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Virtual Event: Megha Majumdar and Marie-Helene Bertino

A Burning: A novel Cover Image 

A Burning: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525658696
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Published: Knopf - June 2nd, 2020

A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!
A New York Times Notable Book


Parakeet: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374229450
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 2nd, 2020

A Best Book of 2020 at Lit Hub, Electric Literature, and Refinery29
A Best Book of Summer at Vulture, Refinery29, Yahoo! Life, Alma, Subway Book Review, and Lit Hub
A Best Book of the Month at Entertainment Weekly, Hello Giggles, and PopSugar


Virtual Event: Donovan Hohn, Jordan Kisner and Jaswinder Bolina

The Inner Coast: Essays Cover Image 

The Inner Coast: Essays Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324005971
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 2nd, 2020

Prize-winning essays on our changing place in the natural world by the best-selling author of Moby-Duck.


Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea & of the Beachcombers, Oceanograp hers, Environmentalists & Fools Including the Author Who Went in Search of Them Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143120506
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Published: Penguin Books - February 28th, 2012

A compulsively readable narrative of whimsy and curiosity- "adventurous, inquisitive, and brightly illuminating" (Janet Maslin, The New York Times).

When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography.


Thin Places: Essays from In Between Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374274641
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 3rd, 2020

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

A Lit Hub | Chicago Review | Ms. Magazine March pick

A Lambda Literary Most Anticipated Book

In this perceptive and provocative essay collection, an award-winning writer shares her personal and reportorial investigation into America’s search for meaning


Of Color: Essays Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781944211868
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Published: McSweeney's - June 30th, 2020

In his debut essay collection, award-winning poet Jaswinder Bolina meditates on "how race," as he puts it, "becomes metaphysical": the cumulative toll of the microaggressions and macro-pressures lurking in the academic market, on the literary circuit, in the dating pool, and on the sidewalks of any given U.S. city.


Virtual Event: Matt Ortile, Nicole Chung and Cinelle Barnes

The Groom Will Keep His Name: And Other Vows I've Made About Race, Resistance, and Romance Cover Image

The Groom Will Keep His Name: And Other Vows I've Made About Race, Resistance, and Romance Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781541762794
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Published: Bold Type Books - June 2nd, 2020

A riotous collection of "witty and captivating" essays by a gay Filipino immigrant in America who is learning that everything is about sex (Bitch Magazine) -- and sex is about power.


All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226370
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Published: Catapult - October 15th, 2019

This beloved national bestselling memoir is an extraordinary, honest, nuanced and compassionate look at adoption, race in America and families in general (Jasmine Guillory, Code Switch, NPR)


Monsoon Mansion: A Memoir Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781542046145
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Published: Little a - October 30th, 2018

Told with a lyrical, almost-dreamlike voice as intoxicating as the moonflowers and orchids that inhabit this world, Monsoon Mansion is a harrowing yet triumphant coming-of-age memoir exploring the dark, troubled waters of a family's rise and fall from grace in the Philippines. It would take a young warrior to survive it.


VIRTUAL EVENT: Phuc Tran and Que Mai Phan Nguyen

Sigh, Gone: A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In Cover Image

Sigh, Gone: A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250194718
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 21st, 2020

For anyone who has ever felt like they don't belong, Sigh, Gone shares an irreverent, funny, and moving tale of displacement and assimilation woven together with poignant themes from beloved works of classic literature.


The Mountains Sing Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616208189
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 17th, 2020

A New York Times Editors’ Choice Selection
A Winner of the 2020 Lannan Literary Awards Fellowship
A Best Book of 2020: NPR's Book Concierge * PopMatters * Washington Independent Review of Books Real Simple The Buzz MagazineNB Magazine​ BookBr


VIRTUAL EVENT: Lisa Brown and Andrew Sean Greer

 

Long Story Short: 100 Classic Books in Three Panels Cover Image

Join us on Instagram live for a virtual event with Lisa Brown and Andrew Sean Greer discussing Long Story Short! Starting at 5:00pm on the greenapplebooks Instagram.

About Long Story Short

Long Story Short: 100 Classic Books in Three Panels Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616205034
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 7th, 2020

Literature is long. Comics are short.
 
Does Proust get you down? Do you find The Unbearable Lightness of Being simply unbearable?


Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review).

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017


Virtual Event: Micheline Aharonian Marcom and Sara Campos

The New American: A Novel Cover Image

Micheline Aharonian Marcom discusses her new novel, The New Americans, with Sara Campos on Zoom.

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The New American: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982120726
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 18th, 2020

One of 2020’s most anticipated books by The Millions and Ms. Magazine

The epic journey of a young Guatemalan American college student, a “dreamer,” who gets deported and decides to make his way back home to California.

One day, Emilio learns a shocking secret: he is undocumented.


A Brief History of Yes Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781564788498
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - June 18th, 2013

Micheline Marcom describes her newest novel, "A Brief History of Yes"--her first since 2008's scathing and erotic "The Mirror in the Well"--as a "literary fado," referring to a style of Portuguese music that, akin to the American blues, is often melancholic and soulful, and encapsulates the feeling of "saudade"--meaning, loosely, yearning and nostalgia for something or someone irreparably lost.


VIRTUAL EVENT: Anne Raeff and Oscar Villalon

Only the River Cover Image

Join us on Zoom on Tuesday May 12th at 5:00pm PDT for Anne Raeff discussing her new novel Only the River with ZYZZYVA managing editor Oscar Villalon.

Only the River Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640093348
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - May 5th, 2020

A family displaced by World War II finds a new home in Central America, only to watch their fortunes rise and fall on the back of a revolution--from the California Book Award silver medalist and Simpson Literary Prize finalist.


VIRTUAL EVENT: Adrienne Miller and Dave Eggers

In the Land of Men: A Memoir Cover Image

Join us on Zoom on Thursday April 30th at 5:00pm PDT for a conversation between Adrienne Miller and Dave Eggers on In The Land of Men.

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In the Land of Men: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062682413
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Published: Ecco - February 11th, 2020

One of Vogue’s Best Books of the Year

One of Esquire’s Best Books of the Year

One of the Wall Street Journal’s Favorite Books of the Year


The Captain and the Glory: An Entertainment Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780525659082
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Published: Knopf - November 19th, 2019

A savage satire of the United States in the throes of insanity, this blisteringly funny novel tells the story of a noble ship, the Glory, and the loud, clownish, and foul Captain who steers it to the brink of disaster.


VIRTUAL EVENT: Stephanie Danler and Anna Wiener

Stray: A Memoir Cover Image

Join us on Wednesday May 20th at 5:00pm PDT on Instagram Live for a conversation between Stephanie Danler and Anna Wiener on her new memoir Stray.

About Stray

Stray: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781101875964
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Published: Knopf - May 19th, 2020

From the bestselling author of Sweetbitter, a memoir of growing up in a family shattered by lies and addiction, and of one woman's attempts to find a life beyond the limits of her past. Stray is a moving, sometimes devastating, brilliantly written and ultimately inspiring exploration of the landscapes of damage and survival.


Sweetbitter (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101911860
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Published: Vintage - April 4th, 2017

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Now a series on Starz

"Brilliantly written. . . . Outstanding."—The New York Times Book Review


VIRTUAL EVENT: Rufi Thorpe and Chloe Benjamin

 

The Knockout Queen: A novel Cover Image

Rufi Thorpe joins us on Instagram Live to discuss her new novel The Knockout Queen with Chloe Benjamin. Wednesday April 29th at 5:00pm PDT.

Praise for The Knockout Queen

The Knockout Queen: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525656784
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Published: Knopf - April 28th, 2020

"Full of verve... Revelatory." —Los Angeles Times

A dazzling and darkly comic novel of love, violence, and friendship in the California suburbs


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