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Deep River Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780802125385
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - July 2nd, 2019

Amazing characters and regionaly history. One of my top 10 books of the year.


Review by Robert

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The Arc of a Scythe Trilogy: Scythe; Thunderhead; The Toll Cover Image
$58.99
ISBN: 9781534461536
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 19th, 2019

The best young adult dystopian trilogy of the decade, great for anyone ready to get immersed into a fantastic series.


Review by Ashley

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The New Plant Parent: Develop Your Green Thumb and Care for Your House-Plant Family Cover Image
By Darryl Cheng, Darryl Cheng (By (photographer))
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419732393
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Abrams Image - March 19th, 2019

No need to come up with something, I have your perfect gift: book and houseplant combo! Get a cute pot, an adorable pilea or snake plant (take into consideration the recipients thumb-hue), and this fantastic book! The knowledge in here will be helpful for newbies and masters alike, and has beautiful photos and helpful illustrations on nearly every aspect of plant-parenthood.


Review by Ashley

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Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399563249
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Penguin Press - October 10th, 2017

Expansive collection of the best work from the beloved late poet. You'll find yourself thinking about the images here long after you've read, and it will be difficult to not re-read.


Review by Connor

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Rusty Brown (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780375424328
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Published: Pantheon - September 24th, 2019

You can feel the twelve years it took to create this intricate and ingenious contrivance of a comic, in which Chris Ware mines familiar themes of alienation, longing, and being a poorly socialized misfit that gets beaten up by jocks using an extraordinarily sophisticated comics syntax that rewards multiple rereadings.


Review by Stephen

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Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives—and Save Theirs Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781616205607
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Published: Algonquin Books - November 5th, 2019

I love this book because Louv doesn’t lecture the reader. The focus is not on what we might be doing wrong, but on all the ways humans and other animals have done well together—and why. It covers childhood pets, wild encounters, studies of our mutual makeup, ways of communicating, and more! If anything, this combination of diverse anecdotes and research encourages awe  and open observation when we connect with nature, and an acknowledgement of the benefits therein. 


Review by Katelynn

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A Winter's Promise: Book One of the Mirror Visitor Quartet Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781609454838
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Published: Europa Editions - September 25th, 2018

I absolutely lose my mind over an immersive YA fantasy and A Winter's Promise is simply the most breathtaking, cozy, sweeping fantasy novel I've ever come across. Think the Golden Compass meets Pride and Prejudice meets Harry Potter. It's an obvious yes for the whimsical, young adult reader in your life.


Review by Claire

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High School Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374169947
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Published: MCD - September 24th, 2019

For every young creative who is just trying to find their place in the world. Reading this feels like you’re reading the diary of your best friend.


Review by Rosa

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Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780451497017
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 22nd, 2019

This is the cookbook of the season. Buy it for newlyweds, buy it for yourself, buy it for babies who will probably cook in the future.


Review by Kitri

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The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385541213
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Published: Doubleday - November 5th, 2019

I recommend sinking into The Starless Sea and luxuriating there. This is not a book to rush. The scope is enormous, the plot is stranger and intricate. This book will take you may places and you'll have to trust it but you should you're in very good hands. I found it delicious and rewarding.


Review by Allie

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