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The Great Nadar – The Man Behind the Camera

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781101902608
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - July 11th, 2017

Photography lovers will relish this fascinating biography of the legendary French photographer known as Nadar.  A visionary with an abundance of panache, Nadar pioneered the use of aerial photography – he was an avid balloonist – and celebrity photography, photographing tout le monde de Paris – Bernhardt, Delacroix, George Sand, Victor Hugo, among others – he was the Andy Warhol of his time.  Nathan


In Other Lands

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By Sarah Rees Brennan, Carolyn Nowak (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781618731203
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Published: Big Mouth House - August 15th, 2017

Prepare to have every fantasy trope you know turned on its head. Elliot Schafer goes to school in the magical Borderlands and questions everything from his sexuality to the status quo. He's a pacifist in a culture that glorifies violence, and he's ready to change the world before he graduates. This is a hilarious story about friendship, growing up, and what one can do if they're smart, determined, and just a little bit obnoxious.

Shana


A Line in the Dark

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780735227422
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2017

This unconventionally structured and intense YA thriller will appeal to fans of Gone Girl and other dark, female- centric mysteries. The story centers on queer romance, jealousy tangled up in friendship and class and race differences between teen girls at two different high schools in a small Massachusetts town. The unconventional shift in narration halfway through both allows for a more factual and removed look at the mystery and signals to the audience that Jess has lost control of her own story. One of the most artfully written YA books of the year, and a mystery sure to suck in both older teen and adult readers, this is one not to be missed.

April


Hortense and the Shadow

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780316440790
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 7th, 2017

I've been following the O'Hara sisters on Instagram for over a year while I anxiously waited to read this book. I wasn't disappointed when I finally held a copy! The illustrations are simultaneously luminescent and dark, and the story of little Hortense who's afraid of her shadow is endearing.

Heather


The Witch Boy

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$12.99
ISBN: 9781338089516
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Published: Graphix - October 31st, 2017

This dazzling coming of age graphic novel explores the bravery needed to express your identity and the strength needed to convince others of its' validity. Filled with magic, unexpected friendship, and the monstrous, Ostertag has created a contemporary fantasy for anyone who's struggled with defining their-self.

Marika


The Wicked + the Divine Volume 1

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781632150196
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Published: Image Comics - November 25th, 2014

Every ninety years, 12 humans are granted the powers of a god and the fame of a pop star, but only for two years, and then they die. Lucifer is accused of murder, but she might be innocent. It's up to fangirl Laura Wilson and skeptical reporter Cassandra Igarashi to find out the truth. Mystery, romance, humor, great art, poor life choices, this series has it all. It's a wild ride from start to finish, and I couldn't put it down.

Shana


Salvation on Sand Mountain

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780306818363
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Published: Da Capo Press - August 1st, 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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$26.00
ISBN: 9780374203108
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Published: MCD/Farrar Straus and Giroux - 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


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