Adults 3/22

Levon

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Levon: From Down in the Delta to the Birth of the Band and Beyond By Sandra B. Tooze Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781635769135
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Published: Diversion Books - August 31st, 2021

I loved the way Tooze describes the sultry musical landscape of Levon Helm’s formative years in the Mississippi Delta and his life beyond The Band. A well-researched account of Helm’s musical style and personal journey for both new and die-hard fans.

Kate M


The Liar's Club

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The Liars' Club: A Memoir By Mary Karr Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143035749
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Published: Penguin Books - May 31st, 2005

As someone who’s been a skeptic of memoirs, The Liar’s Club helped remind me of the power that they can carry. Mary Karr wrote it beautifully and with an often dark sense of humor.  Reading her work was a simultaneously heavy and uplifting experience, that I highly recommend.

Seamus


Heroes' Feast

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Heroes' Feast (Dungeons & Dragons): The Official D&D Cookbook By Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson, Michael Witwer, Official Dungeons & Dragons Licensed Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781984858900
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 27th, 2020

Full disclosure, I've never played Dungeons and Dragons, but that cinnamon bread was delicious, and my dad said the oatmeal cookies were better than Toll House cookies.

John


Must Love Books

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Must Love Books By Shauna Robinson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728240732
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - January 18th, 2022

Are you a college student suffering from an existential crisis because you're just not sure what you want to do with your life yet? Are you already in the workforce, but don't have a clue what you're doing? If so (and even if not), this is the perfect book for you! Shauna Robinson's Must Love Books follows Nora, a run-down editorial assistant whose identity is a little too (read: way too) closely tied to the job she hates. This book is a brilliant contemplation on what it means and takes to be content--in romantic and platonic relationships, in the workplace... and in life.

Cindy


The Chandelier

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The Chandelier By Clarice Lispector, Magdalena Edwards (Translated by), Benjamin Moser (Translated by) Cover Image
By Clarice Lispector, Magdalena Edwards (Translated by), Benjamin Moser (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811228718
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Published: New Directions - May 28th, 2019

Lispector is unique in the way she is able to distill a single moment, parsing the experience of what it’s like to have a human brain, overthinking. Her second novel stands as a brilliant meditation on conscious thought from the writer known as “Brazil’s Virginia Woolf.”

Rachael


Special Topics in Being a Human

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Special Topics in Being a Human: A Queer and Tender Guide to Things I've Learned the Hard Way about Caring for People, Including Myself By S. Bear Bergman, Saul Freedman-Lawson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781551528540
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 12th, 2021

If you've ever felt dissatisfied with an apology, or struggled to remember someone's pronouns, or grappled with a big decision, this book is for you!  Self help books are great in theory, but in practice, it's often hard to find time to sit down and read them through. Bear's book is illustrated and broken into manageable chunks, so it's easy to pick up and set down for folks who are overscheduled or struggle with attention span (or both, like me)! Best of all, he even includes handy cheatsheets at the end of each topic, so you can snap a picture and take the highlights with you for later when you've forgotten the details. 

Murphy


The Anomaly

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The Anomaly: A Novel By Hervé Le Tellier, Adriana Hunter (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hervé Le Tellier, Adriana Hunter (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781635421699
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Published: Other Press - November 23rd, 2021

This novel novel is the winner of le prix Goncourt 2020. Brilliantly written and infused with a myriad of quirky, yet finely-drawn, characters, this book can be described as science fiction, literary fiction, fantasy, or even as a mystery novel.  A plane flying from Paris to New York is filled with passengers who are soon to find their lives doubled – a thrilling variation on the doppelgänger theme, The Anomaly explores what happens when humans confront their duplicate selves.

Nathan


It Happened One Summer

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It Happened One Summer: A Novel By Tessa Bailey Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063045651
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Published: Avon - July 13th, 2021

When Piper, fashionable influencer in LA, throws a party that ends with her in jail, her stepfather exiles her to small-town Washington to learn a lesson about hard work. There, she meets gruff fisherman Brendan, and sparks fly immediately. This is a steamy, romantic story that delves into family and finding home and belonging. It's Schitt's Creek–inspired, so if you like that, this book is for you! 

April


Yonder

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Yonder: A Novel By Jabari Asim Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982163167
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 11th, 2022

Can love thrive in the midst of brutality? That's the question behind Jabari Asim's new book. While the story doesn't shy away from the harsh reality of chattel slavery, the narrative is focused on four characters dreams of freedom, and the love that leads them toward it. This is a historical fiction with hidden magic and unforgettable characters. I couldn't stop reading.

Dave


Rabbits

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Rabbits: A Novel By Terry Miles Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984819673
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Published: Del Rey - February 8th, 2022

This techno-thriller follows K, a slacker with a mind for recognizing patterns and an unfortunate habit of losing time. He's obsessed with games of all kinds, but none more so than Rabbits. The high-stakes game has claimed lives, and almost robbed K of his sanity. If you dig unreliable narrators and puzzles, and characters "hacking into the mainframe," this is your book.

Dave


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