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Mumbo Jumbo (Staff Pick)

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Mumbo Jumbo By Ishmael Reed Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780684824772
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Published: Scribner - June 11th, 1996

You'll be cooler than all your friends for reading this sleeper postmodern classic. A wild mash-up of historical record, diasporic religion, and international conspiracy. Ishmael Reed reminds us that racism is not only ugly and dangerous but profoundly absurd.

- Sam


You Only Call Me When You’re in Trouble (Staff Pick)

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You Only Call When You're in Trouble: A Novel By Stephen McCauley Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250296795
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - January 9th, 2024

Once again Stephen McCauley gives us a warm, witty and complicated, family drama with his usual smart comedic touches making this novel one of his best (out of ten). Family and familial dynamics have always played a part of his books and You Only Call Me When You’re in Trouble takes those universal themes and blends them into a poignant, yet honest and truthful, depiction of how complex relationships can be.

- Nathan


Corregidora (Staff Pick)

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Corregidora (Celebrating Black Women Writers #1) By Gayl Jones Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807061091
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Published: Beacon Press - January 29th, 2019

For every man who’s told her “I don’t mean you no harm,” Ursa has a scar, psychological or physical. These wounds add depth to her voice as a blues singer and vivify the stories passed down from her great-grandmother about the cruelties of slavery. With a narrative arc similar to Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, Jones tackles trauma with such finesse Toni Morrison took her on as a protege at the age of 25.

- Rachael


Dolls of Our Lives (Staff Pick)

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Dolls of Our Lives: Why We Can't Quit American Girl By Mary Mahoney, Allison Horrocks Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250792839
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - November 7th, 2023

This nonfiction text examines the history of American Girl from the three dolls that started it all to where it stands in the modern age through research, personal accounts, travelogues, and interviews regarding this beloved brand.

- Kaliisha


Beloved - Everyman's Library Edition (Staff Pick)

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Beloved: Introduction by A. S. Byatt (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series) By Toni Morrison, A. S. Byatt (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Toni Morrison, A. S. Byatt (Introduction by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780307264886
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Published: Everyman's Library - October 17th, 2006

The haunting, heartbreaking, staggering work of one of America's greats in a beautiful format.

- Stacey


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