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Recommended by: Karen
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Maybe We'll Make It: A Memoir (American Music Series) By Margo Price Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781477323502
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Published: University of Texas Press - October 4th, 2022

Margo Price writes so many autobiographical songs, so it was nice to hear even more of the story behind them. Her struggles and triumphs. You don't have to be familiar with her music to get a lot out of this memoir. This is great for any artist honing their craft and hoping to make it some day. [Karen]


Recommended by: Blanca
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Cooking with Mushrooms: A Fungi Lover's Guide to the World's Most Versatile, Flavorful, Health-Boosting Ingredients By Andrea Gentl Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781648291500
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Published: Artisan - October 18th, 2022

Andrea Gentl is infectious with her passion for mushrooms. From broths to cocktails, Gentl organized her cookbook by meal time, so you can quickly find a recipe for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and the cocktail hour. Her recipes are infused with flavors from all over the world, which she has traveled as a photographer. I enjoyed learning techniques, and the risotto was delicious! [Blanca]


Recommended by: Adrienne
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It Won't Always Be Like This: A Graphic Memoir By Malaka Gharib Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781984860293
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Published: Ten Speed Graphic - September 20th, 2022

In this coming-of-age graphic memoir, Gharib shares her experiences growing up across borders and cultures and navigating changing family dynamics. She thoughtfully captures the complex, and sometimes contradictory, feelings of adolescence. This beautiful book would be make a great gift for either adults or teens. [Adrienne]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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A Song for the Unsung: Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the 1963 March on Washington By Carole Boston Weatherford, Rob Sanders, Byron McCray (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250779502
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - November 8th, 2022

Bayard Rustin is one of my heroes, so i have been very excited for this picture book biography! The book focuses on Bayard's work organizing the 1963 March on Washington. This book is an important step to recovering the legacy of this civil rights hero written out of history for being queer. [sweet pea]


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
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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 (An All Are Welcome Book) 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]


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