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An Apprenticeship or The Book of Pleasures By Clarice Lispector, Stefan Tobler (Translated by), Sheila Heti (Afterword by), Benjamin Moser (Series edited by) Cover Image
By Clarice Lispector, Stefan Tobler (Translated by), Sheila Heti (Afterword by), Benjamin Moser (Series edited by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811232210
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Published: New Directions - May 3rd, 2022

August Blue: A Novel By Deborah Levy Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374602048
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 6th, 2023

The Binding: A Novel By Bridget Collins Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062838100
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 21st, 2020

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Birds of Maine By Michael DeForge Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9781770465664
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - August 2nd, 2022

Cain's Jawbone By Edward Powys Mathers Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781800180796
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Published: Unbound - May 4th, 2021

Catboy By Benji Nate Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781945509704
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Published: Silver Sprocket - August 15th, 2021

Certain Dark Things: A Novel By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250785589
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 7th, 2021

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism By Amanda Montell Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780062993151
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Published: Harper Wave - June 15th, 2021

Dance Dance Dance (Vintage International) By Haruki Murakami, Alfred Birnbaum (Translated by) Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Alfred Birnbaum (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780679753797
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Published: Vintage - January 31st, 1995

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Either/Or: A Novel By Elif Batuman Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525557616
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Published: Penguin Books - May 23rd, 2023

Elektra: A Novel By Jennifer Saint Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250773623
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 2nd, 2023

Elektra: A Novel By Jennifer Saint Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250773623
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 2nd, 2023

The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time By Robert Jordan Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250768681
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Published: Tor Books - August 11th, 2020

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir By Alex Marzano-Lesnevich Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250080554
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 8th, 2018

Feel Free: Essays By Zadie Smith Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143110255
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Published: Penguin Books - February 5th, 2019

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness By Nassir Ghaemi Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143121336
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Books - June 26th, 2012

Gentrification is Inevitable and Other Lies By Leslie Kern Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781839767548
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Published: Verso - September 6th, 2022

Grease Bats By Archie Bongiovanni Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781684154111
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Published: BOOM! Box - September 3rd, 2019

Happening By Annie Ernaux, Tanya Leslie (Translated by) Cover Image
By Annie Ernaux, Tanya Leslie (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781609809485
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Published: Seven Stories Press - May 14th, 2019

Homelessness Is a Housing Problem: How Structural Factors Explain U.S. Patterns By Gregg Colburn, Clayton Page Aldern Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520383784
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Published: University of California Press - March 15th, 2022

How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them By Barbara F. Walter Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593137789
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Published: Crown - January 11th, 2022

How to Study Magic: A Guide to History, Lore, and Building Your Own Practice By Sarah Lyons, Tobias Göbel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Lyons, Tobias Göbel (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780762479207
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Published: Running Press Adult - November 15th, 2022

How to Relax (Mindfulness Essentials #5) By Thich Nhat Hanh Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781941529089
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Published: Parallax Press - September 18th, 2015

I Could Not Believe It: The 1979 Teenage Diaries of Sean DeLear By Sean DeLear, Brontez Purnell (Introduction by), Michael Bullock (Editor), Cesar Padilla (Editor) Cover Image
By Sean DeLear, Brontez Purnell (Introduction by), Michael Bullock (Editor), Cesar Padilla (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781635901832
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Published: Semiotext(e) - May 23rd, 2023

Jane: A Murder By Maggie Nelson Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593766580
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Published: Soft Skull - September 13th, 2016

King Kong Theory By Virginie Despentes, Frank Wynne (Translated by) Cover Image
By Virginie Despentes, Frank Wynne (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374539290
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Published: FSG Originals - May 11th, 2021

Mistborn: The Final Empire (The Mistborn Saga #1) By Brandon Sanderson Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765377135
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Published: Tor Teen - May 13th, 2014

Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next) By Dean Spade Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781839762123
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Published: Verso - October 27th, 2020

Our Share of Night: A Novel By Mariana Enriquez, Megan McDowell (Translated by), Pablo Gerardo Camacho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mariana Enriquez, Megan McDowell (Translated by), Pablo Gerardo Camacho (Illustrator)
$28.99
ISBN: 9780451495143
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Published: Hogarth - February 7th, 2023

Out There: Stories By Kate Folk Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593231487
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - December 6th, 2022

The Pervert By Michelle Perez, Remy Boydell (Artist) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534307414
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Published: Image Comics - May 1st, 2018

The Pervert By Michelle Perez, Remy Boydell (Artist) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534307414
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Published: Image Comics - May 1st, 2018

Popisho: A Novel By Leone Ross Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374602451
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 20th, 2021

Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living By Anne Dufourmantelle, Katherine Payne (Translator), Vincent Sallé (Translator) Cover Image
By Anne Dufourmantelle, Katherine Payne (Translator), Vincent Sallé (Translator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780823279609
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Published: Fordham University Press - March 6th, 2018

Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living By Anne Dufourmantelle, Katherine Payne (Translator), Vincent Sallé (Translator) Cover Image
By Anne Dufourmantelle, Katherine Payne (Translator), Vincent Sallé (Translator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780823279609
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Published: Fordham University Press - March 6th, 2018

A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) By Becky Chambers Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250236210
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Published: Tordotcom - July 13th, 2021

PTSD By Guillaume Singelin Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626723184
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Published: First Second - February 26th, 2019

Quietly Hostile: Essays By Samantha Irby Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593315699
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Published: Vintage - May 16th, 2023

Raw Dog: The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs By Jamie Loftus Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250847744
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Published: Forge Books - May 23rd, 2023

Red Queen By Victoria Aveyard Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062310644
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Published: HarperTeen - June 7th, 2016

The Searcher: A Novel By Tana French Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735224674
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Published: Penguin Books - November 2nd, 2021

Sedating Elaine: A novel By Dawn Winter Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593320549
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Published: Knopf - April 12th, 2022

Small Fires: An Epic in the Kitchen By REBECCA MAY JOHNSON Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781911590484
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Published: Pushkin Press - June 6th, 2023

So Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex: Laying Bare and Learning to Repair Our Love Lives By Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781538734834
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Published: Balance - April 19th, 2022

The Society of the Spectacle (Critical Editions) By Guy Debord, Fredy Perlman (Translator), Ken Knabb (Translator) Cover Image
By Guy Debord, Fredy Perlman (Translator), Ken Knabb (Translator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781922491282
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Published: Critical Editions - May 1st, 2021

Something New Under the Sun: A Novel By Alexandra Kleeman Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984826305
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Published: Hogarth - August 3rd, 2021

The Story of a Marriage: A Novel By Andrew Sean Greer Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780312428280
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Published: Picador - March 31st, 2009

This Is Not My Hat (The Hat Trilogy) By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763655990
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Published: Candlewick - October 9th, 2012

This Is Not My Hat (The Hat Trilogy) By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763655990
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Published: Candlewick - October 9th, 2012

Tokyo Ueno Station (National Book Award Winner): A Novel By Yu Miri, Morgan Giles (Translated by) Cover Image
By Yu Miri, Morgan Giles (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593187524
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 22nd, 2021

Vacuum in the Dark: A Novel By Jen Beagin Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501182150
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Published: Scribner - January 28th, 2020

Walking Practice: A Novel By Dolki Min, Victoria Caudle (Translated by) Cover Image
By Dolki Min, Victoria Caudle (Translated by)
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063258617
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Published: HarperVia - March 14th, 2023

Wash Day Diaries By Jamila Rowser, Robyn Smith Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781797205458
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Published: Chronicle Books - July 5th, 2022

The Waves By Virginia Woolf, Mark Hussey Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780156949606
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Published: Mariner Books Classics -

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World By Anand Giridharadas Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101972670
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Published: Vintage - October 1st, 2019

The Wishing Pool and Other Stories By Tananarive Due Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781636141053
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Published: Akashic Books - April 18th, 2023

Witch King By Martha Wells Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250826794
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Published: Tordotcom - May 30th, 2023

The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On By Franny Choi Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063240087
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Published: Ecco - November 1st, 2022