August 2015

A Mango Shaped Space

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ISBN: 9780316058254
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2005

Mia is a thirteen-year-old girl who experiences synesthesia, which causes her to perceive words and noises as colors. She has always kept her condition a secret, but eventually she must accept that she isn’t like everybody else. Mia’s story is both poignant and enjoyable - vividly told and easy to relate to.




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ISBN: 9781937512279
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - March 10th, 2015

One of the best and most unique near-future dystopias I've read. "I" (short for Inez) is an unforgettable narrator her voice is raw, piercing and utterly engaging, evolving from her initial desensitized deadpan as she learns to care for baby Ani, the unexpected result of a job gone awry. Deeply human speculative fiction, perfect for fans of Margaret Atwood.




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Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400068425
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Published: Random House - April 28th, 2015

A highly readable side-by-side study of the remarkable lives of the mother/daughter pair of Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication on the Rights of Women, and Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. Feminists, writers, and pioneers, Charlotte Gordon's addictive dual biography is the true story of two women so remarkable you won't believe it's not fiction.




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ISBN: 9780312427900
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Published: Picador - August 5th, 2008

What would happen to the world if humans were to vanish into thin air? How long would our bridges survive? Would our nuclear reactors collapse? What creatures would thrive, and which would disappear? Alan Weisman's well-researched thought experiment is creative, illuminating, and ultimately hopeful.




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ISBN: 9780761184997
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - July 14th, 2015

Wonderful, whet-your-appetite pictures accompany the creative, healthy recipes in this book. It is a bonus that the ingredients are affordable for those on a budget. And as an extra bonus, for every book purchased the publisher will donate a second book to a person or family experiencing food insecurity.


The Wolf Border

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ISBN: 9780062208477
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Published: Harper - June 9th, 2015

The task of reintroducing wolves to northern Britain proves to be challenging on several political levels. Sarah Hall delivers a magical tale of an inspiring Eco mission that is also fraught with domestic angst yet maintains the ethereal mystery of the wolves in question.



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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.



Milk Bar Life

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ISBN: 9780770435103
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Published: Clarkson Potter - April 7th, 2015

This is not a cookbook. This is a compendium of the dark arts. Kimchi Cheez-Its. Blue Cheese Pretzels. Tang Toast. With quick desserts, to full meals, to eyebrow-raising apps, to snacks perfect for nights of questionable decision making, this book is one of the most exciting and interesting collections of recipes out there.





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