• Swing Time

    Swing Time

    Smith, Zadie

    Moving, funny, and grave, this novel parses race and global politics with Fred Astaire’s or Michael Jackson's grace (Kirkus.) Zadie Smith was a SAL speaker in February, 2019.

    Format: eBook - 2016

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  • Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel

    Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel

    Ward, Jesmyn

    The terrible beauty of life along the nation’s lower margins is summoned in this bold, bright, and sharp-eyed road novel (Kirkus.) Jesmyn Ward was a SAL speaker in January, 2018.

    Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2017 Unabridged

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  • Creative Quest

    Creative Quest

    Questlove

    The drummer from The Roots and music director for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon explores creativity, collaboration, and micromeditation – letting one’s mind settle for a few seconds – and how they’ve fueled his own music collaborations. Questlove was a SAL speaker in 2018.

    Format: eBook - 2018

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  • Imaginary Vessels

    Imaginary Vessels

    Rekdal, Paisley

    In this poetry collection, Rekdal, a finalist for the Washington State Book Award, examines identity and the ways we hold things in our heads, in our imaginations, and in our emotions. Paisley Rekdal was a SAL speaker in February, 2020.

    Format: eBook - 2016

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  • Gingerbread: A Novel

    Gingerbread: A Novel

    Oyeyemi, Helen

    A strange, shape-shifting novel about the power of making your own family (Kirkus.) Helen Oyeyemi was a SAL speaker in April, 2017.

    Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2019 Unabridged

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  • The Buddha in the Attic

    The Buddha in the Attic

    Otsuka, Julie

    A lovely prose poem that gives a bitter history lesson (Kirkus.) Julie Otsuka was a SAL speaker in 2013.

    Format: eBook - 2011 First edition

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  • The House of Broken Angels: A Novel

    The House of Broken Angels: A Novel

    Urrea, Luis Alberto

    Across one bittersweet weekend in their San Diego neighborhood, revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of family patriarch Miguel "Big Angel" De La Cruz and his mother, and recounting the many tales that have passed into family lore. (Novelist) Luis Alberto Urrea was a SAL speaker in May, 2020.

    Format: eBook - 2018 First edition

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  • The Age of Grief: A Novella and Stories

    The Age of Grief: A Novella and Stories

    Smiley, Jane

    Smiley's novella and stories have the razor-sharp insights into relationships readers have come to associate with the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Jane Smiley was a SAL speaker in 1991.

    Format: eBook - 2002

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  • Future Home of the Living God: A Novel

    Future Home of the Living God: A Novel

    Erdrich, Louise

    The idea that evolution could suddenly move backward may seem like an incredible fantasy, but in this dreamlike, suspenseful novel, it's a fitting analogue for the environmental degradation we already experience (Kirkus.) Louise Erdrich was a SAL speaker in 2012.

    Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2017 Unabridged

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  • Pachinko

    Pachinko

    Lee, Min Jin

    An epic historical novel that follows a Korean family that eventually migrates to Japan. Min Jin Lee was a SAL speaker in June, 2020.\n

    Format: eBook - 2017 First edition

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