Fiction

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BLACK LEOPARD RED WOLF
Spilling copious amounts of fresh warm blood, Marlon James' new fantasy dips into African Folklore and myth to breathe new life into a genre in danger of stagnation. -Daven
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KAFKA IN A SKIRT
Stories From The Wall
Deeply rooted in Chicano culture as expressed through a modern Latinx view, these stories will make you laugh at what's not funny and recognize the unfamiliarity of our evolving culture in the modern details of this 21st century vida loca of ours. ---Josiah
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Caretaker
Doon Arbus
A perfectly strange Autumn tale. --Recommended by Josiah
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Each Of Us Killers
Jenny Bhatt
Set in the American Midwest, England, and India (Mumbai, Ahmedabad, rural Gujarat) the stories in EACH OF US KILLERS are about people trying to realize their dreams and aspirations through their professions.
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The Story of the Lost Child
The Fourth and Final Neapolitan Novel
Elena Ferrante
"Nothing quite like this has ever been published before," proclaimed The Guardian newspaper about the Neapolitan Novels in 2014. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the third book in the series, was an international best seller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
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A Brief History of Seven Killings
A Novel
Marlon James
Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, Marlon James combines masterful storytelling with his unrivaled skill at characterization and his meticulous eye for detail to forge a novel of dazzling ambition and scope.
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A Confederacy of Dunces
John Kennedy Toole
The protagonist in this cult-classic is a hilarious Don Quixote-type hotdog seller named Ignatius, one of the most memorable characters in American literature. You will end up quoting him --Staff Picked by Don
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Brightfellow
A Novel
A humid, shining, feverish gem. —Recommended by Vanessa, City Lights Books
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UNPASSING
In Chia-Chia Lin's debut novel, The Unpassing, we meet a Taiwanese immigrant family of six struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska. The father, hardworking but beaten down, is employed as a plumber and repairman, while the mother, a loving, strong-willed, and unpredictably emotional matriarch, holds the house together.
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Islanders
Ammiel Alcalay
Seen through the prism of personal history, an evocative, unsettling view of a world falling apart
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Poso Wells
Gabriela Alemán
Celebrated Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán's first work to appear in English: a noir, feminist eco-thriller in which venally corrupt politicians and greedy land speculators finally get their just comeuppance!
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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
20th Anniversary Edition
Sherman Alexie
This is a great start to the Alexie oeuvre: a collection of interconnected stories of native American life on and around a reservation near Spokane. Humorous, surreal imagery; poetic storytelling. You can't go wrong with any Sherman Alexie! —Recommended by Don, City Lights Books
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Alligator
& Other Stories
Dima Alzayat
A debut collection of award-winning short stories that explore race, identity, grief, trauma, and displacement with skill and compassion.
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Revolution According to Raymundo Mata
Gina Apostol
The first ever US publication of Gina Apostol's Philippine National Book Award–winning novel.

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