged roots and hunted rabbit. The students are fulfilling their coursework; Silvie’s father is fulfilling his lifelong obsession.

Carry On Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here — it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

Sadie Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him. When West McCray―a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America―overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.

The Girl with the Red Balloon

When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she’s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Wall—but even to the balloon makers, Ellie’s time travel is a mystery. When it becomes clear that someone is using dark magic to change history, Ellie must risk everything—including her only way home—to stop the process.

Jane Steele Like the heroine of the novel she adores, Jane Steele suffers cruelly at the hands of her aunt and schoolmaster. And like Jane Eyre, they call her wicked – but in her case, she fears the accusation is true. When she flees, she leaves behind the corpses of her tormentors. A fugitive navigating London’s underbelly, Jane rights wrongs on behalf of the have-nots whilst avoiding the noose. Until an advertisement catches her eye. Her aunt has died and the new master at Highgate House, Mr Thornfield, seeks a governess. Anxious to know if she is Highgate’s true heir, Jane takes the position and is soon caught up in the household’s strange spell. When she falls in love with the mysterious Charles Thornfield, she faces a terrible dilemma: can she possess him – body, soul and secrets – and what if he discovers her murderous past?

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PATRICIA HIGHSMITH 1921–1995

Acclaimed American crime novelist, whose frequently-adapted works include Strangers on A Train, The Price of Salt, and The Talented Mr. Ripley. She moved to New York City at the age of six, and grew up a voracious reader in a troubled household, where she suffered an antagonistic relationship with her mother. One of her early jobs was writing for comic books, while trying to publish her own short stories. In 1948, she was accepted to the author’s retreat Yaddo on the recommendation of Truman Capote, and there she drafted her first novel, Strangers on a Train. The story of a chance meeting leading to murder was published in 1950, and adapted by Alfred Hitchcock a year later, launching her into the spotlight. Protecting her new career was one reason that her second novel, The Price of Salt, was published under the pseudonym Claire Morgan. It was the only explicitly lesbian novel she would ever write, and was groundbreaking for having a happy ending. The story was inspired by her relationship with socialite Virginia Kent Catherwood, and an experience she had while working at Bloomingdale’s. At the time, she was attempting to find happiness in a straight relationship, and had taken the extra job to afford psychoanalysis. But even though Highsmith often claimed to prefer the company of men over women, she was ultimately only interested in sex with women, and had a number of short, passionate affairs that never seemed to last. One of the most significant was with fellow author Marijane Meaker, with whom she lived for a time, and tried to reconnect with later in life. In 1955, Highsmith wrote The Talented Mr. Ripley about a charismatic serial killer, which would go on to spawn three sequels and many film adaptations. Her work was always more popular abroad than in the U.S., and in 1963 she moved permanently to Europe, living in England, Italy, France, and Switzerland. Highsmith had long battled with depression, alcoholism, and anorexia. Her drinking and antisocial tendencies grew with age, and she became known for her meanness, ability to ruin dinner parties, and increasingly racist and antisemitic views. She preferred animals to people, including her pet cats and around 300 snails. Despite a love of privacy, Highsmith was open about her homosexuality, and the fact that she was Claire Morgan had been widely known for decades. In 1990, she finally agreed to publish The Price of Salt under her own name, with the updated title of Carol, also the name of the 2015 film adaptation. She never stopped writing throughout her life, and upon her death left her entire estate to the writer’s retreat where she got her start.

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Mother fucker produces 50 percent less lactic acid?! What the how the- like what?! I feel like that is a much bigger advantage than high testosterone level? Like he requires 50 percent less effort and gives 50 percent extra in his sport performances, that’s like not fair. I mean it’s fucking amazing but ridiculous that they even think testosterone is comparable to that. I mean that’s like saying “people from the high lands can’t compete in track because their bodies are used to living at higher altitudes and so they have adapted over time to the lower oxygen levels and so they can run longer and faster bc they are used to living in those conditions” and it is actually true, except there’s a good chance I explained it wrong but my point is that is why people from Kenya and similar places seem to be so fast- and they are damn fast! But there is no official rule that says they can’t compete. This is just utter bullshit, a fucking slap in the face to all women wether cis or not. If she was a man with high levels of testosterone, they would be making her into the next John Sema and trying to make tons of money off of her. Smh

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