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The Manningtree Witches: A Novel By A. K. Blakemore Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781646220649
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Published: Catapult - August 10th, 2021

A brilliant story set in 17th-century England about a women's community at the margins of society and the constant dangers of religious fervor. Dark, unsettling, and highly entertaining.


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The Secret Lives of Color By Kassia St. Clair Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143131144
Availability: BACKORDERED
Published: Penguin Books - October 24th, 2017

This incredible multi-colored book tells the story and history of 75 shades of colors, hues, and dyes. As you read each page you learn the importance of each color and its effects from politics to pop culture.


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Magma By Thora Hjörleifsdóttir, Meg Matich (Translator) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802157393
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - July 13th, 2021

This short and compulsive debut novel from Icelandic poet Thora Hjörleifsdóttir, gives you a glimpse into a young woman’s blind passionate relationship that is highly toxic, cruel, with subtle violence. Filled with short chapters, you won’t realize that you are at the end until the final turning on the page.


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The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays By Esmé Weijun Wang Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978273
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2019

Esmé Weijun Wang’s collection of essays is a vivid portrait of what it means to be living with mental illness all while navigating the myriad attempts to find a diagnosis. Written in a brave voice that doesn’t shy away from the effect the disease has on the person, as well as the people close to them. 


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Learning to Talk to Plants By Marta Orriols, Mara Faye Lethem (Translated by) Cover Image
By Marta Orriols, Mara Faye Lethem (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781782275770
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Published: Pushkin Press - June 15th, 2021

In Marta Orriols debut novel Paula Cid’s long-term boyfriend dies hours later just as he informs her that he is leaving her for another woman. Orriols navagiates grief, betrayal, obsession, and what it takes to rebuild your life when it all falls apart. 


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Burnt Sugar: A Novel By Avni Doshi Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781419752926
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Published: The Overlook Press - January 26th, 2021

Fearless debut novel about a mother-and-daughter relationship with deep resentments, betrayal, and hidden truths of family history which brings them together in unexpected ways. Asking the profound question: will you be there for your mother in her time of need, when they were never there for you growing up? 


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Childhood: The Copenhagen Trilogy: Book 1 By Tove Ditlevsen, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tove Ditlevsen, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780374722937
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Published: FSG Originals - January 26th, 2021

Book One of the Copenhagen Trilogy memoir is a brave look at Tove Ditlevsen’s childhood in working class Copenhagen where she knows that she is a misfit in her family and her neighborhood. This is where she discovers that she wants to be a poet and a writer. Told with complete honesty and a vivid portrait of girlhood, it is a brave and beautiful memoir. 


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Youth: The Copenhagen Trilogy: Book 2 By Tove Ditlevsen, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tove Ditlevsen, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780374539405
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Published: FSG Originals - January 26th, 2021

Youth follows Tove after she is forced to leave school early, and has to embark on a string of unfulfilling low-paying jobs. All Tove wants is her life to start like her older brother’s, to leave home, find love, and most importantly, independence from her parents. The second volume is vulnerable, with small glimpses of humor and shows Copenhagen as it slid into War World II. 


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Dependency: The Copenhagen Trilogy: Book 3 By Tove Ditlevsen, Michael Favala Goldman (Translated by) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374539412
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Published: FSG Originals - January 26th, 2021

The last installment in The Copenhagen Trilogy finds Tove as a famous published poet and married to an older literary editor. All of her years escaping the life that she was born into finds Tove in unwanted pregnancies, failures, and an addiction that will stay with her throughout the rest of her life. This is by far the most honest, raw, and dark account of Tove’s life.


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Edie Richter Is Not Alone By Rebecca Handler Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781951213176
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Published: Unnamed Press - March 9th, 2021

Rebecca Handler’s debut novel follows Edie Ritcher, a woman with a shocking secret whose father just died leaving her family in San Francisco. When her husband relocates his job to Perth, Australia she becomes isolated, carrying a secret that will haunt her in a foreign country that only mirrors her own life. Something has to give in both her marriage and her life. 


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Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor By Anna Qu Cover Image
By Anna Qu
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ISBN: 9781646220342
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Published: Catapult - August 3rd, 2021

Anna Qu was sent by her mother as a teen to work in the family’s garment factory in Queens. At home she was treated as a maid, punished for doing her homework, and suffered abuse at her family's hands. Qu does something that most people would only dream of: she alerts the Office of Children and Family Services, and the act and consequences impact the rest of her life. Twenty years later, after an estrangement from her mother, she requests to see the report that changed her life only to find key details wrong. Qu asks uncomfortable questions about trauma, the meaning of work, and survival in immigrant families.


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Girlhood By Melissa Febos Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635572520
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 30th, 2021

Melissa Fobes' writing has always been fearless, raw, truthful, and precise. This collection doesn’t shy away from what it means to transition from girlhood to being one's true self in adulthood. This collection blends essay, memoir, and cultural reporting seamlessly. 


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The Lover By Marguerite Duras Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375700521
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Published: Pantheon - September 8th, 1998

A relentless novel about an affair between a young French girl and her wealthy Chinese lover in pre-war Saigon. A story of passion, broken families, and finding your way alone in the world. A passionate novel of firsts - love, wealth, and the collapse of French colonialism.


A Bad Character By Deepti Kapoor Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780804171335
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Published: Vintage - November 24th, 2015

An exhilarating novel about youth, love, class, and a love affair in New Delhi. Both gritty and lyrical, Kapoor's novel is a literary page-turner and the introduction to an exciting new voice.


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Bad Fruit: A Novel By Ella King Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781662601491
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Published: Astra House - August 23rd, 2022

Lily is waiting to attend Oxford while living under the scrutiny of her Singaporean mother and distant English father. When her mother suspects her father of having an affair she begins to become unhinged. The only way to calm her down is spoiled glasses of orange juice that Lily must taste first. Beautiful and shocking, it's an explosive story of mothers and daughters.