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Travels with Charley in Search of America Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9780140053203
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Published: Penguin Books - January 31st, 1980

For all you rootless souls with the always present desire to keep moving. With good humor and his loyal companion at his side, Steinbeck explores the nature of America and its inhabitants from the smallest outposts of civilization to the big metropolises, making observations along the way about racism and the loneliness that invades us all. 



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Disappearing Earth: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525520412
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Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019

Two sisters vanish from a popular beach in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky with only one witness. As months pass with no progress, their disappearance reverberates throughout the peninsula, unearthing long held mistrusts and prejudices. Julia Phillips gives you not a police procedural but a series of interconnected hopeful, desperate, and at times devastating glimpses into the lives of both native and Russian women in this small pocket of the world. Through their eyes, we come to know Kamchatka, their dreams, their fears, and what keeps them tethered to this harsh land while clues slowly reveal themselves around them.

You'll have to read this novel because there is so much more that I cannot put into words. 



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Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735220171
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

"Truth is just another story." Herein lies, Tracker's testimony.

 

A nose for hire who loves no one and believes in nothing, Tracker is recruited by his shape-shifting friend, Leopard, to find a missing boy of mysterious origin. However, truth turns out to be a slippery thing and is always in contention as Tracker struggles to unravel the real reason behind the quest as well as his own motivations for continuing the journey. Who is right and who is wrong? What is truth? Why this child? Half-truths, hidden intentions, unreliable characters and his own mouth are constant sources of conflict for Tracker.

 

While containing all the classic elements of a fantasy novel (a fellowship, a quest, magical lands, etc.), Marlon James concocts a wholly original tale infused with African myth and lore. James has woven a rich and complex epic packed with violent action and nightmarish creatures both known and unknown.

 

Warning: This book will demand your full attention, but it's oh so worth it. Rated R.



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Friday Black Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
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Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

Once you start in on "the Finkelstein 5",  you will not be able to put this down. This story will grab you, enrage you, and break you while you chant along in a radical cry for justice. Adjei-Brenyah's voice rings powerful and true throughout this collection of stories. Satirical, heartbreaking, and violent stories set just within reach of "dystopian", but oh so relevant today.