TOP 18 OF 2018

FICTION

FRIDAY BLACK
14.99

Friday Black - Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Pub Date:10/23/18
$14.99 Paperback Original

"Engrossing. Exciting. Essential. Adjei-Brenyah's debut is an astonishing array of stories that masterfully get to the heart of racism and capitalism in contemporary America. They will make you weep, make you scream, fill you with rage and then somehowfill you with hope in a way that only Adjei-Brenyah can. Required reading." - Mwahaki King

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SHE WOULD BE KING
26.00

She Would Be King: A Novel - Wayetu Moore

Pub Date: 9/11/2018
$26.00 Hardcover

“Moore skillfully reconsiders the idealism of the early African-American settlers through their interactions with the indigenous peoples and braids together intimate story lines centered around universal themes: falling in love, defying familial expectations and the difficulties of doing the right thing.”The New York Times

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THINGS TO MAKE AND BREAK
16.95

Things to Make and Break - May-Lan Tan

Pub Date 10/2/18
$16.95

"Wow, just wow! These stories are something else! Tan's writing has alyrical, visceral quality that sinks its teeth into the very core of your emotions and doesn't let go. An unabashed look at contemporary romance, this is a short story collection you don't want to miss! - Mwahaki King

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EARLY WORK
26.00

Early Work: A Novel - Andrew Martin

Pub Date: 7/10/2018
$26.00

Hey! Our friend and neighbor with talent and nerve, Andrew Martin wrote an incredibly hilarious debut novel that just landed itself on the NYT 100 Notable books of 2018! I loved every page of this book-filled book! It's terribly funny and impossible to put down. The banter, the booze, the mistakes, the process of writing while young and restless. The perfect gift for your fucked-up writer friend. --Kate Layte

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HAPPINESS
26.00

Happiness - Aminatta Forna

Pub Date: 3/6/2018
$26.00 Hardcover

"From the understated and inexorable pull of plot and emotion to the luxuriousness of the details of varied ways of living and being to the tidal pull of language...a great accomplishment." Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer

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THE CABIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD: A NOVEL
26.99

The Cabin at the End of the World - Paul Tremblay

Pub Date: 6/26/18
$26.99

A tremendous book―thought-provoking and terrifying, with tension that winds up like a chain.The Cabin at the End of the World is Tremblay’s personal best. It’s that good.”  — Stephen King

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AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE: A NOVEL
26.95

An American Marriage: A Novel- Tayari Jones

Pub Date:2/6/18
$26.95 Hardcover

"Reading it I found myself angry as hell, laugh out loud, choking up and cheering. A gem of a book - Jacqueline Wilson, author of Harbor Me and Brown Girl Dreaming

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CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE
18.99

Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi

Pub Date: 3/6/2018
$18.99
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"Children of Blood and Bone is taking the YA genre by storm, with critics already predicting Adeyemi to be the next J.K. Rowling — move over Ron and Hermione, there’re some new kids in town!And the epic journey that Zelie, Amari and Tzain must undertake to restore magic to the breathtaking kingdom of Orisha will have you hooked from start to finish. Inspired largely by the Black Lives Mattermovement; Adeyemi tackles themes of prejudice, social stratification, colorism within the black community and authoritarian brutality with unparalleled prowess. An exhilarating, heart-wrenching, awe-inspiring piece of work! —Mwahaki King

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NON-FICTION

SMALL FRY
26.00

Small Fry: A Memoir - Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Pub Date: 9/4/18
$26.00 Hardcover

Entrancing... Brennan-Jobs is a deeply gifted writer… Her inner landscape is depicted in such exquisitely granular detail that it feels as if no one else could have possibly written it. Indeed, it has that defining aspect of a literary work: the stamp of a singular sensibility…Beautiful, literary, and devastating.”―New York Times Book Review

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HOW DO WE LOOK: THE BODY, THE DIVINE, AND THE QUESTION OF CIVILIZATION
24.95

How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization - Mary Beard

Pub Date: 5/31/18
$24.95 Hardcover

"The renowned classicist delivers another tantalizing morsel of analysis, this time on 'art, and our reactions to it, over thousands of years and across thousands of miles.'... Yet another triumph for Beard: a joy to read, packed with lessons quickly absorbed." - Kirkus Review

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EDUCATED: A MEMOIR
28.00

Educated: A Memoir - Tara Westover

Pub Date: 2/20/2018
$28 Hardcover

Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite its harrowing plot,  Westover’s book is no misery memoir. . . . Her voice is so sui generis it feels in debt to no one. . . . And despite the singularity of her childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”Vogue

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My Kitchen Chalkboard: Seasonal Menus for Modern New England Families
35.00

My Kitchen Chalkboard:Seasonal Menus for Modern New England Families - Leigh Belanger

Pub Date: 5/1/18
$30.00

"From hearty broths that warm you up on a winter's night to delicious salads that cool you off in those sweltering Boston summers, Belanger knows exactly what to put on the dinner table any time of the year. This cookbook has it all! - Mwahaki King

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KIDS

DREAM BIG, LITTLE ONE
8.99

Dream Big, Little One - Vashti Harrison

Pub Date: 10/16/18
$8.99

This beautifully illustrated board book edition of instant bestsellerLittle Leaders: Bold Women in Black History showcases women who changed the world and is the perfect goodnight book to inspire big dreams. For more, check out Harrison's new book Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World

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THE DAY YOU BEGIN
18.99

"The Day You Begin" - Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael Lopez

Pub Date: 8/28/18
$18.99 Illustrated Hardcover

"A must-have book about the power of one's voice and the friendships that emerge when you are yourself." - Kirkus Review

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POETRY

GHOST, LIKE A PLACE
15.95

Ghost, Like A Place - Iain Haley Pollock

Pub Date: 8/27/18
$15.95

"This collection is a truly breathtaking and timely piece of work! The poems Pollock constructs here are poignant andpowerful, as they tackle difficult societal issues in contemporary America; primarily violence and racial injustice. They are raw and brutal, but also so honest and true. Pollock's poetry addresses the ills of society in a way that leaves you at times heartbroken, at times hopeful; but always spellbound." -Mwahaki King

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SKETCHTASY
17.95

Sketchtasy - Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Pub Date: 10/18
$17.95

"Reading this was like a night of stealing other people's drinks, or a much-needed slap to the face, or a little of both. Bold, glittering, wise, fun, the novel as found poem alive in the mouth of this truth-telling queen, making her way through a wasteland of other people's lies (and a few of her own), and looking for something near paradise. Follow her and live." —Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night

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