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Chloe Gong, THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS, and the Importance of Shakespearean Retellings

I'm usually pretty wary when a Shakespearean retelling shows up (especially when it's Romeo and Juliet), however I decided to give These Violent Delights a try and I am so glad that I did! It's sharp as a dagger and thrilling as a sword fight. Gong's intimate grasp of 1920s Shanghai's nuance and energy imbued every page while her fast-paced plot and dimensional characters gave life to the rich setting.

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781534457690
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 17th, 2020

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Unlikeable Women, Poetry, and Trauma: Laura G Interviews Jessie Ann Foley

As my friends and colleagues know well, I keep a very strict bed time. I read from 9:30-10 (or maybe 10:30 if the book's especially good) and then it's promptly lights out. I tell you this so you understand the significance of the fact that I stayed up until midnight reading You Know I'm No Good

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062957085
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quill Tree Books - October 13th, 2020

Joy Interviews Ellen Hopkins, author of CLOSER TO NOWHERE

I first met Ellen Hopkins in person about a decade ago, introduced by a mutual friend at a writer’s conference. I was very new to this industry then, my first YA novel about to come out, basically in awe of getting to talk to someone whose work I so very much admired. Here’s the thing about Ellen that her fans know: She is the real deal: passionate and intense and kind and always willing to pay it forward if she can. Many #kidlit authors are, actually, but Ellen is particularly generous with her time and friendship, and I’ve always appreciated this more than I can say.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108611
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

Joy Interviews Lucas Rocha, author of WHERE WE GO FROM HERE

One thing we all love here at Brazos Bookstore is discovering new authors! So of course when Scholastic approached us about doing an event with Brazilian debut author Lucas Rocha for his YA novel WHERE WE GO FROM HERE, which Scholastic has recently translated into English from Brazilian Portuguese, I was very excited, even more so when I dug into the book. Characters living with HIV, falling in love, finding their way - Rocha’s book is a superb read.

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By Lucas Rocha, Larissa Helena (Translated by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338556247
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Push - June 2nd, 2020

Joy Interviews Zoraida Córdova, author of THE WAY TO RIO LUNA

I’ve been a fan of Zoraida Córdova’s YA novels since the beginning, so I’m always on the lookout for her newest titles. But what an extra treat to find that she has also dipped her writerly toes in the world of middle grade novels with THE WAY TO RIO LUNA, her newest fantasy out this week from Scholastic. It's got this great classic Narnia sort of feel, with secrets lands and adventures and gently scary villains - perfect for younger middle schoolers and up!

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781338239546
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Scholastic Inc. - June 2nd, 2020

French Snail Adventures: Joy and Laura G Interview Dashka Slater

ESCARGOT, the story of a fabulous French snail, is one of our favorite picture books here at Brazos. So of course, Laura and I were totally over the moon with excitement when Macmillan told us that they’d accepted our pitch for events and school visits for its fabulous author, Dashka Slater, for the sequel, A BOOK FOR ESCARGOT. And then came the spread of COVID-19 and events began to cancel one by one. 

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By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374312862
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 7th, 2020

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By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374302818
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 11th, 2017

Brazos Bestsellers

Here's a list of the top selling books at Brazos Bookstore this week!

Apeirogon: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781400069606
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - February 25th, 2020

Migrating to Prison: America's Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781620974209
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: New Press - December 3rd, 2019

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Reinhardt's Garden Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895620
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - October 1st, 2019

Scammed (Vale Hall #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250175830
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Tor Teen - February 4th, 2020

The Light Here Changes Everything: A Novella Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781680031928
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Texas Review Press - September 24th, 2019

Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735219090
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

Homie: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450109
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020

A History of the Cat in Nine Chapters or Less Cover Image
By Fu Shivani, Anis Shivani (As Told by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781936196968
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: C&r Press - November 1st, 2019

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In the Dream House: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781644450031
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780292759510
Availability: Backordered
Published: University of Texas Press - October 1st, 2019

Joy Interviews Elizabeth Rose Stanton, Author and Illustrator of COWIE

I met picture book author/illustrator Elizabeth Rose Stanton a few years ago at a weekend writer’s event at the fabulous Writing Barn in Austin. I fell in love with the quirky fun of her picture book HENNY, about this chicken with arms. Yes, arms! ERS has a gentle style - whimsical yet thoughtful. Her books speak to our need to be ourselves, to have the world accept us for who we are… even if we’re a chicken with arms!

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781534421745
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 7th, 2020

Joy Interviews Janet Gurtler, editor of You Too?

One of the greatest things about being both an author of numerous books for young people as well as being the Children’s Programming Director here at Brazos is being able to help support amazing authors whose careers I’ve followed for a while. I’ve known Janet Gurtler for over a decade now, and I’m a huge fan of her work, particularly her contemporary YA novels such as I’M NOT HER. Now, she’s stepping into an editor/author role with the YOU TOO? anthology, out this week from Harper.

You Too?: 25 Voices Share Their #metoo Stories Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335929082
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Inkyard Press - January 7th, 2020

I'm Not Her Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781402256363
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - May 1st, 2011

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