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The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream

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The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer By Dean Jobb Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9781643752501
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Published: Algonquin Books - July 5th, 2022

Only a few years after Jack the Ripper terrorized London, another murderer roamed the streets, leaving poisoned victims in his wake, as he already had across North America.

John


Polysecure

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Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy By Jessica Fern, Eve Rickert (Foreword by), Nora Samaran (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jessica Fern, Eve Rickert (Foreword by), Nora Samaran (Foreword by)
$15.96
ISBN: 9781944934989
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Published: Thorntree Press - October 23rd, 2020

If you've ever wondered how polyamorous people are able to have multiple healthy relationships when having even one healthy relationship is hard, Jessica Fern has some great ideas. Fern gives grounded, real world suggestions by breathing fresh life into attachment research with roots in the 60s and 70s. Polysecure brings a contemporary perspective to the ideas Dossie Eaton & Janet Hardy's laid out in the1997 classic, The Ethical Slut.

Murphy


Margaret & Christine Wertheim

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Christine and Margaret Wertheim: Value and Transformation of Corals By Christine Wertheim (Artist), Margaret Wertheim (Artist), Udo Kittelmann (Editor) Cover Image
By Christine Wertheim (Artist), Margaret Wertheim (Artist), Udo Kittelmann (Editor)
$40.00
ISBN: 9783868326888
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Published: Wienand Verlag - August 30th, 2022

Entire coral reefs made with crochet! I almost didn't believe it at first. I really love that the book dives into the geometry and natural science behind the 3-D crochet designs. And of course there are even pictures of the real creatures that inspired the whole thing. This is a great book to stow away, waiting for the perfect time to surprise the yarn artist in your life.

Stacey


Easy No-Churn Ice Cream

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Easy No-Churn Ice Cream: The ‘No Equipment Necessary’ Guide to Standout Homemade Ice Cream By Heather Templeton Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781645675983
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Published: Page Street Publishing - July 12th, 2022

No special equipment? No rock salt? no pre-chilling? Yes, it IS just that simple!

John


On Looking

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On Looking: A Walker's Guide to the Art of Observation By Alexandra Horowitz Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439191262
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Published: Scribner - April 15th, 2014

Horowitz takes a series of walks around her neighborhood accompanied by various experts: bug knowers, typeface designers, rockhounds; connoisseurs of sounds, spines, couches, crowds. How much can you learn about the world around you just by learning how to notice things?

Piera


Ritual

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Ritual: An Essential Grimoire By Damien Echols, Lorri Davis Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781683648208
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Published: Sounds True - April 26th, 2022

If you want one witchy book for your shelf, pick this one. If you have a shelf of witchy books, then this is the perfect addition. Unlike other magical reference books, Damien & Lorri stay grounded, and a big section of this book is dedicated breathing and grounding exercises! Great for newbies, experts, and curious kids alike.

Murphy


Make, Sew and Mend

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Make, Sew and Mend: Traditional Techniques to Sustainably Maintain and Refashion Your Clothes By Bernadette Banner Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781645674863
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Published: Page Street Publishing - May 17th, 2022

When you're almost 6 1/2 feet tall, you find out that 32x36 pants aren't exacly growing on trees. Anything you can learn to make them last longer is well worth the effort.

John


Mind Fixers

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Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness By Anne Harrington Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393358063
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 16th, 2020

An especially fascinating and thorough story of the reflections of societal beliefs in the mental health field over the years. From the horrific eugenics movement to our current world, Mind Fixers is a great read for anyone even moderately interested in the often chilling and intersectional history of how psychology/psychiatry came to be what they are, and how that morbid history still informs us today, despite all the progress made.

Seamus


Girlhood

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Girlhood By Melissa Febos Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635579314
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 24th, 2022

For devotees of Machado's In the Dream House and Nelson's The Argonauts, Febos's coming-of-age memoir is also an interpolation of myth, psychoanalysis, and other women's stories. Focusing on the aggressions (against herself and others) that all too often lead to internalized patriarchal values, shame, and learned passivity, she also tells a story of empowerment as she finds herself as a queer woman, dominatrix, and fierce defender of her own sense of agency.

Rachael


Way of the Hive

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The Way of the Hive: A Honey Bee's Story By Jay Hosler, Jay Hosler (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jay Hosler, Jay Hosler (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780063007352
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Published: HarperAlley - April 20th, 2021

I read this in its original iteration, Clan Apis, in probably 2006 when I was 10 and Very Scared Of Bees. I am not exaggerating when I say it changed my relationship to bees entirely - I went from fear and mistrust to awe, appreciation, and curiosity. Jay Hosler's approach to what is essentially an explanation of What Bees Are is funny, interesting, and moving, and his artwork is top-tier.

Piera


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