Adults 8/21

What Wasn't I Thinking?

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ISBN: 9781637603635
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Published: Querelle Press - June 21st, 2021

Provacative.  Moving.  At times funny and irreverent, author and playwright Sebastian Stuart's book  - What Wasn't I Thinking?  takes us back to his early life in New York, his college days in 1970's San Francisco and importantly to the relationship with his beloved cousin Tina.  A memoir, an autobiography, a chronicle of times past - this book is a triumph for its author.

Nathan


No Mud, No Lotus

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ISBN: 9781937006853
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Published: Parallax Press - December 2nd, 2014

What is suffering? What is happiness? How do they relate and how do you experience them? Zen Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, provides thoughts on how one can truly face and understand one's hurt rather than only carry its burden. Written in very beautiful, kind, and humble words, No Mud, No Lotus is a book that refreshes oneself like a rejuvenating gulp of crisp air that you didn't know you needed.

Kai
 


I Know What I am

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ISBN: 9781683962113
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Published: Fantagraphics - September 10th, 2019

This incredibly well researched graphic biography tells the story of my personal favorite painter, Artemisia Gentileschi. Siciliano doesn't shy away from the dark and often violent truth of Gentileschi's life as she went from her father's apprentice to a famous Renaissance painter in her own right. This book captures the humanity of such a great figure, while still giving us a view of the politics and hardships of the time --and an art lesson to round out the whole thing. Plus, just look at this cover, who wouldn't want to add such a beautiful book to their collection? CW: Sexual Assault

Katherine
 


Wake

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By Rebecca Hall, Hugo Martínez (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781982115180
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 1st, 2021

So many histories of women can only be found in the cracks, pieced together through what is omitted rather than saved. In her debut graphic novel, with striking pen and ink illustration by Hugo Martinez, Rebecca Hall recounts the struggle to uncover narratives about women’s roles in slave revolts for her PhD. But where she is met with lack and institutional gatekeeping, she fills in the stories of these women herself. A necessary and heart-wrenching read.

Meaghan


The Right Swipe

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ISBN: 9780062878090
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Published: Avon - August 6th, 2019

Rhiannon Hunter is living her best life as the CEO of Crush, a new-to-the-game dating app that has been skyrocketing with success. Unfortunately, all of her carefully constructed plans for acquiring Matchmaker (an industry rival to Crush) come crashing down when they announce their new ambassador: Samson Lima, a former football pro... and the guy who ghosted her. The Right Swipe is a lighthearted contemporary filled with thoughtful commentary on grief, grudges, and the consequences of broken trust. Alisha Rai absolutely nails the fine balance between conflict and comfort. You'll be rooting for Rhiannon and Samson from start to finish.

Cindy


X-Men Marauders

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By Gerry Duggan (Text by), Matteo Lolli (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781302919948
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Published: Marvel - July 21st, 2020

If you’ve ever thought, wow, the X-Men are great, but it would be even cooler if they were also PIRATES, this is the book for you. A great comic for long time readers, but also accessible to new fans looking to check out modern superhero comics!

Shana


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