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Steppenwolf: A Novel (Picador Modern Classics) Cover Image
By Hermann Hesse, Basil Creighton (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250074829
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Published: Picador Modern Classics - November 3rd, 2015

Does urban existence have you overwhelmed with feelings of nihilism and isolation? Has society, solipsism, or the rational-paradigm left you feebly romanticizing your expedient end? Steppenwolf is the remedy. Harry Haller, a middle-aged, bourgeois intellectual wonders the streets of Zurich contemplating the futility of his existence, Goethe, and the razor blade that awaits him... Until Harry meets a delightful sprite, Hermine, who instructs him on the joys of being alive. This book will renew your wonder in the grand design.


Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780374280505
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 3rd, 2014

A collection of flash fiction spanning the full range of human experience, told in the lyric and tender voice of a tragically under-read contemporary master. Dybek’s short stories frame the grayest corners of life and imbue that quotidian tickertape with a rose-gold romance.


Venus in Furs Cover Image
By Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Joachim Neugroschel (Translated by), Larry Wolff (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140447811
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Published: Penguin Classics - June 1st, 2000

The story which inspired that one Velvet Underground song. An erudite, wildly entertaining 19th century novel that delves into the philosophy of the submissive impulse. Follow Severin as he tends his obsessive desire to be possessed, in totality, by his idol of worship: the fur-clad, red-haired goddess Wanda Von Dunajew. Perfect for those wanting to dip a toe, but who find De Sade extreme.


The Lover Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780375700521
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Published: Pantheon - September 8th, 1998

The Lover is a crystallized masterpiece accounting an affair Duras had when she was fifteen with a rich Chinese man twelve years her senior in French Indochina. Written just before Duras turned 70, it expresses the retrospective wisdom of a fifty-five year gestation in sparse and gutting prose. This narrative will inscribe its longing, despair, and tragic beauty on the very center of your being.


The Wild Palms (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679741930
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Published: Vintage - October 31st, 1995

Do not let any Faulkner preconceptions disuade you from devouring this novel. It is, essentially, a page-turning romance of the highest caliber. Charlotte and Harry meet in 1937 New Orleans and experience an affair so consuming, they sacrifice all comforts, conformity, and hopes for normalcy in pursuit of bohemian passion. Their story is woven together with a convict's redemption narrative and the juxtaposition of these parallel fictions elevates each far beyond its individual possibility. 


How Should a Person Be?: A Novel from Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250032447
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Published: Picador - June 25th, 2013

Sheila Heti's is an entirely individual perspective, style, and sensitivity. Categorized as part of that elusive genre, autofiction, How Should a Person Be? perceives the world of modern Toronto after Heti divorces her first husband and meets painter, Margaux Williamson. Framed by the complicated, shifting dynamics of a probing female friendship, this 'novel from life' points a wayward finger toward the creation of self with humor, grace, and vulnerability.


Alarah's Picks

The History of Bees: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501161384
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Published: Atria Books - June 5th, 2018

It has been long since I have willingly lost sleep to finish a book I chose to read out of pleasure instead of necessity. I am absolutely in love with this book. The way the stories are intertwined is so beautifully crafted, I wish I could go back and re-read this book again for the first time and rediscover the plot over again. I loved the short chapters that held my attention and begged me to keep learning about the complex lives of William, George, and Tao. This book is so beautiful and I feel lucky to have discovered it. What an incredible story with a powerful lesson on the importance of bees and our lives connected to them, all with an aura of hope for the future.


Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come: One Introvert's Year of Saying Yes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781449499235
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - May 28th, 2019

As an introvert, I related hard to this book. The experiences and subsequent reactions to the crazy shenanigans she put herself through made me laugh and blush. I initially went into reading this book because I appreciated the cover and the synopsis Jessica Pan provides, but I came out of this book with such a greater knowledge of what it means to be introverted and extroverted and how saying "yes" really isn't the worst thing in the world.  

I would highly recommend this book if you're (a) looking for ideas and ways to expand your comfort zone, (b) wanting to laugh at someone else's various successes and/or failures for putting themselves out of their comfort zone, or (c) just wanting to read a really fun story of what it is like to like to continually grow and do things we never thought we would do in our lives. 


Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers Cover Image
By Anna James, Paola Escobar (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984837127
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Published: Philomel Books - September 24th, 2019

Oh how I adored this sweet book! Eleven-year-old Tilly has the ability to travel into her favourite books, and the adventures she finds herself in reminded me of books I loved reading as a kid and made me wish I was a bookwanderer, too! 

A powerful story highlighted with the importance of family, love, and books made this one of my favourites for 2019! 


Maggie M.'s Picks

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780547577319
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Published: Clarion Books - October 4th, 2011

A true story about a young boy fighting for his survival during the second Sudanese Civil War, this book paints an excellent image of the reality faced by those living in a war-torn country. Accounts of hardship, family, death, and hope enable young readers to grasp with difficult topics, as well as build empathy and understanding. A great read!


Bear's Scare Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681197203
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - June 12th, 2018

A delightful story about how embracing the messiness of life can bring you unexpected friendships.


Bud, Not Buddy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440413288
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Published: Yearling - January 8th, 2002

A heart-warming story about a boy in search of love, family, and belonging.


Maybe Cover Image
By Kobi Yamada, Gabriella Barouch (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781946873750
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Published: Compendium Publishing & Communications - September 15th, 2019

With absolutely stunning illustrations, this whimsical picture book takes readers on a journey through all of the endless possibilities life has in store for us. It is a gentle reminder that everyone has potential for greatness.


Kim's Picks

Love That Dog: A Novel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064409599
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Published: HarperCollins - April 8th, 2008

Sharon Creech describes the heart-felt journey of a young boy's love for his dog.  The story is told through a poetry journal with the boy's teacher.  Be prepared to shed a tear!


If Monet Painted a Monster Cover Image
By Amy Newbold, Greg Newbold (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780884487685
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - October 1st, 2019

This book is a  fun cross between monsters and classic art.  The illustrations have vivid colors and a cute hamster who tends to all the art supplies.  The end of the book contains a section with a brief, kid-friendly description of each artist contained within.  Fun and educational!


Up in the Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses Cover Image
By Shira Boss, Jamey Christoph (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454920717
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 6th, 2018

This is a true story about a young boy who finds refuge from the chaos of the city by building treehouses in the trees of Central Park.  Unfortunately, each of the treehouses is discovered and removed.  Over the course of eight years, Bob Redman builds a total of 13 treehouses in the Central Park trees! 

The author first met Bob Redman when she was looking for an arborist to help prune a tree for her!  Be sure to read the book jacket flaps for more fun facts.


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I See, I See.: (Children's Rhyming Book, Baby Shower Gift, New Baby Gift, Interactive Picture Book) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452183343
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 5th, 2019

What a clever way to introduce or discuss the topic of perspective with children!  R. Henderson has created a book that is read with two people sitting across from each other, allowing the illustrations to be viewed differently.  What one sees is not the same as what the other sees! This gem is likely to spark some good conversations!


Tenley's Picks

The Mists of Avalon: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345350497
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 12th, 1987

Mists of Avalon is a wonderful addition to the longstanding tradition of the Arthurian Legend. Told from the perspective of Arthur's sister, Morgaine, this novel focuses on the women involved during the reign of King Arthur and their often underappreciated role in this enduring legend. Bradley harnesses the use of elegant prose to explore gender roles in the face of a cultural battle between Christianity and the dying Druid culture.


Summer of '69 Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316420013
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 18th, 2019

Both a quaint beach read and a historical pearl, Summer of '69 pays homage to the tumultuous energy of the 1960s and its impact on a nation, a distant island, and a family. Elin Hilderbrand commanders this riveting world to captivate your attention until the very last page in one of the best books of the summer.


The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393338102
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 11th, 2010

For anyone who has ever wondered about the great mysteries of our universe, leading string theorist Brian Greene makes the sophisticated world of modern physics accessible to the ordinary reader through the use of clever anecdotes. A testament to the power of thought, this novel celebrates brilliance of humanity and asks us to accept the magnitude of our ignorance.


Goodbye Stranger Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385743174
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - August 4th, 2015

A book for anyone who remembers what it feels like to grow up and decide what it means to forgive someone and when it's time to say goodbye.


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CIRCE Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

Poignant, powerful, and a timeless story, Madeline Miller's book is a a fresh take on the many interconnected stories of Greek mythology through the eyes of an unlikely heroine. 


Lilly's Picks

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I Used to Be Charming: The Rest of Eve Babitz Cover Image
By Eve Babitz, Molly Lambert (Introduction by), Sara Kramer (Editor)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781681373799
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Published: NYRB Classics - October 8th, 2019

As a woman from the frontlines of '70s LA bohemia, Babitz writes with a voluptuous confidence that makes you want to be her best friend. Her writing is sharp, funny, and daringly witty.


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Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316259637
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 24th, 2019

Leslie Jamison's new collection of essays is a mesmerizing hybrid of journalism, memoir, and criticism. As one of my literary heros Jamison has solidified her status as the definitive chronicler of human connection and the beauty of mundanity. For fans of Joan Didion, but with a more modern and less smug approach. 


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Whiskey & Ribbons Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781938235542
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Published: Hub City Press - August 13th, 2019

In a quiet meditation on love and grief, local author Cross-Smith tells the story of the lives of three friends and how to go on living after a tragedy. Her debut novel is a slow and beautiful burn that will make your heart skip a beat.


Sick: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062428738
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 5th, 2018

A honest and beautifully written memoir about living with a chronic illness. Beyond this, it's a remarkable story about living through trauma, toxic relationships and addiction that will remind the reader about the value of empathy.


Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062420718
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 12th, 2018

Written by one of my favorite leaders of the modern feminist movement, Roxane Gay's "Hunger" is a brutally honest account about living in her body. The simplicity of her langauge as well as the straightforwardness of her storytelling make the reader feel as though they are sitting across the table from a close friend. For Gay, writing about personal issues like sexual assault and overeating means being able to take up space and to use that space in order to help lead to more understanding.


Hollywood's Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501125799
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Published: Scribner - January 8th, 2019

Eve Babitz may not be a household name but for anyone interested in what it was like to live in Los Angeles and Hollywood in the '60s and '70s this book is a must read. Party girl, artist, muse and writer, I immediately became obsessed with Eve and ordered two of her own books. Friends with Joan Didion and an "It Girl" of Hollywood, Babitz's writing has often been overlooked. She left me hungry for more.


Amanda's Picks

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The Grace Year Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250145444
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Published: Wednesday Books - October 8th, 2019

In this YA dystopian thriller, sixteen year old girls are banished to the wilderness for a year to release their “magic” and return purified and prepared for marriage. Tierney James realizes that her greatest threat may not be the elements or poachers of the wilderness; it may very well be the other girls. This fierce page-turner is a timely examination of women’s relationships with one another and survival in a fragmented society.


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The Ten Thousand Doors of January Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316421997
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Published: Redhook - September 10th, 2019

The Ten Thousand Doors of January took me on an adventure through generations, continents, and worlds. It is a beautiful mix of genres but ultimately a coming-of-age story about exploration, change, family, and true love. I was lost in January's world and fascinated by the book-within-a-book that had a completely different tone. If you need a magical escape, this is the book for you!


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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781524731656
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Published: Knopf - May 21st, 2018

This true crime story about the fall of Silicon Valley startup, Theranos, and its CEO and founder, Elizabeth Holmes, is expertly researched and told. The details are so insane, I couldn't put it down. I'm fascinated by this story and the fact that Holmes was so magnetic she could sell a technology that never worked. Bill Gates also recommends this book!


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Skulls! Cover Image
By Blair Thornburgh, Scott Campbell (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534414006
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 23rd, 2019

"Skulls are safe and snug, like a car seat for your brain." I can't wait to share this book with my four year old. The information told in the main text focuses on the science of the skull in a fun and lighthearted way. It's a positive look at a very important part of our bodies. Scott Campbell's watercolor illustrations are lovely. Not your typical picture book, but it's so fun!


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The Stationery Shop Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982107482
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Published: Gallery Books - June 18th, 2019

Set during both the political upheaval in Tehran during 1953 and 60 years later, The Stationery Shop tells the story of young love torn apart and a country's changing future. It has excellent descriptions and character development. The book is a slow burn with a big payoff. It's a fascinating exploration of Iranian culture with a captivating love story.


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The Dreamers: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812994162
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Published: Random House - January 15th, 2019

In a small college town in California, a contagious illness quickly spreads among the residents. The infected cannot be roused from slumber and are displaying heightened levels of brain activity. It is clear they are dreaming, but of what? This is a thought-provoking novel written in clear and elegant prose. The book flows like a dream.


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Dandy Cover Image
By Ame Dyckman, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316362955
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2019

The story of a father trying to destroy the dandelion growing in his perfect lawn and his daughter's efforts to save and befriend it. This book is precious and has a valuable message.


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The Orphan of Salt Winds Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793224
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Published: Tin House Books - January 15th, 2019

The exceptional imagery used in this novel sets it apart from other historical fiction placed in Word War II. I felt as if I arrived at the marsh alongside the young orphan Virginia and felt the decay of the home in her later years. The events that haunt the elder Virginia are revealed in an unforgettable way.


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Dear Boy, Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062422514
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Published: HarperCollins - April 23rd, 2019

This is a companion book to the #1 NYT bestseller Dear Girl,. It is an inspirational picture book for boys ages 4-8. The lessons and advice are accompanied with stunning illustrations and it is the perfect book for caretakers to read with their own dear boy!


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Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316204262
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 2nd, 2013

This book is thoroughly entertaining. It is whip-smart, hilarious, and heartwarming all at the same time. Agoraphobic Bernadette is loving, eccentric, and gone. It is up to her teenage daughter Bee to find her. A modern day epistolary that will make you belly laugh.


Seth's Picks

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Acid for the Children: A Memoir Cover Image
By Flea, Patti Smith (Foreword by)
$24.00
ISBN: 9781455530533
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 5th, 2019

It matters zero percent if you are a fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers or not.  This engaging memoir of Flea's first 20 years is some uplift mofo party plan goodness.  He packed more shennanigans and life into his early years than most of us will our entire lives.  My music biography pick of 2019!


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The Portable February Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780982048016
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Published: Drag City - June 23rd, 2009

Rest In Peace to the late great David Berman, of Silver Jews and Purple Mountains, as well as the author of the saddest and wittiest songs you'll ever hear.  This collection of his cartoons leans more towards his funny side, but still hits a few poignant moments.  Also, his swell book of poetry, Actual Air, will be back in print soon.


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Idiot Wind: A Memoir Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781786897367
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Published: Canongate Books - August 1st, 2019

An engaging 'On The Road' style memoir.  After a disastrous drug, depression, death, and debt filled life in 1980's New York City, Kaldheim hits the highway, flat broke, in search of a fresh start.  Train hopping, hitch-hiking, homeless shelters, and loads of interesting characters. 


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Go-Bots Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684054749
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Published: IDW Publishing - July 23rd, 2019

These are not the Go-Bots you are thinking of! Tom Scioli takes your favorite cheap Transformers knock-offs and composes his own bizarre psychedelic masterpiece through a kaleidoscopic Jack Kirby lens.  A ton of manic, goofy fun!

 


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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525510871
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Published: Random House - June 18th, 2019

I can't quite put my finger on why, but I found this story of the disolution of the marriage of a NYC doctor and his successful agent wife totally fascinating.  Maybe it's the missing spouse, maybe the shifting perspectives, maybe (probably) the gender politics, or maybe the peek into lives I don't relate to.  I read it all in one fantastic vacation day!


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FKA USA: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250108890
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 18th, 2019

A post (or maybe pre) apocalyptic road trip that mixes The Stand with Idiocracy by way of Terry Gilliam.  Our loveable loser of a hero has to transport a talking goat across the chaotic territories Formerly Known As the United States, now a series of corporate nation states or lawless tribal wastelands, in order to prevent a possibly second end of the world. A little gross, a lot crass, very funny, but terrifyingly too close to now than it might seem.


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Machines Like Me: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385545112
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Published: Nan A. Talese - April 23rd, 2019

It's a bizarre android love triangle!  In this alternate history, Alan Turing developed artificial intelligence, the U.K. lost the Falklands War, and Margaret Thatcher got the boot.  You might have a crush on your neighbor, but watch out!  She might be more interested in your shiny new robot.


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This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else: Joy Division: The Oral History Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780571345373
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Published: Faber & Faber Social - April 23rd, 2019

Get hip to the Alpha and Omega of post punk and goth with Jon (England's Dreaming) Savage's comprehensive story of the rise and tragic fall of Joy Division, leading up to the birth of New Order.  Band members, family, and friends tell the tale in my favorite of music bio formats, the oral history!

 


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Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781524798628
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 5th, 2019

You loved "A Star Is Born"! You love Fleetwood Mac!  Mash them together and you have this fun and breezy fictional oral history of your new favorite made up supergroup.  It's Behind The Music in book form!


Do Angels Need Haircuts? Cover Image
By Lou Reed, Anne Waldman (Foreword by), Laurie Anderson (Afterword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781944860219
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Published: Anthology Editions - August 14th, 2018

In August of 1970, a 28-year-old Lou Reed quit the Velvet Underground, moved home to Long Island, New York, and embarked on a fascinating alternate creative path: poetry. Spending months in relative isolation, the musician refashioned himself, publicly vowing to never again play rock and roll. Reed wrote verse and contributed his work to journals and small press publications.


Space Battleship Yamato: The Classic Collection Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781626929128
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Published: Seven Seas - April 9th, 2019

The americanized cartoon version of this Japanese classic was the first introduction to anime and manga for a lot of old nerds like me.  A space faring, rip roaring cosmic Lord of the Rings with a bit of Robotech thrown in for good measure.


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Wolf in White Van: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250074713
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Published: Picador - September 1st, 2015

Between this delightfully disturbing novel and his other book "Universal Harvester", the prolific songwriter of the long-running Mountain Goats has found himself the voice of yesterday's forgotten Dungeons & Dragons metal loving dirtbags.  The darker side of your "Ready Player One"s and "Stranger Things", if you will.  And you must!!!


Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062233103
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Published: Dey Street Books - November 13th, 2018

A super fun and gossipy oral history on the early 2000's NYC "Rock Revival" scene.  All the dirt on the Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's, and more, straight from the artists and friends that were there.  Dig out that crusty old ipod in that shoebox under your bed and enjoy!


Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101985267
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Published: Dutton - November 13th, 2018

A breezy rock memoir from the singer/songwriter or Wilco that's more conversational than controversial that chronicles band dynamics, addiction, recovery, and family.  I might've subtitled it "How To Survive & Thrive In Rock & Roll", but it's got a pretty lengthy title without my help.  I love a good music bio, and this one still surprised me with how engaging, fun, and interesting the story was through Tweedy's common sense lens.  You will enjoy whether a fan of the band or not!


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Marvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
By Alex Ross, Chip Kidd, J. J. Abrams (Introduction by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781101871973
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Published: Pantheon - October 2nd, 2018

To say Alex Ross is the Norman Rockwell of traditional comic art is an understatement.  Using real life models as a reference, he brings the golden, silver, and modern comic ages to life in a way that the movies don't even come close to.  This fantastic art book takes you into his process, showcases his decades of Marvel art , and include a great new fully painted Alex Ross Spider-Man story.


Powers Book One Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781401287450
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Published: Jinxworld - November 27th, 2018

Is it dynamic superhero action or is it gritty crime noir?  Why choose?  It's both!  From the creator of your favorite new Spidey, aka Miles Morales, Brian Michael Bendis crafts moody CSI in tights.  Not for kids, but dark fun for fans of the comics looking to dive a little deeper.


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the witch doesn't burn in this one Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781449489427
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - March 6th, 2018

2016 Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet Amanda Lovelace returns in the witch doesn't burn in this one — the bold second book in her "women are some kind of magic" series. 

The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now—indestructible.


Botanicum: Welcome to the Museum Cover Image
By Kathy Willis, Katie Scott (Illustrator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780763689230
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Published: Big Picture Press - March 14th, 2017

Discover more than 160 exhibits in this virtual museum, open all hours.


Gloria's Voice: The Story of Gloria Steinem--Feminist, Activist, Leader Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454926665
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 6th, 2018

"A subtle ode to an iconic figure of quiet 'strength and enormous influence.'" --Publishers Weekly

Gloria Steinem started a movement that changed our world. This picture-book biography of the pioneering feminist brings the message of equality to a new generation.


Secret Louisville: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781681060712
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Published: Reedy Press - March 30th, 2017

Where would you find a professional recording studio that doubles as a funeral parlor? That would be Louisville. Or a hidden set of steps that connects two key parts of an historic neighborhood? Also Louisville. Or even the last ruins of a once-elite neighborhood of mansions owned by New Orleans millionaires? That would be Louisville as well.


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The Dark Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316187480
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

Laszlo is afraid of the dark.

The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room. But one night, it does.

This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark.

With emotional insight and poetic economy, two award-winning talents team up to conquer a universal childhood fear.



Be Prepared Cover Image
By Vera Brosgol, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626724457
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Published: First Second - April 24th, 2018

"Beautifully drawn, brutally funny, brilliantly honest. Vera is such a good cartoonist I almost can’t stand it.” —Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile


Coraline 10th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380807345
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Published: HarperCollins - April 24th, 2012

This edition of New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman’s modern classic, Coraline—also an Academy Award-nominated film—is enriched with a foreword from the author, a reader's guide, and more.


Little Beast Cover Image
By Julie DeMers, Rhonda Mullins (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781552453667
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Published: Coach House Books - May 22nd, 2018

It's 1944, and a little village in rural Quebec sits quietly beside an aging mountain and an angry river. The air tastes of kelp, and the wind keeps knocking over the cross. Beside that river an eleven-year-old girl lives with her parents. Her mother is very sad, and her father has vanished because he can't bear to look at his own daughter.


Carrie Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780307743664
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Published: Anchor - August 30th, 2011

Stephen King's legendary debut, about a teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates.
 


The Shining Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780345806789
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Published: Anchor - August 27th, 2013

Before Doctor Sleep, there was The Shining, a classic of modern American horror from the undisputed master, Stephen King.


Doctor Sleep: A Novel Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781451698862
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Published: Pocket Books - July 26th, 2016

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor!

From master storyteller Stephen King, his unforgettable and terrifying sequel to The Shining—an instant #1 New York Times bestseller that is “[a] vivid frightscape” (The New York Times).


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679785897
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Published: Vintage - May 12th, 1998

This cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page.  It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken.


Hunter S. Thompson: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (The Last Interview Series) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781612196930
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Published: Melville House - February 6th, 2018

Hunter S. Thompson was so outside the box, a new word was invented just to define him: Gonzo. He was a journalist who mocked all the rules, a hell-bent fellow who loved to stomp on his own accelerator, the writer every other writer tried to imitate.


Gone Girl: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307588371
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Published: Broadway Books - April 22nd, 2014

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “mercilessly entertaining” (Vanity Fair) instant classic “about the nature of identity and the terrible secrets that can survive and thrive in even the most intimate relationships” (Lev Grossman, Time).


The Rules of Magic: A Novel (The Practical Magic Series #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501137488
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 26th, 2018

An instant New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick from beloved author Alice Hoffman—the spellbinding prequel to Practical Magic.

Find your magic.

For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man.

Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp


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