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Recommended by: Kenny
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Not Here Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781566895095
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 10th, 2018

I'm ready to call it. Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen is the best poetry book of 2018. [Kenny]


Recommended by: Raissa
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Only Killers and Thieves: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062690968
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Published: Harper - February 6th, 2018

This is a Western by way of Australia but reminiscent of our own history of geography and genocide. Its rendering of grief and guilt sticks with you. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Karen
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How to Love Cover Image
By Thich Nhat Hanh, Jason Deantonis (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781937006884
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Published: Parallax Press - December 1st, 2014

This book is small but it's packed with wisdom. These short lessons will revolutionize how you see your loved ones. Full of new ideas as well as reminders. [Karen]


Recommended by: Raissa
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Lonesome Dove 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]


Recommended by: Karen
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Stray City: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062666680
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Published: Custom House - March 20th, 2018

A funny and moving debut that has a lot to say about our families—chosen and otherwise. [Karen]


Recommended by: Kenny
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Wade in the Water: Poems Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781555978136
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Published: Graywolf Press - April 3rd, 2018

Tracy K. Smith taught me how to love poetry. Wade in the Water is her first new book of poems since Life on Mars won a Pulitzer Prize. Buy these poems. Make a home for them. Love them. [Kenny]


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Heart Berries: A Memoir Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781619023345
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - February 6th, 2018

A once-in-a-lifetime kind of book. Frank & full of love & forceful & free. Over & over this book made me stop in my tracks—completely stunned by its beauty. [Kenny]


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Breathless Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062389022
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Published: Avon - January 31st, 2017

Beverly Jenkins is a great historical novelist, and she likes to highlight overlooked stories. So educational!


Recommended by: Karen
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Virgin: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571315007
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Published: Milkweed Editions - February 13th, 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]


Recommended by: Tanya
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The Break Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781487001117
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Published: House of Anansi Press - March 6th, 2018

It's winter in Winnipeg and this book literally comes with a trigger warning for violence. It's a gritty novel, and there are no easy solutions for these Indigenous women. If you like intergenerational stories that explore resiliency and love, are emotionally demanding, and told with great depth, try The Break. The story will stick with you, as it has with me. [Tanya]


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