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Elizabeth McCracken (National Book Award Finalist for her novel, The Giant's House) has a wonderful way of blending the astringent and sharp with that of deep tenderness and yearning. New in paperback, this story collection illustrates McCracken’s deep-felt vision of capturing the world empathetically but slightly askew. From the first story—fierce and wonderfully startling, McCracken tells an evocative and brittle but compassionate not-quite-ghost story about a grieving mother—to the title story that deals with a father’s acceptance of his daughter’s brain injury, McCracken writes with a no-holds-barred sensibility and the result is powerful, unique, and deeply admirable.  --S.M.C.

$16.00
ISBN: 9780812987676
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Published: Dial Press - August 18th, 2015

I found Poor Man’s Feast during a search for a down-to-earth food blog with recipes that would still feel accessible after a full day’s work. I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with the tone and lyricism of the actual writing, but to my delight that’s exactly what happened. The book is a perfect distillation of the blog, a story about turning away from excess and embracing something simpler, in and out of the kitchen.  --Kat

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ISBN: 9780425278352
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Published: Berkley Books - August 4th, 2015

Fall is graced by many cold, clear nights—perfect nights for spotting owls. In this poetic book, a man and his daughter walk far out into the quiet night woods, searching for owls under a full moon. This book is a classic, and reading it, it’s easy to understand why. The simple grace of the prose and the beautiful illustrations makes this book perfect for reading out loud. Ages 3+

--Flannery

By Jane Yolen, John Schoenherr (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399214578
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Published: Philomel Books - October 23rd, 1987

If you have a teen who’s interested in horror but isn’t ready for Stephen King, give them anything by Brennea Yovanoff. She definitely knows how to balance creepy with romance and wit, making her books perfect for any teen interested in the genre. The Replacement takes place in Gentry, where every few years a child is stolen and replaced. Mackie is one such replacement, and when circumstances pull him into the world he originally came from, Mackie could be the one to change everything. This is a great, creepy book filled with humor and music. I loved it. Ages 12+
P.S. If they are ready for Stephen King, I highly recommend Pet Semetary. Even King thinks that it’s his creepiest book!

--Flannery

$8.99
ISBN: 9781595143815
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Published: Razorbill - September 6th, 2011

Our young hero has a nightmare in his closet, and one night he decides it’s time to confront his nightmare, and waits up to catch it. When he does, he gets quite a surprise! This is a delightful picture book that seems scary but isn’t, and teaches the important lesson that sometimes something that seems frightening really isn’t. This is a complete classic, and I enjoy it every time I read it. Ages 3+

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Flannery
By Mercer Mayer, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140547122
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Published: Puffin Books - May 1992

“Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet…” With these two lines, Ng begins an emotional page-turner as the Lee family comes undone by the mysterious death of their beloved daughter. Each must struggle with their own truths and secrets, expectations and disappointments, in a world where race and gender issues play out in constant otherness. Heartbreaking and hopeful, beautifully written, this cinematic debut is a must-read.

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Melinda
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143127550
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Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2015

For such a simple seasoning, salt has an impressive lineage. From preserving meat (in pantries and tombs alike) to acting as currency, salt is way more bad-ass than what your table-top condiment is letting on.
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Rachel
$18.00
ISBN: 9780142001615
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Published: Penguin Books - January 28th, 2003

An unflinching account of the kidnapping and imprisonment of these young women, held for a decade by a madman, Enduring unimaginable physical and psychological torture, they outlasted their tormentor and escaped to freedom. This is not a whitewashed version of their story. It is clear-eyed and deep.
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Jill
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525427650
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Published: Viking - April 27th, 2015

If you have indoor cats, chances are they get pretty nutty sometimes (or all the time). Luckily, the solution can be as simple as providing the appropriate furnishings, and Jackson Galaxy, the amazing host of My Cat from Hell, has provided a guide to catifying your home. Make your house the most cat friendly place it can be with this awesome book!

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Flannery
$21.95
ISBN: 9780399166013
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Published: Tarcher - October 14th, 2014

A philosopher-turned-mechanic spectacular manifesto in defense of manual labor is disconcertingly pertinent as our lives become more digitized and our minds more numbed—and lost is the ability to make or repair anything tangible. Working with one’s hands, Shop Class demands, is the key to intellectual stimulation, economic independence, and human flourishing.

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Julia
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143117469
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Published: Penguin Books - April 27th, 2010

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