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A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt (Two Dollar Radio)

“Stretching memoir beyond personal memory, Belcourt deftly carves out a space where joy and love become vital acts of resistance […] At the nexus of critical race and queer thought, this should become a timeless interdisciplinary resource for students, educators, and social justice activists. An urgently needed, unyielding book of theoretical and intimate strength.” – Kirkus Books Starred Review Read More

Braised Pork by An Yu (Grove Press)

May 2020 Indie Next Pick - “An astonishing look at a new widow’s attempt to make sense of her husband’s death and her newfound independence, through which she rediscovers her love of painting, forms new and profound bonds, rekindles previously dormant familial relationships, and ultimately finds peace in uncertainty. Set in Beijing and Tibet, Braised Pork is a poetic reflection on life and all of its meandering, unpredictable messiness.” —Jake Cumsky-Whitlock, Solid State Books, Washington, DC Read More

Golden Threads by Suzanne Del Rizzo (Owlkids Books)

“A beloved stuffed animal makes an unintended journey in this thoughtful picture book about love, loss, and recovery.” – School Library Journal, Starred Review Read More

HumanKind by Brad Aronson (LifeTree Media)

“The stories in this book are heart-warming, empowering, and makes you realize both the power and value of kindness. […] Although written for adults, many of the narratives contain profound moral lessons both children and grown-ups alike will find valuable. Humankind will leave you feeling wholesome and urged to do good.” – Khai Tran, Forbes Read More

On Lighthouses by Jazmina Barrera (Two Lines Press)

May 2020 Indie Next Pick - “Jazmina Barrera’s On Lighthouses is a thoughtful, lovely meditation on isolation and connection. […] The book is as liminal as its subject — separate from others, but in service to them; not urgent, but just possibly the single slight thing needed to keep a reader from the rocks.” —Helen Zuckerman, Community Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY Read More

Red Dust by Yoss (Restless Books)

“Cuban SF writer Yoss adds a dash of detective noir to his latest space opera…. Yoss has created inventive and dimensional characters within a meticulously orchestrated, richly detailed, world-building mystery that will appeal to Terry Pratchett fans.” —Adrienne Cruz, Booklist Read More

Superluminous by Ian De Haes (Annick Press)

“Soft yellows, browns, and greens with dynamic lines draw readers’ eyes to the pages of this lovely story, whose emotional depth stands up to many readings. […] Warm and satisfying.” – Kirkus Books Starred Review Read More

The Half-Acre Homestead by Lloyd Kahn and Lesley Creed (Shelter Publications)

Featured in The New York Times – ‘The King of D.I.Y. Dwellings’ Read More

The Royal Abduls by Ramiza Shamoun Koya (Forest Avenue Press)

“Provocative, intense debut novel […] Alternating Amina and Omar's points of view, Koya deftly presents dual perspectives as she thoughtfully, pointedly confronts race, white privilege, cultural appropriation and erasure in a volatile new world.” – Terry Hong, Smithsonian BookDragon, Shelf Awareness Read More

Why We Can’t Sleep by Ada Calhoun (Grove Press)

“Women are taught to not feel anything for ourselves and to not feel for one another. And our generation is the smallest generation...[Why We Can’t Sleep] is a book that makes you feel less crazy. Like oh, it is not my imagination.”—Kelly Ripa on Live with Kelly and Ryan Read More