March 2018

Houses of Ravicka

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Houses of Ravicka By Renee Gladman Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780997366662
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Published: Dorothy, a publishing project - November 1st, 2017

 

What do you hear when you hear a house settle? Why do you dream when you move to a new apartment? What is your sense of direction? Houses of Ravicka is something like Escher noir written by Charlie Chaplin and edited by Gertrude Stein. Gladman is a genius, one of our greatest contemporary experimental writers & Houses is a breathtaking exploration of what it means to live in and with cities.

Josh


Poet X

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The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062662804
Availability: Available with a Delay: On Order at Supplier: Email online@portersquarebooks.com for More Info
Published: Quill Tree Books - March 6th, 2018

 

A novel in verse. Acevedo writes lyrically of being a teenager, a Latina, a twin, a Catholic, a daughter - and all her identities swirl together as we witness the creation of a poet. As soon as I finished the book I felt I had to start reading her poetry immediately.

David


Homeland Security Ate My Speech

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Homeland Security Ate My Speech: Messages from the End of the World By Ariel Dorfman Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781944869632
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Published: OR Books - December 12th, 2017

 

A great collection of essays and speeches from a Chilean-American writer. (Bonus points for the title piece, a satire that was so on-the-nose he had to add a disclaimer.)

Sarah


Annihilation

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Annihilation: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy #1) By Jeff VanderMeer Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374104092
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Published: FSG Originals - February 4th, 2014

 

This book captured me from the very beginning and never let me go. The horror-ecological-sci-fi (my new hybrid genre) aspects of the book made me feel claustrophobic in a thrilling way as I raced to finish, staying up all night in the process. This first book in Vandermeer's trilogy has us following a stoic biologist who enters into an alien world where nature has taken back what mankind has ruined, with deadly results.

Cissa


Winter

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Winter By Karl Ove Knausgaard Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780399563331
Published: Penguin Press - January 23rd, 2018

 

Winter, the second book in the Seasons Quartet, continues in the same vein as Autumn with vignettes about items, events, and people Knausgaard encounters in the season. I found the essays in turns funny, endearing, and haunting. A few of my favorite essays are "Winter Sounds", "Guests", and "Winter Boots".

Heather


Bygone Badass Broads

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Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World By Mackenzi Lee, Ms. Petra Eriksson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mackenzi Lee, Ms. Petra Eriksson (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419729256
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Published: Abrams Image - February 27th, 2018

 

Celebrate women's history month with this hilarious & inspiring collection of women! From warriors to scientists, business moguls to revolutionaries, this book brings to light the massive impact women have had on a history that has largely written them out. Plus, the illustrations are GORGEOUS!

Kate


Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman By Robert K. Massie Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780345408778
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 18th, 2012

 

Helen Mirren will soon star as the great lady, but the whole astonishing story is here. A 14 year old girl from minor German nobility is picked to marry the grandson of Peter the Great. Through improbable twists and turns, she uses dazzling intellect and political savvy to embody and lead Russia. This historical telling is a satisfying wow, from Pulitzer prize winning author, Robert Massie.

Molly


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