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The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories

The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories

Danielle Evans

$27.00 $25.11

Wow. Danielle Evans is a massively talented writer. I was blown away with how masterfully each story was composed, with bursting and unexpected circumstance and character. I love Evans' eye for detail. Each story is deeply felt and, while serious at times, she also writes with a wonderful sense of humor. I also loved her thoroughly modern and relatable characters. One of my favorite books of the year. —Kar

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue

V. E. Schwab

$26.99 $25.10

In 1714, a girl makes a deal with the devil. Wanting nothing more than to see the world beyond her small French village, she gains immortality at the cost of being forgotten by all who encounter her. In 2014 NYC, someone remembers her. The most sweeping and literary of Schwab's extensive canon, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue reflects on the ways love and art leave an immortal mark on the world. A totally immersive, emotional, and unforgettable journey for fans of historical fiction, literary fiction, fantasy, and romance alike. —CRL

Big Girl, Small Town

Big Girl, Small Town

Michelle Gallen

$16.95 $15.76

Every time I put this book down, I couldn't wait to pick it back up again. I was already entertained by Majella's goings on at the chip shop—I didn't know to expect a murder mystery and a realistic and informative story of the far-reaching affects of the troubles in Ireland. Not to mention what dark comedy comes from a small town and a main character who likes few people. — Kar

A Burning

A Burning

Megha Majumdar

$25.95 $24.13

This novel shows us how speaking against oppression can be made to look like terrorism. It shows us how easy it is to be seduced by the promised of politicians and become complicit in their crimes. It shows us how survival is work we do every day. A Burning is a powerful, polyphonic novel, both critical and enveloping, with some truly chilling moments set amid rising heat. Majumdar will move you. —Kar

Ninth House

Ninth House

Leigh Bardugo

$17.99 $16.73

With a thriller-like compulsion and spine-chilling tone, this dark academic fantasy is thematically more sinister than Bardugo's (brilliant + beloved) Grisha series. Set in the dark underbelly of Yale's secret societies (Bardugo's alma mater!) Ninth House creates a contemporary fantasy world that is mind-blowingly immersive and also a lens through which to examine privilege, elitism, and trauma. —CRL

Thick: And Other Essays

Thick: And Other Essays

Tressie McMillan Cottom

$24.99 $23.24

The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition

The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition

Fernando Pessoa

$24.95 $23.20

"For the first time—and in the best translation ever—the complete Book of Disquiet, a masterpiece beyond comparison"

Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

$17.00 $15.81

The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness

Ursula K. Le Guin

$25.00 $23.25

Of Walking in Ice: Munich-Paris, 23 November-14 December 1974

Of Walking in Ice: Munich-Paris, 23 November-14 December 1974

Werner Herzog

$19.95 $18.55

In November 1974, Werner Herzog received word of the imminent death of film historian Lotte Eisner. He resolved to walk from Munich to be at her side in Paris, in the faith that by essaying this trek, 'our Eisner mustn't die, she will not die, I won't permit it'; furthermore, that 'when I'm in Paris she will be alive. She must not die. Later, perhaps, when we allow it.' -- Spiros

The Leopard

The Leopard

Giuseppe Di Lampedusa

$16.95 $15.76

If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change" is the keynote paradox propounded by Tancredi Falconeri to his uncle, Prince Fabrizio Salina, as the young impoverished nobleman goes to join the Garibaldini to fight for an independent Sicily and a unified Italy. Don Fabrizio is taken aback; he, after all, lives his life on a Copernican paradigm, with himself at the center of the universe. Tancredi is representative of a Darwinian world, with his ability to adapt to changing circumstances, such that we modern readers, unlike the prince, are occasioned no surprise when Tancredi renounces the sans culottes for a position of power in the new regime. Tancredi rises to ever greater heights, while Don Fabrizio is left in melancholy contemplation of the passing of an old order which he knows was unworthy of mourning. This is an absolutely wonderful, elegiacal work, leavened throughout with moments of great humor. -- Spiros

Ubik

Ubik

Philip K Dick

$15.99 $14.87

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction; Introduction by John Leonard

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction; Introduction by John Leonard

Joan Didion

$35.00 $32.55

I moved to San Francisco when I was 18 and quickly discovered the most amazing bookstore I had ever been to (spoiler it was Green Apple). I'll never forget the sense of discovery I had on that first trip and the joy I had after finding Joan Didion's beautiful behemoth of collected writings We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live. It was the feeling of the rest of your life opening up before you with possibility. -- Emily

The Lover

The Lover

Marguerite Duras

$13.95 $12.97

This is probably (and when I say probably I really mean definitely) my favorite book of all time. Haunting, sparse, beautiful, The Lover chronicles the lifespan of an affair from its tumultuos beginning to its inevitable end. Somehow I always find myself coming back to this book. It is that first love you always remember, never quite get over. -- Emily

Last Night in Montreal

Last Night in Montreal

Emily St John Mandel

$15.95 $14.83

I love this book!! Mandel's writing will cast a spell on you. This is the story of a girl unable to stay in one place and the pain of trying to love someone in flight. I'm sure you will be as entranced with this book as I was. -- Emily

In the Sierra: Mountain Writings

In the Sierra: Mountain Writings

Kenneth Rexroth

$18.95

Moby-Dick: Or, the Whale (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Moby-Dick: Or, the Whale (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Herman Melville and Tony Millionaire

$20.00 $18.60

A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube

A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube

Patrick Leigh Fermor

$16.95 $15.76

"This beloved account about an intrepid young Englishman on the first leg of his walk from London to Constantinople is simply one of the best works of travel literature ever written."

Eileen

Eileen

Ottessa Moshfegh

$17.00 $15.81

eileen emotive evocative empathetic embittered enigmatic entirely excellent -- FS

Letters to Emma Bowlcut

Letters to Emma Bowlcut

Bill Callahan

$16.95 $15.76

required reading for the unrequited -- FS

The Dakota Winters

The Dakota Winters

Tom Barbash

$16.99 $15.80

barbash shines a light on a wired/paranoid nyc circa 1980 reads like a breeze that chills you -- FS

Bastard Out of Carolina

Bastard Out of Carolina

Dorothy Allison

$18.00 $16.74

The OG Hillbilly Elegy, but way better. beautiful & sad, and so worth it for the awareness of U.S. class issues. -- Sara

While Standing in Line for Death

While Standing in Line for Death

Caconrad

$22.00 $20.46

This book is bonkers good. Imagine the edge most contemporary poets try hard to force not sounding contrived and hyperbolic. Imagine then what the emotive quality might actually be if one poet allowed the reader in with true courage. Conrad is notoriously brave, always 100% themselves, and clearly an outlier genius in modern American poetry. Famous for their somatic exercises, Conrad delivers a truly bright and bewildering collection. -- Nick

Leviathan Wakes

Leviathan Wakes

James S. A. Corey

$17.99 $16.73

Considered the 'Game of Thrones' of space (but I like it more). Taking place in the near future, in a colonized solar system, political factions are at odds, complicated notions of identity fuel this epic space opera - the story is compelling, the problems facing the characters feel real, but the context of everything remains speculative, fantastic - a band of heroes, anti-heroes, thugs, corporate control - and long, great, vast distances. -- Nick