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Fierce Little Thing: A Novel By Miranda Beverly-Whittemore Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250779441
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 8th, 2022

A Heidi Staff Pick

A captivating, tense, page turner of a psychological thriller that I gobbled up in one glorious day. Beverly-Whittemore has created a world full of luscious details, from the wilderness of Maine, to the ritual of baking sourdough, to the tender and distinct gestures of children. I was particularly taken with the various settings - a loft in Soho, a rambling house in Connecticut, and the homestead camp-like grounds in Maine. The scientific and common names of plants and animals are woven into the story, adding a layer of magic in that naming, that knowing. The characters themselves are just as compelling, and I felt every moment I lived inside the head of Saskia, the main character and narrator. FIERCE LITTLE THING is my favorite novel of the summer so far, not one for the faint of heart, but deeply satisfying for those of us who love a story that lingers in the darkness. 


In a Lonely Place By Dorothy B. Hughes, Megan Abbott (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Dorothy B. Hughes, Megan Abbott (Afterword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781681371474
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Published: NYRB Classics - August 15th, 2017

A Julie Staff Pick


Disappearing Earth By Julia Phillips Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525436225
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Published: Vintage - April 7th, 2020

A Heidi Staff Pick


Oreo By Fran Ross, Danzy Senna (Introduction by), Harryette Mullen (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Fran Ross, Danzy Senna (Introduction by), Harryette Mullen (Afterword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811223225
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Published: New Directions - July 7th, 2015

A Qingxi Staff PIck


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One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy By Carol Anderson, Dick Durbin (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Carol Anderson, Dick Durbin (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635571394
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 17th, 2019

A Michael Staff Pickk


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Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge By Erica Armstrong Dunbar Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501126413
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Published: 37 Ink - January 9th, 2018

A Heidi and Michael Staff Pick


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Wendy, Master of Art By Walter Scott Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770463998
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - June 16th, 2020

A Heidi and Michael Staff pick


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The Carrying: Poems By Ada Limón Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781571315120
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Published: Milkweed Editions - August 14th, 2018

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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America By Richard Rothstein Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631494536
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Published: Liveright - May 1st, 2018

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The Vanishing Half: A Novel By Brit Bennett Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

Engrossing, addictive and intelligent. One of the best comtemporary novels I read in years. -Heidi


A Qingxi Staff Pick


These Women: A Novel By Ivy Pochoda Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062656391
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Published: Ecco - April 13th, 2021

A Julie Staff Pick


Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A True (As Told to Me) Story By Bess Kalb Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525563822
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Published: Vintage - April 20th, 2021

A Julie Staff Pick


Bluebird, Bluebird (A Highway 59 Novel #1) By Attica Locke Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316363273
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Published: Mulholland Books - August 28th, 2018

A Julie Staff Pick


A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories By Lucia Berlin Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250094735
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Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2016

Born to Run By Bruce Springsteen Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781501141522
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 5th, 2017

A Julie Staff Pick


Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories By Roald Dahl Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374518684
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 1st, 1984

A Julie Staff Pick


A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure By Hoa Nguyen Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781950268177
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Published: Wave Books - April 6th, 2021

The Sentence By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671127
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Published: Harper - November 9th, 2021

Deacon King Kong: A Novel By James McBride Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735216730
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2021

H of H Playbook By Anne Carson Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780811231237
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Published: New Directions - October 26th, 2021

Klara and the Sun: A novel By Kazuo Ishiguro Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

Generations: A Memoir By Lucille Clifton, Tracy K. Smith (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Lucille Clifton, Tracy K. Smith (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781681375878
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Published: NYRB Classics - November 16th, 2021

The Woman in the Purple Skirt: A Novel By Natsuko Imamura, Lucy North (Translated by) Cover Image
By Natsuko Imamura, Lucy North (Translated by)
$23.00
ISBN: 9780143136026
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Published: Penguin Books - June 8th, 2021

Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom By Derecka Purnell Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781662600517
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Published: Astra House - October 5th, 2021

Ghosts By Edith Wharton Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781681375724
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Published: NYRB Classics - October 26th, 2021

The Glassy, Burning Floor of Hell By Brian Evenson Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566896115
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Published: Coffee House Press - August 3rd, 2021

America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s By Elizabeth Hinton Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781631498909
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Published: Liveright - May 18th, 2021

Peach Blossom Paradise By Ge Fei, Canaan Morse (Translated by) Cover Image
By Ge Fei, Canaan Morse (Translated by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681374703
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Published: NYRB Classics - December 8th, 2020

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America By Clint Smith Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316492935
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 1st, 2021

All of the Marvels: A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told By Douglas Wolk Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735222168
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Published: Penguin Press - October 12th, 2021

Milk Fed: A Novel By Melissa Broder Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982142506
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Published: Scribner - August 3rd, 2021

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525562047
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2021

Time of the Magicians: Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer, Heidegger, and the Decade That Reinvented Philosophy By Wolfram Eilenberger Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780525559689
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Published: Penguin Books - August 17th, 2021

Nightbitch: A Novel By Rachel Yoder Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780385546812
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Published: Doubleday - July 20th, 2021

We Ride Upon Sticks: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Quan Barry Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525565437
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Published: Vintage - February 16th, 2021

The Plot: A Novel By Jean Hanff Korelitz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250790750
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Published: Celadon Books - May 3rd, 2022

Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Kristen Radtke Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781524748067
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Published: Pantheon - July 13th, 2021

The Bride Wore Black By Cornell Woolrich, Eddie Muller (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Cornell Woolrich, Eddie Muller (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781613162002
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Published: American Mystery Classics - January 5th, 2021

Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

You Better Be Lightning By Andrea Gibson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781943735990
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Published: Button Poetry - November 9th, 2021

Unprotected: A Memoir By Billy Porter Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781419746192
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Published: Abrams Press - October 19th, 2021

Like Streams to the Ocean: Notes on Ego, Love, and the Things That Make Us Who We Are: Essaysc By Jedidiah Jenkins Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593137239
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Published: Convergent Books - February 2nd, 2021

Felix Ever After By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062820266
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 20th, 2021

The Secret To Superhuman Strength By Alison Bechdel, Alison Bechdel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alison Bechdel, Alison Bechdel (Illustrator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780544387652
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Published: Mariner Books - May 4th, 2021

Book Lovers By Emily Henry Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593334836
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Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2022

The perfect easy fun summer beach read, or escape from the world.


Portrait of a Thief: A Novel By Grace D. Li Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593184738
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Published: Tiny Reparations Books - April 5th, 2022

A fun heist set against the backdrop of the colonialist history of museum collecting. A great book to take to the beach.