Invisible Women, by Caroline Criado Perez

Staff Pick

"Oh, I've been meaning to get around to Invisible Women..." is exactly what Perez is seeking to address in her spot-on analysis of the global gender data gap. History is riddled with missing information about the labor and lives of over half the Earth's population, and yet little is being done to investigate (let alone correct) this massive omission. A perfect read for changemakers with a knack for statistics, Perez's razor-sharp reporting will leave readers wondering, "Is unisex really unisex? Or is it just another way to say, 'one size fits man'?"

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781419735219
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Published: Abrams Press - March 2nd, 2021

Bunny, by Mona Awad

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"It's like Stephen King if Stephen King were more of a feminist." For readers who love books like Carrie but crave a contemporary narrative, Bunny truly scratches the itch. A daring blend of satire and horror, the storyline follows protagonist Samantha Heather Mackey as she struggles to stay afloat in an elite, experimental writing program. Ever the outsider, Samantha feels ostracized by the other women in her cohort--a perfumed, glittery foursome she snidely refers to as "the Bunnies"--until a fateful invitation arrives. As Samantha grows closer to her peers, the cardigans and cupcakes fall away to reveal a ghastly secret. How much can privilege truly hide? Mediocrity? Sociopathy? Murder? Follow Awad down the rabbit hole to find out!
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$17.00
ISBN: 9780525559757
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Published: Penguin Books - June 9th, 2020

Severance, by Ling Ma

Staff Pick

Originally published in 2018, Ling Ma's Severance has surged in popularity since the onset of the pandemic. Not unlike Mandel's Station Eleven or Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera, the book explores the balance between connection and detachment, fantasy and disillusionment, and what it's like to cling to the shreds of existence. Through the lens of twenty-something Candace Chen, Ma compares the "before" and "after" of several event horizons: immigration, death, love, loneliness, and apocalypse. Utterly heart-breaking, Severance will leave readers wondering: What truly sickens us? Pandemic? Unfulfilled dreams? Or memories of a happier time?

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By Ling Ma
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250214997
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Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

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