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Raissa

My reading habits swing from children’s literature and young adult to classics and nonfiction, with the occasional novel. Let me know of any good beginner graphic novels and I’ll try something new. My all-time favorite author is Frank Herbert, pulling slightly ahead of Jane Austen, along with Laura Ingalls Wilder, Barbara Kingsolver, Ursula K. Le Guin, Helen Hooven Santmyer, and Mary Stewart. Quirky investigators like Malcolm Gladwell are quickly making a place in my heart.

Lonesome Dove

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781439195260
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 15th, 2010

In this epic there's room under the sky for characters taciturn and loyal, loving and illogical, searching, settling, surviving. If you read only one Western, this should be it. [Raissa]


The Book of Dust

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The Book of Dust:  La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780375815300
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2017

The ever-clever Pullman envelops us once again in the parallel world of His Dark Materials and takes us on a brilliant journey. The story is smart, exciting, absorbing, and the characters are their own unique, clever selves. Excellent as part of the previous series or on its own. [Raissa]


Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible

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Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida Cover Image
By Hitomi Shida, Gayle Roehm (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9784805314531
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - October 10th, 2017

Knitters, hookers, and textile crafters of all sorts drool over this book. It is exquisite, with photos beautiful enough to snuggle up with in front of the fire. For adventuresome fiber artists looking to incorporate new patterns into their own work, as well as up-and-coming stitchers seeking inspiration. [Raissa]


Rasika: Flavors of India

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$34.99
ISBN: 9780062435552
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Published: Ecco - October 10th, 2017

Rasika is both a new cookbook and its namesake restaurant, yet the cookbook is not too intimidating for home cooks. The recipes often use familiar ingredients to introduce an American audience to Indian flavors, there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, and I love the practical tips on what to make ahead and what reheats well. [Raissa]


On Tyranny

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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780804190114
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - February 28th, 2017

Short, clear, on point. It's only a pocketful of book, but a powerful one. We need a little history in order to see the possible paths ahead, and a few steps in order to make our way, in politics and in life. This illuminating report provides both. [Raissa]  


Insignificant Events In The LIfe Of A Cactus

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781454923459
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 5th, 2017

A heartwarming story about growing up different, Aven's difference is being born without arms. Living with challenges both visible and not, Aven discovers that best friends make the best medicine, especially for the parts of ourselves that can't, or shouldn't, be fixed. [Raissa]


Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/24/2017 - 10:57am
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Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250123190
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 5th, 2017

Brockenbrough turns Alexander Hamilton's interesting life into interesting reading for armchair historians of all ages. It's quick, accessible prose is never dry, so be prepared: it kept me glued to my seat for hours. [Raissa]


Feather

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Feather Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592702107
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - August 22nd, 2017

 "Feather" may sound delicate, but labels are often deceptive. It's a book about having to be a tough girl, gaining confidence, and defying expectations. It's also a meditation on self-worth, what is worth fighting for, and even the right to be called by your own name. [Raissa]


River Of Teeth

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ISBN: 9780765395238
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Published: Tor.com - May 23rd, 2017

Don't be distracted by the Southern setting and alternative American history, this series is a warped, romp-rollin', blood-thirsty Western, complete with lonesome heroes and wild steeds (read:hippos). [Raissa]


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