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Recommended by: sweet pea
Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780060882389
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Harper - September 10th, 2013

The never-before-told story of the white women of the Harlem Renaissance. Derided and sensationalized, the history of the collective "Miss Anne"
is much richer than we have been led to believe. Kaplan brings to light
several fascinating key figures who should not be relegated to
obscurity.


Recommended by: Raissa
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Hild (Light of the World Trilogy) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374280871
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - November 12th, 2013

Griffith delves into the 7th century, fascinating in itself, and then focuses on a young girl, Hild, "the brightest mind in an age." It is a marvel to watch her exercise that mind, navigate the machinations of a royal court, and survive in her very precarious livelihood as the king's seer and prophet. Griffith floods her world with irresistible detail.


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Zombie Cribbage: The Classic Parlor Game that Just Won't Die Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781452122113
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - October 1st, 2013

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While you may not get to eat BRAAIINNSS
in this zombie-fied edition of cribbage, you can still get the pleasure of
skunking another player as you stalk
the empty streets on the cribbage board. This creepy cribbage
set contains a foldable cobblestone board, killer playing cards, and four
hungry zombie scoring figures.

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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316322409
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Brown and Company - October 8th, 2013

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Malala's appearance on The
Daily Show
with Jon Stewart made me want to immediately buy
this book. At 16, Malala is the youngest person to have ever been nominated for
the Nobel Peace Prize,
and her courage in her advocacy for access to universal education - even after
being shot in the head
by members of the Taliban for her efforts - is beyond moving.

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The Clockwork Scarab: A Stoker & Holmes Novel (Stoker & Holmes Novels) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452110707
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 17th, 2013

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This steampunk novel is an awesome foray into steamy Victorian London.
When society girls start being killed, clues point to an ancient Egyptian cult. There is
only one duo who can crack the case...the sister of Bram Stoker and the niece of Sherlock Holmes! Told you
it was awesome.

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Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385535212
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Published: Doubleday Books - July 16th, 2013

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This American Life fans will surely recognize
the unmistakable charm and wit of the recently passed David
Rakoff. This novel in verse,
published shortly after his death, jumps from place to place and decade to
decade to tell the story of an America that is both condemned and redeemed by
Rakoff's cutting tenderness
toward his subject.

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Recommended by: Raissa
Johnny Cash: The Life Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316194754
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little Brown and Company - October 29th, 2013

If you're a fan, you are already sold on this book. If you're lukewarm on Johnny Cash, there is plenty here to pique your interest. Hilburn's long association with Cash gives him a deep insight into Cash's character as well as career. Johnny Cash put plenty of his own words out there - autobiographies, interviews, songs - but an outside eye and ear discern more warmth, humor, and drive.


Recommended by: sweet pea
The Goods: Volume 1 Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780763668945
Availability: Special Order
Published: Big Picture Press - October 8th, 2013

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Um, um, um, um, this is awesome!
Each page has a riot of games,
drawing activities, puzzles, mazes (including one through George Washington's wig), brain
teasers, facts, comics and more! Wait! Did i mention the Rasputin Paper Dolls?

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A Compendium of Collective Nouns: From an Armory of Aardvarks to a Zeal of Zebras Cover Image
By Woop Studios, Jay Sacher (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$35.00
ISBN: 9781452108230
Availability: Backordered
Published: Chronicle Books - September 17th, 2013

Next time you run into a gaze of raccoons or a smack of jellyfish,
you'll be in the know. This gorgeous book reveals the names for groups
of things coupled with amazing illustrations i want on my wall. If you
need me, you can find me with a wisdom of wombats.


Recommended by: Raissa
Saga Volume 2 Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781607066927
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Image Comics - July 2nd, 2013

I admit, I bought Vol. 1 only because there was a baby on the cover. Volume 2 is an even better romp. The sci-fi/fantasy setting is intriguing and the illustrations feel indulgent. This graphic novel neophyte is hooked.


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