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An Exaggerated Murder

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ISBN: 9781612194271
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Published: Melville House Publishing - March 3rd, 2015

The great lie of detective fiction is that the world makes sense: there are no coincidences; criminal motives are simple and decipherable; every clue is a step along the path to resolution. Sherlock Holmes is no match for the real world but fortunately, Trike Augustine is, at least most of the time. Some crimes are just too stupid, even for Trike, and this might be one of them. This is a hilariously weird and philosophical detective novel by Porter Square Books’ own debut novelist ­ a talented new voice, whose next offering I’m already looking forward to reading!

 

Alexander


Baba Yaga’s Assistant

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By Marika McCoola, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763669614
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 4th, 2015

This wonderful reimagining of the classic Russian fable of Baba Yaga pits a very clever protagonist against a villain who respects cleverness above all else. This is no simplistic battle of good vs. evil, but a story of aspiration, family, and finding your own unique way of turning trouble into opportunity. Winner of the 2015 New England Book Award for children.

 

Alexander


Teen Boat: Vol. 1

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By Dave Roman, John Green (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780547636696
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Published: Clarion Books - May 8th, 2012

Featuring Pirates, high school drama, and a boy who transforms into a mid-size yacht, this most ridiculous coming of age story, by the writer of Astronaut Academy, is fully loaded with the heart, energy, and questionable sense of humor of a Saturday Morning Cartoon.  (Anyone else remember the 1980s' Turbo Teen? No?) Volume 2: The Race for Boatlantis is also on our shelves now, with all the fun and twice the absurdity!

Alexander


OUT ON THE WIRE

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ISBN: 9780385348430
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Published: Broadway Books - August 25th, 2015

Whether you're a longtime NPR junkie, or a recent devotee of any of the hundreds of captivating radio and podcast audio stories that have proliferated in the past few years, you owe it to yourself to read Abel's excellent behind-­the-­scenes exploration of narrative radio. Ira Glass, Roman Mars, Glynn Washington, and other familiar voices share thoughts on how stories are made, how radio is crafted, and how pictures are painted with words.

ALEXANDER

 


Midas Flesh, Vol. 1

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By Ryan North, Braden Lamb (Illustrator), Shelli Paroline (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781608864553
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Published: Boom Box - December 23rd, 2014

Want something completely bonkers? Because this one is bonkers. You've got smarty-pants dinosaur astronauts, insanely epic space battles, and the one-and-only King Midas of the legendary golden touch as the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. From the Eisner-award winning team behind the Adventure Time comics, this is the first of a two-volume story--book 2 is also on our shelves now!

Alexander


BABA YAGA’S ASSISTANT

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By Marika McCoola, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763669614
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 4th, 2015

This wonderful re-imagining of the classic Russian fable of Baba Yaga pits a very clever protagonist against a villain who respects cleverness above all else. This is no simplistic battle of good vs. evil, but a story of aspiration, family, and finding your own unique way of turning trouble into opportunity. Winner of the 2015 New England Book Award for children.

Alexander

 


THE TRUTH ABOUT CELIA

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ISBN: 9780375727702
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Published: Vintage - July 13th, 2004

In this stunning novel-in-stories, Brockmeier takes on the role of another author entirely, a writer of fantasy, whose life has just been devastated by the disappearance of his daughter. Alternating between accounts of the people left behind, and fantastical stories written in the voice of a man suffering the worst kind of loss, this is a unique and unforgettable examination of grief by one of today's most imaginative writers.

ALEXANDER

 


Lumberjanes

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ISBN: 9781608866878
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Published: Boom Box - April 7th, 2015

Noelle Stevenson (Nimona) is back with the wildly fun Lumberjanes, about a troop of girl campers with a habit of getting into trouble with three-eyed wolves, hipster yetis, and eerie cookie-baking boy scouts. With Rosie the Riveter for a camp director, these girls are far more likely to make history than to ever be well-behaved.

Alexander

 


STORIES OF YOUR LIFE AND OTHERS

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ISBN: 9781931520720
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Published: Small Beer Press - October 26th, 2010

This extraordinary collection represents the best aspirations of science fiction, bringing together intellectual curiosity and true insight into the human heart and psyche. The title story alone is worth bringing this book home; an attempt to create a science fiction of linguistics results in one of the most heartbreaking stories you'll ever read.

Alexander

 


ROLLER GIRL

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ISBN: 9780803740167
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Published: Dial Books - March 10th, 2015

Twelve-year-old Astrid has a new passion: Roller Derby! From the first moment she lays eyes on the fierce, vibrant women of the roller derby she knows she has to be one of them. Trouble is, she can't skate, she can't hit, and her best friend has totally ditched her for dance camp. She needs to get tougher, stronger, and fearless!

Alexander

 


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