Jen

Jen (she/her)

Jen is a bookseller from Atlanta who enjoys contemporary fiction about gross things (think cannibalism, vomit, bodily functions). She loves picture books (not about cannibalism, vomit, or bodily functions). She also likes longform journalistic essays of the social sciences variety. Long walks on the beach, pina coladas, sticker-making, and casual vanity. That's Jen! 


 

You Dreamed of Empires: A Novel By Álvaro Enrigue, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by) Cover Image
By Álvaro Enrigue, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593544792
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 9th, 2024

"Alvaro Enrigue's newest book fictionalizes Hernán Cortès' first 24 hours in Tenochtitlan (today's Mexico City) as he meets a shroomed-out Moctezuma and his feuding empire. Despite its brevity, the only word to describe this book is EPIC. Enrique rewards the attentive reader with both subtle hilarity and a serious reflection on the mutability of history."


Pedro Páramo By Juan Rulfo, Douglas J. Weatherford (Translator), Gabriel García Márquez (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Juan Rulfo, Douglas J. Weatherford (Translator), Gabriel García Márquez (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802160935
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Published: Grove Press - November 14th, 2023

"Known as the work that inspired García Márquez's 100 Years of Solitude, Pedro Páramo is a surrealist masterpiece in its own right. The novel's premise: a young man journeys to the ghost town of Comala, Mexico to find his father. Beyond that, a linear plot is elusive as memories, the dead, hallucinations, and textual fragments all merge into one. If anything, time is a physical thing Rulfo can play with: "The road rose and fell: 'It rises and falls according to whether one's going or coming. For the person who's leaving, it rises; for the one who's coming, it falls.'" 


Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) By Marlon James Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735220188
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2020

One of TIME’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time

Winner of the L.A. Times Ray Bradbury Prize 

Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award

The New York Times Bestseller

Named a Best Book of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, NPR, GQ, Vogue, and The Washington Post


Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us By Rachel Aviv Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250872913
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Published: Picador - September 19th, 2023

In Strangers to Ourselves, Aviv presents 4 psychiatric case studies that evade normative definitions of mental illness. In a discipline that can be rigid and cool, Aviv approaches her subjects with empathy, attention, and thoughtfulness. This is long-form journalism at its finest.