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  • 1984

    By George Orwell

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780451524935
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Published: May 1990
    The year 1984 has come and gone...on. This 'chilling, absorbing, satirical, momentous, prophetic & terrifying' novel of the human political condition - a blueprint for nightmare - remains indelibly the memoryhole into which political humanity sinks, sentence by sentence. First published in 1949. With a Selected Bibliography. 226p.
  • Americanah

    By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Our Price: $14.35 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307455925
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: March 2014
    Separated by differing ambitions after falling in love in occupied Nigeria, beautiful Ifemelu experiences triumph and defeat in America, while Obinze endures an undocumented status in London until the pair is reunited in their homeland fifteen years later.
  • Bad Feminist: Essays

    By Roxane Gay

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062282712
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: August 2014
    A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.“Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink—all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.”In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture.Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International)

    By James Baldwin

    Our Price: $7.19
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780345806543
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: September 2013
    "Mountain," Baldwin said, "is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else." Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.
  • It Can't Happen Here

    By Sinclair Lewis

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780451465641
    • Publisher: Signet Classics
    • Published: January 2014
    It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler’s aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press. Called ?a message to thinking Americans” by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Can’t Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today’s news. With an Introduction by Michael Meyer and a New Afterword
  • Just Kids

    By Patti Smith

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060936228
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: November 2010
    JUST KIDS starts out as a love story and ends up on Elegy Row. Serving as a Baudelarian salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions, it makes for a true fable, a portrait of two young artists, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, ascending the halcyon daze to fame. Smith's penchant for immortalizing herself this side of the graveyard dog, lets all the struggle and morphing genius connect for a rhythmic ride through that singular time and space. Smith plants herself at the epicenter of a time when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, Smith/Mapplethorpe would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years. And starring the Hotel Chelsea. With b&w photos. A New York Times Bestseller.
  • Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel

    By George Saunders

    Our Price: $25.20
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812995343
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: February 2017
  • Milk and Honey

    By Rupi Kaur

    Our Price: $13.49
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781449474256
    • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
    • Published: October 2015
    milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache.milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
  • Norse Mythology

    By Neil Gaiman

    Our Price: $23.35
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393609097
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: February 2017
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    By Junot Diaz

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594483295
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: September 2008
    National Book Critics Circle Award Winner, for Fiction. Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who - from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister - dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fuku - a curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the United States. An astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and, the endless human capacity to perserve - and risk it all - in the name of love. 368p.
  • The Handmaid's Tale

    By Margaret Atwood

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385490818
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: March 1998
    'It is the world of the near future, and Offred is a Handmaid in the home of the Commander and his wife. She is allowed out once a day to the food market, she is not permitted to read, and she is hoping the Commander will make her pregnant, because she is only valued if her ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she was an independent woman, had a job of her own, a husband and child. But all of this is gone now...everything has changed.' 311p.
  • The Little Prince

    By Antoine De Saint-Exupery

    Our Price: $5.50 - $9.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156012195
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    • Published: June 2000
    An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.
  • The Sellout

    By Paul Beatty

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250083258
    • Publisher: Picador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: March 2016
    "Raised in the "agrarian ghetto" of Dickens--improbably smack in the middle of downtown L.A.--the narrator of The Sellout resigned himself to the fate of all other middle-class Californians: "to die in the same bedroom you'd grown up in, looking up at the crack in the stucco ceiling that had been there since '68 quake." Raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist at Riverside Community College, he spent his childhood as the subject in psychological studies, classic experiments revised to include a racially-charged twist. He also grew up believing this pioneering work might result in a memoir that would solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed in a shoot out with the police, he realizes there never was a memoir. All that's leftis the bill for a drive-thru funeral and some maudlin what-ifs. Fuelled by this injustice and the general disrepair of his down-trodden hometown, he sets out to right another wrong: Dickens has literally been removed from the map to save California further embarrassment. Enlisting the help of the town's most famous resident--the last surviving Little Rascal, Hominy Jenkins, our narrator initiates a course of action--one that includes reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school--destined tobring national attention. These outrageous events land him with a law suit heard by the Supreme Court, the latest in a series of cases revolving around the thorny issue of race in America. The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the most sacred tenets of the U.S. Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality--the black Chinese restaurant"--
  • The Sympathizer

    By Viet Thanh Nguyen

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780802124944
    • Publisher: Grove Press
    • Published: April 2016
    Follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life in 1975 Los Angeles.
  • We Should All Be Feminists

    By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Our Price: $7.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781101911761
    • Publisher: Anchor
    • Published: January 2015
    In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman now—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists. 64p. Pap.

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