April 2021

First Person Singular: Stories Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318072
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Published: Knopf - April 6th, 2021

The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020 Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982157692
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Published: Scribner - April 6th, 2021

Mother May I: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062855343
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Published: William Morrow - April 6th, 2021

Good Company: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062876003
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Published: Ecco - April 6th, 2021

Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967-1975 Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781616208950
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 6th, 2021

An intimate look at the early years of one of the world's most significant and influential guitarists and songwriters.

 

In this moving and immersive memoir, Richard Thompson, international and longtime beloved music legend, recreates the spirit of the 1960s, where he found, and then lost, and then found his way again.

 

Known for his brilliant songwriting, his extraordinary guitar playing, and his haunting voice, Thompson is considered one of the top twenty guitarists of all time, in the songwriting pantheon alongside Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Randy Newman. Now, in his long-awaited memoir, the British folk musician takes us back to the late 1960s, a period of great change and creativity--both for him and for the world at large.


Last Chance Texaco Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780802127129
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Published: Grove Press - April 6th, 2021

This troubadour life is only for the fiercest hearts, only for those vessels that can be broken to smithereens and still keep beating out the rhythm for a new song.

Last Chance Texaco is the first ever no-holds-barred account of the life of two-time Grammy Award-winner Rickie Lee Jones in her own words. It is a tale of desperate chances and impossible triumphs, an adventure story of a girl who beat the odds and grew up to become one of the most legendary artists of her time, turning adversity and hopelessness into timeless music.


Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313836
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Published: Milkweed Editions - March 30th, 2021

Selected as a TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna book club pick, Late Migrations is an unusual, captivating portrait of a family--and of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world--from beloved New York Times opinion writer Margaret Renkl.

 

Growing up in Alabama, Renkl was a devoted reader, an explorer of riverbeds and red-dirt roads, and a fiercely loved daughter. Here, in brief essays, she traces a tender and honest portrait of her complicated parents--her exuberant, creative mother; her steady, supportive father--and of the bittersweet moments that accompany a child's transition to caregiver.


Maxwell's Demon Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802149206
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Published: Grove Press - April 6th, 2021

Fourteen years after the monumental publication of the international bestseller The Raw Shark TextsMaxwell's Demon heralds the triumphant return of Granta Best Young British Novelist Steven Hall

Thomas Quinn is having a hard time. A failed novelist, he's stuck writing short stories and audio scripts for other people's characters. His wife, Imogen, is working on a remote island halfway around the world, and talking to her over the webcam isn't the same. The bills are piling up, the dirty dishes are stacking in the sink, and the whole world seems to be hurtling towards entropic collapse. Then he gets a voicemail from his father, who has been dead for seven years.


Night Rooms: Essays Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781953387004
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - March 23rd, 2021

"In a horror movie, an infected character may hide a bite or rash, an urge, an unwellness. She might withdraw or act out, or behave as if nothing is the matter, nothing has happened. Any course of action opposite saying how she feels suggests suffering privately is preferable to the anticipated betrayal of being cast out."

Night Rooms is a poetic, intimate collection of personal essays that weaves together fragmented images from horror films and cultural tropes to meditate on anxiety and depression, suicide, body image, identity, grief, and survival.


Open Water Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802157942
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - April 13th, 2021

In a crowded London pub, two young people meet. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they struggled to belong, both are now artists--he a photographer, she a dancer--and both are trying to make their mark in a world that by turns celebrates and rejects them. Tentatively, tenderly, they fall in love. But two people who seem destined to be together can still be torn apart by fear and violence, and over the course of a year they find their relationship tested by forces beyond their control.


Touring the Land of the Dead (and Ninety-Nine Kisses) Cover Image
By Maki Kashimada, Haydn Trowell (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609456511
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Published: Europa Editions - April 6th, 2021

From one of Japan's rising literary stars, two mesmerizing novellas told with stylistic inventiveness and breathtaking sensitivity about memory, loss, and love.

Touring the Land of the Dead tells the story of Taichi, who was forced to stop working almost a decade ago and since then he and his wife Natsuko have been getting by on her part-time wages. But Natsuko is a woman accustomed to hardship. When her own family's fortune dried up for years during her childhood, she, her brother, and her mother lived a surreal hand-to-mouth existence shaped by her mother's refusal to accept their new station in life.


The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593465271
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Published: Viking Books - March 30th, 2021

Merci Suárez Can't Dance Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763690502
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Published: Candlewick - April 6th, 2021

Astrid Sees All: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982153656
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Published: Atria Books - April 6th, 2021

Hummingbird Salamander: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374173548
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Published: MCD - April 6th, 2021

The 130-Story Treehouse: Laser Eyes and Annoying Flies (The Treehouse Books #10) Cover Image
By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250236081
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 6th, 2021

The Carrying: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571315137
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Published: Milkweed Editions - April 13th, 2021

Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious poems, brave poems, exploring with honesty the ambiguous moment between the rapture of youth and the grace of acceptance. A daughter tends to aging parents. A woman struggles with infertility--"What if, instead of carrying / a child, I am supposed to carry grief?"--and a body seized by pain and vertigo as well as ecstasy. A nation convulses: "Every song of this country / has an unsung third stanza, something brutal." And still Limón shows us, as ever, the persistence of hunger, love, and joy, the dizzying fullness of our too-short lives. "Fine then, / I'll take it," she writes. "I'll take it all."


Good Company: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062876003
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Published: Ecco - April 6th, 2021

Caul Baby: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062873088
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Published: Harper - April 6th, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Morgan Jerkins makes her fiction debut with this electrifying novel, for fans of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jacqueline Woodson, that brings to life one powerful and enigmatic family in a tale rife with secrets, betrayal, intrigue, and magic.

Laila desperately wants to become a mother, but each of her previous pregnancies has ended in heartbreak. This time has to be different, so she turns to the Melancons, an old and powerful Harlem family known for their caul, a precious layer of skin that is the secret source of their healing power.


Mother May I: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062855343
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Published: William Morrow - April 6th, 2021

Oculta (Nocturna #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062842763
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 6th, 2021

The exhilarating sequel to the #1 Sunday Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller Nocturna, about a face-changing thief and a risk-taking prince who must reunite when a deadly enemy threatens their kingdom's chance at establishing a global peace. Perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi, Sabaa Tahir, and Stephanie Garber.

After joining forces to save Castallan from an ancient magical evil, Alfie and Finn haven't seen each other in months. Alfie is finally stepping up to his role as heir and preparing for an International Peace Summit, while Finn is traveling and reveling in her newfound freedom from Ignacio.

That is, until she's unexpectedly installed as the new leader of one of Castallan's powerful crime syndicates.


Girlhood Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635572520
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 30th, 2021

Aru Shah and the City of Gold: A Pandava Novel Book 4 (Pandava Series #4) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368013864
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - April 6th, 2021

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385545686
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Published: Doubleday - April 13th, 2021

Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250317315
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Published: Tor Teen - April 13th, 2021

Synthesizing Gravity: Selected Prose Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802148582
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Published: Grove Press - April 20th, 2021

The first-ever collection of essays by one of our most distinguished and distinctive poets, Pulitzer Prize-winner and former Poet Laureate of the United States, Kay Ryan

 

Synthesizing Gravity gathers for the first time a thirty-year selection of Kay Ryan's probings into aesthetics, poetics, and the mind in pursuit of art.

 

A bracing collection of critical prose, book reviews, and her private previously unpublished soundings of poems and poets-- including Robert Frost, Stevie Smith, Marianne Moore, William Bronk, and Emily Dickinson-- Synthesizing Gravity bristles with Ryan's crisp wit, her keen off-kilter insights, and her appetite and appreciation for the genuine. Among essays like "Radiantly Indefensible," "Notes on the Danger of Notebooks," and "The Abrasion of Loneliness," are piquant pieces on the virtues of emptiness, forgetfulness, and other under-loved concepts. Edited and with an introduction by Christian Wiman, this generous collection of Ryan's distinctive thinking gives us a surprising look into the mind of an American master.


Lore Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781484778203
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - January 5th, 2021

From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds comes a sweepingly ambitious, high-octane tale of power, destiny, love, and redemption.

 

Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals. They are hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality.

 

Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world, turning her back on the hunt�s promises of eternal glory after her family was murdered by a rival line. For years she's pushed away any thought of revenge against the man�now a god�responsible for their deaths.

 

Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek her out: Castor, a childhood friend Lore believed to be dead, and Athena, one of the last of the original gods, now gravely wounded.

 

The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and a way to leave the Agon behind forever. But Lore's decision to rejoin the hunt, binding her fate to Athena's, will come at a deadly cost�and it may not be enough to stop the rise of a new god with the power to bring humanity to its knees.


World Travel: An Irreverent Guide Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062802798
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Published: Ecco - April 20th, 2021

The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374158453
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 20th, 2021

Crying in H Mart: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657743
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Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

For the People: A Story of Justice and Power Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593132920
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Published: One World - April 20th, 2021

The Ultimate Evil: The Search for the Sons of Sam Cover Image
By Maury Terry, Joshua Zeman (Introduction by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781683692843
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Published: Quirk Books - April 20th, 2021

World Travel: An Irreverent Guide Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062802798
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Published: Ecco - April 20th, 2021

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within: A Novel (Wayfarers #4) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062936042
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Published: Harper Voyager - April 20th, 2021

Whereabouts: A novel Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593318317
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Published: Knopf - April 27th, 2021

The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316296618
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 27th, 2021

An exploration of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war

In The Bomber Mafia Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in modern American history.

 

Most military thinkers in the years leading up to World War II saw the airplane as an afterthought. But a small band of idealistic strategists, the "Bomber Mafia," asked: What if precision bombing could cripple the enemy and make war far less lethal?


The Beautiful Ones: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250785565
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Published: Tor Books - April 27th, 2021

Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries #6) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250765376
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Published: Tordotcom - April 27th, 2021

Mrs. Everything: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501133497
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Published: Washington Square Press - April 7th, 2020

Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780525654896
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Published: Knopf - April 27th, 2021