November 2018

Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

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$13.95
ISBN: 9780393338096
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 7th, 2010

 

Need a little laugh therapy? Lewis wrote The Big Short, Moneyball, and now the highly praised, The Fifth Risk. I did not know he had written about his journey into being a father. If this topic applies to or interests you in the least, there are laugh out loud moments awaiting you.

Molly


The Disordered Mind

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780374287863
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 28th, 2018

 

Nobel Prize winning researcher and teacher Eric R. Kandel,  with profound empathy, essentially delivers a survey of current knowledge of the workings of the brain using the frame of brain disorders. Our understanding of the biology of the mind is changing rapidly and Kandel charts these advances in clear and very comprehensible language explaining how they are leading to new insights about human nature and consciousness itself.

Dale


Medusa Uploaded

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ISBN: 9781250169341
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Published: Tor Books - May 2018

 

The moment I finished this book, I immediately wanted to go back and reread it from the beginning. This book has everything: cool robots, political intrigue, revenge, murder, and, of course, space travel. Oichi is a fascinating and deeply flawed protagonist, and her story is unlike anything I've read before.

 

Shana


Locke and Key

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By Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (Illustrator), Robert Crais (Introduction by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781600103841
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Published: IDW Publishing - August 18th, 2009

 

Halloween might be over, but there’s no reason the fixation on spectacular and scary needs to end. Locke and Key is a supernatural drama that blends the generational mythology of Harry Potter with the jarring otherworldly dread of Twin Peaks. Most of all it is a saga of family, expertly unpacking the consequences of past mistakes and the urgency to grow past what may haunt you. The story of the Locke siblings isn’t one you will be able to shake, nor will you want to; it’s the perfect tale for an overcast fall in New England!

Caleb


New Poets of Native Nations

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ISBN: 9781555978099
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Published: Graywolf Press - July 10th, 2018

 

It's hard to summarize this collection of poetry. There's just so much raw emotion, and each author has their own distinct voice. The poems are all powerful declarations of resilience in the face of generations of societal bigotry and cruelty.

Stacey


The Proposal

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ISBN: 9780399587689
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Published: Berkley - October 30th, 2018

 

Pick this up if public surprise proposals make you cringe. Nik is stunned and dismayed when her casual boyfriend pulls out a scoreboard proposal at a Dodgers game. Luckily, Carlos and his sister are there to rescue her from the awkward fallout. Mix in delicious cupcakes, body-positive self-defense classes, and a great supporting cast--you can't go wrong with this new contemporary romance from the author of The Wedding Date!

Rebecca


Little

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ISBN: 9780525534327
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 23rd, 2018

 

This historical novel about Madame Tussaud is dark and delightful. It's the story of a young girl who wends her way through the streets of Paris and the chaos of the French Revolution to become a skilled wax worker. Edward Carey's illustrations are equally eerie and fascinating. One of my favorite books of the year!

Heather


Oraefi: The Wasteland

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By Ofeigur Sigurosson, Lytton Smith (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781941920671
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - October 2nd, 2018

 

Easy to summarize, but impossible to explain Oraefi is a strange amalgamation of explorer’s tale, travelogue, historical fiction, collection of dramatic monologues, and celebration of place names. Ostensibly the story of a scholar who nearly dies while exploring a wasteland in Iceland, the story meanders through multiple layers and narrators like a stream flowing from the glacier to the forest to the sea. It’s a wild ride, unlike anything you’ve read.

Josh


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