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"The ACLU is not only fighting for protestors right nowchallenging facial recognition software and the brutal police violence witnessed at Lafayette Square, calling for the end of curfews and the protection of journaliststhey've been fighting the good fight all along. For accountability and fairness and justice and mercy and the equal protection of all."—Benjamin Percy

From June 15 through June 21, 10% of the sales of the books on this page will be donated to support the crucial work of the ACLU.

Suicide Woods: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450062
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 15th, 2019

A spine-tingling new collection of stories from the acclaimed author of Thrill Me and The Dark Net


Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977597
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 18th, 2016

Bold new essays on how to craft a thrilling read--in any genre--from the bestselling author of The Dead Lands


The Dark Net Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328915375
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Published: Mariner Books - June 12th, 2018

“Thrilling . . . one of the best Stephen King novels not written by the master himself. . . . The setup promises furious action, and Percy delivers, like [Richard] Matheson, like King. . . An awfully impressive literary performance.”—New York Times Book Review

“Masterful crafting . . .


The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316509848
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Published: Orbit - March 24th, 2020

"A glorious fantasy."--Neil Gaiman

Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City.


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The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. (The New York Times)

This is the way the world ends. . .for the last time.


The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth #2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316229265
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Published: Orbit - August 16th, 2016

Essun's missing daughter grows more powerful every day, and her choices may destroy the world in this "magnificent" Hugo Award winner and NYT Notable Book. (NPR)

The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night.


How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316491372
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Published: Orbit - August 13th, 2019

Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption that sharply examine modern society in her first collection of short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories.


The Inheritance Trilogy Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780316334006
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Published: Orbit - December 9th, 2014

After her mother's death, a young woman is summoned to the floating city of Sky to claim a royal inheritance she never knew existed in this epic fantasy trilogy from the NYT bestselling author of The Fifth Season.


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The Killing Moon (The Dreamblood #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316187282
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Published: Orbit - May 1st, 2012

Assassin priests, mad kings, and the goddess of death collide in the first book of the Dreamblood Duology by NYT bestselling and three time Hugo-Award winning author N. K. Jemisin.

The city burned beneath the Dreaming Moon.


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The Shadowed Sun (The Dreamblood #2) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316187299
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Published: Orbit - June 12th, 2012

In the final book of NYT bestselling and three time Hugo-Award winning author N. K. Jemisin's Dreamblood Duology, a priestess and an exiled prince must join together to free the city of dreams from imperial rule.


The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316043915
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Published: Orbit - February 25th, 2010

After her mother's mysterious death, a young woman is summoned to the floating city of Sky in order to claim a royal inheritance she never knew existed in the first book in this award-winning fantasy trilogy from the NYT bestselling author of The Fifth Season.


An Unnecessary Woman Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802122940
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Published: Grove Press - November 11th, 2014

Winner of the California Book Award

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

Finalist for the National Book Award

"Beautiful and absorbing."--New York Times


Koolaids Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780802124142
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Published: Grove Press - September 15th, 2015

"Daring, dazzling . . . a tough, funny, heart-breaking book."--Seattle Times

" A] refreshing statement of honesty and endurance ...funny, brave full of heart and willing to say things about war and disease, sexual and cultural politics that have rarely been said so boldly or directly before."--The Sunday Oregonian


The Hakawati Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307386274
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Published: Anchor - June 2nd, 2009

In 2003, Osama al-Kharrat returns to Beirut after many years in America to stand vigil at his father's deathbed. As the family gathers, stories begin to unfold: Osama's grandfather was a hakawati, or storyteller, and his bewitching tales are interwoven with classic stories of the Middle East.


The Angel of History Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127198
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Published: Grove Press - October 17th, 2017

Winner of the Northern California Book Award, the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction, and the Arab American Book Award for Fiction


I, The Divine: A Novel in First Chapters Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393323566
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 17th, 2002

Named after the "divine" Sarah Bernhardt, red-haired Sarah Nour El-Din is "wonderful, irresistibly unique, funny, and amazing," raves Amy Tan. Determined to make of her life a work of art, she tries to tell her story, sometimes casting it as a memoir, sometimes a novel, always fascinatingly incomplete. 


Wanderers: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399182129
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Published: Del Rey - May 19th, 2020

A decadent rock star. A deeply religious radio host. A disgraced scientist. And a teenage girl who may be the world’s last hope. From the mind of Chuck Wendig comes “a magnum opus . . . a story about survival that’s not just about you and me, but all of us, together” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).


Aftermath: Star Wars (Star Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781101885925
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Published: Del Rey - March 29th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens
 
Star Wars: Aftermath [reveals] what happened after the events of 1983’s Return of the Jedi. It turns out, there’s more than just the Empire for the good guys to worry about.”—The Hollywood Reporter
 


Blackbirds (Miriam Black #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481448659
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - September 15th, 2015

The first book in the Miriam Black series: “A sassy, hard-boiled thriller with a paranormal slant” (The Guardian) about a young woman who can see the darkest corners of the future.

Miriam Black knows how you’re going to die. This makes her daily life a living hell, especially when you can’t do anything about it, or stop trying to.


Atlanta Burns Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781477827109
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Published: Skyscape - January 27th, 2015

You don't mess with Atlanta Burns.