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The White Book Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780525573067
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Published: Hogarth - February 19th, 2019

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WARNING: the intensity of the sadness in this book exploded my brain from the get-go. Han Kang's ability to emote the solitude and sadness of the human condition flows through every word. She is a treasure and this little book is well worth the read.  After all, misery loves company (especially in the form of a book). Who doesn't love a good cry?  


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Up the Mountain Path Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616897239
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 2nd, 2018

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A charming, illustrated tale of friendship. Quietly touches on topics of bravery, appreciation of nature, the evolution of time and the cylcle of life (all the good things). Beautiful and enchanting for children and adults alike!! Marianne Dubuc's brilliance as a writer/illustrator shines in this unique, sweet book. 


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The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101911532
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Published: Vintage - January 30th, 2018

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A grappling, interesting subject. One man in the woods of Maine, on his own for over 20 years. Finkel details the specifics of this story and wraps it up into a tangible, accessible tale honoring the strength and depth of the human spirit.


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Motherhood: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781627790772
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 1st, 2018

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The title suggests this a book about raising children, it is instead a deliberate and questioning view of whether or not to have children. Heti is a genius writer and Motherhood is a modern work of philosophical feminist fiction! Philosophy by a woman! Yes!


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$16.99
ISBN: 9780316262286
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 17th, 2018

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For more mature readers, this book is beautifully written and the perfect segway for having difficult and important  conversations about current events. Great for adults too!


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Hilda and the Hidden People: TV Tie-In Edition 1 Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781911171447
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Published: Flying Eye Books - September 4th, 2018

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Magical! This middle grade book, based on a graphic novel series and now a series on Netflix, is full of whimsy and adventure! Hilda and her cast of friends (both human and creature) are brave, unique and relatable. Go Hilda!!

 


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By Roque Larraquy, Heather Cleary (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895156
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Published: Coffee House Press - July 10th, 2018

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Morbidly Hilarious. One of my top 10 books! It has the horror and humor of Roberto Bolano all wrapped up into a short novella.It is intense and stunning. You'll want to read it twice!


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On a Magical Do-Nothing Day Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062657602
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Published: HarperCollins - September 12th, 2017

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My favorite children's book author and illustrator! Beautifully illustrated, touching story about discovering the wonders of the great outdoors and ditching your device. Playful, magical, and serene!!


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The Vegetarian: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781101906118
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Published: Hogarth - August 23rd, 2016

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Surreal and intense! Kang, who has won numerous awards including the Man Booker, has a direct, imaginiative way of writing that cuts straight to the bone and leaves you in awe. Full of desire, violence and introspection. Not for the faint of heart, this book is brilliant!


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Life Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481451628
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Published: Beach Lane Books - June 27th, 2017

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Newberry Award-winner Cynthia Rylant and Caldecott honoree Brendan Wenzel team up to bring us this brilliant picture book. Life begins small but quickly GROWS! Animal friends, beautiful lyrical writing and amazing illustrations. This one is a keeper!!


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You Are Having a Good Time: Stories Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780374293864
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Published: FSG Originals - July 5th, 2016

Named A Best Book of 2016 by Wall Street Journal, Vulture, Refinery29, Financial Times, and The Guardian


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On Immunity: An Inoculation Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977207
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 15th, 2015

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I loved every second of this book...and I'm not a non-fiction reader. It is heartfelt, educational, and extremely well researched. Great from beginning to end, Eula Biss continues to amaze me with her skill as a writer! Pub date: September 30.


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The Complete Cosmicomics Cover Image
By Italo Calvino, William Weaver (Translated by), Tim Parks (Translated by), Martin McLaughlin (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780544577879
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Published: Mariner Books - September 8th, 2015

“We were peering into this darkness, criss-crossed with voices, when the change took place: the only real, great change I’ve ever happened to witness, and compared to it the rest is nothing.” — from The Complete Cosmicomics

Italo Calvino’s beloved cosmicomics cross planets and traverse galaxies, speed up time or slow it down to t


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The Spectre of Alexander Wolf (Pushkin Collection) Cover Image
By Gaito Gazdanov, Bryan Karetnyk (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781782270089
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Published: Pushkin Collection - December 17th, 2013

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Newly translated post-modern work by rediscovered Russian author Gaito Gazdanov. Extremely pleasurable read. Short yet potent. Explores ideas of death, guilt, dreams, reality....you'll want to savor each bite.


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The Blue Fox: A Novel Cover Image
By Sjón, Victoria Cribb (Translated by)
$10.00
ISBN: 9780374114459
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 30th, 2013

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This sweet novella instantly carried me to a dream-like snowy icelandic landscape. The plot moves between a fox hunt and the lives of the 19th century characters, creating an experience that is delightful, magical, and almost mythical. You might turn into a fox! Sjon has written lyrics for Bjork and his work has only recently been translated into English. Defintely worth the read!

 


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Natural Histories: Stories Cover Image
By Guadalupe Nettel, J. T. Lichtenstein (Translated by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781609805517
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Published: Seven Stories Press - June 10th, 2014

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Collection of short stories go from everyday to absurd. Great for animal lovers as each story embraces the unique relationships between humans and our animal friends (or foes)! I can't say how much I loved reading this! Nettel has such a unique voice.


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There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories Cover Image
By Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Anna Summers (Translated by), Anna Summers (Introduction by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780143121527
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Published: Penguin Books - January 29th, 2013

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Realist Fables. Heartbreakingly beautiful short stories, each ending with a desire to read the next. Spend a rainy afternoon having your heartbroken by Ludmilla...its exquisite.


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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

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Delightful alternative to overly saccharin children's books. Jon Klassen illustrates this beautiful example of Snicket's storytelling that will prove entertaining even after the 20th read. Afraid of the dark?...read this.


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Jane, the Fox & Me Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781554983605
Availability: Backordered
Published: Groundwood Books - September 1st, 2013

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Originally published in Quebec, now availble in US. Fantastic illustrations accompany thouthful story of Helene and her life as a tween....along with bullies, camp, and day dreams. A great mix of graphic novel and picture book. Perfect for 11years and up...and up.


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How to Be a Woman Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062124296
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 17th, 2012

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Terrible Title, hilarious book! I laughed so hard I cried, several times. Better than Tina Fey's "Bossy Pants." Moran touches on several controverial issues with a warm-hearted feminist point of view that any woman can appreciate. Great gift for yourself....or better yet...your sister!


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The Passion According to G.H. (New Directions Books) Cover Image
By Clarice Lispector, Idra Novey (Translator), Benjamin Moser (Preface by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811219686
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - June 13th, 2012

The Passion According to G.H., Clarice Lispector's mystical novel of 1964, concerns a well-to-do Rio sculptress, G.H., who enters her maid's room, sees a cockroach crawling out of the wardrobe, and, panicking, slams the door --crushing the cockroach --and then watches it die.


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Magic for Beginners: Stories Cover Image
By Kelly Link, Shelley Jackson (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812986518
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 1st, 2014

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A collegue recommended this to me years ago, I only recently read it....and he was right!! I loved it! Fantastical Stories from the inside of a handbag, warrior rabbits, anything goes. Unnerving and bizarre yet strangely everyday and ordinary. You'll never look at a handbag the same. Kelly Link has a unique style that lingers and I can't wait to read her next!


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Vegetable Literacy: Cooking and Gardening with Twelve Families from the Edible Plant Kingdom, with over 300 Deliciously Simple Recipes Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781607741916
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 12th, 2013

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Every cookbook collection needs this book! It's perfect!


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Daily Rituals: How Artists Work Cover Image
By Mason Currey (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780307273604
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Published: Knopf - April 23rd, 2013

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Enjoyable. Educational. Insightful snipets of the lives of artists, writers, musicians, and philosophers. Inspiring. Great gift. Want to know about Patricia Highsmith's snails? or Simone de Beauvoir's lovers? Yes of course!! Perfect addition to any library or collection.


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