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Code Dependent: Living in the Shadow of AI

Code Dependent: Living in the Shadow of AI

Madhumita Murgia

$29.99 $27.89

Editor’s Pick: Artificial intelligence is quickly altering many facets of our daily lives. What does that mean for us primitive humans? New technologies affect some people more than others, sometimes in positive ways and sometimes in ways that are more insidious. Step into Madhumita Murgia’s investigation of this phenomenon as she attempts to identify what it means to be human (and what it means to be a moral one at that) in this shifting world.

Parade

Parade

Rachel Cusk

$27.00 $25.11

"Readers of Cusk's previous fiction will recognize the masterful way she locates specific personal histories within a relatively abstract narrative framework (minimal details of place, time, and chronology) to unsettle the reader's expectations about what fiction can or should do . . . Cusk's prose is diamond-sharp, as are her insights. Short and intense, crammed with desperately human characters and much food for thought." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

God Bless You, Otis Spunkmeyer

God Bless You, Otis Spunkmeyer

Joseph Earl Thomas

$28.00 $26.04

"Joseph Earl Thomas is a writer of incredible gifts. The voice here is so distinctive, galloping with intelligence, poetry, honesty, and humor. Bless You Otis Spunkmeyer spun me around, like many of my favorite novels, it reads like direct communication from the soul." —Justin Torres, author of Blackouts

Cicada Summer

Cicada Summer

Erica McKeen

$16.99 $15.80

"Mesmerizingly subtle and elegant, Cicada Summer investigates which stories must be told in order to unravel that which is unfathomable. As the cicadas chirp, their husks dropping from trees, Erica McKeen masterfully takes us into the liminal space of grief, into a world that crisps alive while it vanishes." —Gerardo Sámano Córdova, author of Monstrilio

Bird Milk & Mosquito Bones: A Memoir

Bird Milk & Mosquito Bones: A Memoir

Priyanka Mattoo

$29.00 $26.97

"Priyanka Mattoo has recreated the beloved, intoxicating Kashmir of her childhood in this beautiful memoir, and in doing so, renders the place immortal. I would follow Mattoo to the ends of the earth, because she would know what to eat there, and how to make a friend, and then sit me down and tell me a story." —Emma Straub, author of This Time Tomorrow

Devil Is Fine

Devil Is Fine

John Vercher

$28.99 $26.96

"Propulsive and meticulously crafted, Devil Is Fine is full of mystery, magic, dark comedy, and heart. John Vercher writes Black father-and-son intimacies with a singular virtuosity. He also delivers a well-deserved skewering to racism in the worlds of academia and publishing. That he keeps these and other narrative balls in the air with aplomb is a brilliant feat. I loved this novel!" —Deesha Philyaw, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

Lula Dean's Little Library of Banned Books

Lula Dean's Little Library of Banned Books

Kirsten Miller

$30.00 $27.90

"Is it possible for a book to be important, funny, relevant, and wildly entertaining all at once? Kirsten Miller proves the answer is a resounding YES. Please read this one and pass it along!" —Susan Wiggs, author of The Lost and Found Bookshop

Night Flyer: Harriet Tubman and the Faith Dreams of a Free People

Night Flyer: Harriet Tubman and the Faith Dreams of a Free People

Tiya Miles

$30.00 $27.90

"Drawing on and extending accounts of Harriet Tubman's life and memories, Tiya Miles's Night Flyer situates Tubman as a thinker, dreamer, and doer. An intellectual, physical, and spiritual force embedded in multiple worlds--ecological, geographical, familial, dream, and spiritual--acquiring and acting on knowledge drawn from each of them. Beautifully conceived and written, Night Flyer speaks powerfully of the worlds Tubman navigated and refused, and to our own perilous times." —Christina Sharpe, author of Ordinary Notes

Craft: Stories I Wrote for the Devil

Craft: Stories I Wrote for the Devil

Ananda Lima

$24.99 $23.24

"My only problem with this book is the title, and that's because I love it so much. Ananda Lima didn't write these stories for the Devil, she wrote them for me! An absolutely thrilling reminder that short stories can be the best kind of magic, conjuring up not only the devil, but real emotion, real surprise, real strangeness." —Kelly Link, author of The Book of Love

We Alive, Beloved: Poems

We Alive, Beloved: Poems

Frederick Joseph

$16.99 $15.80

"In We Alive Beloved, a marvelous and heartrending collection of poetry, Frederick Joseph unabashedly confronts some of our most pressing issues with grace and incisiveness. These poems are truth balms. Allow them to trouble your soul. Then soothe it." —Robert Jones, Jr., author of The Prophets

The Cautious Traveller's Guide to the Wastelands

The Cautious Traveller's Guide to the Wastelands

Sarah Brooks

$28.99 $26.96

"If a luxury train raced through Jeff VanderMeer's Area X, filled with the cast of Frances Hardinge's The Lie Tree, it would be something like the Trans-Siberian Express of this story...Ultimately, this journey through the unknown provides ample opportunity for musings about the power of travel to change people, while examining humans' relationships to the environment, to capitalism, and to each other...A nerve-wracking but empathetic first-class read for lovers of the strange and uncanny." —Library Journal (starred review)

One-Star Romance

One-Star Romance

Laura Hankin

$19.00 $17.67

"ALL OF THE STARS! Is it mean to take so much pleasure in two characters bumbling their way through life? If so, call me a monster because I fell HARD for Natalie and Rob. These two imperfect humans trying (and often failing) to figure out this whole adulting thing felt so real and relatable. Flat-out fun, laugh out loud funny, and voicey as hell, this is the book I will be shoving into friends' hands this summer and demanding they fall in love with these characters, too!" —Becca Freeman, author of The Christmas Orphans Club

Same as It Ever Was

Same as It Ever Was

Claire Lombardo

$30.00 $27.90

"Pitch-perfect. . . Lombardo is compulsively readable and consistently funny, and it's impossible to look away as Julia continues to self-sabotage. This domestic drama hits all the right notes." —Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)

The Midnight Feast

The Midnight Feast

Lucy Foley

$30.00 $27.90

"Thriller fans rejoice: Lucy Foley is back with another fantastic novel. I devoured The Midnight Feast with a smile on my face. Rarely has murder been so much wicked fun. It has everything you want from a Lucy Foley thriller: a glamorous location, an entertaining cast of characters brought to life with a terrific sense of humor, an undercurrent of witchy menace -- and an unsolved murder. This is the perfect book to take on holiday. Just count yourself lucky you're not staying at The Manor..." —Alex Michaelides, author of the Maidens

Death in the Air

Death in the Air

Ram Murali

$30.00 $27.90

"Unexpected delights await on every page of Ram Murali's impressive and captivating debut. Crisp as a gin and tonic and delightfully wicked, this smart, smart novel delivers a sophisticated, subversive murder mystery set in the highest stratosphere of the international idle rich. I had to force myself not to binge it in one night so I could savor it like the rare and exquisite meal that it is." —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians

When the Clock Broke: Con Men, Conspiracists, and How America Cracked Up in the Early 1990s

When the Clock Broke: Con Men, Conspiracists, and How America Cracked Up in the Early 1990s

John Ganz

$30.00 $27.90

"With his combination of immense erudition, independence of mind, clarity of expression, and honesty in reckoning with the terrifying weight of history, John Ganz belongs to a species of public intellectual that is almost extinct. To place him in his proper category, you have to rope in James Baldwin, Garry Wills, and Joan Didion. When the Clock Broke is the first of what I hope will be a shelf of books that help us uncover the true history of our times." —Jeet Heer, national affairs correspondent for The Nation