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Born into the beautiful bedlam of downtown New York in the eighties, iO Tillett Wright came of age at the intersection of punk, poverty, heroin, and art. This was a world of self-invented characters, glamorous superstars, and strung-out sufferers, ground zero of drag and performance art. Still, no personality was more vibrant and formidable than iO’s mother’s.
*Named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs), The Washington Post (Nonfiction), Southern Living (Southern), Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Critics*
In this powerful, provocative, and universally lau
Growing up in the tiny village of Smith, Alberta, Darrel J. McLeod was surrounded by his Cree family's history. In shifting and unpredictable stories, his mother, Bertha, shared narratives of their culture, their family, and the cruelty that she and her sisters endured in residential school.
The first behind-the-scenes account of life with the legendary ravens at the world’s eeriest monument
The ravens at the Tower of London are of mighty importance: rumor has it that if a raven from the Tower should ever leave, the city will fall.
WINNER OF THE 2019 KIRKUS PRIZE IN NONFICTION
WINNER OF THE 2020 STONEWALL BOOK AWARD-ISRAEL FISHMAN NONFICTION AWARD
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES’S 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019
One of the best books of the year as selected by The Washington Post; NPR; Time; The New Yorker; O, The Oprah Magazine; H
Rerun Era is a captivating, propulsive memoir about growing up in the environmentally and economically devastated rural flatlands of Oklahoma, the entwinement of personal memory and the memory of popular culture, and a family thrown into trial by lost love and illness that found common ground in the television.
"This memoir's beauty is in its fierce intimacy." --Roy Hoffman, The New York Times Book Review
One of Literary Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2019
LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALISTFrom "an extraordinary new voice," a "passionate and clear-eyed and unputdownable" meditation on queerness, family, and desire. (Mary Karr)$27.00ISBN: 9781635571851Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships 1-10 business days from warehouse. ETA will be updated with email order confirmation.Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 5th, 2019
“The book I wish I’d had growing up.” —Chanel Miller, author of Know My Name
Best Books of 2019: Esquire O, The Oprah Magazine Variety Lit Hub Book Riot Electric Literature Autostraddle
Finalist: NBCC John Leonard First Book Prize Lambda Literary Award$27.99ISBN: 9780062906373Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: HarperOne - September 24th, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
NPR'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR
GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER: BEST MEMOIR & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
$28.00ISBN: 9780525560371Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Penguin Press - March 19th, 2019
2019 National Book Award Finalist
"Reading it will change you, perhaps forever.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Astonishing, powerful, so important at this time.” --Margaret Atwood$28.00ISBN: 9781944700942Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Unnamed Press - September 10th, 2019
"It's a complex portrait of a young Oklahoma woman's development of a rich and exacting interior life. It's also a visual love letter to family, language and self-understanding... Every page of this stunning and surprising book turns words around and around." --The New York Times Book Review