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
$17.00
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
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780374277789
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]


The Life & Times of Butch Dykes

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 4:10pm
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The Life & Times of Butch Dykes: Portraits of Artists, Leaders, and Dreamers Who Changed the World (Real Heroes) By Eloisa Aquino Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781621062288
Availability: Backordered
Published: Microcosm Publishing - November 12th, 2019

This book has beautiful portraits of many of my favorite historical figures, like Gladys Bentley, Audre Lorde, and Chavela Vargas, but also introduces you to new heroes, like the series of Brazilian singers featured. [sweet pea]


The Ghost Collector

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 4:09pm
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The Ghost Collector By Allison Mills Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781773212951
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Published: Annick Press - September 10th, 2019

The story of three generations of ghost hunters, helping both animal and human ghosts move on. When the main character, a sixth grader, suffers a personal loss, she views ghosts differently as she fumbles along trying to process her grief. An interesting world in a touching book. [sweet pea]


Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Thu, 01/09/2020 - 8:14pm
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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438285
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019

A series of school-aged student vignettes all told around the time of the bell ringing at school. As each student walks home, you see the interconnected web of school, home, and dreams. At times funny and sometimes deeply affecting, this book was a great read. [Karen]


Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese's

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Thu, 01/09/2020 - 8:13pm
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Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese's By Tiffany Midge, Geary Hobson (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Tiffany Midge, Geary Hobson (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781496215574
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Published: Bison Books - October 1st, 2019

Read. this. book. It is laugh-out-loud funny and is a heartfelt tribute to grandmothers everywhere. For all you lit nerds out there: Midge's sense of rhythm and pacing as a storyteller is impeccable. This book makes an excellent gift (pro tip: buy it for a friend and then borrow it from them in 2020). [Christina]


The Factory

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Thu, 01/09/2020 - 8:10pm
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The Factory By Hiroko Oyamada, David Boyd (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hiroko Oyamada, David Boyd (Translated by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780811228855
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Published: New Directions - October 29th, 2019

This tiny book embodies curiosity and quirk! This is the kind of story that makes you lean in, do a double take and then reread the chapter. The Factory is very Kafka-esque, with reality slipping sideways before you even begin to notice. [Christina]


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