Heartless

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781250044655
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - November 8th, 2016

Tacoma’s own Marissa Meyer has taken the familiar world of Alice in Wonderland and put her own creative spin on it.  Appearances of both Wonderland favorites (Meyer’s Cheshire Cat is wonderfully snarky) and characters from fairy tale or nursery rhyme lure (like the repulsive Peter Peter and his beleaguered wife) provided a fun sort of literary scavenger hunt.  Anyone who likes magical worlds, colorful characters, and fairy tale retellings, will take delight in this twisty-turny reimagining full of tricks and surprises that belong to Meyer alone. [Lydia]


Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 4:51pm
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By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translated by)
$24.00
ISBN: 9781609452926
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Published: Europa Editions - November 1st, 2016

I don't think there is a writer I've talked about more in 2016 than Elena Ferrante. Her Neapolitan novels are fiction at its best, fiery and fierce, brutal and beautiful. They are nearly perfect and I can't think of a customer I wouldn't recommend them to. Ferrante is an enigma, requesting anonymity from the world, so Frantumaglia is a huge gift. These essays and letters give us some access to her incredible mind and spirit. And anything she is willing to give, I will take. [Kenny]


Fucking Awesome Products

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 4:48pm
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$12.95
ISBN: 9781452144818
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 20th, 2015

Because we all have pretty darn awesome people in our lives, and it can be hard to capture the awesomeness in just a few words, these classy expletives say it for us. They include greeting cards for several occasions, and the pencil sets are a hit with every writer of poetry, prose, and to-do lists. [Raissa]


Tacoma Curiosities

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$21.99
ISBN: 9781467135535
Availability: Special Order
Published: History Press - October 10th, 2016

I love Tacoma. I’m guessing you love Tacoma, too, because, why wouldn’t you? Well Karla Stover loves Tacoma MORE. With photos from the Tacoma Public Library Archive, Stover explores every peculiar occurrence that happened in the gritty city during the 19th & 20th century. From the gold rush to the Great Depression, this book gives fascinating tidbits about our favorite town.   [Nicole]


Illustrated Book of Sayings

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 4:36pm
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$14.99
ISBN: 9781607749332
Availability: Backordered
Published: Ten Speed Press - September 13th, 2016

Stop ironing my head! I’m trying to review this book without blowing little ducks and I have to do it soon before I start pedaling in the sauerkraut. This beautifully illustrated book of wonderfully odd expressions from around the world will both educate and delight. Now, I’m off like a bucket of prawns in the midday sun [sweet pea]


Today Will Be Different

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 4:34pm
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780316403436
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 4th, 2016

My expectations were very high after reading and rereading and loving Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette and this seriously funny and seriously smart follow-up totally lived up to my expectations. This is one of my favorite books of the year. Top five, for sure. I loved every minute I got to follow around the narrator, Eleanor Flood. And just when I thought I knew what was going to happen—BAM—the unexpected. [Kenny]


The Core of the Sun

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 12:48am
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By Johanna Sinisalo, Lola Rogers (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124647
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - January 5th, 2016

A bizarre, wonderful novel that makes me want to eat chiles. Both poignant and hilarious, the excerpts from manuals the government put out to subjugate women are morbidly funny. Plus I would totally join a religious cult devoted to capsaicin. Feminist speculative fiction at its best. [sweet pea]


Cat Bingo

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 11/23/2016 - 3:24pm
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By Marcel George (Illustrator)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781780679037
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - September 27th, 2016

I don’t understand you humans love of B-13 and N-37, when you could be calling for a Maine Coon, a Siamese, or a Scottish Fold. Bingo was his name-o isn’t a dog, but a cat. Play the real game with this beautiful, true game of competitive wonderment. [Atticus]


One Pan, Two Plates: Vegetarian Suppers

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 11/23/2016 - 3:20pm
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One Pan, Two Plates: Vegetarian Suppers: More than 70 Weeknight Meals for Two (Cookbook for Vegetarian Dinners, Gifts for Vegans, Vegetarian Cooking) Cover Image
By Carla Snyder, Jody Horton (Photographs by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452145839
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 23rd, 2016

These dishes are so hearty and varied that I did not realize they are all vegetarian. I cook every single day and one pan versions of old and new favorites are a delight. Every recipe includes ideas for additional ingredients or sides to make it extra filling (or to feed an extra diner). Tasty scratch cooking. [Raissa]


Ada Twist, Scientist

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 11/23/2016 - 3:16pm
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By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419721373
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 6th, 2016

Prepare to be charmed by Ada, an adorable, naturally inquisitive child. This young girl explores the world through questions and hypotheses, diving into science and math to find her answers. This picture book is great for any young girl interested in the STEM fields! [Nicole]


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