Mary's Staff Picks

Thick: And Other Essays Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781620975879
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Published: New Press - October 1st, 2019

FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

Named a notable book of 2019 by the New York Times Book Review, Chicago Tribune, Time, and The Guardian


The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition Cover Image
By Fernando Pessoa, Jerónimo Pizarro (Editor), Margaret Jull Costa (Translated by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780811226936
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Published: New Directions - August 29th, 2017

For the first time—and in the best translation ever—the complete Book of Disquiet, a masterpiece beyond comparison


I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061995002
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Published: Ecco - August 27th, 2013

The New York Times-bestselling, definitive biography of lengendary artist Leonard Cohen


The Far Field Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128409
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Published: Grove Press - January 15th, 2019

"The Far Field is remarkable, a novel at once politically timely and morally timeless. Madhuri Vijay traces the fault lines of history, love, and obligation running through a fractured family and country. Few novels generate enough power to transform their characters, fewer still their readers.


More Fun in the New World: The Unmaking and Legacy of L.A. Punk Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780306922121
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Published: Da Capo Press - June 4th, 2019

Sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun, continuing the up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene, with 50 rare photos


Soul on Ice Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385333795
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Published: Delta - January 12th, 1999

The classic memoir that shocked, outraged, and ultimately changed the way America looked at the civil rights movement and the black experience.
 


A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316925280
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Published: Back Bay Books - February 2nd, 1998

These widely acclaimed essays from the author of Infinite Jest -- on television, tennis, cruise ships, and more -- established David Foster Wallace as one of the preeminent essayists of his generation. 

In this exuberantly praised book -- a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the fil


Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520299450
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Published: University of California Press - January 8th, 2019

"An eloquent and essential correction to contemporary discussions of the American working class."—The Nation

From the ongoing issues of poverty, health, housing and employment to the recent upsurge of lethal police-community relations, the black working class stands at the center of perceptions of social and racial conflict today.