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Just Us: An American Conversation Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781644450215
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 8th, 2020

A seismic essay-ish poetic arty journalistic collection of theories surrounding Whiteness from the mind of Rankine, who dissects the zombified corpus of American racism with award-winning sharpness. For the Social Justice Activists in your life.


Intimations: Six Essays Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780593297612
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Published: Penguin Books - July 28th, 2020

Zadie Smith somehow wrote and released a life-affirming and habit-challenging essay collection about creation and finality in COVID-affected America during quarantine. Forget the op-eds and the Times. This is the most prescient COVID-era sense-making yet. For people interested in literary essays, New York, or those cute little flowers that spring up in the cracks of sidewalks sometimes.


Norma Jeane Baker of Troy Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780811229364
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Published: New Directions - February 25th, 2020

A slim poetry play mixing the mythologies of Marilyn Monroe, nee Norma Jeane Baker, and Helen of Troy. Playful, progressive, provocative. A paean for all poetry pundits.


Telephone: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450222
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 5th, 2020

A frayed tapestry of threads that include a deadly illness, migrant abductors, and horny geologists. Often sad, surprisingly fun, always thoughtful. For those who want something smart and kinetic but also kind of can’t stand, I dunno, Pynchon or whatever.


Follow Me to Ground: A Novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781982133634
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Published: Scribner - January 21st, 2020

A spooky weird little fiction that digs deep into the loamy earth from which we’ve grown the stem of social limitations on female agency. Fits nicely somewhere between Atwood and Oyeyemi.


Utopia Avenue: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780812997439
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Published: Random House - July 14th, 2020

A flavorful romp through the rockified soundscapes of 1960s London, as experienced by the band that never quite made it big. Tune in for the juicy details of Dean Moss’s latest affair, for the inside scoop on folker Elf Holloway’s songwriting process, and for the demonic skull-ripping solos of Jasper de Zoet. (This is a novel, by the way.)


And Their Children After Them: A Novel Cover Image
By Nicolas Mathieu, William Rodarmor (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781892746771
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Published: Other Press - April 7th, 2020

A nineties coming-of-age story in the depressed French Rust Belt. Drunk lakeside parties, out-of-work factory men, social outcasts, and nights-to-forget that are unfortunately remembered. A translation for folks who couldn’t care less about who wins the Nobel Prize, but are curious about world literature in general.


Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781938340864
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Published: Patagonia - March 3rd, 2020

It’s a big beautiful book about big beautiful fish. How can anyone resist? (Insert metaphor about swimming downstream here.)


Coffeeland: One Man's Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781594206153
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Published: Penguin Press - April 7th, 2020

Ever wanted to know the crazy dark history about where your coffee comes from? This thing reads like a mix between Breaking Bad and your favorite telenovela. Perfect for every coffee-obsessive caffeine addict who likes reading. So, like, all of us.


Homie: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450109
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020

The intentionally-gauche cover masks a profound living, breathing, resisting poetic body. If Kehinde Wiley’s art could be turned to words, it might end up looking and sounding like this.