March 2021

These are just a small selection of what is new.

The Committed Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802157065
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Published: Grove Press - March 2nd, 2021

The long-awaited new novel from one of America's most highly regarded contemporary writers, The Committed follows the unnamed Sympathizer as he arrives in Paris in the early 1980s with his blood brother Bon. The pair try to overcome their pasts and ensure their futures by engaging in capitalism in one of its purest forms: drug dealing.

Traumatized by his reeducation at the hands of his former best friend, Man, and struggling to assimilate into French culture, the Sympathizer finds Paris both seductive and disturbing. As he falls in with a group of left-wing intellectuals whom he meets at dinner parties given by his French Vietnamese "aunt," he finds stimulation for his mind but also customers for his narcotic merchandise. But the new life he is making has perils he has not foreseen, whether the self-torture of addiction, the authoritarianism of a state locked in a colonial mindset, or the seeming paradox of how to reunite his two closest friends whose worldviews put them in absolute opposition. The Sympathizer will need all his wits, resourcefulness, and moral flexibility if he is to prevail.


Smoke (An IQ Novel #5) Cover Image
By Joe Ide
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316531061
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Published: Mulholland Books - February 23rd, 2021

Isaiah Quintabe--an unlicensed detective for all seasons--and his best friend and masterful sidekick, Juanell Dodson, are at a crossroads in this latest installment of the "aggressively entertaining" IQ series (New York Times). This time, their lives may never be the same. Isaiah Quintabe is no longer IQ, the genius of East Long Beach; instead, he's a man on the road and on the run, hiding in a small Northern California town when his room is broken into by a desperate young man on the trail of the state's most prolific serial killer. His old partner, Juanell Dodson, must go straight or lose his wife and child. His devil's bargain? An internship at an LA advertising agency, where it turns out the rules of the street have simply been dressed in business casual, but where the aging company's fortunes may well rest on their ability to attract a younger demographic. Dodson--"the hustler's hustler"--just may be the right man for the job. Ide is the crime writer's crime writer, and he's filled his best novel yet with desperate souls, courageous outcasts, an ex-stripper who'll do anything to protect her son, and wild half-brothers who may be the very incarnation of evil. With deft plotting, lacerating humor, and a keen eye for the ways in which characters rise or fall based on their ties to one another, Smoke is Joe Ide's crowning achievement.


Michelle's Garden: How the First Lady Planted Seeds of Change Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316458573
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

From an acclaimed author and illustrator: Enjoy this tribute to Former First Lady Michelle Obama and her contributions to building the healthy future that America's children deserve. Former First Lady Michelle Obama had an idea. A big, inspiring, and exciting idea! She would grow the largest kitchen garden ever at the White House. This wouldn't be easy, since she'd never gardened before: Where should she start? What tools did she need? What would she plant?


Simon B. Rhymin' Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316538978
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

Eleven-year-old Simon Barnes dreams of becoming a world-famous rapper that everyone calls Notorious D.O.G. But for now, he's just a Chicago fifth grader who's small for his age and afraid to use his voice.

 

Simon prefers to lay low at school and at home, even though he's constantly spitting rhymes in his head. But when his new teacher assigns the class an oral presentation on something that affects their community, Simon must face his fears.


Who is Maud Dixon?: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316500319
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 2nd, 2021

Florence Darrow is a low-level publishing employee who believes that she's destined to be a famous writer. When she stumbles into a job the assistant to the brilliant, enigmatic novelist known as Maud Dixon -- whose true identity is a secret -- it appears that the universe is finally providing Florence's big chance. The arrangement seems perfect. Maud Dixon (whose real name, Florence discovers, is Helen Wilcox) can be prickly, but she is full of pointed wisdom -- not only on how to write, but also on how to live. Florence quickly falls under Helen's spell and eagerly accompanies her to Morocco, where Helen's new novel is set. Amidst the colorful streets of Marrakesh and the wind-swept beaches of the coast, Florence's life at last feels interesting enough to inspire a novel of her own.


Sarahland Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781538735060
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 9th, 2021

In SARAHLAND, Sam Cohen brilliantly (and often hilariously) explores the ways in which traditional stories have failed us, giving its cast of Sarahs new origin stories, new ways to love the planet and those inhabiting it, and new possibilities for life itself. In one story, a Jewish college girl named Sarah suffers from passively consenting to a form-life devoted to getting one's "mrs." degree. Yet another reveals a version of Sarah finally finding peace with her favorite local necrophiliac. A Buffy-loving Sarah continues her misguided search for self in a twin-- while probing fan culture. As the collection progresses, Cohen explodes this search for self, insisting that we have more to resist and repair than our own personal narrative.


Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593189696
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 2nd, 2021

Klara and the Sun: A novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

Later Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781789096491
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Published: Hard Case Crime - March 2nd, 2021

The Soul of a Woman Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780593355626
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 2nd, 2021

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The Mountains Sing Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643751351
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 16th, 2021

The multigenerational tale of the Tráãan family, set against the backdrop of the Viãòet Nam War. Tráãan Diòãeu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Háa Nòãoi, her young granddaughter, H'¼ng, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hãáo Châi Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that will tear not just her beloved country but her family apart.


Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250224354
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Published: Celadon Books - March 9th, 2021

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The Dangerous Gift (Wings of Fire, Book 14) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338214543
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 2nd, 2021

Snowfall didn't expect to be queen of the IceWings at such a young age, but now that she is, she's going to be the best queen ever. All she has to do is keep her tribe within IceWing territory, where it's safe -- while keeping every other tribe out, where they belong.

 

It's a perfect and simple plan, backed up by all the IceWing magic Snowfall can find. That is, until a storm of unidentified dragons arrives on her shore, looking for asylum.


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Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780358251408
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Published: Mariner Books - March 2nd, 2021

Glamour, danger, liberation: in a Mad Men-era of commercial flight, Pan Am World Airways attracted the kind of young woman who wanted out, and wanted up

 

Required to have a college education, speak two languages, and possess the political savvy of a Foreign Service officer, a jet-age stewardess serving on iconic Pan Am between 1966 and 1975 also had to be between 5′3" and 5′9", between 105 and 140 pounds, and under 26 years of age at the time of hire.Cooke's intimate storytelling weaves together the real-life stories of a memorable cast of characters, from small-town girl Lynne Totten, a science major who decided life in a lab was not for her, to Hazel Bowie, one of the relatively few Black stewardesses of the era, as they embraced the liberation of their new jet-set life. Cooke brings to light the story of Pan Am stewardesses' role in the Vietnam War, as the airline added runs from Saigon to Hong Kong for planeloads of weary young soldiers straight from the battlefields, who were off for five days of R&R, and then flown back to war. Finally, with Operation Babylift--the dramatic evacuation of 2,000 children during the fall of Saigon--the book's special cast of stewardesses unites to play an extraordinary role on the world stage.


Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593303740
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Published: Delacorte Press - March 2nd, 2021

A Desolation Called Peace (Teixcalaan #2) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250186461
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Published: Tor Books - March 2nd, 2021

The Witch of Eye Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781946448705
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Published: Sarabande Books - February 16th, 2021

Never Have I Ever: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781618731821
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Published: Small Beer Press - February 23rd, 2021

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Breasts and Eggs Cover Image
By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609456702
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Published: Europa Editions - March 23rd, 2021

Breasts and Eggs paints a portrait of contemporary womanhood in Japan and recounts the intimate journeys of three women as they confront oppressive mores and their own uncertainties on the road to finding peace and futures they can truly call their own.

It tells the story of three women: the thirty-year-old Natsu, her older sister, Makiko, and Makiko's daughter, Midoriko. Makiko has traveled to Tokyo in search of an affordable breast enhancement procedure. She is accompanied by Midoriko, who has recently grown silent, finding herself unable to voice the vague yet overwhelming pressures associated with growing up. Her silence proves a catalyst for each woman to confront her fears and frustrations.


The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781982115852
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 9th, 2021

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

100 Poems to Break Your Heart Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780544931886
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Mariner Books - March 30th, 2021

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984801197
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Published: Random House - March 30th, 2021

Rule of Wolves (King of Scars Duology #2) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781250142306
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Published: Imprint - March 30th, 2021

Dog Man: Mothering Heights: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #10) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338680454
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Published: Graphix - March 23rd, 2021

Dog Man is down on his luck, Petey confronts his not so purr-fect past, and Grampa is up to no good. The world is spinning out of control as new villains spill into town. Everything seems dark and full of despair. But hope is not lost. Can the incredible power of love save the day?


Libertie: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616207014
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 30th, 2021

Coming of age as a free-born Black girl in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson is all too aware that her mother, a physician, has a vision for their future together: Libertie will go to medical school and practice alongside her. But Libertie feels stifled by her mother's choices and is constantly reminded that, unlike her mother, Libertie has skin that is too dark. When a young man from Haiti proposes to Libertie and promises she will be his equal on the island, she accepts, only to discover that she is still subordinate to him and all men. As she tries to parse what freedom actually means for a Black woman, Libertie struggles with where she might find it-for herself and for generations to come.


Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982149673
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - March 2nd, 2021

Yolk Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534446007
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

The Hare Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781937512972
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - January 26th, 2021

Raised to be obedient by a stern grandmother in a blue-collar town in Massachusetts, Rosie accepts a scholarship to art school in New York City in the 1980s. One morning at a museum, she meets a worldly man twenty years her senior, with access to the upper crust of New England society. Bennett is dashing, knows that "polo" refers only to ponies, teaches her which direction to spoon soup, and tells of exotic escapades with Truman Capote and Hunter S. Thompson. Soon, Rosie is living with him on a swanky estate on Connecticut's Gold Coast, naively in sway to his moral ambivalence. A daughter -- Miranda -- is born, just as his current con goes awry forcing them to abscond in the middle of the night to the untamed wilderness of northern Vermont. Almost immediately, Bennett abandons them in an uninsulated cabin without a car or cash for weeks at a time, so he can tend a teaching job that may or may not exist at an elite college. Rosie is forced to care for her young daughter alone, and to tackle the stubborn intricacies of the wood stove, snowshoe into town, hunt for wild game, and forage in the forest.


Fucked at Birth: Recalibrating the American Dream for the 2020s Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781951213220
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Published: Unnamed Press - January 12th, 2021

Motivated by this haunting phrase--"Fucked at Birth"--Maharidge explores the realities of being poor in America in the coming decade, as pandemic, economic crisis and social revolution up-end the country. Part raw memoir, part dogged, investigative journalism, Fucked At Birth channels the history of poverty in America to help inform the voices Maharidge encounters daily. In an unprecedented time of social activism amid economic crisis, when voices everywhere are rising up for change, Maharidge's journey channels the spirits of George Orwell and James Agee, raising questions about class, privilege, and the very concept of "upward mobility," while serving as a final call to action. From Sacramento to Denver, Youngstown to New York City, Fucked At Birth dares readers to see themselves in those suffering most, and to finally--after decades of refusal--recalibrate what we are going to do about it.


Allergic: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338568905
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Published: Graphix - March 2nd, 2021

At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with the new baby they're expecting, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world. Maggie thinks a new puppy is the answer, but when she goes to select one on her birthday, she breaks out in hives and rashes. She's severely allergic to anything with fur!


The Fall of Koli (The Rampart Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316458726
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Published: Orbit - March 23rd, 2021

What will the future hold for those who are left?

 

Koli has come a long way since being exiled from his small village of Mythen Rood. In his search for the fabled tech of the Old Times, he knew he'd be battling shunned men, strange beasts and trees that move as fast as whips. But he has already encountered so much more than he bargained for.

 

Now that Koli and his companions have found the source of the signal they've been following - the mysterious "Sword of Albion"--there is hope that their perilous journey will finally be worth something.

 

They're searching for a way to help humanity fight back against nature. But what they'll find is an ancient war that never ended . . .


The Ladies of the Secret Circus Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316493673
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Published: Redhook - March 23rd, 2021

From the author of A Witch in Time comes a magical story set in Jazz Age Paris and modern-day America of family secrets and lost love set against the backdrop of an extraordinary circus.

 

Paris, 1925: To enter the Secret Circus is to enter a world of wonder--a world where women weave illusions of magnificent beasts, carousels take you back in time, and trapeze artists float across the sky. Bound to her family's circus, it's the only world Cecile Cabot knows until she meets a charismatic young painter and embarks on a passionate affair that could cost her everything.

 

Virginia, 2004: Lara Barnes is on top of the world, until her fiancé disappears on their wedding day. When her desperate search for answers unexpectedly leads to her great-grandmother's journals, Lara is swept into a story of a dark circus and ill-fated love.


The Unbroken (Magic of the Lost #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316542753
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Published: Orbit - March 23rd, 2021

Touraine is a soldier. Stolen as a child and raised to kill and die for the empire, her only loyalty is to her fellow conscripts. But now, her company has been sent back to her homeland to stop a rebellion, and the ties of blood may be stronger than she thought. Luca needs a turncoat. Someone desperate enough to tiptoe the bayonet's edge between treason and orders. Someone who can sway the rebels toward peace, while Luca focuses on what really matters: getting her uncle off her throne. Through assassinations and massacres, in bedrooms and war rooms, Touraine and Luca will haggle over the price of a nation. But some things aren't for sale.


Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419756979
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Published: Amulet Books - March 16th, 2021

The Bone Shard Daughter (The Drowning Empire #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316541435
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Published: Orbit - March 30th, 2021

The emperor's reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire's many islands.

 

Lin is the emperor's daughter and spends her days trapped in a palace of locked doors and dark secrets. When her father refuses to recognise her as heir to the throne, she vows to prove her worth by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic.


Life After Death: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982139131
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - March 2nd, 2021