Meaghan

Folklorn

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$21.56
ISBN: 9781645660163
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Published: Erewhon - April 27th, 2021

A mosaic of reality and fairytale with boundaries muddied like a red ribbon dragged through the mortar, Folklorn explores generational trauma, the Korean immigrant experience, grief, mental illness, and Korean mythology in a book that chills and captivates. Truly, I couldn't put it down.

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Women and Other Monsters

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$25.95
ISBN: 9780807054932
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Published: Beacon Press - March 9th, 2021

In Women and Other Monsters, Jess Zimmerman explores the mythological and cultural ways that women have been portrayed as monsters, particularly in the Greek pantheon. We are Gorgons, who turn men to stone with our ugliness; we are Charybdis, murderous and unseemly in our hunger; in all the ways we are unideal, we are monstrous. Zimmerman’s experience and her articulation of it was so crisp and felt so real. This book made me feel deeply seen and more at ease with my own monstrosity.

Meaghan


Justine

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781951142339
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Published: Tin House Books - March 2nd, 2021

Have you ever had a desire or relationship so intense, so all-consuming that it burns itself out nearly as soon as it began? That is the feeling of this book, a teenage crush that means the world until it doesn’t. And it’s illustrated by the author. (Whoever decided adult fiction shouldn’t have pictures was just plain wrong.)

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Beowulf

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780374110031
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - August 25th, 2020

This new translation of Beowulf is everything the version you (perhaps begrudgingly) read in high school was not. The language is fresh and florid, brimming with alliteration and bravado and modern slang. Headley translates the characters of this age-old poem into people we can recognize, instead of the granite giants of legend. It is, in a word, readable, and delightfully so. Her introduction is also its own work of art; it would be worth the purchase for that alone. 

 

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Fangs

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781524860677
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 1st, 2020

What are the holidays but a time for spooks? A Christmas Carol came out of the English tradition of ghost stories at Christmas, and I for one think we should bring that back. Fangs might not raise the hairs on your neck, but this endearing story about the love between a vampire and a werewolf will warm your heart. 

Meaghan


Beowulf

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Beowulf: A New Translation Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374110031
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: MCD x FSG Originals - August 25th, 2020

This new translation of Beowulf is everything the version you (perhaps begrudgingly) read in high school was not. The language is fresh and florid, brimming with alliteration and bravado and modern slang. Headley translates the characters of this age-old poem into people we can recognize, instead of the granite giants of legend. It is, in a word, readable, and delightfully so. Her introduction is also its own work of art; it would be worth the purchase for that alone. 

Meaghan


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