Stacey

Mirage

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Mirage: A Novel (Mirage Series #1) By Somaiya Daud Cover Image
$18.99
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ISBN: 9781250126429
Published: Flatiron Books - August 28th, 2018

 

This is my favorite book right now. In Mirage, Somaiya Daud has crafted a beautiful fantasy (which seamlessly features some sci-fi concepts). The characters feel so alive. The setting and cultures, inspired by her Moroccan heritage, are intricate, beautiful, and refreshingly unique. The story is rich and engaging, but also succinct.

Stacey


If You Plant a Seed

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If You Plant a Seed: An Easter And Springtime Book For Kids By Kadir Nelson, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kadir Nelson, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062298898
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 3rd, 2015

 

I love Kadir Nelson’s artwork. He’s done some of my favorite New Yorker covers lately, and this book is a shining example of his ability to tell a great story through imagery. The allegory presented is simple but beautiful, and it’s a good lesson leading into a new school year. I also feel like the book is timely for the peak of summer harvests.

Stacey


Where Now: New and Selected Poems

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Where Now: New and Selected Poems By Laura Kasischke Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781556595127
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - July 4th, 2017

 

I discovered Laura Kasischke's poetry shortly after my grandmother passed away, when the poet's corporeal descriptions of grief felt particularly poignant. My appreciation for her poetry has only grown over the years. Her beautiful and sometimes heart-wrenching depictions of how we remember our experiences, our relationships and losses, and our mortality reveal something new to me every time I read them.

Stacey


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