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Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition

HISTORY | NON-FICTION Jeff Biggers has the unblinking gaze of the honed journalist, a novelist’s sense of image and story, and a prophet’s cache of outrage. He stands in my very short list of American literary heroes.—Luis Urrea, author of The Devil’s Highway and The Hummingbird’s Daughter Resist we must, resist we will–and as this […]

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Jane: A Murder

POETRY Jane tells the spectral story of the life and death of Maggie Nelson’s aunt Jane, who was murdered in 1969 while a first-year law student at the University of Michigan. Though officially unsolved, Jane’s murder was apparently the third in a series of seven brutal rape-murders in the area between 1967 and 1969. Nelson […]

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A Girl’s Guide to Personal Hygiene

HUMOR | ILLUSTRATED BOOK “A Girl’s Guide to Personal Hygiene is everything I never knew I wanted: a disgusting, hilarious, and honest book that pays tribute to the female body and all of its habits and suppurations. It is delightfully and uncomfortably relatable and I love it with my whole self—heart, sweat, bowels, and all.” […]

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Heart Berries

  MEMOIR “Mailhot’s first book defies containment and categorization. In titled essays, it is a poetic memoir told in otherworldly sentences. . . . Not shy, nor raw, nor typical in any way, this is a powerfully crafted and vulnerable account of living and writing about it.” – Booklist “Mailhot fearlessly addresses intimately personal issues with […]

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The Concussion Repair Manual: A Practical Guide to Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries

  HEALTH | NON-FICTION A Game Changer. This book is the most useful piece of literature I have ever read on concussions. It gives patients all the tools, techniques and treatments they can use to heal themselves, as well as providing a workbook that lets them track their progress. It’s also useful to doctors as the most comprehensive […]

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I, Parrot

GRAPHIC NOVEL “Unferth (Wait Till You See Me Dance, Revolution) dexterously juggles pathos and humor in her debut graphic novel, an intimate and contemplative reflection on the slow revelatory dawning of what it means to care for something—or someone. Taking care of birds should be easy, right? Daphne’s desperate for a steady job and income […]

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I’m Scared! How to build up your courage and handle monsters ( Che paura! Guida per fabbricare coraggio e affrontare ogni mostro)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT  With illustrations by Lucia Zappulla free from rights. Afterword by StefaniaAndreolli. Is it true that when your parents separate they have to split everything, including the cat, so that mummy might get the head and daddy the tail? And that a little boy once reached out into the darkness and could never find […]

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Nothing Else in the World (Nient’altro al mondo)

LITERARY FICTION  Sometimes life gives two people the same experience at the same time. That’s what happens to Alma and Maria, who both find out they are pregnant in the same few months. They are at different stages in their lives, yet suddenly their lives seem very similar. They’ve felt this many times in the […]

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The World-Ending Fire

ESSAY Compelling, luminous… our modern-day Thoreau. He is unlike anybody else writing today. He writes at least as well as George Orwell and has an urgent message for modern industrial capitalism… nobody can risk ignoring him. — Andrew Marr, New Statesman A fascinating tribute to the life of the land… Berry’s writings are timelier than ever. […]

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The River by Starlight

HISTORICAL NOVEL A ten for voice and originality . . . some of the best dialogue I’ve read . . . a voice that held me spellbound and a story that kept me turning the page. — Elizabeth Lyon, author of Manuscript Makeover and six other writing books A wonderful novel in so many ways―the writing, the […]

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