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I Hate Running and You Can Too

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$11.96
ISBN: 9781579659882
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Published: Artisan - March 16th, 2021

Humorous, insightful, and strangely motivating, this short book, illustrated with laugh-inducing Semi-Rad charts, will inspire you to get out for a run...even if you're reading the book to procrastinate from running.  A great gift for runners, non-runners, and those who hate running!

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The Firekeeper's Daughter

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$15.19
ISBN: 9781250766564
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

Firekeeper's Daughter is an emotional roller coaster that considers issues of justice, integrity, community, family, fairness, and trust, while also thrilling and enthralling. A masterpiece of YA fiction, Firekeeper's Daughter is going to rock the YA literary world like Angie Thomas did with The Hate You Give. I don't have the space to expound how brilliant this thriller is; a 2021 must-read.

Marika


Thirsty Mermaids

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$29.99
ISBN: 9781982133573
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Published: Gallery 13 - February 9th, 2021

In search of booze, three mermaids venture onto shore, where they have to navigate everything from walking and clothes, to jobs and purpose. Thirsty Mermaids is the adult female friendship comic for everyone who's trying to balance their Little Mermaid nostalgia with their feminism.

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Milk Fed

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781982142490
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Published: Scribner - February 2nd, 2021

Lush and weird, one bite of this book isn't enough- I had to binge it, and it was hard to find another book after that would feed my hunger for more. From the complexities of food and mother-daughter relationship, to questions of career, sex, and desire, Broder has created a deliciously weird, multiple-course masterpiece.

Marika


Skunk and Badger

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By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750057
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

This charmingly quirky novel begs to be read aloud. Featuring illustrations by Jon Klassen, it's the perfect book for curling up around (with a bowl of popcorn, and maybe a chicken to cuddle). Like Frog & Toad or Wallace & Gromit, Skunk & Badger are certain to be beloved.

Marika


Where the Wild Ladies Are

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By Aoko Matsuda, Polly Barton (Translator)
$13.56
ISBN: 9781593766900
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Published: Soft Skull Press - October 20th, 2020

Enthralling, smart, and relatable, these stories offer commentary on society, gender, and power...and feature ghosts. Each story in this book is a retelling of a traditional Japanese ghost tale. A thin thread connects them, growing gradually stronger until the end, making this a superb choice for those novel-enthusiasts looking to try more short stories.

Marika


Baba Yaga's Assistant

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By Marika McCoola, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536213102
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Published: Candlewick - June 2nd, 2020

Child-eating witches, clever girls...and a house on chicken legs! An adventure for graphic-novel loving kids and those who enjoy remixed fairytales and folklore.

[Note: Yes, I wrote this book, but I'm staff picking it as a December birthday present to myself and my grandmother, and in honor of her memory (the book is dedicated to her, and she did get to see it before she died). I was due to be born on my grandmother's birthday and she died the night before mine. She was the daughter of a bookstore owner, and grew up in the shop. Her love of books is one of her greatest gifts to me.]

Marika


A Certain Hunger

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781951213145
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Published: Unnamed Press - December 8th, 2020

Food critic Dorothy Daniels wants good food and good sex, and she will go to whatever lengths she needs in order to get it. She is, after all, a psychopath. At once a critique of the food industry and a criminal's account, A Certain Hunger is a stunning feminist page-turner. With it's devious protagonist and delectable prose, this novel will devour you.

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