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Odetta

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$28.95
ISBN: 9780807035320
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Published: Beacon Press - April 14th, 2020

 

The folk revival of the 1950s and 60s didn't just stem from Pete Seeger or Peter, Paul, and Mary. It was built on the back of one of the most famous folk singers of the day who I'd never heard of Odetta. In this thorough biography tells her story, which is fascinating and unfortunately familiar. 

 

Meaghan


We Ride Upon Sticks

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781524748098
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Published: Pantheon - March 3rd, 2020

 

We Ride Upon Sticks is one of my favorite releases of 2020 so far! Quan Berry’s characters are wonderful and real and she absolutely nails the dynamics of high school sports. Though the focus of winning a championship is one many of us can relate to, the thread of supernatural suspense holding this together kept me turning the pages faster than you can say Emilio Estevez!

 

Caleb


Bluebird, Bluebird

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780316363273
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Published: Mulholland Books - August 28th, 2018

 

Meet Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger tangled in a web of conflicting loyalties--to his job, his wife, his family, his home. After personal allegiance puts Darren's job at risk, he finds himself caught up in a mystery that causes the racial fault lines in a small Texas town to erupt. Bluebird, Bluebird kicks off a series you won't want to miss!

 

Rebecca


Bluets

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ISBN: 9781933517407
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Published: Wave Books - October 1st, 2009

 

Bluets, an essay of sorts told through 240 loosely-linked prose poems, is an intricate and dreamlike reading experience. At its core, the writing focuses on the author’s attraction to the color blue, the end of a romantic relationship, and the care of a friend who becomes quadriplegic after an accident. These intensely personal experiences—presented alongside the ideas of other writers, artists, and philosophers—create new ways of thinking about perception and personal suffering.

Justin, Writer in Residence for Adults


Parisian Lives

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Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and Me: A Memoir Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385542456
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Published: Nan A. Talese - November 12th, 2019

 

A National Book Award winner for her much-acclaimed biography of Samuel Beckett, Deirdre Bair tells the story in this engaging memoir of working with two of the 20th Century’s most fascinating, but difficult, personalities.  Lively and well written this book gives important insight to the workings of two great minds.

Nathan


The City We Became

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ISBN: 9780316509848
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Published: Orbit - March 24th, 2020

 

When a city reaches a certain point, it stops being a location on a map and starts being a massive living entity. It's New York's turn now, but nothing is going the way it usually does. The city's six new human avatars need to figure out how to work together and use their powers fast or New York is doomed. A love letter to the weirdness and wonder that is New York City written in N K Jemisin's stunning prose.

Shana


Silent Fury

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By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781911508786
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Published: And Other Stories - June 16th, 2020

 

A plaque. A press release. A mislabeled photograph. Like a paleontologist drawing a beast from a jaw bone, Herrera tells a story greed, imperialism, and complicity from a few fragments of information. The El Bordo Mine Fire is just one almost forgotten tragedy but, like Rukeyser's Book of the Dead, the bright, poetic light Herrera shines on it with A Silent Fury, casts a shadow on our biggest questions.

Josh


The Trouble with Hating You

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ISBN: 9781538733332
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Published: Forever - May 12th, 2020

 

Liya is a fiercely independent successful engineer who is completely resistant to her parents' attempts to set her up. So when she realizes that the dinner they invited her to is actually a set-up with an eligible bachelor, she walks out—only to find out that she has to work side-by-side with the guy two days later. This is a funny, heartstring-tugging, banter-filled enemies-to-lovers romance that has a delicious slow burn and completely worth it pay-off at the end.

April


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