Sara's Picks

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An Apprenticeship or The Book of Pleasures Cover Image
By Clarice Lispector, Stefan Tobler (Translated by), Sheila Heti (Afterword by), Benjamin Moser (Series edited by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9780811230612
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Published: New Directions - April 13th, 2021

A surreal love story told in streams-of-consciousness by Lori, a primary school teacher who has a complicated relationship with a man named Ulysses. Hypnotic, introspective, and existential. I had to put this book down multiple times just to relish in the honesty of Lispector's words and how well they reflect love as a mirror into the human condition.


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When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250024114
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Published: Picador - February 26th, 2013

This memoir is like a beautiful map of words or a shapeshifting constellation that connects you to all the different dimensions of yourself and women everywhere. There is a voice to confide in on every page. 


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Giovanni's Room (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780345806567
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

An exploration of self discovery in a very honest, human light. This is one of my favorite works of Fiction and I've probably read it three times now. This is book allows you to see yourself and the people in your life with more clarity and mercy through the characters and all of their own beautiful messiness.

 


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Verge Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525534884
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2021

A collection of short stories full of insight and imagination. Each story illuminates the poetry behind every day scenes and characters. This is the type of book that you could finish in one night if you're not careful! 


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Fierce Attachments: A Memoir (FSG Classics) Cover Image
By Vivian Gornick, Jonathan Lethem (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374529963
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 14th, 2005

This memoir is a long walk with your mother. Comical, honest and at times tense.The pages sway from conversations between mother and daughter into the past, where the writer recalls snipbits from the lives of women who lived in her building growing up. Authentic, intermingled experiences of womanhood.


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An American Sunrise: Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393358483
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

Poetry with incredible sentiment towards ancestral love and feelings of grief. Musical and resonating with raw spirit. A reminder to remember the past and honor it with your life for the generations to come.


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Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada: Edición en dos idiomas Cover Image
By Pablo Neruda, W. S. Merwin (Translated by), Cristina García (Introduction by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780143039969
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 26th, 2006

A beautiful collection from one of my favorite Poets. This is an English translated book of works by Pablo Neruda.


Fires Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374517489
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 1st, 1982

Fires consists of nine monologues and narratives based on classical Greek stories. Antigone, Clytemnestra, Phaedo, Sappho are all mythical figures whose stories are mingled with contemporary themes. Interspersed are highly personal narratives, reflecting on a time of profound inner crisis in the author's life.


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M Train Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101910160
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Published: Vintage - August 23rd, 2016

A book of meditative prose writing through the eyes of one of the most pure people that exist. Patti Smith is a  beautiful writer with an unwavering spirit that rubs off on you as a reader. 


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Slum Virgin Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781999722708
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Published: Charco Press - September 8th, 2020

Humorous but tender writing from a provocative, heartbreaking world.


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