June Staff Picks

 

If there is anything we love more than reading books... it's talking about them! Scroll down to see what books we are raving about this month.

Someone You Can Build a Nest In By John Wiswell Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780756418854
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Published: DAW - April 2nd, 2024

"Great humor and a fun romance. A wonderful fairy tail love story with a monster as the main character." - Will


Walking Practice: A Novel By Dolki Min, Victoria Caudle (Translated by) Cover Image
By Dolki Min, Victoria Caudle (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063258624
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Published: HarperVia - March 12th, 2024

"Strange, raucous, ruminative... a stranded, shape-shifting alien walks into a Seoul subway train and discourses about bodies, dating, loneliness, and hunger-- physical, emotional, everything in between-- all while staggering/wobbling/crawling towards their next hookup-cum-meal. You, as the reader, are pinned to the page by both morbid fascination and moments of unexpected empathy. Weird and entertaining exploration of survival, gender, and the physical self in this modern world." -Mindy


Women: A Novella By Chloe Caldwell Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063387072
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 4th, 2024

"Originally published by SF/LD in 2014, this novella has become a cult classic for women who love (and I mean obsessively love) women. A young woman falls in love with an older, married lesbian, and the two enter into an all-encompassing affair. I read this book in one sitting. It's one of the only books I've ever read that has accurately captured the intensity, the absolute obsession, of a new lesbian relationship. And (drumroll) a brand new reissue is out TODAY! Including a new forward from Katie Heaney, and an afterword by the author! I love this book!!" -Jerakah


The Deep Dark: A Graphic Novel By Molly Knox Ostertag Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338839999
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Published: Graphix - June 4th, 2024

"A queer dark fantasy graphic novel that teens and adults will absolutely love! The illustrations are beautiful and unique. This coming of age and soul searching story deals with generational trauma, both healthy and unhealthy romantic relationships, what it's like to be young and queer/trans, how isolation and fear can control our lives, and what it takes to overcome your inner demons . You will fall in love with Mags and her very dark secret... and will also have your heart torn out by the end." -Nicole


Undiscovered: A Novel By Gabriela Wiener, Julia Sanches (Translated by) Cover Image
By Gabriela Wiener, Julia Sanches (Translated by)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780063256682
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperVia - September 26th, 2023

"Longlisted for the International Booker Prize; autofiction is the way to go when one wants to do a deep dive on your colonial ancestors and the way you exist in the world today." -Daphney 


Mumbai New York Scranton: A Memoir By Tamara Shopsin, Jason Fulford (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Tamara Shopsin, Jason Fulford (Photographs by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781501137877
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Published: Scribner - October 24th, 2015

"Tamara Shopsin takes us by the wrist and pulls us breathlessly through the brimming streets and infested hotels of India, whispering to us conspiratorially about the majestic, natural beauty and the sordid, manmade delights. It feels like we're getting away with something. Then she pushes us home to New York where we cook, we eat, we undergo brain surgery. Every page of this brisk travelogue is surprising, and each sentence reaffirms that life is an adventure if you do it right." -Steven


Coexistence: Stories By Billy-Ray Belcourt Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781324075943
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 21st, 2024

"Billy-Ray Belcourt (author of A History of My Brief Body and A Minor Chorus) has written a short story collection! The characters in Coexistence are varied, from a recently incarcerated man attempting to get his life back on track, to an elderly woman nearing the end of her life in the home her husband built, to multiple queer men navigating art, relationships, and Grindr. Each narrator is First Nations, and cannot escape the reverberations of colonization; each experience, each relationship, each milestone, is affected by the past, present, and future of colonial violence. Despite this, each story ends on a hopeful note. The theme of love courses through this book, and emphasizes queer, Indigenous resilience." -Jerakah