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Fiona and Jane Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593296042
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Published: Viking - January 4th, 2022

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Shit Cassandra Saw: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143136620
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Published: Penguin Books - January 11th, 2022

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A Lot Like Adiós: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062959966
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Published: Avon - September 14th, 2021

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The Last Graduate: A Novel (The Scholomance #2) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593128862
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Published: Del Rey - September 28th, 2021

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Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593298299
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Published: Viking - September 28th, 2021

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The Book of Magic: A Novel (The Practical Magic Series #4) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982151485
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 5th, 2021

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Trust Cover Image
By Domenico Starnone, Jhumpa Lahiri (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609457037
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Published: Europa Editions - October 19th, 2021

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The Writer's Crusade: Kurt Vonnegut and the Many Lives of Slaughterhouse-Five (Books About Books) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781419744891
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Published: Abrams Press - October 12th, 2021

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God of Mercy: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781662600838
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Published: Astra House - November 2nd, 2021

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This Weightless World: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781662600630
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Published: Astra House - November 9th, 2021

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Age of Cage: Four Decades of Hollywood Through One Singular Career Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250773043
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - November 9th, 2021

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Taste: My Life Through Food Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982168018
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Published: Gallery Books - October 5th, 2021

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Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by True Events Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250274366
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 5th, 2021

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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780525561996
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Published: Viking - September 28th, 2021

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Our Biggest Experiment: An Epic History of the Climate Crisis Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781640094338
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Published: Counterpoint - September 21st, 2021

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Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541730335
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Published: PublicAffairs - August 24th, 2021

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Pastoral Song: A Farmer's Journey Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063073272
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Published: Custom House - August 3rd, 2021

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People from My Neighborhood: Stories Cover Image
By Hiromi Kawakami, Ted Goossen (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781593767112
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Published: Soft Skull - November 30th, 2021

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The Taking of Jemima Boone: Colonial Settlers, Tribal Nations, and the Kidnap That Shaped a Nation Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062937780
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Published: Harper - October 5th, 2021

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The Best Short Stories 2021: The O. Henry Prize Winners (The O. Henry Prize Collection) Cover Image
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Editor), Jenny Minton Quigley (Series edited by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780593311257
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Published: Anchor - September 14th, 2021

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The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593320723
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Published: Knopf - June 8th, 2021

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The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation's Neglect of a Deadly Disease Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781951142520
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Published: Tin House Books - June 1st, 2021

Lady Joker, Volume 1 Cover Image
By Kaoru Takamura, Allison Markin Powell (Translated by), Marie Iida (Translated by)
$28.95
ISBN: 9781616957018
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Published: Soho Crime - April 13th, 2021

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The Final Girl Support Group Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593201237
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Published: Berkley - July 13th, 2021

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Rhode Island Red (A Nanette Hayes Mystery #1) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780593314104
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - July 27th, 2021

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Tacky: Love Letters to the Worst Culture We Have to Offer Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780593312728
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Published: Vintage - November 2nd, 2021

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Jacket Weather Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593766931
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Published: Soft Skull - October 12th, 2021

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The End of Bias: A Beginning: The Science and Practice of Overcoming Unconscious Bias Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250186188
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Published: Metropolitan Books - September 21st, 2021

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The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781620976753
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Published: New Press - September 14th, 2021

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Assembly Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780316268264
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 14th, 2021

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Something New Under the Sun: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984826305
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Published: Hogarth - August 3rd, 2021

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Razorblade Tears: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250252708
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 6th, 2021

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Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593329191
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 8th, 2021

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How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316492935
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 1st, 2021

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The Manningtree Witches Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781646220649
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Published: Catapult - August 10th, 2021

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The Glassy, Burning Floor of Hell Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566896115
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Published: Coffee House Press - August 3rd, 2021

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The Other Black Girl: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982160135
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Published: Atria Books - June 1st, 2021

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This Is Your Mind on Plants Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593296905
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Published: Penguin Press - July 6th, 2021

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The Body Scout: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316628723
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Published: Orbit - September 21st, 2021

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The President and the Frog Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593318416
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 3rd, 2021

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Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

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Harlem Shuffle Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385545136
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Published: Doubleday Books - September 14th, 2021

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With Teeth Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593191507
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 1st, 2021

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Filthy Animals Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525538912
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 22nd, 2021

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Beautiful World, Where Are You: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374602604
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 7th, 2021

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Antoni: Let's Do Dinner Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780358395324
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 14th, 2021

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When the Sparrow Falls Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250784216
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Published: Tor Books - June 29th, 2021

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Crossroads: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374181178
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 5th, 2021

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One Last Stop Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250244499
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021

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People We Meet on Vacation Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806758
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Published: Berkley - May 11th, 2021

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Heaven Cover Image
By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)
$23.00
ISBN: 9781609456214
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Published: Europa Editions - May 25th, 2021

The Man Who Lived Underground: A Novel Cover Image
By Richard Wright, Malcolm Wright (Afterword by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781598536768
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Published: Library of America - April 20th, 2021

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How to Be Heard Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062845931
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Published: Harper - November 16th, 2021

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New Teeth: Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316536684
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 27th, 2021

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A Touch of Jen Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316704267
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 13th, 2021

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The Republican Party of Texas: A Political History Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781477322512
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Published: University of Texas Press - June 1st, 2021

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Kraftwerk: Future Music from Germany Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780141986753
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2021

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The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu Cover Image
By Tom Lin
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316542159
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 1st, 2021

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The Portrait of a Mirror: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781419752162
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Published: The Overlook Press - June 1st, 2021

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All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316561693
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Published: Little Brown and Company - August 3rd, 2021

The Unfit Heiress: The Tragic Life and Scandalous Sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538753354
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 20th, 2021

Second Nature: Scenes from a World Remade Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374106034
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Published: MCD - March 30th, 2021

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Animal: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982122126
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - June 8th, 2021

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The Hill We Climb and Other Poems Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593465066
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Published: Viking Books - September 21st, 2021

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Feral Creatures Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538735244
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 24th, 2021

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Leave Society (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
By Tao Lin
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101974476
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Published: Vintage - August 3rd, 2021

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Intimacies: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399576164
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 20th, 2021