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Fat Chance, Charlie Vega Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823447176
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Published: Holiday House - February 2nd, 2021

Coming of age as a Fat brown girl in a white Connecticut suburb is hard.
Harder when your whole life is on fire, though.


Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat.


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How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion Cover Image
By Ashima Shiraishi, Yao Xiao (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524773274
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Published: Make Me a World - April 7th, 2020

From Ashima Shiraishi, one of the world's youngest and most skilled climbers, comes a true story of strength and perseverance--in rock climbing and in life.


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The Art of Wearing a Trench Coat: Stories Cover Image
By Sergi Pàmies, Adrian Nathan West (Translated by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781635420784
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Published: Other Press - March 16th, 2021

A baker’s dozen of intertwined stories that brilliantly evoke the ups and downs of relationships between strangers, spouses, parents, and children.
 


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Heiress Apparently (Daughters of the Dynasty) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419749964
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Published: Amulet Books - December 1st, 2020

The first book in an epic and romantic YA series following the fictionalized descendants of the only officially recognized empress regent of China
 
Gemma Huang is a recent transplant to Los Angeles from Illinois, having abandoned plans for college to pursue a career in acting, much to the dismay of her parents.


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Libertie: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616207014
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 30th, 2021

Named One of the Most-Anticipated Books of 2021 by:
O, The Oprah MagazineThe New York Times, The Washington Post, TimeThe MillionsRefinery29Publishers LunchBuzzFeedThe RumpusBookPageHarper's Bazaar, Ms., Goodreads, and more

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Sparks Like Stars: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063008281
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Published: William Morrow - March 2nd, 2021

“Suspenseful…emotionally compelling. I found myself eagerly following in a way I hadn’t remembered for a long time, impatient for the next twist and turn of the story."NPR


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I'm Waiting for You: And Other Stories Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062951465
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Published: Harper Voyager - April 6th, 2021

“Her fiction is a breath-taking piece of a cinematic art itself. Reminiscent of the world we experienced in Matrix, Inception, and Dark City, still it leads us to this entirely original structure, which is a ground-breaking, mystic literary and cinematic experience.


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Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316449823
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Published: Hachette Books - October 20th, 2020

One of the "Best Books of 2020" by NPR's Book Concierge

**Your Favorite Movies, Re-Watched**
 New York Times opinion writer and bestselling author Lindy West was once the in-house movie critic for Seattle's alternative newsweekly The Stranger, where she covered film with brutal honesty and giddy irreverence.


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I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538745359
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 17th, 2020

From the charming and wickedly funny co-creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a collection of hilarious personal essays, poems and even amusement park maps on the subjects of insecurity, fame, anxiety, and much more.


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Landslide: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657132
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Published: Knopf - February 2nd, 2021

A "spectacular" novel about a family on the brink that “hits it out of the park” (Lily King), from the critically acclaimed author of Elsey Comes Home—an O. MagazineMarie Claire, PopSugar, and Southern Living must-read.


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The Ninja Daughter Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781947993693
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Published: Agora Books - November 5th, 2019

The Ninja Daughter is an action-packed thriller about a Chinese-Norwegian modern-day ninja with Joy Luck Club family issues who fights the Los Angeles Ukrainian mob, sex traffickers, and her own family to save two desperate women and an innocent child. After her sister is raped and murdered, Lily Wong dedicates her life and ninja skills to the protection of women. But her mission is complicated.


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My Shanghai: Recipes and Stories from a City on the Water Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062854728
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Published: Harper Design - March 9th, 2021

Experience the sublime beauty and flavor of one of the oldest and most delicious cuisines on earth: the food of Shanghai, China’s most exciting city, in this evocative, colorful gastronomic tour that features 100 recipes, stories, and more than 150 spectacular color photographs.


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Act Your Age, Eve Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters #3) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062941275
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Published: Avon - March 9th, 2021

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In Talia Hibbert’s newest rom-com, the flightiest Brown sister crashes into the life of an uptight B&B owner and has him falling hard—literally.


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The Body Papers: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781632060242
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Published: Restless Books - March 3rd, 2020

Winner of The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Grace Talusan’s critically acclaimed memoir The Body Papers, a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, powerfully explores the fraught contours of her own life as a Filipino immigrant and survivor of cancer and childhood abuse.

Born in the Philippines, young Grace Talusan moves with her family t


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The Missing American (An Emma Djan Investigation #1) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781641292122
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Published: Soho Crime - December 8th, 2020

A 2021 Edgar Nominee for Best Novel

Accra private investigator Emma Djan's first missing persons case will lead her to the darkest depths of the email scams and fetish priests in Ghana, the world's Internet capital.


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The Memory Police: A Novel Cover Image
By Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101911815
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Published: Vintage - July 28th, 2020

Finalist for the International Booker Prize and the National Book Award

A haunting Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, from the acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor.


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Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541581203
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - February 2nd, 2021

A must-have--Booklist (starred review)


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