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LaserWriter II: A Novel By Tamara Shopsin Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250859037
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Published: Picador - October 11th, 2022

A WIRED Pick for the 7 Books You Need to Read This Winter and one of Vox’s 11 Titles Not to Miss

From the incomparable New York Times and New Yorker illustrator Tamara Shopsin comes a debut novel about a New York City printer repair technician who grows up alongside the Apple computer—featuring original designs by the author.


Several People Are Typing: A Novel By Calvin Kasulke Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593313534
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Published: Anchor - September 27th, 2022

A Good Morning America Book Club Pick! • A work-from-home comedy where WFH meets WTF. "An absurd, hilarious romp through the haunted house of late-stage capitalism." —Carmen Maria Machado, author of In the Dream House
 


Saturnalia By Stephanie Feldman Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781951213640
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Published: Unnamed Press - October 11th, 2022

"A heady mix of the most terrifying elements of our troubled past and inevitable future; an eerie, propulsive novel." --Carmen Maria Machado


Ghosts: A novel By Dolly Alderton Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593313978
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Published: Vintage - July 5th, 2022

INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER • A smart, sexy, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about ex-boyfriends, imperfect parents, friends with kids, and a man who disappears the moment he says "I love you"”—from the bestselling author of Everything I Know About Love.


She Memes Well: Essays By Quinta Brunson Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358697473
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Published: Dey Street Books - June 14th, 2022

“In She Memes Well, Quinta gives more than a peek behind the curtain. She invites us in, lets us poke around and offers a balm for our aching souls. She moves beyond the jokes into something much deeper, something we may not recognize we need.


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Tell Everyone on This Train I Love Them By Maeve Higgins Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143135869
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Published: Penguin Books - February 1st, 2022

Deeply funny, moving, and urgent writing about a country that can feel broken into pieces and the light that shines through the cracks, from Irish comedian Maeve Higgins, author of Maeve in America.
 


Stay True: A Memoir By Hua Hsu Cover Image
By Hua Hsu
$26.00
ISBN: 9780385547772
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Published: Doubleday - September 27th, 2022

A NEW YORK TIMES MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK • From the New Yorker staff writer Hua Hsu, a gripping memoir on friendship, grief, the search for self, and the solace that can be found through art.


NSFW: A Novel By Isabel Kaplan Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250822895
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 5th, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION'S FIRST NOVEL PRIZE“An intoxicating exploration of male-dominated workplaces . . . NSFW is gripping, with a lot to unpack, making it excellent book-club fodder.”TIME

Named an Amazon "Best Book of 2022" for Literature and Fiction


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Cygnet: A Novel By Season Butler Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063095915
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 24th, 2021

Winner of the Writers’ Guild Award for Best First Novel

An utterly original coming-of-age tale, marked by wrenching humor and staggering charisma, about a young woman resisting the savagery of adulthood in a community of the elderly rejecting the promise of youth.


We Are Watching Eliza Bright By A.E. Osworth Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781538717646
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 4th, 2022

Named a Best Book of 2021 by NPR  Harper’s Bazaar • CrimeReads • Electric Literature • Autostraddle

In this thrilling story of survival and anger, a woman has her whole life turned upside down after speaking out against workplace hostility–and inadvertently becomes the leader of a cultural movement.


The Displacements: A Novel By Bruce Holsinger Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593189719
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 5th, 2022

“Hypnotic.” – New York Times

“Cinematic.” – USA Today

"I gripped the covers of this book as though it might be blown from my hands. . .powerful." - Ron Charles, The Washington Post


Scattered All Over the Earth By Yoko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translated by) Cover Image
By Yoko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811229289
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Published: New Directions - March 1st, 2022

A mind-expanding, cheerfully dystopian new novel by Yoko Tawada, winner of the National Book Award


How to Be Eaten: A Novel By Maria Adelmann Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316450843
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 31st, 2022

*BELLETRIST JUNE BOOK CLUB PICK*

Named a Best Book of May by TIME Magazine & Glamour
One of NPR’s Best Books of the Year


This darkly funny and provocative novel reimagines classic fairy tale characters as modern women in a support group for trauma.

In present-day New York City, five women meet in a basement support group to process


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Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion By Jia Tolentino Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525510567
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 14th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.”—Esquire
 


The Novelist: A Novel By Jordan Castro Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781593767136
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Published: Soft Skull - June 14th, 2022

Brisk and shockingly witty, exuberantly scatological as well as deeply wise, The Novelist is a delight. Jordan Castro is a rare new talent: an author highly attuned to the traditions he is working within while also offering a refreshingly fun sendup of life beset by the endless scroll. —Mary South, author of You Will Never Be Forgotten