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A Manga Lover’s Tokyo Travel Guide

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$11.99
ISBN: 9784805315477
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - August 13th, 2019

 

As I’m writing this review, I am in Japan right now! This book is hilarious and helpful, so even if you’ve been to Tokyo before, there are parts in here that will make you laugh then relate. If you have any questions about the comic, the author, Evangeline Neo is quite a delight and is actively on social media. Or ask me!

Sinny


The Vietnam War

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$60.00
ISBN: 9780307700254
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Knopf - September 5th, 2017

Long after you’ve watched the repeats of Ken Burn’s and Lynn Novick’s PBS film again and again you’ll want to have Ward’s book on hand for that detail you’re trying to recall. If you haven’t watched the film then Ward’s book is among the best and most comprehensive, single-volume histories of the war for a general audience, important as the lessons of that war have clearly fully yet to be learned.

Dale


Sweetbitter

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781101911860
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Published: Vintage - April 4th, 2017

20-something Tess moves to NYC and begins working in an upscale restaurant, opening a world of amazing flavors, expensive wines, and the wild, hidden world of after-serving partying. With delicious, gorgeously written descriptions of wine and food, this novel combines the ease of a beach read with stunning passages that will leave you salivating. Be warned, you’ll want a glass of wine and oysters after reading!

Marika


Ursula, Under

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780143035459
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Published: Penguin Books - June 28th, 2005

3-year-old Ursula falls down an abandoned mine shaft in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. While EMTs and urban cavers race to her rescue, the novel traces Ursula's ancestry through more than a thousand years in Finland, China, and the US.

Sarah

 


RELISH: MY LIFE IN THE KITCHEN

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By Lucy Knisley, Lucy Knisley (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596436237
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Published: First Second - April 2nd, 2013

Knisley's graphic memoir encompasses family, friends, childhood, and above all, food, with gusto. From exclusive five-star restaurants to roadside food stands, this book is never less than heartwarming. The vignettes are alternately funny and poignant, and the recipes are mouthwatering. Pick this one up for the memoir, but keep it for the cooking tips!

Rebecca

 


THE WALLS AROUND US

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781616203726
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - March 24th, 2015

Three stories weave together in this dark tale. Amber was sent to a juvenile detention center after being found guilty of murder; now she’s seeing ghosts. Violet and Orianna are best friends, but something came between them, something bloody that sent Orianna to Amber's detention center. But who’s actually guilty? Surprising twists and turns will have readers questioning the meaning of justice and revenge in this haunting novel.

Marika


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