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Recommended by: Blanca
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What's for Dessert: Simple Recipes for Dessert People: A Baking Book By Claire Saffitz Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9781984826985
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Published: Clarkson Potter - November 8th, 2022

What I love about this baking book, aside from the mouth-watering pictures of each dessert, is how accessible Claire Saffitz created her recipes. No special tools needed, and each recipe has little troubleshooting Q&A's on the side. As a beginner myself, I felt encouraged and less intimidated to practice making desserts. [Blanca]


Recommended by: Karen
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Killer Underwear Invasion!: How to Spot Fake News, Disinformation & Conspiracy Theories By Elise Gravel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781797214917
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 20th, 2022

It seems like disinformation is everywhere these days, and the more young readers are online the more likely they are to encounter harmful information. So take heed of these cute lil blobs who make media literacy fun and understandable. Aimed at young readers, but this should be essential reading for all in an age where fake news is big business and we're all the target audience. I also learned I shouldn't drink shampoo and no, my underwear will not kill me. [Karen]


Recommended by: Adrienne
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Seinfeld: The Official Cookbook By Julie Tremaine, Brendan Kirby Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781647227647
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Published: Insight Editions - October 11th, 2022

Besides reading, two things get me through the long, dark PNW winter: comfort food and comfort TV. This cookbook is the best of both worlds. It’s chock-full of references from the show that will please even the biggest Seinfeld fans. Worth getting for the jokes alone, the recipes are legitimately good too. I'll be bringing 'Hand Model Hand Pies' and 'Puffy Shirt Pastry Tarts' to my next holiday gathering! [Adrienne]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Still This Love Goes on By Buffy Sainte-Marie, Julie Flett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Buffy Sainte-Marie, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771648073
Availability: Backordered
Published: Greystone Kids - September 27th, 2022

When i first saw this book, i literally squeed. These are two of my favorite artists. Based on a beautiful song by Buffy about enduring love, changing seasons, and Native traditions. Julie is one of my favorite illustrators, i love everything they do. Truly a remarkable pairing. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Blanca
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Novelist as a Vocation By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by), Ted Goossen (Translated by) Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by), Ted Goossen (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780451494641
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Published: Knopf - November 8th, 2022

Murakami elaborates more on his writing career, where we only got glimpses of it in What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. He also goes into detail about his ideas of creativity, originality, and criticism. I'd say we haven't heard much from the East on the literary life, so this is a fresh perspective. I always enjoy Murakami's style. [Blanca]


Recommended by: Adrienne
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All Are Neighbors By Alexandra Penfold, Suzanne Kaufman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593429983
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2022

What does a vibrant and inclusive community look, sound, smell, feel like? This adorably-illustrated picture book explores just that. A great way to talk with young kids about our roles as neighbors in supporting one another and welcoming newcomers! [Adrienne]


Recommended by: Blanca
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Meanwhile Back on Earth . . .: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space By Oliver Jeffers Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780593621523
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Published: Philomel Books - October 4th, 2022

Another spectacular book by Oliver Jeffers! The little dialogues he includes in the illustrations are hilarious, and I loved the parallel between space and time. By placing the distance between us and the planets in years, Jeffers gives us perspective on historical events that happened in a similar time in the past. It was a fun journey. [Blanca]


Recommended by: Adrienne
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Tread of Angels By Rebecca Roanhorse Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781982166182
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - November 15th, 2022

Let me tell you that I devoured this book. A murder mystery set in an Old West-inspired fantasy town, where the social order is based on the existence of angels & demons. In 200 propulsive pages, we learn how far our protagonist, Celeste, will go to protect the person she holds most dear: her younger sister. Plus, did I mention there are some (ahem) pretty steamy scenes between Celeste and her former demon lover? Yes, yes please to all of this. [Adrienne]


Recommended by: Blanca
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Even Though I Knew the End By C. L. Polk Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250849458
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Published: Tordotcom - November 8th, 2022

I was intrigued from the very beginning, and then I was enthralled when I realized Polk pays tribute to Marlowe's Faust, which I love. In the true spirit of Noir, this novella speeds past & takes sharp turns. [Blanca]


Recommended by: Blanca
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Listening in the Dark: Women Reclaiming the Power of Intuition By Amber Tamblyn Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780778333333
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Published: Park Row - October 18th, 2022

In this mix of personal essays, researched articles, and poetry, I found a powerful and validating argument to support my inner voice, especially in a world that persists to out-volume subjectivity. There were so many incredible subjectivities in this aptly curated anthology! [Blanca]


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