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  • All My Puny Sorrows

    By Miriam Toews

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781940450711
    • Publisher: McSweeney's
    • Published: July 2015
    Two Mennonite sisters, Elfrieda and Yolandi, struggle with Elf's depression and attempts to end her life while holding their family together. By the author of Summer of My Amazing Luck. 20,000 first printing.
  • Barbara the Slut and Other People

    By Lauren Holmes

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594633782
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: August 2015
    A debut collection about the human flaws that challenge relationships includes "Desert Hearts," in which a woman casts aside her law degree to work in an adult store; and the title story, in which an Ivy League acceptance makes a woman question her high school's culture of shame. 25,000 first printing.
  • Counternarratives

    By John Keene

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780811224345
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: May 2015
    Summoning slavery and witchcraft, a beguiling collection of novellas and stories, spanning the 17th century to the present and crossing multiple continents, draws upon memoirs, detective stories, interrogation transcripts and more to create new and strange perspectives on our past and present.
  • Fates and Furies

    By Lauren Groff

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594634475
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: September 2015
    "From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia, an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception. Fates and Furies is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation. Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years. At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed. With stunning revelations and multiple threads, and in prose that is vibrantly alive and original, Groff delivers a deeply satisfying novel about love, art, creativity, and power that is unlike anything that has come before it. Profound, surprising, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and the heart"--
  • Get in Trouble: Stories

    By Kelly Link

    Our Price: $22.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780804179683
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: February 2015
    A collection of short stories features tales of a young girl who plays caretaker to mysterious guests at the cottage behind her house and a former teen idol who becomes involved in a bizarre reality show. 40,000 first printing.
  • Insurrecto: A Novel

    By Gina Apostol

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781616959449
    • Publisher: Soho Press
    • Published: November 2018
  • Killing and Dying

    By Adrian Tomine

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781770462090
    • Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
    • Published: October 2015
    "One of the most gifted graphic novelists of our time." --WiredKilling and Dying is a stunning showcase of the possibilities of the graphic novel medium and a wry exploration of loss, creative ambition, identity, and family dynamics. With this work, Adrian Tomine (Shortcomings, Scenes from an Impending Marriage) reaffirms his place not only as one of the most significant creators of contemporary comics but as one of the great voices of modern American literature. His gift for capturing emotion and intellect resonates here: the weight of love and its absence, the pride and disappointment of family, the anxiety and hopefulness of being alive in the twenty-first century."Amber Sweet" shows the disastrous impact of mistaken identity in a hyper-connected world; "A Brief History of the Art Form Known as Hortisculpture" details the invention and destruction of a vital new art form in short comic strips; "Translated, from the Japanese" is a lush, full-color display of storytelling through still images; the title story, "Killing and Dying", centers on parenthood, mortality, and stand-up comedy. In six interconnected, darkly funny stories, Tomine forms a quietly moving portrait of contemporary life.Tomine is a master of the small gesture, equally deft at signaling emotion via a subtle change of expression or writ large across landscapes illustrated in full color. Killing and Dying is a fraught, realist masterpiece.
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing

    By Jesmyn Ward

    Our Price: $13.00 - $26.00
    • 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.
  • Slade House

    By David Mitchell

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812998689
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: October 2015
    Follows the narrative of five different people who disappear through a mysterious door in an unassuming alleyway that leads to Slade House, owned by a peculiar brother and sister, and vanish completely from the outside world.
  • Speak No Evil

    By Uzodinma Iweala

    Our Price: $13.50 - $24.29
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780061284922
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: March 2018
    On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, DC, he's a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school, bound for Harvard in the fall. But Niru has a painful secret: he is gay--an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except Meredith, his best friend, the daughter of prominent Washington insiders--and the one person who seems not to judge him.When Niru's father accidentally discovers an incriminating text on his phone, the fallout is brutal and swift. Coping with troubles of her own, however, Meredith finds that she has little left emotionally to offer him. As the two friends struggle to reconcile their desires against the expectations and institutions that seek to define them, they find themselves speeding toward a future more violent and senseless than they can imagine. Neither will escape unscathed.As heart-wrenching and timely as his breakout debut, Beasts of No Nation, Uzodinma Iweala's new novel cuts to the core of our humanity and leaves us reeling in its wake.
  • The Answers

    By Catherine Lacey

    Our Price: $23.40 - $26.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374100261
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: June 2017
  • The Buried Giant

    By Kazuo Ishiguro

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307271037
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: March 2015
    "An extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize winning The Remains of the Day. "You've long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it's time now to think on it anew. There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay. . ." The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war"--
  • The Buried Giant

    By Kazuo Ishiguro

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307455796
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: January 2016
    "An extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize winning The Remains of the Day. "You've long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it's time now to think on it anew. There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay. . ." The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war"--
  • The Idiot

    By Elif Batuman

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594205613
    • Publisher: Penguin Press
    • Published: March 2017
  • The Mare

    By Mary Gaitskill

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307379740
    • Publisher: Pantheon
    • Published: November 2015
    Following her National Book Award–nominated Veronica, here is Mary Gaitskill’s most poignant and powerful work yet—the story of a Dominican girl, the Anglo woman who introduces her to riding, and the horse who changes everything for her. Velveteen Vargas is eleven years old, a Fresh Air Fund kid from Brooklyn. Her host family is a couple in upstate New York: Ginger, a failed artist and shakily recovered alcoholic, and her academic husband, Paul, who wonder what it will mean to “make a difference” in such a contrived situation. Gaitskill illuminates their shifting relationship with Velvet over several years, as well as Velvet’s encounter with the horses at the stable down the road—especially with an abused, unruly mare called Fugly Girl. With strong supporting characters—Velvet’s abusive mother, an eccentric horse trainer, a charismatic older boy who awakens Velvet’s nascent passion—The Mare traces Velvet’s journey between the vital, violent world of the inner city and the world of the small-town stable. In Gaitskill’s hands, the timeless story of a girl and a horse is joined with a timely story of people from different races and classes trying to meet one another honestly. The Mare is raw, heart-stirring, and original.

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