Moss Covered Claws

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 06/27/2021 - 5:23pm
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Moss Covered Claws By Jonah Barrett Cover Image
ISBN: 9781733037563
Availability: Special Order
Published: Blue Cactus Press - March 18th, 2021

This short story collection of Queer, PNW horror and speculative fiction is wickedly funny! The stories are kitschy and will make you gasp, cringe, and cry, but ultimately, leave you with a feeling of hope. I love what this collection and everything it represents. [Christina]

Lonesome Dove

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 06/27/2021 - 5:17pm
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel By Larry McMurtry Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439195260
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 15th, 2010

The ultimate Western that transcends the genre. Characters both haunting and comedic. You will feel a world so vivid its like you yourself are a cowboy. I even ended up buying a cowboy hat. [Karen]

Hot Stew

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 06/27/2021 - 5:13pm
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Hot Stew By Fiona Mozley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643751559
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 20th, 2021

This novel is a quick read and it’s full of adventure. It takes place in modern-day London and hashes out class & gender struggles as well as the issue of gentrification as it follows several points of view of the well-defined characters -  including sex workers, street-dwellers and entitled heirs. Boredom will *not* be an issue whilst reading this one. [Jessica]

A History of My Brief Body

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 08/12/2020 - 6:11pm
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A History of My Brief Body By Billy-Ray Belcourt Cover Image
ISBN: 9781937512934
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - July 14th, 2020

This collection of essays (written by a phenomenal poet) is smart, intricate and incredibly well written. It's a short read, but it now lives next to my favorite poetic reference books on my bookshelf. Most of the essays center around gender, ethnicity, nationhood and the intersectionality of all three as they relate to the author's identity as a Queer Native American. The essays are deeply personal and thought-provoking. I devoured this book. If you enjoy Mary Ruefle or Maggie Nelson, you'll love this book!


Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 3:57pm
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Lakewood: A Novel By Megan Giddings Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062913197
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Amistad - March 24th, 2020

The Horror! No, really, this horror/dystopian novel about medical experimentation on African Americans is spooky, to say the least. I listened to the audio book, which was expertly narrated, and the story itself is riveting and believably suspenseful. I couldn't stop reading/listening. I was absolutely hooked on this novel, start to finish [Christina].

Madness, Rack, and Honey

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 4:18pm
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Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures By Mary Ruefle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933517575
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Published: Wave Books - August 7th, 2012

This is one of the best poetry reference books I’ve ever read. It’s also just an incredibly interesting read. It’s lyrical, imaginative, unpretentious, and thought provoking. I used some of the chapter themes (which are actually written lectures Ruefle delivered to her writing students) as writing prompts. If you're a writer, philosopher or budding linguist, this book is for you [Christina].

Barn 8

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 05/02/2020 - 3:55pm
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Barn 8: A Novel By Deb Olin Unferth Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644450154
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 3rd, 2020

This is such a fun, quirky read! The narrative, told mostly through the voice of Janie - a young woman struggling to find her way after her mother's death - is witty and quick-paced. The plot is delightfully original, too, following Janie as she starts working for, and then plotting a chicken heist against, the chicken/egg farming industry. I laughed out loud throughout the entire book [Christina].

The Topeka School

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 4:14pm
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The Topeka School: A Novel By Ben Lerner Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374277789
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 1st, 2019

Ben Lerner dives deep into what makes a family and what happens when psychology collides with real life. While there is a mysterious narrative thread, the strength of this book is its case study of its subjects. [Karen]


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