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Recommended by: Raissa
Little Failure Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780679643753
Availability: Special Order
Published: Random House - January 7th, 2014

I thought I was burnt out on memoirs. Everyone has one. Gary Shteyngart's offers more than the usual with a deeper investigate into his family's history and culture. Shteyngart himself is funny (stange and ha-ha), pathetic, and somehow still strangely likable.


Recommended by: sweet pea
Shake Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062242648
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Published: Harper Design - October 22nd, 2013

Flapping jowls! Flying hair! Contorted faces! Swirling drool!
Shaking dogs look like aliens. Or like someone forgot where all their
parts went. The dog photos range from the ludicrous (Dax) to the
glamorous (Zorro) with all sorts of fun in between.


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Not Your Mother's Meatloaf: A Sex Education Comic Book Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781593765170
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Published: Soft Skull Press - July 30th, 2013

A sex education comic book! I want to buy copies of this book for all the kids I know, just so it will be there when they get old enough to need it. Vulnerable yet mature, funny and often heartbreaking, it's a sex education book that goes beyond the mechanics into all the messiness, pain and beauty of sex and relationships.


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Dog Shaming Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780385349345
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Published: Three Rivers Press (CA) - September 24th, 2013

Landscaping, interior design, fine dining... dogs have a host of unfortunate hobbies. This photo book makes light of their bad habits by publicly shaming them, and helps human readers find the humor in canine antics. Short, to the point, and very, very funny!


Recommended by: sweet pea
Fancy Cycling: Trick Riding for Amateurs Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781908402714
Availability: Special Order
Published: Old House - June 18th, 2013

If you shake your head at what kids are up to nowadays, you should see what your (great) great grandmother was up to! Namely Unicorn Driving and the Butterfly Dance. There's a whole chapter on Coasting techniques and one with women in full dresses wielding swords. A must have!


Recommended by: Raissa
Dog Songs: Thirty-Five Dog Songs and One Essay Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781594204784
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Published: Penguin Press - October 8th, 2013

Although we are cat fanciers ourselves, we know our better halves are out there. If you are or know a dog lover,
you will cherish this book. It really is all about dogs, how we live
with them, love them, miss them, and lovely bits of life in between.
Oliver is a celebrated poet, but she is still accessible for those who aren't as familiar with poetry.


Recommended by: sweet pea
Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780060882389
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Harper - September 10th, 2013

The never-before-told story of the white women of the Harlem Renaissance. Derided and sensationalized, the history of the collective "Miss Anne"
is much richer than we have been led to believe. Kaplan brings to light
several fascinating key figures who should not be relegated to
obscurity.


Recommended by: Raissa
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Hild Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374280871
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - November 12th, 2013

Griffith delves into the 7th century, fascinating in itself, and then focuses on a young girl, Hild, "the brightest mind in an age." It is a marvel to watch her exercise that mind, navigate the machinations of a royal court, and survive in her very precarious livelihood as the king's seer and prophet. Griffith floods her world with irresistible detail.


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Zombie Cribbage: The Classic Parlor Game that Just Won't Die Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781452122113
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 1st, 2013

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While you may not get to eat BRAAIINNSS
in this zombie-fied edition of cribbage, you can still get the pleasure of
skunking another player as you stalk
the empty streets on the cribbage board. This creepy cribbage
set contains a foldable cobblestone board, killer playing cards, and four
hungry zombie scoring figures.

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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316322409
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 8th, 2013

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Malala's appearance on The
Daily Show
with Jon Stewart made me want to immediately buy
this book. At 16, Malala is the youngest person to have ever been nominated for
the Nobel Peace Prize,
and her courage in her advocacy for access to universal education - even after
being shot in the head
by members of the Taliban for her efforts - is beyond moving.

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