For the Lit Lovers

We’re all addicted to our phones, but there’s no gift better than the gift of a good story.

  • The House of Impossible Beauties

    A gritty and gorgeous novel that follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids navigating the Harlem ball scene of the 1980s and ’90s, inspired by the real House of Xtravaganza made famous by the seminal documentary Paris Is Burning.

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  • What Should Be Wild

    “Delightful and darkly magical. Julia Fine has written a beautiful modern myth, a coming-of-age story for a girl with a worrisome power over life and death. I loved it.”  —Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife

    "Julia Fine has written a beautiful modern myth, a coming-of-age story for a girl with a worrisome power over life and death. I loved it.”  —Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry

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  • The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead

    "Its opening story stops your breath." -San Francisco Chronicle

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  • The Last Ballad

    “Wiley Cash reveals the dignity and humanity of people asking for a fair shot in an unfair world.” Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train

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  • The Poet X

    "Xiomara is a protagonist who readers will cheer for at every turn. As X might say, Acevedo’s got bars. Don’t pass this one by.” -Justina Ireland, author of Dread Nation

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  • Melmoth

    For centuries, a mysterious dark-robed figure has roamed the globe, hunting for those whose complicity and cowardice has fed into the rapids of history’s darkest waters—and now it is heading in our direction.

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  • Unsheltered

    “Kingsolver’s voice is urgent, eloquent, wily…Her contemporary narrative is laced with wry, genial humor and the 1870s half of her tale is a gripping study of how battling schools of thought can destroy personal lives.” -Boston Globe

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  • The Labyrinth of the Spirits

    In this unforgettable final volume of Ruiz Zafón’s cycle of novels set in the universe of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, Alicia Gris uncovers one of the most shocking conspiracies in all Spanish history.

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  • Dictionary Stories

    "Dictionary Stories isn’t just a book for word nerds, but for anyone for whom language and story matter. Everybody will find themselves thoroughly in love with this book."  —Kory Stamper, editor for Merriam-Webster

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  • Ten Thousand Saints

    “[A] rare debut that, with a flinty kind of nostalgia, invokes both the gods and demons of a generation.” -Vogue

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  • Forest Dark

    Named Best Book of 2017 by EsquireElle Magazine, LitHub, Publishers Weekly, Financial Times, Guardian, Refinery29, and Popsugar

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  • Lara

    Lara is a chilling, upsetting reminder of what can happen when free speech is curtailed. -NPR

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  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [75th Anniversary Ed]

    “One of the books of the century.” -New York Public Library

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  • Pride

    Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous re-telling of the classic, from Ibi Zoboi, the author of American Street, a National Book Award finalist.

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  • What to Read and Why

    "What to Read and Why will have readers anxious to revisit these classics.” -Kirkus Reviews

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  • Another Side of Paradise

    A novel based on the true story of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his longtime mistress, Sheilah Graham, Another Side of Paradise is a tale of love, celebrtiy and Gatsby-esque self-creation in 1930s Hollywood.

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  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    Now in a special edition marking the 100th anniversary of the author’s birth, Muriel Spark’s classic novel, widely hailed as one of the 20th century’s best.

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  • The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

    “Could I love a character more than I love Mason Buttle? Nope. Could this book have captured my heart any more? Impossible.” -Barbara O’Connor, author of How to Steal a Dog

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  • Mockingbird Songs

    Beautifully written, intelligent, and telling, this remarkable compendium of 25 years of letters between Harper Lee and her close friend, Wayne Flynt.

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  • Essential Bukowski

    A collector’s item that all Bukowski enthusiasts will want to own.

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