Miranda's Picks

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The Rock from the Sky Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536215625
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Published: Candlewick - April 13th, 2021

Klassen is back with five darkly humorous stories featuring aliens and meteors.  Something isn't quite right but they can't put their finger on it.  There is a rock heading towards them, where will it land.


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Never Have I Ever: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062855329
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 28th, 2020

Jackson has a knack for storytelling, and flawed, mysterious characters. You may think you can outrun your past, but it usually catches up with you. In this case on a quiet cul-de-sac on book club night.
 


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Curious George's ABCs Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780544551091
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Published: Clarion Books - June 7th, 2016

A great ABC book for the little ones.  On each page one letter is hidden within a picture that explains or is relevant to that letter.  T is a table set for tea for two.


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Friday Black Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
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Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

These stories will stay with you long after you've finished reading.  A bit like a car crash you can't look away from they force you to be uncomfortable, but are an important reflection of life for young black men in America today.


The Heavenly Table Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101971659
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Published: Anchor - July 25th, 2017

In 1917, in that sliver of border land between Georgia and Alabama, Pearl Jewett ekes out an existence as a dispossessed farmer along with his three criminally-minded sons Cane, Cob, and Chimney.


Another Brooklyn: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062359995
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Published: Amistad - May 30th, 2017

A Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award

New York Times Bestseller

A SeattleTimes pick for Summer Reading Roundup 2017

A Bustle Fall Roundup pick for 2017


Bouquet of Red Flags Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781938912511
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Published: Birch Bench Press - November 1st, 2014

With the perfect blend of wit, eloquence, and honesty, Taylor Mali's poems delight, haunt, and illuminate with equal measure every subject they celebrate. Bouquet of Red Flags is laced with more than the typical LSD (love, sex, divorce) of modern poetry.


The Clasp: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250097217
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Published: Picador - June 7th, 2016

National Bestseller

“Endlessly entertaining.” —Time

Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor are reunited at the extravagant wedding of a college friend. Now at the tail end of their twenties, they arrive absorbed in their own lives, but soon slip back into old roles: Victor loves Kezia. Kezia loves Nathaniel. Nathaniel loves Nathaniel.


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I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439184509
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Published: Scribner - July 1st, 2014

Chuck Klosterman is like your smart friend you wanna take shots with and  then discuss pop culture & philosophy.  In his latest he takes on the idea of "evil," and villains.  His work is always anecdotal with tons of pop culture references.  No one is safe in this collection, not even Muhammad Ali or Bruce Springsteen. 


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I'm a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet Cover Image
$17.50
ISBN: 9780670026203
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Published: Avery - October 25th, 2012

Pitbulls get a bad rap.  Any dog can bite and any dog can be made into a dangerous dog when humans intervene.  Ken Foster dispells  myths about these dogs with real life stories of "good" pitbulls.  Beautiful color photography with charming stories of my favorite kind of dog. 


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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780425261019
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Published: Berkley - March 5th, 2013

Jenny Lawson is a crazy person...luckily she is a hilarious crazy person. Growing up in Texas would probably make anyone crazy. I hated the cover of this book until I read the story of her obsessively purchasing stuffed animals dressed in various cliched outfits. Real stuffed animals, not like Care Bears, like wild Boars.


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When She Woke: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616201937
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 18th, 2012

In a not-so-distant future, criminals are not imprisoned but their skin genetically altered to show their crimes. Hannah is a Red for murdering her unborn child. The child is the result of an illicit affair with a married man. This is a "Brave New" take on the Scarlet Letter.


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The Visible Man: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439184479
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Published: Scribner - June 5th, 2012

A man in therapy has discovered how to make himself invisible. Therapist Victoria thinks he has problems until he proves to her he really can be invisible. Does he use his invisibility for good or evil? Voyeurism goes too far in the second novel by the well know essayist.


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The 48 Laws of Power Cover Image
By Robert Greene, Joost Elffers (Producer)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780140280197
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 2000

All of Robert Greene's books are part how-to, part philosophy. A modern day Sun-tzu mixed with a bit of Jay-z or L'il Wayne. Greene lays out 48 laws to help you manipulate, deceive and ultimately destroy your enemy. Drawing from real historical figures from King Henry VIII to Thucydides to Kissenger he shows who failed, who won and why. My favorite law is #21: Play a sucker to catch a sucker--seem dumber than your mark.


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The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061537967
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - May 22nd, 2018

The narrator is Enzo, the family's dog. He is an observer and knows a lot about the human condition. This is the story of his life, intertwined with his human's tragedy, all told from a dog's eye view.


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Gods in Alabama Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780446694537
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 13th, 2006

Great summer reading. Part love story part murder mystery. Arlene returns home after a 10 year hiatus. There she will have to introduce her family to her black boyfriend and face a secret she's been hiding since high school.


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The Post-Birthday World: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061187896
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 26th, 2008

Every book club should read this novel about a woman who has to choose between a secure yet boring lover of 10 years or a mysterious, unstable new beau. Shriver presents the pro's and con's of each in this parallel story. Who will she choose? Who would you?


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I Was Told There'd Be Cake Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594483066
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 1st, 2008

Well written and uproarious. Prepare to be on the floor laughing. Perfect for the gen x or gen y'er. I am convinced Sloane Crosley is my soul mate!


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Bigfoot: I Not Dead Cover Image
$16.00
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ISBN: 9780452289567
Published: Plume - April 29th, 2008

Bigfoot contemplates life questions: should never have left woods, life go all wrong. First media darling, now monster. Me misunderstood, violence all Bigfoot know. Read me other 2 books.


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Gods in Alabama Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780446694537
Availability: Not currently in stock, but we are happy to backorder and notify you when it arrives.
Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 13th, 2006

Great summer reading. Part love story part murder mystery. Arlene returns home after a 10 year hiatus. There she will have to introduce her family to her black boyfriend and face a secret she's been hiding since high school.


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