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    Most recent staff pickOutline by Rachel Cusk

    What a book! I flew through it. Some of these sentences were the best I've ever read. I marked them with a pen while reading. By the end, there were marks on alomst every page.

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    Outline: A Novel (Outline Trilogy #1) Cover Image
    $17.00
    ISBN: 9781250081544
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    Published: Picador - February 9th, 2016

    What a book! I flew through it. Some of these sentences were the best I've ever read. I marked them with a pen while reading. By the end, there were marks on alomst every page.


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    Count D'Orgel's Ball Cover Image
    By Raymond Radiguet, Jean Cocteau (Foreword by), Annapaola Cancogni (Translated by)
    $12.95
    ISBN: 9781590171387
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    Published: NYRB Classics - March 31st, 2005

    Inrequited love? Suffering? Incredible novella? Yes!


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    Li Shangyin (NYRB Poets) Cover Image
    By Li Shangyin, Chloe Garcia Roberts (Translated by), A.C. Graham (Translated by), Lucas Klein (Translated by)
    $16.00
    ISBN: 9781681372242
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    Published: NYRB Poets - July 31st, 2018

    Enigmatic, gorgeous poems--perfect gift for that mysterious person in your life.


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    Convenience Store Woman Cover Image
    $20.00
    ISBN: 9780802128256
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    Published: Grove Press - June 12th, 2018

    Fantastic, funny, unsettling story. If you have a favorite bodega or deli, this book will certainly resonate with you.


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    Census Cover Image
    $25.99
    ISBN: 9780062676139
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    Published: Ecco - March 6th, 2018

    Favorite book of the year so far! Perfect mixture of playfulness and melancholy. The fantastic is accepted as matter of fact, situations playing out as they might in an Italo Calvino story. Census. CENSUS.


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    Pretend I'm Dead: A Novel Cover Image
    $24.00
    ISBN: 9781501183935
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    Published: Scribner - May 15th, 2018

    Ottessa Moshfegh lovers should check this out! Such a great voice. So funny. Kind of intense. Doesn't disappoint.


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    Complete Stories Cover Image
    By Clarice Lispector, Katrina Dodson (Translator), Benjamin Moser (Editor)
    $21.95
    ISBN: 9780811227933
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    Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - June 26th, 2018

    Best book to have on the nightstand. Reading these stories before going to bed and right after waking is all I want from life.


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    I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain Cover Image
    $17.99
    ISBN: 9780545709569
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    Published: Push - May 29th, 2018

    If you love poetry, or pop music, or if someone you love has passed away, this book will mean a lot to you. I haven't read anything like it. I thought it was amazing.


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    The Guest Cat Cover Image
    By Takashi Hiraide, Eric Selland (Translator)
    $14.95
    ISBN: 9780811221504
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    Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - January 28th, 2014

    A husband and wife in a quiet part of Tokyo, both caught up in their separate writing projects, find themselves forever changed when a tiny cat named Chibi enters their lives. I have sought out many, many novels featuring cats and I think this one is the best. I'm a big fan.


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    Some Trick: Thirteen Stories Cover Image
    $22.95
    ISBN: 9780811227827
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    Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - May 29th, 2018

    These stories are wicked smart and very funny. There's a mathematician writing books for kids, a caps-lock rendition of "When the Saints Come Marching In," and a very, very ugly dress. Hard to deny the bunny either. Helen DeWitt rules!