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The Artist's Way Starter Kit By Julia Cameron Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781585429288
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Published: TarcherPerigee - December 29th, 2011

Live the Artist's Way! I've been doing Morning Pages for 30 years, and you should too ;)

- Wendy


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Birding Is My Favorite Video Game: Cartoons about the Natural World from Bird and Moon By Rosemary Mosco Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781449489120
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - April 17th, 2018

Animals try to rescue the last Attenborough (an endangered species & the last of his kind). Turkeys flirt. Crickets play tiny violins. Ants give each other pep talks. This pocket collection of webcomics is the perfect pick-me-up for anyone who enjoys birds or biology!

- Murphy


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Geneva: A Novel By Richard Armitage Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781639365401
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Published: Pegasus Crime - October 12th, 2023

Acclaimed British actor Richard Armitage’s (The Hobbit, The Stranger, Fool Me Once) début novel is a fast-paced, intricate thriller set in the ruthless world of biotech. Picturesque Switzerland is the setting for this masterfully written novel which is like a downhill ski race taking the reader on an exhilarating up and down journey with a crafty cast of characters keeping the reader guessing up until the end.

- Nathan


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The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession By David Grann Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307275905
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Published: Vintage - January 11th, 2011

You've read his books about lost cities, murderous reigns of terror, and mutiny on the high seas, but did you know he wrote about a professional imposter, the hunt for the giant squid, and the people tunneling hundreds of feet beneath New York City?

- John


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The Garden Maker's Book of Wonder: 162 Recipes, Crafts, Tips, Techniques, and Plants to Inspire You in Every Season By Allison Vallin Kostovick Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781635865318
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - August 29th, 2023

A charming book for the chaos gardeners among us.

- Stacey


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The Book of Accidents: A Novel By Chuck Wendig Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399182150
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Published: Del Rey - March 15th, 2022

A modern masterpiece of horror. Twisting and dark, mixing familial trauma, coming of age, and terror so well-it's truly sublime. Don't let the length deter you- you will fly through these pages at a dead sprint.

- Jen


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The End of the World Is a Cul de Sac: Stories By Louise Kennedy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593540923
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Published: Riverhead Books - December 5th, 2023

Best accompanied with Linger by the Cranberries (specifically the acoustic version!) playing softly on repeat in the background, this book is for those who celebrate March as a month for the Irish, and devastatingly bleak weather that teases us with the idea of the spring to come.

- Emma

 


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The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap By Stephanie Coontz Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780465098835
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Published: Basic Books - March 29th, 2016

It’s an election year - do you have your talking points ready? This updated mythbusting classic explores how nostalgia has skewed our perception of gender roles, government assistance, and child rearing — and gives evidence that people who pine for “greater” times are yearning for a past that never existed.

- Rachael


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The Last Word: A Novel By Taylor Adams Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063222892
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Published: William Morrow - April 25th, 2023

Have you ever written a one star review? Well in this book, a woman finds herself being hunted by the author of a book she one starred! A fun and twisty thriller that will leave you wondering if the dog will survive until the end. (Spoiler Alert if you need it..... The dog lives!)

- Connor


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Faust I & II, Volume 2: Goethe's Collected Works - Updated Edition (Princeton Classics #5) By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Stuart Atkins (Editor), Stuart Atkins (Translator) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780691162294
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Published: Princeton University Press - April 6th, 2014

Little different than reading Shakespeare for the strength of its poetry.

- James


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The Parliament By Aimee Pokwatka Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250820976
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Published: Tordotcom - January 16th, 2024

Full disclosure: this book made me weep like a child. This is a book about grief, and trauma, and how that changes us, especially as children. It's a shockingly plausible horror story interwoven with a fantasy story that both rescues and reflects our protagonists from their own story.

- Katherine


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You, Again: A Novel By Kate Goldbeck Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593448120
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - September 12th, 2023

Very few romance books draw me in. You, Again did that from the start! A fumbling comedian, a criticized chef, and multiple unexpected chance meetings set within New York City? What more could you ask for?

- Kaliisha


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One of Ours (Vintage Classics) By Willa Cather Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780679737445
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Published: Vintage - November 5th, 1991

The book for which she won the Pulitzer Prize in 1923.

- Robin


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The Warm Hands of Ghosts: A Novel By Katherine Arden Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593128251
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Published: Del Rey - February 13th, 2024

Ghosts and the Great War collide in this humorous, heartbreaking speculative novel, in which a combat nurse searches for her missing brother. In the fall of 1917, Freddie Iven wakes after an explosion to find himself trapped underground with a wounded enemy soldier. In the early winter of 1918, Laura Iven receives a notice that her brother has died in combat, but something about it doesn't make any sense. In a world torn apart by war, the two siblings must decide whether life is still worth fighting for.

- Engel


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The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone By Olivia Laing Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250118035
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Published: Picador - June 6th, 2017

"You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavour to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by millions of people.” By exploring the private lives of prolific artists who used loneliness as a lens through which to view the world and art as a vehicle to express this confusing, complicated, and paradoxical emotion, Olivia Laing takes a closer look into the meaningful ways in which loneliness shapes our understanding of humanity.

- Cindy


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