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The Marriage of Opposites Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781451693607
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 7th, 2016

"A luminous, Marquez-esque tale" (O, The Oprah Magazine) from the New York Times bestselling author of The Museum of Extraordinary Things a forbidden love story set on a tropical island about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro--the Father of Impressionism.


Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780553418811
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - September 6th, 2016

Longlisted for the National Book Award
New York Times Bestseller
A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life -- and threaten to rip apart our social fabric


As Brave as You Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481415903
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Published: Atheneum Books - May 3rd, 2016

Kirkus Award Finalist
Schneider Family Book Award Winner
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires--literally--in this piercing middle grade novel by the winner of the Coretta Scott King - Johnson Steptoe Award.


Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781524733131
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - March 7th, 2017

New York Times Best Seller
From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today--written as a letter to a friend.


Devin's Picks

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ISBN: 9780307476463
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Published: Vintage Books - January 22nd, 2013

Murakami is like a magician who explains what he's doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers . . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it's the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that we are dreaming it ourselves. "The New York Times Book Review"
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The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.


Kim's Picks

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The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem -Pangur Ban- Cover Image
By Jo Ellen Bogart, Sydney Smith (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781554987801
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Published: Groundwood Books - March 30th, 2016

A beautifully illustrated poem that captures the magic of The Book of Kells and the tradition of illumination for young readers. Plus, it has a cat in it, and who doesn't love cats?


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The Girl Who Drank the Moon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616205676
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - August 9th, 2016

A magical fantasy epic that centers around the power of love, this story is full of classic archetypes with plenty of fresh approaches and satisfying twists for middle grade readers. With lots of strong female characters and nontradition male perspectives, this book does an excellent job of letting people's actions, rather than their genders, define them. Just scary enough to stay interesting, this book is, at its heart, sweet in the best way.


Little Night Cat Cover Image
By Sonja Danowski, Sonja Danowski (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780735842663
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Published: NorthSouth (NY) - October 2016

Richly illustrated and beautifully told, Little Night Cat tells a heart-warming story of unconditional giving, and unconditional love. A great story for lovers of music, animals and/or philanthropists of all ages. This book might just bring a (happy) tear to your eye!


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ISBN: 9780062320896
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 20th, 2016

The Female of the Species has all of the elements of a typical teen coming of age story (boys, best friends and the dreaded popular crowd), but with a darkness and realism that hits home a little uncomfortably. Alex Craft turns her small town on its head when her inability to tolerate the dehumanizing and violent treatment of women forces people to see how pervasive the influence of rape culture is in their town, and today's society at large. Equal parts empowering and horrifying, this book is a timely story that is sure to start a conversation.


The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition Cover Image
By J. R. R. Tolkien, Jemima Catlin (Illustrator)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780544174221
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 1st, 2013

A timeless classic beautifully bound and illustrated. The Hobbit will always hold a special place in my heart and this edition is a great way to introduce this story to younger readers. Perfect for bedtime reading, which was Tolkien's original intent when he wrote this story to amuse his own children! 


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ISBN: 9781419716744
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - June 30th, 2015

Every little one needs a great dinosaur primer! Dinoblock has brightly colored illustrations and peek ahead pages that make this book interactive and fun to read. My favorite part, though? Each dinosaur's name includes a pronunciation guide! 


Bloom Cover Image
By Doreen Cronin, David Small (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442406209
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Published: Atheneum Books - February 9th, 2016

Bloom is not your average fairy! While she certainly has wings and magical abilities, she also has muddy boots and heavy steps, which not everyone in the kingdom appreciates. When the kingdom needs help, though, Bloom is happy to step in and help, guiding a young apprentice who fears her new-found skills will go unnoticed. When the little girl asks Bloom what an ordinary girl like her should tell the kingdom, Bloom advises her to tell them, "There is no such thing as an ordinary girl." An empowering twist on fairy tales that EVERY little girl should read! 


The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616206420
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 6th, 2016

A poetic and scientifically backed story that is full of beauty and humility. Bailey manages to pull the reader into the slow pace of not only her snail companion, but also of her own illness which has resulted in her careful study of the small forest snail that she shares a room with for a season. This book left me feeling peaceful and grateful for the world around me and my lot in life. Easily the best book I have read this year!


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Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement Cover Image
By Angela Y. Davis, Frank Barat (Editor), Cornel West (Preface by)
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 9th, 2016

"In this latest text of her magisterial corpus, Angela Davis puts forward her brilliant analyses and resilient witness here and abroad. In a clear and concise manner, she embodies and enacts intersectionality a structural intellectual and political response to the dynamics of violence, White Supremacy, patriarchy, state power, capitalist markets, and imperial policies." Dr. Cornel West, from the Foreword

"Whether you've grown up with the courage and conscience of Angela Davis, or are discovering her for the first time, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle is a small book that will be a huge help in daily life and action, from exposing the "prison industrial complex" that she named long ago to understanding that leaders are only leaders if they empower others. She herself exposes facts and makes connections, but also leads in the most important way by example." Gloria Steinem

 


When Watched: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143128694
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Published: Penguin Books - August 9th, 2016

Stories like Core's not only address the themes of love and connection without cliche, but they teach the readers through unique and often misunderstood vantages. Beautiful, clear prose that will resonate with readers of any age, gender, and sexual orientation. Winner of the 2015 Whiting Award for Fiction celebrating best emerging writers; previous winners including Jonathan Franzen and David Foster Wallace. 


Just Kids Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060936228
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Published: Ecco Press - November 2nd, 2010

Patti was a poet and a dreamer long before she became "the godmother of punk." Her memoir of early days in NYC is defiant and vulnerable, read as between memory and fantasy, verse and prose. 

What is the soul? What color is it?  


Imagination in Place: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781582437064
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - February 2011

In Imagination in Place, we travel to the local cultures of several writers important to Berry's life and work, from Wallace Stegner's great West and Ernest Gaines's Louisiana plantation life to Donald Hall's New England, and on to the Western frontier as seen through the Far East lens of Gary Snyder.


How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780609809990
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Published: Broadway Books - September 24th, 2002

Who formed the first literate society? Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism? The Scots. As historian and author Arthur Herman reveals, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland made crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics contributions that have formed and nurtured the modern West ever since.


Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781101874868
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 27th, 2015

My friends and I use this cookbook regularly--great recipes and great photography. Home cooked Indian food!! 


Mark's Picks

The Sellout Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250083258
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Published: Picador USA - March 1st, 2016

Winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction

Named one of the best books of 2015 by The New York Times Book Review and the Wall Street Journal


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The Last Shift: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451493262
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - November 8th, 2016

Few poets are as simultaneously plain-spoken and profound as Philip Levine. This collection, his last before his death in 2015, is a fitting end to an incredible career. Levine's distinctly American voice is tender, honest, and powerful, and his legacy as one of our greatest poets is without question.


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Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780465025275
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Published: Basic Books - March 22nd, 2011

In the ebullient style that made him one of the most popular scientists of his age, Richard Feynman gives us a spectacular crash course in physics. From balance and momentum to his groundbreaking work in quantum electrodynamics, Feynman continually elucidates each of his "pieces" with style, wit, and his trademark vigor.


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Egotrip's Book of Rap Lists Cover Image
By Sacha Jenkins, Elliott Wilson (Joint Author), Chairman Mao (Joint Author)
$26.99
ISBN: 9780312242985
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Published: St. Martin's Press - December 3rd, 1999

From the staff of the now defunct but highly influential rap mag Ego Trip is what I consider the greatest book ever written on the subject. Packed with amazing facts, infinite hip-hop wisdom, and the collective's smart-ass sensibility, it's a book you can pick up and put down until the spine breaks. They don't call themselves "the arrogant voice of musical truth" for nothing.


The Wake Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555977177
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 1st, 2015

"A work that is as disturbing as it is empathetic, as beautiful as it is riveting." Eimear McBride, "New Statesman"
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Wolf in White Van Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250074713
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Published: Picador USA - September 1st, 2015

A "New York Times" Bestseller
Nominated for the National Book Award, Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, and Winner of the Alex Award, "One of the Most Compelling Books of the Year" (Blake Butler, "Vice")


Here Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780375406508
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Published: Pantheon Books - December 9th, 2014

From one of the great comic innovators, the long-awaited fulfillment of a pioneering comic vision. Richard McGuire's Here is the story of a corner of a room and of the events that have occurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years.
(With full-color illustrations throughout.)


Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307745309
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Published: Vintage Books - November 5th, 2013

The Basis For The New HBO Documentary. A National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist.


The Sheltering Sky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062351487
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Published: Ecco Press - September 9th, 2014

A beautiful 65th anniversary paperback edition of the landmark literary work by acclaimed author Paul Bowles.


Rage Is Back Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142180488
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Published: Plume Books - September 24th, 2013

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Go the F*** to Sleep, a rollicking, frenetic and hilarious jaunt (San Francisco Chronicle) and anAmazon Best Book of the Month


Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307744258
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Published: Vintage - February 3rd, 2015

Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse.


Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143125341
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Published: Penguin Books - April 29th, 2014

The inside story of one of basketball's most legendary and game-changing figures
A New York Times bestseller


Sarah C's Picks

The Lion and the Bird Cover Image
By Marianne Dubuc (Created by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592701513
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - May 6th, 2014

This beautiful children's book illustrates the touching friendship between a lion and a bird. When the bird has to fly south for winter, the lion is afraid of what will come of their relationship. It ends with the notion that "sometimes life is like that"- an important reminder for children and adults.


The Missing Piece Meets the Big O Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060256579
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - January 24th, 2006

This book- perfect for children and adults- is so great on so many different levels. Although the characters are shapes, Silverstein uses them in a brilliant way to tell a heart-warming story.  This book tells the story of a missing piece on a journey to find the shape to make it whole. It is amusing, depressing, magical, and uplifting all at the same time. Children may find the story amusing, but adults may find it also exemplifies the pressure and struggle of finding the perfect partner.


Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608866878
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Published: Boom Box - April 7th, 2015

Friendship! Adventure! Girl power! In this middle grade graphic novel series, a group of friends follow leads on a potentially dangerous mystery at their summer camp for "hardcore lady types". These ladies represent diversity in race, gender, sexuality, and personality; however, all are great examples of strong, caring, and open- minded leaders. Even aside from all the positive implications, this series is also a fun adventure story that will keep you on the edge of your feet!


Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451666175
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Published: Touchstone Books - October 29th, 2013

In this hilarious graphic novel memior, Allie Brosh uses comedy to talk about depression in a realistic and progressive way. It definitely made me laugh and cry at the same time. And as a plus- this book features two hilarious and lovable messed up dogs. What more could you ask for?


Milk and Honey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781449474256
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 6th, 2015

This beautiful but brutal book of poetry is moving to say the least. Kaur takes you ona journey of self-acceptance, love and loss, and healing through her poetic style and images. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to grow, most of all young woman and feminists.


Walk Through Walls: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101905043
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Published: Crown Archetype - October 25th, 2016

This book is perfect for lovers of art, feminism, and memoirs! Although I have always been intrigued and inspired by her preformance art, Marina Abramovic lets her readers into the deep, personal aspects of her life. This was a book I did not want to put down and stayed with me long after. I found that the more Marina discovered about herself, the more I learned about myself as well.


Michelle's Picks

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Ish Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780763623449
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 19th, 2004

Ish tells the story of a young artist, Ramon, who's insecurities & doubt get in the way of his love of drawing, until he gets some unexpected advice from his biggest fan. Reynolds' remind us all that what makes art interesting is the artist's unique perspective. As part of the Reynolds' Creatrilogy, Ish is perfect for a young artist, or anyone suffering from the "I Can'ts." 


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The Dead Bird Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060289317
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Published: HarperCollins - March 2016

Written by the author of the classic Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown, and illustrated by Christian Robinson of this year's Newberry winner, Last Stop on Market StreetThe Dead Bird is a simple book about an emotionally complex situation. A group of children playing discover a dead bird in the park. They are concerned, they are curious, and they are in mourning. Together, they find their own way to pay respects to the bird and move on. 


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Summerlost Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399187193
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - March 29th, 2016

A tender and compelling contemporary novel for young readers about facing loss and finding friendship, from Ally Condie, international bestselling author of the Matched series.
Nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for the 2017 Edgar Award


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Tuck Everlasting Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780312369811
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Published: Square Fish - August 21st, 2007

Doomed to or blessed with eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem.


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A Prayer for Owen Meany Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062204097
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Published: William Morrow & Company - April 3rd, 2012

I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice--not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.


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Six Four Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374265519
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 7th, 2017

The nightmare no parent could endure. The case no detective could solve. The twist no reader could predict.

For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again.


Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393353631
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 24th, 2017

In these poems, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human. Beginning in a hotel room in the dark of a distant city, we travel through history and follow the memory of the Trail of Tears from the bend in the Tallapoosa River to a place near the Arkansas River. Stomp dance songs, blues, and jazz ballads echo throughout.


Moby-Dick: Or, the Whale Cover Image
By Herman Melville, Nathaniel Philbrick (Foreword by), Tony Millionaire (Illustrator)
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143105954
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Published: Penguin Books - October 2009

Herman Melville's masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history


The Correspondence: Essays Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780374535940
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 3rd, 2017

The first collection from a Whiting Writers Award winner whose work has become a fixture of The Paris Review and n+1


Bleeding Edge Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143125754
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Published: Penguin Books - August 26th, 2014

It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dot-com boom and the terrible events of September 11th. Silicon Alley is a ghost town, Web 1.0 is having adolescent angst, Google has yet to IPO, Microsoft is still considered the Evil Empire.


The Last Samurai Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780811225502
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - May 31st, 2016

Helen DeWitt's 2000 debut, The Last Samurai, was "destined to become a cult classic" (Miramax). The enterprising publisher sold the rights in twenty countries, so "Why not just, 'destined to become a classic?'" (Garth Risk Hallberg) And why must cultists tell the uninitiated it has nothing to do with Tom Cruise?


Render / An Apocalypse Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780986025730
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Published: Cleveland State University Poetry Center - March 6th, 2013

Poetry. "To enter into these poems one must be fully committed, as the poet is, to seeing this world as it is, to staying with it, moment by moment, day by day. Yet these poems hold a dark promise: this is how you can do it, but you must be fully engaged, which means you must be fully awake, you must wake up inside it.


Barkskins Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780743288781
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 14th, 2016

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Finalist for the Kirkus Prize for Best Novel
A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Best Book of the Year


The Virginity of Famous Men: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781620406953
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 13th, 2016

The Virginity of Famous Men, award-winning story writer Christine Sneed's deeply perceptive collection on the human condition, features protagonists attempting to make peace with the choices--both personal and professional--they have so far made.


Ninety-Nine Stories of God Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781941040355
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Published: Tin House Books - July 12th, 2016

Seattle Times, Minnesota Star Tribune, Huffington Post, andPublishers Weekly. From quite possibly America's best living writer of short stories (NPR), Ninety-Nine Stories of God finds Joy Williams reeling between the sublime and the surreal, knocking down the barriers between the workaday and the divine.


American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781400069026
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Published: Random House - October 4th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From the author of A. Lincoln, a major new biography of one of America's greatest generals--and most misunderstood presidents
Finalist for the Gilder-Lehrman Military History Book Prize


The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101873717
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Published: Vintage - August 9th, 2016

The legendary writer's first collection in more than ten years and, finally, the definitive one. A literary event of the highest order.


William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780393241570
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 14th, 2016

General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family.


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ISBN: 9781612196077
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Published: Melville House Publishing - October 18th, 2016

Read like a play, you cant help but play it out in your head. The characters are a volatile pack of renegades that kind of are enchanting in their own, although slightly messed up way.

This is a book for the person who is so tired of reality. Rules for Werewolves, although not my "typical" pick was a much needed escape. It was actually fantastic to be able to level with characters who were not wrapped up in a logical thought processes.

A book about getting lost, tearing it up, and not apologizing for it.


East of Eden Cover Image
By John Steinbeck, David Wyatt (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780140186390
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Published: Penguin Books - October 1992

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America's most enduring authors


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ISBN: 9781612195148
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Published: Melville House Publishing - May 10th, 2016

"Kagami jerks a thumb toward the Morman temple. The folks in that building, he says, believe America was first settled by a lost tribe of Israel. Your dad thinks that white people were create by an evil scientist. You never know what somebody's going to grab onto when he starts to sink, kid.  Don't be too sure you know where Stanley's coming from these days."   
Fantastic. It's huge, but it's researched to an indescribable measure. You will think about it while you sleep. You will dream about it all day long. Most days I could not wait to get back to reading it. This is a book that really consumes your thoughts, while on the time transcending journey within, it keeps your mind running. Martin Seay tells this story with inexplicable greatness and resounding depth. A fantastic debut novel. Anxious to see what is to come. Martin Seay is in my opinion, one of the next greats. I can't tell you what I was doing when I was reading this book, because I was not around to notice my own surroundings. 
 


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By Patrick Modiano, Damion Searls (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590179550
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Published: New York Review of Books - March 8th, 2016

An NYRB Classics Original
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature


Consequence: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781627795135
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - April 5th, 2016

A man questions everything--his faith, his morality, his country--as he recounts his experience as an interrogator in Iraq; an unprecedented memoir and "an act of incredible bravery" (Phil Klay)


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The Heaven of Animals: Stories Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781476729978
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 24th, 2015

A beautiful book of stories that tore me apart and put me back together in the span of a night in which it became impossible to put down. Unforgettable. 


The Witches: Salem, 1692 Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316200608
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 27th, 2015

The Witches is completely fascinating. All history buffs will relish in it. The sheer amount of research she had to sift through, then with the added bonus of being fragmented and inconspicous; It was really hard work. Stacy Schiff tackles this completely misrepresnted era in womens and American history that was so nauseatingly, inaccurately portrayed by pop culture. Persecution is never pretty, it is ugly and kind of terrifying. She brilliantly examines " the witchhunt" mentality. Interesting and thorough.


The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679732242
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Published: Vintage Books USA - January 30th, 1991

-I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire. . . . I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought.


A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780156364652
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Published: Mariner Books - August 23rd, 1977

ONE OF THE GREATEST AMERICAN SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS


All the Pretty Horses Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679744399
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Published: Vintage Books USA - June 23rd, 1993

Do you every just want to hop on your horse and take off for Mexico? If I had a dollar for every time I did, I could take like hundreds of horses to Mexico. Sigh, ok maybe not present day Mexico. I read this and re-read this when I forget what the word adventure means and forget what it means to love someone. I am a pretty romantic guy and let me tell you, if John Grady Cole came riding to me on horseback, we would be riding off into the sunset. No doubt about it. Lyrical and beautiful, deep and soulful. It will make you aware of things about yourself you had no idea of. It is a breath of fresh air, in a book. 


Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393329407
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 17th, 2005

Nick Flynn met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager he'd received letters from this stranger father, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery.


Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy: Annihilation; Authority; Acceptance Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374261177
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Published: Fsg Originals - November 18th, 2014

In time for the holidays, a single-volume hardcover edition that brings together the three volumes of the Southern Reach Trilogy, which were originally published as paperback originals in February, May, and September 2014.
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"Annihilation "is the first volume in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, "Authority "is the second, and "Acceptance" is the third.


The Family of Man: 60th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Edward Steichen (Editor), Carl Sandburg (Preface by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781633450011
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Published: Museum of Modern Art - November 24th, 2015

Maybe the coolest photography exhibit ever. Its a close call.


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