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Echo After Echo

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$14.39
ISBN: 9780763691646
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 10th, 2017

This is a story of passion- passion for life, for one's work, and for other people. Zara is in NYC to star in a Greek tragedy as the tragic romantic lead opposite a heart-throb movie star. But as she sinks deeper into the theatre, Zara realizes she may drown in its madness. Add a murder, a forceful director, a girl who shines brighter than her lighting designs, and sentences so beautiful you'll be dog-earring pages, and the result is nothing short of extraordinary.

Marika


Bean to Bar Chocolate

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By Megan Giller, Michael Laiskonis (Foreword by)
$15.96
ISBN: 9781612128214
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Published: Storey Publishing - September 19th, 2017

As someone who devours at least two bars of at least 80% chocolate a week (and lives dangerously close to Taza), I found this book fascinating. From process, descriptions of fair-trade versus direct trade, to types of bars to creative pairings, this is THE book on chocolate today. Just remember to include a few bars when you gift it!

Marika


The Witch Boy

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$12.99
ISBN: 9781338089516
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Published: Graphix - October 31st, 2017

This dazzling coming of age graphic novel explores the bravery needed to express your identity and the strength needed to convince others of its' validity. Filled with magic, unexpected friendship, and the monstrous, Ostertag has created a contemporary fantasy for anyone who's struggled with defining their-self.

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Sourdough

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780374203108
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Published: MCD/Farrar Straus and Giroux - September 5th, 2017

From the author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore comes a book of technology, programming, robotic arms, life-changing artisanal bread, and what makes life worth living. Quirky, with mouth-watering descriptions, pick this up if you like Ready Player One, Jasper Fforde, or Sweetbitter.

 

Marika


There’s a Mystery There

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780385540438
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Published: Doubleday Books - May 16th, 2017

Highly recommended for anyone interested in children's literature, illustration, or storytelling. In each chapter, Cott speaks with a different expert on Sendak's masterpiece Outside Over There, examining the book through different lenses. Cott did a number of interviews with Sendak and his quotes fill the pages. The result is readable, compelling, and inspiring. (Really, I stayed up late in bed reading because I couldn't put it down.)

 

Marika


On a Magical Do-Nothing Day

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062657602
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Published: HarperCollins - September 12th, 2017

When a child is thrown out of the house by their mother, they have no choice but to explore. What starts off as a do-nothing day turns into everyday magic as they explore. The illustrations are full of depth, detail, and flashes of surprising color.

Marika


Her Right Foot

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By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (Artist)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781452162812
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 19th, 2017

The Statue of Liberty is the beacon greeting those who arrive in New York. But what does she truly stand for? Zooming in for a look at her (enormous) right foot reveals a message of acceptance in this moving and inspiring look at the history and meaning of the Statue of Liberty.

Marika


Young Jane Young

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781616205041
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 22nd, 2017

When Aviva’s affair with the congressman she’s interning for is publicized, her life explodes. There’s only one thing to do: disappear and change her name. Told from three points of view, this is a story of strength, politics, growing up, and the standards society has for women at every phase of life. Oh, and it’s FUNNY.

 

Marika


Threads

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781786631732
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Published: Verso - June 20th, 2017

The Calais Jungle is a sprawling refugee camp in northern France filled with people desperate to enter the UK through the chunnel. Kate Evans chronicles her time spent volunteering there and the stories of some of the refugees she met. Raw and heartbreaking, this should be required reading.

Marika


5 Worlds Book 1: The Sand Warrior

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$12.99
ISBN: 9781101935880
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

For those who love Avatar and Amule, 5 Worlds is a must-read. Filled with adventure, magic, technology, courage, and friendship, three unlikely heroes come together to save their worlds. With killer illustrations and a breakneck pacing, you’ll be begging for the sequel!

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