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Nature Poem Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781941040638
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Published: Tin House Books - May 9th, 2017

With honesty and humor, Tommy Pico uncovers the problems, stereotypes, and harm that our idea of a “Nature Poem” contains. This accessible, compelling poem is perfect to read all in one rainy afternoon. —Tom


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Sarahland Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781538735060
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 9th, 2021

These short stories are achingly personal and yet shockingly universal-- you'll find your own face reflected in the Sarahs. Each story is more creative and off-the-wall than the next. A masterwork of world-building. —Skylar


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In Other Words Cover Image
By Jhumpa Lahiri, Ann Goldstein (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101911464
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Published: Vintage - February 7th, 2017

Are you dying to get your hands on a copy of Lahiri's newest novel? Instead of waiting for Whereabouts, try sinking your teeth into this gorgeous memoir. In Other Words is the first book Lahiri wrote entirely in Italian (originally published as In Altre Parole). It chronicles her deep and sometimes-tumultuous love for the language, asking the reader to consider how and where we find the places -- or languages -- we consider "home." —Rachel


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$26.00
ISBN: 9780525538912
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 22nd, 2021

Filthy Animals is Brandon Taylor’s follow-up to his acclaimed debut novel, Real Life: a collection of short stories so quietly original it is reinvigorating the genre. A novella in stories about a triadic romance accompanies stories about the hardest things: dinner parties, a tumor, old friends trying to find their way back to each other. The result is prismatic, heartfelt, piercing, a series of unexpected illuminations. —Dustin


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Wow, No Thank You.: Essays Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780525563488
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Published: Vintage - March 31st, 2020

Animated, witty, self-deprecating — Samantha Irby’s most recent essay collection is everything you could ever want in just 316 pages. Her up close and personal humor is impossible not to laugh at, and there is no doubt that you will find yourself saying, wow, thank you at the close of her devastatingly relatable tongue-in-cheek set of stories. —Olivia


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She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525560364
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Published: Penguin Books - June 30th, 2020

In remarkable detail, Kantor and Twohey retell their incredible reporting journey that exposed Harvey Weinstein's abuses and launched a social movement. A story of silence and sunlight, dogged journalism and dastardly efforts to thwart it, She Said is a page-turner from beginning to end. —Kyle


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The Song of Achilles: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062060624
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Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2012

A beautiful book written with care and elegance. Madeline Miller brings Greek mythology to life in this book about heroes, wars, gods, and legends in a way that feels both realistic and still mythical. —Bess


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I Wish You All the Best Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338608359
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Published: PUSH - May 5th, 2020

This YA debut follows nonbinary protagonist Ben, cast out by their parents, as they navigate a new life, a new school, new relationships, and their burgeoning identity. A sensitively told coming out/coming of age story that is at times joyful and devastating. —Jon


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Fifty Words for Rain: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524746384
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Published: Dutton - June 8th, 2021

A powerful story that conveys life as it really is from beginning to end. —Mariama


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Jew-ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780358353980
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Published: Mariner Books - March 9th, 2021

A delightful, delectable, delirious marriage of traditional Jewish cuisine and modern creativity. If you don’t believe me, check out the roe nachos. Or the author photo. —Emma


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Giovanni's Room (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780345806567
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

Baldwin's classic queer romance set in 1950's Paris is a masterclass in exploring what happens to a character when their body and spirit are telling them one thing, while their brain - and society - are telling them the opposite. Gut-wrenching, sexy, psychologically riveting and teeming with bits of wisdom like this: "But people can't, unhappily, invent their mooring posts, their lovers, and their friends, anymore than they can invent their parents. Life gives these and also takes them away and the great difficulty is to say Yes to life." —Jack


Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982141493
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 8th, 2021

Nightbitch Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780385546812
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Published: Doubleday Books - July 20th, 2021

The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780767903691
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Published: Harmony - June 8th, 1999

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Klara and the Sun: A novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

Okay, so it's a book about a robot-- but SO much more. It's about connection and care and everything that makes us human. Read this if you never read sci-fi, read this if you've never read Ishiguro, just read this! —Allie


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Good Company: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062876003
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Published: Ecco - April 6th, 2021

Flora has it all-- her acting career taking off, her daughter growing up, and a rock-solid marriage. But when she finds her husband's missing wedding ring, she realizes not everything is as good as it seems on paper. Touching, funny, and sentimental. —Skylar


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$19.99
ISBN: 9781250214751
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Published: Tordotcom - January 21st, 2020

An intimate exploration of Black incarceration, rage, resistance, and the choices faced when one woman has the power to bring it all down. —Andy


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Everything I Never Told You: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143127550
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Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2015

Fans of Little Fires Everywhere will recognize the same page-turning prose of Ng set in Midwestern suburbia, which explores family, loss, secrets, and Asian-American identity and belonging. —Jack


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With Teeth Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593191507
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 1st, 2021

A visceral, subversive novel about motherhood, mental illness, and the pressure for queer parents to be perfect. Arnett is a wonder and I'll be waiting eagerly for anything she writes. —Skylar


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The Girls Are All So Nice Here: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982144623
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 9th, 2021

Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars combine and go off to college in this suspenseful coming-of-age thriller. Plot twists until the very end. I could not put this down! —Kelley


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Play It As It Lays: A Novel (FSG Classics) Cover Image
By Joan Didion, David Thomson (Introduction by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374529949
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 15th, 2005

Christopher Ishenwood famously called Joan "Miss Misery." This haunted Hollywood nightmare novel lives up to that name. And as always, Joan is the queen of stunning syntax. —Jack


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Swing Time: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143111641
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Published: Penguin Books - September 5th, 2017

A beautiful book about the pains of growing up and being an adult in the world. This book crosses many worlds and keeps you hooked until the end. —Katya


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The Book of Salt: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618446889
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Published: Mariner Books - June 15th, 2004

I LOVED this book. It's beautiful and heart breaking and so so well written. Read this if you like historical fiction or food writing or legacies of imperialism or Gertrude Stein. —Donia


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Sula (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781400033430
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

Morrison explores gentrification, female friendship, and betrayal with some of the most elegant language in the world in Sula. I think she's the best writer ever! Really! —Jack


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Bunny: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525559757
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Published: Penguin Books - June 9th, 2020

Deliciously creepy and head-spinning -- this book pulled me in and it was a wild ride. Read this if you want to be left saying "WTF just happened??" —Skylar