Librairie D+Q Picks of the Week: new books from Michelle Tea, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and more!

March 13, 2019

Librairie D+Q Picks of the Week: new books from Michelle Tea, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and more!
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Minutes of Glory

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

A dazzling short story collection from the person Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls “one of the greatest writers of our time” Ngugi wa Thiong’o, although...

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Minutes of Glory by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Take Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s word for it: Ngugi wa Thiong'o is “one of the greatest writers of our time.” This collection of stories covers the intimate lives of those caught in the grip of colonial Kenya, as he merges folklore, minutiae, fantasy, and the experiential.  

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A Joy To Be Hidden

Ariela Freedman

A Joy To Be Hidden is set in a vividly recreated late-90s New York City. The protagonist is Alice Stein, a graduate student whose...

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A Joy to be Hidden by Ariela Freedman

Taking its title from a D. W. Winnicott quote - “It is a joy to be hidden, and a disaster not to be found” - comes this novel on loss, family history, secrets, intimacies, and elusive relationships. Set in the late nineties after the death of the narrator’s grandmother, this elegiac story is full of flush sensations and reflections.

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Invisible Women

Caroline Criado Perez

Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources...

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Invisible Women: Data bias in a world designed for men by Caroline Criado Perez

Perez uses the persuasiveness of data to demonstrate just how sexist the world really is. What she found is that if you find yourself outside the boundaries of the “Reference Male” (40 years-old, 155 pounds, caucasian male), you’ll notice that the constructed world isn’t made for you at all. Rather, it is carefully catered to the Reference Male’s needs, comforts, and habits, leaving everyone else behind.

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Castle on the River Vistula

Michelle Tea

When Sophie Swankowski surfaces from the freezing waters, she finds herself in an ancient castle in Poland?and in the center of an ages-old battle....

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Castle on the River Vistula by Michelle Tea, illustrated by Kelsey Short


The final book from Michelle Tea’s subversive Chelsea Trilogy, Castle on the River Vistula, starts with our thirteen-year old heroine emerging from freezing waters in Poland. What follows is an electric fantasy-horror that concludes with an epic faceoff between good and evil.

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In the Weeds

Daniel Browne

Will’s career in New York City politics has fizzled out. When a connected colleague and an ambitious restaurateur ask for his help founding a...

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In the Weeds by Daniel Browne

This novel follows the logical conclusions of what would happen were one to try to do good in an ever bureaucratic world. A former politician still has virtuous dreams of making the world a better place, but a mega metropolis like New York City won’t bend so easily to his utopian desires.

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Chantale Potié

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Fiction, Stationary