Speaking American

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:14pm
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Speaking American: How Y'All, Youse, and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544703391
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 25th, 2016

I grew up in a number of places, so personally witnessed the soda/pop/sodee wars, but was still unprepared when I went to Wisconsin for college and people kept talking about bubblers. The what? These endlessly fascinating linguistic maps show the divides in our country are not just political. [sweet pea]


Overpour

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:07pm
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$16.00
ISBN: 9780900575914
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Published: Action Books - October 15th, 2016

Playful & thought-provoking, Wong channels her mother as she explores and creates poems so beautiful they’ll leave you breathless. Jane Wong is also a local poet! [Nicole]


Black Panther, Book 1: A Nation Under Our Feet

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:05pm
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$16.99
ISBN: 9781302900533
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Published: Marvel Comics - September 13th, 2016

I have read many superhero comics but never spent any real time with Black Panther, but once I found out Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) would be writing the series, I knew it was a must read. Fierce and political, action-packed and tender, this book includes the first four issues of his brilliant run. Also, Brian Stelfreeze's art is a revelation. [Kenny]


Writing to Save a Life

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 4:59pm
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Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501147289
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Published: Scribner Book Company - November 15th, 2016

John Edgar Wideman brings to light an account of Louis Till. Combining research, his own personal history, and inventive, poetic writing, Wideman leaves us with the facts of the case as well as truth that can only be reached through “fair and honest” fictions. Completely unexpected in the best possible way. [Raissa]


Envelope Poems

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 4:57pm
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By Emily Dickinson, Jen Bervin (Editor), Marta Werner (Editor)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780811225823
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - October 4th, 2016

I love Emily Dickinson. Period. There has always been something that resonated with me about this woman who so clearly loved and had such an intense and private relationship with words, writing, and wit.  Obviously, I was intrigued by this collection of some of her “scraps” (as they have been known), as it provided not only the transcriptions of the included poems and notes, but also actual pictures of the original envelopes.  Some of these lovely, little poems take up only a segment of the flap of an envelope!  This visual enables the reader to take note of edits that Dickinson made, as well as the - always brilliant - finished piece.  The art of letter writing is largely lost to us in this age of digital correspondence; what will future generations have to look back on from our era? They will do better to pick up Envelope Poems, instead!  [Lydia]


Atlas Obscura

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 4:55pm
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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780761169086
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Published: Workman Publishing - September 20th, 2016

Why use a normal travel guide when you could be touring salt mines (I can tell you the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland is amazing), bizarre museums (a parasitology museum, wot?), statues of Child-Eaters, crazy landforms, and more. An endlessly fascinating tour guide to our world. [sweet pea]


Swing Time

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 6:57pm
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$27.00
ISBN: 9781594203985
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Published: Penguin Press - November 15th, 2016

Zadie Smith knows how to explore the complexities of human relationships. Moving back and forth in time effortlessly, this story follows two young brown girls who dream of being dancers, but deal with countless obstacles that threaten their success along the way. Nuanced and well written, Swing Time beautifully explores our insatiable desire for success and who we’ll sacrifice to get it. [Nicole]


Float

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 6:52pm
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$30.00
ISBN: 9781101946848
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 25th, 2016

Anne Carson is one of our finest living poets. Her work is erudite and elegant while remaining intensely moving and personal. She is always innovative and new and Float is no exception. This box of twenty-two mini books is made to be taken apart and read in any order, poems, essays, plays, and more. It is dizzying and playful and always beautiful. [Kenny]


Some Writer!

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 6:50pm
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Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780544319592
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 4th, 2016

This engaging illustrated biography of E.B. White (Charlotte's Web, etc), uses cute illustrations, photos, ephemera, and personal letters to tell the story of one of our most iconic children's authors. I can't imagine a more fitting tribute. [sweet pea]


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