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The Secret History of Wonder Woman Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385354042
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 28th, 2014

The characters behind this character are completely unexpected. This book takes a peek at 20th century America through pop culture, feminism, and one very unconventional family. Now that we know where we've been, where do we want to go next? (Raissa)


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One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780307954411
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - September 23rd, 2014

Martha Stewart impeccably rocks the back to school season with these super easy, innovative and delicious meals. (Jennifer)


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Stone Mattress: Nine Tales Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780385539128
Availability: Special Order
Published: Nan A. Talese - September 16th, 2014

The latest collection of shorts from this master storyteller. Meditations on artistry, aging, death and love told through the voices of widows, cheating husbands, Canadian beatniks, and almost-vampires. (Michael)


Recommended by: sweet pea
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No Normal (Ms. Marvel Graphic Novels #1) Cover Image
By Marvel Comics (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$15.99
ISBN: 9780785190219
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Published: Marvel Comics - October 28th, 2014

Kamala Khan is a welcome, and much needed, addition to the superhero canon. A normal teenager, she has to figure out how to use her powers, but also her identity and image (a burkini!). Plus it's an interesting way to explore race and religion. (sweet pea)


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Brat Farrar Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780684803852
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Published: Touchstone Books - September 2nd, 1997

I don't always read mysteries, but when I do they are impeccably English, subtle, and attractive. (Raissa)


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Singing School: Learning to Write (and Read) Poetry by Studying with the Masters Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393348972
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 28th, 2014

This former Poet Laureate's thesis is simple: to write great poetry, one should steal from great poets. This anthology includes some of Pinsky's favorite poems with pedagogical notes. By no means the only great poems out there, but a cool book nonetheless! (Michael)


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Graceling (Graceling Realm Books) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780547258300
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 7th, 2009

If you like a strong female protagonist and you missed this book, I think you should give it a try now! Adventure, thuggery, fighting, romance, etc., etc., etc. (Jennifer)


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Broken Monsters Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316216821
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Mulholland Books - September 16th, 2014

This novel is a slow simmer that comes to a furious boil for the last quarter. A unique, and freaky, take on the crime novel. Beukes is one of my favorite authors. She leaves me breathless and wanting more. Plus, such great characters! (sweet pea)


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The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--And How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594482694
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 2nd, 2007

Steven Johnson chews up disease, 19th century medicine, and superstition, and spits out public health, urban planning, and modern warfare. A transformational episode in history told at a quick and exciting pace. (Raissa)


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Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass & Sorcery Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781607069454
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Published: Image Comics - April 8th, 2014

Madcap ridiculous fun! Flying squids! Drugs! Dwarves! Candy! Elves! An atheist cleric! Candy! And lots of violence. It's hard to hate the Rat Queens. They're too awesome.


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