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The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home: A Welcome to Nightvale Novel (Welcome to Night Vale #3) By Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062889010
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 22nd, 2022

A hauntingly beautiful story about how revenge can consume you… and what happens when it does. Additionally, pirate adventures and breathtaking historical settings. I couldn’t put it down!


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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (with bonus content): A Novel By Michael Chabon Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780812983586
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 12th, 2012

Reading Chabon’s wonderful run-on sentences feels like having your brain gently massaged. Whether you’re a comic book lover, WW2 buff, or just looking for your next favorite book, I promise that you’ll fall in love with this story and never want it to end.

*Gay Jewish Representation!!


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She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs By Sarah Smarsh Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982157296
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Published: Scribner - September 7th, 2021

Calling all Dolly fans! A deeply personal analysis of Dolly’s life and the way she represents lower-class women in ways no one else does. Mixed with tales from Smarsh’s own childhood, this book screams “girl power” in the best possible way.


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Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them By Jennifer Wright Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9781627797467
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - February 7th, 2017

A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues—from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio—and a celebration of the heroes who fought them


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Branches By Rhiannon McGavin Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781945649370
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Published: Not a Cult - April 5th, 2019

Microscopes swivel and flowers spread as the poet wrestles with a spectrum of growing pains. These coming-of-age poems draw inspiration equally from science textbooks and fairy tales. As the final poem prays, "I will see the moon and morning and know". Branches explores what it means to live to the next day, and the next, before we fully understand what we are surviving.


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Circe By Madeline Miller Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

Madeline Miller is a storyteller like no other. A page-turning adventure, a heartbreaking coming of age, and a fierce feminist retelling, prepare to see the Odyssey’s enchantress as the hero she was always meant to be.


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The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings #2) By Mackenzi Lee Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062795335
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 26th, 2020

An ode to the women who fought the patriarchy before it was cool. This hardcore lady gang of high society scientists and pirates is bound to steal your heart and leave you cheering!


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Her Body and Other Parties: Stories By Carmen Maria Machado Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781555977887
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 3rd, 2017

This book made me go feral! Macado uses horror and sci-fi genre conventions to turn the invisible struggles of womanhood into something visceral, brilliant, and unforgettable.


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bone By Yrsa Daley-Ward, Kiese Laymon (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Yrsa Daley-Ward, Kiese Laymon (Foreword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780143132615
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Published: Penguin Books - September 26th, 2017

“yrsa daley-ward’s bone is a symphony of breaking and mending. . . . she lays her hands on the pulse of the thing. . . . an expert storyteller. of the rarest. and purest kind.” —nayyirah waheed, author of salt.

From the celebrated poet Yrsa Daley-Ward, a poignant collection of poems about the heart, life, and the inner self.


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The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics: Feminine Pursuits By Olivia Waite Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062931795
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Published: Avon Impulse - July 23rd, 2019

This ain’t your grandma’s historical romance! Olivia Waite writes a sweet and sizzling sapphic love story while sneaking in meticulous research about astronomy and embroidery. This beautiful book is proof that queer period dramas are better with a happy ending.


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Barely Functional Adult: It'll All Make Sense Eventually By Meichi Ng Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062945594
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 24th, 2020

You know those deep, dark fears, anxieties, and insecurities that keep you awake at night? Meichi Ng does, and she tells you how to deal with them via a swaddled, genderless blob who is equal parts hilarious and soothing. This book is the best kind of bibliotherapy.


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The White Card: A Play By Claudia Rankine Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978396
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 19th, 2019

There could not be a more gripping or necessary play for the current age. Rankine examines the true motivations of white upper-class philanthropy, specifically an art collector with a penchant for pieces depicting black suffering.


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Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel (The Arthur Less Books #1) By Andrew Sean Greer Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review).WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017


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Spoiler Alert: A Novel By Olivia Dade Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063005549
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Published: Avon - October 6th, 2020

A swoon-worthy rom-com about fandom, fame, and self love. This book is unputdownable!!


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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501161933
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Published: Atria Books - May 29th, 2018

Golden age Hollywood glamour, the price of fame, and a love story spanning across decades. This is a book you can’t put down or even forget. 


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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780060853976
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 7th, 2007

“Reads like the Book of Revelation, rewritten by Monty Python.” — San Francisco Chronicle

The classic novel of angels, demons, and Armageddon from the internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, now a Prime original series starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant.


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Rapunzel By Bethan Woollvin Cover Image
$16.95
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ISBN: 9781682630037
Published: Peachtree - October 3rd, 2017

The Princess saves herself in this one! The classic story we all love but now with contemporary illustrations and an updated ending. 


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Also an Octopus By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Benji Davies (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Benji Davies (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536215915
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

This book gives you all the tools to write a good story… and also a ukulele-playing octopus who’s bound to be your new best friend!


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My Friend Earth: (Earth Day Books with Environmentalism Message for Kids, Saving Planet Earth, Our Planet Book) By Patricia MacLachlan, David Diaz (Illustrator), Francesca Sanna (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Patricia MacLachlan, David Diaz (Illustrator), Francesca Sanna (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780811879101
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 25th, 2020

Love your Mother!


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Dearly: New Poems By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063032491
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Published: Ecco - November 10th, 2020

Everything Margaret Atwood touches is gold, but “Dearly” is in a league of its own. She tackles each poem with her trademark wit and grace. Giving each one a compelling, charming story to tell.


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Me And My Fear By Francesca Sanna Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781911171539
Published: Flying Eye Books - September 11th, 2018

When a girl moves to a new country, her friend fear doesn’t let her do anything. But what happens when she finds out that she’s not the only one with a friend like fear?


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The Secret To Superhuman Strength By Alison Bechdel, Alison Bechdel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alison Bechdel, Alison Bechdel (Illustrator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780544387652
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Published: Mariner Books - May 4th, 2021

10 years after her last book, Alison Bechdel jumps right in with wit, wisdom, and candor to examine her life-long mission to become her best self and the realization that she’s her own biggest obstacle. Part memoir, part philosophy, and part nature writing, this book has something for everyone.


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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe By Benjamin Alire Sáenz Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442408937
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

A lyrically written tender embrace of a book. It was so refreshing to see teenage boys being able to express their emotions and have healthy communication with their parents. I will be crying happy tears over this book forever.


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Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World By Benjamin Alire Sáenz Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534496194
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 2021

Perhaps even more poignant than its predecessor, Saenz perfectly captures the feeling of disillusionment that is so common during the queer coming-of-age experience while still remaining optimistic of the world and the people in it.


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Boyfriend Material (London Calling) By Alexis Hall Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781728206141
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - July 7th, 2020

Fellow lovers of the fake dating trope,have I have a book for you! Boyfriend Material is a charming, hilarious story about what happens when opposites attract and love is found in the last place you expected it. 


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The Capybaras By Alfredo Soderguit, Alfredo Soderguit (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771647823
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Published: Greystone Kids - April 13th, 2021

A heartwarming story of acceptance in which a coop of chickens learn to love a group of capybaras.


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The Girl from the Sea: A Graphic Novel By Molly Knox Ostertag Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338540574
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Published: Graphix - June 1st, 2021

A heartwarming story of acceptance in which a coop of chickens learn to love a group of capybaras.


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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1) By Mackenzi Lee Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062382818
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 4th, 2018

Harriet Hemingway loves fashion but she loves birds too. So when she finds out that millions of birds are killed to make her beloved hats, she knows that she has to take a stand! 


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Gwen & Art Are Not in Love: A Novel By Lex Croucher Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250847218
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Published: Wednesday Books - November 28th, 2023

If Oscar Wilde wrote a road trip adventure novel, this would be that book. Join bisexual disaster Monty as he pines for his best friend and is chased across Europe. A campy, delightful confection!


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Slave Play By Jeremy O. Harris Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781559369787
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Published: Theatre Communications Group - February 4th, 2020

Controversial and unflinching, Slave Play fearlessly addresses how the legacy of enslavement continues to be felt yet ignored. This play will leave you uncomfortable in your own skin and irrevocably changed for the better.


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The Rabbit Hutch: A Novel (National Book Award Winner) By Tess Gunty Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593467879
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Published: Vintage - June 27th, 2023

Controversial and unflinching, Slave Play fearlessly addresses how the legacy of enslavement continues to be felt yet ignored. This play will leave you uncomfortable in your own skin and irrevocably changed for the better.


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Thin Skin: Essays By Jenn Shapland Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593317457
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Published: Pantheon - August 15th, 2023

ONE OF TIME'S 100 MUST-READ BOOKS OF THE YEAR A GOODREADS MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK • Examining capitalism’s toxic creep into the land, our bodies, and our thinking, this incisive new work is “a visceral exploration” (Katherine May, author of Wintering) from a National Book Award finalist and a powerful literary mind.


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Sucker: A Novel By Daniel Hornsby Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593469675
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Published: Anchor - July 11th, 2023

Succession meets Bad Blood in this sharp-toothed satire of Silicon Valley and the 1 percent • The black-sheep son of an industrial tycoon starts working for a tech pioneer who's running a biomedical startup selling nothing less than immortality, only to uncover the horrifying truth at the heart of her sublime promises.


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Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting: A Novel By Clare Pooley Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984878663
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Published: Penguin Books - August 8th, 2023

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Authenticity Project: Nobody ever talks to strangers on the train. It’s a rule. But what would happen if they did?

“A hilarious and sweet creation about a group of individuals who form a family with love at its core.” —USA Today


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Thirsty Mermaids By Kat Leyh Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781982133580
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Published: Gallery 13 - October 3rd, 2023

The Eisner and Lambda Literary Award nominated graphic novel about a group of mermaids trapped on dry land—from prolific comic artist and writer Kat Leyh, creator of the acclaimed Snapdragon and coauthor of the bestselling Lumberjanes series!

Fresh out of shipwreck wine, three tipsy mermaids decide to magically masquerade as humans and sneak onto land to indulge i


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Plain Bad Heroines: A Novel By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780062942869
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 5th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

The award-winning author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post makes her adult debut with this highly imaginative and original horror-comedy centered around a cursed New England boarding school for girls—a wickedly whimsical celebration of the art of storytelling, sapphic love, and the rebellious female spirit.


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Girl Juice By Benji Nate Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770466630
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - May 23rd, 2023

A hilarious slice of twentysomething life in the twenty-first century


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Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created
$25.00
ISBN: 9781250849137
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Published: Picador - May 2nd, 2023

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the iconic musical Sunday in the Park with George


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A Marvellous Light (The Last Binding #1) By Freya Marske Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250831798
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Published: Tordotcom - October 18th, 2022

An International Bestseller!
Winner of the 2022 Romantic Novel Award in Fantasy!
Locus Award Finalist!

An Indie Next pick and LibraryReads pick—with four starred reviews!
A Best of 2021 Pick for NPR | Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Book Riot


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Last Night at the Telegraph Club By Malinda Lo Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525555278
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2021

Winner of the National Book Award
A New York Times Bestseller

"The queer romance we’ve been waiting for.”—Ms. Magazine


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Even Though I Knew the End By C. L. Polk Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250849458
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Published: Tordotcom - November 8th, 2022

Winner of the Nebula Award!

Finalist for the Hugo Award!

Finalist for the World Fantasy Award!

A New York Times Best Romance of 2022!

C. L. Polk turns their considerable powers to a fantastical noir with Even Though I Knew the End.

“Eerie, sharp and fiercely bittersweet.” —The New York Times


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Sea Change: A Novel By Gina Chung Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593469347
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Published: Vintage - March 28th, 2023

A NEW YORK TIMES MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK • An enchanting novel about Ro, a woman tossed overboard by heartbreak and loss, who has to find her way back to stable shores with the help of a giant Pacific octopus at the mall aquarium where she works.

“Immersively beautiful.... A kaleidoscope of originality." —Weike Wang, acclaimed author of Joan is Okay


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This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch: The Joy of Loving Something--Anything--Like Your Life Depends On It By Tabitha Carvan Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593421918
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 31st, 2022

Why We Can’t Sleep meets Furiously Happy in this hilarious, heartfelt memoir about one woman’s midlife obsession with Benedict Cumberbatch, and the liberating power of reclaiming our passions as we age, whatever they may be. 


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My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir By Jenn Shapland Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142292
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Published: Tin House Books - January 5th, 2021

Winner of the Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award, and a Lambda Literary Award

Finalist for the National Book Award

Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction


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Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border Around the World By Todd Miller Cover Image
$29.95
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ISBN: 9781784785116
Published: Verso - August 6th, 2019

The United States is outsourcing its border patrol abroad—and essentially expanding its borders in the process


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Dial A for Aunties By Jesse Q. Sutanto Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593333037
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Published: Berkley - April 27th, 2021

"Sutanto brilliantly infuses comedy and culture into the unpredictable rom-com/murder mystery mashup as Meddy navigates familial duty, possible arrest and a groomzilla. I laughed out loud and you will too.”—USA Today (four-star review)