Johanna's Picks

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Young Mungo By Douglas Stuart Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802159557
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Published: Grove Press - April 5th, 2022

Admittedly, I was predisposed to love this book because I adored his debut -and Booker award-winning- SHUGGIE BAIN. But Stuart's sophmore work exceeds itself. Five years in the making, this gripping, moving second novel by the Booker winner deftly balances the terror the reader feels for Mungo in his most vulnerable moments with his finding love and refuge with another boy from a different class and religion.


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Manifesto: On Never Giving Up By Bernardine Evaristo Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802158901
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Published: Grove Press - January 18th, 2022

Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other, Evaristo's writes a creativity manifesto on imagination and activism, pulling from her own life and experience as a writer. Very personal and deeply moving, Evaristo writes eloquently about the power and necessity of persistance- a will resonate deeply with those struggling to be creative, especially when recognition is hard to come by.


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The Promise: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) By Damon Galgut Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781609457440
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Published: Europa Editions - March 15th, 2022

Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize- and with good reason!  This family saga spans over thirty years in post-apartheid South Africa. Within the plot, Glagut deftly ruminates the plight of the country and the lasting legacy of apartheid, weaving a timely discussion of race relations: in short, A MASTERPIECE!


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The Book of Tiny Prayer: Daily Meditations from the Plague Year By Micah Bucey, Pádraig Ó. Tuama (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Micah Bucey, Pádraig Ó. Tuama (Foreword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780823299225
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Published: Fordham University Press - November 2nd, 2021

One of my favorite books from 2021, this book of meditations was written during the tulmutous year of 2020, but carry an immediacy that is timeless.The author, Micah Bucey, is the Minister at Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village, a congregation know for its activism and advocacy from Gay Rights.


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The Sentence By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671127
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Published: Harper - November 9th, 2021

A bookstore in Minneapolis finds itself haunted by a customer who's died, but just can't leave. A novel filled with sly humor, social commentary and great book recommendations from the bookstore's owner, Louise; you'll love every sentence.


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