Sofia's Staff Picks

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Obit By Victoria Chang Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595745
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 7th, 2020

" Read this in one sitting. Let the grief pull up a chair, lay idle."- Sofia


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The Glass Castle: A Memoir By Jeannette Walls Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743247542
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Published: Scribner - January 17th, 2006

" A grueling and honest recount of Jeanette Wall's and her siblings' nomadic childhood. This memoir is told mostly from Walls adolescent perspective, which being worn down by cyclical mistreatment she becomes tangled in coping and accepting her parents' wrongdoings. A reconciliation of parental misguidance, for personal relief, even after being repeatedly failed by them." - Sofia


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The Wall By Marlen Haushofer, Shaun Whiteside (Translated by), Claire Louise-Bennett (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Marlen Haushofer, Shaun Whiteside (Translated by), Claire Louise-Bennett (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811231947
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Published: New Directions - June 21st, 2022

" The Wall is a daily log detailed with the survival skills/mundane tasks that comes with fending for yourself in the woods, such as harvesting potatoes or darning a pair of threadbare socks. A mending of human identity through continuous self reflection, pastoral musings,and the uncomfortableness of being completely alone. It is meant to be read slowly, while hanging on to moments of patience for both animals and nature. " - Sofia


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Never Let Me Go (Vintage International) By Kazuo Ishiguro Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400078776
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 2006

" An early staple from my teenage years, reminiscent of a time for cherishing small mementos and keepsakes. Kathy H. recounts a scrapbook of memories, while at the forefront remaining eerily inquisitive of her place in the world." - Sofia


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Lorine Niedecker: Collected Works By Lorine Niedecker, Jenny Penberthy (Editor) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780520224346
Published: University of California Press - March 15th, 2004

"An appreciation for the little poems, Lorine words her cyclical routines and daily motions from in and around her cabin. Her permanence on Black Hawk Island remains in the floorboards of the standing cottage, and the archive of correspondences between other poets such as Corman and Zukofsky. As she puts it in her poems remain slow moving and condense, condense, condense."- Sofia