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The Importance of Being Earnest (Staff Pick)

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Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde, Richard Allen Cave (Introduction by), Richard Allen Cave (Commentaries by), Richard Allen Cave (Notes by) Cover Image
By Oscar Wilde, Richard Allen Cave (Introduction by), Richard Allen Cave (Commentaries by), Richard Allen Cave (Notes by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140436068
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 1st, 2001

Grab a coffee and a cucumber sandwich, find a park bench, and Bunbury the afternoon away.

- Sam


Tristram Shandy (Staff Pick)

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Tristram Shandy: A Norton Critical Edition (Norton Critical Editions) By Laurence Sterne, Judith Hawley (Editor) Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780393921366
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 24th, 2018

Before "the novel" as we know it was even a thing, Sterne was already making it weird.

- Sam


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


The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition (Staff Pick)

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The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition (Earthsea Cycle) By Ursula  K. Le Guin, Charles Vess (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ursula K. Le Guin, Charles Vess (Illustrator)
$59.99
ISBN: 9781481465588
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - October 30th, 2018

The only fantasy book you or a loved one will ever need, written by one of the very best authors in the genre.

- Sam


Land of Milk and Honey (Staff Pick)

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Land of Milk and Honey: A Novel By C Pam Zhang Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593538241
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 26th, 2023

Fine dining in a blighted world. Zhang’s new book is mysterious, engaging and the most delicious dystopian novel you’ll ever read. A 1984 Chianti—dark, rich, and densely layered with thematic notes of consumption, conservation and the violent, primal pleasures we take in eating the flora and fauna of a dying planet. 

- Sam


Wide Sargasso Sea (Staff Pick)

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Wide Sargasso Sea By Jean Rhys, Edwidge Danticat (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Jean Rhys, Edwidge Danticat (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393352566
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 25th, 2016

Have you ever wondered how Jane Eyre’s Bertha became “the mad woman in the attic”? Even if you haven’t, you owe it to yourself to check out this classic of postcolonial fiction. A young woman comes of age amidst a political upheaval that throws the social dynamics of race, class and gender into flux. Humanizing the cipher we only glimpse in Bronte’s 1847 novel, Jean Rhys traces her protagonist’s descent into madness—a thought-provoking tragedy told through a truly unique blend of high-modernism, gothic romance, fan fiction and feminist thought.

- Sam


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