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  • A Brief History of Seven Killings

    By Marlon James

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594633942
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: September 2015
    A tale inspired by the 1976 attempted assassination of Bob Marley spans decades and continents to explore the experiences of journalists, drug dealers, killers and ghosts against a backdrop of period social and political turmoil. By the award-winning author of The Book of Night Women. 25,000 first printing.
  • All the Birds in the Sky

    By Charlie Jane Anders

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780765379955
    • Publisher: Tor Books
    • Published: April 2017
  • All the Light We Cannot See

    By Anthony Doerr

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781501173219
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: April 2017
  • Far from the Tree

    By Robin Benway

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062330628
    • Publisher: HarperTeen
    • Published: October 2017
    Benway's beautiful interweaving story of three very different teenagers connected by blood explores the meaning of family in all its forms. OThe kind of book that strikes close to a reader's heart. Beautiful.ONAlly Condie, #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of the Matched Trilogy
  • Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016

    By Frank Bidart

    Our Price: $35.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374125950
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: August 2017
  • Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

    By Carmen Maria Machado

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555977887
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: October 2017
    In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. A wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store’s prom dresses. One woman’s surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella “Especially Heinous,” Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naively assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls-with-bells-for-eyes. Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction. - Greywolf Press
  • Lincoln in the Bardo

    By George Saunders

    Our Price: $14.00 - $25.20
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812995343
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: February 2017
  • Never Let Me Go

    By Kazuo Ishiguro

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400078776
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: March 2006
    A Gothic tour de force of innocence, knowledge and loss. As children, Kathy, Ruth and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysteriousrules - and teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life, and for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what is it that makes them so special. A New York Times Notable Book; Man Booker Prize Finalist. 288p.
  • Pachinko

    By Min Jin Lee

    Our Price: $27.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781455563937
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: February 2017
  • Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

    By Jean-Michel Basquiat

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316213882
    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Published: October 2016
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing

    By Jesmyn Ward

    Our Price: $23.40 - $24.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781501126062
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: September 2017
    In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award–winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing journeys through Mississippi’s past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power—and limitations—of family bonds. Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. He doesn’t lack in fathers to study, chief among them his Black grandfather, Pop. But there are other men who complicate his understanding: his absent White father, Michael, who is being released from prison; his absent White grandfather, Big Joseph, who won’t acknowledge his existence; and the memories of his dead uncle, Given, who died as a teenager. His mother, Leonie, is an inconsistent presence in his and his toddler sister’s lives. She is an imperfect mother in constant conflict with herself and those around her. She is Black and her children’s father is White. She wants to be a better mother but can’t put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use. Simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she’s high, Leonie is embattled in ways that reflect the brutal reality of her circumstances. When the children’s father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary. At Parchman, there is another thirteen-year-old boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love.
  • The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

    By Masha Gessen

    Our Price: $25.20
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594634536
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: October 2017
  • The Goldfinch

    By Donna Tartt

    Our Price: $10.00 - $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316055444
    • Publisher: Back Bay Books
    • Published: April 2015
    "The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel. A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Aloneand abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld. Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America, and a drama of almost unbearable acuity and power. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art"--
  • The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth: Book 2)

    By N. K. Jemisin

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316229265
    • Publisher: Orbit
    • Published: August 2016
  • The Sellout

    By Paul Beatty

    Our Price: $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"--

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