Mal's Staff Favorites

Mal has been with Annie Blooms since 2020. She enjoys books from all different genres and authors, but has a special affinity for novels and nonfiction that tackle dark subjects. Her Bachelor's degree is in Criminology and Criminal Justice, so she is always excited to read books that explore the many faces of crime.

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The Woman in the Purple Skirt: A Novel Cover Image
By Natsuko Imamura, Lucy North (Translated by)
$23.00
ISBN: 9780143136026
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (updated daily)
Published: Penguin Books - June 8th, 2021

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Infinite Country: A Novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781982159467
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - March 2nd, 2021

Infinite Country begins with a bang: we ride shot-gun to fifteen year old Talia's escape from a correctional facility and race with her across Colombia to reach her father, Mauro. Beginning with the choice that put Talia in the facility, it becomes clear early that the core of this book is choices: those borne from desperation, desire, youth, and hope. Each decision that Talia’s family makes pulls them apart and knits them together again across Colombian and American borders. Infinite Country is poignant and Engel uses lush descriptions mixed with Colombian mythology and history to bring these characters to life. By the end we can understand the justifications behind the worst and hardest of their decisions. This book will make your heart ache and will stay with you long after reading.


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Milk Blood Heat Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802158154
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (updated daily)
Published: Grove Press - February 2nd, 2021

In this collection of short stories, Moniz gives us an intimate window to the inner life of depressed thirteen year olds, women considering motherhood, middle aged men looking for connection, and so many more, spinning seamlessly from world to world. Each character is fully fleshed and fully formed, and like any good short story, leaves you longing for more. Our bodies and their connections to one another form the thread that weaves these stories together.


Severance: A Novel Cover Image
By Ling Ma
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250214997
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Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307742483
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (updated daily)
Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

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What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634642
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101980200
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Published: Penguin Books - October 3rd, 2017

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Eileen: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143128755
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Published: Penguin Books - August 16th, 2016

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393351903
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 28th, 2015

Columbine Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780446546928
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Published: Twelve - March 3rd, 2010

The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547386065
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Published: Mariner Books - September 28th, 2010

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393329124
Availability: Backordered - availability and arrival estimates will be provided when your order is processed
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 17th, 2006

Case Histories: A Novel (Jackson Brodie #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316010702
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (updated daily)
Published: Back Bay Books - October 17th, 2005