New Books 6/20

9780399576850Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud

Anne Helen Petersen

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud is an examination of the “unruly” woman–the embodiment of one of the most provocative and powerful forms of womanhood in pop culture today. Our booksellers are already buzzing about this new book that our buyer Claire is calling “EXCELLENT”. From Molly M, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud is a collection of “academic essays about my favorite celebrities and how they are working to tear down the nefarious systems that be by not only existing in ways our society deems reprehensible, but doing it in the loudest, most public ways possible”, while Hannah says this book has not only inspired her to be more unruly, but that “from cover to conclusion I was enthralled with in-depth analyses that include a variety of intersections of gender and identity”, and Eugenia loves how “[Petersen] poses interesting questions and forces you to consider your own opinions about female celebrities you may or may not particularly like…smart and well researched.” Join us and Anne Helen Petersen July 19th at 7PM for an exciting and insightful event you won’t want to miss!

9780062641311Our Little Racket

Angelica Baker

A capitivating literary debut about weath, envy, and secrets, Our Little Racket follows the lives of five women surrounding a weathly investment partner implicated in the mortgage crisis of 2008, and the way they begin to question their shifting roles and power in their insular moneyed world. In Our Little Racket, Angelica Baker has crafted a timeless social novel about the rituals of intimacy and community; of privilege and information; of family and risk; of etiquette and taboo!

 

 

9781501135200Into the Gray Zone

Adrian Owen

What if brains considered non-responsive and vegetative were actually vibrantly alive, active in a space known as “the Gray Zone”? In up to 20% of his cases, this is exactly what neuroscientist Adrian Owen discovered with his medical team in his controversial and groundbreaking study from 2006–a sizeable number of intact minds adrift in damaged brains and bodies. In Into the Gray Zone, Owen details his studies and delves into lives of families affected, the eithical implications, and what truly defines “a satisfying life”.

 

The Force9780062664419

Don Winslow

Winslow’s latest epic police novel The Force draws its inspiration from the cop movies and books of the 1970s, reconfiguring old tropes to craft a relevant story for today. Denny Malone, the leader of a crooked task force who believes he is doing good in the long run, gets his ethics and morality challenged when caught by an ambitious DA and the Feds. Winslow gives us a gritty New York journey both epic and intimate as he takes us through the world and lives of these policemen from One Police Plaza to the ungentrified Harlem streets.

Check out the complete review on our MysteryPeople blog, plus an exclusive Q&A with Don Winslow.

9781501158025Flesh and Bone and Water

Luiza Sauma

A dazzling, atmospheric debut set against the mesmerizing backdrops of Rio De Janiero, the Amazon, and London, Flesh and Bone and Water straddles two worlds with haunting meditations on race, sex, and power in a deftly plotted coming-of-age story about the nature of identity, the vicissitudes of memory, and how both can bend to protect us from the truth.

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