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Take My Hand By Dolen Perkins-Valdez Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593337691
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Published: Berkley - April 12th, 2022

“Deeply empathetic yet unflinching in its gaze…an unforgettable exploration of responsibility and redemption.” —Celeste Ng
 
“Highlights the horrific discrepancies in our healthcare system and illustrates their heartbreaking consequences.” —Essence

 


Our Missing Hearts: A Novel By Celeste Ng Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593492543
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Published: Penguin Press - October 4th, 2022

An instant New York Times bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2022 A Reese's Book Club Pick Named a Best Book of 2022 by TIME Magazine, The Washington Post, NPR, Los Angeles Times, and Oprah Daily


All This Could Be Different: A Novel By Sarah Thankam Mathews Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593489123
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Published: Viking - August 2nd, 2022

2022 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: LOS ANGELES TIMES · NPR · VOGUE · TIME · VULTURE · BUZZFEED

A New York Times Editors' Choice Pick


Seven Empty Houses By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by) Cover Image
By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780525541394
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 18th, 2022

Winner of the 2022 National Book Award for Translated Literature

A blazing new story collection that will make you feel like the house is collapsing in on you, from the 3 time International Booker Prize finalist, "lead[ing] a vanguard of Latin American writers forging their own 21st-century canon.” –O, the Oprah magazine


The Rabbit Hutch: A novel By Tess Gunty Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593534663
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Published: Knopf - August 2nd, 2022

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER The standout literary debut that everyone is talking about "Inventive, heartbreaking and acutely funny."—The Guardian

Blandine isn't like the other residents of her building.


Big Girl: A Novel By Mecca Jamilah Sullivan Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781324091417
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Published: Liveright - July 12th, 2022

Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
A Phenomenal Book Club Pick
TIME • Best Books of the Month
New York Times • Editors’ Choice
Vulture • Most Anticipated Books 2022
Goodreads • Hot and Fresh: 60 Highly Anticipated Debut Novels
Ms. Magazine • Most Anticipated Reads for the Rest of Us 2022


Demon Copperhead: A Novel By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780063251922
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Published: Harper - October 18th, 2022

An Oprah’s Book Club Selection • An Instant New York Times Bestseller • An Instant Wall Street Journal Bestseller • A #1 Washington Post Bestseller 


Nightcrawling: A novel By Leila Mottley Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318935
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Published: Knopf - June 7th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB PICK • BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTA dazzling novel about a young Black woman who walks the streets of Oakland and stumbles headlong into the failure of its justice system. This debut of a blazingly original voice “bursts at the seams of every page and swallows you whole” (T


You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty: A Novel By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982188702
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Published: Atria Books - May 24th, 2022

A Good Morning America Buzz Pick, a Best Romance of 2022 by The Washington Post, and a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Oprah Daily, Vulture, Harper’s Bazaar, Thrillist, Essence, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, Marie Claire,


The Other Mother: A Novel By Rachel M. Harper Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781640095045
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Published: Counterpoint - May 3rd, 2022

An "extraordinary" page-turning generational saga about a young man's search for a parent he never knew, and a moving portrait of motherhood, race, and the truths we hide in the name of family (Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple)


Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
$29.00
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ISBN: 9780385547345
Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • Meet Elizabeth Zott: a “formidable, unapologetic and inspiring” (PARADE) scientist in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show in this novel that is “irresistible, satisfying and full of fuel.


Acts of Service: A Novel By Lillian Fishman Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593243763
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Published: Hogarth - May 3rd, 2022

A “bold and unflinchingly sexy” (Vogue) debut novel about a young woman who follows her desires into a world of pleasure, decadence, and privilege, unraveling everything she thought she knew about sex . . . and herself.
 


Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion: A Novel By Bushra Rehman Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250834782
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Published: Flatiron Books - December 6th, 2022

For readers of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous and My Brilliant Friend, Bushra Rehman's Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion is an unforgettable story about female friendship and queer love

“Stunningly beautiful.” —The New York Times Book Review

“An unforgettable voice that moves you from the start.” —People Magazine


The Last White Man: A Novel By Mohsin Hamid Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593538814
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 2nd, 2022

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORKER, VOGUE, AND NPR


“Perhaps Hamid’s most remarkable work yet … an extraordinary vision of human possibility.” –Ayad Akhtar, author of Homeland Elegies


Cat Brushing By Jane Campbell Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802160027
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Published: Grove Press - August 16th, 2022

A rousing and original debut story collection that probes the erotic, emotional, and intellectual lives of elder women, CAT BRUSHING will be published in the author's 80th year.


Saha: A Novel By Cho Nam-Joo, Jamie Chang (Translated by) Cover Image
By Cho Nam-Joo, Jamie Chang (Translated by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781324090885
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Published: Liveright - November 1st, 2022

TIME • Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2022

From the international best-selling author of Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 comes this chilling dystopian fable for fans of Netflix’s Squid Game.


Dinosaurs: A Novel By Lydia Millet Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324021469
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 11th, 2022

One of NPR's Books We Love for 2022 • A New Yorker Best Books of 2022 So Far • A Publishers Weekly Best Novel of 2022 • A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2022 • One of Time's 100 Must-Read Books of 2022 • An Oprah Daily and Literary Hub Favorite Book of 2022 • A BookBrowse Top 20 Best Books of 2022


Bliss Montage: Stories By Ling Ma Cover Image
By Ling Ma
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374293512
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 13th, 2022

A National Indie Bestseller
A Best Book of the Year at The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue, and Kirkus Reviews
A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

“Dazzling.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air


Gods of Want: Stories By K-Ming Chang Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593241585
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Published: One World - July 12th, 2022

Startling stories center the bodies, memories, myths, and relationships of Asian American women in “a voracious, probing collection, proof of how exhilarating the short story can be” (The New York Times Book Review)—from the National Book Award “5 Under 35” honoree and author of Bestiary


She and Her Cat: Stories By Makoto Shinkai, Naruki Nagakawa, Ginny Tapley Takemori (Translated by) Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781982165741
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Published: Atria Books - November 22nd, 2022

For fans of Mieko Kawakami’s Breasts and Eggs and Murata Sayaka’s Earthlings, this Japanese bestseller from renowned anime director Makoto Shinkai features four inspirational and heartwarming vignettes following women and their cats in their quests for love and connection.

Lying alone on the edge of the sidewalk in an abandoned cardboard box, a namele


Witches: A Novel By Brenda Lozano, Heather Cleary (Translated by) Cover Image
By Brenda Lozano, Heather Cleary (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781646220687
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Published: Catapult - August 16th, 2022

The beguiling story of a young journalist whose investigation of a murder leads her to the most legendary healer in all of Mexico, from one of the most prominent voices of a new generation of Latin American writers


Hester: A Novel By Laurie Lico Albanese Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250278555
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 4th, 2022

Named a Most Anticipated Book for Fall by Goodreads Washington Post New York PostBuzzFeed PopSugar Business Insider • An October Indie Next List Pick • An October LibraryReads Pick

"A hauntingly beautiful––and imagined––origin story to The Scarlet Letter." ––People


The Book of Goose: A Novel By Yiyun Li Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374606343
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 20th, 2022

Long-listed for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice


Yerba Buena: A Novel By Nina LaCour Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250810465
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 31st, 2022

FROM BESTSELLING AND PRINTZ-AWARD WINNING AUTHOR NINA LACOUR, PERFECT FOR READERS OF WRITERS AND LOVERS

“A study of complex, modern love…Expertly illuminates the trauma that Sara and Emilie are both wrestling with, as well as their hope and healing…Lingers like a perfectly mixed cocktail.” —San Francisco Chronicle


When We Were Sisters: A Novel By Fatimah Asghar Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593133460
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Published: One World - October 18th, 2022

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • “This exquisite debut wrestles with gender, siblinghood, family, and what it means to be Muslim in America—all through the lens of love.”—Time
 
“Haunting . . .  a knife-sharp story of self-discovery.”—People


Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
$29.00
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ISBN: 9780385547345
Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • Meet Elizabeth Zott: a “formidable, unapologetic and inspiring” (PARADE) scientist in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show in this novel that is “irresistible, satisfying and full of fuel.


Horse: A Novel By Geraldine Brooks Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9780399562969
Published: Viking - June 14th, 2022

“Brooks’ chronological and cross-disciplinary leaps are thrilling.” —The New York Times Book Review

Horse isn’t just an animal story—it’s a moving narrative about race and art.” —TIME


Post-traumatic By Chantal V. Johnson Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316264235
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 5th, 2022

A “deeply original” (Elif Batuman), “violently funny” (Myriam Gurba), “brilliant and unforgettable” (Deesha Philyaw) debut about a young lawyer finally confronting her dark past

To the outside observer, Vivian is a success story—a dedicated lawyer who advocates for mentally ill patients at a New York City psychiatric hospital.


Mad Honey: A Novel By Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781984818386
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 4th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Alternatingly heart-pounding and heartbreaking. This collaboration between two best-selling authors seamlessly weaves together Olivia and Lily’s journeys, creating a provocative exploration of the strength that love and acceptance require.”—The Washington Post
 


Frankly Feminist: Short Stories by Jewish Women from Lilith Magazine (HBI Series on Jewish Women) By Susan Weidman Schneider (Editor), Yona Zeldis McDonough (Editor) Cover Image
$29.95
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ISBN: 9781684581269
Published: Brandeis University Press - October 6th, 2022

A groundbreaking Jewish feminist short story collection.
 
Short story collections focusing on Jewish writers have—no surprise—typically given women authors short shrift.


Begin the World Over By Kung Li Sun Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781849354721
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Published: AK Press - August 23rd, 2022

"This historical fiction with a twist has an intriguing plot that will make the reader ask how the world could be different."
--Booklist

A revolutionary tale of Black and Indigenous insurrection. History as it should have been.


A Minor Chorus: A Novel By Billy-Ray Belcourt Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781324021421
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 4th, 2022

Longlisted for the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize

A debut novel from a rising literary star that brings the modern queer and Indigenous experience into sharp relief.


Desire Lines By Cary Alan Johnson Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9798985034103
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Published: Querelle Press - September 6th, 2022

In Desire Lines, a Black teenager growing up gay in Brooklyn is captivated by a vision of life on the other side of the river, where the sparkle and glitter of Manhattan beckon. Coming into adulthood, he finds himself living in a five-floor walk-up in Hell's Kitchen just as the AIDS epidemic is hitting the city.


The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Novel By Honoree Fanonne Jeffers Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780062942951
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 10th, 2022

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: A Novel By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780062671134
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2022

"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


The Book of Form and Emptiness: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399563669
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Published: Penguin Books - June 14th, 2022

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


Matrix: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594634505
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 6th, 2022

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE 2022 JOYCE CAROL OATES PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION

One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2021


The Parted Earth By Anjali Enjeti Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781938235962
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Published: Hub City Press - April 26th, 2022

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
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593085691
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 8th, 2022

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


Palmares By Gayl Jones Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780807007150
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Published: Beacon Press - September 13th, 2022

2022 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Fiction

A NPR BOOKS WE LOVE 2021 Selection


Monster in the Middle: A Novel By Tiphanie Yanique Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593332252
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 18th, 2022

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


With Teeth: A Novel By Kristen Arnett Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593191521
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 31st, 2022

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


Harlem Shuffle: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525567271
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Published: Anchor - August 9th, 2022

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).


My Monticello: Fiction By Jocelyn Nicole Johnson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250848536
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - October 11th, 2022

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


Skye Falling: A Novel By Mia McKenzie Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984801623
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 14th, 2022

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


The Lost Apothecary By Sarah Penner Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780778311973
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Published: Park Row - February 22nd, 2022

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


Build Your House Around My Body: A Novel By Violet Kupersmith Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780812983487
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 5th, 2022

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).
 


Love in the Big City By Sang Young Park, Anton Hur (Translator) Cover Image
By Sang Young Park, Anton Hur (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802160379
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Published: Grove Press - November 15th, 2022

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


Rainbow Milk: A Novel By Paul Mendez Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593313077
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Published: Anchor - May 31st, 2022

Nominated for a 34th annual Lambda Literary Award An essential and revelatory coming-of-age novel 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.


Bewilderment: A Novel By Richard Powers Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324036142
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 1st, 2022

AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB SELECTION
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
Shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize
Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction
Longlisted for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction


Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781982168445
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Published: Scribner - September 27th, 2022

On the New York Times bestseller list for over 20 weeks * A New York Times Notable Book * 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 Washington Post