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Books of the Year 2023

We held off a while to give the books coming out December 31st fair odds, and stewed over our options as we took our post-Christmas vacations and recovered from the rigors of the holiday season, and now, without further ado, it is our pleasure to present 

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Kaveh Akbar
Current price: $28.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK • A newly sober, orphaned son of Iranian immigrants, guided by the voices of artists, poets, and kings, embarks on a remarkable search for a family secret that leads him to a terminally ill painter living out her final days in the Brooklyn Museum.  ... Read More about
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Nicolás Ferraro
Current price: $27.95
A teenage girl and her gangster father embark on a road trip toward revenge in this award-winning coming-of-age Argentinian noir. Fifteen-year-old Ámbar has never known any parent other than her father, Víctor Mondragón, nor any life other than his. On any given Friday night, Ámbar longs to be at th ... Read More about
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Devrie Brynn Donalson
Current price: $26.99
A refreshingly honest, wonderfully humorous, and entirely inspiring exploration of change, fear, and what it really means to be alone, from everyone's favorite TikTok oracle, Devrie Donalson. Dear Reader Just Doing Your Best, Give me a minute, and I'll tell you a story. I'll tell you about my juni ... Read More about
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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Current price: $18.00
A NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN FICTION • A READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Two top women gladiators fight for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America’s own in this explosive, hot ... Read More about
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K. O'Neill
Current price: $13.99
Being a Moth Keeper is a huge responsibility and a great honor, but what happens when the new Moth Keeper decides to take a break from the moon and see the sun for the first time? From the author of the beloved Tea Dragon Society comes a must-read for fans of the rich fantasies of Hayao Miyazaki and ... Read More about
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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • One of the most remarkable true-crime narratives of the twenty-first century: the story of the world’s most prolific art thief, Stéphane Breitwieser. • “The Art Thief, like its title character, has confidence, élan, and a great sense of timing."—The New Yorker A BEST BOO ... Read More about
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Will Hermes
Current price: $35.00
“The only Lou Reed bio you need to read.” —The Washington PostA Rolling Stone best music book of 2023 | One of Pitchfork’s ten best music books of 2023 | A Variety best music book of the year | A Kirkus Reviews best nonfiction book of 2023 “There have been many biographies of Lou Reed, but Will Herm ... Read More about
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Change the way you think about cooking! In this epic guide to better eating, the chef, recipe developer, and video producer Sohla El-Waylly reimagines what a cookbook can be, teaching home cooks of all skill levels how cooking really works. “The new Joy of Cooking.” —The ... Read More about
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