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The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft (Annotated Books) Cover Image
By H. P. Lovecraft, Leslie S. Klinger (Editor), Alan Moore (Introduction by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780871404534
Availability: Backordered
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - October 13th, 2014

I cannot re-imagine my high school experience without Lovecraft:
self-discovery and Catholicism, mixed with ancient horror and Cthulu.
This beautiful edition collects his seminal stories, mixed with annotations and illustrations to enlighten. (sweet pea)


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Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780307272102
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - November 18th, 2014

This book explores homosexuality in Berlin
from the 1850s to the Weimar Republic, just before National Socialism
persecuted gays living in Germany. Tracing political movements, actions
and reactions, and the lives of ordinary Germans, Beachy's clear prose
is as engrossing as it is informative. A great gift for anyone interested in German history or LGBT movements. (Mike)


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Blue Horses: Poems Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781594204791
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Published: Penguin Press - October 14th, 2014

Oliver gently reminds you to pay attention:
to the world in all its busyness, going about the business of life with
or without your awareness. She urges you to stop and look. Breathe it
in. If you do, you're sure to find magic in the smallest detail. We all can find belonging here. (Jennifer)

 


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Redeployment Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781594204999
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Published: Penguin Press - March 4th, 2014

These short stories give insight into the people serving in the current war as well as military subculture. Written by a Marine veteran, it's a moving and enlightening
read for anyone trying to understand the experiences of loved ones who
have served and to understand part of America itself. (Raissa)

 


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The Who, the What, and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Sidekicks of History Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452128276
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Chronicle Books - October 14th, 2014

What do Martin Luther King's mentor, Emily Dickinson's dog, and John Wayne's stunt double have in common? They are all in this gorgeously illustrated compendium of historical sidekicks. Informative and entertaining, this book is great for the history buff on your list! (Mike)


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The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780762454709
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Published: Running Press Adult - December 2nd, 2014

Less a collection of science fiction royalty (although Ursula K Le Guin is included), more a multicultural snapshot of great speculative fiction stories written by women. A must for anyone who likes challenging fiction! (sweet pea)


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Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062218292
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Ecco Press - March 4th, 2014

Hardship! Adventure! Pacific Northwest History! Astoria takes place in the forgotten past nestled between the Lewis & Clark Expedition
and the Oregon Trail. Men with foresight and fortitude journey to
settle the West Coast in the name of world trade and the future America.
A captivating read. (Jennifer)


Recommended by: Raissa
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Station Eleven Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385353304
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 9th, 2014

Beautiful and deftly written, this novel transcends descriptions like literary, dystopian, and thriller,
although it's all of those things. Immerse yourself in her vision and
plan to stay up past bedtime. Rich characters and their interconnections
are truly satisfying. (Raissa)


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Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781935639787
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Published: Tin House Books - May 13th, 2014

This beautifully illustrated version of Whitman's best-known poem may be the closest anyone's gotten to fully representing the cosmic, mystic, and nearly psychedelic nature of the poem.  So much fun to read and study! (Mike)


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The Street Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780395901496
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Published: Mariner Books - March 15th, 1998

Why this novel isn't in the pantheon of classics confounds me. Brilliant. Illuminating. Inspirational in parts, disheartening in others. An interesting slice of Harlem in the 1940s. (sweet pea)


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