AUGUST BESTSELLERS: ADULT

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The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist

Adrian Tomine

A comedic memoir about fandom, fame, and other embarrassments from the life of the New York Times bestselling cartoonist What happens when a childhood...

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Intimations

Zadie Smith

Deeply personal and powerfully moving, a short and timely series of essays on the experience of lock down, by one of the most clear-sighted...

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Luster

Raven Leilani

One of the Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2020Vogue, Elle, Time, The New York Times, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Vulture, Parade, USA Today, Literary Hub, Buzzfeed, Electric Literature, Refinery29, The Rumpus, Book Riot, Thrilllist, Domino, PopSugar, The Kit, Elle Canada“Exacting, hilarious,...

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Wendy, Master of Art

Walter Scott

The existential dread of making (or not making) art takes center stage in this trenchant satire of MFA culture Wendy is an aspiring contemporary...

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The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick! “Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of...

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C'est comme ca que je disparais

Mirion Malle

« La première fois où j’ai eu le goût de mourir, j’avais genre euh 12 ans ? Mais ça compte pas, ça compte pas...

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Moms

Ma Yeung-shin

An outrageously funny book about middle-aged women that reexamines romance, lust, and gender norms Lee Soyeon, Myeong-ok, and Yeonjeong are all mothers in their...

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Trick Mirror

Jia Tolentino

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture...

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The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander

Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social...

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A History of My Brief Body

Billy-Ray Belcourt

The youngest ever winner of the Griffin Prize mines his own personal history to reconcile the world he was born into with the world...

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The Death of Vivek Oji

Akwaeke Emezi

"Electrifying." — O Magazine Named one of the year’s most anticipated books by The New York Times, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, BuzzFeed, Refinery29, and moreWhat does it mean for a family...

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Braiding Sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the...

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I Want You

Lisa Hanawalt

The filthy, funny early work from the Tuca & Bertie creator, and Bojack Horseman production designer Before the critically acclaimed animated shows, the bestselling...

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Are Prisons Obsolete?

Angela Y. Davis

With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the...

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