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Homeland Elegies: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316496421
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 15th, 2020

This "beautiful novel . . .


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Picnic In the Ruins Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640093225
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Published: Counterpoint - January 5th, 2021

"Part mystery; part quirky, darkly funny, mayhem-filled thriller; and part meditation on what it means to 'own' land, artifacts, and the narrative of history in the West . . . A fast-paced, highly entertaining hybrid of Tony Hillerman and Edward Abbey." --Kirkus Reviews


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Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781982132071
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - October 6th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“A meditation on kindness and hope, and how to move forward through grief.” —NPR

“A shining reminder to learn all we can from this moment, rebuilding ourselves in the darkness so that we may come out wiser, kinder, and stronger on the other side.” —The Boston Globe

“Powerful essa


Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind's Greatest Invention Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385543460
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Published: Doubleday - November 10th, 2020

From a brilliant young historian, a colorful journey through 7,000 years and twenty-six world cities that shows how urban living has been the spur and incubator to humankind's greatest innovations.


Underland: A Deep Time Journey Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393358094
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

National Bestseller • New York Times "100 Notable Books of the Year" • NPR "Favorite Books of 2019" • Guardian "100 Best Books of the 21st Century" • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award

"Mesmerizing…Underland is a portal of light in dark times." —Terry Tempest Williams, New York Times Book Review


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Southern Lady Code: Essays Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780525562924
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Published: Anchor - April 28th, 2020

"I loved it." —Ann Patchett 


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The Travelers: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525576204
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Published: Hogarth - September 1st, 2020

“American history comes to vivid, engaging life in this tale of two interconnected families (one white, one black) that spans from the 1950s to Barack Obama’s first year as president. . . . The complex, beautifully drawn characters are unique and indelible.”—Entertainment Weekly


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The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires: A Novel Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781683691433
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Published: Quirk Books - April 7th, 2020

The New York Times Best Seller
A Barnes & Noble Best Fiction Book of 2020
A Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist

Steel Magnolias 
meets Dracula in this '90s-set horror novel about a women's book club that must do battle with a mysterious newcomer to their small Southern town, perfect for murderinos and fans of Stephen King.

 


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The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316452700
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Published: Redhook - January 21st, 2020

The ultimate book-lovers fantasy, this sparkling debut is a "delight of magic and literature, love and adventure" (Kat Howard) featuring a young scholar with the power to bring literary characters into the world. For his entire life, Charley Sutherland has concealed a magical ability he can't quite control: He can bring characters from books into the real world. But when literary characters


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Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was A Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142032
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Published: Tin House Books - August 11th, 2020

A New York Times Editors’ Choice and Best Book of the Year at TIME, Esquire, Amazon, Kirkus, and Electric Literature


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The Knockout Queen: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525656784
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Published: Knopf - April 28th, 2020

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 PEN/FAULKNER AWARD

"Full of verve... Revelatory." —Los Angeles Times

A dazzling and darkly comic novel of love, violence, and friendship in the California suburbs


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Why We Swim Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616207861
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 14th, 2020

A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020
A Best Book of the Season: BuzzFeed * Bustle San Francisco Chronicle
A Best Book of the Year: NPR's Book ConciergeWashington Independent Review of Books

“A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water.


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If You Cross the River Cover Image
By Geneviève Damas, Jody Gladding (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571311207
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Published: Milkweed Editions - May 14th, 2019

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 PEN TRANSLATION PRIZE

From celebrated Belgian author Genevi ve Damas, a modern fable about friendship, self-determination, and the power of words.


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Parakeet: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374229450
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 2nd, 2020

A Best Book of 2020 at Lit Hub, Electric Literature, and Refinery29
A Best Book of Summer at Vulture, Refinery29, Yahoo! Life, Alma, Subway Book Review, and Lit Hub
A Best Book of the Month at Entertainment Weekly, Hello Giggles, and PopSugar


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Dear Reader: A Novel Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250077097
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Published: Flatiron Books - December 4th, 2018

“Imaginative, exhilarating, genre-bending, and one of the best YA novels of the year.” —BookRiot

“An audacious tale. Like much classic literature and like growing up, reading this immersive novel is all about the experience.The Horn Book

An IndieNext Pick!


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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735213616
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 26th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller

A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020

Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR
 


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A Year in the Merde Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781582346175
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 1st, 2006

Based on Stephen Clarke's own experiences and with names changed to "avoid embarrassment, possible legal action, and to prevent the author's legs being broken by someone in a Yves Saint Laurent suit," A Year in the Merde provides perfect entertainment for Francophiles and Francophobes alike.


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Greenwood: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984822000
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Published: Hogarth - February 25th, 2020

A magnificent generational saga that charts a family’s rise and fall, its secrets and inherited crimes, from one of Canada’s most acclaimed novelists


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Down Along with That Devil's Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616209100
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 29th, 2020

ESSENTIAL ANTIRACIST READING

“We can no longer see ourselves as minor spectators or weary watchers of history a­fter finishing this astonishing work of nonfiction.” —Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy

 
Connor Towne O’Neill’s journey onto the battlefield of white supremacy began with a visit to Selma, Alabama, in 2015.


Larry Miller Time: The Story of the Lost Legend Who Sparked the Tar Heel Dynasty Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781098304621
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Published: BookBaby - September 7th, 2020

LARRY MILLER is the tough-as-nails, fun-loving, working class bad boy who in the 1960s saved young North Carolina coach Dean Smith's job by winning his first two ACC titles and a trip to the National Championship game. A two-time All American, Miller is still the only Tar Heel ever named ACC Player of the Year twice.


Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735224582
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Published: Penguin Books - June 25th, 2019

“A palaeontological howdunnit…[Spying on Whales] captures the excitement of…seeking answers to deep questions in cetacean science.” —Nature
 


Transcription: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316176668
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 23rd, 2019

A dramatic story of WWII espionage, betrayal, and loyalty, by the #1 bestselling author of Life After Life


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Blue Marlin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781949467314
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Published: Blair - April 21st, 2020

Lee Smith brings her masterful storytelling magic to this jewel of a novella that follows Jenny, an adventurous thirteen-year-old, down to Key West for a patched-up family vacation following the discovery of her father's illicit affair.


The Hotel Neversink Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781947793347
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Published: Tin House Books - August 6th, 2019

A 2020 Edgar Award Winner!

"A gripping, atmospheric, heart-breaking, almost-ghost story. Not since Stephen King's Overlook has a hotel hiding a secret been brought to such vivid life." —Lydia Kiesling, author of The Golden State


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My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780525564201
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Published: Anchor - July 30th, 2019

NOMINATED FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZE 
WINNER OF THE LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR MYSTERY/THRILLER
FINALIST FOR THE 2019 WOMEN'S PRIZE



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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250037756
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Published: Picador - September 24th, 2013

The New York Times Bestseller

A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle


Running with Sherman: How a Rescue Donkey Inspired a Rag-tag Gang of Runners to Enter the Craziest Race in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525433255
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Published: Vintage - July 28th, 2020

"A delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor." --John Grogan, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog


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The Half-Drowned King: A Novel (The Golden Wolf Saga #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062563705
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 26th, 2018

"Linnea Hartsuyker brings myth and legend roaring to life in this superbly good page-turning saga of Viking-era Norway. The book’s fiercest magic shines in the characters of Ragnvald and Svanhild, as unforgettable a brother and sister duo as I can remember.


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All This Could Be Yours Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358361336
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Published: Mariner Books - September 15th, 2020

From critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg comes a novel of family secrets: think the drama of Big Little Lies set in the heat of a New Orleans summer.

“If I know why they are the way they are, then maybe I can learn why I am the way I am,” says Alex Tuchman of her parents.


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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250037756
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Published: Picador - September 24th, 2013

The New York Times Bestseller

A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle


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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307279286
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Published: Anchor - February 25th, 2020

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION

NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 

WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE

BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - TIME MAGAZINE

A WASHINGTON POST TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER