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"I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else."
--Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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The Hike Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399563850
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Published: Viking - August 2nd, 2016

The Hike grabbed my attention from the first chapter and didn't let go! Fast-paced, funny and bizarre, with fairy tale themes throughout, it follows Ben as he goes for a hike around a small country hotel and ends up way off the path in a seemingly magical land. Is it all in his head; did he really go that far off the trail? You'll keep reading just to find out what happens next (you won't believe it!) and yet it's so entertaining that you don't want it to end. One of my favorite books of the year, The Hike has a little something for everyone. And don't forget to stay on the path!


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Dark Days: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780306825095
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Published: Da Capo Press - July 12th, 2016

This memoir from the vocalist of metal band Lamb of God explains the story of how he was imprisoned in Prague following the accidental death of a fan. So well written and full of voice and character!


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How to Set a Fire and Why Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101911754
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Published: Vintage - June 13th, 2017

I found this novel absolutely captivating. I loved the writing style and wave of emotions throughout. This novel has really stuck with me and I find myself thinking about it even months after finishing it.


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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812984965
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - August 18th, 2015

An utterly important book that should be required reading. A look at the justice system and how it takes advantage of minorities, the poor, and women and children.  Heartbreaking and eye- opening. Unforgettable! You have to read this book.


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The Trees Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781632862839
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 2nd, 2016

Amazing writing!  


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Bait: Off-Color Stories for You to Color Cover Image
By Chuck Palahniuk, Duncan Fegredo (Illustrator), Lee Bermejo (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781506703114
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Published: Dark Horse Books - October 25th, 2016

Not only do we get new short stories from Chuck Palahniuk, but we can color them too!


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A Child of Books Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763690779
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 6th, 2016

A breathtakingly beautiful book feautring illustrations made from text from classic stories. The story is sweet and important about the power of stories and imagination. Amazing!


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Human Acts Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781101906729
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Published: Hogarth Press - January 17th, 2017

Poetic and beautifully written and translated, these interconnected stories tell of the lives affected by the violent Gwangju Uprising in South Korea in 1980 when government troops killed hundreds of civilians following the assassination of President Park Chung-hee in 1979. It is violent and visceral, but so moving and important.


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The Shrike Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781607069621
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Published: Image Comics - May 13th, 2014

The first volume in a gorgeous supernatural western graphic novel series. I recommend reading it twice in order to absorb all of the intricate details.


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Pretty Deadly, Volume 2: The Bear Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781632156945
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Published: Image Comics - August 30th, 2016

The second volume in a gorgeous supernatural western graphic novel series. I recommend reading it twice in order to absorb all of the intricate details.


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Such Small Hands Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781945492006
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Published: Transit Books - April 11th, 2017

Such Small Hands is an exquisitely dark story about a young girl who goes to an orphanage after her parents are killed in a car accident. Marina is an outcast to the other girls; they love her from afar but are cruel to her during the day. At night however, Marina makes up a game; one with a violent end. With striking, lyrical prose, Barba brings us into the minds of these young girls and the unsettling business of childhood. Phenomenal and unforgettable.


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Girl in the Dark: A Memoir of a Life Without Light Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101872123
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Published: Anchor Books - February 23rd, 2016

Anna had a normal life: a good job, a blossoming relationship, and her own apartment. But when she becomes severely sensitive to light of any kind, her world is turned upside down. She must black out the windows with foil and tape and must stay in complete darkness otherwise her skin burns as if a blow torch is touching her.  She can only periodically go outside at dusk and can barely make it to medical appointments to find out exactly what is going on with her skin. In order to stave off the boredom of being stuck inside in the dark, she listens to audio books and plays word games in her head. This memoir is lyrically written, insightful, and compelling. You won't forget it.