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Lit Hub's 65 Favorite Books of the Year

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Out of Mesopotamia Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781617758607
Availability: Backordered
Published: Akashic Books - September 1st, 2020

Leave the World Behind: A Novel Cover Image
$23.79
ISBN: 9780062667632
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Ecco - October 6th, 2020

Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250155931
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 1st, 2020

In Memory Of: Designing Contemporary Memorials Cover Image
By Spencer Bailey, David Adjaye (Contributions by)
$69.95
ISBN: 9781838661441
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 28th, 2020

We Ride Upon Sticks: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781524748098
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Published: Pantheon - March 3rd, 2020

The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

Parakeet: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374229450
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 2nd, 2020

The Historians: Poems Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324006879
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 13th, 2020

What Happens at Night Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781948226967
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Catapult - August 4th, 2020

Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780307961167
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Published: Knopf - October 27th, 2020

When No One Is Watching: A Thriller Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062982650
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 1st, 2020

The Nancy Reagan Collection Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781733038416
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Published: Futurepoem - September 15th, 2020

Notes on a Silencing: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316491556
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 7th, 2020

Postcolonial Love Poem: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450147
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 3rd, 2020

Suppose a Sentence Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681375243
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Published: New York Review Books - September 22nd, 2020

The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525541608
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 4th, 2020

Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight against the Drug Companies That Delivered the Opioid Epidemic Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982105310
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Published: Scribner - March 31st, 2020

The Constant Rabbit: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593296523
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Published: Viking - September 29th, 2020

The Park Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595950
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 5th, 2020

Cleanness Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374124588
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 14th, 2020

What Can a Body Do?: How We Meet the Built World Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735220003
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 18th, 2020

The Harpy Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802148162
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Published: Grove Press - November 3rd, 2020

Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062915795
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Published: Amistad - January 14th, 2020

The Unseen Cover Image
By Roy Jacobsen, Don Shaw (Translator), Don Bartlett (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771963190
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Published: Biblioasis - April 21st, 2020

Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781590216927
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Published: Lethe Press - March 5th, 2020

Trouble the Saints: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250175342
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Published: Tor Books - July 21st, 2020

A Certain Clarity: Selected Poems Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780374539344
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 23rd, 2021

Luster: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374194321
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

Vesper Flights Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128812
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Published: Grove Press - August 25th, 2020

A Burning: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525658696
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Published: Knopf - June 2nd, 2020

Animal Spirit: Stories Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781524748159
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Published: Pantheon - June 16th, 2020

Deacon King Kong: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735216723
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

Hurricane Season Cover Image
By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811230735
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Published: New Directions - October 6th, 2020

Three Rings: A Tale of Exile, Narrative, and Fate (Page-Barbour Lectures) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780813944661
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Published: University of Virginia Press - September 8th, 2020

A Children's Bible: A Novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781324005032
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 12th, 2020

Earthlings Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802157003
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Published: Grove Press - October 6th, 2020

The Cactus League: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374117948
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 4th, 2020

These Violent Delights: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062963635
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Published: Harper - September 15th, 2020

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781571313652
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 8th, 2020

Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780674984547
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Published: Belknap Press - June 16th, 2020

Hamnet Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657606
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Published: Knopf - July 21st, 2020

Quotients Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781641291118
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Published: Soho Press - May 12th, 2020

Weather: A novel Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780385351102
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Published: Knopf - February 11th, 2020

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781631491665
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Published: Liveright - October 20th, 2020

These Women: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062656384
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Published: Ecco - May 19th, 2020

The Law of Lines: A Novel Cover Image
By Hye-young Pyun, Sora Kim-Russell (Translated by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781948924962
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Published: Arcade - May 5th, 2020

The Book of Unconformities: Speculations on Lost Time Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780804197991
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Published: Pantheon - August 25th, 2020

Follow Me to Ground: A Novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781982133634
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Published: Scribner - January 21st, 2020

The Ministry for the Future: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316300131
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Published: Orbit - October 6th, 2020

Crystal Clear: Reflections on Extraordinary Talismans for Everyday Life Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781683692034
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Published: Quirk Books - December 29th, 2020

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781947793286
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Published: Tin House Books - February 4th, 2020

She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781982157289
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Published: Scribner - October 13th, 2020

You Will Never Be Forgotten: Stories Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374538361
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Published: FSG Originals - March 10th, 2020

The Lightness: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062905321
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Published: William Morrow - June 16th, 2020

Barn 8: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450154
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 3rd, 2020

I Hold a Wolf by the Ears: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374102098
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - July 28th, 2020

How to Make a Slave and Other Essays (21st Century Essays) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780814255995
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Published: Mad Creek Books - October 30th, 2020

How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525537205
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 7th, 2020

Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802128386
Availability: Special Order - Usually available 4 - 12 weeks.
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - January 7th, 2020

Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World Cover Image
By John Freeman (Editor)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143133926
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Published: Penguin Books - August 4th, 2020

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry Cover Image
By Joy Harjo (Editor), LeAnne Howe (With), Jennifer Elise Foerster (With)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393356809
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 25th, 2020

The Nature of Desert Nature (Southwest Center Series ) Cover Image
By Gary Paul Nabhan (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780816540280
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Published: University of Arizona Press - November 10th, 2020

How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish Cover Image
By Ilan Stavans (Editor), Josh Lambert (Editor)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781632062628
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Published: Restless Books - January 21st, 2020

African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song (LOA #333): A Library of America Anthology Cover Image
By Kevin Young (Editor)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781598536669
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Published: Library of America - October 20th, 2020