Books on Community and Coming Together

Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond By Lydia Denworth Cover Image
$26.95
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ISBN: 9780393651546
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 By Rebecca Solnit 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 By Adrienne Maree Brown Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781849352604
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Published: AK Press - April 18th, 2017

In the tradition of Octavia Butler, radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help to shape the futures we want.


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

When five-year-old Kampol is told by his father to wait for him in front of some run-down apartment buildings, the confused boy does as told-he waits, and waits, and waits, until he realizes his father isn't coming back anytime soon.


Cantoras: A novel By Carolina De Robertis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525521693
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 By M. F. K. Fisher, Betty Fussell (Introduction by) Cover Image
By M. F. K. Fisher, Betty Fussell (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781640090835
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Published: Counterpoint - 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 By Deb Olin Unferth Cover Image
$17.00
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 By Octavia E. Butler Cover Image
$16.99
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 By Mohsin Hamid Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735212206
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 27th, 2018

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

“It was as if Hamid knew what was going to happen to America and the world, and gave us a road map to our future… At once terrifying and … oddly hopeful.” —Ayelet Waldman, The New York Times Book Review


The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780142407332
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2006

Over 50 years of an iconic classic! The international bestseller and inspiration for the new Broadway musical-- a heroic story of friendship and belonging.


The Body By Stephen King Cover Image
$14.00
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ISBN: 9781982103538
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 By Terry Pratchett Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062218865
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Published: Harper - December 26th, 2012

“A lively outing, complete with sly shout-outs to Jane Austen and gritty police procedurals.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)


Upright Women Wanted By Sarah Gailey Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250213587
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Published: Tordotcom - February 4th, 2020

A 2021 Hugo Award Finalist!
A 2021 Locus Award Finalist!
A 2020 ALA Booklist Top 10 SF/F Pick!
A Booklist Editor's Choice Pick!

Book Riot's Best Books of 2020 So Far!

Named a Best of 2020 Pick for NPR | NYPL | Booklist | Bustle | Den of Geek


The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) By Becky Chambers Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062444134
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Published: Harper Voyager - July 5th, 2016

National Bestseller!

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


The Left Hand of Darkness: 50th Anniversary Edition By Ursula K. Le Guin, David Mitchell (Foreword by), Charlie Jane Anders (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Ursula K. Le Guin, David Mitchell (Foreword by), Charlie Jane Anders (Afterword by)
$19.00
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 By Neil Gaiman Cover Image
$15.99
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ISBN: 9780062255662
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 By Thomas Merton, Ernesto Cardenal, Jessie Sandoval (Editor), Robert Hass (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Thomas Merton, Ernesto Cardenal, Jessie Sandoval (Editor), Robert Hass (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781640091559
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Published: Counterpoint - December 11th, 2018

Thomas Merton and Ernesto Cardenal were both poets and priests, wholly committed to a life of spiritual contemplation which was never far from the gritty work that lead them to risk life and reputation in order to raise worldwide consciousness concerning issues of social justice and the abuse of human rights.