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Recommended by: Tanya
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Convenience Store Woman Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802128256
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Published: Grove Press - June 12th, 2018

If you've ever felt like an alien on earth, you will love this absurd, sparkling book. What shapes a life? What gives it meaning? Who gets to decide what is meaningful? I was charmed by this book's details, its brevity that says so much. Convenience Store Woman won Japan’s prestigious Akutagawa Prize for literature in 2016; it is a blessing that Sayaka Murata's novel (her tenth) is available to us now, translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori. [Tanya]


Recommended by: Tanya
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Who Is Vera Kelly? Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793019
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tin House Books - June 12th, 2018

Growing up queer in the 50s, being a spy in 60s Buenos Aires. I loved Vera from page 1. An unprecedented kind of spy novel. More like this, please, I didn't want it to end! [Tanya]


Recommended by: Kenny
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Not Here Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781566895095
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 10th, 2018

I'm ready to call it. Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen is the best poetry book of 2018. [Kenny]


Recommended by: Raissa
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Only Killers and Thieves: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062690968
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Published: Harper - February 6th, 2018

This is a Western by way of Australia but reminiscent of our own history of geography and genocide. Its rendering of grief and guilt sticks with you. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Karen
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How to Love Cover Image
By Thich Nhat Hanh, Jason Deantonis (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781937006884
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Published: Parallax Press - December 1st, 2014

This book is small but it's packed with wisdom. These short lessons will revolutionize how you see your loved ones. Full of new ideas as well as reminders. [Karen]


Recommended by: Raissa
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Lonesome Dove Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781439195260
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 15th, 2010

In this epic there's room under the sky for characters taciturn and loyal, loving and illogical, searching, settling, surviving. If you read only one Western, this should be it. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Karen
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Stray City: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062666680
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Published: Custom House - March 20th, 2018

A funny and moving debut that has a lot to say about our families—chosen and otherwise. [Karen]


Recommended by: Kenny
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Wade in the Water: Poems Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781555978136
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Published: Graywolf Press - April 3rd, 2018

Tracy K. Smith taught me how to love poetry. Wade in the Water is her first new book of poems since Life on Mars won a Pulitzer Prize. Buy these poems. Make a home for them. Love them. [Kenny]


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Heart Berries: A Memoir Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781619023345
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - February 6th, 2018

A once-in-a-lifetime kind of book. Frank & full of love & forceful & free. Over & over this book made me stop in my tracks—completely stunned by its beauty. [Kenny]


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Breathless Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062389022
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Published: Avon - January 31st, 2017

Beverly Jenkins is a great historical novelist, and she likes to highlight overlooked stories. So educational!


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