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The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062313768
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Ecco - September 30th, 2014

Accessible and captivating storytelling, both touching and humorous. Blanco keeps it entertaining while discussing hefty subjects such as immigration, family, and sexuality. (Jennifer)


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Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374289201
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 7th, 2014

This memoir about the interior life of the reader
is great for anyone who misses English class. Part review, part lit
crit, part writing instruction, such reverence and care is given to the
topic it's impossible not to be swept up in her love for great literature and how it works. (Mike)


Recommended by: Raissa
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Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608198061
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 6th, 2014

Chast writes about her parents and their final years
in a graphic novel that is both funny & brutally honest. It has the
mixed up, muddled up grief & guilt from having imperfect parents, with helpings of humor. (Raissa)


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Creative Colloquy Volume One Cover Image
By Joshua Swainston (Editor), Jackie Fender (Editor), Michaela Eaves (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780692296479
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Published: Creative Colloquy - November 11th, 2014

For over a year, Creative Colloquy has hosted a popular reading series and posted stories and poems on their website. Now you can curl up with local writers
on these cold winter nights. A great gift for anyone into local lit or
for a friend living out of town who wants to know what's up in T-Town. (Mike)


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All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476746586
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Published: Scribner - May 6th, 2014

This book pulls you in, tears you apart, picks you up again, and
puts you back together. Though this story takes place during WWII, it's
not just another book about war. Cleverly written and engrossing. Easily my favorite read of the year. (Jennifer)


Recommended by: Raissa
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Gabriel: A Poem Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385353571
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Published: Knopf - September 2nd, 2014

This is remarkable and clear-eyed in its recounting of his son Gabriel and Gabriel's life. It is emotional, but focused, a fitting tribute to a complex young man, and a testament to the power of creating, writing, and poetry. (Raissa)

 


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The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft Cover Image
By H.P. Lovecraft, Leslie S. Klinger (Editor), Alan Moore (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780871404534
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Published: Liveright - 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
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ISBN: 9780307272102
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Published: Knopf - 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
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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)

 


Recommended by: Raissa
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Redeployment Cover Image
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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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