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Recommended by: Christina
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Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese's Cover Image
By Tiffany Midge, Geary Hobson (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781496215574
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Published: Bison Books - October 1st, 2019

Read. this. book. It is laugh-out-loud funny and is a heartfelt tribute to grandmothers everywhere. For all you lit nerds out there: Midge's sense of rhythm and pacing as a storyteller is impeccable. This book makes an excellent gift (pro tip: buy it for a friend and then borrow it from them in 2020). [Christina]


Recommended by: Christina
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By Hiroko Oyamada, David Boyd (Translated by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780811228855
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Published: New Directions - October 29th, 2019

This tiny book embodies curiosity and quirk! This is the kind of story that makes you lean in, do a double take and then reread the chapter. The Factory is very Kafka-esque, with reality slipping sideways before you even begin to notice. [Christina]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Cows on Ice and Owls in the Bog: The Weird and Wonderful World of Scandinavian Sayings Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781787134720
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - October 15th, 2019

This time of year, when it's raining cobbler boys, it's nice to be in the middle of the butter's eye with a good book, like this one of weird and wonderful Scandinavian sayings. Put rhubarb on this book and get your copy today. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Christina
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Dakwäkãda Warriors Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781772620412
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Published: Conundrum Press - October 29th, 2019

A funky, funny combination of space opera and traditional storytelling of the Champagne Aishihik First Nations. This graphic novel is beautifully bilingual, written in English and Southern Tutchone, to encourage language learning and cultural vitality. I could not stop laughing while learning new words. [Christina]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094504
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 16th, 2019

This important graphic memoir manages to be both beautiful and heartbreaking. Known for his role on Star Trek, this book tells of his entire family's story during the Japanese American internment in WWII. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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By Hannu Rajaniemi (Editor), Jacob Weisman (Editor), Nino Cipri
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616962913
Availability: Special Order
Published: Tachyon Publications - November 13th, 2019

This exciting collection features up-and-coming science fiction writers, from known authors, like Rebecca Roanhorse & Sam J Miller, to new voices. Perfect for both fans and people new to the genre. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Karen
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By Daphne du Maurier, Seth (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781771963176
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Published: Biblioasis - November 26th, 2019

Nothing like a spooky story for Christmas! A supernatural and psychological thriller that slowly builds, Du Maurier is truly a master of the unsettling. This book is one of a series of fourteen small-format ghost stories for Christmas illustrated by Seth. [Karen]


Recommended by: Raissa
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The Forgotten Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338317244
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Published: Scholastic Press - November 5th, 2019

This ghost story is perfect for kids who like mysteries or spooky stories. It has a wintry setting, warm families, and real hidden history at its center. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Christina
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In the Dream House: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781644450031
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

I'll admit I'm skeptical of memoir, categorically, but this book opened my eyes to what memoir can be: scarily engrossing and intimate. Machado paints a harrowing picture of her experience in an abusive, queer relationship (this is relevant, trust me) and how it shaped her psyche throughout graduate school. This book hollowed me out. [Christina]


Recommended by: Karen
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780802129499
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Published: Grove Press - October 1st, 2019

Compulsively readable, this is classic Winterson. Its central question is "can life be artificially created after someone has passed?" Crossing the gap from Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein to a chilling not-so-far-away future, I couldn't put this down. [Karen]


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