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Writer's Block Bookstore's Top 10 books for 2017

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Vanished! (T.O.A.S.T. Mystery #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481436335
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - August 22nd, 2017

Florian Bates—the only kid on the FBI Director’s speed dial and several international criminals’ most wanted lists—must uncover the truth behind a series of middle school pranks that may or may not involve the daughter of the President of the United States in this hilarious second novel in the T.O.A.S.T. Mystery series.


Rise: How a House Built a Family Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250095664
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 24th, 2017

This must-read memoir traces one family’s rise from battered victims to stronger, better versions of themselves, all through one extraordinary do-it-yourself project. 


Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781442472433
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 28th, 2017

Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award–winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.


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The Sun and Her Flowers Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781449486792
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 3rd, 2017

From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry.  A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.


She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World Cover Image
By Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524741723
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Published: Philomel Books - May 30th, 2017

Chelsea Clinton introduces tiny feminists, mini activists and little kids who are ready to take on the world to thirteen inspirational women who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted.


Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780525555360
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2017

The wait is over! John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars, is back.


Snowbeard the Pirate and the Naughty List Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781620869918
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Published: Mascot Books - November 7th, 2017

Ahoy, Dread Naughties! Join the formidable Captain Snowbeard for the holidays this year in this swashbuckling Christmas adventure! Enlisted in Santa’s mission to deliver rotten fruitcake to all the children on the Naughty List, Captain Snowbeard sets sail with his eight flying sharks and most-trusted angler fish to light the way in this imaginative twist on a classic. 


Uncommon Type: Some Stories Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781101946152
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 17th, 2017

A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid #12: Getaway Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781419725456
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 7th, 2017

To escape the stress of the holidays, the Heffleys decide to get out of town and go to a resort instead of celebrating Christmas at home. But what's billed as a stress-free vacation becomes a holiday nightmare.


Lincoln in the Bardo Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812995343
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Published: Random House - February 14th, 2017

The captivating first novel by the best-selling, National Book Award nominee George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War.