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Borne of Grief and Flow: A journey of grief and healing after the loss of my love. By Becky Gibler Cover Image
$47.99
ISBN: 9781667870526
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: BookBaby - January 23rd, 2023

Pairing breathtaking photography of the Seattle area with poignant prose, local author/photographer Becky Gibler takes readers on a deeply personal journey through grief after losing her partner of 19 years. It is deeply moving and I would highly suggest it to anyone who is mourning someone they love. Becky has accomplished something incredible here. While the book features an LGBTQ+ relationship (which is not often depicted in this genre) she proves that, truly, love is love. This book is for anyone who has loved or lost and I thank her for writing it.


Review by Brandon

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Hollow Kingdom By Kira Jane Buxton Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781538745830
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 7th, 2020

It all starts right here in Ravenna where S.T., a foul-mouthed domesticated crow, tells us the story of the demise of the human race. What does S.T. stand for, you ask? Something I cannot write here in this review. This book is touching and absolutely hilarious. An essential read for Seattlites, animal lovers, environmentalists, and fans of the zombie apocalypse. 


Review by Jess

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Hollow Kingdom By Kira Jane Buxton Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781538745830
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 7th, 2020

Is it absurd to use a domesticated crow and his blood hound sidekick to tell the story of a zombie apocalypse? Or just absurd that no one has ever thought to create such a hilariously profane avian hero, in the midst of an identity crisis and spurred on by a love for Cheetos? Either way, "Hollow Kingdom" is a glorious Seattle receptacle where the movie “Zombieland” and the book “The Truth About Animals” are tossed together with the anthropomorphized voices of the urban animal kingdom. Now, my only hope is that this clever cast of characters will rescue my cat when I succumb to the pull of my phone and the audiobook read in the many voices of Robert Petkoff.


Review by Katelynn