November 2017

Salvation on Sand Mountain

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Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780306818363
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Da Capo Press - August 11th, 2009

Despite his Alabama roots, Dennis Covington only knew about snake handling in a vague sense, until the New York Times asked him to cover a story about a snake handling death in the 1990s. Intrigued by the culture, Covington extended the project and wrote this book. This American subculture is filled with everything from quiet piety to sexual power play; cultish leaders to naive victims. In his thoughtful and elegant book, Covington offers few conclusions, but peels back a side of our country few people know about.

Matthew


Sourdough

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Sourdough: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374203108
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Published: MCD - September 5th, 2017

From the author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore comes a book of technology, programming, robotic arms, life-changing artisanal bread, and what makes life worth living. Quirky, with mouth-watering descriptions, pick this up if you like Ready Player One, Jasper Fforde, or Sweetbitter.

 

Marika


Meddling Kids

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Meddling Kids: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385541992
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Published: Doubleday - July 11th, 2017

The universally understood reference in the title of Edgar Cantero’s newest novel stands in juxtaposition to the gritty and realistic nature of the story within, where we see our heroes 10-years on, dealing with PTSD and disillusionment. I couldn't put this book down!

Cissa


The Women in the Castle

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The Women in the Castle: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062563668
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Published: William Morrow - March 28th, 2017

You will find this beautifully written historical novel quite different from other World War II fiction you may have read. Spanning the periods before, during and after the war, the women of the title - three widows of men who in different ways had resisted the Nazis - find themselves in a dilapidated castle, coming to terms with the very complicated moral and emotional choices they have been forced to make. Winner of the 2017 New England Book award for fiction.

David


Letters to Memory

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ISBN: 9781566894876
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 5th, 2017

Through exploring her family's archive of letters and other documents, Yamashita creates a powerful dialog between herself and her past, including her family's experience in the WWII Japanese internment camps, how they reacted, how they coped, and how they moved on when they got home. More than just a memoir, this book teaches by example a new kind of relationship you can have with your familial, national, and cultural story. This is an important book.

Josh


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