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Sisters: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593188958
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Riverhead Books - August 25th, 2020

I always come back to one word when it comes to Daisy Johnson's writing: feral. It's coated in muck and nettles, and moves like wounded animal still hungry for a hunt - desperate and disjointed as it builds up momentum until the frenetic moment when the words bite down with bloody fangs and send everything reeling. I texted my friend immediately after closing Johnson's newest sibling psychological horror with a single excited phrase - Sisters just punched me in the gut.


Review by Sarah C.

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Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781523506644
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 2nd, 2019

If life has sucked out all of your creative energy like a vampire with no self control, this is the pep talk you need. It's a reminder to treasure what inspires you and to savor the act of making something. Try a different medium, use your hands, cut, paste, paint, type, etc. Let it fill you up whether it turns into something good or bad, it doesn't really matter at this moment, just make something. It's also a reminder that while you can't control when you'll have a stroke of genius sent by the muses, you can control your routine, your workspace, and small actions that will make you more likely to create. I highly recommend this book for any creative who needs a pick me up right now.  


Review by Nicole

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The Secret Lives of Color Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143131144
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Penguin Books - October 24th, 2017

This book will take you over, through, and beyond the rainbow. Happy 20/20!


Review by Elisabeth