Book Culture Selects: May

It's that time again: another round of Book Culture Selects picks are out the door and on their way to bookshelves all around the country! This month's batch is an especially global showing: from the Caribbean, to the streets of Paris, to the war-torn border between Kenya and the Congo, to mysterious and harrowing North Korea, these books promise to transport you to a new place, a new time, and a fascinating new perspective. 
Here's the full list of May selections:



New and Noteworthy Fiction Paperback: LaRose by Louise Erdrich
New and Noteworthy Non-Fiction Paperback: The Black Calhouns by Gail Lumet Buckley
New and Noteworthy Fiction Hardcover: The Accusation by Bandi
New and Noteworthy Non-Fiction Hardcover: Flaneuse by Lauren Elkin
Literature in Translation: Wicked Weeds by Pedro Cabiya
Forever Young Adult: City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
Around the World: Valmiki's Daughter by Shani Mootoo
Life Stories: The Foundling by Paul Joseph Fronczak
Poetry: I Love It Though by Alli Warren

For more information about our subscription options, check out the main Selects page. Plus, stay tuned for some exciting announcements regarding children's subscription options coming this summer!

Happy reading!

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Larose Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062277039
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 11th, 2017

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The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea Cover Image
By Bandi, Deborah Smith (Translator)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802126207
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Published: Grove Press - March 7th, 2017

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The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802126276
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Published: Grove Press - February 14th, 2017

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Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374156046
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 28th, 2017

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Wicked Weeds: A Zombie Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781942134114
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Published: Mandel Vilar Press - November 15th, 2016

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City of Saints & Thieves Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399547584
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 24th, 2017

Valmiki's Daughter Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780887848377
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Published: House of Anansi Press - September 2010

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The Foundling: The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501142123
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Howard Books - April 4th, 2017

I Love It Though Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781937658601
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Published: Nightboat Books - March 7th, 2017