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Miriam Toews
Current price: $17.99
From the bestselling author of Women Talking, a "wrenchingly honest, darkly funny novel" (Entertainment Weekly). Elf and Yoli are sisters. While on the surface Elfrieda's life is enviable (she's a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, and happily married) and Yolandi's a mess (she's divorced a ... Read More about
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Elif Batuman
Current price: $18.00
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction • Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction “Easily the funniest book I’ve read this year.” —GQ“Masterly funny debut novel . .  . Erudite but never pretentious, The Idiot will make you crave more books by Batu ... Read More about
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Miriam Toews
Current price: $18.00
"Move over, Scout Finch! There's a new contender for feistiest girl in fiction, and her name is Swiv." -USA Today, "Best Books of the Year" "Toews is a master of dialogue." -New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice "A revelation." -Richard Russo NPR Best Books of the Year * Shortlisted for the S ... Read More about
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Carmen Maria Machado
Current price: $17.00
Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction “[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”—Roxane Gay “In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.”—K ... Read More about
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Lizz Huerta
Current price: $18.99
A lush, immersive debut fantasy about a group of women whose way of life is threatened by a new king; a fierce celebration of community, sisterhood, and finding our power.Indir is a Dreamer, descended from a long line of seers; able to see beyond reality, she carries the rare gift of Dreaming truth. ... Read More about
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Yaa Gyasi
Current price: $18.00
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE'S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE • WINNER OF THE PEN / HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT FICTION • Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life o ... Read More about
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“When truth teller and careful writer bell hooks offers a book, I like to be standing at the bookshop when it opens.” –Maya Angelou Renowned visionary bell hooks explored the meaning of love in American culture with the critically acclaimed bestseller All About Love: New Visions. She continued her n ... Read More about
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Octavia E. Butler
Current price: $16.99
This acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author "pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale" and includes a foreword by N. K. Jemisin (John Green, New York Times). When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, Californ ... Read More about
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Octavia E. Butler
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One woman is called upon to rebuild the future of humankind after a nuclear war, in this revelatory post-apocalyptic tale from the award-winning author of Parable of the Sower. When Lilith lyapo wakes from a centuries-long sleep, she finds herself aboard the vast spaceship of the Oankali. She disco ... Read More about
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Soon to be an FX limited series streaming on HULU • From the author of Empire of Pain—a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions. "Masked intruders dragged Jean McConville, a 38-year-old widow and mothe ... Read More about
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A reflection on prison industrial complex abolition and a vision for collective liberation from organizer and educator Mariame Kaba. ... Read More about
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Julia Alvarez
Current price: $18.99
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2024, internationally bestselling author and literary icon Julia Alvarez's In the Time of the Butterflies is "beautiful, heartbreaking and alive ... a lyrical work of historical fiction based on the story of the Mirabal sisters, revolutionary heroes who had oppose ... Read More about
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Claire Keegan
Current price: $20.00
Shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize "A hypnotic and electrifying Irish tale that transcends country, transcends time." --Lily King, New York Times bestselling author of Writers & Lovers Small Things Like These is award-winning author Claire Keegan's landmark new novel, a tale of one man's cour ... Read More about
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Trung Le Nguyen
Current price: $17.99
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • Publishers Weekly In this gorgeous debut graphic novel, fairy tales are the only way one boy can communicate with his Vietnamese immigrant parents. But how will he find the words to tell them th ... Read More about
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Fernanda Melchor
Current price: $15.95
A searing collection of true stories from “one of Mexico’s most exciting new voices” (The Guardian) Set in and around the Mexican city of Veracruz, This Is Not Miami delivers a series of devastating stories—spiraling from real events—that bleed together reportage and the author’s rich and rigorous i ... Read More about
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Mona Arshi
Current price: $16.95
Shortlisted for the 2022 Goldsmiths Prize Shortlisted for the 2022 Jhalak Prize Longlisted for the 2022 Republic of Consciousness Prize Longlisted for the 2022 Desmond Elliott Prize A teacher asked me a question, and I opened my mouth as a sort of formality but closed it softly, knowing with perfect ... Read More about
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Daniel Nayeri
Current price: $12.99
WINNER, MICHAEL L. PRINTZ AWARD WINNER, CHRISTOPHER AWARD WINNER, MIDDLE EAST BOOK AWARD WALTER AWARD HONOR   National Bestseller NPR Best of the Year New York Times Best of the Year Amazon Best of the Year Booklist Editors’ Choice BookPage Best of the Year Publishers Weekly Best of the Year Wall St ... Read More about
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Ann-Helén Laestadius
Current price: $18.99
* NOW A NETFLIX FILM * AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR * A spellbinding Swedish novel that follows a young indigenous woman as she struggles to defend her family’s reindeer herd and culture amidst xenophobia, climate change, and a devious hunter whose targeted kills are considered mere theft in the eye ... Read More about
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Sasha LaPointe
Current price: $27.00
"Blending beautiful family history with her own personal memories, LaPointe’s writing is a ballad against amnesia, and a call to action for healing, for decolonization, for hope." —Elle The author of the award-winning memoir Red Paint returns with a razor-sharp, clear-eyed collection of essays on wh ... Read More about
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