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Audrey

 

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

The author's own experience of going blind inspired this novel and its sensuous, fleshy prose. In contrast to your typical tales of illness, Seeing Red reads like horror novel, exploring how human weakness can lead to emotional manipulation and toxic relationships, with an ending that made me gasp out loud. 


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-aged French schoolteachers who mostly keep to themselves are suddenly and violently ostracized by everyone in their small French village. NDiaye problematizes our conceptions of what it means to be good and what untold responsibilities lie in human existence. 


I'm Thinking of Ending Things: A Book Club Recommendation! Cover Image
$14.99
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.

 


Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Cover Image
$27.95
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."

 


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

Davila was a highly acclaimed writer in Mexico in the 20th century and was translated into English for the first time only 2 YEARS AGO. 


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. 

 


Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525541332
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 13th, 2019

A hilarious and well-paced literary mystery. Tokarczuk's Janina recalls a somehow more eccentric Miss Marple, if Miss Marple were also an animal rights activist/poetry translator living in rural Poland. 


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
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translated by)
$17.00
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. 


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.