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Some of our favorite Novels and Short Story Collections!

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525562023
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Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

An instant New York Times Bestseller! 

Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award

Shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 

Winner of the 2019 New England Book Award for Fiction! 


I Used to Be Charming: The Rest of Eve Babitz Cover Image
By Eve Babitz, Molly Lambert (Introduction by), Sara Kramer (Editor)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781681373799
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Published: NYRB Classics - October 8th, 2019

Previously uncollected nonfiction pieces by Hollywood's ultimate It Girl about everything from fashion to tango to Jim Morrison and Nicholas Cage.


Seasonal Associate (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) Cover Image
By Heike Geissler, Kevin Vennemann (Afterword by), Katy Derbyshire (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781635900361
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Published: Semiotext(e) - December 4th, 2018

How the brutalities of working life are transformed into exhaustion, shame, and self-doubt: a writer's account of her experience working in an Amazon fulfillment center.


I Hotel Cover Image
By Karen Tei Yamashita, Jessica Hagedorn (Introduction by), Karen Tei Yamashita (Preface by)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781566895453
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 8th, 2019

Dazzling and ambitious, this multivoiced fusion of prose, playwriting, graphic art, and philosophy spins an epic tale of America's struggle for civil rights as it played out in San Francisco near the end of the 1960s.


Ducks, Newburyport Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781771963077
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Published: Biblioasis - September 10th, 2019

WINNER OF THE 2019 GOLDSMITHS PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZE NOMINATED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL

Baking a multitude of tartes tatins for local restaurants, an Ohio housewife contemplates her four kids, husband, cats and chickens. Also, America's ignoble past, and her own regrets.


On Swift Horses: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525538110
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 5th, 2019

A Lambda Literary Award Finalist, 2020.

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Named a Most Anticipated Book of Fall by The New York Times, Real Simple, Electric Literature, and more.

 


Fat City Cover Image
By Leonard Gardner, Denis Johnson (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781590178928
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Published: NYRB Classics - September 8th, 2015

Fat City is a vivid novel of allegiance and defeat, of the potent promise of the good life and the desperation and drink that waylay those whom it eludes. Stockton, California, is the setting: the Lido Gym, the Hotel Coma, Main Street lunchrooms and dingy bars, days like long twilights in houses obscured by untrimmed shrubs and black walnut trees.


The Factory Cover Image
By Hiroko Oyamada, David Boyd (Translated by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780811228855
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Published: New Directions - October 29th, 2019

The English-language debut of Hiroko Oyamada—one of the most powerfully strange young voices in Japan


Fever Dream: A Novel Cover Image
By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780399184604
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 6th, 2018

"Genius." —Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker

"Samanta Schweblin’s electric story reads like a Fever Dream." —Vanity Fair

Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize!

Experience the blazing, surreal sensation of a fever dream...


Gingerbread: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634666
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

A MARCH INDIE NEXT PICK!

The prize-winning, bestselling author of Boy, Snow, Bird and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours returns with a bewitching and inventive novel
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Everything Under: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978266
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 23rd, 2018

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER PRIZE

An eerie, watery reimagining of the Oedipus myth set on the canals of Oxford, from the author of Fen


Near to the Wild Heart Cover Image
By Clarice Lispector, Alison Entrekin (Translated by), Benjamin Moser (Preface by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811220026
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Published: New Directions - June 13th, 2012

This new translation of Clarice Lispector's sensational first book tells the story of a middle class woman's life from childhood through an unhappy marriage and its dissolution to transcendence.


Animals Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609452896
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Published: Europa Editions - October 6th, 2015

It is the moment every twenty-something must confront: the time to grow up. Adulthood looms, with all its numbing tranquility and stifling complacency. The end of prolonged adolescence is near.


Six Four: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250160003
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Published: Picador - February 6th, 2018

International BestsellerOne of New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of the Year

Winner of the Best Japanese Crime Fiction of the Year Award


A Little Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780804172707
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Published: Anchor - January 26th, 2016

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR


Kitchen Curse: Stories Cover Image
By Eka Kurniawan, Annie Tucker (Translated by), Benedict Anderson (Translated by), Maggie Tiojakin (Translated by), Tiffany Tsao (Translated by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781786637154
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Published: Verso Fiction - October 1st, 2019

Nominated for the Man Booker International, Eka Kurniawan brings his short stories into English for the first time


The Flamethrowers: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439142011
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Published: Scribner - January 14th, 2014

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW * New York magazine’s #1 Book of the Year * Best Book of 2013 by: The Wall Street Journal; Vogue; O, The Oprah Magazine; Los Angeles Times; The San Francisco Chronicle; The New Yorker; Time; Flavorwire; Salon; Slate;


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White Teeth: A Novel (Vintage International) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375703867
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Published: Vintage - June 12th, 2001

Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own.


The Immortalists Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735215092
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 5th, 2019

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR:
The Washington Post, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, Marie Claire, New York Public Library, LibraryReads, The Skimm, Lit Hub, Lit Reactor

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"A captivating family saga."--The New York Times Book Review


Severance: A Novel Cover Image
By Ling Ma
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250214997
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Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma’s offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance.

"A stunning, audacious book with a fresh take on both office politics and what the apocalypse might bring." Michael Schaub, NPR.org


In the Distance Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894883
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 10th, 2017

Finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

A young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great current of emigrants pushing West.


White Tears: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101973219
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Published: Vintage - February 6th, 2018

A PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD FINALIST

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • GQ • Time • The Economist • Slate • HuffPost • Book Riot


All the Birds in the Sky Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765379955
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Published: Tor Books - April 11th, 2017

Entertainment Weekly's 27 Female Authors Who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now
Winner of the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novel
Finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel
Paste's 50 Best Books of the 21st Century (So Far) List


The Idiot: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143111061
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Published: Penguin Books - February 13th, 2018

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction

"An addictive, sprawling epic; I wolfed it down.”
—Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man and It Chooses You 


Sheltering Sky Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062351487
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Published: Ecco - September 9th, 2014

A landmark of twentieth-century literature. Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans' incomprehension of alien cultures leads to the ultimate destruction of those cultures.


Invisible Cities Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780156453806
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Published: Mariner Books - May 3rd, 1978

“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” — from Invisible Cities

In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler.


The Last Picture Show Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781631493591
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Published: Liveright - March 20th, 2018

“McMurtry is an alchemist who converts the basest materials to gold.” — New York Times Book Review


Tin Man: A Novel Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780735218765
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 9th, 2019

From internationally bestselling author Sarah Winman comes an unforgettable and heartbreaking novel celebrating love in all its forms, and the little moments that make up the life of one man.

"My favorite book of the year was Tin Man. Sparsely written and achingly beautiful...The most powerful take on love, loss and vulnerability I've read in years."--A Cup of Jo


Good Morning, Midnight Cover Image
By Jean Rhys, Leslie Jamison (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393357806
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 17th, 2020

“As sharp and lucent and alarming as a piece of broken crystal.”— Deborah Eisenberg, author of Your Duck Is My Duck


A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594633942
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2015

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

One of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Books of the Decade

One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times


The Little Stranger Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594484469
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 4th, 2010

Soon to be a major motion picture, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson.

"The #1 book of 2009...Several sleepless nights are guaranteed."—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly


The Talented Mr. Ripley Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393332148
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 17th, 2008

"Tom Ripley is one of the most interesting characters in world literature." —Anthony Minghella, director of the 1999 film The Talented Mr. Ripley


Abigail Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781681374031
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Published: NYRB Classics - January 21st, 2020

From the author of The Door, a beloved coming-of-age tale set in WWII-era Hungary.


Baboon Cover Image
By Naja Marie Aidt, Denise Newman (Translator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781931883382
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Published: Two Lines Press - October 1st, 2014

Beginning in the middle of crisis, then accelerating through plots that grow stranger by the page, Naja Marie Aidt's stories have a feel all their own. Though they are built around the common themes of sex, love, desire, and gender, Aidt pushes them into her own desperate, frantic realm.


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The Last Samurai Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780811225502
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Published: New Directions - May 31st, 2016

Called “remarkable” (The Wall Street Journal) and “an ambitious, colossal debut novel” (Publishers Weekly), Helen DeWitt’s The Last Samurai is back in print at last


A Separation: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399576119
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 6th, 2018

A PBS NewsHour/New York Times Book Club Pick

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

Named a best book of the year by the New York Times, NPR, Huffington PostThe A.V. Club, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, Refinery29, Town & Country, Harper's Bazaar, NYLON, BookRiot.