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    Chris, Bookseller & Cafe, Jersey City 

    Most recent staff pick:

    Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them by Gina Kolata

    One part fascinating science mystery,other half a powerful family drama revolving around the revelation of a mutated gene that could cause brutal illness and might be inherited. A family struggles to catch up with medicine to understand what this could mean for their family as a whole. Heartbreaking, life affirming, and a thought-provoking read that asks what would you do to save your family?   

    Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them Cover Image
    $25.99
    ISBN: 9781250064349
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: St. Martin's Press - March 21st, 2017

    One part fascinating science mystery,other half a powerful family drama revolving around the revelation of a mutated gene that could cause brutal illness and might be inherited. A family struggles to catch up with medicine to understand what this could mean for their family as a whole. Heartbreaking, life affirming, and a thought-provoking read that asks what would you do to save your family?   


    Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family Cover Image
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9780735213463
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2017

    A devastating, brutally honest, and profoundly moving account of one young man’s journey of survival through gay conversion therapy. Garrard Conley’s memoir is an uncompromising tale that shines a spotlight on the often untold reality that some LGBTQ people of faith face.


    All Out: A Father and Son Confront the Hard Truths That Made Them Better Men Cover Image
    $17.00
    ISBN: 9780345813886
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Vintage Books Canada - January 24th, 2017

    An engaging, entertaining, and genuinely moving memoir! All Out goes back and forth between a father and son, giving two unique perspectives to the same experiences shared between them. It’s a beautiful portrait of what true unconditional love is, and the bond of a father and his child.


    Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin Cover Image
    $26.00
    ISBN: 9780812997231
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Spiegel & Grau - January 31st, 2017

    This was written by both of Trayvon Martin's parents and it crushed me into a million little pieces. The love they have for their son shines through on the page as they talk about their lives without him. Rest in Power encourages us all to take a moment to pull ourselves up and fight the good fight in the name of justice. Be the change you want to see in the world! This is a profoundly moving account of grief, healing, and the undying love of a parent for their child.


    American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus Cover Image
    $26.95
    ISBN: 9780393285093
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 10th, 2017

    A fascinating, provocative expose on the hook-up culture happening today on college campuses around the country. American Hookup comes at a time where it couldn't be more relevant or of more significant importance! An eye-opening, at times uncomfortable, but an ultimately deeply moving book that packs a powerful punch.


    It Looks Like This Cover Image
    $16.99
    ISBN: 9780763687199
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    Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 6th, 2016

    Thoughtful, moving, and one of the most enjoyable novels I've had the pleasure to not just read, but thoroughly enjoy. LGBTQ young adult literature is thriving and I'm thankful for voices like Rafi Mittlefehldt, he wrote a book that my teenage self would've been incredibly thankful and lucky to have come across when I was coming out.