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Dodgers Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781101903759
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Published: Broadway Books - January 3rd, 2017

Homesick for Another World: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399562884
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Published: Penguin Press - January 17th, 2017

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Always Happy Hour: Stories Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781631492181
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - January 10th, 2017

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History of Wolves Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802125873
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - January 3rd, 2017

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Swing Time Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594203985
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Published: Penguin Press - November 15th, 2016

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Home Is Burning: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250068866
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 11th, 2016

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Gold Fame Citrus Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634246
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 4th, 2016

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After James Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941040416
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Published: Tin House Books - September 13th, 2016

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The Last Days of Night Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812988901
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Published: Random House - August 16th, 2016

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Children of the New World: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250098993
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Published: Picador USA - September 13th, 2016

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Commonwealth Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062491794
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Published: Harper - September 13th, 2016

Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616206499
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 20th, 2016

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Mr. Eternity Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781632860934
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 9th, 2016

Darktown Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501133862
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Published: Atria Books - September 13th, 2016

Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt Cover Image
By Kristin Hersh, Amanda Petrusich (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781477311363
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Published: University of Texas Press - September 6th, 2016

“You don't need to be familiar with Chesnutt's or Hersh's work to appreciate this phenomenal book, but you will undoubtedly want to be once you've finished it. Hersh is a writer of intense and subtle beauty, and she will make you cry and feel a hundred other things with the power of her style alone. Through the tragic story of her close friend and tourmate, Chesnutt, Hersh evokes the torture of all that artistic genius encapsulates and makes that pain sing in a voice both opaque and elegant, grimy and pristine. Ultimately, this is a deeply affecting meditation on one's thrust toward 'important art' and on how music is a necessary expression of sadness and loneliness but also one of intense and inimitable beauty.” -Donovan


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Elite: A Hunter Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484707852
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 6th, 2016

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The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385542364
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Published: Doubleday Books - August 2nd, 2016

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Heartbreaker: Stories Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780374536060
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Published: Fsg Originals - July 12th, 2016

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A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250094735
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Published: Picador USA - August 2nd, 2016

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The Girls Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812998603
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Published: Random House - June 14th, 2016

Emma Cline’s new book is about as good as debut novels (or novels in general) get. I’m not kidding. I’d be shocked if this book isn’t the runaway hit of the summer. It’s that good. The writing alone will capture you from the first page, but the impossibly realistic and vivid characters will keep you hooked the whole way through. Evie Boyd comes of age in 1969 California, and her formative experiences are rendered so perfectly that it felt like they were memories from my own life. But when Evie stumbles upon a culty, free-wheelin’ group that challenges all of her previous notions of what life is supposed to be, she is changed irreparably. If you liked Claire Vaye Watkins’ equally cultish Gold Fame Citrus, definitely pick this one up… and join us


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Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393245448
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 7th, 2016

In classic Mary Roach style, Grunt explores the less-traversed side of military science, honoring those who devote their lives to the things us normal folk don’t even think about: penis transplants for wounded vets, military-grade stink bombs, and, of course, diarrhea. Grunt is just as hilarious as any of Roach’s others books, but it also sheds light on some seriously interesting stuff that goes on in hopes of keeping our soldiers safe. This one is great for laughs and is full of quirky scientists, but an important question undergirds much of the book as well: If we go through so much work to keep our soldiers safe, why not try harder to keep them home in the first place?


The Sport of Kings Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374281083
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 3rd, 2016

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The Veins of the Ocean Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802124890
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Published: Grove Press - May 3rd, 2016

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Joe Gould's Teeth Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781101947586
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 17th, 2016

An intimate portayal of the enigmatic and troubled character at its core, Joe Gould's Teeth is both startlingly perceptive and seductively plotted. While providing a thorough study into the life of Joe Gould and his infamous manuscript, Lepore also transports you back into the NYC literary scene of the 1930s-40s. Don't let the size fool you, this is a great quick read with graceful, fast-paced prose and some serious emotional heft. -Donovan


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The Atomic Weight of Love Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781616204846
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 3rd, 2016

"I love that it combined historical fiction with a strong female character's search for self." It appealed to both the nerd and the dreamer in me." ~ Nancy Shivers


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Zero K Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501135392
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 3rd, 2016

A new novel by one of the greatest authors of all time, need I say more? I needn’t… but I’m contractually obligated to. With this new book, DeLillo packs the intellectual punch of White Noise or Mao II—big, expansive books that are seemingly about everything—yet this one reads as quick as his slimmer late novels. It’s all about cryogenic preservation of the brain/body, while still managing to be funny and absurdly entertaining. So read it. Death is not the end. -Donovan


The Great American Whatever Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481404099
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 29th, 2016

My Sunshine Away Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425278109
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 5th, 2016

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Raymie Nightingale Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763681173
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 12th, 2016

Raymie Clarke's world has been turned upside-down and she's come to the conclusion that EVERYTHING depends upon her to fix it all up again. Her father has disappeared with a dental hygienist, and Raymie concocts a plan to get him to come home: She'll win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, get her photo in the paper, he'll see it wherever he's run off to, and just HAVE to come back. Raymie Nightingale is an amazing, sweet, and funny story of family and friendship. I think this is one that kids AND their parents will love reading together. - Amanda


Miss Jane Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393241730
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 12th, 2016

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