September 2020

A Girl is a Body of Water

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A Girl is A Body of Water By Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781951142049
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Published: Tin House Books - September 1st, 2020

Makumbi writes small stories that somehow encompass the entire world, turning the story of one one woman into an x-ray revealing the bones of society. Broken bones. Healed bones. Brittle bones. Strong bones. Powerful and wise, A Girl is a Body of Water is like a long conversation with an elder; the struggle of life is no less difficult at the end, but you feel you understand it more and can struggle better tomorrow.

Josh


These Violent Delights

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These Violent Delights: A Novel By Micah Nemerever Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062963635
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Published: Harper - September 15th, 2020

Hands-down one of the best books I've read this year. Part twisted queer love story, part thriller, this journey through obsession and murder is one I couldn't put down, and one that stayed on my mind for a long time after finishing.

 

Ari 


The Crossing Places

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The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway Mysteries #1) By Elly Griffiths Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547386065
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Published: Mariner Books - September 28th, 2010

The Crossing Places: When bones are found near her house, forensic archeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway is called in to help the police. She becomes enmeshed in the search for two missing girls and continues to get entangled with police investigations throughout the series. This series has revitalized my reading life; I can't put them down. 

April


The Boy in the Field

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The Boy in the Field: A Novel By Margot Livesey Cover Image
$26.99
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ISBN: 9780062946393
Published: Harper - August 11th, 2020

Once again Margot Livesey (Mercury, The Flight of Gemma Hardy) soars with her latest novel, The Boy in the Field. Lyrically written with her usual elegant prose, this book, ostensibly a mystery, is far more than that; it’s literary fiction at its best with subtle twists and turns of plot and characters who strive to understand the ways of the world.

Nathan


Action Park

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Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park By Andy Mulvihill, Jake Rossen Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143134510
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Published: Penguin Books - June 30th, 2020

Long ago, back when theme parks were open, back when crowds would fill them up,  was a park so wild and so dangerous people wore the scars it inflicted like badges of honor. This is the story of someone who worked there over the summers.

John


X + Y

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x + y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender By Eugenia Cheng Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541646506
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Published: Basic Books - August 25th, 2020

Reasons I want you to buy this book:

Ingressive: if you buy my staff pick, I gain power and prestige as a bookseller.

Congressive: Separating gender out allows us to approach behavior without getting into the technicalities of "not all men". I want everyone to read this book so we can start using the vocabulary Cheng introduces (ingressive and congressive). Her mathematical approach to gender has the potential to be truly groundbreaking, and I want to see where it leads!

 

Shana


Moleskine Notebook, Expanded, Large, Ruled, Sapphire Blue,

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Moleskine Notebook, Expanded, Large, Ruled, Sapphire Blue, Soft Cover (5 x 8.25) By Moleskine Cover Image
$31.95
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ISBN: 8053853606259
Published: Moleskine - February 19th, 2020

Sometimes, we all need the most amazing notebook with plenty of pages to get us through a pandemic in September. If your life is a mess, this will not solve any of your problems, but it will make it so that you can transfer a lot of your mess onto paper and forget about it. If your life is perfect, then please share your secrets with us, but still get this great notebook.

Sinny


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