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Recommended by: Christina
$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 in Color: Mythical Tales from Around the World, Retold Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780063078499
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Published: William Morrow - April 13th, 2021

I couldn’t get through these stories fast enough! Each reworking is original and lovingly crafted, and I can’t recommend them enough. This book is wonderful. [Kate]


Recommended by: Karen
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The Street Cover Image
By Ann Petry, Tayari Jones (Introduction by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358187547
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Published: Mariner Books - January 7th, 2020

On the list of “Great American Novels,” this ranks near the top for me. So rich in character and world. I want this book in everyone’s hands. [Karen]


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Falling: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982177881
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 6th, 2021

I was a flight attendant up until COVID happened - this book captures all the accurate details of the day-to-day and idiosyncrasies of doing that job which was enjoyable for me to look back on. Additionally, it packs a punch of a hostage thriller that moves incredibly fast. TJ Miller was a flight attendant for Alaska and Virgin airways! [Jessica]


Recommended by: Christina
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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]


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The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781643750675
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 3rd, 2021

This book grabbed me in the very first chapter and did not let go. Salh does an incredible job of transporting the reader to her youth in Somalia with a poignant mixture of honesty and reminiscence for pre-war Somali culture. [Kate]


Recommended by: Karen
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The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982100544
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Published: Atria Books - August 6th, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this! It has a good balance of introspection and humor. It runs the gamut from pop culture to self love. I like it when I can laugh and think. [Karen]


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Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062993151
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Published: Harper Wave - June 15th, 2021

I am enamored with behavioral psychology and understanding why people do what they do - especially when it comes to cults! Why do people flock to SoulCycle, CrossFit, Q’Anon? Language - it’s the ultimate form of power. It persuades people to join with a silent promise of belonging, one of our most basic needs. The author analyzes the social science of cult influence. FASCINATING. [Jessica]


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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]


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Incense and Sensibility: A Novel (The Rajes Series #3) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063051805
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 6th, 2021

Sonali Dev is clever, original, and hilarious. Don’t be alarmed if you haven’t read Jane Austen - this version will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy either way. Be sure to check out Pride and Prejudice and Other Flavors and Recipe for Persuasion afterwards! Each book features characters from her other stories. [Kate]


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