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Recommended by: Tanya
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Bluets Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781933517407
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Published: Wave Books - October 1st, 2009

A meditation on the color blue (and love, loss, obsession…) in the form of numbered propositions (memoir rendered lyrical, philosophical…). You want to own Bluets because you will want to re-read it, and with every re-reading you’ll discover something different—about yourself, maybe, about Nelson’s subtleties, absolutely. Something you’ll want to tell all your friends about while also harboring as your own secret. [Tanya]


Recommended by: Karen
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Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives Cover Image
By Holly Gleason (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781477313916
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Published: University of Texas Press - September 20th, 2017

Dolly. Loretta. Emmylou. These are names that mean a lot to a lot of people. These essays express that love. But this book will also introduce you to pioneers like Lil Hardin and Mother Maybelle Carter. [Karen]  


Recommended by: Karen
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Nowherelands: An Atlas of Vanished Countries 1840-1975 Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780500519905
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Published: Thames & Hudson - November 7th, 2017

This book makes you realize that your atlas could become outdated. Here, in deeply researched details, are countries that no longer exist. Some you may have heard of (Biafra), some you may not realize used to be countries (New Brunswick), and some you've never heard of (Tannu Tuva).  [Karen] 


Recommended by: Karen
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Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter & Booze Cover Image
By Kate Lebo (Editor), Samuel Ligon (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781632171122
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Published: Sasquatch Books - October 24th, 2017

What could be better than butter, booze, and writers? A collection of readings by authors with the prompt that it include pie and whiskey. Each piece is different and it's fun to pick up and select at random. Perfect for the person in your life who loves to indulge. [Karen]


Recommended by: Karen
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The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634536
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 3rd, 2017

The National Book Award winner for non fiction, Masha Gessen's work about modern Russia offers a window into the psyche of a nation. This is a necessary book for our times. [Karen]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Where's Halmoni? Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781632170774
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Published: Little Bigfoot - October 3rd, 2017

A beautifully-illustrated tale of two plucky grandchildren searching for their probably-magic grandmother. Rooted in Korean folklore, with a magical rabbit, tiger, nine-tailed fox, and a passel of mischevious dokkebi (goblins). The children use their wits (and snacks) to save the day. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Karen
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50 Things to Do with a Penknife Cover Image
By Matt Collins, Maria Nilsson (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616896386
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 3rd, 2017

Looking to whittle away the time this holiday season? This book is full of patterns and illustrated instructions to make everything from a doorstop to an earphone winder. [Karen]


Recommended by: Tanya
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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544876392
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 3rd, 2017

The perfect feel-good holiday tale! It's days before Christmas when the Vanderbeekers are informed of their sudden eviction, and the family's five children are determined to change their crotchety landlord's mind. SO charming. You'll fall in love with the cast of characters and grow your appreciation for community. [Tanya]


Recommended by: Raissa
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The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780375815300
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2017

The ever-clever Pullman envelops us once again in the parallel world of His Dark Materials and takes us on a brilliant journey. The story is smart, exciting, absorbing, and the characters are their own unique, clever selves. Excellent as part of the previous series or on its own. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Tanya
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We Say No!: A Child's Guide to Resistance (Wee Rebels) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781945665066
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Published: Manic D Press - October 31st, 2017

Children are our future, and this picture book is for all the burgeoning revolutionaries. Playful illustrations with a message of cooperation and resistance. Say no to the expensive overlord apples, and yes to difference and dancing! There's a message here for all of us, children or otherwise. [Tanya]


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