Writer Crush Wednesday

We hang their authors' pictures on our bedroom walls. We cast shy glances on their spines in our bookshelves. These are the books that make us swoon under the covers and captivate us with their breathtaking stories. Check out the list below to see the books we are currently crushing on.

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  • A Brief History of Seven Killings

    By Marlon James

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594633942
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: October 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.
  • After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography (Semiotext(e) / Active Agents)

    By Chris Kraus

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781635900064
    • Publisher: Semiotext(e)
    • Published: August 2017
  • Barracoon: The Story of the Last 'Black Cargo'

    By Zora Neale Hurston

    Our Price: $12.50 - $22.49
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062748201
    • Publisher: Amistad
    • Published: May 2018
  • Black Girl Magic

    By Jamila Woods

    Our Price: $17.95 - $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781608468577
    • Publisher: Haymarket Books
    • Published: April 2018
    Pre-ordering does not guarantee a signed copy or grant event admission.
  • Children of Blood and Bone: The Orisha Legacy (Children of Orisha: Book 1)

    By Tomi Adeyemi

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781250170972
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
    • Published: March 2018
    Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut--the launch volume of her Legacy of Orisha series--ideal for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.baa Tahir
  • Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession

    By Alice Bolin

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062657145
    • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
    • Published: June 2018
    Pre-ordering does not guarantee a signed copy or grant event admission.
  • Exit West

    By Mohsin Hamid

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780735212206
    • Publisher: Riverhead
    • Published: March 2018
  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

    By Angela Davis

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781608465644
    • Publisher: Haymarket Books
    • Published: January 2016
    In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world.Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today's struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles, from the Black Freedom Movement to the South African anti-Apartheid movement. She highlights connections and analyzes today's struggles against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine.Facing a world of outrageous injustice, Davis challenges us to imagine and build the movement for human liberation. And in doing so, she reminds us that "Freedom is a constant struggle."
  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

    By Alison Bechdel

    Our Price: $8.50 - $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780618871711
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
    • Published: June 2007
    A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.
  • Go Back to Where You Came From: The Backlash Against Immigration and the Fate of Western Democracy

    By Sasha Polakow-Suransky

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781568585925
    • Publisher: Nation Books
    • Published: October 2017
  • Goodbye, Vitamin

    By Rachel Khong

    Our Price: $13.00 - $23.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781250109163
    • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: July 2017
  • Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? (City Lights Open Media)

    By Mumia Abu-Jamal

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780872867383
    • Publisher: City Lights Publishers
    • Published: July 2017
  • How to Be a Muslim: An American Story

    By Haroon Moghul

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807020746
    • Publisher: Beacon Press
    • Published: June 2017
  • Innocent Erendira and Other Stories

    By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Our Price: $13.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060751586
    • Publisher: Perennial
    • Published: February 2005
    This collection of fiction by the Nobel Prize for Literature laureate (1982), representing some of the author's earlier work, includes short stories and a novella, The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother, in which a young girl who dreams of freedom cannot escape the reach of her vicious and avaricious grandmother. 183p.
  • Kafka on the Shore

    By Haruki Murakami

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400079278
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: January 2012
    'Where does your responsibility begin here? Wiping away the nebula from your sight, you struggle to find where you really are. You're trying to find the direction of the flow, struggling to hold on to the axis of time. But you can't locate the borderline separating dream and reality. Or even the boundary between what's real and what's possible. All you're sure of is that you're in a delicate position. Delicate - and dangerous. You're pulled along, a part of it, unable to pin down the principles of prophecy, or of logic.' One of the world's great storytellers at the peak of his powers! 467p.