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Recommended by: Adrienne
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Jawbone Cover Image
By Mónica Ojeda, Sarah Booker (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566896214
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Published: Coffee House Press - February 8th, 2022

Jawbone was one of the most gripping and unsettling books I've read in while. The story revolves around a group of upper-class teenage girls and one of their teachers. It's about the horror of becoming a woman, mother-daughter relationships, as well as a sort of meta-commentary on horror itself. This is the first English language translation of celebrated Ecuadorian author Mónica Ojeda and I can't wait for more translations of her work. [Adrienne]


Recommended by: Blanca
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The Night Shift: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250268884
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Published: Minotaur Books - March 1st, 2022

Spanning three days after the second murder, Alex Finlay expertly guides us along the events that impacted this small New Jersey town. It was almost like watching what could have been the best episode of Criminal Minds. (I am a big fan, having seen the entire series recently).


Recommended by: Karen
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Real Phonies and Genuine Fakes Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571315397
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Published: Milkweed Editions - March 8th, 2022

Nicky Beer's latest collection starts with a poem about drag queens at Dollywood and overall plays with reality, text, and what is truly genuine.


Recommended by: Karen
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I Am Quiet: A Story for the Introvert in All of Us Cover Image
By Andie Powers, Betsy Petersen (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611809848
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Published: Bala Kids - April 12th, 2022

There is strength to be found in introversion. This book reminds kids (and adults) that it's okay to be quiet.


Recommended by: Adrienne
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The Employees: A workplace novel of the 22nd century Cover Image
By Olga Ravn, Martin Aitken (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780811231350
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Published: New Directions - February 1st, 2022

Structured as a series of interview excerpts with employees - some human, some humanoid - on a doomed spaceship. Eerie, foreboding, and darkly comedic, this slim novel tackles big questions on the nature of work and being human. One of the most thought-provoking pieces of fiction I've read in a long time. [Adrienne]


Recommended by: Blanca
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How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781668002841
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Published: S&S/Simon Element - April 26th, 2022

Have you ever been paralyzed in front of the sink full of dirty dishes? Forget to finish one task because you got distracted by a new one? Then this book may help. This is a productivity guide that totally understands the unproductivity that can be influenced by mental health & other psychological conditions. I sure needed her compassionate words, and she writes with the neurodivergent in mind. [Blanca]


Recommended by: Blanca
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Inseparable: A Never-Before-Published Novel Cover Image
By Simone de Beauvoir, Sandra Smith (Translated by), Margaret Atwood (Introduction by)
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063075047
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Published: Ecco - September 7th, 2021

Before she was a pillar of existential feminism, Simone de Beauvoir was a young girl growing up in France. At her side was her unforgettable friend, Zaza. In this autobiographical novel, only recently published, de Beauvoir captures the most important moments of her friendship through the fictionalized characters of Sylvie and Andree living in early 20th Century France. [Blanca]


Recommended by: Adrienne
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Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century Cover Image
By Kim Fu
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142995
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Published: Tin House Books - February 1st, 2022

I loved these wonderfully weird and creative stories from PNW author, Kim Fu. Among the best short speculative fiction I've read! [Adrienne]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324005056
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Published: Norton Young Readers - October 5th, 2021

Three founding members of the Crunk Feminist Collective combine feminist theory with hip-hop culture to give advice to girls: from affirmations to activism, romance to friendship, colorism to code switching. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Karen
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Such Color: New and Selected Poems Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781644450673
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 5th, 2021

Tracy K Smith once again brings a moving collection of poems. Few people use words as well as she does. This collection is her first collection that spans her career. See why she is the one of the best poets today. [Karen]


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