Amy's Picks

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Daughter of the Moon Goddess: A Novel (Celestial Kingdom #1) By Sue Lynn Tan Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063031302
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Published: Harper Voyager - January 11th, 2022

An adventure from start to finish. Immerse yourself in this retelling of Chinese mythology, and be captivated by the rich descriptions and twisting plot. Xingyin is a determined goddess who will fight tooth and nail for what she believes is right. 


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Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

Anthony Doer said in an interview that he strives to write "Demented Whimsy", and I would say he succeeded in this book. Cloud Cuckoo Land is a unique story about how our words and ideas can survive this broken world we have created. A labryinth of connections across space and time awaits the reader in these pages. 


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Lore Olympus: Volume One By Rachel Smythe Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780593160299
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Published: Random House Worlds - November 2nd, 2021

This is an incredible graphic novel, from its dialogue to the art, it will not disappoint! Greek Mythology has gotten a bit repetitive over the years, but Rachel brings it back to life in this colorful re-telling. The story explores serious topics of mental and emotional struggles among the Greek Gods, centering around the tale of Hades and Persephone as its never been told before.


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The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All By Josh Ritter Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335522535
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Published: Hanover Square Press - September 7th, 2021

A laugh-out-loud tale narrated with all the charisma of a crochety old man on  a winter night. This is the story of the last lumberjacks... the men who inspired the legends of Paul Bunyan, performing daring acts in the wilderness that gave them a larger tahn life persona. 


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The Hidden: A Novel By Melanie Golding Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781643852973
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Published: Crooked Lane Books - November 9th, 2021

I love anything involving Selkie lore, but this book went way beyond my expectations. Chock full of twists, each one hinting at a darker secret than the last, I was left gasping with each reveal. I highly reccomend the audio book on Libro.fm for a full submersion in the tale. 


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Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Family's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains and Coasts By Jessica J. Lee Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220007
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Published: Catapult - August 4th, 2020

A combination of travel journal, Taiwan history, and family memoir blends perfectly into this book. Jessica uses words from multiple languages to describe the complex emotions that we attach to people and places, in a way that I had never quite been able to grasp before reading. 


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The Moon, the Stars, and Madame Burova: A Novel By Ruth Hogan Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063075436
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 21st, 2021

A feel-good family mystery, with a host of quirky characters. Travel back to the golden era of holiday camps in the UK, where magic and reality collide for a young clairvoyant, creating a tangled web for the next generation.  I loved listening to this book on Libro.fm. 


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Wild Woman: A Footnote, the Desert, and My Quest for an Elusive Saint By Amy Frykholm Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781506471853
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Published: Broadleaf Books - August 3rd, 2021

A recommended read for lovers of Alice Hoffman, Sue Monk Kidd, and Clarissa Estes. 

Beautifully written, with a depth beyond measure, this is a book that is going to stick with me. I get the feeling that I will recall passages at different points through out my life. Amy takes such care in her words, you can feel her passion. 

I do not follow any religious faith, and this book did not try to convert me into Christianity. It is a feminist history lesson, travel guide, and story of friendship. Amy goes on a personal exploration into the question of "so what?" that I think is relatable world-wide. 


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We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy By Kliph Nesteroff Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9781982103033
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 16th, 2021

A deep dive into a side of history that has been over looked for too long. Kliph writes with passion and awareness, giving credit and voice to all the Indigenous comedians and writers with out whom this book would not have been possible. A great recommendation for lovers of history and stand-up.


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A Theater for Dreamers By Polly Samson Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781643751498
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 11th, 2021

Beyond just a coming of age story, this lyrical novel shifts what it means to be an "adult" from some mythical creature that has all the answers, to an average person struggling to keep things together. It is full of young drama and angst shared from the memory of the main character. Erica arrived on the island of Hydra at 18, uncertain of her place in the world and who she wants to become. She is surrounded by artists whom she admires and seeks council with, even though she sees the demons they are all battling with. Told with hindsight and wit, I would recommend this to any reader looking for a beach read that isn't all romance! 


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Anne of Manhattan: A Novel By Brina Starler Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063020740
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 1st, 2021

A fun modern twist on a classic! This rom-com version of Anne and Gilbert is a perfect escape from reality. I've always been a fan of their romance arc, but this book take sit to the next level!


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Love in Color: Mythical Tales from Around the World, Retold By Bolu Babalola Cover Image
$25.99
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ISBN: 9780063078499
Published: William Morrow - April 13th, 2021

Perfect for mythology, romance, or fantasy lovers! To say that I fell in love with this book would be an understatement.  In the span of 5 pages, Bolu is capable of not only transporting you into an entirely new world, but also imagining characters so rick with life that you consider them best friends. Each short story is a new adventure


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Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) By B. B. Alston Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062975164
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 19th, 2021

Fans of Harry Potter are sure to fall in love with this twisty fantasy that is full of anti-racist themes. Amari is a heroine for all ages, the way she cares for her friends and handles all the adversity a preppy school full of supernaturals can throw at her is so inspiring! (This would be a great listen on a family road trip on Libro.fm)


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Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10,201-Mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration By Sara Dykman Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781643260457
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Published: Timber Press - April 13th, 2021

One womans multi-country adventure following the worlds greatest migration... Monarch Butterflies. Sara is an incredible storyteller, reading her book is like being on that roadside with her, holding your breath as you catch sight of a monarch floating above an otherwise empty stretch of road.  


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Firekeeper's Daughter By Angeline Boulley Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766564
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

The young adult book I have been waiting for. This book delivers a coming-of-age reckoning with relevant issues and historical context all wrapped into a thrilling plot.  Daunis has been walking the line between her white and Ojibwe heritage since she was born, she has become accustomed to living in two different worlds. When someone close to her is murdered due to meth activity on tribal lands she agrees to help in the investigation, though she takes care to protect the Ojibe land and people from outsiders who have taken advantage of her people in the past. Unfortunately she is not as careful with her own safety, and finds herself in a dangerous situation, where the people who were supposed to protect her prove they are less than they promised.


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A Thousand Ships: A Novel By Natalie Haynes Cover Image
$27.99
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ISBN: 9780063065390
Published: Harper - January 26th, 2021

There are different sides to every story. In A Thousand Ships, Natalie Haynes gives voice to the women of the Trojan War, breathing new life into an over-done part of history. This book would be great for anyone who enjoyed of The Book of Longings, or The Dovekeepers. 


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A Girl is A Body of Water By Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781951142049
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Published: Tin House Books - September 1st, 2020

This is the kind of book that you dream about while reading it. Kirabo is a young feminist, raised to believe that women should be educated and strong, in a world that wants women to be silent and meek. In her search to find her mother, she will learn a lot about herself, and her countries folklore. 


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Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot By Mikki Kendall Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525560548
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Published: Viking - February 25th, 2020

This book combines Anti-racist and feminist ideas into one amazing book that really makes you think about what it means to actively choose to fight for equality, and how we have to start by paying attention to the communities that are in the most danger.  I have gotten asked by several customers which book, out of all the trending anti-racist/social justice books, I recommend they read. And while I will always say you need more than one perspective to get a full view, this book is a great start! 


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We Want Our Bodies Back: Poems By jessica Care moore Cover Image
$19.99
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ISBN: 9780062955289
Published: Amistad - March 31st, 2020

Lyrical poems that will spark a lot of emotion, and maybe even a call to action. This little book is incredibly powerful! Makes for a great listen on libro.fm as well. 


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The Book of Longings: A Novel By Sue Monk Kidd Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525429760
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Published: Viking - April 21st, 2020

Historical Fiction at its finest. This book will transport you back in time to Rome’s occupation of Israel, with vivid descriptions and scenery. Ana may have lived in a different age, but her longing for a life of passion, words, and choices rings true today. 


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The Sun Is a Compass: My 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds By Caroline Van Hemert Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316414449
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - February 25th, 2020

 Tired of adventure books about people who had no idea what they were doing? Caroline and her husband came across their share of close calls, and breath taking experiences, but there was never a doubt in my mind that they could handle anything the arctic wild threw at them. I loved Caroline's scientific descriptions of the birds they see along the way, as well as her introductions to the zany people they meet along the journey. 


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We Are Not from Here By Jenny Torres Sanchez Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984812261
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2020

This book is a realistic and gritty look at what refugees face every day to find safety. Pulga, Chico, and Pequena are willing to travel thousands of miles to escape their reality in Guatemala, risking everything on the dreams they hope to find in America.  It is a must reed for teens and adults alike! 


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The Color Purple: A Novel By Alice Walker Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143135692
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Published: Penguin Books - December 10th, 2019

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The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book One By David A. Robertson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735266100
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Published: Puffin Canada - September 8th, 2020

Hatchet meets Percy Jackson in this adventure, where Cree mythology comes to life. I listened to this book on Libro.fm and loved learning how to pronounce the Cree words that I otherwise would have failed at. Another unique feature is that there are actually good foster parents! (A true rarity in middle reader books)


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Everything Comes Next: Collected and New Poems By Naomi Shihab Nye Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063013452
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 29th, 2020

An amazing collection of poetry for kids and adults. Lovers of Shel Silverstein will appreciate this clever and fun book that was sometimes so raw I found myself crying. My favorite is Museum on page 54!


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Cheeky: A Head-to-Toe Memoir By Ariella Elovic Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635574524
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - December 8th, 2020

This is a  laugh-out-load guide to loving yourself, literally warts and all. Ariella doesn't hold back any details, and everyone with a body can relate to her discoveries, from excretions to seductions. Her funky illustrations are the cherry on top!


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Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl By Jonathan C. Slaght Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374228484
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

Not every scientist is very good at telling stories, but I have found that ornithologists are the exception- I loved learning about the ecology of the Russian forests, as well as the culture and people who live there. The owls themselves are fascinating too, I didn't realize there were owls this big! 


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Cheeky: A Head-to-Toe Memoir By Ariella Elovic Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635574524
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - December 8th, 2020

This is a  laugh-out-load guide to loving yourself, literally warts and all. Ariella doesn't hold back any details, and everyone with a body can relate to her discoveries, from excretions to seductions. Her funky illustrations are the cherry on top!


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Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl By Jonathan C. Slaght Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374228484
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

Not every scientist is very good at telling stories, but I have found that ornithologists are the exception- I loved learning about the ecology of the Russian forests, as well as the culture and people who live there. The owls themselves are fascinating too, I didn't realize there were owls this big! 


The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett: A Novel By Annie Lyons Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063026070
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 19th, 2021

For lovers of Fredrik Backman. This book is like A Man Called Ove, but from the life and memories of an 85 year old woman. 


Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky #1) By Rebecca Roanhorse Cover Image
$27.99
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ISBN: 9781534437678
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 13th, 2020

An epic high fantasy that follows several different characters, throughout different points in time as they are all set to converge on the day of a solar eclipse. The fate of all of their worlds will be decided on this day. An incredible story and great listen on libro.fm, but definitely something you have to pay attention to avoid missing important details! 


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The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book One By David A. Robertson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735266100
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Puffin Canada - September 8th, 2020

Hatchet meets Percy Jackson in this adventure, where Cree mythology comes to life. I listened to this book on Libro.fm and loved learning how to pronounce the Cree words that I otherwise would have failed at. Another unique feature is that there are actually good foster parents! (A true rarity in middle reader books)


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Everything Comes Next: Collected and New Poems By Naomi Shihab Nye Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063013452
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 29th, 2020

An amazing collection of poetry for kids and adults. Lovers of Shel Silverstein will appreciate this clever and fun book that was sometimes so raw I found myself crying. My favorite is Museum on page 54!


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Cheeky: A Head-to-Toe Memoir By Ariella Elovic Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635574524
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - December 8th, 2020

This is a  laugh-out-load guide to loving yourself, literally warts and all. Ariella doesn't hold back any details, and everyone with a body can relate to her discoveries, from excretions to seductions. Her funky illustrations are the cherry on top!


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Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl By Jonathan C. Slaght Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374228484
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

Not every scientist is very good at telling stories, but I have found that ornithologists are the exception- I loved learning about the ecology of the Russian forests, as well as the culture and people who live there. The owls themselves are fascinating too, I didn't realize there were owls this big! 


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Cheeky: A Head-to-Toe Memoir By Ariella Elovic Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635574524
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - December 8th, 2020

This is a  laugh-out-load guide to loving yourself, literally warts and all. Ariella doesn't hold back any details, and everyone with a body can relate to her discoveries, from excretions to seductions. Her funky illustrations are the cherry on top!


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Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl By Jonathan C. Slaght Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374228484
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

Not every scientist is very good at telling stories, but I have found that ornithologists are the exception- I loved learning about the ecology of the Russian forests, as well as the culture and people who live there. The owls themselves are fascinating too, I didn't realize there were owls this big! 


The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett: A Novel By Annie Lyons Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063026070
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 19th, 2021

For lovers of Fredrik Backman. This book is like A Man Called Ove, but from the life and memories of an 85 year old woman. 


Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky #1) By Rebecca Roanhorse Cover Image
$27.99
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9781534437678
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 13th, 2020

An epic high fantasy that follows several different characters, throughout different points in time as they are all set to converge on the day of a solar eclipse. The fate of all of their worlds will be decided on this day. An incredible story and great listen on libro.fm, but definitely something you have to pay attention to avoid missing important details! 


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The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book One By David A. Robertson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735266100
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Puffin Canada - September 8th, 2020

Hatchet meets Percy Jackson in this adventure, where Cree mythology comes to life. I listened to this book on Libro.fm and loved learning how to pronounce the Cree words that I otherwise would have failed at. Another unique feature is that there are actually good foster parents! (A true rarity in middle reader books)


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Everything Comes Next: Collected and New Poems By Naomi Shihab Nye Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063013452
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 29th, 2020

An amazing collection of poetry for kids and adults. Lovers of Shel Silverstein will appreciate this clever and fun book that was sometimes so raw I found myself crying. My favorite is Museum on page 54!


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Cheeky: A Head-to-Toe Memoir By Ariella Elovic Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635574524
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - December 8th, 2020

This is a  laugh-out-load guide to loving yourself, literally warts and all. Ariella doesn't hold back any details, and everyone with a body can relate to her discoveries, from excretions to seductions. Her funky illustrations are the cherry on top!


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Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl By Jonathan C. Slaght Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374228484
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

Not every scientist is very good at telling stories, but I have found that ornithologists are the exception- I loved learning about the ecology of the Russian forests, as well as the culture and people who live there. The owls themselves are fascinating too, I didn't realize there were owls this big! 


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Cheeky: A Head-to-Toe Memoir By Ariella Elovic Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635574524
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - December 8th, 2020

This is a  laugh-out-load guide to loving yourself, literally warts and all. Ariella doesn't hold back any details, and everyone with a body can relate to her discoveries, from excretions to seductions. Her funky illustrations are the cherry on top!


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Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl By Jonathan C. Slaght Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374228484
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

Not every scientist is very good at telling stories, but I have found that ornithologists are the exception- I loved learning about the ecology of the Russian forests, as well as the culture and people who live there. The owls themselves are fascinating too, I didn't realize there were owls this big! 


The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett: A Novel By Annie Lyons Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063026070
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 19th, 2021

For lovers of Fredrik Backman. This book is like A Man Called Ove, but from the life and memories of an 85 year old woman. 


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Cheeky: A Head-to-Toe Memoir By Ariella Elovic Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635574524
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - December 8th, 2020

This is a  laugh-out-load guide to loving yourself, literally warts and all. Ariella doesn't hold back any details, and everyone with a body can relate to her discoveries, from excretions to seductions. Her funky illustrations are the cherry on top!


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Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl By Jonathan C. Slaght Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374228484
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

Not every scientist is very good at telling stories, but I have found that ornithologists are the exception- I loved learning about the ecology of the Russian forests, as well as the culture and people who live there. The owls themselves are fascinating too, I didn't realize there were owls this big! 


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Cheeky: A Head-to-Toe Memoir By Ariella Elovic Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635574524
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - December 8th, 2020

This is a  laugh-out-load guide to loving yourself, literally warts and all. Ariella doesn't hold back any details, and everyone with a body can relate to her discoveries, from excretions to seductions. Her funky illustrations are the cherry on top!


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Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl By Jonathan C. Slaght Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374228484
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

Not every scientist is very good at telling stories, but I have found that ornithologists are the exception- I loved learning about the ecology of the Russian forests, as well as the culture and people who live there. The owls themselves are fascinating too, I didn't realize there were owls this big! 


The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett: A Novel By Annie Lyons Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063026070
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 19th, 2021

For lovers of Fredrik Backman. This book is like A Man Called Ove, but from the life and memories of an 85 year old woman.