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Chip War

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Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology By Chris Miller Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781982172008
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Published: Scribner - October 4th, 2022

The entire modern world rests on the tiniest pieces of copper and silicon, made by only a few, on the most sophisticated and expensive equipment known to man.

John


A Brief History of 7 Killings

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A Brief History of Seven Killings (Booker Prize Winner): A Novel By Marlon James Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781594633942
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2015

It’s harrowing. It’s violent. But the pathos of this long literary novel will break your heart just as cleanly as the most tender reggae tune, as perfectly as the the ending of The Harder They Come. A multi-perspective lament over corrupt police, poverty, and rude boy antiheroes who meet their end all too soon. Tuffer than tuff.

Rachael


How Not to Kill Your Houseplant: Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged

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How Not to Kill Your Houseplant: Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged By Veronica Peerless Cover Image
$14.99
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ISBN: 9781465463302
Published: DK - August 15th, 2017

For anyone who has *Concerns* about a lil green friend in their life (especially those of you who bought my November staff pick, Growing Joy, and are beginning to have second thoughts).

Murphy


Feelings: A Story in Seasons

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Feelings: A Story in Seasons By Manjit Thapp Cover Image
$21.99
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ISBN: 9780593129753
Published: Random House - March 2nd, 2021

With her stunningly beautiful artwork, Manjit Thapp conveys her emotional journey through a year in seasons. What better way to start a new year than to take inspiration from nature’s cyclicality and ground yourself with awareness of what’s to come?

Manasa


The Future of Black

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The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics, and Superhero Poetry By Gary Jackson (Editor), Len Lawson (Editor), Cynthia Manick (Editor) Cover Image
By Gary Jackson (Editor), Len Lawson (Editor), Cynthia Manick (Editor)
$20.95
ISBN: 9781949467673
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Published: Blair - November 2nd, 2021

I cannot explain how excited I was to fumble across this on a cart of books to shelve. I'm always hoping to find more sci-fi/fantasy done in verse, and this is just so much more! That each of these pieces of artwork exist individually is wonderful enough, but as a collection it's just phenomenal.

Stacey


Born in Blackness

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Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War By Howard W. French Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781324092407
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Published: Liveright - October 25th, 2022

French restores the centrality of Africa to what is often seen as the modern economic and political ascendancy of Europe. Incredibly rich in detail provided by recent scholarship and informed by French’s own contemporary reporting from the region, Born in Blackness helps to forever change how we view the last 700 years of the Trans-Atlantic world.

Dale


Septology

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Septology By Jon Fosse, Damion Searls (Translator) Cover Image
By Jon Fosse, Damion Searls (Translator)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781945492679
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Published: Transit Books - November 22nd, 2022

A true masterpiece. Through the story of two eerily similiar artists, Fosse explores the permeable border between you & me. Lyrical, spiritual, contemplative and a perfect winter read filled with Scandinavian snowscapes. You'll see why Fosse is a perennial Nobel hopeful. 

Josh


Greenwich Park

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Greenwich Park By Katherine Faulkner Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982150327
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Published: Gallery Books - October 25th, 2022

I loved this fast paced thriller, a twisty game of cat and mouse. Helen's idyllic marriage and pregnancy changes the day she meets Rachel in her first prenatal class. A past crime is about to be exposed that could destroy all of their lives. Greenwich Park is about unreliable friendships, motherhood, siblings and the high price of keeping secrets.

Babbie


Starless Sea

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The Starless Sea: A Novel By Erin Morgenstern Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781101971383
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Published: Vintage - August 4th, 2020

The Starless Sea is the ideal book for Book People. If you were the kid who searched the back of closets for Narnia, who was constantly caught reading in class or after bedtime, who has ever read a book and longed to be a part of it, this book is for you. A puzzlebox of a book, it's the perfect read to start off the year.

Katherine


A History of Fear

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A History of Fear: A Novel By Luke Dumas Cover Image
$27.99
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ISBN: 9781982199029
Published: Atria Books - December 6th, 2022

It's officially winter time so you know what that means... horror becomes much more terrifying (at least to me). In this chilling novel, the devil is in Scotland. When the country's most notorious serial killer is found dead in his cell, officers find a handwritten manuscript that promises to answer the question everyone's been wondering about: was he a lunatic, or was he telling the truth in saying that the devil made him do it...

Engel


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