Book Haul

I think I owe this book haul to Bookfool who had posted about a book binge on Book Outlet and I thought, oh I haven’t visited that in a while. Well next thing you know I have a stack of books in the shopping cart. I got some great bargains so I couldn’t resist. Here’s what I got:

Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, translated by Jonathan Wright. A Booker International title finalist which captures the reality of contemporary Iraq.

Walking on the Ceiling by Ayşegül Savaş. Nunu moves to Paris to start over, leaving behind her childhood home in Istanbul. She knows no on sin the city but longs for connection.

Good Citizens Need Not Fear by Maria Reva. A bureaucratic glitch omits an entire building, along with its residents, from municipal records. A collection of stories set in a crumbling apartment building in Ukraine.

This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison. With her husband Bernard now in the grave, seventy-nine-year-old Harriet Chance sets sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise only to discover through a series of revelations that she’s been living the past sixty years of her life under entirely false pretenses.

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Elwood Curtis is about to enroll in the local black college. But given the time and the place, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy his future, and so Elwood arrives at The Nickel Academy.

The Selected Works of Audre Lorde. This essential reader showcases her indelible contributions to intersectional feminism, queer theory, and critical race studies in twelve landmark essays and more than sixty poems

Reproduction by Ian Williams. Reproduction is a profoundly insightful exploration of the bizarre ways people become bonded that insists that family isn’t a matter of blood.

I linked to Book Outlet when possible in case some of the titles interest you. So much for clearing out my shelves earlier this year right? Anyway friends, I hope you are all doing well. Between so many natural disasters and the fact that we are still in a pandemic, I hope you are staying safe and finding comfort in books. I know I’m looking forward to the holiday weekend so I can have an extra day to catch up on stuff. Take care and enjoy your weekend!

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