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All's Well: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982169664
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 3rd, 2021

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Nervous System: A Novel Cover Image
By Lina Meruane, Megan McDowell (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450550
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 18th, 2021

Meruane is one of my favorite writers. She takes hypochondria and turns it into bone-chilling horror.

recommended if you like: WebMD, medical dramas, lyrical prose


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The Lying Life of Adults Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609457150
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Published: Europa Editions - September 21st, 2021

This is more entertaining than the Neapolitan novels yet still contains Ferrante’s trademark honesty and unflinching exploration of feelings we are so ashamed of that we don’t even know we’ve felt them until now.

recommended if you like: obsessive love, coming-of-age stories, intense women


Bessie Smith: A Poet's Biography of a Blues Legend Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780593314272
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Published: Vintage - September 28th, 2021

Something New Under the Sun: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984826305
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Published: Hogarth - August 3rd, 2021

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George Bush, Dark Prince of Love: A Presidential Romance Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780684862743
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Published: Touchstone - January 25th, 2000

Ex-con Rosemary is infatuated with Bush Sr. and she will stop at nothing to get to him. Millet is so so funny and I love this book.

recommended if you like: political satires, romantic obsessives


Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781524731656
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Published: Knopf - May 21st, 2018

Elizabeth Holmes is the girlboss supervillian we deserve. An insane story about the delusions of Silicon Valley idealism that reads more like true crime than "business reporting."


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The Iliac Crest Cover Image
By Cristina Rivera Garza, Sarah Booker (Translator), Elena Poniatowska (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781558614352
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Published: Feminist Press - October 10th, 2017

On a dark and stormy night, two women invade a man’s house and insist “you are a woman”. An existential, gothic deconstruction of gender and language that remains captivating until the end.

recommended if you like: You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine


Pig Tales: A Novel of Lust and Transformation (New Press International Fiction) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781565844421
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Published: New Press - April 1st, 1998

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Seeing Red Cover Image
By Lina Meruane, Megan McDowell (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781941920244
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - February 23rd, 2016

My favorite book. A haunting, eerie story of a woman’s descent into blindness, and how she uses her illness to manipulate others. Gorgeous prose.

recommended if you like: Samantha Schweblin


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My Heart Hemmed in Cover Image
By Marie Ndiaye, Jordan Stump (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781931883627
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Published: Two Lines Press - July 11th, 2017

Two middle class French school teachers are suddenly ostracized by their entire town. Gripping and gorgeous, I read this every second I could until I finished it.

recommended if you like: The Good Place, Schweblin


I'm Thinking of Ending Things: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781501126949
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - March 21st, 2017

I read this straight through one lazy afternoon and I regret nothing, only perhaps that I allowed it to end so soon. Gripping, eerie, and psychologically complex while remaining utterly entertaining.


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The Houseguest: And Other Stories Cover Image
By Amparo Dávila, Matthew Gleeson (Translated by), Audrey Harris (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811228213
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Published: New Directions - November 27th, 2018

A huge star in Mexican literature, Davila was only recently translated into English. Dark and eerie short stories often focusing on women facing some sort of psychotic break/psychological turmoil.

recommended if you like: Shirley Jackson, Carmen Maria Machado, Valeria Luiselli


You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062388681
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 9th, 2016

A hot girl book that's actually great. A bizarre, dreamlike novel about identity, beauty, and consumerism, that ends up being something like Single White Female meets a Kelly Link story.


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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525541332
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 13th, 2019

A hilarious mystery novel. Tokarkczuk’s Janina is like a feminist/animal right activist/poetry translator version of Christie’s Miss Marple, an arresting and memorable character.

recommended if you like: Agatha Christie, The Vegetarian, Paul Schrader's First Reformed


Self-Portrait in Green Cover Image
By Marie Ndiaye, Jordan Stump (Translator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781931883399
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Published: Two Lines Press - November 11th, 2014

I don't like many memoirs, but I loved this one. Ndiaye explores her journey from childhood to womanhood through a gothic lens, with eerie depictions of her own parents and paranormal-like encounters with women in green.


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My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609450786
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Published: Europa Editions - September 25th, 2012

A gorgeous portrait of a complicated and toxic female friendship from childhood until middle age.


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The Haunting of Hill House Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143039983
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 28th, 2006

Just an FYI: this is nothing like the Netflix show. A brilliant, laugh out loud character study of that girl in a group of friends whom no one likes, all wrapped up in a fun ghost story.


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Polly Stenham: Plays 1 Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780571357222
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Published: Faber & Faber - June 9th, 2020

I found That Face to be so inspiring! Stenham spins a family melodrama artfully, with an intuitive and empathetic understanding of relationships.

recommended if you like: manipulative parents, Fleabag


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Bunny: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525559757
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Published: Penguin Books - June 9th, 2020

One of the most enjoyable books I’ve read this year. The darkly funny page turner about young women and female friendship that you’ve been waiting for.

recommended if you like: HeathersMean Girls


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Sweet Lamb of Heaven: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393354188
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 2nd, 2017

Every novel of Lydia Millet’s I can’t stop reading. I start and read straight through the night until I’ve devoured the whole thing.

recommended if you like: Made for Love by Helen DeWitt


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Rebecca Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780380730407
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 5th, 2006

A hypnotic tale of romantic obsession and suspense that will leave you breathless!

recommended if you like: the Bronte sisters and being obsessed with your boyfriend


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Magic for Beginners: Stories Cover Image
By Kelly Link, Shelley Jackson (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812986518
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 1st, 2014

I read this collection when I was a teenager and I’ve come back to it again. Imaginative and inspiring, stories which are blinding and sticky.

recommended if you like: funny short stories, the fantastic


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You Are Having a Good Time: Stories Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780374293864
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Published: FSG Originals - July 5th, 2016

Like Francis Bacon, Barrodale finds beauty in the grotesque. Diving into the inner lives of her beautifully flawed protagonists is eerie, funny, and unforgettable.

recommended if you like: strange relationships


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A Girl Returned Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609455286
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Published: Europa Editions - July 2nd, 2019

A gripping coming-of-age tale translated by Elena Ferrante’s translator, Ann Goldstein. Beautiful and wholly satisfying.

recommended if you like: Elena Ferrante


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The Days of Abandonment Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781933372006
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Published: Europa Editions - September 1st, 2005

I know I’m very late to the Ferrante party, but wow did this novel floor me. A breathtaking descent into the psyche of a woman left by her husband to pick up the shards of her former self. Beautiful, harrowing, and shockingly candid.

recommended if you like: Kate Chopin, the Brontes


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You: A Novel (The You Series #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476785608
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - June 16th, 2015

I was trying to explain this book to a coworker and she said “It sounds like 500 Days of Summer meets American Psycho” and I was like YES!

recommended if you like: satires of contemporary romance


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Potterism: A Tragi-Farcical Tract Cover Image
By Rose Macaulay, Sarah Lonsdale (Introduction by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781912766338
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Published: Handheld Classics - October 13th, 2020

A brutal satire of the British press in the wake of WWI. What happens when the facts are disregarded in favor of sentimentality and entertainment?

recommended if you like: Network, Muriel Spark


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People in the Room Cover Image
By Norah Lange, Charlotte Whittle (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781911508229
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Published: And Other Stories - August 21st, 2018

Norah Lange has been diminished as merely “Borges’ muse” for too long! Inspired by a portrait of the Bronte sisters, People In The Room is an exploration of voyeurism and the feminine brilliantly done. 

recommended if you like: Virginia Woolf


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Madame Bovary: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Gustave Flaubert, Lydia Davis (Translated by), Lydia Davis (Introduction by), Lydia Davis (Notes by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143106494
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 4th, 2011

Emma Bovary is sexy, cool, and a total inspiration. Ready this book to be transported to a totally extra town in mid-19th century France where it is always Hot Girl Summer.

recommended if you like: being hot and bored


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The Diving Pool: Three Novellas Cover Image
By Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780312426835
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Published: Picador - January 22nd, 2008

Tortured young women find power in cruelty in these three novelas. Ogawa’s prose is detached, measured, and biting, just like her protagonists. You will be captivated!

recommended if you like: Murakami


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Normal People: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984822185
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Published: Hogarth - February 18th, 2020

The contrarian in me didn’t want to like this book but, ugh, I did like it and you will too.

recommended if you like: talking about boys with your friends


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Fever Dream: A Novel Cover Image
By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399184604
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 6th, 2018

There’s an earnest streak of ecological horror, and a vision of maternal love as something alienating and surreal” - Jia Tolentio, The New Yorker.

Everything Megan McDowell touches is gold.

recommended if you like: reading a book in one sitting


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Women Talking: (Movie Tie-in) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635574340
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

The Peloponnesian war of 2019! A fascinating portrayal of political augumentation, focusing on all the questions feminists are debating today.

recommended if you like: Greek tragedy


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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525541349
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 11th, 2020

A hilarious mystery novel. Tokarkczuk’s Janina is like a feminist/animal right activist/poetry translator version of Christie’s Miss Marple, an arresting and memorable character.

recommended if you like: Agatha Christie, The Vegetarian, Paul Schrader's First Reformed


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The Third Hotel: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250214881
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Published: Picador - August 13th, 2019

After her husband’s sudden death, Clare believes she sees him walking the streets of Havana. At once a meditation on the surrealism of grief, violence in tourist voyeurism, and the misogyny of horror films.

recommended if you like: horror films, film theory


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Looker: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501199127
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Published: Scribner - October 1st, 2019

A thrilling, shocking look at delusions of intimacy and the self-hatred that feeds into celebrity culture. A brilliant page-turner.

recommended if you like: Ingrid Goes West


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How I Became a Famous Novelist Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780802170606
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - July 8th, 2009

READ THIS BOOK!! A novel this hilarious is so hard to come by. A ghostwriter of college admissions essays realizes he can game the system and become the next great American novelist (really just to upstage his ex).

recommended if you like: comedy, satire, or popular fiction


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My Phantom Husband Cover Image
By Marie Darrieussecq, Esther Allen (Translator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781565845381
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Published: New Press - May 1st, 1999

A woman’s husband suddenly vanishes and she descends into madness, wondering if he ever really existed. A meditation on the physicality of loss.

recommended if you like: The Days of Abandonment


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Lightning Rods Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811220347
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Published: New Directions - October 18th, 2012

Funny, dirty, brilliant.

recommended if you like: Terry Southern


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You Never Get It Back (Iowa Short Fiction Award) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781609388133
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Published: University Of Iowa Press - December 15th, 2021

NYTimes: "a novel without the padding." These linked stories are compelling and unforgettable. A line I couldn't get out of my mind: "I have given everything at the wrong time to the wrong people.”

recommended if you like: longing