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Recommended by: Raissa
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Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida Cover Image
By Hitomi Shida, Gayle Roehm (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9784805314531
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - October 10th, 2017

Knitters, hookers, and textile crafters of all sorts drool over this book. It is exquisite, with photos beautiful enough to snuggle up with in front of the fire. For adventuresome fiber artists looking to incorporate new patterns into their own work, as well as up-and-coming stitchers seeking inspiration. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Raissa
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Rasika: Flavors of India Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9780062435552
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Published: Ecco Press - October 10th, 2017

Rasika is both a new cookbook and its namesake restaurant, yet the cookbook is not too intimidating for home cooks. The recipes often use familiar ingredients to introduce an American audience to Indian flavors, there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, and I love the practical tips on what to make ahead and what reheats well. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Kenny
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Coco: Miguel and the Grand Harmony Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484781494
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Published: Disney Press - October 10th, 2017

I had chills the entire time I read this beautiful, beautiful book (Ramírez's art is stunning). I was caught up following La Música and the little boy the music loved. The book is inspired by Pixar's Coco, but the book completely stands out on its own. [Kenny]


Recommended by: Karen
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Mean Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894913
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Published: Coffee House Press - November 7th, 2017

At times comedic and other times deeply real, Myriam Gurba's memoir is the coming of age tale. As a queer spoken-word artist, Gurba has reached audiences with her humor and wit. This book is a blend of the best things about memoirs. [Karen]


Recommended by: Tanya
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Calling a Wolf a Wolf Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781938584671
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Published: Alice James Books - September 12th, 2017

The imagery is incredible in this collection that takes on addiction, withdrawal, and recovery. Reckonings with the body. With Allah. With, of course, the wolf. Truly, a beautiful debut. [Tanya]
 


Recommended by: Kenny
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Future Home of the Living God Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062694058
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Published: Harper - November 14th, 2017

One of my favorite writers writes her first dystopian work. I understand why it's compared to The Handmaid's Tale (for addressing reproductive rights) but it is its own thing. It's so good: so brutal, so honest, so honoring of women and indigenous people, so real. [Kenny]


Recommended by: Raissa
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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780804190114
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - February 28th, 2017

Short, clear, on point. It's only a pocketful of book, but a powerful one. We need a little history in order to see the possible paths ahead, and a few steps in order to make our way, in politics and in life. This illuminating report provides both. [Raissa]  


Recommended by: Tanya
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Brolliology: A History of the Umbrella in Life and Literature Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781612196701
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Published: Melville House Publishing - November 7th, 2017

I know-what interest does a PNWer have in the umbrella? If you're a literary nerd, trust me: get this book, or gift this to someone who is. From Dickens to Derrida, from status symbol to emblem of impoverishment, Rankine's tour of all things brolly is dutifully researched and so much fun. [Tanya]


Recommended by: Raissa
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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781454923459
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 5th, 2017

A heartwarming story about growing up different, Aven's difference is being born without arms. Living with challenges both visible and not, Aven discovers that best friends make the best medicine, especially for the parts of ourselves that can't, or shouldn't, be fixed. [Raissa]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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The Hate U Give Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 28th, 2017

A powerful, much-needed novel contextualizing Black Lives Matter with a heartbreaking, yet ultimately uplifting, story. Featuring a strong female protagonist straddling her different worlds and finding her voice. [sweet pea]


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