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Recommended by: Adrienne
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Night of the Living Rez By Morgan Talty Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781953534187
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Published: Tin House Books - July 5th, 2022

An exceptional debut focused on a boy/young man growing up on the Penobscot Indian Island Reservation in Maine. As the stories weave together - snapshots of both ordinary and extraordinary life events -  we see an honest and empathetic portrayal of intergenerational trauma within families and a community. So much care clearly went into this book and I hope it gets all the acclaim it deserves. [Adrienne]


Recommended by: Clover
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Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next) By Dean Spade Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781839762123
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Published: Verso - October 27th, 2020

"Mutual Aid is the radical act of caring for each other while working to change the world."

Dean Spade's book is a great guide for activitsts, organizers, and community members of all experience levels. How can you help your community? How can you support already existing groups working to protect our most vulnerable? How do we build strong sustainable structures, projects, and goals? [Clover]


Recommended by: Clover
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The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen By Sean Sherman, Beth Dooley (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Sean Sherman, Beth Dooley (Contributions by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9780816699797
Availability: Backordered
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - October 10th, 2017

So much of our modern cuisine comes from Turtle Island, or the New World. Why doesn't the US have more indigenous cuisine? Learn about this dark history while re-connecting with the land and their stewards. De-colonize your palette. [Clover]


Recommended by: Blanca
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Not Drinking Tonight: A Guide to Creating a Sober Life You Love By Amanda E. White, LPC Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780306925856
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Published: Hachette Go - January 4th, 2022

I started reading 'quit lit,' 'sober lit,' a couple years ago, and what struck me about this one was the specific connections White makes between maladaptive coping mechanisms with the underlying conditions we may be experiencing. Sometimes when authors talk about healing work, I only get a vague idea of what they mean, but White gives very specific exercises and anecdotes that help the reader understand. [Blanca]


Recommended by: Adrienne
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My Volcano By John Elizabeth Stintzi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781953387165
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - March 22nd, 2022

John Elizabeth Stintzi has achieved something truly remarkable with this book, which is one of my favorite novels of the year so far. It defies genre (sci-fi, mythology, literary fiction, & more!) and how they managed to blend and balance so many rich, compelling storylines is beyond me. Read it and you'll know what I mean! [Adrienne]


Recommended by: Clover
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Lolly Willowes By Sylvia Townsend Warner, Alison Lurie (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Sylvia Townsend Warner, Alison Lurie (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780940322165
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Published: NYRB Classics - September 30th, 1999

Ever want a Jane Austen novel, but heroine moves to the country side to becomes a witch instead of falling in love? Well look no fruther than Lolly Willowes! This book came highly recommended from my friend and tea extraordinaire @FridayTea. She knows I'm always looking for witchy Ace representations, too. [Clover]


Recommended by: Blanca
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The Winter of Our Discontent By John Steinbeck, Susan Shillinglaw (Introduction by), Susan Shillinglaw (Notes by) Cover Image
By John Steinbeck, Susan Shillinglaw (Introduction by), Susan Shillinglaw (Notes by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143039488
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 26th, 2008

When I pick up a Steinbeck novel, I know I am in for a good read. This one, his last novel published in 1961, replaced 'East of Eden' as my favorite. I was in suspense, because Ethan's integrity gets tested in various ways. Steinbeck really shines in developing each scene and character. I still see in my mind's eye several episodes of this novel. [Blanca]


Recommended by: Clover
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The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316509886
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Published: Orbit - July 27th, 2021

The City We Became crafts together modern-day NYC with a super hero fantasy twist, sprinkiling in real talk about colonization, police brutality, gender identity, immigration, etc. with a dsash of Eldritch horror. Note, Jemisin does not shy away from the racist horros of Lovecraft and Eldritch. Buckle up for a WILD ride! [Clover]


Recommended by: Adrienne
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Fat Girls Hiking: An Inclusive Guide to Getting Outdoors at Any Size or Ability By Summer Michaud-Skog Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781643260396
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Published: Timber Press - March 29th, 2022

Fat Girls Hiking is a fat activism and outdoor community with chapters throughout the US & Canada. Outdoor rec is too often fat-shaming and exclusionary in a lot of ways -  I love what FGH is doing to make these spaces more inclusive and liberating. In this book, hear directly from FGH members who share personal stories, trail reviews, and practical advice for hitting the trail, whether you're new to hiking or a seasoned outdoor adventurer! [Adrienne]


Recommended by: Blanca
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The Night Shift: A Novel By Alex Finlay 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).


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