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The Who, the What, and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Sidekicks of History Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452128276
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Chronicle Books - October 14th, 2014

What do Martin Luther King's mentor, Emily Dickinson's dog, and John Wayne's stunt double have in common? They are all in this gorgeously illustrated compendium of historical sidekicks. Informative and entertaining, this book is great for the history buff on your list! (Mike)


Recommended by: sweet pea
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The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780762454709
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Published: Running Press Book Publishers - December 2nd, 2014

Less a collection of science fiction royalty (although Ursula K Le Guin is included), more a multicultural snapshot of great speculative fiction stories written by women. A must for anyone who likes challenging fiction! (sweet pea)


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Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062218292
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Ecco Press - March 4th, 2014

Hardship! Adventure! Pacific Northwest History! Astoria takes place in the forgotten past nestled between the Lewis & Clark Expedition
and the Oregon Trail. Men with foresight and fortitude journey to
settle the West Coast in the name of world trade and the future America.
A captivating read. (Jennifer)


Recommended by: Raissa
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Station Eleven Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385353304
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 9th, 2014

Beautiful and deftly written, this novel transcends descriptions like literary, dystopian, and thriller,
although it's all of those things. Immerse yourself in her vision and
plan to stay up past bedtime. Rich characters and their interconnections
are truly satisfying. (Raissa)


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Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781935639787
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Published: Tin House Books - May 13th, 2014

This beautifully illustrated version of Whitman's best-known poem may be the closest anyone's gotten to fully representing the cosmic, mystic, and nearly psychedelic nature of the poem.  So much fun to read and study! (Mike)


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The Street Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780395901496
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Published: Mariner Books - March 15th, 1998

Why this novel isn't in the pantheon of classics confounds me. Brilliant. Illuminating. Inspirational in parts, disheartening in others. An interesting slice of Harlem in the 1940s. (sweet pea)


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Everything I Need to Know about Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780553497359
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Published: Golden Books - September 9th, 2014

A genuine and nostalgic look at Christmastime. This book will have you nodding your head and smiling as you remember both the chaos and wonder of the holiday season. Classically illustrated from Little Golden Books. (Jennifer)


Recommended by: Raissa
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1000 Dot-To-Dot: Cities Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781626860667
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Published: Thunder Bay Press - August 5th, 2014

These are not the dot-to-dots we doodled in grade school! Try beautiful, intricate sketches divided by a thousand. Each picture is an addictive puzzle for kids or adults, and each finished page looks like a work of art. (Raissa)


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Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419712197
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 2nd, 2014

This meek milliner lives a solitary life...until a crow steals her exquisite bonnet. Then, then she is offered help from cowboys, mimes, jockeys, and a little girl. Maybe having friends isn't so bad after all? (sweet pea)


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Whiskey Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780670016808
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Putnam - October 16th, 2014

To be honest, I didn't evenknow that spirits sommelier was a thing. Now that I do, I wonder if I've followed in James Wright's footsteps and wasted my life. Oh well, I've got whiskey to keep me company. (Michael)


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