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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.

Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

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Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
By Anne Frank (Text by), David Polonsky (Illustrator), Ari Folman (Adapted by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781101871799
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Published: Pantheon - October 2nd, 2018

A graphic novel interpretation of a classic. Every bit is as moving and important as its original text [Karen]


Fox 8

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By George Saunders, Chelsea Cardinal (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984818027
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Published: Random House - November 13th, 2018

Short stocking stuffer novel by one of the best working writers we have. Saunders meditates on language and what it means to be "yuman" [Karen]
    


Virgin

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781571315007
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Published: Milkweed Editions - February 20th, 2018

I tore through this book of poems. Deep and heartfelt, Sotelo's work resonates with me as a woman but also speak to the larger human experience. [Karen]


Libba

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Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten Cover Image
By Laura Veirs, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452148571
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Published: Chronicle Books - January 16th, 2018

I am of the opinion that "Freight Train" is the best folk song. So I loved this book about the song's writer, Elizabeth Cotten. Bonus: It's written by folksy dreamweaver Laura Veirs. [karen]


The Year of Magical Thinking

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781400078431
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Published: Vintage - February 13th, 2007

This memoir is the most moving meditation on grief I have ever read. Didion's writing is so smooth and measured that it leaves me breathless. If you are going through something difficult, this is the book to read. You won't find self help, just a fellow traveler on the difficult road of grief. [karen]


Woman Walk the Line

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Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives Cover Image
By Holly Gleason (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781477313916
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Published: University of Texas Press - September 20th, 2017

Dolly. Loretta. Emmylou. These are names that mean a lot to a lot of people. These essays express that love. But this book will also introduce you to pioneers like Lil Hardin and Mother Maybelle Carter. [Karen]  


Nowherelands

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Nowherelands: An Atlas of Vanished Countries 1840-1975 Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780500519905
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Published: Thames & Hudson - November 7th, 2017

This book makes you realize that your atlas could become outdated. Here, in deeply researched details, are countries that no longer exist. Some you may have heard of (Biafra), some you may not realize used to be countries (New Brunswick), and some you've never heard of (Tannu Tuva).  [Karen] 


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