Chris

Chris will read any book for any reason. He's most interested in nonfiction, especially science and recent history. His favorite books tend to be about nature, community, and nonviolence.

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Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life By Lulu Miller Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501160349
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 6th, 2021

A fantastic search for meaning framed around a complicated historical figure, Why Fish Don't Exist will appeal to anyone who's struggled to look for guidance in a universe that doesn't seem to have any.


Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir By Rebecca Solnit Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593083345
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Published: Penguin Books - March 9th, 2021

Recollections of My Nonexistence runs against the idea that one's personal narrative can be cut cleanly away from the rest of the world. This book reflects a way of being that we could all aspire to.


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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: A novel By Gabrielle Zevin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593321201
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Published: Knopf - July 5th, 2022

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is the kind of book that will be studied as classic literature in the future. Gently written, emotionally devastating, and genuinely uplifting, it's a book everyone should read.


The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) By Becky Chambers Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062444134
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Published: Harper Voyager - July 5th, 2016

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet takes the promise of Star Trek to new limits!


Exhalation By Ted Chiang Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101972083
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Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

The Tea Dragon Society By K. O'Neill, K. O'Neill (Illustrator) Cover Image
By K. O'Neill, K. O'Neill (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781620107379
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Published: Oni Press - June 16th, 2020

Space Struck By Paige Lewis Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781946448446
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Published: Sarabande Books - October 8th, 2019

MS. MARVEL VOL. 1: NO NORMAL By G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona (Illustrator), Sara Pichelli (Cover design or artwork by) Cover Image
By G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona (Illustrator), Sara Pichelli (Cover design or artwork by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780785190219
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Published: Marvel Universe - October 14th, 2014

A Man Called Ove: A Novel By Fredrik Backman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781476738024
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Published: Atria Books - May 5th, 2015

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity By David Graeber, David Wengrow Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374157357
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 9th, 2021

Twelve Years a Slave By Solomon Northup Cover Image
$12.49
ISBN: 9781631680083
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Published: Graymalkin Media - April 1st, 2014

Front Desk (Front Desk #1) (Scholastic Gold) By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338157826
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 25th, 2019

Orwell's Roses By Rebecca Solnit Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593083376
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Published: Penguin Books - October 18th, 2022

It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War By Lynsey Addario Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143128410
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Published: Penguin Books - November 8th, 2016

The Last Cuentista: Newbery Medal Winner By Donna Barba Higuera Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140893
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Published: Levine Querido - October 12th, 2021

Elatsoe By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140053
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Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

The Removed: A Novel By Brandon Hobson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062997555
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Published: Ecco - October 5th, 2021

The Library Book By Susan Orlean Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781476740195
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

The Sentence: A Novel By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780062671134
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2022

Deadeye Dick: A Novel By Kurt Vonnegut Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385334174
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - May 11th, 1999

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America By Clint Smith Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316492928
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - December 27th, 2022

Detransition, Baby: A Novel By Torrey Peters Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593133385
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Published: One World - October 5th, 2021

Axiom's End: A Novel (Noumena #1) By Lindsay Ellis Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250798138
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 10th, 2021

Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir By Ashley C. Ford Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250203229
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - May 3rd, 2022

Praying with Jane Eyre: Reflections on Reading as a Sacred Practice By Vanessa Zoltan Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593538494
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Published: TarcherPerigee - July 5th, 2022

Men Explain Things to Me By Rebecca Solnit Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608464661
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 1st, 2015

Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain By Abby Norman Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9781568585819
Published: Bold Type Books - March 6th, 2018

Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea's Elite By Suki Kim Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307720665
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Published: Crown - October 13th, 2015

Bullshit Jobs: A Theory By David Graeber Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781501143335
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 7th, 2019

Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth By Stuart Ritchie Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250841865
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Published: Metropolitan Books - December 7th, 2021

Whose Names Are Unknown By Sanora Babb, Lawrence R. Rodgers (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Sanora Babb, Lawrence R. Rodgers (Foreword by)
$21.95
ISBN: 9780806137124
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Published: University of Oklahoma Press - February 1st, 2006

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism By Safiya Umoja Noble Cover Image
$40.50
ISBN: 9781479837243
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Published: New York University Press - February 20th, 2018

The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet By John Green Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525555247
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Published: Dutton - March 21st, 2023

Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain By David Eagleman Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307949691
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Published: Vintage - May 11th, 2021

Bloodchild and Other Stories By Octavia E. Butler, Jesmyn Ward (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Octavia E. Butler, Jesmyn Ward (Introduction by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781644212479
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Published: Seven Stories Press - December 6th, 2022

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel By Mohsin Hamid Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594632334
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 4th, 2014

Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters By Annie Dillard Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060915414
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 15th, 2013

On Immunity: An Inoculation By Eula Biss Cover Image
$16.00
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ISBN: 9781555977207
Published: Graywolf Press - September 15th, 2015

Wow, No Thank You.: Essays (Lambda Literary Award) By Samantha Irby Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525563488
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Published: Vintage - March 31st, 2020

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir By Anna Wiener Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250785695
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Published: Picador - January 5th, 2021

Blonde Roots By Bernardine Evaristo Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781594484346
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 5th, 2010

Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science By Kim TallBear Cover Image
$39.20
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ISBN: 9780816665860
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - September 1st, 2013

There There By Tommy Orange Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525436140
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men By Caroline Criado Perez Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781419735219
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Published: Abrams Press - March 2nd, 2021

A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent (The Lady Trent Memoirs #1) By Marie Brennan Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780765375070
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Published: Tor Books - February 4th, 2014

The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

Bad Feminist: Essays By Roxane Gay Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062282712
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl By Harriet Jacobs Cover Image
$5.00
ISBN: 9780486419312
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Published: Dover Publications - November 9th, 2001

This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America By Morgan Jerkins Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062666154
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 30th, 2018

Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference By Cordelia Fine Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393340242
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 8th, 2011

The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick By Mallory O'Meara Cover Image
$26.99
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ISBN: 9781335937803
Published: Hanover Square Press - March 5th, 2019

Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey (TED Books) By A. J. Jacobs Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781501119927
Published: Simon & Schuster/ TED - November 13th, 2018

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World By Tracy Kidder Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812973013
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 31st, 2004

Hag-Seed: William Shakespeare's The Tempest Retold: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare) By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780804141314
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Published: Hogarth - May 16th, 2017

Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame By Mara Wilson Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9780143128229
Published: Penguin Books - September 13th, 2016

She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity By Carl Zimmer Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781101984611
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Published: Dutton - June 4th, 2019

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban By Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb (With) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316322423
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 2nd, 2015

A Field Guide to Getting Lost By Rebecca Solnit Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143037248
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Published: Penguin Books - June 27th, 2006

Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything By Kelly Weinersmith, Zach Weinersmith Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399563843
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Published: Penguin Books - June 4th, 2019

Space Opera (Space Opera, The #1) By Catherynne M. Valente Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481497503
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - December 18th, 2018

Regarding the Pain of Others By Susan Sontag Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780312422196
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Published: Picador - February 1st, 2004

A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There By Aldo Leopold, Barbara Kingsolver (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Aldo Leopold, Barbara Kingsolver (Introduction by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780197500262
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 1st, 2020

Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir By Amanda Knox Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062217219
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 9th, 2015

Binti By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780765385253
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Published: Tordotcom - September 22nd, 2015

We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria By Wendy Pearlman Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062654441
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Published: Mariner Books - August 7th, 2018

Bare-Faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard By Russell Miller Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781909269361
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Published: Silvertail Books - January 7th, 2016

You Are an Artist: Assignments to Spark Creation By Sarah Urist Green Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780143134091
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Published: Penguin Books - April 14th, 2020

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals By Oliver Burkeman Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250849359
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Published: Picador - June 27th, 2023

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Yolk By Mary H. K. Choi Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534446014
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2022

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A City on Mars: Can we settle space, should we settle space, and have we really thought this through? By Kelly Weinersmith, Zach Weinersmith Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781984881724
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Published: Penguin Press - November 7th, 2023

As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow By Zoulfa Katouh Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316351379
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022