30 Books to Read Now

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Last updated September 8.

Matrix Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634499
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021

Limited signed copies available! I love Lauren Groff's books and short stories, particularly those which explore women coming into their full power, unapologetically and against the status-quo. This jewel of a novel is filled with vivid descriptions of issues both sacred profane, taking readers back hundreds of years to a Medieval nunnery and the life of its leader, Marie de France. Her passions, struggles, and visions make her an incredible feminist icon who elevated the lives of hundreds of people in her community...and makes for a gripping read. --Maggie


On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781644450628
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 7th, 2021

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Beautiful World, Where Are You: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374602604
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 7th, 2021

How can I begin to describe how much I loved Beautiful World, Where Are You? I can't get enough of Sally Rooney, and this is her best novel yet. Set against the backdrop of the current political and climate crises, it follows best friends Eileen and Alice as they navigate love, friendship and desire in their late twenties. In emails back and forth, they try to make sense of their lives, loving and hurting each other, asking how to believe in, and create, a beautiful world. Quintessentially Rooney and yet better than ever before. Read it! --Ellie


Grievers (Black Dawn #1) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781849354523
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Published: AK Press - September 7th, 2021

The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982102548
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Published: Atria Books - September 7th, 2021

This Bright Future: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982158248
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 7th, 2021

Loteria: A Novel Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780063138995
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 7th, 2021

The Fortnight in September: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982184780
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Published: Scribner - September 7th, 2021

She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982157296
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Published: Scribner - September 7th, 2021

Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow South Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781635576597
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 7th, 2021

Fight Songs: A Story of Love and Sports in a Complicated South Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781949467697
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Published: Blair - September 7th, 2021

Discredited: The UNC Scandal and College Athletics' Amateur Ideal Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780472132812
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Published: University of Michigan Press - August 20th, 2021

The Best of Me Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316242400
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 7th, 2021

The American Experiment: Dialogues on a Dream Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781982165734
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 7th, 2021

Having and Being Had Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525537465
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 31st, 2021

An intriguing blend of autobiography and criticism written in a short essay format, Eula Biss' new work discusses work, leisure, and the problems of consumerism and capitalism in general. Thought-provoking, witty, and aware of the author's own privilege, this short nonfiction work is not to be missed! --Jennie


One Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984881182
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Published: Penguin Books - September 7th, 2021

His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope Cover Image
By Jon Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984855046
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 7th, 2021

A Slow Fire Burning Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735211230
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 31st, 2021

Treepedia: A Brief Compendium of Arboreal Lore Cover Image
By Joan Maloof, Maren Westfall (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780691208756
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Published: Princeton University Press - September 14th, 2021

What Are You Going Through: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593191422
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021

American Midnight: Tales of the Dark (Pushkin Collection) Cover Image
By Laird Hunt (Editor), Various (Contributions by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781782275954
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Published: Pushkin Press - August 31st, 2021

The Madness of Crowds: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #17) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250145260
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 24th, 2021

A Woman Is No Man: A Novel Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780063139022
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 7th, 2021

Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo: A Story in English and Spanish Cover Image
By Sandra Cisneros, Liliana Valenzuela (Translated by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780593313664
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Published: Vintage - September 7th, 2021

The Guide: A novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525657767
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Published: Knopf - August 24th, 2021

Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541730335
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Published: PublicAffairs - August 24th, 2021

The Secrets Between Us: A Novel Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780063138971
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 7th, 2021

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780807036297
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Published: Beacon Press - August 24th, 2021

If I Had Two Wings: Stories Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393867404
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 10th, 2021

When it comes to writing, I'm all about the voice. If I'm into a writer's voice, I'll follow them anywhere. Randall Kenan's voice speaks to me in ways I don't completely understand. In these ten stories, that voice leads me siren-like to the most unexpected pleasures. The voice speaks of Blackness, of Queerness, of the salvation of Down Home Cooking. It speaks through angels and ghosts, through the living and the dead, through Billy Idol and Howard Hughes. The voice emanates from fictional Tims Creek, North Carolina, but it takes me to so many places. It becomes many voices. And it speaks to me in many ways. Randall Kenan's voice speaks to me. --Tony


Graceland, at Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache from the American South Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781571311849
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 14th, 2021

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