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Orange World and Other Stories

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$25.95
ISBN: 9780525656135
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Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019

 

In this collection of short stories you'll find something eerie, magical, bizarre, and wonderful. All of these stories twist fantasy with reality for a perfect harmony. I'm a huge fan of Karen Russell, and this is probably my favorite story collection yet.

 

Heather


The Truffle Underground

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The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World's  Most Expensive Fungus Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451495693
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Published: Clarkson Potter - June 4th, 2019

 

Sabotage, intrigue, murder. Over a mushroom? The Truffle Underground is one of the most unbelievable stories I have ever read about the criminal underworld stealing, faking, and even killing over truffles. This astonishing book will shock you, horrify you, but, be careful. These delicacies have a way of luring people under their spell and not letting go.

Matthew


Circe

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

 

The value of this book – barely a year old – is already so well established that one feels almost superfluous recommending it. And yet in addition to the cinematic storytelling, the breathtaking power of her writing, the incredible solidity of her mythic figures, and the author’s formidable voice, one drifts through this book with the sense of being privy to a serene wisdom, its effects too enduring not to seek to share. Amidst eternity, quiet as the dawning sun, rising with steady and peaceful assurance, the book’s central question rings out: for what will we risk our hearts?

James


Seasons: Desert Sketches

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By Ellen Meloy, Annie Proulx (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781948814010
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Published: Torrey House Press - April 16th, 2019

 

Short, sweet, and bitingly funny, this collection--originally recorded as audio essays for NPR--will have you raring get outside and enjoy the spring weather! This is some of the best work I've read about the red rock deserts of Utah (my home country!), besieged by oil & mineral leases and left with diminished protections under the current Department of Interior. It might inspire a trip to Bears Ears or Canyonlands as well. ;)

Kate


Boy Swallows Universe

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062898104
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Published: Harper - April 2nd, 2019

 

Wow, what a book. This book was a blockbuster success in Australia and it deserves every bit of hype.  The momentum of the writing is irresistible, the humor is both dark and laugh-out-loud, and the characters are deliciously compelling.  You won't need a bookmark because you won't put it down.

David


Lost Time

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By Jozef Czapski, Eric Karpeles (Translated by), Eric Karpeles (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781681372587
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Published: NYRB Classics - November 6th, 2018

 

One of the most beautiful statements on the power of reading I’ve ever read. Whether you know Proust or not, Czapski’s story of using literature to stay sane and build community in a Soviet prison is profoundly moving. Even more impressive, his reading of Proust is absolutely brilliant; insightful if you’ve read Proust and a great place to start if you haven’t.

Josh


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