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The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: An Oprah's Book Club Novel By Honoree Fanonne Jeffers Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062942937
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Published: Harper - August 24th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2021

AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB SELECTION

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION


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

"Dazzling. . . . A hard-won love letter to readers and to booksellers, as well as a compelling story about how we cope with pain and fear, injustice and illness. One good way is to press a beloved book into another's hands. Read The Sentence and then do just that."—USA Today, Four Stars


Rainbow Milk: A Novel By Paul Mendez Cover Image
$26.95
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ISBN: 9780385547062
Published: Doubleday - June 8th, 2021

Nominated for a 34th annual Lambda Literary Award • An essential and revelatory coming-of-age narrative from a thrilling new voice, Rainbow Milk follows nineteen-year-old Jesse McCarthy as he grapples with his racial and sexual identities against the backdrop of his Jehovah's Witness upbringing.
 


With Teeth: A Novel By Kristen Arnett Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593191507
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 1st, 2021

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST, VOGUEMARIE CLAIRE, READER'S DIGEST, AND GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

“A gripping read…Unabashedly queer, probing and unafraid…Exceedingly engaging.” –USA Today


Love in the Big City By Sang Young Park, Anton Hur (Translator) Cover Image
By Sang Young Park, Anton Hur (Translator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802158789
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Published: Grove Press - November 16th, 2021

A funny, transporting, surprising, and poignant novel that was one of the highest-selling debuts of recent years in Korea, Love in the Big City tells the story of a young gay man searching for happiness in the lonely city of Seoul


Build Your House Around My Body: A Novel By Violet Kupersmith Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812993325
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Published: Random House - July 6th, 2021

Part puzzle, part revenge tale, part ghost story, this ingenious novel spins half a century of Vietnamese history and folklore into “a thrilling read, acrobatic and filled with verve” (The New York Times Editors’ Choice).
 


The Parted Earth By Anjali Enjeti Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781938235771
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Published: Hub City Press - May 4th, 2021

Spanning more than half a century and cities from New Delhi to Atlanta, Anjali Enjeti's debut is a heartfelt and human portrait of the long shadow of the Partition of India on the lives of three generations of women.


The Prophets By Robert Jones, Jr. Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593085684
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 5th, 2021

Best Book of the Year
NPR • The Washington Post • Boston Globe • TIME • USA Today • Entertainment Weekly • Real Simple • Parade • Buzzfeed • Electric Literature • LitHub • BookRiot • PopSugar • Goop • Library Journal • BookBub • KCRW


Monster in the Middle: A Novel By Tiphanie Yanique Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594633607
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 19th, 2021

Reveals on every page how love can persevere and take shape over time and space.”—Boston Globe

"Transporting and deeply emotional.”Glamour


One of the most inventive and talented stylists of her generation.” Vulture


Palmares By Gayl Jones Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780807033494
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Published: Beacon Press - September 14th, 2021

2022 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Fiction

A NPR BOOKS WE LOVE 2021 Selection


Harlem Shuffle: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385545136
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Published: Doubleday - September 14th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, this gloriously entertaining novel is  “fast-paced, keen-eyed and very funny ... about race, power and the history of Harlem all disguised as a thrill-ride crime novel" (San Francisco Chronicle).


Skye Falling: A Novel By Mia McKenzie Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984801609
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Published: Random House - June 22nd, 2021

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK • A woman who’s used to going solo discovers that there’s one relationship she can’t run away from in this “hilarious, electric” (The New York Times) novel, a probing examination of the complexities of family, queerness, race, and community


My Monticello: Fiction By Jocelyn Nicole Johnson Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250807151
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - October 5th, 2021

“A badass debut by any measurenimble, knowing, and electrifying.” Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Nickel Boys and Harlem Shuffle


Bewilderment: A Novel By Richard Powers Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393881141
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2021

AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB SELECTION
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2021
Shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize and Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction


Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

On the New York Times bestseller list for over 20 weeks * A New York Times Notable Book * A Barack Obama Favorite * A National Book Award Finalist * Named a Best Book of the Year by Fresh Air, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, and many more

“If you’re looking for a superb novel, look no further.” —The Wash


State of Terror: A Novel By Louise Penny, Hillary Rodham Clinton Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982173678
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Published: Simon & Schuster/St. Martin’s Press - October 12th, 2021

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER​

Named one of the most anticipated novels of the season by People, Associated Press, Time, Los Angeles Times, Parade, St.


The Book of Magic: A Novel (The Practical Magic Series #4) By Alice Hoffman Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982151485
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 12th, 2021

“Hoffman certainly knows how to enchant” (The New York Times Book Review) in this breathtaking conclusion to the Practical Magic series—a spellbinding and bewitching novel that asks how far will you go to change your fate?

For over three-hundred years a curse has kept the Owens family from love—but all of that is about to change.


The Book of Form and Emptiness: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399563645
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Published: Viking - September 21st, 2021

Winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction

“No one writes like Ruth Ozeki—a triumph.” —Matt Haig, New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library


“Inventive, vivid, and propelled by a sense of wonder.” —TIME


The Lost Apothecary By Sarah Penner Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780778311010
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Published: Park Row - March 2nd, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, Hello magazine, Oprah.com, Bustle, Popsugar, Betches, Sweet July, and GoodReads


March 2021 Indie Next Pick and #1 LibraryReads Pick


Grievers (Black Dawn #1) By Adrienne Maree Brown Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781849354523
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Published: AK Press - September 7th, 2021

"It's a strong precedent that will leave readers eager for more."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Grievers is the story of a city so plagued by grief that it can no longer function.


Kink: Stories By R.O. Kwon (Editor), Garth Greenwell (Editor) Cover Image
By R.O. Kwon (Editor), Garth Greenwell (Editor)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982110215
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 9th, 2021

A New York Times Notable Book

Kink is a groundbreaking anthology of literary short fiction exploring love and desire, BDSM, and interests across the sexual spectrum, edited by lauded writers R.O.


100 Boyfriends By Brontez Purnell Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374538989
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - February 2nd, 2021

Winner of the 2022 Lambda Literary Award in Gay Fiction. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Longlisted for the 2022 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award and the 2021 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize. One of Buzzfeed's Best LGBTQ+ Books of 2021, NBC's 10 Most Notable LGBTQ Books of 2021, and Pink News' Best LGBTQ Books of 2021.


Honey Girl By Morgan Rogers Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780778311027
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Published: Park Row - February 23rd, 2021

Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Oprah Magazine * Marie Claire * Ms. Magazine * E * Parade Magazine * Buzzfeed * Cosmo * The Rumpus * GoodReads * Autostraddle * Brit & Co * Refinery29 * Betches * BookRiot and others

A LibraryReads Pick

"HONEY GIRL is an emotional, heartfelt, charming debut, and I loved every moment of it."


Walking on Cowrie Shells: Stories By Nana Nkweti Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450543
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Published: Graywolf Press - June 1st, 2021

A “boisterous and high-spirited debut” (Kirkus starred review)“that enthralls the reader through their every twist and turn” (Publishers Weekly starred review), named one of the Most Anticipated Books for Brittle Paper, The Millions, and The Rumpus, penned by a finalist for the AKO Caine Prize


Long Division: A Novel By Kiese Laymon Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982174828
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Published: Scribner - June 1st, 2021

Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Fiction

From Kiese Laymon, author of the critically acclaimed memoir Heavy, comes a “funny, astute, searching” (The Wall Street Journal) debut novel about Black teenagers that is a satirical exploration of celebrity, authorship, violence, religion, and coming of age in post-Katrina Mississippi.


On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525562047
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2021

An instant New York Times Bestseller! 

Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award

Shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 

Winner of the 2019 New England Book Award for Fiction! 


Detransition, Baby: A Novel By Torrey Peters Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593133385
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Published: One World - October 5th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER The lives of three women—transgender and cisgender—collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires in “one of the most celebrated novels of the year” (Time)

“Reading this novel is like holding a live wire in your hand.”—Vulture


The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525541622
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 25th, 2021

A Good Morning America Buzz Pick

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Electrifying." — O: The Oprah Magazine


Transcendent Kingdom: A novel By Yaa Gyasi Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984899767
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Published: Vintage - July 6th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed novel Homegoing is "a book of blazing brilliance" (The Washington Post)—a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.

A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! • Finalist for the WOMEN'S PRIZE


How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel By C Pam Zhang Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525537212
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 6th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES  NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020 

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE 2020 CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE


Plain Bad Heroines: A Novel By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062942869
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 5th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

The award-winning author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post makes her adult debut with this highly imaginative and original horror-comedy centered around a cursed New England boarding school for girls—a wickedly whimsical celebration of the art of storytelling, sapphic love, and the rebellious female spirit.


The Prettiest Star By Carter Sickels Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781938235832
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Published: Hub City Press - May 25th, 2021

One of 2020's most acclaimed books.


Magic Lessons: Book #1 of the Practical Magic Series By Alice Hoffman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982108854
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Published: Scribner / Marysue Rucci Books - September 7th, 2021

In this “ bewitching” (The New York Times Book Review) novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic.

Where does the story of the Ow


The Night Watchman: A Novel By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780062671196
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 23rd, 2021

WINNER OF THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WASHINGTON POST, AMAZON, NPR, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, KIRKUS, CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY, AND GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BEST BOOK OF 2020


Memorial: A Novel By Bryan Washington Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593087282
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 26th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK


Writers & Lovers By Lily King Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802148544
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Published: Grove Press - February 16th, 2021

#ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today
Emma Roberts Belletrist Book Club Pick
A New York Times Book Review's Group Text Selection


The Pull of the Stars: A Novel By Emma Donoghue Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316499033
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Published: Back Bay Books - July 6th, 2021

In Dublin, 1918, a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu is a small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, in "Donoghue's best novel since Room" (Kirkus Reviews).

In an Ireland doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city center, where expectant mothers who have come down with th


Crooked Hallelujah By Kelli Jo Ford Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802149138
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Published: Grove Press - July 20th, 2021

A book that you want to share with everyone you know and one that you are desperate to keep in your own possession. A masterful debut and a new and thrilling voice for readers across the globe.


The Lying Life of Adults By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator) Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609457150
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Published: Europa Editions - September 21st, 2021

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post - O, The Oprah Magazine - TIME Magazine - NPR - Financial Times - New York Post - Kirkus Reviews - Harper's Bazaar

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER


Milk Fed: A Novel By Melissa Broder Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982142506
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Published: Scribner - August 3rd, 2021

Named a Best Book of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Time, Esquire, BookPage, and more

This darkly hilarious and “delicious new novel that ravishes with sex and food” (The Boston Globe) from the acclaimed author of The Pisces an


The Good Lord Bird: A Novel By James McBride Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594632785
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 5th, 2014

Now a Showtime limited series starring Ethan Hawke and Daveed Diggs

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction


Such a Fun Age By Kiley Reid Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525541912
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 20th, 2021

A Best Book of the Year:


The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories By Danielle Evans Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593189450
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 9th, 2021

WINNER OF THE 2021 JOYCE CAROL OATES PRIZE

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY O MAGAZINE, THE NEW YORKER, THE WASHINGTON POST, REAL SIMPLE, THE GUARDIAN, AND MORE 

FINALIST FOR: THE STORY PRIZE, THE L.A. TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE, THE CHAUTAUQUA PRIZE


The Secret Lives of Church Ladies By Deesha Philyaw Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781949199734
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Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020

*FINALIST for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction*
*WINNER of the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award*
*WINNER of the 2020 Story Prize
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*WINNER of the 2020 L.A.


The Living Is Easy By Dorothy West, Morgan Jerkins (Foreword by), Adelaide M. Cromwell (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Dorothy West, Morgan Jerkins (Foreword by), Adelaide M. Cromwell (Afterword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781936932979
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Published: Feminist Press - November 10th, 2020

An insightful, witty novel set in early twentieth-century black Boston by the Harlem Renaissance's youngest member.

A powerful work. --Essence


A World Between By Emily Hashimoto Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781936932955
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Published: Feminist Press - September 15th, 2020

A college fling between two women turns into a lifelong connection--and spells out a new kind of love story for a millennial, immigrant America.

"A sweetly poignant look at the transformative power of young love." --O, The Oprah Magazine


Fiebre Tropical By Julián Delgado Lopera Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781936932757
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Published: Amethyst Editions - March 4th, 2020

Winner for the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction


Winner of the 2021 Ferro-Grumley Literary Award for LGBTQ Fiction


Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Fiction


Nothing to See Here By Kevin Wilson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062913494
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Published: Ecco - September 1st, 2020

New York Times Bestseller  •  A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!


Things in Jars: A Novel By Jess Kidd Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982121297
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Published: Washington Square Press - September 29th, 2020

In this “miraculous and thrilling” (Diane Setterfield, #1 New York Times bestselling author) mystery for fans of The Essex Serpent and The Book of Speculation, Victorian London comes to life as an intrepid female sleuth wades through a murky world of collectors and criminals to recover a remarkable child.

Bridie Devine—flame-haired, pipe-smoking


Red at the Bone: A Novel By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525535287
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 1st, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

"A spectacular novel that only this legend can pull off." -Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of  HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, in The Atlantic