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Christina

I was born a rambler and I travel with poetry, sci-fi, and memoir books tucked inside my backpack. I also read a lot of short stories and fiction. Regardless of genre, I seek stories with strong elements of magical realism, narratives in which readers are encouraged to lose themselves in small moments of beauty and curiosity, and characters who live in the “in-between” spaces of language, culture and identity.

Green River Valley

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 08/15/2021 - 5:04pm
$18.00
SKU: 9781733037587

A razor-sharp and rhythmic poetry collection centered on place, memory, and culture in Tacoma. Lashley never fails to amaze me with his poetry, and this book lives up to the hype, without a doubt! [Christina]


Green River Valley

$18.00

Green River Valley, Robert Lashley’s third poetry collection, is an unapologetic and harrowing look at gentrification, racism, and personal and collective loss in his hometown of Tacoma, Washington. With each poem, Lashley asks readers to bear witness to his lived experiences there and to honor the people, places and memories that shaped him alongside the city we know today.

$18.00
SKU: 9781733037587

A razor-sharp and rhythmic poetry collection centered on place, memory, and culture in Tacoma. Lashley never fails to amaze me with his poetry, and this book lives up to the hype, without a doubt! [Christina]


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Love After the End

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 08/15/2021 - 4:35pm
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Love After the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction Cover Image
By Joshua Whitehead (Editor)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781551528113
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 20th, 2020

What an incredible collection of speculative fiction! The plotlines are so original, the stories are dark and humorous, and the characters are fighting for their lives and freedoms in a multitude of ways. Read this. [Christina]


Hunt, Gather, Parent

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 08/15/2021 - 4:19pm
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Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982149673
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - March 2nd, 2021

Don’t let the title fool you: this book offers practical and philosophical parenting approaches from current, indigenous Mexican and First Nations cultures. It’s refreshingly upbeat and encourages parents to invite children back into the daily rhythm of a household and contribute to its smooth functioning. [Christina]


Firekeeper’s Daughter

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 06/27/2021 - 5:52pm
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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766564
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

This is a riveting story that delves into Ojibwe culture and traditions alongside a wild ride of hockey matches, love affairs, and busting a meth ring. I know it sounds like a lot, but it’s so good that I kept reading well into the night every time I picked it up. The characters are quick-witted and there’s a lot of humor throughout the book. [Christina]


The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 06/27/2021 - 5:48pm
The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781642592672
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Published: Haymarket Books - January 5th, 2021

This is a phenomenal tool for educators, writers and mentors who want to revamp their workshops and are willing to look at their current practices with a critical eye. Chavez goes in-depth into how most workshop models perpetuate racism and colonial mindsets, then gives readers tools to dismantle them while building more equitable and joyous practices. [Christina]


Moss Covered Claws

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 06/27/2021 - 5:23pm
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$19.00
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]


A History of My Brief Body

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 08/12/2020 - 6:11pm
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$15.99
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!


Lakewood

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 3:57pm
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Lakewood: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062913197
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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 Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781933517575
Availability: Backordered
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].


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