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Long Live the Post Horn! (Staff Pick)

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Long Live the Post Horn! By Vigdis Hjorth, Charlotte Barslund (Translated by) Cover Image
By Vigdis Hjorth, Charlotte Barslund (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781788733137
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Published: Verso Fiction - September 15th, 2020

Long live the post horn, indeed! This is the story of the political and personal awakening of a lonely Norwegian PR worker revitalized from existential malaise. Spurred by the mystery of a missing colleague and the romance of an undelivered letter, Hjorth's manic stream of consciousness takes us along a riveting 6 months as our narrator is drawn into the drama (yes, drama!) of Norwegian union responses to the EU postal directive.

- Catherine


Open Water (Staff Pick)

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Open Water By Caleb Azumah Nelson Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802157942
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - April 13th, 2021

This short novel contains some of the most gorgeous sentences I have ever read. Caleb Azumah Nelson crafts an achingly beautiful love story between two Black British artists in southeast London, following the course of their relationship across its tentative beginning and inexorable path onwards.

- Catherine


Housekeeping (Staff Pick)

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Housekeeping (Fortieth Anniversary Edition): A Novel By Marilynne Robinson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250769763
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Published: Picador - August 4th, 2020

Marilynne Robinson's debut novel is exquisite. Housekeeping is the story of sisters Ruth and Lucille, dropped off on the doorstep of their grandmother's house after their mother drives a borrowed car off a cliff. The town of Fingerbone, quiet and cold and stolid amidst all of the death that swirls around the girls, is an impeccably constructed setting for their coming-of-age. Gorgeously atmospheric- think windswept, candlelit nights, the sound of a train whistle in the distance, the commingled freedom and restriction that comes with girlhood in a small town- and full of achingly beautiful sentences.

- Catherine


Chester Van Chime Who Forgot How to Rhyme (Staff Pick)

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Chester van Chime Who Forgot How to Rhyme By Avery Monsen, Abby Hanlon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Avery Monsen, Abby Hanlon (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780759554825
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2022

A fantastic book with fantastic rhymes! Actually, wait- no rhymes. But that's what is so fantastic about it! This book is the perfect read-aloud book and is sure to get some giggles from your audience.

- Catherine


The Unfortunate Life of Worms (Staff Pick)

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The Unfortunate Life of Worms By Noemi Vola Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9798986640600
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Published: Tra Publishing - April 25th, 2023

It’s tough to be a worm. It’s also tough to be a human, and Vola’s graphic novel explores the travails of consciousness in a delightfully original way, as seen through the eyes of a worm. A book that pushes you to reflect on the human condition AND teaches you fun facts about worms- the perfect combination!

- Catherine


Neverforgotten (Staff Pick)

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Neverforgotten By Alejandra Algorta, Aida Salazar (Translated by), Iván Rickenmann (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alejandra Algorta, Aida Salazar (Translated by), Iván Rickenmann (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781646142040
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Published: Levine Querido - May 2nd, 2023

This book, the product of a debut novelist, translator, and children's book illustrator, blew me away. A poetic coming of age story set in a Bogotá so richly rendered you feel as if you’re there, racing through the streets on a bicycle alongside Fabio and his friends.

Spanish and bilingual hardcover versions also available!

- Catherine


The Bear and the Little Green Thing (Staff Pick)

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Bear and the Little Green Thing By Diandian Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780645069648
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Published: Berbay Publishing - May 3rd, 2022

A lovely story about- you guessed it- a bear and a little green thing. When the little green thing falls from the mouth of a bird and lands on the wide back of a bear, the two find an unexpectedly symbiotic relationship that blossoms into an unassuming friendship. The little green thing, however, cannot stay a little green thing forever, and the book explores friendship through change in words and images both as gorgeous as they are simple.

- Catherine


The Elevator (Staff Pick)

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The Elevator By Yael Frankel, Yael Frankel (Illustrator), Kit Maude (Translator) Cover Image
By Yael Frankel, Yael Frankel (Illustrator), Kit Maude (Translator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781734783902
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Published: Tapioca Stories - November 24th, 2020

This is a very clever little book with a clever little design. Make sure to check out the inside back cover!**

- Catherine

**supplied by a variety of staff members


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