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Women Author Must-Reads For Fall!

Searching for a new author to read? Check out these fabulous female authors and dive into fall with their incredible must-reads!

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Waking Up Joy by Tina Ann Forkner

Joy finds herself in a coma after a peculiar accident, and she is shocked to hear what her family is saying, including potential funeral plans. When Joy finally wakes, her impossible brothers and sisters think her accident was anything but an accident, but Joy has never felt better and she is determined to set the past right. Now Joy faces dark secrets, open wounds, an old flame and a younger man and all of a sudden her monotonous life is anything but boring and her future looks exhilarating and bright.

Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet

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Newlyweds Deb and Chip are on the grounds of a Caribbean island resort where they meet a marine biologist claiming to have sighted mermaids on the coral reef. As the resort’s “Parent Company” tries to market on the mythological creatures, the couple teams up with a handful of unusual characters to stop the company from turning the coral reef into an underwater theme park. With sharp satire and an unforgettable, mesmerizing story this is Millet’s funniest novel yet.

A Leg to Stand On: An Amputee’s Walk into Motherhood by Colleen Haggerty

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Colleen Haggerty has released her touching and empowering memoir, which depicts her story of loss, anger, redemption and forgiveness after losing her leg in a car accident during her senior year of high school. Haggerty’s poignant story of a young woman suddenly faced with physical limitations takes us on her journey as she explores her physical world with vigor, testing the limits of her body, the realm of marriage and motherhood as well as her heart.

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

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Fourteen-year-old Johanna has shamed herself so badly, that she has decided to reinvent herself as Dolly Wilde—a fast-talking, alcohol drinking Gothic hero. By sixteen she is smoking cigarettes, working for an unconventional music paper and getting drunk. But what happens when Johanna realizes that she may have created Dolly with a fatal flaw? Will a box full of records, glass full of alcohol and head full of paperbacks be enough to build a girl after all?

The Body Tourist by Dana Lise Shavin

In this gripping new memoir, Dana Lise Shaven reveals the six years following her purported recovery from anorexia. This paralyzing disease is a life long battle, and Shaven unfolds the truth of her supposed newfound recovery. Take a look into this gripping, funny and ultimately optimistic story from a window into the mindset of the mental illness that affected Shaven long after she was considered “cured.”

The Anatomy of Dreams by Chloe Benjamin

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Sylvie and Gabe fell in love at their boarding school where they met headmaster Dr. Keller, a medical researcher who has developed his career on the therapeutic potential of lucid dreaming. By teaching people how to become conscious during sleep, he helps them to relieve stress and heal from trauma. Over the next six years the trio will travel from coast to coast in pursuit of dream research, and Sylvie and Gabe will discover Dr. Keller isn’t telling the pair everything they need to know.

Stillwater Rising by Steena Holmes

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After an elementary school shooting devastates the tight-knit community of Stillwater Bay, Jennifer Crowne finds herself struggling to settle back into normality after losing her son. Meanwhile, Jennifer’s best friend, Mayor Charlotte Stone, struggles to keep the town together. As the two friends try to heal from the irrevocable trauma, they are put to the ultimate test as each weighs their own interests against the bonds of their friendship.

The Secret Place by Tana Finch

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Popular, charismatic teenager Chris Harper was found dead in the all-girl private school St. Kilda’s lawn a year ago, but a newfound clue reignites the stalled investigation. The discovery leads back to a close-knit friend group and their fierce rival clique and the tangled web of relationships. The private underworld of teenage girls is more mysterious and dangerous than anyone ever suspected.

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