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Raissa

My reading habits swing from children’s literature and young adult to classics and nonfiction, with the occasional novel. Let me know of any good beginner graphic novels and I’ll try something new. My all-time favorite author is Frank Herbert, pulling slightly ahead of Jane Austen, along with Laura Ingalls Wilder, Barbara Kingsolver, Ursula K. Le Guin, Helen Hooven Santmyer, and Mary Stewart. Quirky investigators like Malcolm Gladwell are quickly making a place in my heart.

A River Runs Through It

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$12.00
ISBN: 9780226500669
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: University of Chicago Press - October 1st, 2001

These characters and their stories are tough, touching, and humorous. With a beautiful western setting and a wistfulness at love's limitations, it gets better with every read. [Raissa]


Naya Nuki: Shoshoni Girl Who Ran

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By Kenneth Thomasma, Eunice Hundley (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780801088681
Availability: Special Order
Published: Baker Books - April 1st, 1983

This is the incredible tale of a smart, tough, and courageous girl, defying odds with all her strength. That is was inspired by a true story makes it even more impressive, and very moving. [Raissa]


Breaking Blue

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781570614293
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Published: Sasquatch Books - August 17th, 2004

For fans of true crime and northwest history, Tim Egan brings his storyteller's flair to two tales: the original mystery and its uncovering. [Raissa]


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781607747307
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 14th, 2014

Kondo's philosophy of inspiration and joy is infinitely more exciting than typical attempts at cleaning and purging. An inspirational approach to tackling material excess. [Raissa]


Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:37am
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By Shaun Usher (Compiled by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781452134253
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 6th, 2014

This is so much to explore here - historical, literary, famous, anonymous, funny, touching, rousing, behind-the-scenes correspondence - and wonderful reproductions of the original items.


Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Thu, 12/18/2014 - 2:31pm
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780805095159
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Published: Metropolitan Books - October 7th, 2014

This investigation into how we treat aging & the aged raises interesting practical & philosophical questions. It invites broader thinking about autonomy, the role of medicine, and how we approach death. [Raissa]


What We See When We Read

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780804171632
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Published: Vintage Books - August 5th, 2014

A mind-bending exploration of imagination:
how we see characters, landscapes, and more when reading. Illustrations
and quotes light up the concepts & techniques behind the magic of reading. A perfect example of a book you have to hold in your hand, flip through, and pore over. [Raissa]


The World of PostSecret

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Thu, 12/18/2014 - 2:13pm
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$29.99
ISBN: 9780062339010
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Published: William Morrow & Company - November 4th, 2014

PostSecret is always so intriguing! Here is the latest collection of postcards written by ordinary folks who divulge a secret they've never told anyone. It gives us a little thrill to peek into someone's psyche, and the cards themselves are marvelously creative. [Raissa]


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