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Reproduction Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609455750
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Published: Europa Editions - April 21st, 2020

WINNER OF THE 2019 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE AND CBC'S BEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR, this best-selling debut novel is an energetically told, funny, and moving book about how strangers become family.


All Adults Here: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594634697
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 4th, 2020

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!
"In a time when all we want is hope, it’s a beautiful book to reach for." -Jenna Bush Hager

“Literary sunshine.”—New York Times

“The queen of the summer novel.”—Entertainment Weekly


Mostly Dead Things Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793835
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Published: Tin House Books - April 21st, 2020

The celebrated New York Times Bestseller

A Best Book of the Year pick at the New York TimesNPRThe New YorkerTIMEWashington PostOprahmag.comThrillistShelf Awareness, Good Housekeeping and more.


We Cast a Shadow: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525509073
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Published: One World - February 4th, 2020

“An incisive and necessary” (Roxane Gay) debut for fans of Get Out and Paul Beatty’s The Sellout, about a father’s obsessive quest to protect his son—even if it means turning him white


The Knockout Queen: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525656784
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Published: Knopf - April 28th, 2020

"Full of verve... Revelatory." —Los Angeles Times

A dazzling and darkly comic novel of love, violence, and friendship in the California suburbs


Simon the Fiddler: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062966742
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Published: William Morrow - April 14th, 2020

“The reader is treated to a kind of alchemy on the page when character, setting and song converge at all the right notes, generating an authentic humanity that is worth remembering and celebrating.” — New York Times


How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525537205
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 7th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"A fully immersive epic drama packed with narrative riches and exquisitely crafted prose."—
San Francisco Chronicle

"Belongs on a shelf all of its own." —NPR

“Outstanding.”—The Washington Post

"Arresting, beautiful."—The New York Times
 


Shakespeare for Squirrels: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062434029
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Published: William Morrow - May 12th, 2020

New York Times Bestseller!


Deacon King Kong: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735216723
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

The New York Times bestseller

"Cracking...Terrific...Deeply felt, beautifully written, and profoundly humane." -The New York Times Book Review cover

"Hilarious...A rich and vivid multicultural history." -Time Magazine


The Mirror & the Light (Wolf Hall Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780805096606
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 10th, 2020

The brilliant #1 New York Times bestseller


Normal People: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984822185
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Published: Hogarth - February 18th, 2020

NOW A HULU ORIGINAL SERIES • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships” (People) from the author of Conversations with Friends, “a master of the literary page-turner” (J. Courtney Sullivan).
 


The Sea of Lost Girls: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062852021
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 3rd, 2020

Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author


The Line Between: A Thriller Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501169090
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Published: Howard Books - August 13th, 2019

In this frighteningly believable thriller from New York Times bestselling author and master storyteller Tosca Lee, an extinct disease re-emerges from the melting Alaskan permafrost and causes madness in its victims.


The Turn of the Key Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501188787
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 12th, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“A superb suspense writer…Brava, Ruth Ware.


The Lucky One: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062938077
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 18th, 2020

“This might well be my favorite Rader-Day so far: a brilliant premise intriguingly developed, totally believable characters and a climax that took my breath away.”  — Ann Cleeves, New York Times bestselling author of The Shetland and Vera Series  


The Night Fire (A Ballard and Bosch Novel #22) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538733721
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 14th, 2020

Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor, in this New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year,
finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and CrimeReads Best Crime Novel Notable selection.


The Chaperone Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594631436
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 4th, 2013

Soon to be a feature film from the creators of Downton Abbey starring Elizabeth McGovernThe Chaperone is a New York Times-bestselling novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in the 1920s and the summer that would change them both.
 


The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction): A Novel Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385537070
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Published: Doubleday - July 16th, 2019

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR


Bad Kansas: Stories (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction #89) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780820351285
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Published: University of Georgia Press - September 15th, 2017

The eleven beautifully crafted stories in Bad Kansas reveal the complicated underbelly of the country's most flown-over state and the quirky characters that call it home. In this darkly humorous collection, Kansas becomes a state of mind as Mandelbaum's characters struggle to define their relationship to home and what it means to stay or leave, to hold on or let go.


Finna Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250245731
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Published: Tor.com - February 25th, 2020

“A magical anti-capitalist adventure.” —Annalee Newitz


El Dorado Freddy's: Chain Restaurants in Poems and Photographs Cover Image
By Danny Caine, Tara Wray (Photographer)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781948742627
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Published: Belt Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

El Dorado Freddy's may be the first book of fast food poetry. In "Olive Garden," "Culver's," "Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen," "Cracker Barrel," "Applebee's (after James Wright)" and other poems, Caine "reviews" chain restaurants, taking on topics such as parenting, the Midwest, politics, and chicken fingers along the way.


Uncle Harold's Maxwell House Haggadah Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780998897684
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Published: Etchings Press - June 1st, 2017

A probing, comedic exploration of Passover and its food and culture in one Midwestern family. These poems navigate tradition and commercialism while highlighting the Jewish enclaves of Cleveland, Ohio.


Continental Breakfast Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780996103770
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Published: Mason Jar Press - April 1st, 2019

Shrapnel Maps Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781556595639
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 24th, 2020

Writing into the wounds and reverberations of the Israel/Palestine conflict, Philip Metres' fourth book of poems, Shrapnel Maps, is at once elegiac and activist, an exploratory surgery to extract the slivers of cartography through palimpsest and erasure.


Not Here Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895095
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 10th, 2018

Not Here is a flight plan for escape and a map for navigating home; a queer Vietnamese American body in confrontation with whiteness, trauma, family, and nostalgia; and a big beating heart of a book. Nguyen's poems ache with loneliness and desire and the giddy terrors of allowing yourself to hope for love, and revel in moments of connection achieved.


Travelers Leaving for the City Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556595813
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 19th, 2020

Travelers Leaving for the City is a long song of arrivals and departures, centered around the murder of the poet's grandfather in 1955 in a Pittsburgh hotel, exploring how such events frame memory, history and language for those they touch. The poems probe the anonymity of cities, and the crucible of travel.


Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595806
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - March 31st, 2020

Written during the trial for a close friend's murder, Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod exposes that the whimsical, horrible, and absurd all sit together.


Deluge Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595899
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 21st, 2020

"To write a series of poems out of extreme illness is a bracing accomplishment indeed. In Deluge... Leila Chatti, born of a Catholic mother and a Muslim father, brilliantly explores the trauma." --Naomi Shihab Nye, The New York Times In her early twenties, Leila Chatti started bleeding and did not stop. Physicians referred to this bleeding as flooding.


The Tradition Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556594861
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 2nd, 2019

WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE FOR POETRY

Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award

"100 Notable Books of the Year," The New York Times Book Review


Arias Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781524711603
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Published: Knopf - October 15th, 2019

Following her recent Odes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet gives us radical new poems of intimate life and political conscience, of race and class and a mother's violence.


Crosslight for Youngbird Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781937658878
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Published: Nightboat Books - October 2nd, 2018

FINALIST FOR THE 2019 HURSTON/WRIGHT AWARD

An urgent and vital debut collection of poems that mixes ekphrasis with reportage to draw a new narrative of our present-day migration crises