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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

Hart completely deserves a drink after the fun and hilarity of this memoir! Even if you’ve never seen this YouTube starlet, whose videos I highly recommend, you will fall in love with this irreverent and touching story of how she got to be so awesome and so hung over. I laughed, I drank, I loved this book! Pro Tip: Do not skip the introduction of this book, totally worth it.
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Jax
By Mamrie Hart, Grace Helbig (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780142181676
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Published: Plume Books - May 26th, 2015

Master of humor and heart, Nick Hornby curated this hilarious and heart-wrenching collection of short stories as a benefit for TreeHouse, a UK school for severely autistic kids--one of whom is Hornby's son. These pieces come together in a satisfyingly on- point blend of wit and tenderness, from some of today's most admired voices in fiction.
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Julia
By Nick Hornby (Editor)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781573228589
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 2001

This book has it all—lovely queer Victorian heroines and a series of misunderstandings convoluted enough to rival Shakespeare. Susan agrees to pose as Maud's maid to steal her substantial inheritance, but develops affection, and then something deeper, for her target. Then disaster strikes as one girl is held captive while the other is sent to a madhouse. A breathless read.
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Andrea
$16.00
ISBN: 9781573229722
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 2002

Aerin, the king's daughter, can't seem to perform magic and isn’t suited to court and castle life. So she takes her father's old war horse and some fireproof ointment, and decides to become a dragon-slayer. The way her personal story effortlessly unfolds alongside that of the kingdom's greater struggle against evil is a mark of McKinley's divine storytelling.
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Andrea
$6.99
ISBN: 9780141309811
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Published: Puffin Books - October 2nd, 2000

I’m a little obsessed with knitting, yarn, and pretty much everything surrounding the craft. So I just had to read this book about Georgia, the single mom who owns a yarn store, and the band of misfits she pulls into a regular knitting circle. The book is funny, poignant and an ultimately heart-warming story about the power of friendship—and yarn!
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Jax
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425265260
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Published: Berkley Books - December 4th, 2012

One blustery day right before Lent, a woman and her daughter walk into a dreary little town and open a chocolate shop. From that moment, everyone’s lives are turned upside down. This is the novel I curl up with to dream of France, handsome men, and life- changing chocolate treats. Even if you’ve seen the movie, nothing beats the beauty and magic of this book.
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Jax
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140282030
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Published: Penguin Books - January 2000

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