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9th Ave: Farah Ali and Ingrid Rojas Contreras


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People Want to Live Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781952119293
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Published: McSweeney's - October 26th, 2021

Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385542722
Published: Doubleday - July 31st, 2018

“One of the most dazzling and devastating novels I’ve read in a long time...Readers of Fruit of the Drunken Tree will surely be transformed.”
--San Francisco Chronicle


9th Ave: Amanda Moore, Benjamin Gucciardi, and Shelley Wong


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ISBN: 9780063096288
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Published: Ecco - October 26th, 2021

A collection of poetry from the 2020 winner of the National Poetry Series, selected by Ocean Vuong

Engaging the matriarchal structure of the beehive, Amanda Moore explores the various roles a woman plays in the family, the home, and the world at large.


West Portal Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781647690403
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Published: University of Utah Press - July 30th, 2021

Winner of the 2020 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize
 
West Portal is the name of the neighborhood in San Francisco, California, where poet Benjamin Gucciardi grew up. It is also one of the names of the Pillars of Heracles—the entryway to the afterworld.


9th Avenue: Sara Blanchard and Misasha Suzuki Graham with Kate Schatz

This event will be held at our 9th Ave location.

Dear White Women: Let's Get (Un)comfortable Talking about Racism Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781951412319
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Published: The Collective Book Studio - October 12th, 2021

"Dear white women: please do us all a favor and buy this book….Then READ IT."
Kate Schatz, New York Times bestselling author

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?

This is a question that many seemingly well intentioned White people ask people of color.


Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women (Rad Women) Cover Image
By Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399581106
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Published: Ten Speed Press - July 17th, 2018

From the New York Times best-selling authors of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z, a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20.


9th Ave: Mary Gaitskill with Greil Marcus


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ISBN: 9781733540155
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Published: ZE Books - October 19th, 2021

"What is in the bag behind the Devil's chair? Knowledge of some kind? Surely something a little girl did not know should be left alone. I've been criticized-- and sometimes admired--for what some readers see as my affinity with cruelty, both in my depictions of it and my supposed infliction of it on characters."


Under the Red White and Blue: Patriotism, Disenchantment and the Stubborn Myth of the Great Gatsby Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300261394
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Published: Yale University Press - September 21st, 2021

A deep dive into how F. Scott Fitzgerald’s vision of the American Dream has been understood, portrayed, distorted, misused, and kept alive

An "astute, challenging, and far-reaching” look (Kirkus Reviews, starred) at how F.


9th Ave: Teresa K. Miller with Roxane Beth Johnson and Jenny Qi


Borderline Fortune (Penguin Poets) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143136811
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Published: Penguin Books - October 5th, 2021

A collection that explores inherited trauma on an individual and communal level, from a National Poetry Series–winning poet who “refus[es] the mind’s limits” (Carol Muske-Dukes)


Black Crow Dress Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781882295951
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Published: Alice James Books - January 1st, 2013

These poems move forward like a novel in verse with a real understanding of the differences between the past and history. Or, as Johnson herself says in the opening poem, 'Each one is hungry for a voice & music to re-bloom.' This is a poet the best readers will be reading for the rest of their lives.--Jericho Brown


Focal Point Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781949540260
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Published: Steel Toe Books - October 13th, 2021

Winner of the 2020 Steel Toe Books Poetry Award, Focal Point is a scientist's unofficial dissertation, a daughter's faithful correspondence, and a coming-of-age story. Written largely while Jenny Qi was a young Ph.D.


9th Ave: Lilly Dancyger and Nina Renata Aron

Cove of Lilly Dancyger's Negative Space. the cover is white with an illustration that almost looks like black ink stamped on the cover of a rabbit and birds up and around it. The title is written in a typewriter font in the top right corner.

Negative Space (SFWP Literary Awards) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781951631031
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Published: Santa Fe Writer's Project - May 1st, 2021

Despite her parents’ struggles with addiction, Lilly Dancyger always thought of her childhood as a happy one. But what happens when a journalist interrogates her own rosy memories to reveal the instability around the edges? Dancyger’s father, Joe Schactman, was part of the iconic 1980s East Village art scene.


Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls: A Memoir of Women, Addiction, and Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525576686
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Published: Crown - April 20th, 2021

A scorching memoir of a love affair with an addict, weaving personal reckoning with psychology and history to understand the nature of addiction, codependency, and our appetite for obsessive love

“Ferocious . . . glints with hard-won truths . . . Aron lights a path through the darkness of her past toward a better future.”—Los Angeles Times


9th Ave: Sandra Lim, Natalie Shapero and Noah Warren

Cover images of The Curious Thing by Sandra Lim, Popular Longing by Natalie Shapero, and The Complete Stories by Noah Warren

The Curious Thing: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393867893
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2021

In this gorgeous third collection, Sandra Lim investigates desire, sexuality, and dream with sinewy intelligence and a startling freshness.


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ISBN: 9781556595882
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - February 16th, 2021

The poems of Natalie Shapero's third collection, Popular Longing, highlight the ever-increasing absurdity of our contemporary life. With her sharp, sardonic wit, Shapero deftly captures human meekness in all its forms: our senseless wars, our inflated egos, our constant deference to presumed higher powers--be they romantic partners, employers, institutions, or gods.


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Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 18th, 2021

The Complete Stories announces its desire and its lie in the title; this is a book of shatter and loss. In his second collection, Noah Warren--previously selected by Carl Phillips for the Yale Series of Younger Poets--unravels histories both personal and public, picking apart their ugliness, beauty, and irreducible singularity.


9th Ave: Shruti Swamy with Meng Jin

The cover of The Archer. There is an illustration of someone twirling in a turquoise colored garment, and you can see the movement in the illustration, against a brown marbled background. The title is diagonal across the cover in a white serifed font.

The Archer Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616209902
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 7th, 2021

“Set in 1970s Bombay, the novel explores art, ambition, gender roles and class with the same shimmering prose of Swamy’s first book, the story collection A House Is a Body.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“[A] sublime, boundary-pushing exploration of sexuality, creativity, and love.”
—NPR

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Little Gods: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062935960
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Published: Custom House - January 12th, 2021

LONGLISTED FOR THE PEN/OPEN BOOK AWARD

“Compellingly complex…Expands the future of the immigrant novel even as it holds us in uneasy thrall to the past.” – Gish Jen, New York Times Book Review


9th Ave: Charlie Jane Anders and Maggie Tokuda-Hall


Never Say You Can't Survive Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250800015
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Published: Tordotcom - August 17th, 2021

From Charlie Jane Anders, the award-winning author of novels such as All the Birds in the Sky and The City in the Middle of the Night, this is one of the most practical guides to storytelling that you will ever read.

The world is on fire.
So tell your story.


The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781536204315
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Published: Candlewick - May 5th, 2020

In a world divided by colonialism and threaded with magic, a desperate orphan turned pirate and a rebellious imperial lady find a connection on the high seas.


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