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Dictee Cover Image
$35.94
ISBN: 9780520261297
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Published: University of California Press - September 14th, 2009

This experimental novel weaves Cha's own experiences with her mother, Joan of Arc, and Yu Guan Soon into a series of reflections and images that will absolutely sear themselves into your brain. It might be the most important book I've ever read.
 


Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781849353625
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Published: AK Press - January 21st, 2020

If you have ever been interested in building a new world, you should read this book. Especially if you ever felt like you couldn't find a way forward.
 


The House on the Borderland Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781492699774
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - November 3rd, 2020

Weird fiction is fraught, mired in a legacy of racism courtesy of HP Lovecraft. The best of it is evocative in ways that most literature only dreams of being, though, and The House on the Borderland is easily the best of it.


Mexican Gothic Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525620785
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Published: Del Rey - June 30th, 2020

Mexican Gothic immediately unseated House of Leaves as my favorite haunted house novel of all time. Shades of Perkins-Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper color this tale of post-Revolutionary Mexico, where the legacy of colonialism meets some weird mushrooms and a compelling mystery.


Ninefox Gambit Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781781084496
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Published: Solaris - June 14th, 2016

Yoon Ha Lee takes military science fiction and interrogates it as thoroughly as Paul VerHoeven's Starship Troopers. From abusive command structures to what a calendar would even mean in an interstellar society, he leaves no stone unturned. And it's fun?


In Search of Lost Time: Proust 6-pack (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812969641
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Published: Modern Library - June 3rd, 2003

He might be most famous for the madeleine, but Proust's real strength is in describing beauty beautifully. From painting to music to flowers, it's hard not to fall in love with his objects of aesthetic appreciation.


Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e) / Intervention #21) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781635900026
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Published: Semiotext(e) - February 23rd, 2018

Rigorous and personal. Powerful, poetic, and absolutely unyielding when it comes to analyzing the way prisons actually work in our society. It's not pretty.


Dead Souls Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781675085493
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Published: Independently Published - December 16th, 2019

Whimsical and prophetic aren't adjectives usually associated with 19th-century Russian Literature, but Gogol's not your average novelist. Plus it's the best way to learn about the origins of capitalism this side of reading Marx!
 


The Dark Is Rising Sequence: Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442489677
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 11th, 2013

Young Adult Arthuriana might be the least sexy phrase in English, at least to me. And yet. Cooper manages to take that concept and make it sing.
 


Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance Cover Image
By Leonard Peltier, Harvey Arden (Editor), Chief Arvol Looking Horse (Introduction by), Ramsey Clark (Preface by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312263805
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 16th, 2000

This will teach you more about US history than any textbook.


Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Cover Image
By Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator)
$37.50
ISBN: 9781476753836
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 25th, 2017

Whether it spirals you off into a journey through Alton Brown, Harold McGee and Herve This or just teaches you how to salt your pasta water and not burn a steak, SFAH won't just improve your cooking, it'll help you understand the kitchen in a new way.


Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780819567147
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Published: Wesleyan University Press - December 15th, 2004

Gender, class, and race intertwine in a beautiful love story set against the backdrop of truly alien worlds. It's not a perfect book, and it's all the more affecting for that.