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Everybody: A Book about Freedom By Olivia Laing Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324022022
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 9th, 2022

"Astute and consistently surprising critic" (NPR) Olivia Laing investigates the body and its discontents through the great freedom movements of the twentieth century.


The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet By John Green Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525556534
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Published: Dutton - May 18th, 2021

Goodreads Choice winner for Nonfiction 2021 and instant #1 bestseller! A deeply moving collection of personal essays from John Green, the author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down.

“The perfect book for right now.” –People


Quarterlife: The Search for Self in Early Adulthood By Satya Doyle Byock Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525511663
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Published: Random House - July 26th, 2022

An innovative psychotherapist tackles the overlooked stage of Quarterlife—the years between adolescence and midlife—and provides a “fascinating” guide “on how to navigate and thrive—rather than just survive—these odd years” (PureWow).


Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals By Oliver Burkeman Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374159122
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 10th, 2021

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Provocative and appealing . . . well worth your extremely limited time." —Barbara Spindel, The Wall Street Journal

The average human lifespan is absurdly, insultingly brief. Assuming you live to be eighty, you have just over four thousand weeks.


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Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization By Neil deGrasse Tyson Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250861504
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 20th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Bringing his cosmic perspective to civilization on Earth, Neil deGrasse Tyson shines new light on the crucial fault lines of our time—war, politics, religion, truth, beauty, gender, and race—in a way that stimulates a deeper sense of unity for us all.


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Breasts and Eggs By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator) Cover Image
By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609456702
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Published: Europa Editions - March 23rd, 2021

A BEST BOOK OF 2020
TIME MagazineThe AtlanticBook RiotElectric LiteratureThe New York Times (Notable Book of the Year)

The story of three women by a writer hailed by Haruki Murakami as Japan's most important contemporary novelist, WINNER OF THE AKUTAGAWA PRIZE.


The Books of Jacob: A Novel By Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft (Translated by) Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft (Translated by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593087480
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 1st, 2022

“Just as awe-inspiring as the Nobel judges claimed.” – The Washington Post

“Olga Tokarczuk is one of our greatest living fiction writers. . . This could well be a decade-defining book akin to Bolaño’s 2666.” –AV Club


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

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY NPR, PEOPLE, AND O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

A NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS’ TOP BOOK OF 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“As good as The Friend, if not better.” —The New York Times
 
“Impossible to put down . . . leavened with wit and tenderness.” —People


WALK: Slow Down, Wake Up, and Connect at 1-3 Miles per Hour By Jonathon Stalls Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781623176952
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Published: North Atlantic Books - August 16th, 2022

A transformative collection of essays on the power of walking to connect with ourselves, each other, and nature itself.


Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us By Rachel Aviv Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374600846
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 13th, 2022

The acclaimed, award-winning New Yorker writer Rachel Aviv offers a groundbreaking exploration of mental illness and the mind, and illuminates the startling connections between diagnosis and identity.


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Rude Talk in Athens: Ancient Rivals, the Birth of Comedy, and a Writer's Journey Through Greece By Mark Haskell Smith Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781951213343
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Published: Unnamed Press - August 17th, 2021

Rude Talk in Athens is brave, brilliant, and incredibly funny. There are loads of very specific characters, including Mark himself. It's the Mark Haskell Smith version of hanging out with Stanley Tucci and Anthony Bourdain, but in present day and ancient Greece. I agree with everything he says about comedy and have never read anything like it.