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Avid Match Book List for Marlo Hitchcock


Hi, Marlo! I loved your Avid Match Book submission and am hopeful you'll like the books I've chosen here for your Match Book. At the time of this writing, the books are still available. However, it's holiday season during a global pandemic, so I can't guarantee how quickly we can get you any of these (but I promise we'll do our best).

Take care, and thanks for your support of Avid Bookshop.

-Janet G., business owner/founder, Avid Bookshop

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How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982170820
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Scribner - November 10th, 2020

We've gotten to support Kiese Laymon by providing book sales at two of his Athens appearances in the past. In December 2020, we got to host him ourselves (virtually). He and Ed Pavlić treated us to an hour of conversation and connection. Laymon's star is rising quickly, and one glimpse at these recently re-released essays will reveal why. -Janet G.


The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313508
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Milkweed Editions - June 13th, 2017

Your interest in The Overstory + your affection for well-written memoirs made me think this book would be perfect for you. 


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The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802149039
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Grove Press - June 30th, 2020

I haven't read this one myself, but every customer I know who's bought it has raved about it. It was a New York Times Notable Book last year, and it's now in paperback. Bonus: it won the National Book Award for nonfiction! -Janet


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The Great Believers: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735223530
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Penguin Books - June 4th, 2019

This is a novel, but one I think youll like because the author did extensive research (including many, many first-person interviews). It's beautifully written, but there's not a drop of fantasy or sci-fi. Tissues required, but so worth the amazing journey.


The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780679763888
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

Isabel Wilkerson's The Warmth of Other Suns is a modern classic for a reason. It's highly readable and compelling.