Frances

Name: Frances (She/They/Them)

Favorite Genres: Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+, Sociology

Favorite Authors: Zadie Smith, Carmen Maria Machado, Ocean Vuong, James Baldwin

Favorite Books: Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn, Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips, A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala, The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

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I'll Give You the Sun By Jandy Nelson Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780142425763
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Published: Dial Books - October 27th, 2015

A New York Times bestseller • One of Time Magazine’s 100 Best YA Books of All Time Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award • A Stonewall Honor Book

The radiant, award-winning story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, Becky Albertalli, and Adam Silvera


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The Low, Low Woods (Hill House Comics) By Carmen Maria Machado, Dani Strips (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carmen Maria Machado, Dani Strips (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781779513120
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Published: DC Comics - September 21st, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Carmen Maria Machado (Her Body And Other Parties, In The Dream House) comes a story so horrifying you won't dare to forget!

There's something in the woods...


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Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex By Angela Chen Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780807014738
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Published: Beacon Press - September 14th, 2021

An engaging exploration of what it means to be asexual in a world that’s obsessed with sexual attraction, and what the ace perspective can teach all of us about desire and identity.


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The Girl from the Sea: A Graphic Novel By Molly Knox Ostertag Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338540574
Availability: Backordered - ETA Unknown
Published: Graphix - June 1st, 2021

From the author of The Witch Boy trilogy comes a graphic novel about family, romance, and first love.

Fifteen-year-old Morgan has a secret: She can't wait to escape the perfect little island where she lives.


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The House in the Cerulean Sea By TJ Klune Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER!
A 2021 Alex Award winner!
The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner!
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”


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Her Body and Other Parties: Stories By Carmen Maria Machado Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977887
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 3rd, 2017

Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

“[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”—Roxane Gay

“In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.”—Karen Russell


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The Book of Form and Emptiness: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399563645
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Published: Viking - September 21st, 2021

Winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction

“No one writes like Ruth Ozeki—a triumph.” —Matt Haig, New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library


“Inventive, vivid, and propelled by a sense of wonder.” —TIME


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

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * NPR * PEOPLE * TIME MAGAZINE* VANITY FAIR * GLAMOUR 


2021 WOMEN'S PRIZE FINALIST


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Interpreter Of Maladies By Jhumpa Lahiri Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358213260
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Published: Mariner Books - October 22nd, 2019

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD WINNER.


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The Essex Serpent: A Novel By Sarah Perry Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062666383
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Published: Custom House - April 24th, 2018

NOW AN APPLE TV+ SERIES

Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction * Winner of the British Book Awards Fiction Book of the Year and overall Book of the Year *A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of The Year * Waterstones Book of the Year * Costa Book Award Finalist


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In the Dream House: A Memoir By Carmen Maria Machado Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450383
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Published: Graywolf Press - December 1st, 2020

A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties


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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525562047
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2021

An instant New York Times Bestseller! 

Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award

Shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize 

Winner of the 2019 New England Book Award for Fiction! 


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Heartstopper #1: A Graphic Novel By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338617436
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Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. A sweet and charming coming-of-age story that explores friendship, love, and coming out. This edition features beautiful two-color artwork.

Now streaming on Netflix!

Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning.


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Intimations: Six Essays By Zadie Smith Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780593297612
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Published: Penguin Books - July 28th, 2020

“[Smith’s] slim collection of essays captures this peculiar moment with startling clarity. . . . The personal and political intermingle for a powerful indictment of America’s social systems.” —TIME, The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020


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Red at the Bone: A Novel By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525535287
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 1st, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

"A spectacular novel that only this legend can pull off." -Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of  HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, in The Atlantic


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The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma By Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143127741
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Published: Penguin Books - September 8th, 2015

#1 New York Times bestseller

“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.” —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies


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Touch By Adania Shibli, Paula Haydar (Translated by) Cover Image
By Adania Shibli, Paula Haydar (Translated by)
$13.00
ISBN: 9781566568074
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Published: Clockroot Books - November 10th, 2013

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


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Circe By Madeline Miller Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times).


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Claire of the Sea Light (Vintage Contemporaries) By Edwidge Danticat Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307472274
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Published: Vintage - July 1st, 2014

From the national bestselling author of Brother, I’m Dying and The Dew Breaker: a “fiercely beautiful” novel (Los Angeles Times) that brings us deep into the intertwined lives of a small seaside town where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing.


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The Starless Sea: A Novel By Erin Morgenstern Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101971383
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Published: Anchor - August 4th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.


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The Underground Railroad: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345804327
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Published: Anchor - January 30th, 2018

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this #1 New York Times bestseller chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. The basis for the acclaimed original Amazon Prime Video series directed by Barry Jenkins.


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Leave the World Behind: A Novel By Rumaan Alam Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062667632
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Published: Ecco - October 6th, 2020

A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award (Fiction)

One of Barack Obama's Summer Favorites


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Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel By Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060838676
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Published: Amistad - March 19th, 2013

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith


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The Deep By Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534439870
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 4th, 2020

Octavia E. Butler meets Marvel’s Black Panther in The Deep, a story rich with Afrofuturism, folklore, and the power of memory, inspired by the Hugo Award–nominated song “The Deep” from Daveed Diggs’s rap group Clipping.


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The Memory Police: A Novel By Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder (Translated by) Cover Image
By Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101911815
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Published: Vintage - July 28th, 2020

Finalist for the International Booker Prize and the National Book Award

A haunting Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, from the acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor.


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Sharks in the Time of Saviors: A Novel By Kawai Strong Washburn Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250787316
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Published: Picador - March 2nd, 2021

WINNER OF THE 2020 PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL.


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Disappearing Earth By Julia Phillips Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525436225
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Published: Vintage - April 7th, 2020

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

Finalist for The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award


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A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143124870
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki, author of The Book of Form and Emptiness

Finalist for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award

“A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.”


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The God of Small Things: A Novel By Arundhati Roy Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812979657
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - December 16th, 2008

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An affluent Indian family is forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness


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Speak No Evil: A Novel By Uzodinma Iweala Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061284939
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 5th, 2019

Winner of the Gold Nautilus Award for Fiction | A Lambda Literary Award Finalist | A Barbara Gittings Literature Award Finalist | One of Bustle’s and Paste’s Most Anticipated Fiction Books of the Year 


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The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) By James Baldwin Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780679744726
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Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today. 


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Melmoth: A Novel By Sarah Perry Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062856401
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Published: Custom House - October 1st, 2019

From the internationally bestselling author of The Essex Serpent—soon to be an Apple TV+ Series