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Books we love at the University Bookstore

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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
$12.95
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!


Untamed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984801258
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Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

Sailor Song: The Shanties and Ballads of the High Seas Cover Image
By Gerry Smyth, Jonny Hannah (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780295747286
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Published: University of Washington Press - June 30th, 2020

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Deep River Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802148971
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Published: Grove Press - July 14th, 2020

Solutions and Other Problems Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982156947
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Published: Gallery Books - September 22nd, 2020

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

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

The Holdout: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399591792
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 11th, 2021

The Distance Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781939810762
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Published: Archipelago - September 15th, 2020

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

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Circe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

Braiding Sweetgrass Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014

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

The Last Passenger: A Charles Lenox Mystery (Charles Lenox Mysteries #13) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250312211
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(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Minotaur Books - January 12th, 2021

The Curse of Chalion (Chalion series #1) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061134241
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Published: Harper Voyager - April 11th, 2006

How to Raise a Reader Cover Image
By Pamela Paul, Maria Russo, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator), Lisk Feng (Illustrator), Vera Brosgol (Illustrator), Monica Garwood (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781523505302
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 3rd, 2019

Find Me: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250758071
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Published: Picador - August 4th, 2020

Dhalgren Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780375706684
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Published: Vintage - May 15th, 2001

Milk and Honey Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781449474256
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 6th, 2015

The Mere Wife: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250214942
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Published: Picador - July 16th, 2019