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Priestdaddy

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Priestdaddy: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594633737
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 2nd, 2017

Poet Patricia Lockwood’s memoir is hilarious and brilliantly weird as Lockwood tells the story of her unique family through her unique perspective. Her prose is like tripping as you walk into the room, grabbing onto a potted plant for balance, but, for once in your life, instead of falling on your face, you’re able to spin around until you’ve reset yourself like a tango dancer dipping nonplussed ficus. After spending time with Lockwood, you feel like you see a different world. This book gives you a new set of eyes.

Josh


The Moth Presents All These Wonders

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The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown Cover Image
By Catherine Burns, Neil Gaiman (Foreword by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781101904404
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Published: Crown Archetype - March 21st, 2017

Behold, some of the best of 20 years of captivating stories told on The Moth radio show. These short gems capture magic in the hurly burly of life. A gorgeous gift for anyone and a keeper for your favorites shelf.

Molly


Hamlet Globe to Globe

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Hamlet Globe to Globe: Two Years, 193,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802125620
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Published: Grove Press - April 26th, 2017

London's Globe Theater embarked on an ambitious project of bringing Hamlet to every country in the world, in honor of the Bard's 450th birthday (they made it to almost every one). This book is not just a rich evocation of many of the high points of those travels, but a series of brilliant meditations about the play itself and its continuing relevance in world in which we now live.

David


Sweetbitter

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781101911860
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Published: Vintage - April 4th, 2017

20-something Tess moves to NYC and begins working in an upscale restaurant, opening a world of amazing flavors, expensive wines, and the wild, hidden world of after-serving partying. With delicious, gorgeously written descriptions of wine and food, this novel combines the ease of a beach read with stunning passages that will leave you salivating. Be warned, you’ll want a glass of wine and oysters after reading!

Marika


Blue Ethel

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780374303822
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - May 30th, 2017

Ethel is an old, fat, cat with absolutely no time for being anything other than herself. Until one day she turns blue. If you've ever had an old fat cat, or any cat to be honest, you will love this whimsically illustrated picture book.

Emily


Ramona Blue

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062418357
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - May 9th, 2017

Ever since Hurricane Katrina, it's been Ramona and her family against the world. But when her sister Hattie gets pregnant, Ramona knows that her dream of getting out of her small town is slipping away. The return of childhood friend Freddie provides a welcome distraction, but as Ramona's feelings for Freddie grow, she begins to question whether her identity as an out-and-proud lesbian fits as well as it once did. A nuanced exploration of poverty, sexuality, family, and joy.

Rebecca


The Fashion Committee

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780451468789
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 23rd, 2017

Ignore the cover. Instead, imagine some zany, cutting edge fashion illustration that's been run over by a heavy steel sculpture. This is a funny, sad, unique, and deep novel of the lengths two teens will go to get into a private arts high school. Featuring two authentic teen voices (one male, one female) this is not to be missed!

Marika


Caraval

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250095251
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 31st, 2017

Caraval is pure magic. Loved The Night Circus? You will fall in love with this book from the first page. I picked it up and couldn't put it down. The magic is dark, mysterious, and you never know what to expect. This book will enchant you, delight you, captivate you and keep you guessing. For any fans of magic, especially dark magic, this is the book for you.

April


The Wonder

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780316393874
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Little Brown and Company - September 20th, 2016

Wonder takes place in Northern Ireland, and speaks, to me, of spring. The fresh calm that comes with new buds and beautiful twilit evenings, but also the pain and heartbreak and scars of einer. Read it over a plate of spring risotto.

Emily


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