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1984 Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780452262935
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Published: Berkley - April 1st, 1983

This novel makes you think about the society that you live in with a fine-tooth comb. It is a very anti-authoritarian novel, and I think many of the motifs can apply to our day to day lives as americans and beyond. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that is interested in politics, social justice, or just anything that influences our society.


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Big Girl, Small Town Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643750897
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 1st, 2020

If you like dry, dark humor, this is the book for you. Taking place in Northern Ireland, this novel takes you through Majella's ordinary life when a murder happens in her small town that completely changes her daily life. A good read (or listen) if you like the show Derry Girls or just like Irish humor.


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Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781984826961
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 20th, 2020

Wow does Claire's personality shine through in this! I've been a fan of hers since she was in Bon Appetit and these recipes definitely show who she truly is as a pastry chef rather than just making gourmet snickers and whatnot. Great book for anyone who wants to step up their pastry game!


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Dumplings and Noodles: Bao, Gyoza, Biang Biang, Ramen – and Everything In Between Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781787135376
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - August 25th, 2020

A great cookbook for anyone interested in chinese cooking. The recipes are really easy to pick up once you get the techniques down and they are really tasty as well! Makes really complex recipes seem easy.


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Everyday Korean: Fresh, Modern Recipes for Home Cooks Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781682681145
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Published: Countryman Press - November 7th, 2017

This is such a wonderful cookbook for anyone wanting to explore korean food. There are many recipes that are great for palates that aren't used to korean flavors, and also some recipes for the more adventurous. The bulgogi meatballs are a family favorite and the candied baby potatoes are so addicting!


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How Are We Going to Explain This?: Our Future on a Hot Earth Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982163136
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Published: Scribner - November 17th, 2020

Ignorance is bliss I suppose; not really when the world is literally ending right before our eyes. Mommers writes about true hope and reassurance about the actions that can be taken to support a sustainable economy while not killing the very planet we call home. This book speaks more to the climate change deniers than it does to the people that already believe that change is necessary. 


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In Case You Get Hit by a Bus: How to Organize Your Life Now for When You're Not Around Later Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781523510474
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - December 22nd, 2020

It's the topic no one wants to talk about... death, but it is the only sure thing in life (and taxes). Even though I'm in my 20's, I still think that it is important to plan for anything that might happen (like getting hit by a bus). This book showed all the little details of what you should do before you go to make sure that your loved ones are not burdened with things after you're gone.


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Inner Witch: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143133544
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Published: TarcherPerigee - September 4th, 2018

A great book for anyone interested in witchcraft. It teaches a lot of the basics in such an understanding way. Gabriela really makes it personable and simple so that everyone can integrate magick into our daily lives. 


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Little Women (Puffin in Bloom) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780147514011
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Published: Puffin Books - August 28th, 2014

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Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780804187060
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 6th, 2020

Another great cookbook from Ina. She really does take a fresh spin on  classics. Like all of Ina's recipes, they are clean and sleek and ready for your next dinner party. This would make a great gift to someone who loves to entertain!


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Momofuku Milk Bar: A Cookbook Cover Image
By Christina Tosi, David Chang (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780307720498
Availability: Backordered-may become available again soon
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 25th, 2011

Chef Tosi does a great job of baking nostalgia into great desserts. She combines flavors that just sing of childhood, but she makes it in a way that has so much sophistication and whimsy. A really great baking cookbook for any person with a young heart.


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By Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143039983
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 28th, 2006

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The Home Edit Life: The No-Guilt Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything Cover Image
$28.50
ISBN: 9780593138304
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 15th, 2020

This put me on such an organizational kick! Ever since they put out their Netflix series, I have been organizing my entire life from the apps on my phone to my closet and this book just accelerates the process. If you just need a boost in your organizational skills then this is the book for you.


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Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear . . . and Why Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781612196480
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Published: Melville House - August 29th, 2017

This is a great analysis of women in media. It goes into the history of how women have always been perceived as total trainwrecks since  the beginning of time and have been held to different standards than men. A really great read for an analysis of women in western culture.  


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White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982134419
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Published: Atria Books - January 5th, 2021

A great critique of modern feminism in the fact that it is not as inclusive as it should most definitely be. This wave of feminism, while trying to be better, tends to forget of our BIPOC sisters. In this book, it explores how this tendency has been carried from the beginning of the feminist movement. It does a wonderful job at explaining how to make feminism more intersectional and points out that women can't win the fight of gender equality until all races and ethnicities are included.