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Kenny

I want the entire world to be novels and poetry and protest songs. I will read anything by Kazuo Ishiguro, Haruki Murakami, Louise Glück, Flannery O’Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Claudia Rankine, Hilton Als, Wendell Berry, Jack Gilbert, and Anne Carson.

Pop Sonnets

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 5:35pm
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Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781594748288
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Published: Quirk Books - October 6th, 2015

Did you ever imagine Axl Rose spouting “Sweet Child of Mine” as a sonnet? How about Britney Spears? The Bard (aka Erik Didriksen) takes hold of several classic and contemporary pop songs and condenses them into traditional, charming Elizabethan verses. The result is elegant, and often times, comical! [Nicole]


Thing Explainer

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 5:32pm
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Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780544668256
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - November 24th, 2015

I'm in love with this book that uses only pictures and the thousand (ahem, I think you mean ten-hundred) most commonly used words to explain the complicated science behind the universe's most interesting things, from planes with turning wings (helicopters) to the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates) to the shared space house (the International Space Station). Randall Munroe, creator of xkcd, does this with humor and a surprising level of brilliance and insight. So fun. [Kenny]


Furiously Happy: A Funny Book about Horrible Things

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 11/15/2015 - 5:47pm
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$26.99
ISBN: 9781250077004
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 22nd, 2015

Somehow this brutally honest memoir tackles mental illness and is still the funniest book of the year. It made me and will make you and everyone we know furiously happy! [Kenny!]


The Story of My Teeth

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 09/27/2015 - 7:01pm


 

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894098
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 15th, 2015

Intelligent and playful, weird and winding - Murakami for the David Foster Wallace set, or anyone who wants the bravest fiction. This is one of 2015's best books. [Kenny!]


My Brilliant Friend, Book One: Childhood, Adolescence

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 09/27/2015 - 6:28pm
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My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609450786
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Published: Europa Editions - September 25th, 2012

This series of four books would not let me go. I am addicted. Ferrante understands the politics and ferocity of friendship. These characters bite, scratch, and love you back. [Kenny!]


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