Josie D. Staff Picks


 

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Ducks, Newburyport Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781771963077
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Published: Biblioasis - September 10th, 2019

THIS BOOK MESSED ME UP + I mean that in the best possible way!

-- Josie


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Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories Cover Image
$33.28
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ISBN: 9780894108570
Published: Lynne Rienner Publishers - July 31st, 1998

A bare and brutal protest novella that will leave you flat out on the floor.

-- Josie


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The Last Samurai Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780811225502
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Published: New Directions - May 31st, 2016

An absolute roller coaster of a novel, somehow simultaneously brilliant, surprisingly hysterical and deeply tender.

-- Josie


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Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants Cover Image
By Mathias Énard, Charlotte Mandell (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811228947
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Published: New Directions - October 29th, 2019

Clearly deviating from his previous work, this beautiful little volume is a sketchbook in itself - briefly painting scens of love, lust, and violence in Michelangelo's fabled travels.

-- Josie


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I Hotel Cover Image
By Karen Tei Yamashita, Jessica Hagedorn (Introduction by), Karen Tei Yamashita (Preface by)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781566895453
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 8th, 2019

Absolutely wild.

-- Josie


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Orange Horses Cover Image
By Maeve Kelly, Simon Workman (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780993459207
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Published: Tramp Press - February 21st, 2017

Thesestories are quietly fierce, settling over you for days before crawling under your skin.

-- Josie


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The Seas Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793569
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Published: Tin House Books - July 16th, 2019

The obsssive nature of first love! Trauma from needless war! Lonliness in small towns! Mermaids?!

-- Josie


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Flowers of Mold & Other Stories Cover Image
By Seong-Nan Ha, Janet Hong (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781940953960
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Published: Open Letter - April 23rd, 2019

Dark, disturbed + twisted little stories unearthed from the banality of daily life in South Korea. Driven entirely by atmosphere and aesthetics, this collection is utterly strange and fantastic.

-- Josie


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Too Much and Not the Mood: Essays Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374535957
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Published: FSG Originals - April 11th, 2017

Chew-Bose’s poetic essays are dense, rhythmic, and astoundingly lovely. Her explorations of personal and creative identity are fresh and intimate, revealing a growing confidence without falling into self-congratulation.

-- Josie


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Bride and Groom Cover Image
By Alisa Ganieva, Carol Apollonio (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941920596
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - March 27th, 2018

Absolutely judge this book by its cover, it’s all about the aesthetics. The tension - between generations, between national identities, between all kinds of lovers - is a living thing, hovering around you. Coupled with a vividly portrayed Dagestan and brilliant linguistic rhythm, you’ll feel this book for days after it’s done.

-- Josie