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Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist by Francesca Ramsey

This book is laugh-out-loud amazing! Ramsey tells her story of being boosted suddenly into the limelight via YouTube and of all of the good (and bad) things she was able to use her platform to discuss. For those who are struggling to learn about the racial morass this country finds itself in, or wanting to find a way to speak compassionately to those who are a little dumb about it, this is the book for you. - Jax

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781538761038
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 22nd, 2018

Calypso by David Sedaris

Every one of Sedaris’s books has made me laugh, but this is the first one to make me cry. Sedaris uses his keen sense of humor to turn mundane activities into sidesplitting stories, and he also applies it as a balm to ease the trials of getting older and the heavy burdens of loss. Most of the stories in this collection focus on his family, all just as funny as he is; because of this, Calypso is Sedaris’s most personal work yet. - Jade

Don’t miss our event with David Sedaris on June 27th, 2018. Tickets on sale now.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780316392389
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 29th, 2018

The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen, a Pulitzer Prize–winningauthor and refugee himself, has brought together a powerful collection of essays from writers with a myriad of immigrant experiences. Twenty pieces explore the complexities of leaving, of arriving, and of the barriers both seen and unseen that exist far beyond the actual crossing. Reyna Grande, Joseph Azam, Fatima Bhutto, Vu Tran—their stories demand that we see the refugee crisis for what it is, the real lives of so many affected, persevering and thriving in spite of it. - Melinda

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By Viet Thanh Nguyen (Editor), David Bezmozgis (Contributions by), Thi Bui (Contributions by), Reyna Grande (Contributions by), Aleksandar Hemon (Contributions by), Vu Tran (Contributions by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781419729485
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Published: Abrams Press - April 10th, 2018

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

We know more about the depths of space than we do the oceans, yet we tease the waves with a worrisome carelessness and make fairy tales of the predators within the waters. Victoria Stewart knows all too well what the ocean is capable of, having devoted her research to finding out what exactly it was there that took her sister 7 years ago. But when faced with a chance at answers, she finds she may have gotten in over her head. I adore it when horror plays with my heartstrings and Into The Drowning Deep toys with and satisfies me in all the best ways a book can. - Rachel

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780316379373
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Published: Orbit - May 29th, 2018

Black Panther: Long Live the King by Nnedi Okorafor

One of my favorite authors teaming up with one of my favorite comic artists to write about the amazing world of Wakanda? Make mine Marvel (by which I mean, yes please!). With the wild success of the movie, everyone now knows Black Panther is an amazing character and Okorafor is picking up right where Ta-Nehisi Coates left off in the aftermath of a revolution. It is sure to be an amazing, wild ride. Wakanda forever! - Ivy

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By Nnedi Okorafor (Text by), Andre Araujo (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781302905385
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Published: Marvel - June 5th, 2018

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Arthur Less is an aging, near-famous author who tries to escape the fact that his boyfriend is getting married by accepting half-baked literary invitations to conferences and teaching engagements around the world. Full of hilarity and also replete with gems of understanding of love, heartbreak, and human connection. Part David Sedaris, part Where’d You Go, Bernadette, part Man Called Ove, but completely and utterly original, this book is a perfect summer read and the newly announced winner of the Pultizer Prize for Fiction. - Casey

Don’t miss our free in-store event with Andrew Sean Greer on May 24th, 2018.

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

Circe by Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller is back, this time with a gorgeous story of Circe, the witch of ancient mythology. The writing is so juicy and delicious that it’s hard to tell if I’m falling under Circe’s spell or Miller’s. In a world so brutal, watching a woman forge her own path despite all odds inspired me and made me think hard about what we accept to be true and what might be known if we listen harder. - Jax 

Don't miss our June 13th, 2018 free book talk and signing with Madeline Miller for Circe.

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$29.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

Truth by Hector MacDonald

In an age of fake news, ‘alternative facts,’ and infinite information, it can be infuriating to argue over the truth. With humor and a wealth of examples, MacDonald argues that most ‘truths’ are slippery. Truth challenges you to think critically by illustrating how truth can be manipulated and by identifying ways to strengthen your defenses against misleaders. - Natalie

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780316510820
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - March 6th, 2018

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

This sprawling novel follows a family over several generations, following a large cast of characters while still maintaining a sense of intimacy with the reader. Exquisitely written, Pachinko opens a window to a facet of history I had never read about before. Lee has crafted a narrative that is an honest, hope-filled portrayal of the immigrant experience. - Jade

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781455563920
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

Come for the murder mystery, stay for the queer women and a vividly painted portrait of San Francisco in 1876. San Francisco before the 1906 earthquake feels like a fascinating foreign country, offering a setting different from any historical fiction I've read before. I adored the twists and turns through tenements and languages, music and time. - Clara

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780316324670
Availability: Backordered
Published: Back Bay Books - February 24th, 2015

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