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Nobody Is Ever Missing: A Novel By Catherine Lacey Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374534493
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Published: FSG Originals - July 8th, 2014

Be Here to Love Me at the End of the World By Sasha Fletcher Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781612199474
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Published: Melville House - February 15th, 2022

This book blew me away! Ecstatically angry, furiously joyful and often hilarious, it's the most radical book you'll ever read about two people who just really, totally love each other (while reviewing some of history's darker moments, hoping they aren't blackbagged by the secret police, and wondering if/when the angels are coming).


The President's Room By Ricardo Romero, Charlotte Coombe (Translator) Cover Image
By Ricardo Romero, Charlotte Coombe (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781999722722
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Published: Charco Press - January 14th, 2020

I'm a sucker for a strange premise, and this book delivers: every home in this suburb in an unnamed country has a room prepared for the president, should the leader ever arrive. Spare and mysterious, I read this brief book in one enthralling sitting.


The Door (NYRB Classics) By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translated by), Ali Smith (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translated by), Ali Smith (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590177716
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Published: NYRB Classics - January 27th, 2015

The Vegetarian: A Novel By Han Kang Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101906118
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Published: Hogarth - August 23rd, 2016

The Lonesome Bodybuilder: Stories By Yukiko Motoya, Asa Yoneda (Translated by) Cover Image
By Yukiko Motoya, Asa Yoneda (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593766788
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Published: Soft Skull - November 6th, 2018

The Golden State: A Novel By Lydia Kiesling Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250238115
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Published: Picador - September 3rd, 2019

Cleanness By Garth Greenwell Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250785664
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Published: Picador - January 12th, 2021

Klara and the Sun: A novel By Kazuo Ishiguro Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

I was quickly captivated by Ishiguro's new novel, a profound and heartbreaking exploration of what it means to be human--and whether we're really more loving than our artificially intelligent creations. Narrated by an unusually observant "artificial friend" named Klara, her supplications to the sun, and her careful but determined navigation of the fields surrounding her home, had me thinking a lot about the relationship between nature and technology.


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Temporary (Emily Books) By Hilary Leichter Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895668
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Published: Coffee House Press - March 3rd, 2020

Capitalism and surrealism collide in this weird and sharp novel about a temp worker. It's a tale that includes a locket containing the talking ashes of a chairman, a pirate ship, an assassin, barnacles and eighteen boyfriends (each with their own purpose). Absurd and funny, devastating and moving. I am here for all of it.