Staff Pick
Things in Jars is a wonderfully weird mystery set in Victorian London. Our protagonaist is Bridie Devine, a street-wise detective with medical training and a fierce independent streak. She's recently picked up an unwelcome sidekick in Ruby Doyle, a charming boxer who just happens to be dead, and, perhaps even more disturbingly, who refuses to tell Bridie why he's haunting her. Together the two set off to track down the missing daughter of a baronet--a girl whose existence was kept secret for years. Kidd's London is gritty and magical, full of dark secrets, larger than life characters, and adventure aplenty. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Things in Jars: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982121297
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Published: Washington Square Press - September 29th, 2020

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A genre-defying work of auto-fiction, Zambreno's Drifts follows the musings and observations of an unnamed narrator as she spends her days "folding time into a book" to maximize her experience of ordinary life--or merely to avoid working on her novel. Guided by the likes of Rilke, Lispector, and Dürer, Zambreno's protagonist lets her writing languish, but Zambreno draws on her own creative history to portray the restless energy of artistic pursuit, including the concomitant struggle with nothingness.                                                             

Drifts: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593087237
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 18th, 2021

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In prose as precise as it is lyrical, Addonia tells the story of an exiled community that attempts to make a new home in a Sudanese refugee camp. At the foreground of this tale are siblings Saba and Hagos, whose identities seem interchangeable, with the mute Hagos being the “girl their mother had always wanted,” while Saba adopts more traditionally masculine traits. These blurred gender roles collide with social expectatons, but, as the siblings hold tight to each other against a background of oppression, abuse, and poverty, gradually transcend the conditions that threaten to suffocate them.


 

Silence Is My Mother Tongue: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644450338
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 8th, 2020

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