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How We Break: Navigating the Wear and Tear of Living

How We Break: Navigating the Wear and Tear of Living

Vincent Deary

$30.00 $27.90

Editor’s Pick: This book is written by a health psychologist working in a fatigue clinic, something I’ve never heard of. Because fatigue is something often downplayed as just a part of life, Deary’s take on “navigating the wear and tear of living” feels particularly refreshing and generous. He encourages people to rest and have more self-compassion, highlighting that productivity isn’t the yardstick we use to measure how much we like someone, so why should we use it on ourselves? A necessary read.

Exhibit

Exhibit

R. O. Kwon

$28.00 $26.04

"I tore through this. Exhibit explores how obliteration can be a kind of rebirth, how the nuances of that are complicated by the constraints of chosen and socially imposed identities. Kwon writes about art and ardor with urgency." —Raven Leilani, author of Luster

Cactus Country: A Boyhood Memoir

Cactus Country: A Boyhood Memoir

Zoë Bossiere

$27.00 $25.11

"Cactus Country is a thrilling and utterly unexpected memoir that I hope to be our generation's This Boy's Life--an indelible portrait of American boyhood that is at once typical and extraordinary. Zoë Bossiere breaks open both our understanding of gender and the artistic possibilities of nonfiction, and I have no doubt that Cactus Country will be read for decades to come." —Meredith Talusan, author of Fairest

Butcher

Butcher

Joyce Carol Oates

$30.00 $27.90

"Oates' daring tale of grotesque medical experiments and other injustices is unnerving, illuminating, suspenseful, mythic, and, thankfully, tempered by transcendence and love." —Booklist, starred

Lies and Weddings

Lies and Weddings

Kevin Kwan

$29.00 $26.97

"This novel is vintage Kwan and this time we take a hilarious dive into the Anglo-Asian billionaire scene which is populated with fierce Chinese moms, power-mad aunties, penniless English Lords, fabulous weddings, stately homes and too many secrets to mention. Imagine Crazy Rich Asians mated with Saltburn and you've got Lies and Weddings--a heavenly summertime read!" —Plum Sykes, author of Bergdorf Blondes

Coexistence: Stories

Coexistence: Stories

Billy-Ray Belcourt

$15.99 $14.87

"In Coexistence, Billy-Ray Belcourt has written a collection of deeply moving and philosophical stories. These characters' passionate insistence on loving and desiring and hoping, amid the existential terror of colonization -- and Belcourt's nuanced and attentive rendering of it -- is the most revolutionary of acts." —Vauhini Vara, author of The Immortal King Rao

Kittentits

Kittentits

Holly Wilson

$28.00 $26.04

"Holly Wilson's Kittentits is sacred and profane, filled with big emotions, all amplified by grief. Molly is a wholly unique and charismatic narrator, navigating (and creating) chaos as she seeks out a way to hold onto both the living and dead. This is a wildly funny and utterly convincing coming-of-age novel like nothing I've read before." —Kevin Wilson, author of Nothing to See Here

The Story Game

The Story Game

Shze-Hui Tjoa

$17.95 $16.69

"An intimate exploration of a woman's identity. . . . Memory, loss, trauma, and powerlessness emerge as salient themes in this probing memoir.-- "Kirkus Reviews" Shze-Hui Tjoa's The Story Game is a patient excavation of selves: not the I of today, but the version before and the one before that, flawed and flawing, all the way back to childhood, reaching through history and memory to dust free so many cruel reflections. Ardently exquisite, Shze-Hui Tjoa tenders astonishment with blushing tenacity." —Lily Hoàng, author of A Bestiary

Wait

Wait

Gabriella Burnham

$27.00 $25.11

"Wait is a limpid and lovely, powerful and affecting novel of family ties, sisterhood's tender mercies, and the material conditions that shape our lives. Gabriella Burnham has given us a novel to remember, one that takes us to Nantucket and beyond--and we should gladly go." —Sarah Thankam Mathews, author of All This Could Be Different

Joyful Recollections of Trauma

Joyful Recollections of Trauma

Paul Scheer

$29.99 $27.89

"Scheer is able to pack in the laughs that fans of his irreverent comedy will expect as well as showcase a uniquely intimate writing voice that successfully tackles topics as wide ranging as an adult ADHD diagnosis and his own love story with fellow comedian June Diane Raphael. Scheer's recollections add up to something entirely substantial that fans of comedy and confessional memoir writing will appreciate." —Booklist (starred review)

One Perfect Couple

One Perfect Couple

Ruth Ware

$29.99 $27.89

"The ultimate trouble-in-paradise thriller, One Perfect Couple is timely, gripping and all too plausible. The Love Island / Lord of the Flies mash-up you didn't know you needed." —Erin Kelly, author of The Skeleton Key

Mad Love: Big Flavors Made to Share, from South Asia to the West Indies--A Cookbook

Mad Love: Big Flavors Made to Share, from South Asia to the West Indies--A Cookbook

Devan Rajkumar

$32.95 $30.64

"It's always a pleasure to dip into Chef Dev's recipes. He can single-handedly turn my least-loved West Indian dishes into my most adored (hello, okra!). Following Chef on his journey to uncover and reacquaint himself with his roots has been a lesson in flavor, culture, and ancestry--but mostly love. I can't wait to see what he serves up next." —Tracy Moore, host of Cityline

Lost Ark Dreaming

Lost Ark Dreaming

Suyi Davies Okungbowa

$19.99 $18.59

"Lost Ark Dreaming reads like a locked-room-styled dystopia slick as a fast-paced horror with the tones of social commentary. A surreal fusion of African politics, climate fiction, and mythology in the tongue of poetry and philosophy." —Tlotlo Tsamaase, author of Womb City

In My Time of Dying: How I Came Face to Face with the Idea of an Afterlife

In My Time of Dying: How I Came Face to Face with the Idea of an Afterlife

Sebastian Junger

$27.99 $26.03

"Sebastian Junger is known for standing on the front lines in places that scare the hell out of the rest of us. Nowhere is that truer than in In My Time of Dying, where he turns inward to examine his own mortality, the most frightening--yet fascinating--frontier there is." —Caitlin Doughty, author of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory

I Want You More

I Want You More

Swan Huntley

$27.99 $26.03

"A one-sitting binge read, I Want You More by Swan Huntley needs to instantly be added to your summer beach bag! Intoxicating, sizzling, and utterly propulsive, I devoured this sensual, twisty suspense about a ghostwriter who gets swept up with a new gig in the sun-soaked Hamptons, and dangerously starts to get swept away by her subject, a charismatic TV cooking show star. This is one delicious ride!" —May Cobb, author of The Hunting Wives

I Hope This Finds You Well

I Hope This Finds You Well

Natalie Sue

$28.00 $26.04

"Snarky, romantic, and wickedly heartfelt, I Hope This Finds You Well is like the first perfect cup of coffee out of the office coffee pot. If you're looking for your next favorite read, this book has everything--vengeful coworkers, fake engagements, and a hero with a heart of gold. Natalie Sue's debut is an absolute stunner!" —Ashley Poston, author of The Dead Romantics