Brought to You by Elese: 2019 Favorites from Our Lead Book Buyer

Bangkok Wakes to Rain: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525534761
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 19th, 2019

Read this and find yourself delightfully immersed in the past, present and imagined future of Bangkok ... a novel in which the setting itself might be the main character.


Patsy: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781631495632
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Published: Liveright - June 4th, 2019

Nicole Dennis-Benn is a truly magnificent writer and this novel of a Jamaican woman's experience of the American "dream" presents the perfect opportunity to experience her prodigious talent. The book for the person who has read everything ... but who probably hasn't read this yet.


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How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501132735
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 8th, 2019

Full of truth and pain and beauty, this is the story of a Black, queer boy coming of age in the Midwest in the time of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. It’s also the story of his mother and the unyielding power of their love. Insightful and raw in every important way.


The Other Americans: A Novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781524747145
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Published: Pantheon - March 26th, 2019

A novel about the spiraling fallout after a Moroccan American business owner's mysterious death where the Southern California desert town setting emerges as a quiet force of its own.


Celestial Bodies Cover Image
By Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226943
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Published: Catapult - October 8th, 2019

A multi-generational family saga, a Booker International winner and the first novel written by an Omani author to be translated into English? Yes, please.


No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635570977
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 7th, 2019

Page-turning, narrative nonfiction about an achingly critical topic. An important book, a well-written book, a book that demands a wide audience.


Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos Cover Image
By Lucy Knisley, Lucy Knisley (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626728080
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Published: First Second - February 26th, 2019

Lucy Knisley is a delight - she writes picture books, YA graphic novels and now we are lucky enough to have her adult memoir, in graphic novel format, of her journey to becoming a parent. Informative, wry and endearing, and I promise you'll learn something along the way.


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Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

Ahhh, escapist fiction at its finest. Saucy, light, fun and a glimpse at a more hopeful world.


Gun Island: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374167394
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 10th, 2019

A climate change novel/fable sprawling across continents ... basically the book we all need now.


Cantoras: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525521693
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Published: Knopf - September 3rd, 2019

Uruguayan history told through the lives of five queer women. A novel that gripped me from the first chapters.