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Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir By Roz Chast Cover Image
$28.00
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 By Joshua Swainston (Editor), Jackie Fender (Editor), Michaela Eaves (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joshua Swainston (Editor), Jackie Fender (Editor), Michaela Eaves (Illustrator)
$10.00
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 By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$32.50
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)


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Gabriel: A Poem By Edward Hirsch Cover Image
$26.95
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ISBN: 9780385353571
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 (The Annotated Books) By H.P. Lovecraft, Leslie S. Klinger (Editor), Alan Moore (Introduction by) Cover Image
By H.P. Lovecraft, Leslie S. Klinger (Editor), Alan Moore (Introduction by)
$39.95
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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Blue Horses: Poems By Mary Oliver Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594204791
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 By Phil Klay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594204999
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 By Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman, Matt Lamothe, Kurt Andersen (Foreword by) Cover Image
$24.95
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ISBN: 9781452128276
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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