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Phase Six: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525655459
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Published: Knopf - May 18th, 2021

A spare and gripping novel about the next pandemic--completed by the award-winning Jim Shepard before COVID-19 even emerged--that reads like a fictional sequel to our current crisis.

My Time Will Come: A Memoir of Crime, Punishment, Hope, and Redemption Cover Image
By Ian Manuel, Bryan Stevenson (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781524748524
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Published: Pantheon - May 4th, 2021

The inspiring story of activist and poet Ian Manuel, who at the age of fourteen was sentenced to life in prison. He survived eighteen years in solitary confinement—through his own determination and dedication to art—until he was freed as part of an incredible crusade by the Equal Justice Initiative.

Burnt Sugar: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419752926
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Published: The Overlook Press - January 26th, 2021

Shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, a searing literary debut novel set in India about mothers and daughters, obsession and betrayal

NPR Best Book of 2020

“I would be lying if I say my mother’s misery has never given me pleasure,” says Antara, Tara’s now-adult daughter.
In her youth, Tara was wild.

Sloth Wasn't Sleepy Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Valentina Toro (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781683645467
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Published: Sounds True - January 12th, 2021

For any child having trouble getting to sleep, the most lovable animal in the rain forest is here to help.

One night at bedtime, Sloth wasnt sleepy.
What if I worry when I try to fall asleep? Sloth said.
Ah worries, Mama said. We will have to let them go.

In Search of The Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece (Books About Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419735301
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Published: Abrams Press - January 12th, 2021

Mixing cultural criticism, literary history, biography, and memoir, an exploration of Alice Walker’s critically acclaimed and controversial novel, The Color Purple
Alice Walker made history in 1983 when she became the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for The Color Purple.

The Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip-Hop Cover Image
By Clover Hope, Rachelle Baker (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419742965
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Published: Abrams Image - February 2nd, 2021

An illustrated highlight reel of more than 100 women in rap who have helped shape the genre and eschewed gender norms in the process
The Motherlode highlights more than 100 women who have shaped the power, scope, and reach of rap music, including pioneers like Roxanne Shanté, game changers like Lauryn Hill and Missy Elliott, and current reigning queens like N

Eladatl: A History of the East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines Cover Image
ISBN: 9780872867703
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Published: City Lights Books - April 6th, 2021

A breathtaking free fall into the long-buried (and fictional) history of a utopian era in American lighter-than-air travel, as told by its death-defying, aero-acrobatic heroes.

We Begin at the End Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250759665
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 2nd, 2021

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

“A vibrant, engrossing, unputdownable thriller that packs a serious emotional punch. One of those rare books that surprise you along the way and then linger in your mind long after you have finished it.”
—Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds

Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616208462
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 2nd, 2021

“Olmsted opens a window into a psychologically compelling world of passion and purpose.”
—Harvey Araton, author of Our Last Season: A Writer, a Fan, a Friendship

Larry Olmsted’s writing and research have been called “eye-opening” (People), “impressive” (Publishers Weekly, starred revie

Sarahland Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538735060
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 9th, 2021

"Queer, dirty, insightful, and so funny" (Andrea Lawlor), this coyly revolutionary debut story collection imagines new origins and futures for its cast of unforgettable protagonists—almost all of whom are named Sarah.