This Is Major

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This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope By Shayla Lawson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062890597
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 30th, 2020

I didn't know what to expect with this book but I was completely smitten with it almost immediately. This memoir-in-essays by poet Shayla Lawson educates and enlightens. Lawson drives the point home that Black women are the heartbeat of so much art throughout our history, yet are frustratingly ignored and erased. [Jessica]


The Death of Vivek Oji

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The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525541622
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 25th, 2021

This is by far the best book I read in 2020. It is devastating, lyrical, and a damn fine story about the life and death of a young transgender person in Nigeria. This book is so engrossing and well written that I got completely lost in the story! [Christina]


Sweetbitter

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Sweetbitter (Vintage Contemporaries) By Stephanie Danler Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101911860
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Published: Vintage - April 4th, 2017

As a former restaurant server in bustling, high-end NYC establishments, I devoured this whole. Beautiful written accounts of the toxic and addicting lifestyles of many restaurant professionals and the drama that unfolds behind the scenes. [Jessica]


Gold Diggers

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 06/27/2021 - 5:26pm
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Gold Diggers: A Novel By Sanjena Sathian Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984882035
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Published: Penguin Press - April 6th, 2021

Gold Diggers is a page-turning story of familial love and sacrifice, magical lemonade, and what happens in the intersection of what we want for ourselves and what is expected of us. Centered around an Indian American family and spanning decades, this book does not disappoint. [Kate]


Moss Covered Claws

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Moss Covered Claws By Jonah Barrett Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781733037563
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Published: Blue Cactus Press - March 18th, 2021

This short story collection of Queer, PNW horror and speculative fiction is wickedly funny! The stories are kitschy and will make you gasp, cringe, and cry, but ultimately, leave you with a feeling of hope. I love what this collection and everything it represents. [Christina]


Lonesome Dove

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel By Larry McMurtry Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781439195260
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 15th, 2010

The ultimate Western that transcends the genre. Characters both haunting and comedic. You will feel a world so vivid its like you yourself are a cowboy. I even ended up buying a cowboy hat. [Karen]


Hot Stew

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Hot Stew By Fiona Mozley Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781643751559
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 20th, 2021

This novel is a quick read and it’s full of adventure. It takes place in modern-day London and hashes out class & gender struggles as well as the issue of gentrification as it follows several points of view of the well-defined characters -  including sex workers, street-dwellers and entitled heirs. Boredom will *not* be an issue whilst reading this one. [Jessica]


A History of My Brief Body

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 08/12/2020 - 6:11pm
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A History of My Brief Body By Billy-Ray Belcourt Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781937512934
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - July 14th, 2020

This collection of essays (written by a phenomenal poet) is smart, intricate and incredibly well written. It's a short read, but it now lives next to my favorite poetic reference books on my bookshelf. Most of the essays center around gender, ethnicity, nationhood and the intersectionality of all three as they relate to the author's identity as a Queer Native American. The essays are deeply personal and thought-provoking. I devoured this book. If you enjoy Mary Ruefle or Maggie Nelson, you'll love this book!


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