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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

Autumn: A Novel (Seasonal Quartet) By Ali Smith Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101969946
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Published: Anchor - October 17th, 2017

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

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Daughter: A Novel By Claudia Dey Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374609702
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 12th, 2023

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

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Red Rabbit By Alex Grecian Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250874689
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 19th, 2023

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

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

How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them By Barbara F. Walter Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593137789
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Published: Crown - January 11th, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession By Michael Finkel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525657323
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Published: Knopf - June 27th, 2023

Several People Are Typing: A Novel (Good Morning America Book Club) By Calvin Kasulke Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593313534
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Published: Anchor - September 27th, 2022

Night Side of the River By Jeanette Winterson Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802161512
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - October 24th, 2023

No Longer Human By Osamu Dazai, Donald Keene (Translated by) Cover Image
By Osamu Dazai, Donald Keene (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811204811
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Published: New Directions - January 17th, 1973

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017 By Rashid Khalidi Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250787651
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Published: Picador - January 26th, 2021

Socialist Realism (Emily Books) By Trisha Low Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895514
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Published: Coffee House Press - August 13th, 2019

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

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

Happy All the Time: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Laurie Colwin Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307474407
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Published: Vintage - March 23rd, 2010

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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)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780451495150
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Published: Hogarth - September 12th, 2023

Thistlefoot: A Novel By GennaRose Nethercott Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593314166
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Published: Vintage - July 18th, 2023

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

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns (Quick & Easy Guides) By Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson, Archie Bongiovanni (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781620104996
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Published: Limerence Press - June 12th, 2018

The Premonition: A Novel By Banana Yoshimoto, Asa Yoneda (Translated by) Cover Image
By Banana Yoshimoto, Asa Yoneda (Translated by)
$24.00
ISBN: 9781640093713
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Published: Counterpoint - October 10th, 2023

Time's Mouth: A Novel By Edan Lepucki Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781640095724
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Published: Counterpoint - August 1st, 2023

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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

I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography By Richard Hell Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062190840
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Published: Ecco - February 18th, 2014

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver By Mary Oliver Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399563263
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Published: Penguin Books - November 10th, 2020

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City By Matthew Desmond Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780553447453
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Published: Crown - February 28th, 2017

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

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

No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model By Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., Alanis Morissette (Introduction by) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781683646686
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Published: Sounds True - July 6th, 2021

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

Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West (Vintage International) By Cormac McCarthy Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780679728757
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Published: Vintage - May 5th, 1992

The Trial: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text (The Schocken Kafka Library) By Franz Kafka Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780805209990
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Published: Schocken - May 25th, 1999

The Employees: A workplace novel of the 22nd century By Olga Ravn, Martin Aitken (Translated by) Cover Image
By Olga Ravn, Martin Aitken (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811234825
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Published: New Directions - February 7th, 2023

The Lost Man By Jane Harper Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250105707
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Published: Flatiron Books - December 31st, 2019

Bright Dead Things: Poems By Ada Limón Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571314710
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 15th, 2015

Piranesi By Susanna Clarke Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781635577808
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 28th, 2021

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

Thieves By Lucie Bryon Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781838741198
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Published: Nobrow - October 4th, 2022

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 World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On By Franny Choi Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063240094
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Published: Ecco - November 7th, 2023

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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

My Murder: A Novel By Katie Williams Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593543764
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 6th, 2023

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

Naked Lunch: The Restored Text By William S. Burroughs Jr, James Grauerholz (Editor), Barry Miles (Editor) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802122070
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Published: Grove Press - July 16th, 2013

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

Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch: A Novel By Rivka Galchen Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250849311
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Published: Picador - June 21st, 2022

Temporary (Emily Books) By Hilary Leichter Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781566895668
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Published: Coffee House Press - March 3rd, 2020

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Death Valley: A Novel By Melissa Broder Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781668024843
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Published: Scribner - October 3rd, 2023

Girls Against God: A Novel By Jenny Hval Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781788738958
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Published: Verso Fiction - October 6th, 2020

Bluebeard's Castle: A Novel (Verso Fiction) By Anna Biller Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781804291856
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Published: Verso - October 10th, 2023