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Recommended by: Kenny
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Electric Arches Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781608468560
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 12th, 2017

I love work that defies category, both in form and concept. This is Afrofuturist and extremely contemporary. This is poetry and essay and fiction. This is a good reason to get up in the morning in these hard times. This is. [Kenny]


Recommended by: Atticus
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Cats & Other Creatures Cover Image
By Yuko Higuchi (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781786270740
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Published: Laurence King - October 17th, 2017

This stunning collection profiles cats doing normal, everyday things (walking their fish, fetching pails of water, cuddling birds, tending grape vines) to the fantastic (one-horned ogre-cats). It has infiltrated my dreams. [Atticus]


Recommended by: Raissa
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River of Teeth Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780765395238
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 23rd, 2017

Don't be distracted by the Southern setting and alternative American history, this series is a warped, romp-rollin', blood-thirsty Western, complete with lonesome heroes and wild steeds (read:hippos). [Raissa]


Recommended by: Karen
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A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062399458
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 24th, 2017

I will snap up anything by Nikki Giovanni and here she doesn't disappoint. She can make a poem out of anything, with her signature fluid style. This is a solid collection for an American master in the genre. [Karen]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Pattern Behavior: The Seamy Side of Fashion Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780762462742
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Published: Running Press Adult - October 3rd, 2017

This hilarious book captions classic McCall pattern images, teaching us about football sticks, what to say on a business card, melting hands, beguiling hats, and puppet hands. If you read this without laughing, you're probably friends with Gayle, ugh Gayle. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Tanya
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American Street Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062473042
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 14th, 2017

Fast-paced, with a strong protagonist. Female-centered, including a queer character. Fabiola stays true to her values and spiritual beliefs as a young Haitian immigrant while navigating her new life in Detroit. Love the elements of magic realism and Haitian Vodou. [Tanya]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781555977917
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 14th, 2017

Charting the history of hoaxes, from the legacy of P.T. Barnum's "humbug" to the rise of Trump's "fake news," this book details the peculiar American history of the phenomenon and highlights how race became the biggest hoax of all. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Karen
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The Stars Beneath Our Feet Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524701246
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2017

This book deals with grief, after a young boy loses his older brother to gang violence. Lolly is faced with hard choices at a young age, and his journey will create empathy in young readers. [Karen]


Recommended by: Atticus
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Distillery Cats: Profiles in Courage of the World's Most Spirited Mousers Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781607748977
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 19th, 2017

This beauteous book profiles working distillery cats from around the country. While not as an important job as being a bookstore cat, this book shows the cats in all their glory. There are bonus cocktail recipes, although they have no catnip, so what's the point? [Atticus]


Recommended by: Tanya
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Her Body and Other Parties: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555977887
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 3rd, 2017

These eight short stories revolve around women, and the violence visited upon women's bodies. The first, "The Husband Stitch," (finalist for the Nebula and Shirley Jackson awards), is a total knockout. The collection is sexy and dark, with elements of fable, horror, comedy, and science fiction. Very queer. Really, it's all those things and it feels as timely as ever. [Tanya]


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