Meredith's Picks

Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk By Kathleen Hanna Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9780062825230
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Published: Ecco - May 14th, 2024

Feminist icon, lead singer, Hanna is a force of nature and a survivor. In this page turning memoir Hanna recounts her days making art at Evergreen college, touring in Bikini Kill, living in punk houses in Olympia and the beginning of the Riot Grrl movement. You will not be able to put this one down.


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Rainbow Black: A Novel By Maggie Thrash Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063286870
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 19th, 2024

Lacey Bond had an easy going childhood where she lived with her hippie parents and her older sister Eclaire. Until one day when her parents, who run the daycare Rainbow Kids are accused of the unthinkable. Set during the satanic panic of the early 1990's Rainbow Black is a gritty noir of a family on trail and a daughter left to fend for herself in an unforgiving world.


Sociopath: A Memoir By Ph.D. Patric Gagne Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668003183
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 2nd, 2024

What is it like to not feel empathy? To not really care when your pet dies or if you do something bad. To not worry about the consequences of your actions. To feel nothing but apathy? By the age of 11 Patric Gagne realized she wasn't like other kids. Actually other kids were weirded out by her. She assumed she might be a sociopath but what does that word even mean? Sociopath explores from a personal as well as psychological perspective, what it means to have sociopathy and how we can learn from it.


Hijab Butch Blues: A Memoir By Lamya H Cover Image
By Lamya H
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593448786
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - February 6th, 2024

Hijab Butch Blues is a story of immigration, a story of belonging. Told through prophets and passages of the Quran the authors life and experiences are interwoven in this beautiful memoir. The author takes an in depth look into what it means to be queer and Muslim and how those identities intersect. It is a gift to every reader and every queer person.


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Black Friend: Essays By Ziwe Cover Image
By Ziwe
$26.00
ISBN: 9781419756344
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Published: Abrams Image - October 17th, 2023

In her new book, comedian and millennial icon Ziwe uses her signature style of satirical humor to explore her personal and professional experiences as a black woman in America. The societal and cultural commentary on racism, sexism, gender and class is clever and timely. This collection of essays is sometimes serious other times hysterical but always brilliant.


The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels: A Novel By Janice Hallett Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668023396
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Published: Atria Books - January 23rd, 2024

In this page turning mystery we meet Amanda and Oliver two journalists commissioned to write about the mystery surrounding the gruesome murders and ritualistic suicide in Alperton England in 2003. The Alperton Angels were supposed to sacrifice a baby who they believed to be the anti-Christ, but the mother and the baby survived. The cult leader is in jail, but in 2021 the baby will be turning 18. Questions linger who really was the baby that survived. What is their story? As the two writers race to find the baby they find way more than either of them bargained for. I literally could not put this book down. One of the best books I've read this year.


The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel By Laura Dave Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501171352
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Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - March 21st, 2023

Hannah Hall is finally married to the love of her life and slowly adjusting to her role as a stepmother. That is until Owen disappears leaving behind the note with two words. "Protect her". In this page turning mystery we find a woman who will do anything to protect the people she loves. Even when the questions remain unanswered. Like who really is Owen Michaels and why did he run?


Happy-Go-Lucky By David Sedaris Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316392433
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 30th, 2023

Sedaris's collection of short stories embraces the commonalities of what it means to be human. Whether he's writing about the silence of the early days of the pandemic or natural disasters he uses his wit quick to find humor in the most unlikely places.


Hurricane Girl: A novel By Marcy Dermansky Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593315354
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Published: Vintage - July 4th, 2023

Allison Brody's life is turned upside down after her newly purchased beach house gets demolished by a hurricane. She continues to run from her problems after she survives a deadly assault. In this page turning novel we find a woman with a terrible brain injury desperately trying to hold onto reality. Dermansky's newest novel of physiological fiction captures the mundanity of every day life and the little moments of joy one can find in turkey sandwiches and swimming pools.


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Owner of a Lonely Heart: A Memoir By Beth Nguyen Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982196349
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Published: Scribner - July 4th, 2023

"Owner of A Lonely Heart" is a powerful reflection on the immigrant experience. Being a Vietnamese Immigrant refugee growing up in Michigan in the 70's & 80's was rife with racism, trepidation and uncertainty. The author's longing for acceptance through assimilation is often shadowed by the mystery of the birth mother who was left behind. Interweaving her own experiences & family dynamics, she slowly pieces together the story of her life through the fragmentation of memory. Nguyen effortlessly writes about the silence that centers around her own diaspora. She reflects upon the deep wounds of intergenerational trauma that is rarely ever spoken of. She does so with nuance, poise & care.


Normal People: A Novel By Sally Rooney Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984822178
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Published: Crown - April 16th, 2019

"Normal People" is a beautiful story about the painful uncertainty of adolescence and courage it takes to grow up and become your true self. Set in the small Irish town of Carriklea we meet Connell and Marianne, who in spite of their differences start a teenage love affair. This breathtaking novel of young love, desire and coming into one's own is a social commentary on class, societal expectations and mental health.


Paper Girls Volume 1 By Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang (By (artist)), Matthew Wilson (By (artist)), Jared K. Fletcher (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang (By (artist)), Matthew Wilson (By (artist)), Jared K. Fletcher (By (artist))
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632156747
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Published: Image Comics - April 5th, 2016

In the early morning of 1982 while delivering newspapers, 4 pre-teen paper girls are caught up in an intergalactic time war. This graphic novel is filled with suspense, romance along with the growing pains of adolescence. This tale of time travel is a must read for any Sci-Fi fan.


High School By Sara Quin, Tegan Quin Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250758187
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Published: Picador - November 17th, 2020

Tegan & Sara's memoir solidifies their status as queer icons. It is a treasure trove of early 90's nostalgia. If you're not familiar with the indie pop musicians, perhaps you'll be enthralled by their tales of teenage rebellion. The twin sister's delve into their personal journals & photographs and their stories bleed into one another as they take turns centering their own narrative in each chapter. This is a beautiful queer coming of age story that should not be missed.


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