The Factory: by Hiroko Oyamada
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The Factory: by Hiroko Oyamada

The Factory is an indictment of capitalism: the way it uses us, the ways it fails us, the way it hurts us.

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Black is the Body: by Emily Bernard
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Black is the Body: by Emily Bernard

The essays provide a carefully rendered profile of a particular life, the many facets of which give the reader cause for reflection.

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The House of Broken Angels: by Luis Alberto Urrea
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The House of Broken Angels: by Luis Alberto Urrea

As white dominant culture begins to fade and other voices from the American experience take their rightful place in our country’s narrative fabric, writers such as Urrea are…

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Frankissstein: by Jeanette Winterson
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Frankissstein: by Jeanette Winterson

Frankissstein is a retelling of Mary Shelley’s gothic classic with a big red kiss of a love story thrown in the middle.

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Year of the Monkey: by Patti Smith
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Year of the Monkey: by Patti Smith

Smith expertly lays down the lines to articulate the times before and after the 2016 presidential election in a way that is political only because it is deeply…

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Essays One: by Lydia Davis
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Essays One: by Lydia Davis

Essays One is a vivid demonstration of the voracity and playful rigor of Davis’ writing and thought.

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Rusty Brown: by Chris Ware
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Rusty Brown: by Chris Ware

Discovering a Chris Ware book is akin to stumbling into the coolest gallery in town.

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Disgraceland: by Jake Brennan
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Disgraceland: by Jake Brennan

Even if you’re already familiar with each and every story contained herein or well-versed in the podcast, the book is still very much worth checking out.

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The Shadow King: by Maaza Mengiste
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The Shadow King: by Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste wants to teach us about Ethiopia and pry our assumptions from our minds.

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The Outlaw Ocean: by Ian Urbina
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The Outlaw Ocean: by Ian Urbina

The Outlaw Ocean offers up in-depth looks at people, places and events that few of us will ever encounter, let alone read about anywhere else.

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