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The Loneliest Americans Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525576228
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Published: Crown - October 12th, 2021

A bold and controversial book about Asian Americans finding an identity in America.


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The Electric Kingdom Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593202227
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - February 9th, 2021

One of the most intriguing, puzzling, post apocalyptic books I've read in years!


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My First Thirty Years: A Memoir Cover Image
By Gertrude Beasley, Marie Bennett (Editor), Nina Bennett (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728242880
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Published: Sourcebooks - September 28th, 2021

An incredibly frank memoir of growing up on the Texas prairie at the turn of the century.


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The Lost Spells Cover Image
By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781487007799
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Published: Anansi International - October 27th, 2020

So pretty, I bought one. I keep it by my bedside just to look at it.


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Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader's Guide to a More Tranquil Mind Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984878427
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Published: Penguin Books - September 7th, 2021

This book invites us all to go back to bygone eras and "dine" in the company of history's greatest writers.


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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492671527
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019

This book is a memorable journey into a forgotten chapter of American history.


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rough house: a memoir Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780870710339
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Published: Oregon State University Press - September 30th, 2020

Rough House is truly one of the best books I've read all year.


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The Queen's Gambit: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400030606
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Published: Vintage - March 11th, 2003

If you loved the TV series-the book is even better.


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She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982157296
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Published: Scribner - September 7th, 2021

Dolly Parton is a national treasure.


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A Burning: A novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593081259
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Published: Vintage - June 29th, 2021

Themes of class, justice, and gender in a tighly woven, gut wrenching story set in modern India.


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Post Romantic: Poems (Pacific Northwest Poetry) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780295747798
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Published: University of Washington Press - October 15th, 2020

These beautifully crafted poems tug at your heart and brain.


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Filthy Animals Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525538912
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 22nd, 2021

Bright, brutal, funny, frightening - how the adjectives tumble out! (Mine not the author's.)


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Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad (Austin Kleon) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781523506644
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 2nd, 2019

Pick up this book to let go of all your creative hang-ups!!


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A Master of Djinn (Dead Djinn Universe #1) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250267689
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Published: Tordotcom - May 11th, 2021

A heady blend of detective pulp and steampunk set in an alternative version of Cairo, Egypt.


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Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas: A Novel Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324090502
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Published: Liveright - August 17th, 2021


 

This book, originally published in Brazil in 1881, has been one of my most enjoyable reads this year.


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What Are You Going Through: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593191422
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021

One of our best contemporary novelists asks this and other questions of herself in another dazzling short novel.


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I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593298947
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Published: Penguin Press - July 20th, 2021

Reads like a thriller-but it happened!


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Damnation Spring Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982144401
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Published: Scribner - August 3rd, 2021

Clearly written and deeply personal.


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Trots and Bonnie Cover Image
By Shary Flenniken, Emily Flake (Introduction by), Norman Hathaway (Designed by), Norman Hathaway (Editor)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781681374857
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Published: New York Review Comics - April 27th, 2021

This National Lampoon strip is edgy, raunchy, sly, funny, outrageous, & really quite pretty


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Stories of Trees, Woods, and the Forest (Everyman's Library Pocket Classics Series) Cover Image
By Fiona Stafford (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593320181
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Published: Everyman's Library - September 7th, 2021

...this collection offers every sort of woodsy wander and fictional forest. A treasure.


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Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781984880093
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Published: Penguin Press - June 8th, 2021

A very entertaining read about the history and myths surrounding the landmark.


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The Mountains Sing Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643751351
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 16th, 2021

Que Mai captures both the beauty and the brutality with elegant lyricism and a great deal of heart.


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The Lost Soul Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Joanna Concejo (Illustrator), Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781644210345
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Published: Seven Stories Press - February 23rd, 2021

This is a book of aching beauty.


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The Grammarians: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250758231
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Published: Picador - November 10th, 2020

A literal war of words erupts between two twin sisters over their shared obsession with grammar and their father's copy of the Webster's Dictionary.


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Zorrie Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635575361
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 9th, 2021

Zorrie is a book for all of us everyday people living our extraordinarily everyday lives in inextraordinary times.


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Arte Popular: The Rex May Collection of Mexican Folk Art Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452125916
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 2nd, 2021

A gorgeous collection of Mexican folk art from the largest collection of Latino art at the Mexican Museum in San Francisco-it's inspiring!


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Coo Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062955975
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 3rd, 2020

Endearing and enchanting! This book made me laugh and cry and love pigeons!


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The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525522645
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Published: Penguin Books - June 8th, 2021

A journalist learns poker in a year and competes at the highest levels. Facinating!


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Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062909107
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Published: Ecco - September 28th, 2021

A remarkable man with many talents-one of his best was telling a good story.


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Poems About Trees (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series) Cover Image
By Harry Thomas (Editor)
$14.95
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ISBN: 9781101908150
Published: Everyman's Library - October 1st, 2019

Beautiful poetry collection perfect for walking in the woods.


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The Last and the First (Pushkin Collection) Cover Image
By Nina Berberova, Marian Schwartz (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781782276975
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Published: Pushkin Collection - September 7th, 2021

The first novel by the undisputed Queen of the Russian emigre writers in France. Superb.


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Voices in the Evening Cover Image
By Natalia Ginzburg, D.M. Low (Translated by), Colm Tóibín (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811231008
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Published: New Directions - May 4th, 2021

One of the greatest practitioners of the post war novella.


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From the River to the Sea: The Untold Story of the Railroad War That Made the West Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982104283
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - June 1st, 2021

A facinating account of the race to bring the railroads to the west coast in the 19th century.


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Having and Being Had Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525537465
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 31st, 2021

Eula Biss has an uncanny ability to see what's hidden in plain sight. Here she wonders why the trappings of success-house, career, etc.-lead her to an unexpected feeling of discomfort. There's a lot to think about here!


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War on the Border: Villa, Pershing, the Texas Rangers, and an American Invasion Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982128869
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 18th, 2021

A good, readable history of the Mexican Revolution.


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Snow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781335629036
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Published: Hanover Square Press - September 14th, 2021

Cheers to John Banville for writing a mystery based on CLUE!


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The Count of Monte Cristo Cover Image
By Alexandre Dumas, Robin Buss (Translated by), Robin Buss (Introduction by), Robin Buss (Notes by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140449266
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 27th, 2003

The greatest adventure novel in Western Literature, in the first new translation in 100 years. Robin Bass has scraped off the barnacles and restored what the Victorian English thought too shocking. A whole pastry case of delights!


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Don Quixote (Penguin Clothbound Classics) Cover Image
By Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, John Rutherford (Translated by), John Rutherford (Introduction by), John Rutherford (Notes by), Coralie Bickford-Smith (Illustrator)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780241347768
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 9th, 2018

My Favorite recent translation of the great comic novel...funny, beautifully faithful to not just the novelist and his time, but to the reader looking for adventure! Viva Quixote!


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The History of Bones: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399592973
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Published: Random House - August 17th, 2021

Musician, actor, artist, and all around unique guy John Lurie's facinating memoir of his time in NYC's downtown music/film/art scene of the 1980s.