November 2021

Thundercluck!

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Thundercluck!: Chicken of Thor Cover Image
By Paul Tillery, IV, Paul Tillery, IV (Illustrator), Meg Wittwer (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250211477
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Published: Square Fish - September 17th, 2019

Thundercluck is a great tale about a chicken who isn't quite sure if he has what it takes to defeat his nemesis, the Under Chef, but he does know his friend, Brunhilda, is counting on him. And if you're listening to Thundercluck's story, the narration includes a certain chicken's voice as he fights, frolics, and flies toward his destiny, which turns out to be perfectly sized after all.

Mish


The Book of Lost and Found

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The Book of Lost and Found: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316375054
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Back Bay Books - August 25th, 2015

Best-selling author ( The Guest List, The Hunting Party) Lucy Foley's first novel - The Book of Lost and Found - tells the story of photographer Kate Darling and her search for her family's mysterious roots.  With secrets revealed, the past comes rushing forward upending Kate's life.

Nathan


The Space Between Worlds

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780593156919
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Published: Del Rey - June 1st, 2021

Cara lives in a world where multiversal travel is possible—but you can only travel to a universe where your counterpart is dead. Cara is exceptionally good at dying on other worlds, so she has been plucked from the dystopian wastelands and brought to the walled city to work as a traveler—but she still can't escape danger. This is a heartstopping, intelligent, sci-fi thriller with a touch of queer romance and smart social commentary. 

April


Some Girls Do

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780593112533
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 18th, 2021

In Some Girls Do, Morgan, a high-level high school track star who has been forced to transfer from her Catholic high school because she's queer, falls for Ruby, a closeted bisexual girl who competes in beauty pageants to please her mom but whose true love is fixing cars. This is the truest, most beautiful, thoughtful, and heart-wrenching examination of teen queerness I've read in a long time and I can't recommend it highly enough.

April


Dark Archives

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Dark Archives: A Librarian's Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250800169
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Published: Picador - October 19th, 2021

Also affectionately known (by me) as the Human Skin Book Book. Rosenbloom is half of the duo that discovered a reliable way to test whether a book's cover is bound in animal or human leather and that testing journey takes her around the world. This delightful book (you read that right, delightful) is a studied and nuanced look at the history of bookbinding, the ways that cultural norms around death and dead bodies have changed, the true power of human mythmaking, and the scientific developments that have allowed us to test those myths. 

Meaghan


A Swim in the Pond in the Rain

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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984856029
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2021

I’ve read a lot of books on ‘how to write,’ and this is the first one that genuinely resonated with me. George Saunders employs his straight-talking, big-hearted sense of humor as he guides you through the Russians. He slowly deconstructs the each story with discussions and suggested exercises that uncover the core strategies writers use to make good fiction. Keep a pencil nearby because you will take notes. Great for readers and writers alike.

Wendy


Sustainable Gifting

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Sustainable Gifting: Upcycle, Hand-Make & Get Creative with Zero-Waste Presents & Packages Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781743796818
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Published: Hardie Grant - April 13th, 2021

The best gifts are ones that come from the heart and are made by the hands (and books - books and crafts). I love the wide range of ideas presented in Sustainable Gifting for everything from the gifts themselves to the wrapping and labeling. Perfect if you're looking to make more gifts this season, and perfect for the eco-conscious crafter in your life.

Stacey


Killers of the Flower Moon

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307742483
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

Killers of the Flower Moon will intrigue, terrify, and infuriate. Gramm details a conspiracy that spans D.C. to the Oklahoman plains, telling the true story of a rash of murders targeting members of the Osage Indian Nation, after the Nation's land turned up incredibly oil-rich. Woven with the story of J. Edgar Hoover's pet project that became the FBI, and the larger-than-life characters who investigated the crimes during the roaring '20s, this immersive true crime mystery reveals the true villainy of the American West, even a century later.

Kate M


Poison For Breakfast

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781324090625
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Published: Liveright - August 31st, 2021

One of Snicket's most unique works, a tale in which Snicket himself will spend the pages investigating his own poisoning. In classic Snicket fashion, this book takes you on an adventure filled with twists, turns, and a whole lot of wit. A fun read to escape into this November!

Jane


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