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Our Favorite Books of 2019

Every year, Literati Bookstore booksellers are asked to pick ONE book that was their favorite read of the year. Not necessarily their favorite new book—just the one book they picked up and read and loved. 

Here is our 2019 list... 

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Amateur: A Reckoning with Gender, Identity, and Masculinity Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501168758
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Published: Scribner - May 14th, 2019

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An Orchestra of Minorities Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316412407
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 8th, 2019

The Blue Cliff Record Cover Image
By Thomas Cleary (Translated by), J.C. Cleary (Translated by)
$49.95
ISBN: 9781590302323
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Published: Shambhala - April 12th, 2005

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Disappearing Earth: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525520412
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Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019

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Edison Cover Image
$38.00
ISBN: 9780812993110
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Published: Random House - October 22nd, 2019

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780465062881
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Published: Basic Books - April 28th, 2015

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The Golden Notebook: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780061582486
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - October 14th, 2008

Revolutionary Road (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375708442
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Published: Vintage - April 25th, 2000

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Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781631494369
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Published: Liveright - February 12th, 2019

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So Brave, Young, and Handsome Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802144171
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Published: Grove Press - April 8th, 2009

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Soft Science Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781938584992
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Published: Alice James Books - April 2nd, 2019

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That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735223318
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Published: Viking - March 5th, 2019

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The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781937512750
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - September 18th, 2018

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The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062963673
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Published: Harper - September 24th, 2019

The Nickel Boys: A Novel Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385537070
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Published: Doubleday - July 16th, 2019

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The Topeka School: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374277789
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 1st, 2019

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Townie: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393340679
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 6th, 2012

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Trust Exercise: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250309884
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 9th, 2019

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Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781419735318
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 1st, 2019