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Dinner with Joseph Johnson: Books and Friendship in a Revolutionary Age By Daisy Hay Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780691243962
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Published: Princeton University Press - November 15th, 2022

A political and literary history and biography told through the life, career and friendships of Joseph Johnson, publisher. Johnson was an early champion of Joseph Priestly, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Henry Fuseli, and helped fuel the artistic and intellectual growth of romantics, radicals, and dissenters at the tail end of the 18th century.


Brutalities: A Love Story By Margo Steines Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324050872
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 3rd, 2023

A Covid memoir like no other. Pregnant, isolated, and in pain, Steines records her experience during quarantine. She weaves past and present by recalling her relationship with physical pain--as a dominatrix in NYC, a welder, and her time trapped on a homestead with her abusive partner.


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The Other Significant Others: Reimagining Life with Friendship at the Center By Rhaina Cohen Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781250280916
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 13th, 2024

Drawing from interviews with life-long friends, sociological research, and her own experience, Cohen emphasizes the importance of platonic connection and affection, especially in a digital age obsessed with romance and catered to the nuclear family. Friendship will save our lives!


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Haikyu!!, Vol. 1 By Haruichi Furudate Cover Image
$9.99
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ISBN: 9781421587660
Published: VIZ Media LLC - July 5th, 2016

Hinata has been told by nearly everyone that he's too short to play volleyball, but he won't let that stop him. As Hinata's first year of high school begins, he finds himself on a team of underdogs that all want the same thing: to go to Nationals, and to win big in Tokyo. A heartwarming and exciting story about friendship, determination, and doing what you love.


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The Buried Giant (Vintage International) By Kazuo Ishiguro Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307455796
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Published: Vintage - January 5th, 2016

An exploration of Arthurian Legend as well as a meditation on historical and cultural memory. This book follows a husband and wife as they search for the son they have forgotten due to a memory altering mist.


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Western Lane: A Novel By Chetna Maroo Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250321930
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Published: Picador - November 21st, 2023

A quiet, but intense story about the disorientation caused by grief. After her mother’s death Gopi and her sisters take up squash, which becomes Gopi’s obsession in addition to being one of the only ways she can connect with her detached father. Fueled by the goal of playing in a tournament, Gopi navigates family dysfunction and the yearning of first love.


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If You'll Have Me By Eunnie Cover Image
By Eunnie
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593403235
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2023

A really sweet and funny lesbian romance set in college. Momo and PG are complete opposites—Momo is a dedicated student and a chronic people pleaser, while PG is cool and a bit aloof. Will they be able to figure out their feelings amidst misunderstandings, romantic rivals, school, and, yes, a little bit of angst? I was smiling the whole way through!


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The Eagle of the Ninth (The Roman Britain Trilogy #1) By Rosemary Sutcliff Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780312644291
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Published: Square Fish - November 9th, 2010

Recently injured in battle, Centurion Marcus Aquila journeys north to retrieve the golden standard of the lost Ninth Legion, with hope for restoring his late father's honor. For fans of the I Survived series, The Royal Diaries, and Dear America.


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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein By Kiersten White Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525577966
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Published: Ember - October 8th, 2019

A slow-burn horror story. Trapped in a volatile friendship that is slowly becoming more and more unstable, Elizabeth must toe the line between acquiescence and manipulation to keep her place in the Frankenstein household secure. A retelling that manages to add another dimension to a classic.


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The Ruin of All Witches: Life and Death in the New World By Malcolm Gaskill Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593316573
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Published: Knopf - November 1st, 2022

A viscerally claustrophobic history of a community and of a doomed marriage. Gaskill explores the seventeenth century world of his subjects with empathy, dissecting a tragedy and examining its causes--the personal and the petty as well as the political, cultural and religious.


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Black Swans: Stories By Eve Babitz, Stephanie Danler (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Eve Babitz, Stephanie Danler (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640090507
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Published: Counterpoint - April 10th, 2018

Set in Los Angeles, these stories follow the narrator as she leads us through her romantic entanglements, her obsession with learning to tango, and her artists circle. For fans of Joan Didion & autobiographical fiction.


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Elizabeth Finch: A novel By Julian Barnes Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593468920
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Published: Vintage - July 18th, 2023

An unconventional story about love and friendship. Neil, middle-aged and the self-described king of unfinished projects, is willed his late professor's papers. Determined to finish a book she started, Neil investigates history, religion and philosophy, keeping his connection to her alive.


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The World and All That It Holds: A Novel By Aleksandar Hemon Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250321893
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Published: Picador - March 5th, 2024

Spanning nearly forty years and following its characters from Sarajevo to Shanghai, this novel examines the many shapes of violence, home and love. Hemon's prose is breathtaking, a journey both emotional and linguistic; the story equally so. If you like character-driven historical fiction, this one is for you.


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The Book of Goose: A Novel By Yiyun Li Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250872418
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Published: Picador - August 8th, 2023

A beautiful and moving portrait of a friendship. Two girls living in rural post-war France entertain themselves by writing a book of stories. What follows is an exquisite narrative about self & personal history. Told through piercing and careful prose, this book left me wishing for 200 more pages!