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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
$20.80
ISBN: 9780525562023
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Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction! 

An instant New York Times Bestseller! 

Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal! 


The Gloaming Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781937512477
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - September 20th, 2016

"Deeply satisfying. Finn is a remarkably confident and supple storyteller. The Gloaming] deserves major attention."
--John Williams, New York Times


Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781568588902
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Published: Bold Type Books - November 20th, 2018

A spirited, deeply researched exploration of why capitalism is bad for women and how, when done right, socialism leads to economic independence, better labor conditions, better work-life balance and, yes, even better sex.


Zero at the Bone Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781930974845
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Published: New Issues Poetry and Prose - May 1st, 2009

Mouthful of Birds: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399184628
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 8th, 2019

"Superb" -- Vogue

"What makes Schweblin so startling as a writer, however, what makes her rare and important, is that she is impelled not by mere talent or ambition but by vision." -- New York Times

A powerful, eerily unsettling story collection from a major international literary star.


Sabrina Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781770463165
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - May 22nd, 2018

THE FIRST EVER GRAPHIC NOVEL NOMINATED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE! A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK! ON 20 BEST OF 2018 LISTS INCLUDING THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, NEWSWEEK, AND THE GUARDIAN!


Shattered Sonnets, Love Cards, and Other Off and Back Handed Importunities Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556594403
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - November 25th, 2014

" Shattered Sonnets] breathes life into American verse . . . an] urgent and unrepentant collection."--Rick Moody, Poetry

"This convulsive book Shattered Sonnets]--at times funny, at times sick at heart--refracts and defends a wondrous light."--Edward Hirsch


The Changeling Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781941040898
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Published: Tin House Books - April 10th, 2018

Forty years later, The Changeling is no less haunting and no less visionary than the day it was published, but it has only become clearer that Joy Williams is a virtuosic stylist and a singular thinker--a genius in every sense of the word.


Her Mouth as Souvenir (Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781607816300
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Published: University of Utah Press - June 30th, 2018

Winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize
 
In a startling voice propelled by desire and desperation on the verge of laughter, these poems leap from the mundane to the sublime, from begging to bravado, from despair to reverie, revealing the power that comes from hanging on by a thread.


Four Reincarnations: Poems Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781571314901
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 4th, 2016

Reverent and profane, entertaining and bruising, Four Reincarnations is a debut collection of poems that introduces an exciting new voice in American letters.


Friday Black Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
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Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“An unbelievable debut, one that announces a new and necessary American voice.” Tommy Orange, New York Times Book Review

“An excitement and a wonder: strange, crazed, urgent and funny.”George Saunders

“Dark and captivating and e


The First Bad Man: A Novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781439172568
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Published: Scribner - January 13th, 2015

From the acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and bestselling author of No One Belongs Here More Than You, a spectacular debut novel that is so heartbreaking, so dirty, so tender, so funny—so Miranda July—that readers will be blown away.

Here is Cheryl, a tightly-wound, vulnerable woman who lives alone, with a perpetual lump in her throat.


The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781937512750
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - September 18th, 2018

*2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
*Longlisted for The Crook's Corner Book Prize
*Longlisted for the 2019 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award
*A Best Book of 2018
--Kirkus Reviews, BuzzFeed News, Entropy, LitReactor, LitHub
*35 Over 35 Award 2018


The Door (NYRB Classics) 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

One of The New York Times Book Review's "10 Best Books of 2015"

An NYRB Classics Original


The Wake: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977177
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 1st, 2015

"A work that is as disturbing as it is empathetic, as beautiful as it is riveting." —Eimear McBride, New Statesman


Stranger Things Happen: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781931520003
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Published: Small Beer Press - July 1st, 2001

"An alchemical mix of Borges, Raymond Chandler and Buffy the Vampire Slayer."--Salon.com (Best of the Year)

"A delightful collection."--Cleveland Plain Dealer

"My favorite fantasy writer."--Alan Cheuse, All Things Considered


How to be both: A novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307275257
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Published: Anchor - October 13th, 2015

MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST
WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION
WINNER OF THE 2014 GOLDSMITHS PRIZE
WINNER OF THE 2014 COSTA NOVEL AWARD 
WINNER OF THE SALTIRE LITERARY BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

A Best Book of the Year: NPR, Financial Times


In Full Velvet Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781941411377
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Published: Sarabande Books - February 14th, 2017

Sinuous and sensual, the poems of In Full Velvet interrogate the nuances of desire, love, gender, ecology, LGBTQ lineage and community, and the tension between a body's material limits and the forms made possible by the imagination. Characterized by formal poise, vulnerability, and compassion, Johnson's debut collection is one of resounding generosity and grace.


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