Sara Luce Look-- Sara is a co-owner of Charis as well as the book buyer and general manager. She enjoys fiction, poetry, and books that push sexual and gender-bending boundaries. She also loves cookbooks, young adult fiction and beautiful children's books.
A January Book of the Month Pick
“Miraculous and thrilling…A few pages in and I was determined to read every word Jess Kidd has ever written.” —Diane Setterfield, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Once Upon a River
“An impossible wonder: a book for everyone, and yet somehow a book just for you...A sumptuous
B The dazzling story of a girl navigating friendship, family, and growing up, an I Are You There God, It's Me Margaret? /I for the modern day, from debut author Aida Salazar. /B
****Four starred reviews!****$16.19ISBN: 9781626722590Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: First Second - May 7th, 2019
One of FORBES Best Graphic Novels of 2019
On BCCB 2019 Blue Ribbons List
One of NPR's Best Books of 2019
Booklist 2019 Editors' Choice
One of Bitch Media’s Best Queer YA Novels of 2019$18.00ISBN: 9780998843926Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Belladonna* - May 1st, 2019
Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. MEET ME THERE is a paired republication of Normal Sex (Firebrand Books, 1994) and Home in three days. Don't wash. (Hard Press, 1996). In the present edition, the texts are accompanied by a new introduction and poem by Samuel Ace, and by a collection of short essays and reflections on Ace and Smukler's poetics.$15.29ISBN: 9781250316776Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019
* Instant NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestseller *
* GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER for BEST DEBUT and BEST ROMANCE of 2019 *
* BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR* for VOGUE, NPR, VANITY FAIR, and more! *
What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?$19.80ISBN: 9781936787791Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Black Balloon Publishing - October 29th, 2019
"Eat Joy is the most lovely food essay book... This is the perfect gift." --Joy Wilson (Joy the Baker)
Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by Martha Stewart Living
"Magnificent illustrations add spirit to recipes and heartfelt narratives. Plan to buy two copies--one for you and one for your best foodie friend." --Taste of Home$16.16ISBN: 9780997772074Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Alazar Press - September 1st, 2019The Women Who Caught the Babies highlights important aspects of the training and work of African-American midwives and the ways in which they have helped, and continue to help, so many families by “catching” their babies at birth.$16.19ISBN: 9781368048088Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019From a new voice in YA literature comes an epic, utterly unforgettable contemporary novel about a lost shipwreck, a missing piece of family history, and weathering the storms of life. Fans of Far from the Tree, We Are Okay, and Emergency Contact will love this stunning debut.$15.29ISBN: 9781250181305Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Minotaur Books - May 1st, 2018
Kristen Lepionka's 2018 Anthony Award Nominee for Best First Novel, The Last Place You Look is a head-on collision between an allegedly closed case and a tenacious, troubled private investigator who doesn’t know when to quit.$15.30ISBN: 9780399592287Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: One World - March 5th, 2019
A New York Times Editors’ Choice: “A mind-bending romp through a gender-fluid, eighteenth century London . . . a joyous mash-up of literary genres shot through with queer theory and awash in sex, crime, and revolution.”$22.50ISBN: 9781328629678Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - June 4th, 2019A deliciously disarming debut novel about a twenty-something Londoner who discovers that she may have been looking for love — and pleasure — in all the wrong places (i.e. from men).
Julia has had enough. Enough of the sex noises her roommate makes. Enough of her dead-end government job.$17.99ISBN: 9781541557772Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Millbrook Press (Tm) - February 4th, 2020
Once I dreamed I swam / the ocean / and saw everything deep, cool / and was part of the waves. / I swam on by the people / onshore / hollering, / 'A girl like you needs to / stay out of the water / and be dry / like everyone else.'$9.89ISBN: 9780374400118Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Square Fish - February 20th, 2007
This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings.
$17.96ISBN: 9781551523972Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Arsenal Pulp Press - May 3rd, 2011
Lambda Literary Award finalistAmerican Library Association Stonewall Honor Book$15.30ISBN: 9780452296299Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Books - May 25th, 2010
The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, now an original series on SYFY
“The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. . . . Hogwarts was never like this.”
—George R.R. Martin
$15.30ISBN: 9780345495006Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Ballantine Books - April 8th, 2008
I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780307473066Availability: BackorderedPublished: Vintage - August 10th, 2010
From the Booker Prize-winning, bestselling author of Possession: a deeply affecting story of a singular family.
$15.99ISBN: 9780061732270Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harper Perennial - October 20th, 2009
More of This World or Maybe Another is a collection of award-winning short fiction about four outsiders whose unruly lives intersect on the back streets of New Orleans from writer Barb Johnson. Funny and haunting by turns, Johnson’s unforgettable characters are driven by something fragile and irresistible, a sputtering drive to love and be loved, in these “stunning stories .Email or call for priceISBN: 9780143115007Availability: BackorderedPublished: Penguin Books - December 30th, 2008
The bestselling novel that follows a rare manuscript through centuries of exile and war, from the author of The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.$14.39ISBN: 9781401341336Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Hachette Books - April 6th, 2010A spellbinding, beautifully written novel that moves between contemporary times and one of the most fascinating and disturbing periods in American history - the Salem witch trials.$7.19ISBN: 9780395185575Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 3rd, 1974
The country bunny attains the exalted position of Easter Bunny in spite of her responsibilities as the mother of twenty-one children.$16.20ISBN: 9780804172707Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Anchor - January 26th, 2016
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAREmail or call for priceISBN: 9780452283510Availability: BackorderedPublished: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2002
Trash, Allison's landmark collection, laid the groundwork for her critically acclaimed Bastard Out of Carolina, the National Book Award finalist that was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "simply stunning...a wonderful work of fiction by a major talent." In addition to Allison's classic stories, this new edition of Trash features "Stubborn Girls and Mean Sto$18.69ISBN: 9780062281302Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harper Perennial - May 6th, 2014
“Set against the coast of Provincetown, Patry Francis’s fierce, ravishing epic cuts deep to the bone about how love binds us together and breaks us apart, and how the past’s thumbprint rests on the present.$9.89ISBN: 9780545399333Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 29th, 2014If you received a letter from your older self, what do you think it would say? What do you wish it would say?
$15.26ISBN: 9781400096206Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Anchor - February 10th, 2009
Taking us back to a time that is half history, half myth and wholly magical, bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni gives voice to Panchaali, the fire-born heroine of the Mahabharata, as she weaves a vibrant retelling of an ancient epic saga.