• The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

    The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

    The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

    Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

    A new york times notable book (2021)“this sweeping, brilliant and beautiful narrative is at once a love song to black girlhood, family, history, joy, pain…and so much more. in jeffers' deft hands, the story of race and love in america becomes the great american novel.” —jacqueline woodson, author of red at the bone and another brooklynthe 2020 national book award–nominated poet makes her fiction debut with this magisterial epic—an intimate yet sweeping novel with all the luminescence and force of homegoing; sing, unburied, sing; and the water dancer—that chronicles the

  • On Juneteenth

    On Juneteenth

    On Juneteenth

    Annette Gordon-Reed

    Weaving together american history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, annette gordon-reed’s on juneteenth provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to juneteenth, recounting both its origins in texas and the enormous hardships that african-americans have endured in the century since, from reconstruction through jim crow and beyond. all too aware of the stories of cowboys, ranchers, and oilmen that have long dominated the lore of the lone star state, gordon-reed—herself a texas native and the descendant of enslaved people brought to texas as early as

  • On Freedom

    On Freedom

    On Freedom

    Maggie Nelson

    So often deployed as a jingoistic, even menacing rallying cry, or limited by a focus on passing moments of liberation, the rhetoric of freedom both rouses and repels. does it remain key to our autonomy, justice, and well-being, or is freedom's long star turn coming to a close? does a continued obsession with the term enliven and emancipate, or reflect a deepening nihilism (or both)? on freedom examines such questions by tracing the concept's complexities in four distinct realms: art, sex, drugs, and climate.drawing on a vast range of material,

  • Klara and the Sun

    Klara and the Sun

    Klara and the Sun

    Kazuo Ishiguro

    From the best-selling author of never let me go and the remains of the day, a stunning new novel—his first since winning the nobel prize in literature—about the wondrous, mysterious nature of the human heart.from her place in the store, klara, an artificial friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. she remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, klara

  • These Precious Days

    These Precious Days

    These Precious Days

    Ann Patchett

    The beloved new york times bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays. “any story that starts will also end.” as a writer, ann patchett knows what the outcome of her fiction will be. life, however, often takes turns we do not see coming. patchett ponders this truth in these wise essays that afford a fresh and intimate look into her mind and heart. at the center of these precious days is the title essay, a suprising and moving meditation on an

  • Mrs. March

    Mrs. March

    Mrs. March

    Virginia Feito

    “i read virginia’s novel in one sitting and was so captured by it i knew i had to make it and play mrs. march. as a character, she is fascinating, complex, and deeply human and i can’t wait to sink my teeth into her.” ―elisabeth mosswho is mrs. march?a twenty-first-century highsmith, virginia feito conjures the unforgettable mrs. march, an upper east side housewife whose life is shattered by her husband’s latest novel.in this astonishing debut, the venerable but gossipy new york literary scene is twisted into a claustrophobic fun house

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  • The Lincoln Highway

    The Lincoln Highway

    The Lincoln Highway

    Amor Towles

    In june, 1954, eighteen-year-old emmett watson is driven home to nebraska by the warden of the work farm where he has just served a year for involuntary manslaughter. his mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, emmett’s intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother and head west where they can start their lives anew. but when the warden drives away, emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden’s car. together,

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  • Gay Bar

    Gay Bar

    Gay Bar

    Jeremy Atherton Lin

    Strobing lights and dark rooms; throbbing house and drag queens on counters; first kisses, last call: the gay bar has long been a place of solidarity and sexual expression—whatever your scene, whoever you’re seeking. but in urban centers around the world, they are closing, a cultural demolition that has jeremy atherton lin wondering: what was the gay bar? how have they shaped him? and could this spell the end of gay identity as we know it?in gay bar, the author embarks upon a transatlantic tour of the hangouts that marked

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  • House of Sticks

    House of Sticks

    House of Sticks

    Ly Tran

    ’ly tran is just a toddler in 1993 when she and her family immigrate from a small town along the mekong river in vietnam to a two-bedroom railroad apartment in queens. ly’s father, a former lieutenant in the south vietnamese army, spent nearly a decade as a pow, and their resettlement is made possible through a humanitarian program run by the us government. soon after they arrive, ly joins her parents and three older brothers sewing ties and cummerbunds piece-meal on their living room floor to make ends meet. as

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  • Agatha of Little Neon

    Agatha of Little Neon

    Agatha of Little Neon

    Claire Luchette

    Agatha has lived every day of the last nine years with her sisters: they work together, laugh together, pray together. their world is contained within the little house they share. the four of them are devoted to mother roberta and to their quiet, purposeful life.but when the parish goes broke, the sisters are forced to move. they land in woonsocket, a former mill town now dotted with wind turbines. they head up a halfway house, where they live alongside castoffs like the jawless tim gary and the headstrong lawnmower jill.

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  • Where's Spot?

    Where's Spot?

    Where's Spot?

    Eric Hill

    This bigger, brighter paperback edition of eric hill's iconic first lift-the-flap book celebrates 30 years since first publication in hardback. the simple text and colourful pictures will engage a whole new generation of pre-readers as they lift the picture flaps in search of spot. a number 1 bestseller since it was first published in 1980, this interactive favourite has stayed in the charts ever since.

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  • How the Word Is Passed

    How the Word Is Passed

    How the Word Is Passed

    Clint Smith

    Beginning in his own hometown of new orleans, clint smith leads the reader through an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks-those that are honest about the past and those that are not-that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation's collective history, and ourselves. it is the story of the monticello plantation in virginia, the estate where thomas jefferson wrote letters espousing the urgent need for liberty while enslaving over 400 people on the premises. it is the story of the whitney plantation, one

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  • Infinite Country

    Infinite Country

    Infinite Country

    Patricia Engel

    I often wonder if we are living the wrong life in the wrong country. talia is being held at a correctional facility for adolescent girls in the forested mountains of colombia after committing an impulsive act of violence that may or may not have been warranted. she urgently needs to get out and get back home to bogotá, where her father and a plane ticket to the united states are waiting for her. if she misses her flight, she might also miss her chance to finally be reunited with her

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