Rachel's Picks

 
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Liars: A Novel By Sarah Manguso Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593241257
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Published: Hogarth - July 23rd, 2024

Liars is stunning, depressing and full of resilience! Manguso's unique writing style feels almost like personal memories; tangible and inquisitive. I was absolutely enthralled reading this and simply unable to put it down.


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Way Far Away By Evelio Rosero, Victor Meadowcroft (Translated by), Anne McLean (Translated by) Cover Image
By Evelio Rosero, Victor Meadowcroft (Translated by), Anne McLean (Translated by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780811238076
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Published: New Directions - March 5th, 2024

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Contemporary Colombian genius. Way Far Away snuggles right up with some of my favorite authors - Roberto Bolano and Valeria Luiselli for its examination of the human condition; Boris Vian, Jerzy Kosinksi  and Georges Bataille for its intensity and desperation. This quick novella won't leave my brain and I like it.


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Still Born By Guadalupe Nettel, Rosalind Harvey (Translated by) Cover Image
By Guadalupe Nettel, Rosalind Harvey (Translated by)
$26.99
ISBN: 9781639730032
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 8th, 2023

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Short listed for the international Booker prize.. A tender, beautifully written and translated look into how our care for one another shapes our lives. Guadeloupe Nettel is a must read and Still Born is the perfect place to start. 

 


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I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home: A novel By Lorrie Moore Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780307594143
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Published: Knopf - June 20th, 2023

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Absolutely Brilliant! I loved every second of this book. Life, death. Humor, sadness. Grief and devotion. Lorrie Moore is an unbelievably gifted writer with a wise and witty sense of the world. This is nothing short of a mind expanding novel left to hang in your mind for eternity.


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Sophie Calle: True Stories: 63 Short Stories: Seventh Edition By Sophie Calle (Artist) Cover Image
By Sophie Calle (Artist)
$22.00
ISBN: 9782330150952
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Published: Actes Sud - May 2nd, 2023

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The perfect book to me is a true work of art. Not only the words within, but the feel, the paper, the images, the font. A masterpiece of minds coming together to create an object you can hold and look upon and set on your shelf. To make your life better. True Stories is just that. 


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Death Valley: A Novel By Melissa Broder Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781668024843
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Published: Scribner - October 3rd, 2023

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I could not put this book down! So captivating and wild. Death and life. Delirium and lucidity. The deep desert and the heaviness of grief. Melissa Broder takes this all to the extreme. Full of humor, intellect and insight, Broder takes you on a crazy trip! 


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Forgottenness: A Novel By Tanja Maljartschuk, Zenia Tompkins (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tanja Maljartschuk, Zenia Tompkins (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781324093220
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Published: Liveright - January 23rd, 2024

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Little known award-winning Ukrainian author. Within the first 10 pages I knew this book would be one of the best I've ever read. It did not let me down! A heartfelt look into time, place and belonging.


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Very Cold People: A Novel By Sarah Manguso Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593241240
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Published: Hogarth - January 3rd, 2023

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If depressing books are your thing, Very Cold People will serve you well! Incredibly well written and thoughtful, this autofiction will keep you enthralled and bewildered by the intensity of human behavior and emotions.


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Snapdragon By Kat Leyh Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250171115
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Published: First Second - February 4th, 2020

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This is quite possibly my most favorite book ever! The graphics are fantastic. The characters are completely charming. The whole thing is 100% wonderful. If that doesn't sell it, the original title was "The Roadkill Witch!" 


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The Core of an Onion: Peeling the Rarest Common Food—Featuring More Than 100 Historical Recipes By Mark Kurlansky Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635575934
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - November 7th, 2023

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From the author of Salt, Kurlansky brings us fascinating facts about one of cooking’s most essential ingredients. Perfect for foodies and history buffs alike. Food has the potential to bring people together and it all begins with onions! This book will make you cry, and not just from the onions.


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The Vulnerables: A Novel By Sigrid Nunez Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593715512
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 7th, 2023

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This book was my cure! All of my thoughts, feelings, and experiences of living in our complex current moment in time turned into a beautiful novel. Elegant prose. Wise delivery. Cozy feelings. Sigrid Nunez is a must read!


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Sweet Movie: Poems (National Poetry Series #8) By Alisha Dietzman, Victoria Chang (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Alisha Dietzman, Victoria Chang (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780807013281
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Published: Beacon Press - October 17th, 2023

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Ever feel like a book was written specifically for you? Sweet Movie is it for me! Philosophical and introspective look into our current unsettling society. And (best part) it all resonates back to the controversial cult classic Yugoslavian movie of the same title from the 1970s! What could be better than poetry and movies??!! I'm hooked.


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In the Act By Rachel Ingalls Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780811232043
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Published: New Directions - July 4th, 2023

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Wow wow wow! What a crazy ride this novella is! Hilariously catastrophic! A woman, her husband, a secret laboratory, a thief, and absolutely outrageous infidelity. So many unexpected twists and impeccable writing.


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The Road to the City By Natalia Ginzburg, Gini Alhadeff (Translated by) Cover Image
By Natalia Ginzburg, Gini Alhadeff (Translated by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780811234757
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Published: New Directions - July 4th, 2023

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When I finished reading this book, I said to my partner "This might possibly be the best thing I've ever read! You have to read it." An intimate novella. Stunning and honest. Like the best Fellini film or Elena Ferrante novel. The Road to the City made me excited to dive deeper into the work of Natalia Ginzburg. It is a perfect book!


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Small Fires: An Epic in the Kitchen By REBECCA MAY JOHNSON Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781911590484
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Published: Pushkin Press - June 6th, 2023

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Small Fires is the book I've been waiting for. If Rebecca Solnit, Maggie Nelson and Nigella Lawson combined their efforts, you'd have this beautiful debut from Rebecca May Johnson. Part feminist, part resistance, all parts love for our bodies, food and life!


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The Flowers of Buffoonery By Osamu Dazai, Sam Bett (Translated by) Cover Image
By Osamu Dazai, Sam Bett (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811234542
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Published: New Directions - March 7th, 2023

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Set in a sanitarium on a picturesque seaside cliff, this novella explores what it means to write. The life of a novel versus the life of the author. Humor and darkness written with levity and charm. Dazai was a masterful writer! Most well known for No Longer Human. This book checked so many of my literary boxes, the social commentary of Yukio Mishima and the wit and charm of Italo Calvino. A must-read!


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In Praise of Home Cooking: Reasons and Recipes By Liana Krissoff Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781419749384
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Published: Abrams - March 28th, 2023

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A beautiful cookbook for any novice or old pro. Full of charming photos and illustrations. With these easy-to-follow recipes and essential techniques, you'll learn to master anything you can dream up in the kitchen. Done Deal!


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Remedios Varo: Science Fictions By Caitlin Haskell (Editor), Tere Arcq (Editor), Lara Balikci (Contributions by), Mary Broadway (Contributions by), Brenda J. Caro Cocotle (Contributions by), Claire Howard (Contributions by), Alive Piliado Santana (Contributions by), Katrina Rush (Contributions by), Alex Zivkovic (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Caitlin Haskell (Editor), Tere Arcq (Editor), Lara Balikci (Contributions by), Mary Broadway (Contributions by), Brenda J. Caro Cocotle (Contributions by), Claire Howard (Contributions by), Alive Piliado Santana (Contributions by), Katrina Rush (Contributions by), Alex Zivkovic (Contributions by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780300273212
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Published: Art Institute of Chicago - August 22nd, 2023

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I stumbled upon Remedios Varo's work randomly years ago. I was immediately taken by her surreal fantastical landscapes and portraits. Her work is utterly amazing. Take a look and your psyche will fall in love. Unforgettable!


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