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Karen

I can sum up my thoughts on books with one Joan Didion quote: “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” Here are a few of the types of books that give me life: graphic novels, YA with queer themes, well-researched non-fiction, books that make me laugh, books that make me cry, and anything that makes me stop and think. Oh, and queen Joan Didion herself, of course.

The Topeka School

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$27.00
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]


Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

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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]


The Apple Tree

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By Daphne du Maurier, Seth (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781771963176
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Published: Biblioasis - November 26th, 2019

Nothing like a spooky story for Christmas! A supernatural and psychological thriller that slowly builds, Du Maurier is truly a master of the unsettling. This book is one of a series of fourteen small-format ghost stories for Christmas illustrated by Seth. [Karen]


Frankissstein

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780802129499
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Published: Grove Press - October 1st, 2019

Compulsively readable, this is classic Winterson. Its central question is "can life be artificially created after someone has passed?" Crossing the gap from Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein to a chilling not-so-far-away future, I couldn't put this down. [Karen]


Hello, Crow

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By Candace Savage, Chelsea O'Byrne (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771644440
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Published: Greystone Kids - September 30th, 2019

See the joy of nature and animals that could only come through the eyes of child. With beautiful illustrations, this book tells the story of the way nature can surprise us… as long as we pay attention. [Karen]


Detroit Printing Co-Op

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By Danielle Aubert (Editor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781941753255
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Published: Inventory Press - November 19th, 2019

It can be Wayzgoose all year when you have this book in your collection. Dive into the history of radical printing, covering the heady times of the 1970s when Detroit Printing Co-op printed political pieces using experimental techniques. [Karen]


An American Sunrise

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781324003861
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 13th, 2019

All hail our poet laureate! Joy Harjo returns to her family's lands—the Mvskoke people who were forced from their lands. Harjo has a way of taking words on the page and painting whole landscapes. She shines here as she returns to the land of her ancestors. [Karen]


Just Like Beverly

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Just Like Beverly: A Biography of Beverly Cleary (Growing to Greatness) Cover Image
By Vicki Conrad, David Hohn (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781632172228
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Published: Little Bigfoot - August 13th, 2019

Follow the story of revered author Beverly Cleary as she grows up, discovers a love of reading, and then writing. All set against a PNW backdrop. It will resonate with kids who aren't sold on reading yet - Beverly initially struggled to read until she found the right teacher to set off her spark. [Karen]


She Can Really Lay It Down

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She Can Really Lay It Down: 50 Rebels, Rockers, and Musical Revolutionaries (Rock and Roll Women Book, Gift for Music Lovers) Cover Image
By Rachel Frankel, Amanda Petrusich (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781452171654
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 3rd, 2019

I jump at any book with Tacoma legend, and my personal hero, Neko Case. But there's so much more here, like unsung musical heroes Odetta and Memphis Minnie. The short bios with stunning illustrations make this the perfect gift for anyone into music. Also, staff favorite Dolly makes an appearance. For women about to rock, we salute you! [Karen]


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