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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316199988
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 8th, 2014

Beautiful illustrations! Fun and poignant read! This is a great take on the childhood tradition of imaginary friends from the perspective of a yet-to-be-imagined friend. [Jennifer]


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Spoon River Anthology: 100th Anniversary Edition (Signet Classics) Cover Image
By Edgar Lee Masters, John Hollander (Introduction by), Ronald Primeau (Afterword by)
$7.95
ISBN: 9780451530585
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Published: Signet Book - July 3rd, 2007

It's been 100 years since Masters published his seminal work. Told through the voices of dead residents of a fictional Illinois town, Masters weaves familial, municipal, and historical tales into an important collection that helps usher American poetry into the modern era. [Mike]


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Breaking Blue Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781570614293
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Published: Sasquatch Books - August 17th, 2004

For fans of true crime and northwest history, Tim Egan brings his storyteller's flair to two tales: the original mystery and its uncovering. [Raissa]


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Blood Lyrics: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555976927
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 21st, 2014

One part meditations on the birth of her daughter, one part meditations on war, Ford's latest collection of poetry is lyrical, introspective, sometimes dark, but always accomplished. One of 2014's better collections. [Mike]


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The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399257438
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2014

Adorably illustrated and rhythmically written. This book reminds us all to pay attention and that kindness is the most important thing we have to share. Lovely. [Jennifer]


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Hocus Pocus Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780425130216
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Published: Berkley Books - November 1st, 1991

It's irreverent, funny, subversive, opinionated, curious Vonnegut, casting a wry eye over society and its unsettling future. My favorite Vonnegut. [Raissa]


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Charlotte's Web Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064400558
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Published: HarperCollins - April 10th, 2012

A 'terrific' story about 'some pig' named Wilbur and the spider who altruistically saves him. Charlotte is one of my all-time literary she-roes. A great book for beginning and expert readers alike. One of the best books ever! [Mike]


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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781607747307
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 14th, 2014

Kondo's philosophy of inspiration and joy is infinitely more exciting than typical attempts at cleaning and purging. An inspirational approach to tackling material excess. [Raissa]


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Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers: Portraits of Fifty Famous Folks & All Their Weird Stuff Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781452114569
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 6th, 2014

Random, funny, interesting, and entertaining. This book is an illustrated look at your famous favorite person and their (extra)ordinary life. Hand-drawn line portraits add a nice quirkiness, sure to draw your attention. [Jennifer]


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The Things They Carried Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618706419
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Published: Mariner Books - October 13th, 2009

An enduring testament to the complications and commitments demanded by war. One of the most compelling books about the Vietnam War era, and one of the best books about the power of writing I've ever read. [Mike]


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