Books on Community and Coming Together

Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393651546
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 28th, 2020

A Next Big Idea Club Must-Read Nonfiction Book of Winter 2020 and a Real Simple Best Book of 2020 (So Far)

A revelatory investigation of friendship, with profound implications for our understanding of what humans and animals alike need to thrive across a lifetime.


Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781608465767
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Published: Haymarket Books - March 15th, 2016

"One of the Best Books of the 21st Century."
--The Guardian

"No writer has better understood the mix of fear and possibility, peril and exuberance that's marked this new millennium."
--Bill McKibben


Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781849352604
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Published: AK Press - April 18th, 2017

Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns.


Bright Cover Image
By Duanwad Pimwana, Mui Poopoksakul (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781931883801
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Published: Two Lines Press - April 9th, 2019

Honorable mention in the Global Humanities Translation Prize


Cantoras: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521693
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Published: Knopf - September 3rd, 2019

"Cantoras is a stunning lullaby to revolution—and each woman in this novel sings it with a deep ferocity. Again and again, I was lifted, then gently set down again—either through tears, rage, or laughter. Days later, I am still inside this song of a story." —Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award–winning author


Here Let Us Feast: A Book of Banquets Cover Image
By M. F. K. Fisher, Betty Fussell (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781640090835
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 14th, 2018

"M.F.K Fisher's latest excursion into the art or science of gastronomy is more an anthology of the finest writing on the subject than strictly a text of her own composition . . . A royal feast, indeed " --The New York Times


Barn 8: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450154
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 3rd, 2020

An unforgettably exuberant and potent novel by a writer at the height of her powers


Parable of the Sower Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538732182
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

This acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author "pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale" and includes a foreword by N. K. Jemisin (John Green, New York Times).


Exit West: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735212206
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 27th, 2018

FINALIST FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE

10 BEST BOOKS OF 2017, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

 
WINNER OF THE L.A. TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR FICTION and THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE

A breathtaking novel…[that] arrives at an urgent time.” —NPR

 


The Outsiders Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142407332
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Published: Speak - April 20th, 2006

50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging.


The Body Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781982103538
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Published: Scribner - June 5th, 2018

Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King’s timeless novella “The Body”—originally published in his 1982 short story collection Different Seasons, and adapted into the 1986 film classic Stand by Me—is now available as a stand-alone publication.

It’s 1960 in


Snuff: A Novel of Discworld Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062218865
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Published: Harper - December 26th, 2012

At long last, Lady Sybil has lured her husband, Sam Vimes, on a well-deserved holiday away from the crime and grime of Ankh-Morpork. But for the commander of the City Watch, a vacation in the country is anything but relaxing. The balls, the teas, the muck—not to mention all that fresh air and birdsong—are more than a bit taxing on a cynical city-born and -bred copper.


Upright Women Wanted Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250213587
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Published: Tor.com - February 4th, 2020

In Upright Women Wanted, award-winning author Sarah Gailey reinvents the pulp Western with an explicitly antifascist, near-future story of queer identity.

“That girl’s got more wrong notions than a barn owl’s got mean looks.”


The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062444134
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Published: Harper Voyager - July 5th, 2016

The acclaimed modern science fiction masterpiece, Hugo Award winner for Best Series!

Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space—and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe—in this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star.


The Left Hand of Darkness: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Ursula K. Le Guin, David Mitchell (Foreword by), Charlie Jane Anders (Afterword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780441007318
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Published: Ace - July 1st, 2000

50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION—WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY DAVID MITCHELL AND A NEW AFTERWORD BY CHARLIE JANE ANDERS

Ursula K. Le Guin’s groundbreaking work of science fiction—winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.


The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062255662
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 3rd, 2014

A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.


From the Monastery to the World: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Ernesto Cardenal Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640091559
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - December 11th, 2018

This correspondence, full of warmth, candor, and humor, reflects the friendship of two men who worked to reconcile their intense spirituality with an urgent sense of social justice in a violent and troubled time.