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Recommended by: Adrienne
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The Employees: A workplace novel of the 22nd century By Olga Ravn, Martin Aitken (Translated by) Cover Image
By Olga Ravn, Martin Aitken (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780811231350
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Published: New Directions - February 1st, 2022

Structured as a series of interview excerpts with employees - some human, some humanoid - on a doomed spaceship. Eerie, foreboding, and darkly comedic, this slim novel tackles big questions on the nature of work and being human. One of the most thought-provoking pieces of fiction I've read in a long time. [Adrienne]


Recommended by: Blanca
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How to Keep House While Drowning: A Gentle Approach to Cleaning and Organizing By KC Davis, LPC Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781668002841
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Published: S&S/Simon Element - April 26th, 2022

Have you ever been paralyzed in front of the sink full of dirty dishes? Forget to finish one task because you got distracted by a new one? Then this book may help. This is a productivity guide that totally understands the unproductivity that can be influenced by mental health & other psychological conditions. I sure needed her compassionate words, and she writes with the neurodivergent in mind. [Blanca]


Recommended by: Blanca
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Inseparable: A Never-Before-Published Novel By Simone de Beauvoir, Sandra Smith (Translated by), Margaret Atwood (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Simone de Beauvoir, Sandra Smith (Translated by), Margaret Atwood (Introduction by)
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063075047
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Published: Ecco - September 7th, 2021

Before she was a pillar of existential feminism, Simone de Beauvoir was a young girl growing up in France. At her side was her unforgettable friend, Zaza. In this autobiographical novel, only recently published, de Beauvoir captures the most important moments of her friendship through the fictionalized characters of Sylvie and Andree living in early 20th Century France. [Blanca]


Recommended by: Adrienne
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Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century By Kim Fu Cover Image
By Kim Fu
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142995
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Published: Tin House Books - February 1st, 2022

I loved these wonderfully weird and creative stories from PNW author, Kim Fu. Among the best short speculative fiction I've read! [Adrienne]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood By Brittney Cooper, Chanel Craft Tanner, Susana Morris Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324005056
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Published: Norton Young Readers - October 5th, 2021

Three founding members of the Crunk Feminist Collective combine feminist theory with hip-hop culture to give advice to girls: from affirmations to activism, romance to friendship, colorism to code switching. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Karen
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Such Color: New and Selected Poems By Tracy K. Smith Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781644450673
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 5th, 2021

Tracy K Smith once again brings a moving collection of poems. Few people use words as well as she does. This collection is her first collection that spans her career. See why she is the one of the best poets today. [Karen]


Recommended by: Adrienne
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Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States) By Mario Jimenez Sifuentez Cover Image
$35.95
ISBN: 9780813576893
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Published: Rutgers University Press - March 8th, 2016

Know your local history! This short, accessible, and super educational book examines the unique experiences of Mexican guest workers, migrants, and immigrants in the PNW and their enduring impacts on environmentalism, labor rights, immigrant rights, and the ag industry in our region. I learned so much! [Adrienne]


Recommended by: Blanca
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Sputnik Sweetheart (Vintage International) By Haruki Murakami Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375726057
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Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2002

My favorite Murakami novel of all the ones I've read. In his straightforward lyrical style, he explores characteristic themes: identity, yearning, and liminal moments; but this one also has a character who encounters a doppelganger - and the impact is memorable. I still think about it, most often when I'm driving. [Blanca]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America By Keisha N. Blain Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780807061503
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Published: Beacon Press - October 5th, 2021

Fannie Lou Hamer is a hero of mine. Her work organizing, speaking, singing, and fighting against injustice perpetually inspires me and spurs me to action. This new biography both gives historical details of Hamer's life and times and contextualizes her legacy for use in modern struggles and shows how relevant her work and words still are today. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Karen
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A Queer Dharma: Yoga and Meditations for Liberation By Jacoby Ballard, Susanna Barkataki (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jacoby Ballard, Susanna Barkataki (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781623176518
Availability: Backordered
Published: North Atlantic Books - November 23rd, 2021

I got more into meditation this year, especially Buddhist-informed practice.This book is grounded in yoga and meditation, but uses its platform to explore social justice. I learned a lot and gained a lot from it. [Karen]


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